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Here's a link to a plugin that is being developed for sketchup that gives extensive control of framing members.

 

It would be great to see the framing tools in VW correct the numerous legacy bugs and take a leap forward.

 

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Agreed!

And @Diego-Resuelvectorworks point is spot on. Metal studs  sorely needed.

Also :

(1) in terms of appearance in plan, would be good to also have an option to show a cross in the middle of a stud, instead of just  a rectangular outline

(2) would be good have an option to automatically insert insulation between studs

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Was hoping the Framing tool would be made legacy in favour of improving Walls, Roofs and Slabs to include "Framed" components.

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@Matt Overton that is a great point! Currently framing doesn’t update with walls and roofs as the design changes. An updated wall, roof and slab tool would make this possible.

 

Would the Vectorworks employers who actively monitor this forum like to start a Wishlist Topic thread on the issue of how to improve wall, roof and slab tools so we can provide some end-user feedback on the topic?

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After long talks with people inside Vectorworks, the wall tool is very complicated to update because is part of the foundation of Vectorworks, and has a ton of legacy code that nobody what to mess with...

Maybe the solution is a new wall tool, build from the ground up like the Curtain Wall tool, to start replacing the legacy Wall tool.

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Correct! The way walls interact with framing and  finishes is best overhauled with a new tool.

 

We posted a topic on walls construction before, which is about the way walls are construction and how finishes are put over it- Our thought too was that it should be completely re-thought.

 

 

There are is so much useful user input and feedback on this forum for Vectorworks to improve its tools. Hence I reiterate the point that a dedicated moderator is imperative to collate these suggestions, offer return feedback and questions.

 

if VW employers don’t respond on this forum. We don’t know that you’re reading and understand our comments.

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19 minutes ago, Diego-Resuelvectorworks said:

After long talks with people inside Vectorworks, the wall tool is very complicated to update because is part of the foundation of Vectorworks, and has a ton of legacy code that nobody what to mess with...

Maybe the solution is a new wall tool, build from the ground up like the Curtain Wall tool, to start replacing the legacy Wall tool.

Yes has been talked about a few times.

 

Problem is Curtain wall also needs an overhaul not to be dog slow. 

Hopefully, someones been working in the background. 

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Thank you for feedback, I just submitted this wish under the following: VE-999656

Even though this is an internal # and might not mean much to you all, It will help me/us to keep you all informed of any progress.

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