Jump to content
  • 0
Andrew Pollock

How about a closet Tool?

Question

My closets are almost always 24" deep. There are a multiple, but finite number of combinations of shelves, drawers, single/double hanging etc. A simple tool that inserts  a 3d BIM closet in-fill object would be really useful to me.

Share this post


Link to post

11 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

  • 0

@Andrew Pollock What about making a 3D symbol that employs the cabinet plug-ins? This is what I do for my Doctor Office Exam Rooms. Two basic symbols that I customize for each suite of exam rooms depending on the project.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
  • 0

I agree with Jim; For a finite number of variations, Symbols are the way yo go...

Share this post


Link to post
  • 0

In a large home, there will be many closets all of slightly different sizes. Very few exact repeats. Symbols wouldn't be efficient. I wish there was an un-styled closets symbol that worked like an un-styled window type.

 

Share this post


Link to post
  • 0
Posted (edited)

Have a look at the InteriorCAD XS plugin - infinite possibilities and you can save a standard design as a symbol and it remains parametric when reused from your library. It’s awesome for kitchens, bathrooms, wardrobe, built in units and office cabinetry.

https://en.extragroup.de/

Edited by Aspect_Design
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
  • 0
7 hours ago, Andrew Pollock said:

In a large home, there will be many closets all of slightly different sizes. Very few exact repeats. Symbols wouldn't be efficient. I wish there was an un-styled closets symbol that worked like an un-styled window type.

 

That's where plug-in style bridge the gap well.

 

Share this post


Link to post
  • 0

@Aspect_Design I showed IC to a client a few years ago & for some reason, (god only knows why)  they bought the software that their CAM dealer suggests (Bessiework maybe?) Anywho, I was very impressed with IC,  both how it works with VW & what it adds.  It would be a real improvement if VW came with IC as a module like RW or Landscape.

 

@Andrew Pollock I get that every closet is different; I worked on a home a few years back that had his & hers walk-ins that rival the main floor of my house in area. I also get that a PIO would likely make things easier, but if @Aspect_Design 's suggestion of using IC is overkill, you may want to consider a symbol or three. For example, a closet with interior dims of 600x1850 (2'x6') with generic walls and a generic door that includes several PIO's such as the Closet Rod, Utility Cabinet, Wall & Base Cabinet. In each room one could place the closet with all the classes turned on then as the symbol requires amending turn the symbol on the page to a Group to edit. Not as elegant as IC but, may take some of the drudgery out of the process. 

Share this post


Link to post
  • 0

@Aspect_Design Sheesh! between that & Windor it seems you have a better VW Experience than we do in the Great White North!   I spent days of un-billable hours attempting to build a pathway to Biesseworks for this client including working with the Biesseworks people.

Biesseworks is just plain evil.

Share this post


Link to post
  • 0

@Jim Smith / @Aspect_Design

 

Would be interested to hear how you get on. It looks really interesting but there isn't much information or videos showing how it actually works.

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


 

7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114

 

© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

×
×
  • Create New...