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  2. hello , me again - feel like i have a question every week at the moment. I have a question regarding layer filters. I am just getting into them, and quite honestly they seem awesome. My one gripe is that i like to often set my layers visability to 'active only' and then scroll down through the layers to see each layer at a time. I scroll using command+dwn arrow. (not sure of the command on windows) When i scroll down like this without a filter, it goes down onto the next layer. I assumed the same would happen when a filter is applied however it selects the layers which have been filtered out still. Is there anyway to turn off this so command+dwn arrow only scrolls through visible layers? thanks
  3. ...still hoping for some feedback on this topic if anyone has any insights / recommendations on the above points. Thanks in advance, and hope everyone is well!
  4. @LeeElston I tried your file and have no issues with Vectorworks 2020 SP3.1 See file attached. revit-test.vwx
  5. Please let us rotate hybrid objects in 3D. I know there are plenty of workarounds, but each of them are many steps more complicated than simply allowing me to create a hybrid object and rotate it without destroying its functionality. I don't know of any good reason to disallow this.
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  7. Just came across this thread - maybe with a tag @Marissa Farrell will see this and perhaps still has this Marionette saved somewhere? (although the Multiple Extrude approach mentioned earlier is also a nice solution)
  8. Having an issue exporting a MVR file for vision. The project is semi large, at least with the architecture. I tried having only necessary layers open, but it gets to about 75%-85% and then doesn't respond. Anyone know what I could try differently? I'm using a student version of 2020 on my Razor Blade i7 and have 16g ram, so I would think that processing would not be an issue, but I could be wrong. VW File here
  9. I am looking for the volume of the bounding box of an object, whether it be truss, lighting device, generic symbol, etc. Thanks.
  10. What do you mean? A truss is mostly open airspace. Do you want the volume of the "solid" parts of the truss? Or do you want the volume of the outline of the truss? Or do you want to volume of the rectangular bounding box of the truss? Too many options to help without knowing more about what you really want and why.
  11. Does anyone have a good idea on how I can get the cubic feet of a symbol? I have truss symbols, lighting devices, custom symbols, video symbols, etc and would like to get a field in a worksheet that has the cubic feet of each item in my model so I can get totals. Any thoughts? Thanks, Maxwell
  12. The way I figured this was to create a Report of all the fields in the Wide Flange - 3D object in a worksheet. I then changed the Series and Sizes and recalculated to see which field gave the data that was desired. Glad to help. :-) And I will take you up on the pint sometime.
  13. fabrica

    Data tag help

    brilliant! virtual pint on the way to you once pubs open again!
  14. Try this: Set up your Data Tag to display the Custom Size Field. Manually edit in the Current Tag Field Definition box and change the #isCustom# to #__Size_4#. There are two underscores in front of size and one after. For me this appears to work for Universal Columns. It appears that at least for the first 10 items in the Series list you can change the suffix on the __Size_ part of the tag with the number that matches the sort order of the Series list. I.E. AISC (Inch) is 1, BSI (Universal Beams) is 3, BSI (Universal Columns) is 4, etc. I don't know of a way to get a single tag to display the correct information for different Series. HTH.
  15. Try https://developer.vectorworks.net/index.php/VS:Str2Area
  16. @Kevin McAllister well this is bizarre. My document default is OpenGL. I didn't save that example file (of course), but now it's working as expected. I blame the VW gremlins 😈.
  17. Is this in wireframe or OpenGL? 3d objects usually display as unfilled in wireframe.... Kevin
  18. there's a free 2d cad package called libreCAD this does tangents circles to circles very easily, can then be imported to Vectorworks. Vectorworks has never been that good a drawing tangents
  19. Welcome to the club. Ask again the next time you get stuck. We are a pretty friendly bunch here. ;-)
  20. In my script, i return the area of a window in wall via GetRFlield. It returns a string with area units. Trying to convert it in a REAL with ValidNumStr gets no success. converting a length e.g. perimeter - no problem. Any idea. Code snippet: RFld := 0; if ValidNumStr(GetRField(symH, PIOName, Fld), value) then RFld := value;
  21. Hello MullinRJ, Sorry for the late reply, I don't know why but I don't get notified when a reply is posted ... Thanks a lot for your work, I'll try the plugin and will keep you informed of the results. Thanks again! Eric
  22. Seems like plenty of work-arounds. Here's another - and what I ended up doing: Use batch rename to prefix all of my classes in my target document. Copy and paste in place from source document to target document. Batch rename to prefix imported classes and objects. Remove the prefix from my original set of classes. Begin the sorting process.
  23. Of course it works as expected now. Vectorworks relaunch solved it. 😄 / ☹️
  24. Hmmm Vectorworks is up to date. Here's how things function for me currently:
  25. @Pat Stanford you are correct, the object had a line style of none, changed it to solid and it solved it.
  26. The Stakes are independent objects, so will not disappear when you are looking at the proposed model. However, if you have set them to be Existing, this simply means that they contain levels that should set the level for the Existing site. So, any elevation changes will not be included in the cut and fill calculation. You should always enclose site modifiers (Stakes or other) within a Grade Limit. You don't need one for each stake - just draw a single grade limit that encloses the whole site, and set this also to relate to the Existing site. The Grade Limit is a mode of the Site Modifiers tool. All modifiers should be enclosed within a Grade Limit, but they can all be enclosed by the same grade limit. You might find the following free training on Vectorworks University useful. The Site Design course includes a section on Site Modelling.
  27. I have exported a model file as a .rvt file which, although it hung for a while during the process, seems to have worked. However, when I try to re-import it to see what it looks like, Vectorworks, just freezes after about 19%, with the 'not responding' message and I have to force quit... I've attached the file so if someone else could try to see if they have the same issue, or advise what the problem might be.. Cheers 1187 Library Master rev.rvt
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