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Laura Stone

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  1. Thanks! I thought the icons were just illustrative
  2. Hi Tamsin, I can't find the option for 'by instance' or 'by style' when I edit the style plug-in object. Can you tell me where to find those settings? Thanks
  3. When I create a new sheet layer and drop in a title block style the title block border settings for margins and grids in that style are not copied through, resulting in tedious changes to each individual sheet. Am I missing something?
  4. Nearly 8 years later and Vectorworks still haven't provided a solution to this. The paving texture has chosen to render at about 30° to where it should be, so there isn't even a way to rotate the texture image as a workaround.
  5. Also so that 'top' rail can be below the top of the pales (frame verticals) e.g. like a picket fence
  6. Thanks very much for that, looks like a good workaround I do think Nemetschek need to up their game on this one, we have been using the fence/railing tool because it is quick to use and very handy for giving an accurate layout, including post positions, in 2D whilst allowing us to share IFC models with other consultants on BIM projects. To have a tool that can't produce a normal railing type like the above without lots of workarounds is really poor and I would want it to be able to follow site contours using send to surface or similar. Laura
  7. How does the railing/fencing tool create a standard vertical bar railing like this one?
  8. More for the fence wishlist: Top rail, bottom rail and intermedate rails all individually contolled please! Ability to offset the 'frame bars' (this is a really poor and misleading name) from the rails like a real fence As others have posted, ability to follow slope either by stepping or sloping
  9. I have a similar issue sp2 on vw2019, VW will go into a spin when a SINGLE INSTANCE of a symbol is selected, or if I place a symbol. If I select 2 or more symbols there is no issue. Spinning beachball for 2-3 minutes then works it out, but it is extremely frustrating.
  10. Thanks! That will teach me to have something switched on that I don't understand. That avatar looks good....
  11. VW 2018 is very reluctant to pick up center/centre points. I have to zoom right in to pick up a top, bottom, left or right center and it's really slowing me up. Is anyone else having this issue? It's all set to pick these up in the snapping palette and preferences and didn't have problems in previous versions.
  12. Also having problems with the OIP since installing 2018. Particular issue with the data tab which refuses to display which records are attached to the selected object. When this happens I cannot move the bar between the formats and the input section. Undocking the OIP seems to allow the display to act normally, but I want to have it docked.
  13. Have this issue in a different scenario, 2D symbols from VW 2016 containing arcs when imported keep flipping over. Assume when the bug fix is done it will address this? In the meantime the 179.9° trick does seem to resolve it for my cricket outfields
  14. As an addendum it would be good if the docked palettes could stay at the width and proportion that I left them. Laura
  15. The resource browser works best widened out so would be helpful if it could be docked across the bottom of the other palettes that I have in two columns, as if they were 'merged' in a spreadsheet. At the moment I have it undocked as a workaround.
  16. We really need to have hardscape objects with component buildup that fit to undulating contours - something like a texture bed with 3D projection beneath. Even better if the 3D component acts as a site modifier allowing true cut and fill to be calculated. I've just been watching Design Software Solutions' webinar and I can see that hardscape works fine if you have a very simple and straightforwardly sloped area to deal with. Unfortunately that's rarely the case in real life, for instance usually if fitting to existing levels at the edge of a site or an existing building the slopes are going to be in many different directions and frequently undulating. Hardscapes such as tarmac and block paving do not have to slope to even gradients and frequently don't. I'm being asked by clients whether I can provide BIM information on landscape buildups for some of my projects now and am having to tell them that I can only give them existing and proposed site models.
  17. Just upgraded and all of my EPSF logos in title blocks have turned into grey boxes with strikethrough. Tried to re-import but get the same result. Any ideas?
  18. Thanks Tamsin, That was it. 87Mb IFC file now exported! Laura
  19. I'm trying to work out what it is that allows a site model to export to IFC. I have made a simple file that exported correctly, but when I copy and paste the the site model into a new VW file nothing will induce it to export. I've enclosed the files as zips - it is cone new that won't export anything useful. Any ideas where I'm going wrong? Just experimenting, I actually want to export a much much bigger site model.
  20. Thanks all, First I tried doing the loft surface for my base shape (the original one was a curve extracted from a cone with the top lopped off). No joy. Then I removed the base from my array objects (they were solid additions). That did the trick with a few adjustments. Also tried the double hex but found it more difficult to control. So in conclusion must use extrudes and not solid additions. Laura
  21. I'm trying to get a surface array to work on a 3D surface and instead of scaling and distorting the array objects as I think it is supposed to VW 2015 is overlapping them. The file is too big to add so I've included a pdf
  22. Can't understand why we don't have this already


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