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  1. Thanks so much for your help - the 3d polygon has done almost exactly what I needed ...... ideally I would be able to give it a thickness of 100mm but apart from that......at least I have something resembling a driveway with the contours about right. Always worth asking for help - there are a lot of people more experienced with Vectorworks than I am!
  2. slope is significant - the driveway will just be floating in space, I want it for the purposes of making the ground around the split level house look appropriate in some perspective views.
  3. I want to create a driveway - in an ideal world all I would need to do is draw a polygon or poly line the shape I want, then pick some points on the perimeter, give them a height and have the shape magically happen...... nothing is quite that simple though. Can anyone tell me which tool I should be trying to use and if what I am hoping for actually exists? Thanks
  4. I am trying to draw a 3d polygon and then apply a texture to it - I have successfully drawn the polygon, and when I click on it I can add a texture in the OIP, but then when I view it in 3d or 2d there is no texture to be seen. I have made sure that it is solid in the attributes palette. Is there something I am missing? My 3d polygon is the ground between paths which I have made using extrudes, but I can't do this with an extrude as it is not evenly sloped. Is there a different way I should be doing this? Is it possible to have a 3d polygon with a texture? I'd appreciate any help anyone can give me.
  5. I can't help - I wish I could, but I have the same sort of thing happening, but in new files as well. I have just updated a couple of viewports, only to have them disappear - all classes are set to visible. I'm also having trouble with other objects disappearing, and if I change class to another one and then unset and set "none class" then they come back, but not this time. Anyone help? I can't do any annotations to a viewport that I can't see!
  6. I am working on a project with 6 houses, which I have set up in separate files, and for some perspectives I have referenced those files into one separate file. In each of the 6 individual files I can view a perfect perspective with hatched walls and roof (hidden line view) but as soon as I look at a 3d view in the referenced file, the roofs all disappear and the walls are transparent. This happens as soon as I use the flyover tool. If I have a look at the front view for example then I have solid walls with no hatch showing (in hidden line) and no roof. Does anyone have any clue as to what is going on? I have wasted about 4 hours so far trying to work this out. I have checked and rechecked all the class and layer visibilities, and this is happening even with all of them set to visible. Even looking at the 6 houses in top view I can see all of the walls instead of the rendered roofs. I have the "use current documents class visibilities" button ticked in each referenced viewport. Anyone got any ideas of what I am missing? I woke up this morning (in NZ) hoping that it had magically fixed itself, but no luck 😕 Sharon
  7. I have what is likely to be a very simple fix - just it is not computing with me this morning... I have a very simple symbol - just a cross for spot levels - literally 2 diagonal lines. I want that symbol to take on the colour of the class I have put it on - eg: green for retaining walls, brown for ground level etc.... I have set the colour in the symbol to be class style. I then insert the symbol onto the retaining wall class and it is still black (the colour allocated to the none class that the symbol is made on). Can anyone tell me how to make it do what I want it to? Thanks Sharon
  8. I haven't managed to make a 2 step stair either - a bit of a pain when it's not uncommon to have a 300mm step down between floor levels - certainly in the residential buildings I tend to be doing. maybe eventually?.......
  9. I have just tried that... and it does. Guess I will have to copy everything to a new file. Thanks for the help. Sharon
  10. ok, I have just checked each roof face, and the only geometry in each one was a single polygon, so no stray bits and pieces there. I have just tried creating a new unedited roof on top of the walls, and it creates fine, I can see it in a 2D plan, it has solid fill visible in a 2D plan. I have it selected, and as soon as I go to a 3D view (in this case I have just tried a Right hand view) it disappears-I can still see the blue squares indicating I have something selected and the OIP says it is my roof. The roof is sitting directly on top of the walls, as indicated by the location of the blue squares. I have never had this happen before.... baffling.
  11. Nope, very close to origin - numbers are between 0-20000, so almost centred on origin.
  12. I have a very straightforward roof for a small house, which I created as a roof, then ungrouped so I could alter one roof face. I have done this many times before with no issues. This time however, I can only see the roof in 2D view, and as soon as I try to look at it in any 3D view it disappears - I can select the roof faces before changing the view and the OIP will say I have 7 roof faces selected, I just can't see any of them. I have tried fit to objects in case the roof faces are in a funny place, but still nothing shows up. Classes are all visible. Any clues? Sharon
  13. I have a multi unit residential development that I am currently drawing. There are 6 different small houses on one site, so following suggestions from others I have referenced them into my site plan so that I can have it all up to date, and it is working well.... except that I cannot work out how to control the visibility of the classes within that one file. I have the individual houses on the site plan as viewport in the site design layer, and then when I make the sheet layer with the whole site viewport, I can't seem to control the individual classes properly. Eg, if I don't want to show the walls of the houses, turning off the walls classes don't make them disappear unless I turn them off in the individual house viewports on the site design layer. Then they disappear from all viewports of the full site - which is not what I want - I only want them gone from some sheets, not all..... Here'd hoping that makes sense to someone. Any clues? Thanks Sharon
  14. I'm currently using VW2018, but have held off on upgrading to 2019 (even though my computer keeps telling me it is there waiting for me). I assume that DVLP is available in 2018? S
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