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Kiwi Ross

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    Designer / Residential,Commercial,Industrial
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    Bisbane Australia
  1. Perhaps wait until it's built - take a photo. Sorry - just my sense of humour
  2. Hi all, Minor question on VW2009. Most of my tool sets behave well when 'torn off' But there is 3 of them that when torn off (click and drag), during the drag the tool set is very small, possibly as small as it would go. But when you let it go so as to make it stay somewhere, once the mouse button is released, the toolset disappears all together. Any one struck this befor? Regads
  3. Part of trying to get more users of Vectorworks, the one question that keeps cropping up is 'How many VW users are there around the world today' Just trying to impress people as to how extensive VW is. Thanks
  4. You should be OK with VW Architect I see you have 2008 Designer - that will do it.
  5. I found the batch convert works well
  6. I use both, VW for 8 yrs and Revit for a year. Revit is good at quick material schedules and simple building design, but it is not good at all for actual construction details. VW is what I would term a more complete 2D/3D drawing package whilst Revit is more for prelim overall concepts. There is no direct Revit to VW with files. Revit creates a .rvt file, export to .dwg then import the result into VW.
  7. Thanks J for the comment. It is a fundamental of a lot of buildings that the exterior cladding goes down past the bottom plate and it would be good to show this on 3D models with out having to go and do individual details of it.
  8. Thanks Ray - I'll try it on my home computer first and see how it goes. Even a dozen simple things that you do time after time everyday may make things a bit easier. Worth a shot in the dark.
  9. Having a wall with an exterior cladding (sheeting of some form).can the wall have the componants trimmed i.e. to have the bottom plate sitting on the floor and the exterior cladding running further down the face (overlap) of the foundation / base frame? I know this can be done in Revit (wash my mouth out), but having this feature would allow for a more correct building for both sections and 3D's. Any comments would be appreciated.
  10. Are you using "Final Renderworks" for the rendering? If so, try the Open GL render option.
  11. Am I just getting old and lazy, but having an option for voice commands - "trim" "copy" "paste" etc etc would save time. Also means I would have an escuse for talking to my self - lol And no, there would not be a voice command "build house" Any one else with thoughts on this topic.
  12. Yes you are right re something should be exported to pdf rather than printed to pdf. As far as using other documents / pdf's, I hope some of those are useable for importing and snapping to. Thanks guys for your imput. Ross
  13. VW2009 Designer / Renderworks - User since VW8 Windows XP Pro 2002 - Service Pack 3 HP xw4600 Workstation 4 x Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2,50GHz 2 x NVidia Quadro FX 1700 cards ( 3 GB RAM Running 3 x 24" Dell W/S monitors Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro File created through VW's print function
  14. I have made a simple drawing - made a pdf of it, then imported it into a new blank document to try the snapping function. Did not work. Did not see any encyption of the original pdf I created. I was hoping this tool would be simple enough to use as it would allow a lot time saving. Any one shed some light on this please.
  15. Hi Katie, No, I am not using Animation Works. I have been predominately been using VW11.5 with the odd job being done in VW12.5 and it is the first time I have wanted to do a simple orbit around a building. So I was somewhat surprised to get the notice I did. Anyways, any light you may shed on this would be appreciated. Thanks Ross
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