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  1. The details depend on what you want to do, exactly. You can extract a NURBS curve from the corner of a shape, then "extrude along path." Creating the right shape to extract that curve from would be my approach. Getting exactly what you want where you want it might require some creative moves.
  2. Thanks, Mark, but what I'm talking about is EDITING an existing site model, not creating it. In the Edit drop down list you can select edit by contours, and there are tools to create new contours or modify existing ones. I believe they are technically polylines, but there is no choice about it.
  3. They are what the site model creates when you edit by contours. I edit existing contours.
  4. Thanks, Jeff, but you won't be able to tell what I did from the site model. Just wondering if anyone has dealt with something like the image I posted and if they have some advice (besides avoid using edit by contour mode, which is surely not working for me).
  5. When I edit my site model by contour, creating a perfectly reasonable set of contours, VW adds an anomaly that makes no sense: Topo contour wierdness.pdf Does anyone have experience with this and have advice about how to avoid it?
  6. This has always been a problem. Sometimes the line appears, sometimes it doesn't. I have never been able to figure it out.
  7. I doubt the error is even that great. The numbers you are manually calculating from are rounded, but CAD sees things to 7 or so decimal places.
  8. What I always do is decompose the NURBS, move pieces of it to change size, join the segments, select all and compose. Always works. Dragging vertices can sometimes get the curve out of plane.
  9. I have 22 stake objects, from which I have attempted to create a site model using the method I've used many times. I get the following message as this operation fails: Tried pasting the objects into a new file, same error. Does anyone have a clue what is going on? If I convert the stakes to 3d loci (by ungrouping in a 3d view), I can then create the site model.
  10. You have not given enough of the important information, and also too much information overall! I suspect your problem has to do with layer settings or class settings. If you want someone to try to answer your question, get it down to 1 wall with 1 window, select a window so we can see the information in the OIP, and tell us what your view settings are (wireframe, hidden line, etc.) in a clear way. Try to make your question as simple as possible.
  11. Set your jamb width to “use wall thickness.”
  12. Or maybe it should be a setting? VW Classes auto/suggest/off
  13. Agree. There is a whole structure of classes and other kinds of things that VW engineers believed would be needed by people, but actually we prefer to make those decisions ourselves!
  14. Sorry CW, an old disagreement surfacing here, going back many years. Although I don't use Layer Plane objects (with rare exceptions), for someone who works in 2d drafting, using Layer Plane has no disadvantage and is now favored by VW in that it is put forward as a preference. You should have no problem using Layer Plane objects, but do be aware that unless you are in Top or Top/Plan view they will show their true colors as 3d objects flattened like Wile E. Coyote run over by that steamroller. AutoCAD was always like this, and most AutoCAD drafters are completely unaware that their objects have a Z component. Also bear in mind, to your original point, that the following can occur (in v2020 at least): If an object is created in other than Top or Top/Plan view, is a "working plane" object (i.e., not screen plane), and is cut and pasted into a file that has Document Preferences/Plane Mode set to anything other than "Screen Plane only," that text when viewed from a top view will look like a line.
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