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  1. I have an older Wacom tablet I’ve been using for years. I can’t tell you about experience for 2023, I haven’t installed my version of 2023, but I can tell you that through 2020 it works fine. Really helps keep my carpal tunnel syndrome under control. Very natural once you get used to it. Zoomer’s comments are on point - the mouse scrolling for zoom is something I miss.
  2. At first glance, it looks like a bug. Are the “cap” lines thinner than the wall lines?
  3. It looks like you have an extra component in the wall, that either has no fill or texture, or is set to not have a height. Eliminate that component by editing components (change to unstyled wall first, or edit the wall style if you are using that capability). Once you do that, you will have to reposition the wall by 1/2 the thickness of the deleted component.
  4. Also, to remove subclasses, delete all the classes in question after creating a new class you would like to assign to those objects.
  5. The best way to deal with AutoCAD engineering files with all those problematic conventions is to keep them in a separate file and reference into the file you are working with. Just leave all those 500 classes alone. To select objects globally in a certain class or classes, use "Custom Selection," which opens a dialog box allowing you to create a selection command for any number of parameters. To turn on visibility of all classes, go the navigation palette, classes, and Alt+click on the left hand column of any item to turn all visible.
  6. If those are wall objects, there could be a couple of explanations. One is the class of the inner component may be turned off. Another is the height of the component. That can be very difficult to understand and to track down, but the way component heights are determined can be different within the same wall. Check each component's top and bottom constraints, and if they are different, change them to the constraint parameters that the outer components are using, since they look correct in your section.
  7. If you are going to do your work by manipulating the generic solid objects, why wouldn't you just use Rhino? It's just as good, if not better, than VW for such work.
  8. You will probably have to reconstruct the model in VW using the imported Rhino model for all dimensions. It will take maybe 40 hours for a proficient user, but for a new user, a fantastic opportunity to learn the software. Using stories is optional. Other experienced users may differ, but since stories was designed to make changing story-to-story heights easier, it’s not a capability and complication you need.
  9. So, does this mean Service Select can expect poorer service because more users will be impacting the current staff, or does VW plan to staff up?
  10. Maybe you needed to restart not just the program but the computer.
  11. When this kind of thing happens to me, I quit out of VW and restart the program.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. They are what the site model creates when you edit by contours. I edit existing contours.
  15. 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).
  16. 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?
  17. This has always been a problem. Sometimes the line appears, sometimes it doesn't. I have never been able to figure it out.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Set your jamb width to “use wall thickness.”
  23. Or maybe it should be a setting? VW Classes auto/suggest/off
  24. 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!
  25. 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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