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  1. This would probably best be handled using Marionette objects. They are very easy to make.
  2. It's very easy. I assume your logo is an image. Two steps: Use the Set Working Plane tool (3D tool group) to set your working plane to the desired face of the wall (you don't have to be exact with origin or anything); Select your bitmap object (it will probably be on the "Layer plane" or the "Screen plane" - look at the "Plane:" value, which is the third control on the Object Info palette when you have the bitmap selected) and set its plane to "Working Plane" (which is the active 3D plane you just now defined.) Now you can just drag around your image until it's positioned properly on the wall.
  3. Here's a pretty stunning tile pattern from the floor of the oldest restaurant (ca. 1917) in San Antonio, TX — Schilo's Deli. I've always admired this "snakeskin" pattern and am pretty sure it is unique. If you're visiting San Antonio, Schilo's is a must. PS: I put this in "hatches" because there isn't a thread for "tile resources". schilos.vwx
  4. The axes of extrudes are pretty much by definition normal to the profile plane. You can get your desired shape with a loft. Convert your hexagon to a NURBS curve, duplicate it, then loft the two shapes together. (You could alternatively do a vertical extrude and then a solid subtraction or intersection.)
  5. Usually, curves define the perimeter of a surface for the "create surface from curves" command. It sounds to me like you're wanting to create a lofted surface. Look up the topic "Create a loft surface" in the online help.
  6. Jon has it right. You need a NURBS surface for the base of the array. Use the Extract tool in surface mode to easily pull it from another shape.
  7. If your model was created in Vectorworks Architect, then almost all your objects will automatically obtain IFC data. IFC is a neutral exchange format that will export geometry and quite a bit of data attached to it. Use the command File:Export:Export IFC Project to create an IFC file. This can be imported by your compadres using Revit. There will be quite a bit of clean-up.
  8. Use the Export IFC Project to export to Revit.
  9. If you're trying to combine a large number of e.g. lines / arcs into a polyline perimater, select one of your lines and choose "Select Connected Objects" off the Edit menu. Then choose Compose off the Modify menu. You can do this a few times and reduce the number of elements in your drawing.
  10. When you say, " it possible to link “Marionette” and XX", what exactly do you mean by "link"?
  11. This is a Custom Stair, which is considered a Legacy tool. Add the Custom Stair back to your workspace. I've attached a little example VWX file. custom_stair_example.vwx
  12. By "Standard" I mean, do the interiorcad plug-ins use a standard plug-in parameter record. (I know that they are not "standard" in the sense that they are developed by Vectorworks Inc.)
  13. If the Interiorcad objects are standard Vectorworks PIOs, then the answer is yes.
  14. No reason why not. Just create a viewport, give it some nominal layer and class visibility settings, and put your standard notations (drawing label, title block) in the Notations group. You can copy and paste it like any other Vectorworks object.

 

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