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Robert Anderson

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    Senior Strategy and Technology Advisor
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    Vectorworks, Bicycle commuting, Choir singing
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  1. Robert Anderson

    buying vectorworks fundamentals online?

    You can start with a 30-day trial from CADTEC to get going: http://www.cadtec.com.br/index.php?redirect=http://www.cadtec.com.br/internas/vectorworks/
  2. Robert Anderson

    Truss Symbols Not Loading

    When you placed the truss symbols, they include several classes that come in to your document along with the content. Turn off the class "Rigging-Truss-Simplified" and the masking rectangles will be hidden to expose the full glorious truss geometry.
  3. Robert Anderson

    Customize Detail Call Outs

    Sean, I'm trying to understand the workflow you are trying for. The Detail Callout by definition is a region (polyline, if you will) of a drawing that is linked to the crop of a viewport. So not having a region seems to be kind of beside the point. What is your arrowhead pointing at?
  4. Robert Anderson

    Export multiple site models into an IFC file

    Glad to help, Anna. Often when default conversion resolutions are set to "high" or "very high" and you are importing spline data for topos, it's possible to get topographic geometry that can have 3000 or 4000 vertices for a single topo line on a feature. The site model works with the data it has, and doesn't simplifiy. This can bog down the model and also anything that depends on the model (like IFC export). You can reduce the vertices by a factor of 20 (and speed up by MORE than a factor of 20) with no discernible difference in the visual quality of the site model. That's why we have "Simplify 3D Polys" in the Terrain menu. Again, glad to help!
  5. Robert Anderson

    Is there something like dynamic blocks in Vectorworks

    Thanks, Pat!
  6. Robert Anderson

    Is there something like dynamic blocks in Vectorworks

    No problem. You create a Record format with a popup field containing the desired text values. Now you create a symbol definition with a piece of text that will show up with each instance (each insertion) of the symbol definition. Next you use the "link text to Record" command to get instance-specific text.
  7. Robert Anderson

    Export multiple site models into an IFC file

    How big is the file in Vectorworks? Can you post a copy of the VWX file?
  8. Robert Anderson

    Export multiple site models into an IFC file

    What version of Vectorworks?
  9. Robert Anderson

    Export multiple site models into an IFC file

    What version of Vectorworks are you using to export, and are you exporting to IFC 2x3 or IFC4?
  10. Robert Anderson

    Export multiple site models into an IFC file

    Hi Anna, you say "apparently too big". Why do you say this? Does it just make a monster IFC file?
  11. Robert Anderson

    Slabs & Door Visibility in Plan

    Top/Plan view is a drafted view of the 3D objects. It allows you to have some graphical control. You can create viewports in Top/Plan (drafted view) or Horizontal Section (strict spatial view.)
  12. Robert Anderson

    Slabs & Door Visibility in Plan

    This is a drawing order issue. Select the slabs and Send to Back.
  13. Robert Anderson

    Roof not creating a shadow during render

    OK -- when you select the Roof object, what fill attributes does the roof have in the Attributes palette? If it's None, try giving it a Solid fill.
  14. Robert Anderson

    Roof not creating a shadow during render

    What Renderworks Textures have you applied to the roof?
  15. Robert Anderson

    Multi Floor Buildings

    You should be able to use a Design Layer Viewport for this.

 

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