Andy Broomell

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  1. I'm glad they're helpful!
  2. My first guess is that the text object within the title block symbol might not be properly linked to the corresponding Record Field. Or perhaps the Record Field was renamed? Take a look at the following page which might help as you explore title blocks: - step 3 is what I'm referring to above. Try re-linking the sheet number text to the appropriate Record Field (which should end in _SN). If that doesn't work, feel free to attach the file so we can help you troubleshoot.
  3. Ha! Yes, it's an unfortunate bug... Often restarting VW will solve. Could you post a screenshot of what you're seeing before and after you render? Or the file? Then we can help you troubleshoot. It could maybe be a lighting thing?
  4. When using the Align/Distribute command on Viewports, I'd like it to ignore the invisible crop object and instead align using the visible geometry only. If the Viewport's "Crop Visible" option is turned on, then yes, it should be incorporated, but beyond that it makes Align/Distribute fairly useless for Viewports.
  5. Depending on the complexity of the surface, and assuming it's currently some sort of solid, you might be able to do the following: Use the Extract tool from the 3D Modeling Toolset. Use "Extract Surface Mode" and make sure under preferences that "Create Planar Objects" is turned off. Select the helix's surface then hit the green checkmark. This should leave you with a NURBS Surface. With that selected, go to Model<3D Power Pack<Unfold Surfaces. This will 'flatten' out the surface as if it were a flat piece of paper. If this step fails, it's because the surface curves along more than one axis and therefore can't be flattened, at least probably not in VW.
  6. Exactly! When the referenced layer updates, it replaces everything in the layer with the source in the referenced file. Note that referenced layers appear in italics in the navigation palette.
  7. I agree! I'd also propose "RW" as an option, as that might be a more apparent acronym for someone not familiar.
  8. This would be great! I imported a DWG today; here are the classes: This would be MUCH easier to clean up if I could right click an object and quickly navigate to its class in the OIP. (I'm essentially combining things into fewer classes, naming classes more clearly, and getting rid of unneeded stuff.)
  9. Yes please! This is one of those strange things to explain to new users. I tend to encourage students to always use Renderworks Style resources, as I've found it almost always leads to better results in less time.
  10. Will you be able to edit the Section Line itself in this editing view? Or would you still need to go back to the Design Layer to do that?
  11. Working on a project today where I suddenly see how helpful this will be!
  12. How do I make Hidden Line (and Section Viewports, in the end) display the lines between separate Wall objects? Wireframe: Hidden Line: I'd like to be able to see the three discrete walls since this is being built in three pieces. AutoJoin is turned off, so they're not joined. I'd also prefer to not nudge them apart at all. Any solution?
  13. If you're ever in a situation where you need the layers to be at different scales, just turn off "Unified View" under the View menu (or go to Unified View Options and uncheck "Ignore layer with different scale").
  14. A colleague just said this happens on his machine too, so at least I know it's not only me.
  15. @thornm Did you try it with the ē in the filename removed? In the past, special characters have caused SketchUp imports to fail for me.