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  1. Thanks Mike! I don't think I ever would have figured that one out.
  2. Thanks Wes! I may add this to the roof face wishlist item. For detailing purposes it would also be helpful to have granular control of the cut conditions and overhangs of the rake, ridge and eave edges of a roof.
  3. Thank you. I would never have figured that one out! C.
  4. Is there a setting to have the ridge of a roof face have a square cut instead of a vertical cut? This roof is overhanging a wall below and for detailing purposes I do not want to show a vertical cut.
  5. I am trying to detail out a project, and have come across an issue which is problematic. Most people in VW -land seem to do a lot of drawing in annotations. However, I noticed that walls do not have hatches or fills in section viewports, which makes detailing multi-component assemblies in the annotations layer rather difficult. I understand that the vertical elements can be modeled as multi-component walls. (but walls can't tilt) And the sloping elements can be modeled as roof faces. How do people represent these sorts of things? Is there a setting somewhere that I am missing? If not, it would be useful to have multi-component 2d objects that join like walls do. TEST FILE.vwx This is an example of what walls look like in the annotations layer of a section viewport.
  6. Sorry Amorphous, I misread your wishlist item as a question rather than a wish. I agree with you completely. Once you push pull on a wall, it turns into a generic solid, and there is no way to convert it back into something smart/parametric. This is a huge limitation of VW software, and I am not sure whether there are even plans better integrate these features. EIFA is correct in saying that there are operations that you can do within the parametric tools, but these have limitations. Wall openings and projections by all accounts are not the most useful/stable of entities. But they are part of the software package. You can add 3d shapes to slabs as mentioned above.
  7. Both the interface and the functionality have changed between versions. The 2020 interface is now streamlined. VW has done away with the confusing update/locate dialogue box. In 2020, callouts are updated by clicking on the note in the database. Callout Notes that are updated through the database manager now will be pushed out to every instance of the callout whether in annotations or in a design layer. The "Resolve Note Conflict" bug/corruption issue seems to have been fixed.
  8. There must be something not quite right about your VW installation. When I open your files in 2019 I can Select" Show Database Controls" and a dialogue box opens up that lets me select a database and its location. When I open your files in 2020, I can select the database menu pulldown and do the same. I can also add the note to a given database. In both instances I can change the text. 2020 allows me to edit all instances of the text associated with the database.
  9. can you post a file with text that can't be converted?
  10. It's odd because the tool works perfectly well in our office. Have you tried a clean install without migrating over any of your preferences? Or maybe call VW Support?
  11. Not sure if I can recreate the problem. I can even cut around the bad area... I am in VW2020
  12. If you convert to a generic solid, you can then do additional subtractions. Maybe you don't need to mesh. You will lose your history. It looks like you can do additional subtractions without converting as well.
  13. Once it is a mesh you should be able to make a 3d polygon that snaps to the endpoints which would then close the mesh back up to a well-formed solid when you convert it back to a solid. It's just an idea; I can't guarantee that it will work if there are other holes or inconsistencies in the object.
  14. Can you convert it to a mesh, patch the hole, and then convert back into a generic solid (which would then theoretically be well formed and able to be booleaned)?
  15. Have yinz (you all) explored keeping the DTM at it's true Z elevation and referencing it back in using a site model snapshot? I've been thinking of setting up a model like this and was wondering whether this has any advantages or benefits...

 

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