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  1. In reality for most of my homes, we would field frame the landing anyway so it wouldn't have the stringer components and the longer run would just have a plumb cut off the bottom nosing.
  2. Well Maybe I am wrong but 1 step beyond landing is 2 risers. No?
  3. Don't like the RAM limit but seems these M1 lapies might suit me well, maybe even the MBA! I am very rarely tied to a desk and my VW output is 3D print modeling and SFD homes and additions. Seems like a lot more HP than my current 2018 MBP which I paid a heck of a lot of money for. Looking forward to Juans updates after they receive their factory machines to test.
  4. OK I did read the other thread. So as I see it currently, the best course for now is max CPU clock speed for the latest intel MBP16 and not to worry about maxing out VRAM?
  5. New Macs debuted today with M1 chip. Is it known how these new rigs will handle VW? Is it even compatible yet?
  6. I use the wall tool, and set the components of the footing to what I want by modifying a "standard" VW resource to what I want including a custom graphic attribute set for the sheet viewport to indicated the footings in the way contractors in my area are used to seeing them. Which is dashed lines with no fill paralleling around the foundation walls.
  7. There are wall styles that ship with Architect that you can adapt to make your foundation and footings instead of using an EAP. You need to spend a while wrapping your mind around level bound and story bound and set your layers, levels and storeys to match what you intend to draw/build. If it was easy there wouldn't be so many threads and discussions and Design Summits about it. I find I have to "Story board" my job when I start. The Layers and level bounds are nested in so many places it can be hard to decipher. I think the easiest thing to do is use Finished Floor Elevation from the engineer as the subfloor level as ZERO and work from there. When grades are critical I will use those actual ELEVs but that makes constant math out of the layers and levels until its set up.
  8. Well your model seems set to Story Bound. Set Story 2 Elevation to 9'. Voila
  9. Referencing the above mentioned Slab Slope, thread a tutorial from 2017 which appears to be a "sanctioned" or "official" tutorial was posted by @Wes Gardner (refers to roofs rather than garage slabs mentioned). Is there a singular repository for all such "official" tutorials? Would be nice to have that unpolluted by marketing overview videos which tend to show stylized rather than actual pragmatic workflow, or old version, outdated videos etc.
  10. I have a Canvas Structure scanner. I hoped to use it for modeling kitchen or closet spaces to model cabinets and organizers. It is absolute garbage, and has never proven useful for me even in 3D mapping simple table top objects. I could easily see this working effectively if properly done. I believe for not much more than the add-on costs for the Canvas output I can just call the local real estate photography pro to bring over his Matterport and be done with it. @jeff prince what drone are you using? Been meaning to get an Anafi Work myself which includes 1 year of Pix4D.
  11. Thanks for the reply. It seems if I let the PIO make a panel shutter it is OK, but when I select custom profile the profile populates the glazing. Story Board.vwx
  12. I suppose this is a symbol issue as it seems the shutter symbol is being placed in the glazing in 2D.
  13. I have spent way too much time experimenting ways to solve a strange rendering issue I am having. When I add shutters to windows the shutter profile renders in the window opening in Hidden Line which I want to use my Elevation plans.I feel like I have somehow done this but I have not a clue how or how to resolve it.
  14. Just make/save a new "unstyled" wall style and put in Favorites. #thewallwithoutstyle.
  15. Hello How do I integrate a turned gable and have the siding continue up beyond the overhang (removing the overhang between the eaves)? I have simply drawn a rectangle here to just have the turned roof to mimic the look the best I can for now. Thanks Jack
  16. Draw path long. Use a rectangle prism to subtract solid to make flat surface across both legs.
  17. Appreciate your input, very relevant. Although, a convoluted process,, I like the output I got using the actual slab tool with modifiers. Site conditions may cause us to add more grade beams or even supporting piers but I'm OK with noodling that through on site at time of build. I'd prefer they enhance the slab tool for sloping slabs that are not used for roofs with drains. For now, I just changed the, drainage notes to a class that is invisible to get rid of the drain info on my slab that has no drains.
  18. This can be so frustrating and makes your head spin and wonder if trying to model 3D to develop your 2D documents is worth the learning curve. Even tho you have an "Unstyled" wall click on that STYLE in the Object Info Palette end edit the wall style. Go into Edit for each component of the wall composition and set the top and bottom to RELATIVE TO WALL. I would then save that style with a name that will be a resource for the wall but I think it will work as the current "unstyled" wall type (even without saving) and allow you to set the height and bottom there in the Object info palette shown on your screen shot.
  19. Howdy Wes and Thank you. I dare say a video instruction series of just developing that model, maybe with little more complexity, could be the basis of a great "Model Set-up" instruction asset. As well as a Design Summit class.
  20. Yes. I feel University is a great start and needed, but a mess in many aspects. Progress tracking, version organization and relevance, etc.
  21. I would suggest that This "single-slope" drainage element should be better documented in the app-help section. Admittedly, it might be plain as day but I couldn't find it. Its also a little convoluted to pull off, but glad to have it. I need this for every house I draw with a garage. Thanks for the video.
  22. Hello! Thank you both. @rDesign. That movie is what I was looking for. I've spent quite a while experimenting and not getting there by 2 drains, then deleting them. @Matt Panzer This should be in the app-help (If it's there I didn't find it).
  23. Forgive me for such an elementary question. Can I insert a Slab and have it slope ie: a garage slab that drains towards the garage opening? On another note can a depression or recess of difference in thickness be made? Say for an elevator pit, or for stepped-down space or garage entrance weather lip. Grazie, thanks, merci
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