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Frank Brault

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  1. Try our pdf tutorials or our online video library available free at vectorworks.com
  2. Please contact our tech support here or call (410) 290-5114
  3. Hi Thom, There are no plans that I know of at the moment. It continues to be high on our 'wish we could get to that' list.
  4. Hi Michael, You can do this yourself by editing your workspace. Tools>Workspaces>Workspace Editor Click on the Menu tab and add the LLM to the Object Context menu in the right-hand list box. hth,
  5. Sometimes this behavior is observed when Vectorworks doesn't have full access to the target folders vis-a-vis the permissions granted by the server.
  6. Hi Mike, There are no security features that I know of that would prevent your consultant from viewing the portion hidden by a Vectorworks crop if he/she wanted to. You could export a pdf of the sheet and that could be displayed in AutoCAD. or you could copy the drawing and then trim and erase the unneeded portions as you said. hth,
  7. Hi Vincent One difference is in snapping. The 3D selection tool observes 3D snaps and constraints, whereas the 2D selection tool indicates only 2D snaps; i.e. no Z values.
  8. Reese, I'll pass on the info about the units display and distance/bearing reversal to our engineers. The one reference book that I checked agrees with the Property Line tool, though. Is there a standard that we can observe? Little known tip: You can use any units that you want in the distance field as you build the object; just add M or ' the There are also a couple of shortcut bearing notations as well. I think you can use spaces and also d m, and s as separators in the bearing field. hth,
  9. Hi Guy, I see the behavior that you describe.I'll look into it and report it when I can.
  10. I would say that lines up with what happens on-screen
  11. You get the view you asked for regardless when the question is posed. You get the edge on working plane if you click no; and the working plane is changed to align with the screen plane if you say yes. hth,
  12. Hi Michael, Working planes are stored in a manner similar to saved views, in that once the command is run, the system doesn't really keep track of where it is. I think that message is displayed when the working plane will appear edge on in the upcoming view. These are great wishes; I'll pass them on to the engineers.
  13. Hi Michael, Arena seating doesn't often require seating along curves, so aisles are more likely to line up with single sized seating schemes. I would guess that the multi-sized seat system would be on the high end of the bid.
  14. There is a topic here that you might find useful. FWIW, I think that the VectorScript User Guide that ships with our application is one of the best out there...
  15. Sometimes it's simpler to draft the property line as needed with the polygon or polyline tool or with line segments and arcs; then Modify->Compose if using separate objects to create a single closed poly based object. With the single figure selected run the Modify->Convert->Objects from Polyline command and choose Property Line from the popup in the dialog that appears. This will produce an annotated Property Line object that you can check against the survey document. hth,
  16. Some seating systems now use just one seat size and vary the spacing between seats. The vendor can use just one seat size and still line up the row ends on arc based layouts.
  17. Thank you, Orso. I intend to tread lightly and positively as the NNA administrator. If anyone has comments on NNA's presence here, please let me know.
  18. Thanks for pointing this out, Ian. I will start the process to get this fixed in our software. The creation of the Import survey command predates that of the Stake object, so I would say that we should work to update the Import Survey command.
  19. Hi Colin, You could make a saved view that applies the desired sheet layer and class visibilities. This would appear in the dropdown to the right of the layer dropdown in the view bar. The saved views can also be accessed from a double-clickable palette. hth,
  20. Hi Andrew, Actually, what I know is that you can configure a light to not cast shadows with the Cast Shadows checkbox. This might not be what you are looking for, though.
  21. Contact Charles Chandler: owner@trimcam.com He has a good deal of experience getting this to work. hth,
  22. Depending on what you've got, you might be able to do this with the Model>3D Powerpack>Create Draped Surface... command. You might have to modify it first, though. hth,
  23. Hi Tracie, Near the bottom of the Space Object parameters in the Object Info Palette (OIP), click on the Assign Room Finishes button and fill out the desired info for each Space. You can add any new finishes with the utility in this button as well. Then run the Tools>Reports>Create Room Finish Legend, and the Tools>Reports>VA Create Schedule/Room Finish Schedule commands to generate the preconfigured worksheets. hth,
  24. Hi M. If you wanted to draw at 0,0 you could do this by hand by selecting the round wall tool. Press the tab key and enter 0 into the x field, tab and 0 into the y field. If you want to use a script, you can calculate the radius of the round wall center line with a formula like radius of right edge - 1/2 wall thickness, or radius left edge + 1/2 wall thickness. If you are getting the parameters by input from the user, like the example script in the documentation for the RoundWall function, you could calculate the coordinate parameters to adjust for the desired edge offset. I didn't see a left/right edge option in the documentation, either. hth,
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