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Ed Wachter

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  1. Hi. Anybody know what "platform stringers" are or what the Use Platform Stringers checkbox in the Construction tab of the Stair Settings dialogue does? I'm currently working in VW2017. I'm modeling a "floating" stair (thick wood treads mounted on a steel structure). I'm wondering if platform stringers is the name of this type of steel stringer. Nothing appears to happen when I click this checkbox on. Thanks Ed
  2. Thanks Wes. I didn't know about that default Custom Cabinet size. I though I had absolved the cabinets as being related to this. But now they're looking kinda guilty again. Our office has been using the Custom cabinets pretty heavily for the last couple years. Ed
  3. Here's another example (in a different file, different project). These two holes that just appeared both measure 2'-0" x 5'-11". I can't think of any objects in this file with these dimensions. I have not turned any cabinets into symbols in this file as I had in the previously discussed file. I am still not able to intentionally reproduce the problem. If my workplace is the only office having this problem then there is not much reason to find the solution. It's easy enough to make the holes disappear. Ed
  4. So 2020 doesn't necessarily fix this. I like that technique of moving the affected walls by 0, 0. That's a little easier than what I've been doing. I did replace the affected walls and I don't believe the holes have recurred in those new walls but have appeared in one other. I'm trying to keep track of it but I do have several design options running parallel on different model layers and I might be forgetting which walls are new. We'd probably be upgrading to 2020 about now if we weren't preoccupied with transitioning to working at home to minimize virus concerns. Ed
  5. In my first post on this topic I mentioned that at least two of us in this office have experienced this and that I've experienced it in 2018 and 2019. The Custom Cabinet tool has been our preferred cabinet tool for the last couple years both in 2018 and 2019. Is it possible that the Custom Cabinet tool could be causing these holes? Ed
  6. I would say yes. So far, there are five locations where the holes have occurred. The holes have recurred in four of those locations so far. So perhaps I should delete those five walls and place new walls? I turned that one cabinet into a symbol to easily replicate the cabinet style. Maybe there's a better way to do that. Ed
  7. I deleted that symbol yesterday. Three more holes have appeared since then - still the same size holes. Ed
  8. Yes, I'm also wondering about that custom cabinet. I suppose it's possible that symbol got inserted into a wall. I really doubt that I accidentally inserted it into the five different walls where holes have appeared. But I might delete that symbol and see if the problem goes away. Ed
  9. And another hole in an interior wall. It appears that all the holes are 16" wide by 8' high.
  10. Here's another location where a hole keeps popping up. There is no door or window here. One thing that seems to be consistent is that all the holes extend from the bottom of the wall up to a height of 8'. It also seems that maybe all the holes have the same width. I'll start checking on the widths. Ed
  11. Matt, The screen shot shows what I see when I open the attached VW file (2019). Hopefully it will look the same when you open it. It seems that anything that regenerates the wall removes the hole (e.g. re-joining the walls or changing the height of the walls). I pasted these walls into a new file but that file had a different default wall height so that hole disappeared. There are four locations (four different walls) where this is repeatedly happening. So far I can't predict when or where this will happen. On A2.02 the four locations are indicated by red rectangles. I'll let you know if I see any predictable patterns emerge. Thanks for looking at it. Ed Unwanted Holes in walls sample file.vwx
  12. Is anyone else getting holes spontaneously appearing in walls? It's happening to at least two of us in our office. I've seen it in 2018 and 2019. Using the Remove Wall Breaks Tool or re-joining the walls removes the holes, but they're appearing often enough to be annoying. See attached screen shots. Thanks Ed
  13. Switching both views to open GL rendering also results in similar rendering, which is good enough in this case. I'm still stumped about the different rendering results when using Renderworks rendering for both views. But the open GL work-around is good enough. Ed
  14. Thanks for those ideas. We have a different heliodon for each view. We attempted to light the two sides similarly. And yes, If I use a section VP instead the upper elevation renders similarly. So I'm still wondering if there is something different in the way rendering works between elevations vs. sections. Ed
  15. Thanks for those ideas. We have a different heliodon for each view. We attempted to light the two sides similarly. And yes, If I use a section VP instead the upper elevation renders similarly. So I'm still wondering if there is something different in the way rendering works between elevations vs. sections. Ed

 

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