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  1. Interesting, mine isn't ticked on. I will try and see if that makes any difference.
  2. Right, but even if I navigate to another sheet layer then navigate back the viewports want to update even if I didn't change anything on the layer. It even has to update when I reopen the file. In some cases some elements aren't even visible when I arrive on the sheet layer making me have to update just to see what is in the viewport meaning I can't properly annotate until I update the viewport. It would be nice if the viewport visually kept what was in it until I am ready to do the update. I should mention that this happens only with 3D models and not flat 2D drawings. It just seems crazy that it takes so long to update the viewport there is no reason to have a final rendering in the viewport if it really is nly going to be seen in a PDF or printed on paper. All I want is for the viewport to render it so it looks like what I see when I work in 2D. I am inclined to think that it is something with the way VW renders the viewports. You can work all day in the design layer in Open GL without a stutter but rendering the viewport seems to tax it. I tried everything from that article but it really didn't speed anything up. It isn't as though my machine can't handle the load I am above the hardware specs for VW 2018.
  3. I am having an issue with viewports in VW 2018. Every time I open a file it has to update viewports. Additionally if I jump from one sheet to another it has to update viewports. When I go to the design layer it has to update even if I don't alter anything. Is there a way to limit the number of times the viewports need updating? It is killing my productivity having to update the viewports all the time. Also, it takes forever to update them. What would cause this? It is a 3D model and not that complex.
  4. I am having an issue when I publish to PDF. Individual title blocks look different on published PDF pages. All of the the title blocks are the same throughout, but line weights in individual title blocks will appear darker from one page to the next. Additionally some fonts will appear darker as well. I am wracking my brain trying to see if there is a setting somewhere that is different but I can't find anything that makes a difference. Thoughts?
  5. I did figure this out once. What I think I did was turn off unified view. There should be a button on the top tool bar to the left of the 3D view drop down menu.
  6. Hmmm, is show details a 2018 thing? I'm in 17. The void is probably less important than the openings looking right. I could probably sell the lack of void to my boss. Those stripes make no sense. In the interim I have been making the core the same color as one of the walls and have one side with a strip the thickness of the drywall on one side. I guess I can make one sheet of drywall 1/32" thick and increase the interior thickness to accommodate. What I really want is the wall I have on off to the side to have an opening through it. That would make me happy as that is how the walls are built. Like I said, I think I might be asking for too much. I could technically change it all in Photoshop, but why have that extra step?
  7. Not bad, but on the walls where the opening intersects the other walls there is a ridge. I tried adding zeros to the thickness but when it gets too thin you get clipping. It is funny VW doesn't consider that an opening in a wall doesn't show layers when walking through. The problem isn't there if the whole wall is identical all the way around. Currently my project has it set up where there are normal walls then an extrusion across the opening but that looks more strange as there isn't a line there in life either. This is a rotating exhibit space where we alter the walls frequently and It would be nice to have the walls easier to change. even when I try a styled wall it is the same thing. I can't imagine it is that rare to have a wall opening without framing. I have a handful in my house haha.
  8. Have a look at what I have so far. I have openings in the walls with components. I gave them all their own dims and fills etc. I didn't name any of the components in this exercise but I have been naming them GWB, studs etc. It is irritating that it wants to revert them to textures all the time though but that is a story for another day. When I create the door opening I can see the layers at the top of the opening when using the walk through tool I can hid that if I use a cased opening but our openings don't have trim. If I create a wall made from multiple walls like ours our built the door cant cut through both. I may have expectations that VW cant do. I like the components as I can add the wall colors to opposite sides of a single wall. I prefer using walls as apposed to extrusions as I like the functionality of the components. walls.vwx
  9. One weird workaround I came up with was to make another wall the width of the void made the height of the wall the thickness of a wall and made the bottom offset the height of the opening. That plugged the opening in the void over the opening. It works but it would be better if the door opening filled the void in between the 2 walls.
  10. So I create the void as a component? I guess I might be being anal about it. I was hoping that when I was in plan view the void would be visible. Right now it looks like there's a giant stud running across the middle of the wall. If you want to see what I have I can attach a file. I have a test file I am trying things out on so I don't have to do it in my giant work file.
  11. Hi all, I am trying to create some 18 inch thick walls with an opening. These are preexisting walls. The simple way to do it I guess, would be to just change the settings so that the wall is a solid 18 inches. However, that is not how the wall is built. Obviously they used metal studs and there is a void in the center. When I draw it that way and put in a door as an opening there is a gap in the overhead between the 2 walls. Is there a way to cap the top of the door? Maybe I can change the thickness of the door in one wall to cut across to the other side? What say you!?
  12. Well, I think it was a class thing. Once I changed the classes of the walls it stopped doing it. Thanks for the help!
  13. I can give you a screenshot if I can get it to happen again.
  14. Hmmm, I am not sure I am permitted to share the file as it belongs to my employer. Not sure how to strip it back that I am not violating any company policy.


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