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  1. Just another request regarding roof options. As we all know, in the real world, all roofs need flashing where hips and valleys occur. It would really be a step up, if that could be implemented within the roof settings options. In the rendered image below, you will note (if you look closely) that I have included the hip, ridge and valley flashings. You may need to click on the image to view it with a better resolution, As an aside, the 3d standing seams on the roof, as well as the 3d vertical batts on the siding, were quickly created using surface array, btw. It is sort of a pain to create the various metal flashing items, but in my view, it does add a bit of realism to renderings, etc. Thoughts?
  2. I know this has been commented upon in the past, but....I am going to REINFORCE IT!! Perhaps it has been addressed in VW 2021, but I would be shocked if that is true. There is no way to rotate or adjust the texture orientation on a texture bed. I won't begin to go into the workaround I had to endure to achieve this.
  3. Uh……perhaps getting down on all fours and begging?? That would be a start. 🙂
  4. Pat Interestingly, I was assisting a Canadian architect client, and he was going nuts because of this situation where fractions were not showing up when using dual dims, just as Davidwd noted. This was in VW 2020, and it is a bug, seems. to me. Note the screenshot. Fractions only show up when using the fractional display on the far left, in the screenshot. IF you choose to use either of the other two options, the fractions are gone.
  5. Very minimal work to modify it. You will discover that once you get into the whole surface array thing 🙂
  6. Michaela B One other thing that is helpful, after you have created your own symbols (which is pretty quick, really) is to set up a worksheet that has an image of each symbol, the quantity of each, etc.
  7. Several of us have been down this road before.....There are a few workarounds to achieve this......none of which are very friendly. I posted some stuff about this last year....it may give you some ideas, but it also may confuse the hell out of you 🙂 Read through some of the thread dialogue. https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/59350-ability-to-place-doors-and-windows-in-angled-walls/#comment-355499
  8. I have tried 600 ways from Sunday to have text justification correct when importing a dwg file. For some arcane reason, the text that comes along with a dwg file never arrives in the imported file the way it should look. Text that is supposed to be right justified, is left, etc, etc. So…..it is more than irritatingly necessary to take a lot of time to adjust the text. I am sure others have experienced this over the years ? Or, perhaps there is some setting hidden beneath the earth that deals with this situation. I would hate to get Pat Stanford out of bed to resolve this little gem of an issue, but I am considering just that 🙂 -Kev
  9. @Bunjimun I was not implying you needed to use any of the materials I had shown for the roof or walls. I just had a problem looking your dark dark screenshot. This was all about offering up a solution, with your minimal description of exactly what it was you wanted to achieve . Get it? Hence my comment about me perhaps not understanding you attempting to explain what you want. So....since you really did not commit...is this what you wanted relating to resolve your issues, or not? Oh, what does 'designing for uni' mean? I have no friggin idea ;-)
  10. @Kiril Komitski The file you posted was a 2021 version, so I could not open its but....there is a program that many of us here use called 'InteriorCad', that works inside VW. It does things that the standard VW cabinet tool can't do. I believe InteriorCad version 2021, is able to facilitate exactly what you wish to achieve......quickly modifying a shaker door overall size, but maintaining the panel specs that you noted. The guy who can answer that is Stephan Moenninghoff. Personally, I use InteriorCad almost daily to create cabinets for my projects. HUGE time saver over trying to model them yourself. So....I would contact him, or perhaps his ears are burning because we are discussing this, and he will pop in with some comments :-)
  11. @Bunjimun Good work and advice from AlanW and michaelk ! That said....unless I am on Planet Claire, could you not just use the roof tool and simply make two sets of roof faces? In this example I used 8:12 for the lower roof segments and 5:12 for the upper roof sections. Again, very hard to decipher that from the screenshot. I suppose the benefit of actually using the roof tool is that it allows you to add a texture to the different parts of the roof. And easily change the thickness, etc. You could certainly achieve this with the other methods offered, but to use different textures for the top, sides and bottom of the roof you would need to extract a lot of surfaces to procure that from the solid objects. It appears, although I am not at all certain, that from the screenshot @Bunjimun provided, it looks like there are perhaps 10 roof faces on the angled roof pieces? Sort of hard to tell for sure. So, as mentioned, I could be way off in my interpretation. I attached a screenshot and a small file. @Bunjimun If you are indeed still brushing your teeth, have a look at the file. ROOF v2020.vwx
  12. @Bunjimun uh.......are you related to Indiana Jones? The whole Temple thing. 🙂 Thanks for posting the screenshot..very helpful.
  13. @Bunjimun Well yeah but normally you create a working plane from an object.....that you will be creating objects on? Hey, did you find an image or some other methodology, like uploading your file with some notes, etc where we can try to help you pull off the architectural gymnastics you are attempting??
  14. @Pat Stanford Pat..did you hear that?? seems that michaelk is a little crabby. :-) I GOT STUFF TO DO!
  15. @Pat Stanford As you sail west, young man.....the time gets earlier. :-)....dateline does come into play, but the time still remains the same, relatively speaking. Yeah, Tahiti is below the equator at about the same distance (longitude) as Hawaii is above the equator. You WILL be tested on this next week !!
  16. @Pat Stanford Dr. Stanford......first...I just returned to chez moi, so , as my dear departed mother would say, "just cool your jets!" :-). Secondly sir.....it is noon on Saturday at the moment. Tahiti is in the same time zones as Hawaii....currently 3 hours earlier than US west coast time.. You know me well....like you, always up for a Saturday challenge! I just read what Bunjimun wrote, but honestly without a bit more data, uploaded file or an image, I am sort of flying blind. It does appear that I did beat michaelk, however. :-)
  17. Why don’t you have the person who is sending you rhino files, just send them to you in another format? Rhino does not play nice with VW. or.....just ask one of us to import the rhino file then send the imported VW file back to you? I too was able to import the rhino file you uploaded., without any problem at all in VW 2020.
  18. Rhino does not import textures, etc. To my knowledge only OBJ and 3ds will do so.
  19. @Zeno Seems to me you don't really need to have a symbol IN the wall. Just extrude a 3d beam, give it a class, and you are done. The tag it to the worksheet. At least this make sense to me...I may be missing some details.
  20. @Pat Stanford That was very polite, Pat. ;-)
  21. You are welcome. Of course you should proceed with your 3d modeling skills. I merely stated that VW is not really set up, nor does it have the tools, that other software offers that specializes in creating complex and organic shapes.
  22. @Alia Brookshire Yeah, if you double click the extrude along path, select 'profile' you will see the original shape I used for the roof profile. THAT part you will no doubt need to modify to fit your specs. Like being 16" thick, etc, as you had mentioned a few posts ago.
  23. @Alia Brookshire How about if I just send you my file? Then you can see exactly what I did, settings I used, etc and apply that to your roof? Then, if you still have questions you can ask. The file is a 2020 version. SPIRAL ROOF KEV.vwx
  24. @E|FA I do. Or, it is pretty easy to make the 2d parts by simply viewing the 3d in top plan view, selecting "convert copy to lines', cutting those elements, then pasting them so they do not remain in the 3d parts.....if that makes sense. then you have the 2d version of the stairs, railings, etc.
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