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  1. On 6/11/2018 at 11:42 PM, richardavatar said:


    unfortunately those settings don't seem to work for me. Not having roll is confusing as you really need all axes to navigate easily. 

    I've noticed that in 3D mode the model seems to tilt around a point some way from the model itself which makes it even harder to control. Is there a setting that will change this?



    Specifically, the issue is that you can tilt forward and backward around the X axis but you can't tilt (roll) left and right around the Y axis which defeats the entire purpose of using this thing and it's "6 degrees of freedom" (when I say X and Y axis I mean relative to the screen; not the actual axes).


  2. @jeff prince I never would have guessed Preview was so powerful useful! I'm not sure how to select and delete objects though.


    The black rectangles are me masking the client's logo, etc. I"m actually trying to map this art proof to the construction wall, so my design team can scale and align the copy around the seams / joints, which is why I want to map the texture to the doors (aligned with the wall texture).


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  3. Seemed to have missed the "how to" on this one... 


    OK, I was able to copy the imported PDF, and then "Paste as Bitmap" but I'm not sure how to convert the bitmap to a texture (from within the file vs importing an image).


  4. I'd like to fast forward to the part where I can select all columns, and double click on a column edge to auto-fit all columns; same with rows. This is how every other app that uses tables (not just spreadsheets) has functioned for years.

  5. 47 minutes ago, ArchiPam said:

    I have to do it in the design layer.


    100% my preference for all data tags whenever possible.


    47 minutes ago, ArchiPam said:

    Can't do it in viewport annotations because the wall doesn't highlight and it gives me an error message.


    That should not be the case. Are you using a data tag made for walls? Share a screenshot of the data tag layout field definitions?


    47 minutes ago, ArchiPam said:

    The next problem is that I would like to grey the plan and click through each of the data tags (wall, window, door etc) so that I can cut out all the noise and just focus on that one tag, especially for revisions. But I can't do that in the design layer because the data tag and the wall are connected, so I can't grey out the plan and keep the data tag opaque.


    Not sure I follow... You're trying to tag objects on the active DL, right? And the other DL's are greyed-out (with objects you're not trying to tag)? Or you're trying to tag the same type of objects on DL's that are both active and greyed-out? Maybe another screenshot would help here... This seems solvable.


  6. 23 hours ago, Andy Broomell said:

    I think you'd have to start by making the pink part "taller" and with equal radius fillets, then using the Z scaling factor that solids have in the OIP to squish it. It'd just take some calculations ahead of time to figure out the correct pre-squished dimensions.


    Another option would be to use an Extrude Along Path of the negative shape, then subtract that from a regular extrude.


    Worked like a charm--thanks!


    Increased the extrude (solid) from 4" to 6 3/8"





    Then scaled the fillet Z by 0.625 (5/8") which brought the height back down to a squished 4"


    Screen Shot 2021-04-15 at 10.16.54 PM.png


    I'm sure this design will develop but it feels great to deliver a 3D model precisely as spec'd by the client.


    That said, echoing @Kevin McAllister that I was expecting, and am still hoping for fillet controls similar to the Round Rectangle tool... 


    Screen Shot 2021-04-15 at 10.13.23 PM.png

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  7. Hoping to accomplish 2 things:

    1. At a basic level, simply change the Dim Standard of all dims in all VP's (or selected VP's if that makes more sense)
    2. At a more complex level, a worksheet (not a script) that would allow me manage all dim's in the same way that I can manage all drawing labels (screenshot attached). I still feel like this is already achievable but I'm just overlooking something obvious... 

    For the record (pardon the pun), I really do have to dimension these objects on the SLVP's because it's the same object with 6 different view / VP's: top, front, bottom, left, right, iso


    Screen Shot 2021-04-15 at 1.54.44 PM.png

  8. @drelARCH ugh, so close... but still trapped above the annotation layer to apply the attributes.


    I'm honestly at the point where if I can't edit annotations via a worksheet, it doesn't belong in the annotation layer. There's just so much time and energy wasted entering and exiting annotation layers for the most tedious of edits. If I have to edit 1 thing x every VP, that's enough to ruin my day. And that would be on a good day.

  9. Is there a way to create this filleted edge in 3D?





    Client provided the 2D elevation. I'm trying to match that in 3D. I'm sure I could accomplish it with subdivision modeling but I'm trying to keep it simple for parametric editing as the design develops... 


    The screenshot below is a 1" radius:



  10. On 7/15/2020 at 8:34 AM, MHBrown said:

    Hi, Jeremy,

    The 3D fillet tool fails all the time on all sorts of curved shapes, so it is not specific to this shape. I've tried applying smaller and smaller fillets until one works, but that is not a solution since it is not the fillet I want. It seems to be a problem with how the tool is coded.




    I just discovered that trying a smaller fillet (1/4" in this case) works to back into a successful operation, and then I can increase the size of the fillet in the OIP to get what I want (1" in this case).

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