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Dubman

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  1. Ha, I think I figured it out, for some reason I do not know, that when I click on Edit Wall Hole Component that I do not see anything else, I figured out you draw the hole object centered on that edit page, that is how it worked for me. Thanks!
  2. Marissa, I spoke to soon. I was able to do everything with your file. I even made the hole in wall object a 1/4" wider on each side so I could have the same jamb material thru out. Now I'm trying to do this in my original file & it is not working, mine looks like the wall surface & door surface are competing for the same space. question- in wire frame perspective, when I click on edit wall hole object & see nothing, no door or wall wire frame, is this what you see? Then I noticed you wall hole object was drawn in the middle of the page, not over top of the door symbol, are you drawing the hole object in random space while in the edit hole object mode? I drew my wall hole object extrude in the center of the edit screen with nothing else showing, I drew a 6'-0"x10" rectangle & extruded it up 6'-8" & made it solid. This did not do the same as yours, it make the two surfaces compete. I even made my hole object extrude 24" thk. & still get the same results. The VW help web page shows that you trace around your object in the wall, but I do not get this in my drawing.
  3. Thanks Marissa, I see what you did, I was trying the same but I did not make the extrude wider than the wall & door object like your is. That is what I was doing wrong. Thanks! I also moved the insertion point to align with the interior of the room. This is for a TV show & our set walls are one sided about 3 1/2" & all door jambs are made to 6" thick
  4. Yes I tried inserting a new ( already created ) door symbol, it inserts correctly & in wire frame I can see the hole opening in the wall, but I do not get any edit 3D wall hole component options. Even using the Building Shell Tool Set "Door" & inserting it into the wall, I can see the wall hole opening, but no option of editing the wall hole. These are different results that when I create my own symbol & insert it into the wall. The OIP list my door as Symbol IN Wall with the name of the door as I gave the symbol & yes I am inserting it far as I know correctly, also FYI my door symbol is with a 6" thick jamb/wall thickness and my wall is a 3 1/2" one sided set wall, not knowing if this matters. Attached is the file with my door in the set wall, a resource browser door in the same wall & a Tool Sets Building Shell door tool door in the same wall with each labeled. I also deleted from my symbol the solid 3d rectangle object that I thought I needed for the wall hole object & now the door has inserted its self correctly except for the hole in the wall, its to the outer edge of the trim & not the jamb, I got the 2D version to work correct in the jamb by using "Locus" for the insertion point on each jamb, but not able to do this with the 3d. Also, the door from the Building Tool Set does not have any thickness to the leaf, and in the settings under Leaf thickness, it only changes the depth into the jamb the door face sits, not the thickness of the leaf, is this the way it is suppose to be? Thanks for any advice on this MyCourtRoom-3D.vwx
  5. Does anybody know of a video on "Adding a 3D Wall Hole Component to a Symbol Definition" , I'm trying everything that is noted in the VectorWorks help web page, but do not get the same results. I have created a 2D/3D symbol of a double slab door with a hollow metal frame. I'm having problems in getting the 3D symbol into a wall correctly. I've inserted the symbol into a wall & selected the Edit 3D Wall Hole Component, I then trace the door profile on the wall surface & then extrude it to the wall thickness & give it a solid fill. When I select the exit button & do not see the door face in the wall, in other words it is not removing the section of the wall where the door is.
  6. the install was easy, I did not migrate all file to 2017 & still have 2016 installed. I'm using 2017 on a 4 week job. So far only hassles was with the new Resource Browser. Now they want you to search for a resource instead of opening folders, but in some searches, I have locked up VW to where I had to force it to close. And when searching certain item, like Door Hardware, I get nothing, but I see the folder with the 3d hardware. Also in some searches, I get many different items that have nothing to do with my search. I find it quicker to have like items group in folders. I have been making my favorites folder with all of the line types, & objects I use a lot & just leave that folder open. Also, another small aggravating problem I'm having is being able to enter a number in feet in the Object Info Browser & floating Data Bar, I press the number key & then the foot key, the one to the left of ENTER on the key board, I get nothing, when I hit it a second time, I get what looks like an inch mark & then hit Delete/Backspace once to enter a foot dimension. It works correctly some of the time, but more often it does not. Now this works fine in VW2016 & other software. My graphics is working fine when set to Good Performance & Compatibility. Better than other settings
  7. When searching in the Resource Browser, Door Hardware, nothing comes up, but yet I can open the folder of Door Hardware & see lots of 3d door hardware. Is there a better wording to use for the door hardware? Also, would be great if we can cancel out of a search, I keep getting the hour glass in other searches & can not get out of. Thanks!
  8. I reduced the dpi to 100% & yes now I can see/use the ok button to accept the changes. Thanks!
  9. Sorry, I always use upper case text for my work & leave cap lock on. I've done nothing to my computer from using VW 2016 to installing VW 2017, but I will now try adjusting the dpi scaling to see if I can use the OK button in the door options window. Thanks
  10. I HAVE 1920x1080 RESOLUTION 7 WHEN I DOUBLE CLICK A DOOR MADE WITH THE DOOR TOOL, TO CHANGE IT'S DETAILS, THE DIALOG WINDOW IS SO LARGE I CAN NOT CLICK THE OK BUTTON TO ACCEPT THE CHANGES, ITS BELOW MY MONITOR & I CAN NOT RESIZE THE WINDOW. SO I CAN NEVER MAKE CHANGES THIS WAY. THE ONLY WAY CAN SELECT THE OPTIONS I NEED FOR THIS DOOR IS TO SET THEM ALL BEFORE PLACING IT IN MY DRAWING. WHY ARE ALL OF THE WINDOWS SO BIG?
  11. I'VE SELECTED OPENGL, IN THE TOOLS/OPTIONS/VW PREF/3D, WHEN CHANGING FROM A 2D PLAN TO A PERSPECTIVE OR 3D VIEW, BUT IT IS STAYING IN A WIRE FRAME, NOT CHANGING TO THE OPENGL. IS THERE ANOTHER SETTING I NEED TO CHECK TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN AUTOMATICALLY? I KNOW I CAN DO THIS MANUALLY, BUT FOR QUICK PERSPECTIVE CHECK & BACK TO A 2D, ITS ADDING ANOTHER CLICK OR TWO. THANKS
  12. No I was not using the search, I was going into the folders to access the objects. I'll start using it & see how it goes, Thanks Jim
  13. the new resource browser has way to many folders of the same type of components with only one file in it in the VW libraries. This causes more clicks to get to the files, so using windows explorer, I consolidated the same object folders to one folder in the VW libraries, object type folder, for all of the cabinet types, I changed the name of the first folder to CABINETS, then cut copied each other file in the cabinets files, into the first. But now when I close & reopen VW & use the resource browser to the object type folder, all of the cabinet folders are still there, it does not change this in the resource browser. How do I consolidate the same objects file into to a single folder?
  14. Why with the door & window tool you can only splay the interior & exterior wall details? Who does this to their buildings? Why not an additional selection to set either the interior or exterior wall out more than the jamb & to be able to add a brick mold or other trim? Also, could there be a choice to select a trim symbol for the interior & exterior trim to doors & windows, the rectangle choices are good for basic design, but to make sure how all trim meets together it would be nice to add it in the door & window tool, instead of using the follow along path tool.
  15. thanks, now I found it under the community links where I should check more often. I will re-post it there
  16. Why with the door & window tool you can only splay the interior & exterior wall details? Who does this to their buildings? Why not an additional selection to set either the interior or exterior wall out more than the jamb & to be able to add a brick mold or other trim?
  17. Yes, I dislike SketchUp too & yes I can do the same with VW. But most people above my position use SketchUp here in the TV & film business. It is used more for 3D designing because the majority have not learned any cad software. For them SU was cheaper & easier for them to use & they even use it for 2d drawings, which I have heard directly the construction department hates them because they are not accurate. My position is not the 3d design end, its the construction drawings I do of the sets to be built. I have done my own architectural projects in 3D with VW.
  18. But I still want the light to be on, just not see the source in the model. I tried putting the light on its own class but when I turn the class off the light turns off also. I do not want to see the object creating the light, for as I have it floating in the room I have a model of.
  19. Thanks for the offer, I'm just playing around with it, 90% of my work is 2d construction drawings from my superiors sketchup files.
  20. This is the add on you need to do the animation I'm talking about http://www.ozcad.com.au/products/animationworks.php not sure if I'll buy it at this time though.
  21. thanks for the reply, yes I have and have done the create animation along a path, but even with the help, it show the camera moving along the different points, or saved views. I'm keeping the camera in the same place & moving an object in each different saved view, with the hopes of making it look like its moving. With keeping the camera still & making the animation with the different saved views, I get no line of velocity of the movement between views, I guess because the camera is not moving. The animations seems to be recording the camera movement between the saved views. I guess this is not possible. Thanks though!
  22. I'm trying to do a small animation with the camera staying in the same place with the object changing in each saved view in the animation. I have a double doors with a pull down attic stair above it. I'm trying to show that when you open these new double 1'-6" doors, then you can lower the pull down stairs, with the wall, trim, & head jamb moving with the pull down stair. I have both the door & stair duplicated in open/closed classes so I can turn them off & on as needed in each saved view. When I try to make the animation, I get no velocity, I guess because the camera is not moving. Is this even possible to animate? Thanks!
  23. Thanks, I'll add deselect to my menu.
  24. How come after creating a wall recess, which I had to to add brick mold to the exterior of a door in a 4" stud wall & brick veneer 3d wall, it keeps selecting the ghost handles of the recess object that is not there whenever I click in the middle of the room with this exterior wall that has no floor. Its very hard to un-click this recess object that you can not see. I have to click multiple times the selection tool or very far away from the objects in the drawing. Or by selecting another object. I really wish a right mouse click anywhere in the drawing would give you the option of deselecting everything like VW had in the old days, why that was removed I'll never know.
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