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Posts posted by FRED JOHNSON

  1. I have never been able to get acceptable results with the trace bitmap tool. I have switched to using Adobe Streamline for this sort of thing, and it doesn't do a great job but better than VW. Is there any plan to improve the sensitivity of this tool in the future?

  2. OK got model of 3 story building and wireframe looks good..select "final hidden line" rendering mode and it looks like its going to take forever once it starts. Is there a keyboard combination to STOP the rendering.

    Mac OS 9, VW 8.5 + Architect

  3. 1. You give each layer the "print scale" desired. when you select the print command the driver should present you with the available choice of sheet sizes.

    2. select the line tool, click to start the line, tab into the edit window, type "4'" move the mouse in the direction you want the line to grow and click.

    3. Layout tabs in Acad represent paperspace viewports for the purpose of printing specific drawing areas to a specific scale - VW has no equal function, use the layer scale and sheets.

    4. ACAD is 1:1, VW is "print scale by layer.

    Note: All of the above and much more is covered in the manual.

    Hope this gets you started!

  4. I have found vw great for generating quick interior space perspective views. I have a situation which has me stumpped...having drawn a soffit on a separate layer how do I extrude two round ducts on either side of it? I generally print out a draft and do a hand overlay with color for presentations; I have sketched in the ducts by hand but would really like to know how to do this. HELP PLEASE!!

  5. I'm still using 8.5 (architect) and I find (also being from the "old School") the time spennt in doing it the old way but using as many of the vw features as possible has been cost effective. For instance, I use the window elevation symbols but switching to elevation view, converting to group and inserting in my elevations which are usually drawn on the plan/top view. I did download a script which turns the model into 4 flat elevations on a separate sheet which is a timesaver. Cross-sections I do manually so I can "build" them as I work.

  6. Rugged Ball & Peter

    I have a hard copy of the VW8.5 instructions as to how to set up a simple House Model, I guess this no longer exists on the website. If you email me off forum at upj1@aol.com with your address I can mail you the instructions.


  7. My question was offsetting walls with a command or menu tool similar to the offset tool I now use to offset lines. Again, vectordepot has this tool for downloading.

  8. Robert,

    Over at vectordepot someone has a tool available that will offset a wall object similar to offseting lines. I was wondering if this sort of thing found its way into the standard vwa package. If it did not may I suggest such a feature as a wish list item.


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