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  1. Attached, please see the screenshot of the Wall Preferences dialog box with no ok button to actually create a unique wall type.

    I can name all the wall components and create the wall component attributes. Then I can name the new wall type with the Assign Name dialog box and then hit the ok button for this, which brings me back to the Wall Preferences dialog box with no ok button to complete the process.

    I am going exactly as suggested within the Jonathan Pick tutorial book and CD videos, which has an ok button to complete the task.

    Any ideas?

  2. I am going through the Jonathan Pickup , Vectorworks

    Architect tutorial book and I am in the area of creating a new wall style...just a random exterior wall of my own, with random standard exterior wall components.

    I have downloaded Vectorworks 2015 and I am using the architect palette.

    I am following along the Pickup tutorial, by creating a new exterior wall of my own, as shown in the tutorial book, I list and plug-in all the wall components, thicknesses, classes all other required attributes in the Edit Wall Style and Wall Preference dialog boxes and I then give a name for the new exterior wall in the Assign Name dialog box. I then click ok in the Assign Name dialog box, which brings me back the Wall Preferences dialog box, which simply does not have an ok button to accept and create this random exterior wall. The pickup tutorial book and cd video has this ok button and with this, can create a unique wall style.

    I simply cannot create a unique wall style.

  3. Hello,

    I have Vectorworks 2015 "Student Version.

    I am trying to create various wall styles. I am able to follow through all the steps within the Wall Preferences dialog box and then, when I assign a style name to the wall within the Assign Name dialog box and select ok within, this then sends me back to the Wall Preferences dialog box, where there is simply no ok button to complete the task.

    The enter button is of no use.

    I am unable to create new wall styles.

    Any ideas?


  4. I believe that I figured-out how to set a dimension style.

    It is accomplished by: Dim Std.>Custom Standards>Edit Custom Dimension Standard dialog box>Text Style selection box, once a Text Style has been developed, which is shown in the Vectorworks Architect tutorial book.

  5. Hello Everyone,

    Problem: 2D drawing elevation drawing of a double-hung window.

    Drawing an elevation of a 6/6 double-hung window elevation with each sash having muntin bars that have a grille pattern of 3 horizontal and 2 vertical (resulting in each sash having 6 glass panels) Each muntin bar is 3/4-inches in width.

    Having drawn the window elevation and trying to create the muntin bar/grille pattern...I calculated the spacing mathematically and subtracted the total muntin bar width to place the muntin bars, as required to acheive equal glass panels in the window sash...yes I know, this is one way (labor intensive and tedious).

    I understand that there is a Vectorworks tool that allows you to draw one 3/4-inch wide muntin bar and then select the number required to be placed, as required, to achieve equal glass panels.

    Is anyone familiar with this tool and procedure?

    Thank you,


  6. I believe that I may or maynot know how to set-up a dimension standard and what the step-by-steps are.

    I can't set a standard for text, but I don't believe that I see anything specifically for dimension standards, which locks a text style to the dimension used.

    That problem that I currently am having is that everytime that I place a dimension, I have to edit it from the Object Info Palette to match the text notes.

    I'm sure its something very obvious and simple. As with text (Format Text), there doesn't seem to be a Format Dimensions dialog box.

    Thank you,


  7. Hello Everyone,

    I'm trying to get my dimension text to match my note text.

    I've set a text style for my general notes, but everytime that I place a dimension, I have to go back to the Info Palette to change the completed dimension from Un-texted to Dimension 12 pt within the Text Style selection box, in order to have the note text match the dimension text.

    Any Ideas,

    Thank you,


  8. Hello Everyone,

    Please bear with me.

    This is the problem:

    1. Have drawn a rectangle: 1-inch wide x 6-inches high.

    2. Trying to drawn a simple line from the lower-left corner to the upper-right corner. Line will not connect to the end point of the upper-right corner. The line command seems to be locked into an angular dimension of either 90-degrees or 60-degrees.

    3. I have the Snap to Object; Snap to Intersection; Smart Points; Smart Edge and Snap to Angle activated. I've also tried this function with all the snaps de-activated.

    I know I've missing some obvious and simple function...any ideas?

    Thank you,


  9. Hello Everyone,

    I am trying to cut a 3D section through a small one story, pitched roof tutorial house.

    I am following the tutorial and I have chosen Model>Cut 3D Section to create a building section.

    I only achieve a partial building section with no roof structure shown? Totally confused! Again, any ideas?

    On another note: How do you "Turn off Display Planar Objects"?

    Thank you,


  10. Hello everyone,

    I must say that this program has been a real struggle for me!

    In any event, when I am trying to make static elevations by using the Convert Copy to Lines command and then trying to save this to the Elevations layers, as suggested in my tutorial book...the Vectorworks program has crashed all night long while trying to complete this function.

    I can complete one elevation, but any further attempts at other elevations result in crashing of the program.

    Any ideas what I an doing wrong?

    Thank you,


  11. It seems to me that Hidden Line of Current Render Mode prevents the model from going from View>Projection>Normal Perspective to View>Projection>Orthogonal (which allows for the various 3D rotated views within Current View, such as, Right Isometric).

    In order to obtain the various Isometric Views, the model has to be in Wire Frame Mode or some other mode than that of Hidden Line Mode.

  12. Hello Everyone,

    I've just set a saved perspective view within Saved Views of my simple small house model and I am about to apply some surface hatching to the exterior wall surfaces and roof.

    The problem that I am experiencing, is that the model seems to be locked within a saved perspective view, that will not allow me to 3D rotate the model within Current View>Right Isometric, etc. to apply the surface hatching to the various surfaces.

    I have repeatedly gone to View>Projection>Normal Perspective and tried unsuccessfully to select View>Projection>Orthogonal to allow me to use the Current View function. Every-time that I try to make this change, the change reverts back to Normal Perspective with the locked view? Any ideas?

    Is being in Hidden Line mode have anything to do with this problem that I am having? It seems like Wireframe, Polygon, Open GL and others will allow me to rotate the model in isometric?

    Thank you,


  13. Hello,

    Jonathan indeed was kind enough to take time to guide me through the Solids Subtraction "ALT Key method.

    I must admit, that is easy, if one gets the timing and sequence dialed-in...then it works every-time. However, that is the key.

    Also, I wonder if the Automatic Working Plane was not activated somehow, during my many failed attempts.

    In any event, I'd like to again thank Jonathan for his personal tutorial.

    As an aside Jonathan, in light of our discussion, I did purchase the Architect Tutorial Manual.

    Thank you,


  14. Regarding Subtract Solids...holding down the ALT key just doesn't seem to work.

    However after trial and error and stumbling around in the dark, this does work for Subtracting Solids once a circle is located within a plate:

    1: Activate Tool Sets > Push/Pull Tool.

    2. Extruded circle through object (plate).

    3. Select both objects.

    4. Model > Subtract Solids.

    5. Select Object dialog box appears.

    6. Click OK.

    Resulting in a hole in a plate.

    Unfortunately I've spent too much time with other sources with no success.

    4:30 in the morning,



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