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  1. Matt Hall

    push pull tool it doesn't subtract

    Thanks, It works for me sometimes but not always. I'm sure once you get the feel it, its second nature. If I stuck with piano lessons as a child, maybe my brain and fingers would be able to talk to each other and master this move.
  2. when i use the push pull tool it doesn't subtract. I hold the alt/option key. it has work a few time but can get it even time. what am i missing
  3. Matt Hall

    Data Tag - Room Finishes - Space Tool

    I've had problems trying to use the my old space labels as well as trying to move to the new data tag system. I've asked two people at Vectorworks to show me a working document and/or procedure for using the new data tags to fill a room finish schedule. I haven't had any response. I'm at a loss
  4. The 2019 Data tag tool looks really good. Tagging objects is simple but I cannot figure out how to use the information properly. The space labels I had set up in 2018 for finish plan and floor plans no longer work in 2019. I think I can modify the graphics of the new room data tags but I can't get the info to layout correctly in a room schedule. I cannot find any procedures on how to tag a space and generate a room schedule base on the 2019 data tag tool. I'm sure I can come up with a work around but there has to be a procedure that Vectorworks has worked through using the 2019 tool sets. How is Vectorworks designed to tag a space and make a room finish schedule? Is there a file or video out there that can show me?
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    Door Demolition Class

    Existing, Demo and Proposed work flow in a BIM world I see a number of post on the subject of how to work with Existing, Demo, and Proposed items in a drawing set. All of the answers look like work arounds that are fine for simple drawings or a 2D drawing. Building a model using stories, styles and BIM objects change everything. The more I work with VectorWorks the way I believe it is designed to work the easier it is be to build and maintain standards and transition between versions. To work in the BIM world it is important it is to control lots of objects with classes and think of layers as floor levels. Problem with setting up a basic architectural drawing I believe a core process of anyone using VectorWorks for Architecture is to draw existing walls and doors, be able to turn some walls and doors into demo work, then add new doors and walls. I can do all of this and maintain my building model, but I need to create 3 versions of every class and/or style. Setting up classes or styles for one project is not a big deal but you don't want to customized every item in every project you work on. Setting up templates, symbols and styles for new, existing and demo is really to much to manage. Proposed Solution for VectorWorks to consider Draw your walls and insert your doors Click the doors and or walls you want and designate them as "demolition, proposed, existing, phase one or phase two" This could be managed with a check box in the object info pallet or as sub class. (maybe even a right click with the mouse) The class might be "door main and a sub class might be "door main - Existing" You would need be able to control visibility and graphics but not have to manually make then assign all the parts of a wall or door to another class You might even be able to turn on auto classing A bonus feature might be: If you demo a door you tell it how to infill the hole in the wall, maybe a new wall or a new door.
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    Ceiling Tile in 2d and 3d

    I am laying out an acoustical ceiling in a building, It looks like I need to draw the ceiling twice, first with the ceiling tile tool for 2d drawings and a then with the ceiling tile slab for 3d drawings. Old workflow Use the Ceiling tile tool. I create poly from walls and change the poly to a ceiling tile object. Then adjust the grid to fit in the room and lights the way I want. This has worked well for 2d drawings. New Workflow I started by creating a slab from the walls and use the ceiling tile slab that is already in vector work. This made a convincing acoustical ceiling in 3d but It does not seem to show up as a grid ceiling in 2d. I also need to adjust the grid to fit each room. The flow between modeling and construction documents has come a long way. I can't believe there is not a way to layout a ceiling grid quickly and have it work for 2d and 3d Am I missing something?
  7. Matt Hall

    Window tags in elevation

    I have the same issue. Window tags from the other side of the building showing through in my elevation.
  8. Matt Hall

    Waiting for previous file operation to complete

    I have the exact same issue as the 2016 post above. Any solutions found in the since then.
  9. Matt Hall

    New Baseboard plugin from Andrea Facchinello

    I love it Is this a plug in i can download and install? might it also be used for wainscott tile or panels Thank you Matt
  10. I would like to take a single object, symbol or plug in and tell it to be “Proposed”, “Existing”, Demolition”, or even Phase 1, Phase 2, etc.) Everything I put into a drawing is either anew object (black line), an existing object (gray line), or an object to be demolished (dashed line). Each object has its own look and can be turned on or off. We do this with classes, but it requires 3 symbols for the same object. I need to have that toilet symbol for new work, existing and demo. If I have 4 toilets in my library I have to manage 12 objects. I need to have 3 classes for everything, "AN-Door" (new Door), "AE-Door" (existing Door) and "AD-Door" (demo Door), "A" for Architecture and "N, E, D" for New, Exist and Demo If I had "A-Door" Class and could sort the object has New, Exist or Demo it would greatly reduce the class and library management requirements. The use of styles is a great move but to for my door example it would still require multiple styles and/or classes to be set up.
  11. Matt Hall

    Bringing several house models into a site model

    Omitting the crop did it Thank you
  12. I have 4 independent house models each build in its own document each using their own stories and layer structure. I would like to bring them into a site model. I can bring the houses in as a plan viewport onto the site but cannot view the site and house in 3D. I can create a symbol of the house and bring it into the site model. This seems to be the best method but when I make a symbol of the house the walls that are tied into the stories no longer align with the correct levels


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