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  1. I put a heliodon (sun) on the layer that will be in the viewport (usually floor or a site layer) for some shading and use custom Renderworks for background render set to high in the render options (not the OIP). I'll sometimes use hidden line in the foreground render options - depends what I'm going for. Elevation sheet layer dpi to 200 or 300. It took me lots of experimenting to work out a style that replicated what I used to output in revit, but what I doing now is considerably better I think! When experimenting with render settings always save before hand so if you end up committing accidentally (start with low quality settings!) to something that will take way too long you can force quit VW if you can't stop the render. Happy experimenting!
  2. Data tags are the way to go. I've not used the Windoor tags for ages - way more flexible. Pretty sure there is a video on the university on how to create them.
  3. Did you want the actual sill component or just the window to look like it was made from an extrusion? I've managed to get the standard window tool to play ball.. windoor on the other hand leaves the sill thickness below the window on both sides and turning internal trim off turns off the reveal. ARGH. I've had far more 'joy' getting the standard tool to look more like reality lately...
  4. ctrl alt del, open task manager, select the the startup tab and disable every application that doesn't need to run at startup. Pays to google what you are disabling in some cases, as the names of some application executable in the list aren't obvious..
  5. Windoor doesn't do do stops either unfortunately...
  6. Since data tags arrived, I've stopped using the windoor tags and made custom data tags that you can tag windoor objects in either the design layer or viewport annotations - so much more flexible. There is a video on the ozcad site covering them and also how to display user field data as well.
  7. Exactly - I used surface array and a small extrude of a profiled metal cladding to make the roof and wall cladding on the attached - it gives infinitely more realism to renders than displacement mapping can or where this isn't available.
  8. Yep for the mx ergo and 3dconnexion space mouse. Never leave home without ‘em. I struggle to use VW without the space mouse these days.
  9. I've got Big Sur on a 15" 2019 MBP, 2.3ghz 8 core, 32gb RAM running a Radeon RX580 8gb card in an eGPU with two 27" dell monitors at 2560x1440 - VW 2021 SP2 working as well as it did on Catalina except for fuzzy toolbar icons on the dell monitors running at native resolution.. all the other palettes and quick prefs are nice and crisp .
  10. @JuanPI'm still having the jumping issue mentioned above with the latest beta driver build r3278 - is there any feedback on this issue you can share?
  11. I do residential and light commercial - and model everything in VW, including the site and the 2d detailing work. These latter two areas alone are where I find ArchiCAD falls over, and I've found modelling in VW so much more direct and intuitive as well - especially for structural members. I also find its the little things - like add surface and clip surface, then extrude or convert to slab to name one, that speed up my work; I find Archicad's workflow arduous. V2021 made a number of great usability tweaks - the only major gripe I have left is updating viewports - which will hopefully evaporate once Redshift integration comes along..
  12. Can vouch for InteriorCAD xs - phenomenal product.
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