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  1. Extruding a profile and using the surface array command does the business. If your profile has a tweak to the ridge that laps under the next sheet it looks 99% realistic
  2. My bad - I thought it flew open briefly right at the beginning as it looked like the mouse hovered over the text layer.. just watched it back on half speed.. and it was Friday (here) and it's been a hectic few weeks... that's my excuse anyway lol! But... I bet they won't. Like most improvements or new features, it winds up being just short of the mark. Back referencing being a good example. Why on earth is there no global pref to always allow labels to always back ref?? Who thought having to dig into dialogs for every viewport was a good idea.. or am I missing something... Anyhoo.. instead of just adding a ribbonesq toolbar, the tool and attributes palettes are still a mess.. Attributes could be in the tool bar or in smart options, the tools could have been in a six segment smart options - having only four is just short of being game changing in having access to all tools under the cursor. In the current GUI, there are lots of places to do some things - not all - like visibility. This looks like a new coat of paint and reorg other than genuine workflow improvements.. with the exception of the text and size dropdowns... but how long has this been requested? With subs, the money needs to be put where the mouth is and follow through with really good, well thought out upgrades. If its nearly ready, where is the community involvement? you know, input from people who stare and curse at it daily?
  3. This is a missed opportunity in the the class and layer drop downs could have had the visibility functionality of the palettes, thereby negating their need to be present...
  4. Some very nice additions to the road map 👌
  5. '19 was good, '21 was mint right out of the gate... '22.. a bit petulant. Worst was `18... was actively looking to switch then, but decided to stick it out and '19 put a bit of a smile back. All PC.
  6. Archicad is about to go from $550 per month to $1100 per month in this neck of the woods... Revit is holding at $495 per month with VW $330 per month... still the best bang for buck.
  7. I don't think it's a case of prioritizing windows users, macs don't support hardware based raytracing which is what twinmotions pathtracer requires. Enscape utilizes raytracing and Nvidia's DLSS for AI based upsampling. So with apple not willing to play ball with raytracing hardware and other advances by more open entities rendering is going to streak ahead on windows machines.
  8. Just tested this - the text colour of a text style will change colour when assigned to a class with a different colour to the text style - but it unstyles the text in the process. What would be desirable I think, is for it to keep the text styled while still adopting class parameters like colour, so that if the text style is edited, will still update throughout the file.
  9. Cheers 🙂 I've noticed it looks subtly better switching to Redshift - and renders a bit quicker too. The font is called DINCond I found after a hunt for a decent free condensed DIN font. I used the Barlow condensed google font for a while too - that looks very similar.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. Ross Harris

    2021 Issues

    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..
  14. Windoor doesn't do do stops either unfortunately...
  15. 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.
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