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  1. I only discovered by experiment the difference of where the pitching line is located makes when I was trying to figure out how to get both eaves on a skillion roof like that above to have the same eaves profile. Many years later a user asked me how to get the top edge of a roof to have a square cut so I tried moving the pitching line to the top edge and it worked. I'm pretty sure I have previously posted this solution on the Techboard as the answer for a similar query as yours.
  2. You can do it with a Roof Face object. All you need to do is set the pitching line at the top edge of the roof. You can get different effects by changing where the pitching line is: - Everything below it or at it will have your set eaves treatment. - Everything above it will have a vertical edge. Skillion roof with square cut top edge v2020.vwx Skillion roof with square cut top edge v2019.vwx
  3. You can use the U key to toggle between the three cursor selection modes. Set it to the first mode. The first time this dialog box appears checkmark it before hitting the YES button so it doesn't come up every time you get to the first mode. The U, I, O and P keys toggle between the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th modes of tools on the tool bar respectively. These keyboard shortcuts work with all tools that have multiple modes and choices.
  4. If you have your Snaps set correctly on the Snaps palette there is no need for loci because the points you mention will already be available when you use the Move (and copy) by Points tool.
  5. It only works on Roof Face objects. So you would need to ungroup your Roof object to get access to the Roof Face objects. An easier way though is to reshape your larger Roof object with the Reshape tool to give you the configuration you want.
  6. Use the Connect/Combine tool on the Basic tool palette. Click on face of first roof and then drag to face of second roof.
  7. Data Visualization now works on Design Layers in Vw 2020. On Design Layers it gives you live updating as you change the Record of an object. Sheet Layer Viewports are used to provide views of the Data for printing. The image below shows the Data Visualization being used to graphically show the size of lots.
  8. You need to edit the Rustic Shutter symbol in your file and change the Class of its 3D components to the Class created for the rustic shutters.
  9. Edit the 3D component of the Rustic Shutter symbol and change its Class from None to the Class you have created for the shutter. Window with Rustic Shutters..vwx
  10. If you want different textures for different components of the Window object you need to define the Texture as part of the Class for each Component and then on the OIP set the Texture to Class Texture. I know that seems a little obtuse but that is the way Vectorworks does it.
  11. Are the existing windows Vectorworks Window objects or are they Symbols? If they are Vectorworks Window objects use the command Update Plug-in objects in the Utilities sub menu menu in the Tools menu. If they are Symbols edit the Symbol to see if they are Vectorworks Window objects. If they are then update them. If they are Symbols that are not Vectorworks Window objects then you should be able to Class the individual 3D component parts. Also check to see if the shutters have been modelled separately.
  12. You control the appearance of the different components of the Window object by Classes. Create a unique Class for the external or internal shutters, choose the colour you want (or the texture you want) and set the Class properties to Use at creation. Then assign that Class to the external or internal shutters in the Window Settings dialog box.
  13. Tamsin, the weird unit expression is definitely a bug. The non appearance of the set units in a new file is not a bug though. Some users assume that units are a global preference. ie all they have to do is choose Imperial or metric. Unfortunately it isn't.
  14. It is not a bug. It is working as designed (WAD). Dimensions are not a global preference. They are a file preference. When you set Dimension preferences you are only doing it for the active file. If you want those preferences to become a default for your work you can only do it by saving those settings as part of a Template file. To 'recall' them you then need to use that template file as the 'base' for the new file you are creating. Or you can create a unique 'Dimension Style' and then import that. Easier to incorporate it as part of your 'template file'.

 

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