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mike m oz

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  1. The Non-Plot Class is created by both Door and Window Objects.
  2. My observation from years of experience helping people sort out Vw problems. I've seen more than a few users tie themselves up in knots by setting their None Class to invisible or having its line weight set to zero or using a pen colour that matches the colour of their background.
  3. The None Class is the equivalent of the 0 Layer in Autocad. You need to have it visible all the time including in every Sheet Layer and Design Layer Viewport. It also needs to have a pen thickness and a visible pen colour.
  4. Three things to check: 1) Is your None Class set to visible on your design layers and your Sheet Layer Viewports? The None Class needs to be always visible. 2) Is your None Class pen thickness set to 0.00? If it is then that is why you can't see the leaf and swing linework. 3) Is your pen colour set to the same colour as your screen background? That would make the leaf and swing 'invisible'.
  5. In the list immediately above you need to hilight the item you want to define the height of.
  6. Ceilings need to be a separate object type that can be horizontal, raked and vertical (for bulkheads). Their components also need to seamlessly join. We also need the ability to have walls automatically clip ceiling components so the structural cores join.
  7. Make sure your Door object container Class and its component Classes all have fills. There is a Hardware tab in settings. Make sure Include Hardware has a checkmark against it and you have selected a Hardware Set.
  8. Check Document Preferences to see if you have Enable legacy 2D features turned on and Turn on unified view turned on. Both should be set to off.
  9. The Auto Plane / Working Plane toggles only activates when you have a 2D drawing tool selected. The Align Plane tool will give you screen plane. You can also switch the Working Plane mode between Layer Plane and Auto-Plane with the back slash key.
  10. Try deleting your User folder and then let Vectorworks create a new one when you restart it. In Vectorworks Preferences under the User Folders tab there is a Reveal in Finder button.
  11. Line-weight, the Chain Extrude command has always only worked on paths which have straight line segments. The paths also need to be parallel to the Ground Plane.
  12. Model it how you think it would be built. If all the battens need to be the same size and shape try using Duplicate along Path in Fixed Distance mode.
  13. Possible that some users will want shims between butting units to replicate the real life scenario of adjusting units so they are vertical. Likely that would be the same width as the jamb to wall shims. Thus maybe separate shim thickness are needed for wall jambs and butting jambs.
  14. Matt, One way around the problem would be to have user defined shim gaps for each edge. A better way would be for butting shim gaps to automatically set themselves to zero when units are butted up again each other.
  15. Whilst the 'author' might understand what is going on with complex sections like those proposed, will the contractor, subcontractors and tradesmen understand it. The risk is them not understanding it and errors occurring on site. The resulting argy bargy about who is responsible and who is going to pay to fix the mistakes is territory best avoided.
  16. Zoomer, you can do all of your first three with the custom configuration of the Window tool. The last one you can do with the Door and Window tools. The only issue appears to be the Wall break line that shows in Plan View when you have shim gaps. Set the shim gaps to zero and there is no Wall break line in Plan View.
  17. Zoomer, can you please provide elevation views of what you need.
  18. Window tool: - Click on the Settings button and in the General Pane select Custom Configuration. - Edit the Custom Configuration to define your number of columns. - Define the window type for each cell. Windoor tool: - Click on the Form button. - Create two horizontal cells. - Select which casement type you want in each cell.
  19. If you want to taper to a single point use the menu command Tapered Extrude (Model menu) and enter the taper angle you want. If you want to taper to a single line top edge then draw a line where you want that to be, then select the line and rectangle and use the menu command Multiple Extrude (Model menu) and give it the height you want. There are other ways to do both, but these are the simplest way to do it.
  20. It isn't just about showing the client the design. They need to be able to explore and understand what their project will be like. Thus we need to be able to give a client a 3D model of the building and the site that they can easily navigate around.
  21. It isn't just about showing the client the design. They need to be able to explore and understand what their project will be like. Thus we need to be able to give a client a 3D model of the building and the site that they can easily navigate around.
  22. The architecture paradigm is rapidly changing and those that don't start working in 3D will end up being marginalised.
  23. I have a client who is having difficulty with the PC Navigation. Advice on how to get them a better experience would be greatly appreciated.
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