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    Roof Construction

    Create Roof Face objects for each roof plane (AEC menu).
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    Flippin' Flipped Doors

    The only flipping in the wall should be to define which side of the wall is the outside face of the door. Whether the door opens in or out and whether it is left hand or right hand should be parameters. Windows should have similar parameters so flipping within the wall is not necessary. When a door or window is selected there needs to be a marker that identifies which is the outside face.
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    Flippin' Flipped Doors

    That is a solution that won't be obvious to many users. Surely it would be better to not have work arounds or flipping. Have the real word options for: - left and right hand doors. - doors opening in and out.
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    Flippin' Flipped Doors

    It could be fixed by adding the ability to have doors open in or open out.
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    How to flip a door that's not attached to a wall?

    Use the Mirror tool on the Basic drawing palette.
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    Wall line in between adjacent window and door

    It only occurs in Plan View and there is no way to not have it. There have been repeated requests to allow 'ganging' of doors and windows but to no avail. The workaround is to make symbol of the ganged Door and Window objects. This will insert into the wall without the opening cap where the objects are in contact. You will however need to edit the 3D Wall Hole Component to get the correct hole in the wall in 3D.
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    Custom Surface Hatch

    I''ve revised the hatch making your 8x30 the first course with the 12x24 the second course with its start point at the centre top of the first 8x30. The best way to understand this is to plot each layer on graph paper using a different colour for each layer. For a simple hatch like this use the orthogonal mode: - Levels 1 and 3 are the horizontal elements and are continuous so their dash factor is 1. - Levels 2 and 4 are the vertical elements and are intermittent. Their dash factor is 0.4 (8/20) and 0.6 (12/20) respectively. LRe Hatch Imperial v2019 rev.vwx LRe Hatch Imperial v2018 rev.vwx
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    Custom Surface Hatch

    Without knowing the start relationship I've made this imperial version (ie. inch units) of what I think you have described. As you will see from the repeating vertical line the start relationship of the two patterns is very important. LRe Hatch Imperial v2019.vwx LRe Hatch imperial v2018.vwx
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    Custom Surface Hatch

    LRe, provide an image of what you want and I'm sure someone will create the hatch for you or tell you how to do it. Your word description of "one row of 12x24 pieces and second row of 8x30 and have that repeat over and over again" doesn't provide enough information. To create your hatch it sounds like you need just 4 layers. - Layer 1 is the base of the 12x24 pieces. - Layer 2 is the first vertical of the 12x24 pieces. - Layer 3 is the base of the 8x30 pieces. - Layer 4 is the first vertical of the 8x30 pieces. The spacing of each horizontal line is straightforward. Its dash factor will be 1 and its offset the distance it repeats at vertically. The spacing for the vertical lines is also straightforward. Calculate its dash factor vertically and then its width becomes its offset distance horizontally. The start point for each element is critical and you need to work out the relationship of the two at a particular point. Once you know the geometric relationship of the two elements at the start point the rest is straightforward and just simple maths.
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    Custom Surface Hatch

    It would be useful to be able to draw a 2D pattern and then invoke a command to create a hatch from that 2D linework.
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    Polygons with Hatches are un-selectable

    Selecting hatched objects has always been problematic in Vw. Sometimes you can select them by clicking on a hatches linework and sometimes you can't.
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    pure white background

    Michael, try doing it on a Sheet Layer rather than a Design Layer.
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    Need to draw a Boat

    It might be worth contacting Claes and asking if he can do the unfolding for you and provide those surfaces in an appropriate format for a fee. You would need to be sure though that your model is accurate.
  14. I'd like to see a plane solution where we can define them as grids and have a toggle so they can be made to show up in any view as required. The grid label location would need to be flexible and have a user definable distance from the building part in a view. The difficulty would be ensuring that only grids applicable to that building part are in a view.
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    VWX 2013 SP5 and Mac OS Mojave

    Vectorworks 2013 is unlikely to be compatible with Mac OS Mojave. Apple's OS is a constant moving target for software developers that is difficult to keep up with and Apple's history is littered with software and hardware issues that are usually only solvable by upgrading your software or hardware.
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    Need to draw a Boat

    Jan it is TouchCAD. http://www.touchcad.com There is a review on it here: http://www.mcgowanmarinedesign.com/TouchCAD_Review.html
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    Angled Stair

    Stair Settings / Geometry pane. Click on the red square in the Plan Preview window to access the the Stair Landing Corners sub-dialog window.
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    Sloping Floors

    CORRECTION - You need to use Connect Drains. Simple sloping slab 2 v2019.vwx Simple sloping slab 2 v2018.vwx
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    Sloping Floors

    You can create a simple sloping slab with the Slab Drainage Tool. It only works with two drainage points and the slope will be at right angles to the valley you draw between them. Simple sloping slab v2019.vwx Simple sloping slab v2018.vwx
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    How to make One Way Mirror/Glass

    Could you do it with light levels like they do in real life. ie. very low light levels in the viewing room and much higher light levels in the observation room.
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    How to make One Way Mirror/Glass

    If you are only going to be doing static views then the easiest way would be to use normal glass in the window with a mirror on the room side that has its own class. From the viewing room have the mirror's class invisible and from the interview room side have the mirror class visible.
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    Newbie - My file is not editable

    A DWG will import into its own layer. The rest of your drawing will be on other Layers. They will be grayed because the Layer Options will be set to Gray Others or Gray/Snap Others. You should always import DWGs into a blank file. Once you are comfortable that what you have imported is okay you can then copy it and paste it into the working file in the Layer that you want it on.
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    Not the right size

    It will be a units problem For example it might be out by a factor of 1000 because the units were metre and they were imported as millimetres because that is the way you have it set. Another common occurrence is to be out by a factor of 25.4 because the units were inches and they have been imported as millimetres. What you need to do is find out what factor you are out by by measuring the size of a known component from the import you have already done. Then redo the import into a new file that contains nothing else adjusting for that with the unit settings in the import dialog. OR Import the DWG into a new file that contains nothing else and rescale the whole drawing using Rescale Objects. (if you do it this way you must do it in a file of its own because it literally rescales all of the contents of a file including all other objects in the drawing.
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    rotate a design layer

    Create a Design Layer Viewport of the layer you want on the layer you want it on. You can then crop it, rotate it and change its visibilities as needed. When you no longer need it delete it.
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    3D Wheelchair

    This Sketchup one from the 3D Warehouse imported okay for me. Wheelchair from Sketchup v2019.vwx

 

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