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  1. Matt Overton

    Projected copy of Site?

    You can make a snapshot (select site model, button on object info palette) of the site model and move it vertically.
  2. Matt Overton

    Multi Floor Buildings

    Design Layer Viewports are basically an advancement on Layer Links. Offering control of layers and classes and referencing from other files. I used to use Layer Links a lot but the big advantage DLVeiwports offers is you can mix and match treatments for different parts of the building and have just a single object. So if you divide each floor into say Core, Shell / Internal and Balconies you still only have one referenced object per floor not 3 or more.
  3. Or just not allow them at all. Require file to be saved as a non-project file before origin can be moved.
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    One D Perspective from 3D drawing

    A section viewport lets you set the perspective and will give a one vanishing point based one centre point of the crop object (as far as I've been able to work out).
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    Best way to cast shadows in section viewports

    Yes works best and means associated hatches on textures show up. Still sure would be handy to have sunlight be a viewport setting instead of a bunch of classed light-sources. ūüėČ
  6. Matt Overton

    Project Sharing - Stellar!

    As in one person modeling the other presenting and annotating. Or two people modeling but different zones in the building, basement and tower but leaving podium for traditional conversation based coordinating.
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    Project Sharing - Stellar!

    It does work well when there are natural boundaries between the people working.
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    File Split / Structure

    If everything ends up in a single 01-Plan file there is little value to the structure. To me, plan sheets might as well be in the model files for ease of working. Also there many advantages to having a single model or distinct sections of buildings of a complete file. Things that can't or won't be touched are also good boundaries for files. Break out rendered or subservient content in to other files such as Elevation, Sections & details. Also, Library and separate project files can be great places for prototypes schedules, like Walls, Door/Window, Generic Bathrooms / Kitchens even apartments.
  9. Matt Overton

    Rendering oddity...

    If the render is in a viewport sometimes you need to force the geometry to reset. Switching off the layer the vanity is in, render, then switch it on again usually does the trick.
  10. Matt Overton

    Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul

    LOL...Fickle users Not sure blaming the customer further for a designer overstepping the mark and annoying the people who pay the bills is the best plan. I do understand as the screen has gotten larger and DPI denser then less colour variation is needed to make things recognizable. Still to think you can just strip it bear and rely just on shape in a programme as complex as CAD / BIM is pure hubris.
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    Overdue Kudos

    Also thumbs up to calculations in the field, one VW great 'hidden' features.
  12. Agree fully but doesn't seem like it has much attention over the years.
  13. Why add another interface to help the user navigate a confusing interface? Better just to make storey interface non-confusing.
  14. Matt Overton

    Multi-view Drawing destruction

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    It would good to have both kinds of auto save activated with individual timing settings.


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