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Kristen

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    Architectural Designer
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  1. Thank you for the offer, but we have a college intern who's going through them pretty quickly.
  2. His stuff looks good, but the watercolors aren't really what we're looking for. We ended up getting a set of tifs from www.imagecels.com, and making our own image props. Is Dan Jansenson's book useful? We have the basics pretty well down pat -- it's stuff like interior lighting, and custom renderworks settings that are still trial and error. Thanks.
  3. Does anyone have a good recommendation for somewhere to buy some pre-made image props, especially people? Thanks! Kristen VW11.5
  4. Do you mean that the same symbol is referenced from 2 different files? That is the case for one of the symbols, but not always. Or when more than one layer is referenced from a file? I don't know how to see if a file is referenced twice. It seems to happen when I only change the attributes of an object in the symbol (i.e. lineweights, colors). If I edit the object itself (change the size or something), then the symbol will update.
  5. I don't really want to remove my WGRs and re-reference them, because I have my drawing sheets set up in viewports, and it's a pain to get them looking right again after removing the layers. Is "Break Reference" a separate, resourse browser setting? I can't find it. Does it exist in VW11? Thanks. -Kristen
  6. Our office is starting to use autocad as well as VW. Someone has done a drawing in which the doors, windows, and toilet partitions are 3D blocks. When I import it to VW11.5, the 3D blocks come in as rectangles. Is there any way to get the 2D component of the ACad blocks? I apologize if my Autocad lingo is wrong... I know just enough about Autocad to be dangerous. Thanks.
  7. I'm having a problem with my workgroup referenced files. When I edit a symbol in the master, it does not update in the referenced files. I am left with the original symbol, uneditable, in the referenced file. I'm pretty sure I've never had this problem before, and I know that I've edited symbols after the referencing on other projects. Help? VW 11.5 Mac OS 10.3.9
  8. Oh-ho. That is a viewport feature that I'd never used and forgotten about. Sounds good. Thanks.
  9. I've hit a snag. When I edit the database criteria so that, say, it's searching only for records on a certain layer, my count reverts to 1 for every entry. How did I mess this up? Edited to add: Nevermind. I realized that editing the criteria turned off the summarize option. I just had to re-summarize. [ 11-07-2005, 05:56 PM: Message edited by: Kristen ]
  10. Thank you so much! That's exactly what I wanted.
  11. I've created a window tag that is text linked to a record with only a window ID field in the data palette. I would like to count all windows with ID type A. I've found the summarize function, but I'd like one column that lists the window type and a second column that gives a count of that window type. Is this possible? Thanks!
  12. Thanks... I'm just not getting the plug-ins to act the way I want them to, though. I want to be able to change the lineweight by class attribute, not through the OIP. Because I need to show these drawings at both 1/8 scale (for which we use, say, a 8pt lw for new doors) and at 1/16 scale (should be 4pt lw). When I reference the file to a 1/16 scale sheet with all class lineweights set to our 1/16 scale standards, the symbols containing plug ins don't change, when I set them in the OIP. All I can think to do is to go through and ungroup all my symbols, losing the 3D advantages.
  13. We separate existing, new, and demo by class. For example, our wall classes might be: Wall-exist Wall-new stud Wall-new CMU Wall-new concrete because we hatch stud, CMU, and concrete walls differently (and all attributes are set by class). We used to do classes like this: E-wall N-wall stud N-wall CMU etc. so that all E (existing) objects were listed together, all N (new) objects were listed together. I preferred this way. In both cases, DEMO is a class of its own, but we don't distinguish different object types within DEMO. They're all just the same dash, same lineweight.
  14. My doors are driving me crazy. I use the door plug-in tool to create placed symbols (so that I have just one symbol for all 3'x7' existing doors in a file, for example). I would swear that I've always been able to control their appearance with class settings on the lineweights. It's not working any more. I really don't want to mess around with setting each lineweight in the 2D display settings box. Also, this doesn't work for me because I need to be able to reference the file to a drawing set up at a different scale, and differrent class lineweight settings. I never remember having this problem before. Pleases tell me I've just forgotten some very basic setting. VW 11.5 Mac OS10.3.9
  15. You can change the distance that the witness lines offset from the object. Go to File>Preferences>Document Preferences>Dimensions. You want to create a custom dimension. Name it, and hit the edit button. You can change the offset to whatever seems to work for your purposes. Set the custom dimension type to be your default.

 

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