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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.
  16. quote: Originally posted by Ramon PG: BTW, when I want to put a new door in an existing wall (happens all the time) I fix the "hole in the wall" in the DEMO sheet by inserting a demo rectangle with the appropriate hatch, color & dash as you mentioned. As a rule in remodelations anything removed or demolished goes into the DEMO class. Yes, that's what we do, too. I just don't like the idea of separating existing, new, and demo by layer. Partly because I don't like having to put new objects on the existing layer if I want to insert them in an existing wall.
  17. Our office uses classes only to distinguish between New, Existing, and Demo. For example: E-wall N-wall stud N-wall masonry etc. Otherwise you end up with some weird situations if you want to, say, put a new door in an existing wall. This is also useful because you can use class attributes for lineweights. The demo class can default to a dashed line. We generally use layers for different floors of a building. Then you only need sheet setups for Demo, Floor Plan, RCP, and you can just switch from floor to floor by changing the active layer, rather than needing a separate view for each floor. Just a slightly different take on organization that works well for our office.
  18. My first guess would be that the active layer is in plan view, but there's another layer that's in perspective and set to render. Check your other layers.
  19. There's a separate e-mail list. You can subscribe here: http://lists.nemetschek.net/archives/vectorworks-l.html I think there are some other VW mail lists that you can access from the "support" section of the nemetschek website.
  20. Yes that works well, but just be careful if you're going to want to use the room names in a schedule. Only the first line of text will show up in the worksheet.
  21. Would the curved window wall tool work for your project? It is the bottom tool in the wall palette.
  22. Is there a list somewhere of what is fixed by the update?
  23. Sounds completely do-able, although I'm not sure I understand exactly how the group overrides the class visibility. I've never hit that problem. Say you have a group consisting of two 90s on class "90", two 45s on class "45", and one connector on class "connector. The group is on class "None". Set your class options to "Show/Snap/Modify Others". Turn off all classes except "None". Set your active class to "90". Only your 90s should show. At least, this is how I've always done it. (You could also just set both classes to be visible, but I like to toggle the active classes.) You can set up saved views with the desired class visibiliy once you get it working. Check to make sure that you don't have a group within a group or a component of a symbol that's on a class that's invisible? You can use worksheets to count instances of particular symbols.
  24. You can select all instances of a symbol by using Organize>Custom Selection 2, Type=Placed Symbol, Symbol Name=whatever it is. If the symbol is within a group, though, you can't select individual instances from outside the group. You can make future placements of that symbol go on a certain class by using the Resource Palette>Edit>Insertion Options. It also sounds like you need to tinker with your class visibilities. I always leave the None class on, because it heads off problems with plug-in objects and groups. But in general, I try not to actuall USE the None class, because it interferes with turning visibilities off. Try leaving None on, and turning off the classes of the symbols you don't want to see.
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