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  1. This would be a very useful addition. OzCAD's Windoor PIO has similar functionality for the Aus and NZ markets so it should be acheivable with the built in Door PIO given the recognition that this an everyday requirement to comply with mobility access standards. No doubt the dimensions will vary around the world so control for localisation will be essential, similar to the stair PIO.
  2. Cinema4d has been marginally more consistent than fbx but both work well in most situations
  3. Ask the designer to export their file from VW into a dwg version compatible with your AutoCad version. VW can export to most dwg versions. It’s useful if they supply a pdf version of the file so you have a visual reference in case there are are any obvious issues with the exported file.
  4. If you've used the resource content they are probably assigned to a style, see image attached. If this is the case then to adjust the parameters which are greyed out in the information palette just select none in the style drop-down menu, that should allow you to adjust the other parameters. If you then want a new family of sizes based on this you can save it as a new style but don't set the variable parameters. to use the new style, just the elements you wish to be fixed.
  5. My 2020 installation doesn't have the Classic RAL Colours, it does list the Classic RAL Bonn 2019 version immediately below that on your screenshot. Wonder if it's and older palette? Screenshot 2019-09-24 at 14.10.02.pdf
  6. The actual opening dimensions also need to account for and extra mortar joint so it's not a pure module dimension either.
  7. The installers are fragmented so the process isn't as straight forward as it should be although I didn't have any issues (on a mac), I've previously had a large format Canon so that may have helped.
  8. I use a Canon ImagePrograf TM-200, it's hard to describe as small but it's quick and produces outstanding results on most media. Table top or you can get a stand. Uses Pigment inks so they don't run when they get wet. I have been very happy with this machine. I've had HPs, Epson and Canon over the years and in my experience Canon has proved to be a good brand.
  9. Francis Ching wrote the definitive book on 1, 2 and 3 point perspective manual techniques and was the go to guide for student architects when everything was hand drawn. The 'architectural perspective in Sketchup is a quick fix to remove the vertical (3rd) vanishing point. As Kazemester says, camera height and and camera view height the same and that will give you a 2 point perspective.
  10. Missed this back in May, the absence of proper control of the lintel extensions makes it really awkward to use the Window and Door PIOs, we normally use Windoor. It is surprising that there is a presumption that the overhang should match the lintel height, in our experience it rarely does.
  11. This is done using a single stair PIO, check the attahced vwx file, the screen shots show how to control the radiused corner and the number of steps on the winding section. The stair would be difficult to make and won't comply with the US or UK standards. If its in timber with stringers, these settings wont work in the pio. Stair_All_PIO.vwx
  12. ColinW

    stair tool

    This a much requested omission in the stair tool, we regularly come across single riser 'stairs' in refurb work to old buildings, my own offices in a 19C converted stables building have this.
  13. The Windoor ID tool is doesn't work for me either in VW2019 The workflow to use the Data Tag tool needs to be a little different to work at the moment, as far as I can tell there doesn't seem to be access to the auto-numbering when placing Data Tags. The way I found that works for now is to place your tags in a viewport as normal then go back to the layer with the Windoor objects on select one/settings in PIO and update using the 'ID numbers on the drawings to match list' button.Windoor_Tag Example 2018_09_28.vwx The positioning seems to have no control but you can select the Tags and then use the appropriate align tool. I've attached a tag style which is probably similar to what you have already tried, you can also edit the schedule type from the data palette with this version.
  14. I’ve not used the I’d tool but I have been using the new tag tool, have you tried setting up a tag tool for Windoor yet, it works well and can be added in viewports
  15. Jim, could you update the knowledgebase VWX and MCD File Format Compatibility matrix, it's a very useful lookup chart.

 

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