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  1. Can anyone tell me what this additional handle is for when editing the section lines within an interior elevation viewport? I can't seem to find a reason for it. Am I missing something important?
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    Templates

    @Andy Broomell - Good list - I think I have most of those. I'll review again and perhaps add a few to my template.
  3. leecalisti

    Templates

    I've been using a template for years, but it gets updated each project. I have all the things noted including: Text Styles Wall Styles Door and Window Styles Cabinet Styles (in the works) Common bathroom layouts - typically one or two fixture restrooms Slab Styles (still perfecting this) Hatches Renderworks Styles Worksheets (I would love to get more of these from someone else who is willing to share)
  4. @Boh, I'm not sure that works as the stair knows what floor it is on. Also, in my case, every floor has a different floor to floor height. I work largely with existing buildings in adaptive reuse scenarios, so there's nothing standard.
  5. @Hans-Olav Agreed - that's how I set it up too. Stacking stairs can be tricky to get the 2D graphics to appear properly. What frustrates me is trying to look at a stair in 3D on a layer where the stair starts on the floor below. For instance, if I am on my Second Floor layer looking at the stair, it shows up in plan, but in 3D, it does not appear unless I turn on the First Floor layer. I understand the stair is linked to the lower floor and extends to the floor above when using stories. That among many things is why all of us are so frustrated at this tool.
  6. @Wes Gardner I suppose in these days, that's all we can ask is to be heard.
  7. @Wes Gardner - thanks for lending us this stair. I borrowed your stair, studied the set up, but found that when the offset between the two landings is a small dimension, the railing cannot seem to resolve itself. I posted comments in another thread. Also, I stack two stairs in a stair tower as one set goes from 1-2 and the next from 2-3. Both need to be seen on the Second Floor, so I'm not sure I understood the graphics for your stair. I have a building where the floor to floor height vary and the number of risers varies. I also don't understand why the stairs only show up in 3D when the lowest story that it's connected to has its layer active. I'll just keep going...
  8. I have nothing new to add - except spending the day trying to get the stair railings to be smoother and follow American standards for a switchback stair in a multi-story building. I tried studying @Wes Gardner's stair that he uploaded months or years ago, but found on a switch back stair when the offset between the landing and nosing is a small number between flights, the railing cannot seem to resolve itself cleanly. I imported his stair and altered the dimensions to meet my conditions. No avail. The other frustration is the outer railing. In the US, we'll extend it past the last tread 12" or so, but this tool extends the railing around the perimeter of the entire mid-landing. I know none of this is new, but I'm adding an update to keep the stair tool noise going. I was told that it's a frustration for the American VW team too, but they're working on getting it updated - sometime...before I retire. So just like the current mantra is "Stay Home and Wash your Hands," - I'll repeat - PLEASE fix the stair tool. I don't need new fancy tools - I need the tools for basic architectural elements to be wonderful. I'm told or I've read many frustrations that Revit has a horrible stair tool too. No need to follow peer pressure. Be the leader. Any suggestions are always welcomed, but I messed with this for so long.
  9. I know you've said you tried everything. I assume you tried to turn off the setting "Show Nosing/Riser Offset" in the Stair Settings > 2D Graphics - right?
  10. I rarely have the wall troubles with components as @Amorphous - Julian has above, but I've found solutions most of the time. I'd be happy to have a base component that is part of the wall where I don't have to model a base finish.
  11. What? No record? I am doing what you are doing and it is annoying. I sent Premier VW Service and email.
  12. OK, there's a lot of discussion and workarounds here. As an architect who is a solo practitioner, we need tools that are easy, intuitive, and do not require workarounds or special knowledge to use.
  13. That's a great tip @Pat Stanford. I've made the adjustment. Now I need to work back and forth and test it.
  14. I am having oddities occur with fonts between my PC and laptop. This did not happen with VW2019 or 2018 (I cannot remember back before that). I use Text Styles to maintain consistencies with font, size, and spacing. I use a TTF font (Frank the Architect) for somethings. I also use Arial Narrow, but it's not affected. When I work on my PC, then my laptop, and then back again, the text blocks, drawing label and other edited fonts, go from my chosen font, to Arial. However, the OIP reads that the text block is in the correct Text Style. If I select the text block or drawing label and change the text style and then back again, it corrects the font. It happens in all files I've been working on in VW2020. Any ideas anyone?

 

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