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  1. Thanks for the feedback everyone, probably ought to just jump in!
  2. With this great sale going on... I was wondering what the group thought of upgrading from Vectorworks architect to designer, for the addition of landmark toolset. I know there a few site related tools that would make life a bit easier, specifically I recall one that modifies the site model to building's foundation wall. Or perhaps I dreamt that one! We are a small group of architects working mostly on residential and small commercial projects. I'd love to hear what you think.
  3. Thank you both. I will certainly give both recommendations a try. At the end of the day, we want to use the software to create the sections and elevations instead of just utilizing it for plan, and door/window information as we have been doing for some time. It's frustrating that there has to be a workaround for something that so fundamental to architecture. Maybe I'm off in the weeds here, but I don't think we have many projects that actually exist on one continuous plane. They are always modulating is section.
  4. I have tried to keep everything on the Floor-01 layer and move the slabs through the z offset. This could be an option but I'm not sure how to get the walls to follow the change. Is there a better way to set things up so changes are updated automatically?
  5. We are making the leap from a hybrid 2D/BIM workflow to a total BIM workflow. (or at least trying to make the move) I wanted to see what the group would start setting up the stories for a project like the one pictured below. It's a pretty simple IBC townhouse project on a slightly sloping site, dropping about 40" from the north to the south. The floor to floor height on all 6 units is 10'-0" but the finish floor steps down with the site. And while similar, all the units are not the same. I wouldn't think you would want to make a story for each condition, but I am also unsure as to input the offsets for walls, slabs, etc. Any help would be much appreciated.
  6. Brilliant! Thank you, sir. You've saved my evening.
  7. Thanks, Michael, I'm afraid I have no idea what you mean. Which may express my level of competency here... I have attached a lightened file. Maybe you can make sense of it. Thanks Again. DOOR AND WINDOW.vwx
  8. Hi everyone, We are having difficulty generating the door and window reports. All door an windows are plug-in objects and the "include on Schedule" box has been checked, but when we run the report nothing comes up. I'm sure I am missing a small step somewhere but was unable to find much on the boards. We are working on a multi-family building with three unit types. The ones that repeat into symbols so that may be the issue but we cant figure it out. Any help would be wonderful. I'd hate to manually do this schedule...
  9. Thanks, everyone, version 2018. It looks like it a non-plot class, plus a layer association. I think we got it straightened out!.
  10. I am taking the BIM plunge again. Trying not to frustrate myself back into 2d! It's a pretty simple single family home with three roof conditions. The big gable over the main volume is really simple and the wall fit to object command is working great. The two other roof conditions, one offset gable over the living area and a shed roof in the back are giving me more trouble. The fit wall to object command is making all the walls behave differently though they are on the same wall style. I think it must be an issue with the wall style but I cannot figure it out.
  11. Thanks, Peter. The site model design layer was set to 20'-0". Once I reset that to 0, everything snapped into place!
  12. Hi Iskra, I went ahead and reinstalled 2018. It did the trick. Thanks Aaron
  13. As I attempt to move from a 2-D workflow to a 3-D workflow I seem to be having trouble with the initial file setup. I think I have a fair grasp on the concept of stories and the Digital Terrain model, but I can seem to get them to work together. In this trial, I have a simple terrain model sloping from 1' to 10' with a pad with retaining edge site modifier for a structure set at 1'. Floor one of the structure is also set to 1' but the walls are way below the pad. I'm sure I have left a box unchecked somewhere but I can't figure it out.
  14. I seem to have lost connection with cloud services after installing Service pack 2. When I click on log in I get the pinwheel followed by the red error message in the lower right. I thought it may have something to do with my firewall but it looks like it is allowing connections. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  15. Thanks, Jim! You nailed it. It makes me wonder what else I'm am missing with this old custom workspace. Might be time to flip back to the default workspace for a bit. Thanks again.


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