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  1. Thanks for answering. I did try deleting the user preferences and no luck. I eventually just did a fresh install and the section markers are back (for how long... who knows?). I'm not looking forward to repeating this process on the other computers. Ugh. Thanks!
  2. Hi, I've checked around and this issue is happening to all 30 VW users in my office. It hasn't become a problem yet because most are still working on projects in VW 2016. Our local rep isn't answering... Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Can this be done? My office is creating new BIM standards and would like to keep our drawing label the same. We like the functionality of the linked drawing label but the bosses don't like the default options. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,
  4. Hi, When I add or subtract a modifier from a slab using the AEC menu, the slab loses the ability to merge with other objects in section. Normally, components with the same fill merge together, but after modifying the slab, this is no longer the case. See image below. Can someone else test this for confirmation? Thanks, Emilie
  5. Hi, I don't seem to have any section-elevation marker styles available in the OIP palette. I've found what I think is the source file under Applications > Vectorworks 2018 > Libraries > Defaults > Section-Markers > Section Markers.vwx. Is there any way to relink this? Thanks, Emily
  6. Hi Cipes, Thanks for the idea but unfortunately that didn't work. I suppose there is something different about the way section viewports "calculate" hatches. When I enter the edit mode for section-in-place, the hatches jump back in to position and look fine. When I exit the viewport, they're all messed up again.
  7. I've noticed a potential bug while trying to align hatches associated with textures. I always like to create elevations using a section viewport but my brick hatches were not aligning from one wall to the other in the x,y and z directions. I tried all the common tips (auto-align plane, use world z for origin etc...). It didn't make sense because when I rendered in hidden line in the design layer it looked great but the viewport would render wonky. Finally I tried just making a front view viewport and everything is perfect. The section viewport continues to look wrong. Anyway, hopefully this gets fixed with the next service pack and maybe this will save someone some time. It's not a perfect solution since the section viewport has more graphic controls but it's the easiest work around for now.
  8. Hi Matt, Thanks for the comment. I'm currently trying to use the curtain wall tool but I'm finding many limitations (a rant for another day). I would like to persevere with the BIM tool but I can understand why it may be faster to resort to solids modelling. I just wanted to throw it out there that splitting up curtain walls (and other objects) by storey can sometimes be very limiting. In my case, the curtain wall panels and vents vary from floor to floor. We've had to buy a few seats of revit in our office for this exact reason on another project. In that case, the building skin is one parametric object that can't be split up by design layer. I figure that it can't hurt to have more ways of working at our disposal.
  9. Exactly. Just like we can override classes, I want to be able to override the cut plane elevation for a specific layer within a viewport. This way I don't need to split up the geometry by layer. I would use this function so much since I'm often having to create really complex building skins. The inside stuff (partitions, fixtures etc) can live on their own layers but it would make my life so much easier if I could just create one "shell".
  10. Hi Zoomer, Thanks for chiming in. That's what I was afraid of. This method is fine for small buildings but when you get in to high-rise you could easily end up with hundreds of curtain wall objects. Editing them on each floor would be a nightmare. Also, when you stack curtain walls in this way, you end of up with a line where they meet. I really think VW needs an option that isn't reliant on design layers, so that you can essentially create the entire skin of the building on one layer. Or even a layer cut plane override in the viewport...
  11. Hi, How do VW users deal with window objects that extend more than one storey? I'm working on a building with a number of multi-storey curtain walls. I want to create one curtain wall object so quantities appear correctly on the schedule. Currently, I have a layer called "Multi-storey" on which I'm drawing my curtain walls. This layer is turned on for most of my floor plan viewports. It doesn't display correctly on the upper floors. These curtain walls have doors on the ground floor that are showing on all my floor plans because you can only select one cut plane (which is currently set to 4') It would be really helpful if you could adjust a layer's cut plane within a viewport. That way I could use the same layer for multiple viewports and cut at multiple locations. This is getting in to Revit territory which doesn't really use design layers. You simply create the building "skin" and create cut planes as needed. This is a huge drawback for me and this problem extends to other multi-storey objects as well. Will VW ever implement something like this? Thanks! Emilie
  12. Hi, I have a 1/3 brick hatch pattern but I need to change the brick size to 305mmx100mm. I'm really struggling to understand the hatch editor (and the tile editor for that matter!). Can anyone walk me through it? I'll attach the file with my existing hatch below. Thanks! Emilie One third brick bond.vwx
  13. Thanks for your suggestions. It would be nice if VW could allow you to select multiple finishes since my wall finishes are all nicely set up in the drop down menu. Manually typing in some seems clunky. I'll add it to the wishlist. Is there a way to add more user defined fields or are we limited to the 10 'additional info' boxes? Thanks! Em
  14. Hi, I'm trying to set up a room finish schedule using worksheets and the space tool. I need to show multiple finishes on one wall but the space tool limits me to one finish for North, East, West and South. For example, I need to show gypsum wall board & acoustic wall panel for the north wall in Room XYZ. There are many rooms where I need to put 2 or 3 finishes for one wall. This seems like a pretty common situation so does anyone have a work around? In a perfect world, under each wall direction there would be a Material column (ie: gypsum; wood panelling etc) and a Finish column (ie: natural stain-Sikkens; painted-benjamin moore 1053 etc.). I just wish there was a way to customize it more because I can see the potential for this tool... Maybe I'm just missing something? Would greatly appreciate your feedback. Thanks! Em
  15. JimW, you are the best! That was driving me nuts. Cheers, Emilie

 

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