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  1. thanks everyone - I found the problem with the hidden line surface hatch not showing . feel like a dummy - I had to edit the actual wall styles in the RM - the siding components had a default setting for the class material of steel for some reason... I was sure I had checked that, but...guess not. thanks again
  2. Are there any solutions to this that have been shared? I have a similar problem - one wall type shows the surface hatch in hidden line elevation VP - other different walls do not. settings seem to be the same for the various walls -ie in OIP - render by component. wall components seem to have same types of settings appropriate to their surface/material... display surface hatch on in background settings. classes are on....what to try next? thanks
  3. seems I stumbled on something that worked - setting the display at 150% for the small screen, to match the large screen. will see if that makes the diff. thanks
  4. Hi, along these lines, a similar thing is happening, but Navigation palette is just missing. not behind anything, the tab is checked under Window-Palettes.... I tried your suggestion above, BUT it was not visible when I shut down, therefore nothing reset to make it visible. another thing that happens is that dual monitor thing with palettes moving, or becoming much larger than the screen, and I am constantly moving them back and resizing them... I just got a nice 32" screen, as the main one, with a 23.5" one as the 2nd monitor - this is where I had the OIP, RM, snapping and Nav Palettes, with my drawing on the larger one. any suggestions on finding the Nav. palette *most importantly*, and also on the other glitch, would be much appreciated. thanks.
  5. Thanks for taking the time to clarify and add more info. And for the advice re surface object textures vs component textures by class. I found one good VW video on surface textures, and now think I know why I was having trouble using it with walls. Will report back with more questions, I am sure! I think this topic could be a 2+ hr course! thanks again. Lisa
  6. Ok - will do. I work alone and get too comfortable with doing things the hard way lol. time to learn more to save time. so thanks!!
  7. Ah - thanks again Boh, and Pat, I very much appreciate the help. Lisa
  8. Sorry thought I had sent this - thank you - I think that's the key - the wall core is in the MODEL-WALL class, which is where you draw the wall. then you set/define the other components into whatever specific classes you want. I thought the whole wall had to be either "by component" or "by object" - and I didn't know what kind of class heirarchy to use - rather than having just the wall core "by object". Do I have that right? And you still have sub categories like: MODEL-WALL-EXT or INT I will see if I can get things working again with this info. I don't mind having lots of classes to get the most out of this program, as long as they are organized. thanks so much for your help!
  9. thanks - I think I've made a mess of the classes, and have to dig out of the pit and streamline them. I have various "component" classes and various "wall" classes - both with many sub classes including ext finish and sub classes of that with cladding types. Many do not say "use at creation" so that may be one part of the problem. I see on your screen shots (which were super clear btw) that you use the heirarchy: Component-WALL-Cladding Do you also have classes like: Wall-Component-Cavity etc? and if so how do you know which to use? thx again ūüôā
  10. thanks very much Boh. I will try this. I didn't find a video on this specifically after much looking.
  11. are there any good tutorial videos on this?!
  12. ok thanks! I'll figure out how to do that - it will save a ton of time. It's only for the exterior finish.
  13. Does this mean we can designate the exterior finishes as separate component classes, and then toggle between them to show clients different options for exteriors? (ie different siding types and colours?) thanks
  14. hi - is there any update on Linux/Ubuntu compatibility? I'm being strongly encouraged to switch, but have only found this thread that addresses this question. Also, nothing in the general VW software req's. thanks
  15. thanks! I will check them out- I use classes for a lot of things but not getting it re doors windows walls etc. thanks again!


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