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  1. I often get requests to export my elevation sheet to a dwg format. I do a lot in the annotations on the sheet- thus I am not sure how it translates to the dwg user. Any tips or best practice to achieve this?
  2. Is it possible for two or more people to work o one file and have the file continually update. How do others work with having multiple people work on one file
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    making an odd shaped wall

    okay looks good- Here is the area I need to make one wall. I currently have two walls to make the shape above. Is it possible to join the lower portion the left side of the wall to turn left into another wall? See example
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    making an odd shaped wall

    Is it possible to make this shape with my wall?
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    VECTORWORKS CONSULTING FIRM

    I am a small independent designer proficient in Vectorworks located in Omaha, Nebraska. I have been partnering with other firms utilizing Vectorworks. I have over 25 years design/build experience along with a wealth of industry knowledge. My work history includes furniture design which transitioned to residential, small commercial design and event design. I worked for a number of years at high-end architectural firms and design-build firms and am LEED AP O&M accredited. I'm currently available for any size project including: commercial, residential, cabinetry, 3-d rendering and production assistance. I am currently working with others in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, Seattle, Boston, Atlanta and a number of other states/cities in a remote capacity. I have found great success in assisting my clients in this way. I would love the opportunity to speak to you to see how we can work together on any current or future projects. Please feel free to contact me and view my portfolio at www.investinstructures.com. My references are available by request. I look forward to hearing from you! Regards, Andrew McIntyre 402.403.9763
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    making renders look a bit nicer

    Can anyone recommend a 3rd party free app that will allow me to take a rendered view of a house from VW and make it a bit better looking?
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    Keeping track of Details

    I was hoping others might have suggestions on how to keep track of details. When it gets busy, keeping track of where details are is sometimes hard. Typically I have to go back to previous projects and pull details and then change accordingly in the new project. This is often difficult because I often forget where a particular detail might be. Our firm works with multiple people and it would be great to be able to search for detail categorized, say by foundation, eaves, roof, wall, door, windows, etc. Any suggestion on what works for other would greatly be appreciated.
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    Vectorworks Specialist

    Hi, I am a small independent designer proficient in Vectorworks located in Omaha, Nebraska. I am hoping to partner with other firms utilizing Vectorworks. I have over 20 years design/build experience along with a wealth of industry knowledge. My work history includes furniture design which transitioned to residential, small commercial design and event design. I worked for a number of years at high-end architectural firms and design-build firms and am LEED AP O&M accredited. I'm currently available for any size project including: Event design, commercial, residential, cabinetry, and 3-d rendering and production assistance. I'm able to assist in designing, drafting or 3-d modeling for projects on a contractual and remote basis. I was hoping to assist in a remote capacity. I am currently working with others in San Fran Bay Area, New York City, Charleston, SC, Aspen, Atlanta and a number of other states/cities remotely. Please let me know if there would be any interest. My portfolio (https://sites.google.com/view/investinstructures/home ) and references are available by request. Regards, Andrew
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    creating new classes

    When creating new classes in existing files, is it possible to make sure that new class created is visible in all the existing viewports and saved views? I have to typically go back to be viewports and turn on the classes. Thought there might be a trick when creating the new class to be visible in all existing viewports or saved views
  10. I was wondering if it were possible to create a site model from a PDF site survey. if there were a how-to video or something?
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    Creating a Site Model from a PDF survey

    I am assuming I will need to hand trace the pdf file and them create the model
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    creating new classes

    thanks!!!
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    wall preferences

    Hi I know this is really simple however when using the wall tool(can't remember what style i used, I was able to select the preferences and then select the overall size. Now, it seems like the style wall I selected has no ability to edit the overall size but now have to go into the components and change it from there. I just want a simple 2 line wall
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    Custom Cabinet tool

    Using the custom cabinet tool- Is it possible to use different styles other than the slab front- I was hoping to use a recessed square for the front of the cabinet
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    Custom Cabinet tool

    Is it possible to create the cabinet above with the custom cabinet tool? I seem to get stuck because I can't add to columns in the 2 upper drawers
  16. When creating my window and door schedule, I number them 1- through the number of windows in the project. I start on the ground floor and typically go clockwise for the number sequence. then I go first and second floors. etc, etc. What happens when I decided to add a window late in the project stage after I have already created the window schedule? An example, I am adding a new window say on the 1st floor that is between windows 113 and 114. This new ow window I want to be window number to be 114 and all the remaining window number would then need to change up one. Is there an efficient way to change these windows numbers?
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    Door & WIndow tags

    I have created a rectangle to represent an interior door on a track- Could seem to find out how to create using the door tool. That being said, I would like this door to be on my door schedule and have a tag associated with it. Is it possible to add a record to this rectangle shape and add to my door schedule?
  18. I was hoping people can make some recommendations on what kind of PC laptop to purchase to run 2018 VW architect. It will not be my main work device as I work mostly on my desktop but would love a laptop when traveling or waiting at appointments and show clients that can handle VW 2018. I am not a big gamer so it would only be dedicated to VW architects and internet use. Recommendations would greatly be appreciated it
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    Running VW 2018 Architect on what kind of laptop

    What about this system? ASUS FX73VE-WH71 http://store.asus.com/us/item/201802AM070000008/A18490-ASUS-Gaming-Laptop-FX73VE-WH71-17.3”-Wideview-FHD%2C--Intel-Core-i7%2C--8GB-DDR4%2C-1TB-HDD%2C-GTX-1050-Ti-4GB%2C-Backlit-Keyboard%2C-Windows-10
  20. My print area is not lining up between my sheets. How can I get my print area to line up with all sheets?
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    Intersecting roof faces

    Is it possible to intersect roof faces and trim or delete where the intersection occurs on the underside
  22. I typically use the vw hatches but need to know if there is a good source for showing how to create custom hatches. I am trying to create a running bond 12x24 hatch- Is there a video that explains it thoroughly that anyone knows? I know how to start a new hatch but get lost after I use the edit hatch
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    Changing classes of Object

    I am trying to change the class of an object(stairs) however I am unable to change the class assigned to the stairs- Is there a way around this?
  24. Curious how people combine all their drawings into one complete set. Meaning the arch, civil, structural, mech. etc. Do you import consultants' pdfs into the Vectorworks cad drawing and create a complete PDF set for plotting? Or do people print separately and then combine. Wonder if it is easier to manage the vwx file that way

 

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