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MRD Mark Ridgewell

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  1. Thankyou Vectorworks!
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    A 'plug' for a plug-in; if you need to create framed artwork or mirrors, just updated and now even easier to use! Baseboard plug-in also worth a look
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    Drawing stamp/ Title Block ...

    When adding 'issue data' title block uses the default date format mm.dd.yy rather than UK standard dd.mm.yy. Can the default be changed? Have looked in VW prefences can't see anything... Drawing stamp function is useful; would be even better if you could add 'custom' so it can be easily selected on all sheets.
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    VR Goggles

    Thanks for posting this Alan. Nice work. Did it take much time / processing to get the Vectorworks model into Unity and sort out settings to get the 3d presentable, and for the navigation/ interactions with objects? Mark
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    Web view ....

    What's going on with web view?! 1) Very unsatisfactory results when viewing on iphone 2) Colours (very washed out) - any tips for enhancing them, eg. settings to change before exporting?
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    Editing values for Multiple Objects

    Definately agree with Andy's advice above. Maybe set the default (vw preferences/ edit) to a convenient unit and move in multiples of that; recently set mine to 50mm (UK) and it makes all move adjustments so much easier. Also works in elevation z plane and 'edt elevation in place' I seem to recall.
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    Shortcut for 3d rotate?

    thanks Trevor. Hard to find a spare key for a shortcut so trying to put a button on the basic menu (only I'm yet to find it in the workspace editor ('all tools')..must be there!
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    Shortcut for 3d rotate?

    .....anyone know if there's a keyboard shortcut or way to add a tool button?
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    Radiator tool..?!

    Vectorworks - please can we have a door tool...for radiators/ heat emitters?! (Maybe more a UK thing...?!)
  10. Hi, I need to draw a double door set, similar to the image, but without the fanlight, so full height double doors with side panels...any ideas?! thankyou!
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    3D - From SketchUp to Vectorworks (newbie)

    Have skimmed through the thread (apologies if repeating anything): If I was starting from scratch learning VW I would: Set up VW drawing templates (including classes/ layers/ stories (if you need them for your work)/ wall styles/ text styles/ dim styles/ saved views) Learn to use the wall tool windows and doors (once they're in, really easy to edit/ add detail) Create 'symbols' for all repetetive objects/ assets (can start with basic 2d and add 3d as project develops) for easy editing at a later date Use Powerful tools for editing/ controlling object classes/ properties : 'Visibility tool' & 'select similar' Learn to 'extrude along path' (really easy once you get it and really helps in 3d views and creating elevations) Use the 'create interior elevation viewports' to create room elevations Keyboard shortcuts: (my current favourites, ctrl+shift+arrow keys to move objects by user defined distance, and ctrl+shift+R to rotate object 90 degrees) When you get stuck, the solution is often really obvious (sometimes not so)! Either way, the VW Forum is an excellent resource! Good luck!
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    Brilliant VW keyboard shortcut

    Thanks for sharing Matt, looks interesting. Will give it a try. As an extra bonus, just found that 'shift+command+R' rotates an object 90 degrees !
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    Sanitaryware 3d assets (ideal standard)

    Great to see Ideal standard putting 3d assets in native VW format on their website (alongside RFA files) which makes it nice and easy to specify the product 🙂 https://www.idealspec.co.uk/catalogue/bluebook/wcs/back-to-wall/studio-back-to-wall-wc-suite_p60.html Not so great; the wc pan I'd like to use (E8016 studio BTW) isn't there 😞 Also, 3d asset for E7922 (01) as downloaded from VW service select library; 2d and 3d don't seem to be aligned
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    Brilliant VW keyboard shortcut

    Recently found the shortcut for 'nudge objects' (shift+control+arrow) in VW...brilliant. Saves so much time Ok, it's probably been there forever!
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    PC supplier/ UK

    Thanks for advice Mike, took receipt of Scan PC a while ago. Very good service and advice all round. A good recommendation. Mark