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Kevin Allen

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    Experiential, Scenic and Lighting Designer
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  1. yes. makes for a messy plot, but inserting fixturescan be a three click process, one click to place, one to angle and a third to set. When assigned focus, they point in the top view.
  2. any file can be sa ver as a template. go to file>save as template So, some folks have several, I try to keep one with my preferred tool settings. I just save over the old one as I modify. Then when I create a new doc I use the template. The FP tool preferences opens a dialog and Default Class for the object is a choice from a drop-down menu. I also choose the Standard Hybrid or a custom hybrid so the 2D goes away in renderings. I turn the class off on plots, the electricians do not need that info cluttering the drawing, but I want it on m copy of the plot In the class definition, I have one called LX-FP Objects. I have a color assigned and a text style. Once set up, I don't even think you need one floating around, save in the template file.
  3. tool preferences. Save that setting in your template file. forget about it forever.
  4. I think you can set a default Class for the FP, and assign the text style in the class definition. IIRC, that's exactly what I've done.
  5. Section VPs render in Hidden Line and don't show light, IIRC.
  6. http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2020/eng/index.htm#t=VW2020_Guide%2FWalls%2FFitting_walls_to_defined_geometry.htm&rhsearch=fit walls to objects&rhhlterm=fit walls to objects&rhsyns=
  7. No NURBS. I'm calling the top the ceiling. I might be wrong, but it has the arches. Put that on a layer above the walls. Dra the walls, select the walls, and use the command
  8. explain how? The ceiling, assuming that's what you're fitting to, has to be on another design layer.
  9. I just deleted the components of your walls and that got me released from the bounding. I have simple walls. If you want/need the components, add them back but base them on the wall height not the layer or the story.
  10. I might have made many of those sold subtractions into simple extrudes. Maybe then repeating Symbols
  11. Bounded Wall Styles are difficult to work around. Generally, I DO NOT use the VWX Wall Styles, When needed, I make my own. It seems that once one is introduced into a drawing, I think I have to start VWX to clear the bounding. I should have looked at the Class List.
  12. I use Wordpress. In general, you'll likely have to show JPEGs, maybe PDF files and send VWX on request.
  13. Wall thickness can be anything you like. Height can be set in a number of ways. Looks like the "Fit Walls to Objects Command is your friend here. Not sure how much this helps...
  14. It's all a little hard to decipher, but ignore stories, just use design layers. I might, at least for now, class the floor and ceiling differently, OR put them on different design layers.
  15. I would start with a 2D plan using add/clip surface. Probably add an array of Loci for the points on the ground and the top of the tent poles. Convert the 2D Plan or an extrusion to a Subdivision Object. Trace the plan you have You have t experiment a bit with the Iterations to get what you want. NOTE: you'll only need an extrusion if you want the tent material to have thickness. Then it's a matter of push/pull in subdivision.

 

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