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Kevin Allen

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  1. 3 minutes ago, Andy Broomell said:

    If you turn off the poles via Classes you end up with gaps where the poles were.

    I have to check, but I think you can close that gap in the tool settings. It is also possible to class the poles with the same texture as the drape.

  2. The vertical pipes and hardware can be classed. The hardware is likely wanted for plans and for inventory, not for renderings. Just turn them off, or use the option for similar in the OIP

    One look might be desired in plans for the crew, another, without hardware might be wanted to show clients. The tool offers flexibility.

  3. A long time ago, and in a galaxy far, far, away, I used a stock (I think) create drawing list common. I believe it is part of the Architect package. I keep it in my template, so it's a set it and forget it thing for me. I have found over tie that it sometimes updates itself and that Sometimes I have to use Recalculate to update.

  4. 2 minutes ago, cwojo23 said:

    Copy with Basepoint would allow the user to pre select the From and then the To for copy points.


    Well, as I imagine what you describe, copying, pasting in place, and then using the move command would be virtually the same number of clicks.

    I'd still put in a VE for the functionality.

  5. 1 hour ago, jeff prince said:

    Most architects I know would not go to that level of detail for neither a rendering


    That gives me a sad. When I am involved with community projects, the level of detail and rendering generally presented in never enough for a planning board, zoning board, or historical preservation commission to make a proper, educated decision.

    Not to mention how often the look changes from presentation through construction.

    On the other hand, the level of detail may colleagues and I present is to show EXACTLY how the finished work will look.

  6. 8 hours ago, Tom W. said:

    ou could make the curvy-topped 'wall' straight first then use the 'Deform' tool to curve it in plan


    This would be the simplest approach. Extrude from an elevation. I would save a copy of the the extrude before bending for later editing.

  7. 23 minutes ago, gvictoria1 said:

    also wondering when I'm exporting an elevation - the line weight of the "shiplap" is darker than I'd like it to be - is there a way to adjust the line height of a particular 3D object in a 2D image? 



    If the line weight is specified by class, you can use a Class Override on the SLVP to control the lines, but might simply be the objects are too close together to properly register.


    Might be best to use a texture either as I suggested, or as @Andy Broomell suggests and use a Hatch for the elevations. Hatch can be assigned in the Texture definition.

  8. Just now, shorter said:

    Aha! Yes! The curse of autoclassing!


    Although it would still be imperfect, I would love to set up mapping such that these classes (however many) from within the VWX template file, should be Kevin's Class X. Always.


    Impeerfect in that I almost. always want to fine tune things, but that would go a long way

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