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  1. Patterns are arrangements of actual dots, therefore can't be arbitrarily rotated.

    Hatches, however, can. In the Hatch creation/editing window there are check boxes for Rotate In Wall and In Symbol. Checking the In Wall box will align the hatch with the wall direction.

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  2. Uh...

    1. In the hatch example given, square ends would look just as bad (ragged) as the round ends.

    2. For the OP, for the occasional thick lines desired with square ends, you can use the double line tool to make polygons, 0 thickness line wt., and fill them. Also lets you edit the outlines (say, when the lines don't meet at a right angled corner - square ends would look worse than round ends).

    Having the outside boundries of lines at corner meet at a point is something I thought Postscript could do.

  3. Half of one, six dozen of another ... Where the font name is displayed using the font, is annoying where you have lots of symbol fonts. Something hybrid might be good - the name in the selected font and also in a generic text font.

  4. For VW 2008 Mac, anyway - don't know about newer...

    In the Edit Hatch window, set Units to 'World" and check 'In Wall' for Rotate. Draw your hatch with the ply lines horizontal, diagonal lines as you wish.

    This hatch will follow the direction of the wall (straight segments only - doesn't bend for curved walls).

    A problem is that the origin of the hatch doesn't relate to the wall/component, so the plys probably won't be symmetrical centered in the wall/component.

    Again, this as of VW 2008, and don't know if any of this has changed in newer versions

  5. Jeffrey Ouellette, project architect and BIM expert at Nemetschek North America, spoke at the BIM Analytics 2010: The Fourth Annual USC Symposium on Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Analytics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

    Is there any way to get a recording of the symposium? It would be good for NNA to post this, if possible.

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