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Mat Caird

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  1. Create a class named Slab. Set the line weight to be .18 Tick the option for “use at creation” select your slab and change its class to the new class Slab choose yes when asked about assigning the new class options to existing objects. now, in plan, your slab should have a line weight of .18 next, select the section viewport, then select Classes in the object info palette. double click the slab class and now you can override the class appearance in this viewport only. The key to making this work is that the slab object must be on a class that is set to use at creation, and the slab must not have any overrides applied to it via the Attributes palette. I like to use a grey solid fill in the plan views, then override with a concrete hatch in the section VP
  2. Hi Zoomer To display the fill; Double click the section viewport, choose Edit | Section in place. Orbit the view to suit. In VW2023 you can rotate/orbit the view (I don't think this was possible in earlier versions of the edit section in place feature.) Here's the test file showing the fill; Still no lines.
  3. Hi All. Can anyone explain me how to remove these vertical lines on my site model please; I've set up a test file, and the test file does not display the lines for some reason. Thanks in advance all. Mat
  4. Thanks to Jonathon Pickup, I think I discovered the problem;
  5. Hi Dave, yes they are. FWIW I use classes to control the visibility of lights rather than the vis. palette. Thanks, Mat
  6. Hi All I have 6 light objects used to illuminate the interior of my building. These lights are on their own class, and all the lights are set to 'on' in the OIP. They act as expected on the design layer as below; I have created a sheet layer viewport (below), and the lights sometimes work, and sometimes don't. I have tried deleting and redrawing the lights. I have tried switching them on and off in the OIP. I have checked classes and layers, and all seems correct. Any ideas anyone? TIA
  7. I always use roof faces for this kind of thing. Basically, I just model the plywood.... You can use the extract surface tool to quickly model the rubber membrane. You'll need to move it slightly so it sits above the plywood. It will work OK in a cross section - I'd annotate the plywood in section with a plywood hatch I use. You'd need to manually annotate the slopes per sheet.
  8. I use a "Tile" I've created in order to represent the floor covering. I draw a rectangle/polygon (on the layer plane), apply the Tile via the attributes pallet. I don't bother doing this for carpet. It seems to be quick and easy. Also, I can use the attributes mapping tool to quickly suggest a tile layout for the builder. Probably moving forward I should use the Floor tool, which would then show thickness in a 3d view. Draw the outline of the floor, set the fill attribute to the Tile, then AEC|Floor. Let me know if you want instruction on building the 'tile'. .
  9. My setup is the same as Dave's and startup experience same as Dave's.
  10. There are a number of ways; You could draw a rectangle in this section orientation and extrude it - probably easiest method but mayn't show correctly in top/plan. You could draw a rectangle in top/plan view, the AEC|Floor - a bit more fiddly than method 1. You could delve into the render setting of the slab you've drawn, and change the "sides" texture to appear how you want. - this might look good in elevation but won't be noticeable in the section view. I've been using the framing member tool to draw fascias, and it works quite well. Making a new wall style to cap it is probably the most hassle. - I'd personally avoid that approach. Here attached an example using the framing member tool;
  11. There is a clunky workaround; you need to size the image perfectly. T
  12. If you label the contours on your design layer, then create a sheet layer viewport at a different scale, you can use the Advanced Properties to scale the text. It won't change the viewport annotation text size, only the text on the design layer visible in said viewport..
  13. Thanks Jeff, but no. I really want to delete all the default stamps and replace them with my preferred phrases.
  14. Hi All, does anyone know where I can edit the Stamp Text defaults list please? Currently I need to enter the custom text for each Titleblock, but presumably there's a text file somewhere populated with the other stamps? OsX. PFA. TIA. Mat.
  15. Mat Caird

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    I would normally draw the wall with one or more components which actually overhang and therefore conceal the slab. But here for you, the easiest way may be to double click the slab (in plan view), and in the Edit Slab dialog, choose Boundary, and then resize the boundary to be on the inside face of the wall. So I would have in mind the construction method before I start modelling;
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