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Mat Caird

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  1. Hi Jim


    Try this;

    edit the class named Note-Redlines to <use at creation>

    in that class, tick use at creation in the Text Style box of the same class dialog then select your text style "Callouts 10 Pt"

    click OK - it might work, if not;

    find the attributes pallet, and left click on the 3 lines, beside the ? - choose "make all attributes by class"

    -it might work, if not;

    right click on the redline and choose "locate text style in resource manager", then right click on the text style, make sure the alignment is not set to top baseline, or bottom baseline. Change the colour of the text just so you can see if the redline is actually updating. Click OK. You'll probably need to  "make all attributes by class" again.


    Finally, you might need to flip horizontally, or flip vertically your redline object.


    Good luck - it worked for me.



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  2. Here’s an idea;

    make a new layer, call it "curtain wall". Draw the curtain wall on this layer

    Make another new layer, called "floor plan 1" draw the program

    same for another new layer, floor plan 2. Etc

    Make sure all 3 layers are the same scale. 

    use the layer options "show snap modify others" 

    turn on/off layers 2 and 3 as necessary 


    an alternative; if the curtain wall is aligned perfectly (as it would be IRL) across both floors, and drawn on both floors (layers), VW will display it as one wall in elevation, 3d, section views. Provided the wall style is the same on both layers.



  3. I had a similar problem on my M1 MBP 32GB. VW would work fine until I updated a particular viewport. Then all aspects of VW would become unusable until I restarted VW.

    I found the problem to be some "climbing holds" I'd downloaded. They were 3d meshes, converted from sketchup I believe.

    Funnily enough, in the model layers where they resided, everything worked normal. It was only after updating the viewport (section viewport, shaded rendering) where the bug occurred.

    I solved this by deleting the climbing holds 😞 

    I didn't bother submitting a bug report.

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  4. I found that in an existing file, when I drew the detail callout, it created on a 3d plan. If I changed to Layer plane, I was then able to "create detail callout".


    When I created the detail callout in a new black file, I t created on a layer plane, and worked as expected.



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  5. I found this post, and tried some of the suggestions, but still no luck;

    I have to admit I was too cheap to pay the $99 that the font converter I found was demanding. SO I did try using free font converters.



  6. Method 2;

    Model both houses and draw all the details in one file.

    Import the surveyor’s 3d model of both sites. 
    Use design layer viewports to position the house model correctly on both sites.

    Set up your sheets as usual, all identical except the site plan, and drainage plan sheets, elevations, and maybe sections if the terrain is different enough.

    Use the publish command to save sheets for house 1, and sheets for house 2.  
    I found my building inspector was unable to work on one file for both houses, so I had to lodge 2 separate files for the ‘permits’.

    The drawback with this method in my case was the "99% the same" myth. In my case there were enough differences that the building inspector kept asking more and more questions it wasted months. There are other complicating factors in my case which may not apply to you.


    I just felt method 1 was easier to understand. For my simple brain. 

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  7. I have done this a couple times.
    Method 1.

    House 1. Model the house and set up all your normal sheets; site, plan, elevations, sections, schedules, typical notes. Save this file as ‘house 1 model"

    Make a new file for the 2d construction details. Manually annotate the "house 1 model" sheets with the detail references

    Copy "house 1 model" and rename it "house 2 model". Alter the garage and property lines, drainage, height restrictions.
    The reason I did it this way is because of the way our ‘government building agency’ processes ‘permits’; the architect lodges the plans, the building inspector reviews the plans, then sends an email "requesting further information". In my experience, most of the difficult questions relate to the 2d details (we do high end custom houses). So changes made to the 2d file get easily incorporated into both houses. 
    ‘The drawback to this method is manually referencing the details (which we used to do a few years ago anyways). Also, any changes to the model files you’d need to conduct on both files. 
    I had consider various design layer viewport options but I find it hard to go back a few years later and get my head around how I’d originally set it all up. Plus, if someone else were to try and work on it they’d be potentially confused. 

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  8. It looks like a bug;

    with nothing selected, change the default fill to a solid colour

    create a new class, you'll see the solid colour defaults to the fill of the new class

    tick use at creation

    change fill style to none

    click OK

    draw a rectangle, change it's class to the the new class you created, and as expected, the fill will be none

    in the attribute pallet, change the fill style to solid, and it will change to the colour you set as default  - this is to be expected.

    Bug one - the OIP will show the fill colour as "by class" (ie the arrow in the colour box), yet you have not set a fill colour by class. Not a big deal really.

    Bug two - with nothing selected, change the fill colour default to something else.

    now set your rectangle to "make all attributes by class" (the 3 lines beside the question mark on the OIP).

    now change the fill style to solid, and it won't chose the new default colour, rather the previous colour you selected in step 1.

    You can open the Organization pallet and change the fill to solid, select a new colour, then change the fill back to none, exit the pallet and your items on that class will change to the newest colour, even though use at creation is on, and fill style is set to none.


    You might wonder how I've had the time to answer this question, and it is because I'm waiting for that dog software Revit to print a set of drawings to PDF.







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  9. Hi KenH

    I got to here then gave up.

    My next step would be "convert to 3d polys", then manually draw to top arrangement. 

    Then create a symbol so it will insert correctly into the wall.

    Convert to 3d polys generated a lot of items, so maybe just draw the elevation manually using polygons, then extrude. Then make a symbol.

    These workaround methods won't show a window on a default worksheet, so you'll have to workaround that to if you use the schedules.

    HTH, Mat 

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  10. On 8/26/2021 at 7:34 AM, Dendecko said:

    @Mat Caird Snap was it a complicated drawing?


    I didn't think so - only one design layer. File size 39MB.

    I built the model using symbols, mirrored, rotated, etc.Here's the open GL rendering of the section I was trying to render hidden line.

    I've basically given up on hidden line rendering, it was just a mistake to choose the wrong option when I created the viewport.



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  11. Force Quit 3 times yesterday, using Creat Section Viewport with hidden line rendering. 
    Hadn’t crashed at all in the last week.

    I find the latest update to be for more stable than earlier updates. 

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