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  1. Many thanks... easy when you know how!!
  2. I have 2 window objects above each other in the same wall, one a normal window, the other a louvre at high level in a gable wall. I have put the louvre in a seperate class which I have turned off, but the opening is still being shown in the plan view. whilst the opening of the lower window is not cut into the wall... I attach screenshots showing issue. Sketch 1, shows both classes turned on, sketch 2 is with the HL louvre turned off. Any tips appreciated..
  3. Obvious if you know where to look!! Many thanks Tom
  4. Its an existing stair in a 100 year old UK terraced house so it's legality, building code compliance or safety concerns are not a major issue!! I can't however seem to find a 'legacy' "custom" stair tool... only the "simple" or "circular" stair. Is the custom option only in Designer? I am using the default tool with the settings options as per image stair 5... Only other tools I can see are those mentioned above, image stair 4
  5. I have seen a few posts referring to being able to set the number of winders in the stair tool, but on the geometry settings of the L stair winder configuration I can't see any way to set this... I am trying to create a stair with 2 risers on the wind, but the tool insists on putting in 3... I enclose some sketches, the stair on the right is a simple exterusion model of what I am trying to create, and on the left is the closest I can get with the stair tool... Any pointers on how to draw what I want? If not, perhaps something for the wishlist...
  6. I have created a window schedule from my own Record format, and added an image column to show thumbnail images of the windows. One image however is not showing as all the others, see cell B:2.18 on image 1. As I am getting the data for my worksheet from my report, I have turned the 'Include in schedule' tickbox off in the ID Tag section of the OIP, and thought this was maybe the reason, but all of the other windows also have this turned off... Any ideas what I have done wrong. It is the same window as 2FW-004 and that shows the thumbnail ok...
  7. I'm just watching a tutorial on Textures, and the tutor refers to the Service Select libraries, which I don't appear to have although we are Service Select members... I have tried refreshing libraries but only have the Premium libraries which doesn't seem to contain much, certainly little architectural stuff... mainly spotlight related resources. Have I got all I should have or th ere some stuff missing?...
  8. Sorted.. must have accidentally hit disable interactive scaling mode... lesson learnt
  9. When I have created a roof, I'm not seeing the little blue handles normally associated with a roof.... I can still click on one of the roof faces to open the dialogue box, but if I try to insert a rooflight there is no way to edit it. Even when I add the skylight, the option box which allows you to position the rooflight or set it as a skylight rather than a dormer doesn't open... It was all working ok so I guess I have changed a setting somewhere, but no idea how to put it right....
  10. Maybe its a US/UK thing? The standard tool seems to assume a timber frame construction which is basically a single thickness of core wall with minimal additional components either side, whilst our external wall constructions tend to have more and thicker components with the core being a smaller part of the overall build up...
  11. Thanks for that Tom.. Likewise new to tackling 3d seriously and agree with comment about dealing with reveals...
  12. Seeing as the stair tool allows objects to have different visibilities on different layers, could the same feature be added to the steel column tool?....
  13. Really struggling understanding what the different settings in the window sill tool are doing... The sill seems to be being put flush with the inside face of the wall whilst the frame is in centred on the inner face of the outer leaf. The little sketch with the reference no's doesn't help as it shows a very thin single skin wall and the frame flush with the inner face which is not a standard arrangement. It also seems to add the cill under the opening created for the window so it appears within the wall structure... I have looked at the tutorials on the university but nothing seems to go into this in detail, and the description in help is minimal... Any hints or pointers to a good guide would be appreciated as trial and error is getting me nowhere...I've added a few screenshots so you can see issue..
  14. I've viewed most of the video tutorials but don't think I've seen anything giving guidance on how to draw steelwork where a single member such as a column will straddle several layers or stories..... Is it simply a matter of drawing a different piece of steel at each level so you can control visibility, and accepting that if this is put into a schedule it will show several short pieces of steel rather than one long one? If anyone knows if there is a guide if they could point me in the right direction it would be appreciated.....
  15. Is there a reason it's so difficult for the latest versions of VW to be able to use drawings/files in a previous version to be used as xrefs without having to open them and save in the latest format?....


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