Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by LeeElston

  1. I know it's a very basic setting I have wrong but I just can't get the components in one particular wall to show, the wall class settings taking over no matter what I do... I have an internal stud partition wall of plasterboard each side of timber studs. In the resource manager it is showing correctly, but as soon as I put it in the drawing the class properties take over. I'm sure on one of the webinars it says to put the class you want the wall to be in using the Insertion options tab of the wall style, and it will use the class preferences below a certain detail level. All of the other wall types in the same drawing are showing the components, not just the class preference. Any help appreciated...
  2. Is it just me or does the delete leader function on a callout with more than one leader arrow not work....? trying to delete the leader indicated and nothing happens..
  3. I have a section viewport and the wall component fills are stopping at floor slab level, not continuing down to where the foundation will be. The first image is what I see if I go to 'section in place' in the edit viewport box, and the second what I see in the viewport ... Any ideas what I have got set up wrong? TIA
  4. Is it possible to have 2 keynote legends on one sheet? I have a project where the work will be done in 2 phases and want one legend for each phase which I can put in classes to turn on and off..... TIA
  5. If you have more than one drawing file open at the same time, is there a way to force one to quit without having to force the full program to quit? I have 2 files both rendering (one by accident) and want to getrid of one but not the other? TIA
  6. I inserted 2 'points' (2d loci) which has cut the wall correctly, but the other objects (jams and leaf) have now vanished. I assume I just need to draw these in 2d.?...
  7. I have a curved wall which in 2d plan view fills in the area inside the arc which forms the curve. I can make the wall have no fill in the attributes and it disappears, but so does the fill in the wall thickness... Any suggestions?
  8. I have created a symbol for a sliding door which in 3d correctly cuts/breaks the wall, but for the 2d view the wall is cut for the full width of the symbol, even the parts which sit outside the line of the wall. I have tried changing the 'break' in the OIP. Is there way of selecting what is cut out in 2d mode as there is in 3d? Thanks in advance
  9. Can the latest VW import .RCP files..? Our surveyor said it could, but none of the standard 3d import options refer to RCP , and it doesn't recognise the file in the 'import point cloud' option. Do I need the file in one of the other formats?...
  10. I have been using cloud services to render drawings as pdf's and this appears to work fine and free up my machine whilst it's doing it. However, if I try to export as an image file it doesn't seem to do the re-rendering, just create an image from the viewport in whatever state it happens to be in.. Am I missing some setting or can you not the cloud services to produce high quality image files? Attached is sample of what has been generated...
  11. I have recently had a few instances when, despite having just one object highlighted, when I use the 'Scale Odjects' command from the Modify drop down, I get a message saying "Are you sure you want to scale the entire drawing" pop up warning, which I don't so click No, which exits the command.. Any ideas what the issue is? Been on a few different projects so don't think it's related to one file...
  12. I have done it wit 3 seperate flights and created landings out of extrudes, but you lose the stair numbering and above/below break visibilities... I guess the same would apply to your 2 seperate flight suggestion?...
  13. I have a staircase with splayed containing walls, where I have created a custom stair which nearly works but I need a section (shaded red on the attached sketch) removing from a quarter landing.. Can this be done in the tool? I can subtract a solid but it changes the object to a solid subtraction rather than a stair, with none of the visibility options....
  14. I seem to struggle getting the crisp definition others seem to get when creating section viewports.. The sheet they ate on is 600DPI and the Open GL options are all high, but the lines of the elements in the background of the section seem pixelated and blurry, see images. Are there other settings I need to adjust? Thanks in advance
  15. In the Space tool, I can define room finishes from a drop down menu, linked to a .txt file in the application... Can I change the file this is linked to, or would I have to copy information in an other document into the ones embedded in VW? The standard ones are presumably a US imperial spec and not particularly relevant for UK. I appreciate I can edit this from inside the finishes page, but might be useful to refer to a different spec note document (word or notepad?)
  16. In order to access Vectorworks Cloud services remotely via Onedrive I have changed the folder Cloud services connects to from my C drive on my PC to a folder on our server, which seems to be working fine. The trouble is Nomad isn't syncing with the same folder, and I cant find a way to either see a path to the folder it is syncing with, or a way to change it... Obviously needs to see the same folder to view panoramas or anything else for that matter.. Any ideas appreciated..
  17. @TomWhiteLight Hi Tom. Can you point me to the title of the video/s describing the workflow on the University.. All I could find on Cloud services related to Cloud Presentations rather than how to utilise the processing capabilities..
  18. I want to use cloud services to render a number of viewports in one .vwx file, but in the sheet layer the viewports are located on, the Export Panorama option is greyed out. Only when I go back to a design layer is it visible again. Then when I go to a camera view and export this via the cloud services folder, the image I get back is a very extended distorted 'fish eye' view, see attached. Camera views are what I see and the processed images are what I got back from the cloud... Can you create images from the sheet layer or do you have to expert sheets as pdf's? Any tips/guides to using the cloud as I don't find the 'help' very 'helpul'....
  19. I've been using the callout tool to create notes or keynotes for a while and have always created a section in the database for each project and section of the works, so as to keep the list size down to a practical level, as per attachment NM1. In each of these I then have the notes related to that section of works, see NM2. The problem is that I am starting to repeat notes on different projects which seems to be counter intuitive, but it seems quicker to type it out again than try to find a note in an old section of the data base. How do others organise the database and its sections to make it manageable and easy to find frequently used items... Cheers
  20. Many thanks... easy when you know how!!
  21. 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..
  22. Obvious if you know where to look!! Many thanks Tom
  23. 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
  24. 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...
  • Create New...