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  1. Sean Harrington Architects

    Spitting up window elements

    Hi All, Please see attached images to this query. We are wondering if anybody knows how or if it is possible to have two or more different colours in a window make up? For example can you instruct vectorworks to differentiate between the sash and the casement so they can be two different colours? Any advice would be useful. kind regards. S25C-918070413330.pdf
  2. Sean Harrington Architects

    Cannot extrude simple polygon.

    Hi All, I have a quick query regarding extruding polygons. We are currently creating a context model that combines the massing model tool with simple extrusions. Sometimes the file will not extrude for us. Is there any reason why a simple polygon will not extrude? Is it the fact that we have a DWG referenced into the file? or is there some setting that must be turned on to ensure the extrusion tool will work? Our polygons/shape wont even highlight red at the moment. Any advice would be very really useful. Thank you.
  3. Sean Harrington Architects

    Site model disappears

    Thank you Benson, I appreciate the feedback. For now I was able to use an older model to get the sections I needed out of them but when this presentation is over I will try these suggestions. I know very frustrating about not being able to modify contours in 2017, such a pity! Regards
  4. Sean Harrington Architects

    Site model disappears

    Hello there, Very urgently need some help! Im working with vectroworks 2017 and my site model keeps getting large chunks taken out of it (i.e. the contours are automatically depressing) and I have no idea why. Please see attached images as to what I am talking about. Is there any way to rectify this? I have a presentation in two days and this is not something I have done via a site modifier? I can't seem to edit the proposed contours either, or it doesn't seem to be an option for vectrowork 2017?? Any help would be really appreciated. Thank you.
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    Hi All, We are using worksheets to generate a schedule of areas from information associated with Space Objects. Several of the upper floors within the building are exact duplicates of lower floors so for the purposes of efficency we have used design layer viewports on the design layer associated with a particular floor that is an exact duplicate of a lower floor. However, this is causing an issue when generating schedules. For example, Floor 3 is an exact duplicate of Floor 1, therefore on Design Layer 3, I have created a design layer viewport which shows design layer 1. I would like to generate a worksheet which shows information associated with Space Objects on design layer 3. Of course all these spaces are contained within a viewport, so when I choose “set criteria” on the database header row, I have checked the dialog box to include components within both referenced and unreferenced design layer viewports. However even with these boxes checked, the objects meeting my set criteria do not include anything within the design layer viewport. I have even stripped back all the criteria parameters to only list objects “whose layer is layer 3”, and kept the "include components within both referenced and unreferenced design layer viewports” dialog boxes checked and the returned list still only contains 1 object (i.e the viewport itself). Is there a way to resolve this issue? Any help would be appreciated.
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    Cant edit proposed site contours

    oh I didn't realise that was the case. Thanks Hans-Olav. My model randomly creates major dips into the site even when I have not edited it and I can't figure out how to restore the earlier contours. Have you seen this problem before?
  7. Sean Harrington Architects

    Cant edit proposed site contours

    Hi all, I have a query concerning site model contours. I am trying to edit my proposed contours in VW 1017 but when I go to right click, the options to edit does not show up...and I have no way of directly editing them. Has anybody else had this problem? Any advice would be really helpful, thank you.
  8. Sean Harrington Architects

    Tips for reducing file size

    Benson, Just tried the simplify polys tip and it has almost halved the size of my file while modifying the contours very little. Thank you so much for this tip!! it really helped!!
  9. Sean Harrington Architects

    Tips for reducing file size

    Hi Benson, Thank you very much for your response. They are very helpful tips. This is probably a question I should have asked before I progressed too much with the model...it is relatively near completion at this point but those are definitely points I will consider if I am to remake it from scratch. The site model itself is quite a large site with buildings on it taken as viewports from other files, sir not many non site model objects are included in the file as of right now. However I have a couple of winding roads and A LOT of modifiers which I am assuming is causing the file to slow down?
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    Tips for reducing file size

    Hello everyone, I was wondering if anybody had any tips for reducing file size for large site models other then the purge command? At the moment my file size is above 400MB and is really struggling to complete simple tasks...it will complete them but at a very slow pace. I am new to site modelling in Vectorworks 3D, however I am aware how heavy the files can get from working in 2D and I am coming to the unfortunate conclusion that this I just something you have to deal with when working in this programme. However, any advice would be really appreciated. Thank you
  11. Sean Harrington Architects

    Roads to proposed Landscape

    Hi again, Has anybody ever had trouble with new roads on the proposed landscape/pads? whenever I update my site model, a pad with a newly created road reverts back to the existing site model? I cannot seem to get it to hold its new form while the road is present. Any advice would be really appreciated. Thank you!
  12. Sean Harrington Architects

    Space labels keep scaling

    Thanks Boh! This is very useful information.
  13. Sean Harrington Architects

    Road won't cut through site model fully

    Hi Johnathon, I think the problem was my grade limits yes. I have actually resolved my problem in the meantime, it was more of an issue with toggling on an off proposed and existing landscapes. Thank you very much for your response.
  14. Sean Harrington Architects

    Road won't cut through site model fully

    Hi there, Could anybody please give me any advice as to why, when I create a road (with "create pad" selected) it does not cut all the way through my site model. Although it looks like it has worked in 2D, the 3D model appears to go through the site rather then cut it away...? Please see attached screenshot below. Any advice would be appreciated. Kind regards.
  15. Sean Harrington Architects

    Space labels keep scaling

    Thanks Boh, I Will try this...it seems to be world based rather then page based. I think I will have to edit rescale them at a 1:1 scale would be my best option. Thanks for your help.


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