Jim Smith

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  1. May I add Rectangles to this request.
  2. I know that I'm a "digital immigrant" and that Boomers like me are perhaps the end of the line for being comfortable users of the printed word however; there is something to be said for the physical geography about where something is in a text. For example I know where stuff is by some numbered sections of the the Building Code , but I also know, instinctively, where physically other things are in the printed form of the code. As Art says Digital versions have strengths for some searches but I prefer a giant honking binder I can flip through. So I'd like to see that kind of thing available to me. I know I would use more of the tools and techniques of VW if I had such a resource.
  3. Perhaps a way to address this a three fold approach: 1) If not already the case, I think Nemetschek should be funding some of Johnathan's work & make it part of the subscription to Service Select 2) Have an option for a dead tree manual that's a reasonable price ($25?) in a three ring binder 3) Rather than publish a new Manual every year publish update pages that users can remove & replace with new pages
  4. In our world we tend to have two or three separate files that are part of the project that have been referenced out & are basically stand alone files. A cover page, the reference info is a symbol of part of our title block as the cover often has a scan of a hand made concept illustration - so including the image in the master file makes VW grind to a crawl. The other one or two pages are site plans as we have to use Metres with 2 Decimal points and our plan sets are generally in mm (with occasional Imperial dual dimensions).
  5. Our projects tend to be smaller so we've not yet used Project Sharing. We have been short listed for a larger project and would have to implement Project Sharing protocol. I'm not sure where your Sheet Layers "Live" for producing your drawing set. I think I follow that the Model is the "Master File" where all the Design Layers live. Do you mean that Sheets only live in the Referenced files; or do I have this backwards?
  6. Dubman, add this to the wish list! At present it's far to complex
  7. Is the landing part of the Stair object or is it part of a Slab?
  8. I'd like to know how to better approach all standard schedules. Walls specifically we delete all the walls not being used from the Resource Browser of the file & I've customized the standard Report. I've not been able to figure out how to get the assembly information into the Worksheet's Data base. My work-a-round is to duplicate the Definition information into the Data fields. (There has to be a way to achieve this without the copy paste but I've not figured it out). It's also a pain to have to copy the Name of a wall. W1 & its description for example, that is already contained in the Wall's Title. I also include a blank worksheet next to the Report for a NOTES column. I've approached the Door Report in a similar way as I need to state the direction from & to (for example D67 is FROM Corridor #1 TO Office #107 ) so I rely on a worksheet that I manually type that information. Also included is an imperial size conversion so that gets added to the additional spread sheet and I don't know how to do that other than to do this manually.
  9. If you are using Viewports, set the Class Dimension to visible by: 1) Selecting the the Viewport 2) Navigate to the Tab labeled CLASSES.... 3) From the Class menu set the Dimension Class to Visible
  10. So here's my take: - Use the OIP to mandate that the lines extend past the circle - Then choose the circle to Trim the lines (  T) - Delete the lines that extend past the circle
  11. I feel your pain. I'm often confounded by the naming hierarchy, & wonder if I could rename the folders to things that make sense to me. On the bright side, back before the turn of the millennium, us ol' geezers had to go to the company library, find what we wanted in Sweets or sift though binders & catalogues then redraw the item we wanted. So there's that.
  12. Awesome Kevin, thanks!
  13. Jim W: I know that I've wish listed this in the past; I think the OIP should allow one to copy & paste the area of an object.
  14. Hi Kevin, It's 2 yrs old MacBook Pro & it has: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB