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  1. Folks, I'm playing around with an alternate idea for at least one set of grids - the heights. Make a floor slab object the size of your grid box. New style as you see fit, no fill & no texture. I put mine by a grid class without those things. Make the floor slab object by datum and of zero thickness. In side view (elevation) add an elevation benchmark tagged to this slab (which appears to be a rectangle). If you change the Story height, the slab (grid) and benchmark move accordingly. Now if only I could figure out why the Benchmark Elevation bubbles arent displaying right on the Sheet... Two steps forward...
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    How to make a custom Data Tag

    Hey folks - I've tried this a zillion times w/ no luck. Trying to make a grid bubble to attach to a floor slab (long story). Starting with a Duplicate of Window Hex, changed the current tag field definition to what I want. When I try to insert the tag it still shows as only applying to Windows. Where is that setting driven?
  3. Hi there - been stumped on this for a bit. Is it possible to create a slab style that uses 2 height datums / layers? I ask in relation to having walls below a slab which top out at "bottom of slab above", though the slab above is placed relative to "top of slab". So if you change thickness of slab, the walls below are no longer touching. It would be great if that were automagic. Engineers love changing slab thicknesses...
  4. I've recently moved a file from VW Cloud to Dropbox. The two are integrated w/ full visibility. When I try to cloud publish it gives me the error below to save project to dropbox, which is where th project is saved already. Then VW cloud crashes & gives me an error message every minute until I kill it in the Activity Monitor. Ive uninstalled & reinstalled the VW Cloud w/ no change in results. Also, VW displays an error message at the bottom right corner saying VW Cloud is disconnected. What am I doing wrong? (PS, other than font issues, the file published OK when stored on VW Cloud)
  5. Within an individual Space, I can edit the Boundary Definitions. When I select "Edit Style" these two are grayed out. That makes it impossible to change the default for a style?
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    Viewport Class Overrides- not working??

    Pat, Many thanks for this. The key takeaway (and maybe my fault for not being clear, but only out of ignorance). I was trying to change to solid white. Turns out in over-ride you have to uncheck the Texture box in order for over-rides to work on the Graphic Attributes tab. Now we know! -jamie
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    Viewport Class Overrides- not working??

    Pat, Am I reading this right that if one has a floor slab with components in multiple classes that the viewport overrides wont work as expected? IE: a floor slab with top surface on Component : Wood deck will mean its impossible to override that one class?
  8. Josh, did you ever figure this out? I'm having the same issue
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    Sheet Border Borders

    Ah - I did indeed get it to work. Had to delete the titleblock from page & re-insert. Then it works as you'd indicated! Well done Nikolay. -j
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    Create a symbol that changes by class

    No a shabby workaround. I still just dont want two or three copies of a symbol to have one on NEW, one on EXISTING, and one for DEMO.
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    Sheet Border Borders

    Interesting... however that seems to turn off grids & Borders too in spite of having them set NOT to use line-weights of titleblock object...
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    Sheet Border Borders

    Alan, tried it your way and still get this wee little stubborn line... Its easy to see if you select a scale in print dialog (from the PDF) of anything less than 100%
  13. techdef

    Create a symbol that changes by class

    Done - I was still searching for that to bump it. Not titled what I was searching for... thanks
  14. techdef

    Create a symbol that changes by class

    So odd this hasnt been addressed yet. It works with WALLS, why not symbols? So easy to move a wall from Wall-Main to Wall-Demo and viola, it's hatched in red? Why cant I do the same with the water-heater?
  15. Jonathan, yes tho it ended right before it got to the good stuff? Maybe behind the pay wall? line-weight, I like the stacked detail idea. I was wondering about 3D details too. Windows/door to show flashing at all sides etc... Almost too many choices!


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