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  1. A McDonell

    Landmark and site modeling

    I might add another question here 4. Im finding that i get lots of conflict alerts and inhibited model when I add a "proposed' site modifiers which cross over ' existing site modifiers. Yet this is an essentially ability. I need to use existing SM's to clean up my survey point data generated site model and then my proposed SM's are naturally going to edit these existing conditions. Is there a work around? Like a way to export a "clean" site model which integrates existing SM's as permanent edits? Once i have established existing conditions accurately Id be happy to lose the ability to retroactively edit existing conditions (and possibly make the file lighter?) once I commence design (proposed) iterations. Thanks for your thoughtful engagement Tamsin, much appreciated.
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    Landmark and site modeling

    @Tamsin Slatter Hey, Coupla questions... Is it normal that i need to "force select" anything related to my site model? eg roads, site modifiers (all types) etc..? Is there a simple way to cut pad into a slope with vertical cut faces without disturbing the surrounding gradients? as is commonly required for footings and basements. So far I have experimented with two very clunky work around's. use a two pads, one above and one below the cut face (slightly offset). use a pad with minimally offset grade limiter Why not have an option to use a wall or slab to control a site model? this would be intuitive to use, reflecting real world construction and smooth out workflow when making edits? Appreciate your thoughts Cheers, Andy
  3. 1) Fix Lag Issues 2) Option check box to: Auto Centre Space symbol to space boundary (should update automatically when the boundary is changed) 3) Option check box to: Auto Constrain symbol text box widths to space boundary (this might be harder to achieve but will help keep thing tidy) 4) Show Space Symbol in Sections
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    Space Labels auto centre

    Is there a way to get Space Labels auto centre when their geometry is edited?
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    Spaces Tool Sticky/Laggy/Slow

    @Boh I found that string eventually. I tried refreshing R Browser, I did make an improvement- lag occurring with 1 out 10 Space operations instead of every time. But within an hour or so reverted to the standard laggy behaviour. Hopefully 2020 will show improvement, not sure how they justify having tools that perform so badly, so much time so often wasted trying to learn, inter-grate, trouble shoot new tools, only to discover on here that experienced users simply advise not using it all!!
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    Spaces Tool Sticky/Laggy/Slow

  7. A McDonell

    Why Does VW have so much trouble with Spaces?

    @Diamond Refreshing Resource browser, fixed the lag for me 9 times out of 10... for now! Not sure how long it will last though. Cheers for the tip
  8. OzCad, the Australian distributer have a much more comprehensive window and door tool "WinDoor" Includes bifold amongst many others. VW would just need to license and distribute it internationally I expect.
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    Spaces Tool Sticky/Laggy/Slow

    Spaces Sticky/Laggy/Slow to load obj info when selecting. Approx. 2-5 sec lag every time a space is initially selected and again as edits are made. Anyone else? Any settings/workarounds that will help? Cheers, Andy
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    Weird behaviour of a pad site modifier

    "weird behaviour fo site modifiers"... where to start! 1. Selection of site modifiers, they always seem to be "behind" the site model and sometimes impossible to select without zooming out and marquee selecting, sometimes this doesn't work either...restarting the program can help. 2. how to create two pads( or pads with retaining edges or pads combined with grade limit workaround) that share an edge without generating errors. I have tried setting the two edges back of each other but then a corresponding fillet of "site" is generated. (see triangular plane in attached image) Thoughts?
  11. A McDonell

    2019 sp3 viewports pixelated

    Thanks Mark, it wasn't from a camera I just followed the standard "create viewport" from a design layer into a sheet layer workflow, the pixelated image is just a front elevation
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    2019 sp3 viewports pixelated

    Thanks Rgyori, already using "best compatibility", the medium scale virtual hammer works for sometime. However doing this 20 times a day, together with the standard program crashes and freezes may result in a less virtual hammer being applied. We soldier on.
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    2019 sp3 viewports pixelated

    hey mark, nope 300, as always. other viewports on the same page rendered fine
  14. A McDonell

    2019 sp3 viewports pixelated

    any one else? I have never had this happen until SP3 2019
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    Structural Member and Elevations



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