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  1. Hi, I'm trying to create some simple massing models with gable ends. I have created a custom roof by editing the massing model. With the 'fit walls to roof' command unavailable, I have chosen the option to show the gable wall in the roof in the roof design preferences. This seems to have a set back from the wall and create a ledge. There doesn't't appear to be a way of setting the massing model wall thickness and when changing the gable wall thickness, it only sets the wall further back into the roof leaving the ledge. When looking straight on at the model, there also seems to be a physical gap between the top of the massing model wall and the gable wall. If anyone can shed any light on this, it would be much appreciated. James
  2. Thank you both, it makes sense to have duplicate layers with one for existing and one for proposed. I'll give it a go.
  3. Hi all, Having successfully designed my first house in 3D, I'm now trying to implement BIM into a residential extension project but I am struggling to work out the best way to show the original property and the property with the extension added. Would it be sensible to build the existing model and then duplicate the entire model and add the extension? This seems the easiest way but it doesn’t feel like the correct way? I’m sure it can be done using layers and classes and turning them on/off etc. but I can't see how when it comes to merging the roofs together how to differentiate between old and new? This link should allow you access the existing model if needed. Thanks in advance. James
  4. Thanks @Christiaan , I really appreciate the time you have taken to look at this for me when I'm sure you have fee earning things to be getting on with! The updated settings in the model is a really good reference to have. When you see it written down, it makes more sense. Thanks again.
  5. 2665mm would be FFL to FFL based on the above dimensions. I think I may be quite far out (especially the 1st to 2nd floor)!
  6. Hi @Christiaan , 1. I selected a pre-configured floor build up. As you have questioned it, I've checked the build up and it's 175mm joists with 18mm flooring. I would usually allow 225mm joists and 22m flooring. 2. Ceiling board will be 13mm with 5mm plaster over 3. Yes, 2400mm from finished floor to finished ceiling applied to both stories. I look forward to seeing the changes! Thanks.
  7. Thanks to everyone for their input. I proceeded with @Nikolay Zhelyazkov 's workaround but it feels like I haven't set the model up quite right! It allowed me to finish enough to get a proposal out to the client! Thanks again. James
  8. Offsetting by -200 allows the walls to fit to the roof but there is now an overlap with the walls at each layer. I guess I will have to offset the walls on each layer? Alternatively, I could raise the bearing height of the roof?
  9. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov Yes, I did move 3D which I assume is a long way round of creating a bottom offset as when I did move 3D, it automatically adjusted the offsets as is shown in the object info palette on the screenshot?
  10. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov Thanks. I have tried implementing what you suggested and this makes the external walls 900mm high (layer wall height) but they still won't fit to the roof above?
  11. Here's the Dropbox link - https://www.dropbox.com/s/jkr8stgpk4a4zhy/Model_Rev_A.vwx?dl=0 Any help will be appreciated!
  12. @Christiaan I'm having trouble uploading it even though it is smaller than the 60mb allowed. I've emailed Vectorworks to find out why. Hopefully, I'll be able to upload it soon!
  13. Hi all, This is my first try at designing in 3D and I seem to be doing ok but am having trouble extending my 2nd floor gable end walls up to the roof. I have used the 'fit walls to object' tool successfully elsewhere on the model but can't for the life of me figure out what's wrong at 2nd floor level! I'm assuming it is to do with the way I have set up the stories, layers and levels but I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong! I thought it might have something to do with the 2nd floor external walls not having a height? I have tried changing the bounding of the walls (top bound to top of slab and bottom bound to bottom of slab) but this has no affect on the height of the walls. I can fit my 1st floor walls up to the roof but I want to put a feature window in the front gable and inserting this in the 1st floor external wall looks incorrect in plan view. Any help with this would be appreciated!! I have attached the file for anyone to play with! Thanks in advance, James.


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