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  1. Hi, I have a grading plan from a consultant which is all 3D polyine contours. What I have to do is clip out the grading of the site exterior from the site interior. All that i have is a 2D polyline which represents that boundary. Is there a way to clip out the 3D polyline contours with a 2D object? Is there a simple way to transform that object into something useful? Edit: I guess the easiest thing would be if I could clip non coplanar 3D poly's. I want my 2D poly boundary to be able to clip the contours above it. I've tried to extrude the poly and clip or subtract surfaces without any luck. Edit 2: The attached screenshot shows a corner where the teal boundary is the line I'd like to use to clip the 3D poly contours. There are thousands of contours with some crossing the teal boundary many times so I'm looking for the least "manual" way to do this as I can.
  2. Hi, we recently started having to collaborate with clients using BIM and we're trying to find the best file type to do this. We have a large (5km long) grading plan from a client which is just composed of 3D polylines. I made some alterations to the file and exported it as a .dwg which went flawlessly. I also exported the file as IFC and I got a prompt that only "3 objects with IFC data were exported". All I can think of is that these would be the three stake objects that I placed on the plan, but I cannot see them or any of the 3D contours from before when I open up the exported IFC file in Vectorworks. Is there something I'm doing wrong - i want the IFC file to also show all of the 3D polylines for grading. Am I going about using IFC files incorrectly? Edit: When I import my exported IFC file back into a blank Vectorworks file, nothing comes in. I turn on all classes, layers, visibilities, etc. When I zoom to extents, I'm still just centered on the page looking at nothing.
  3. Yes, wow this is great thanks!!
  4. Does anyone have a good tutorial on how to pull data from our titleblocks to create a sheet index? The sheet list help page in VW2020 is not helpful, I'm not seeing the drop downs or buttons for options it lists. We ahve all of our titleblocks as Title Block Boarders with linked sheet data - that's the data I want to pull from.
  5. Both shadows and ambient occlusion are already turned off. It's not a cast shadow, it's a darkness that is applied to sloping or curving faces. Not sure where I turn this fun "feature" off...
  6. Hi, I'm trying to figure out which rendering settings would best fit this bench detail and I'm not having much luck. Attached is a screenshot of the detail with OpenGL and outside lines drawn in the sheet layer viewport rendering. I'm using orthogonal views of my 3D modeled bench. I'd like it to look like a standard construction document elevation but as you can see circled in red, it adds in shading at my curved objects and angled vertical faces. Is there a setting to turn this off so everything is just white and outlined in black? When I use the Hidden Line render mode, my curved arm rests look like spider webs with all of the lines printing that make up the "smooth curve".
  7. Any updates? I have VW2020 with SP2.1 and I'm having this issue.
  8. Any updates to this? I'm currently experiencing this issue.
  9. Any update? Having the same problem now.
  10. Hi all, Having recently downloaded VW 2020, I'm having trouble getting our workgroup folder to link up like we had it in VW 2019. It seems that the whole workgroup file structure has changed a little between VW 2019 - should I be linking to a different path than I did in VW 2019?
  11. I'm looking to try dark mode myself - where do you change over to this setting? Edit: It appears that this is only an option for Mac users. Hopefully by the time Windows gets it, the kinks will be worked out.
  12. I've been out of using AutoCAD for about a year but i still really miss the non-plot functionality! It was great for having things visible for you the drafter and not having to worry about turning things off when you go to publish.
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  14. Yes, in the OPI it says that the symbols are page based units. What is the difference and when would I use each type? Did I choose page based instead of world based without knowing it while setting up the symbol?

 

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