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  1. Vectorworks.vwxhi everybody, i have a weird problem that when i create a section it does not show material. I attached the file so this is what i have done so far to try to fix it oip > background render settings > material being checked (double checked it and unchecked it with nothing working) change from open gl to renderworks (not showing it) went to material in the wall style and changed it to all sorts of settings
  2. Hi everybody, after some trial and error id like to show everyone what i think is the best method to convert to DWG for when sending out to conultants if anyone has any info that could make this better please share! we can all help eachother so go to your model layer and make sure its on top/plan.. for example the layer with your first floor then go to FILE>Export>ExportDXF/DWG you get the pop up of options follow these settings File Format Format: DWG Version: 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 Class / Layer Conversions Export as DXF/DWG Layers : Classes Invisible Classes are: Not Exported leave the box for "export single layer for classes with same name" unchecked leave the box for "export layers as seperate files" unchecked Sheets to include Export: Design Layers Only References leave the box for "export design layer viewports as seperate files" unchecked Objects: the only box that should be checked should be the "export as flattened 2d graphics" text and dimensions the only box that should be checked is "preserve SIA dimensions text appearance " 2d fills and files only check these boxes, "export hatches" "export hatch pattern files" "export hatches and 2d fills into seperate dxf/dwg layers" 3d both boxes should be checked no boxes should be checked in symbols and groups or line types line weights and colors only check the box for "use dxf/dwg indexed colors" you will have to do this for each floor seperatley once the file is in CAD you will need to do few cleans up listed below -explode everything as much as you can (because when a consultant copies your plan to there file an unexploded plan will not work) -clean up hatches (because we are doing hatches in sepereate layers you can easily just freeze it) do a final review of your lines and such and then thats it you are done
  3. wait nevermind :/ i got it lol i had to remove a view
  4. im using a windows computer and dont see the data visulization on the top nav bar? i even tried clicking the setting "data visualization short" and "data visualization long" but dont see anything
  5. are the objects greyed out? possibility could be you have the class visibility off can you upload file?
  6. so for example if you click on a wall (single click) it doesnt select the wall?
  7. thanks guys! im still new to the game and found this blog after seeing your replies https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2020/eng/VW2020_Guide/Views/Applying_a_data_visualization.htm ima study this but the idea of visualizations seems more my speed
  8. Hi, i would like to create a wall that when in a 2d/floorplan view is colored grey but have that same wall also show the exterior as stucco for when i present in 3d yet also have that wall show insulation/drywall/framing/etc. when i create a section reason for this is because currently i am using the standard wall function and on my plans it shows the insulation & everything in it... i do not think this is a function needed when doing construction documents as i believe in simplicity and only showing a level of detail needed on the plans.. the sections and 3d view are great but just dont think the 2d/floorplan view needs that level of detail
  9. if anyone is still wondering about this... what you need to do is click the reference and in the Object Info pallet you need to click "classes" once classes is clicked there will be a box toward the bottom labeled "Use Current Document's Classes Vissibilities" check that box and press ok once that is done you will be able to change the visibility of certain classes from the reference in the viewports you set up for it (for examply i have a site plan with a property line class & 3d site model class.. i have 2 sheets.. one for a site plan and another for a grading plan... i can now have the propertyline only show up in the site plan & have the 3d site model show up only in the grading plan.. while only having the one reference for both)


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