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  1. A referenced DLVP is a container just like a Symbol, currently Vw does not have Styled Symbols and a direct connexion like the one you described is not possible, however if your interest is just a graphical appearance here is one way of doing it; 1.) Have the Unit join all the walls to the exterior and party walls as you would like to see them 2.) Select all the interior walls > Group > Convert to Symbol. 3.) Use Symbol for the units, if used in front of exterior walls the unit internal wall will appear to be cutting the exterior walls. Hope this helps JC
  2. Currently the best way to approach the issue is to have a wall style with all the components you normally use or are common to your area saved to your office standard folder (All Components WS), then any time you need a new wall style you can duplicate the All Components wall style and delete the unused components since it is easier to delete a component than to create a component. Hope this helps! JC
  3. "One issue I did have with the FBX model being imported were you could see through the back of some wall so you needed to set up the file correctly" Alan, when this happens reverse the normals
  4. Have you tried to set classes to the different components and for the top/plan view override the attribute fill to none of the handrail class
  5. Will Go to File>Export>Export IFC Project... From the dialog box select Data>Export Options and then select "COBie/Facilities Management" from the Model View: dropdown menu. Don't forget to do the Layer Mapping before you select OK. You will have then an Ifc file, if you want to see this file in spread sheet form you would have to install the COBie Tool Kit. Hope this helps
  6. I would suggest to draw in screen plane mode in the DL the objects that you intent to cut and paste in to a SLVP annotations for this workflow to work
  7. If the objects that you want to change their attributes in VP section are drawn by class attribute you can override those classes in the viewport and then you can use the eyedropper transfer these class settings from one section VP to another Hope this helps JC
  8. Hi Amelia, Save your Slab file in the User Folder>Libraries>Defaults>Walls~Slabs and that should do it! Best, JUan
  9. For your 2nd question I will assume what you are looking for is a half size set 11x17(45%) Printing 36x24 sheets on 11x17 paper If you are on a Mac when you select print select the tab for paper handling and check Fit to Page If you are no Windows when you select print select properties > effects and select print to fit Hope it helps
  10. If you want to edit in section mode you may want to use the Clip Cube
  11. You can use the "Replace with Symbol" command from the modify > Convert drop down pallet after creating the new trees in the Resource Browser
  12. As Jonathan described, Workgroup referencing is intended to reference a file that you are not going to touch, however if you have the urge to fiddle with the 3rd party's file you may want to have an intermediate file where you will import the 3rd party's file > fiddle with it and then reference it, but be aware of the "BUS" If you just want to override their classes and their Layers (classes) are standard you could use the Standard Naming in the Document Settings and edit one of the users to your liking
  13. Lets no forget the one that comes with Vw I used it for quite some time, just had to remember to close the files when not working (lunch, brakes, phone, etc) Copy from the Log file, paste in a worksheet and pars through it.
  14. http://www.vectorworks.net/bim/project.php?id=9
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  16. For those in 2013 you can use a script in this thread http://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=35797&Number=181308#Post181308
  17. Select circle tool by radius > click on center > press tab > type your perimeter followed by /2/3.1416 > press enter That should do it
  18. Its a good practice that when drawing stairs, you should start by selecting the style for the intended use (either on Vw 2011 or newer) on v2011 you can create a style with broader boundaries and use it if your stair does not need to follow any code rules as mentioned before, otherwise select the appropriate code rule (always good to check the latest code ruling to match the intended style) on v2013 you have a checkbox to select whether you what to use min/max values or not.
  19. This scrip will do the trick http://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=35797&Number=181308#Post181308
  20. You can create 2 window ID classes (Window>Spec 1 & Window>Spec 2) Tag your bottom and right windows with one class and the other class for the other two sides. This will give you control through the classes on off. for now!
  21. Truck Space should be available to VSS US in a few weeks Enjoy!
  22. I see it as an issue, i'll report it and should be resolved by sp4. Regards, -JC
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