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Don Samuelson

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    Timberframe Designer
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    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  1. Thank you very much Petri! This was the post I was looking for. Don
  2. Hi Peter. I had a feeling you would be the one to reply to my query. I'm still running 11.5 so that's part of the problem. Thanks I'll give this a try! Don
  3. I've seen the solution to this problem in the past but I can't seem to find the post. It had something to do with a setting in Mac OS. Can anyone direct me to the answer?
  4. Try just dragging & dropping the symbol from the Resource Browser. Don
  5. Corner windows are common here in Canada also. I would love to see this capability built into the program. VW 11.5.1 with RW Mac OSX 10.3.9 Power Book G4 1.33GHz
  6. Larry, The PDF files I produce are in colour but I just order my printing service to produce the prints in grey scale. Don
  7. I provide my working drawings in colour via PDF format. It is useful for contractors and clients to have these produced at 11x17 size full colour. The 22x34 size are printed in grey scale for cost reasons. My thought is if the project is being designed using a 3D model why not provide the 2D drawings with full rendering for the contract documents. The whole idea is to convey as much information to the builders as possible. I also include perspective views of the interior and exterior of the project as part of the working drawing set. ______________________ Don Samuelson Samuelson Timberframe Design Mac G4 500 dual OS 10.3.9 VW 11.5 Architect RW
  8. Peter, I just finished creating a DTM using your procedure and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the info! BTW, I discovered the "2D polys to 3D contours" command works through the polygons in the order you have drawn them. ------------------------------ Don Samuelson Samuelson Timberframe Design Calgary, Alberta, Canada Mac G4 500 Dual/OS 10.3.9 VW11.5 RW ARCHITECT
  9. Hi Larry, After you've created your 3D section, go to the tools menu and select "convert copy to lines". Choose the "hidden line rendering" option. You're left with a group that should have most of your duplicate lines already removed! Cheers, Don PowerMac G4 dual 500, OSX 10.3.8, VW11.5
  10. As Andy has suggested, using the "create custom pages" I create PDF files at 22x34 size which also allows me to print half size sets on 11x17 sheets exactly at half scale (i.e. 1/4"=1'-0" on the 22x34 sheets and 1/8"=1'-0" on the 11x17 sheets). Don PowerMac G4, Mac OS X 3.7 VW11.0.1, Architect, RenderWorks
  11. To add to mike m oz comment regarding live sectioning. Control over line weight for elements actually being cut in section and for elements beyond the cutting plan would be nice. Something similar to what Architectural Desktop or ArchiCad can do.
  12. Dan, I would like to see the same kind of control for roof faces as is being discussed for floors. The homes I design are timberframe structures with vaulted ceilings and the use of structural insulated panels (SIP) for walls and roofs. The roof face would require roofing tiles, for example, for the roofing, T&G ceiling boards for the ceiling finish side, and fascia boards for the side texture. Don Samuelson Timberframe Design
  13. I haven't seen any problems since upgrading.
  14. Thanks Peter, www.samuelsontimberframe.com Don
  15. Sofia, I worked in an architectural office using AutoCad with 3D Studio Viz creating 3D models and rendering them for clients and presentations, but we found as you have suggested, that the clients were just not willing to pay for this work. Now I have my own firm and use VectorWorks with RenderWorks to create the same type of documents for high-end residential projects and with not nearly the same kind of price tag attached. This allows me to work in 3D the way I enjoy working and the client benefits in seeing their project in any rendered perspective view they wish without having to spend a fortune on design fees. You can check out my website if you want to see if this kind of imagery is what you have in mind. VectorWorks with RenderWorks would be my recommendation! Don Samuelson Timberframe Design
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