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  1. Mcmaster Carr has 3D models of the products on their site, for example: https://www.mcmaster.com/products/threaded-rods/threaded-rods~/thread-pitch~5-mm/
  2. Thank you for doing this and for responding on this forum. It should be common practice for all VW departments. See this thread for a discussion of other VW black boxes: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/93660-service-select-support-add-a-ticketing-system/
  3. Or model in 3D with the following shortcut: Build the Stair with the guardrail showing -> Duplicate the Stair -> Ungroup the duplicate -> delete/modify the parts of the resulting group you don't need ->turn the guardrail off on the original Stair.
  4. I think the idea is to do this as a starting point for details that I'd be drawing manually in 2D anyway.
  5. Great idea. I explode lots of other items when needed, never thought of trying with a viewport.
  6. Interior Elevations: There's an Interior Elevation tool that can generate them for you. It is the only Marker that needs to be placed on a Design Layer to work. I find it quirky. Details: My workflow is to draw them entirely in 2D on a Design Layer, and then create a Sheet Layer Viewport for each detail, which I can then link to a Detail Marker on the plan and section viewports. I'm sure other people have other/better ways to do this.
  7. Now that you mention it, I had an issue with Backblaze. I had to change from continuous to once a day online backup. Activity Monitor helped me locate the issue. Another RAM stealer is open browser tabs and windows.
  8. I use a custom Record instead of different wall styles, and then use Data Visualization. It tkaes a little time to set up, but then is available whenever you need it. There are other threads on here somewhere. Here are some other threads: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/107814-data-vis-workflow-for-remodeling-projects
  9. The whole issue of foundations/footings has been discussed in other threads and is in the VW roadmap. You can add a comment here: https://www.vectorworks.net/en-US/public-roadmap?url=footing-and-foundation
  10. I am not having this issue. Data in signature is correct as of today.
  11. My trial and error method: right-click on the Door -> 'Plug-in Object Options...' -> try different 'Insert Locations' and see if it solves it for you. @Matt Panzer posted a diagram explaining the different controls that govern insertions in walls, but I can't find it right now.
  12. But still of interest, especially if you’re willing to share the worksheet. That’s a technique that’s outside my comfort, but it would be useful to look through.
  13. I completely agree with @Jeff Prince. In my case this is always called out by the structural engineer as part of their shear wall schedule and typical details. If needed to indicate specific placements due to potential conflicts with other items, I will include the anchor bolt in my details with an "anchor bolt per structural" callout. These are 2D drawings and are not part of the model.
  14. E|FA

    Roof layers

    I don't know if this will help, but in situations where inserts into Walls have problems, moving the Wall 0,0 will force the wall to reset without actually moving it. You could try doing that with both the Roof and the Wall.
  15. If you build a 3D polygon (or Nurbs) of the hole you want to create and assign it to the Site-DTM-Modifier Class, it will create the hole you need.
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