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  1. I generally use the framing member tool, with the "beam" setting for non-sloped beams and the column tool for posts. With these two tools you get the hybrid 2D/3D and the ease of adjustment throught the obj info window. If you need to have rectangular columns (non-square) you could make simple extrudes.

  2. Is there any way to give a wall cap a thickness to match the components in the wall? I'm working on some pilaster type walls that extend out from the building with a plaster finish wrapping around them. It would be nice to see the line of the plaster wrap around in plan view.

  3. We are developing a CAD standard at our firm and would like to set up our office template such that when a project is started and one runs the 'create standard viewports' command the classes would be created with our preferred colors, weights, fills, etc.

    It seems that Vectorworks pulls this information from the .sta (standards) files such as the AIA layer list. Is there a way to make a custom version that can be referenced for our own preferences? Or is there another way to make this possible?

  4. Our office tries to follow the National Cad Standard (NCS) for our production work. Unfortunately, several of the notation tools do not offer the NCS recommended symbols. For example the window type indicator is a diamond in the NCS but the Vkwks ID tool does not allow for it. Also, the NCS keynote indicator is a regular hexagon, but the Vkwks keynote tool does not allow for it.

  5. Engineer is complaining that:

    "When we copy & paste line work from your dwg to our dwg it copies fine, but when we copy Blocks from your dwg to ours they don't copy. We have to explode them down to line work."

    Is there anything I can do to help him out?

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