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  1. CipesDesign

    Tapered Stairs

    That's why I said "Sometimes". In cases where covering does not work, if needed, I Model the whole thing.
  2. CipesDesign

    Tapered Stairs

    FWIW, Sometimes I find that I can simply cover the tapered (or narrowed) portion of the stair with a wall, using send to back, etc. Obviously not anatomically correct, but it achieves the intent graphically. [Easiest solutions = best solutions?]
  3. CipesDesign

    Viewport Updating- Why?

    Interesting to relook at this thread a few years later. I am now of the mind that it would good to be able to set any individual VP to Always Update. With many smaller projects this would save me a ton of time.
  4. CipesDesign

    What's wrong with this picture?

    That’s weird! Have you tried restarting?
  5. CipesDesign

    Fixing a Busy Section View.

    Or in annotations, you can trace over the curved surfaces and use a (subtle) gradient fill to give them some depth.
  6. CipesDesign

    Custom Door Leaves Scattered

    I also notice that the texture has rotated. Arg!
  7. CipesDesign

    How to make a Curved Roof

    Looks like you are attempting to create a segmented roof(?). If so, it’s probably best to use Roof Faces. I would do the math first and also suss out how the thing will be built. Then create one segment (pie slice, or triangle) and carefully duplicate it to make the others. Usually I would then Group all the segments for a little more ease of handling.
  8. CipesDesign

    Clerestory Window Issue

    FWIW, I often use a discreet Design Layer for Clerestory Walls (with windows). That will solve these sorts of visibility problems.
  9. CipesDesign

    Create new Leaf in Door

    Ken, I still am unclear as to exactly what you are attempting to achieve... But I do notice a couple things which might help: when I open the VW's file there is one 2d/3d Symbol. However two things about it are not correct. First, the View is set to Top/Plan, but that's not a Top/Plan depiction of a door; it's a Front (or Rear) depiction. Second, you seem to have created the "door" geometry from a Hardscape Object. Why? Try opening and examining the file I attached. It might get you part of the way there. Door Leaf Symbol-2.vwx
  10. CipesDesign

    Create new Leaf in Door

    Hi Ken, If you are able to upload a VW file and a description of the details of the door you need (like a picture) maybe myself or someone can take a look and try to help.
  11. CipesDesign

    Create new Leaf in Door

    Try using one of the provided Custom Leaf options, then editing the 3d geometry to your liking. This might make it easier to understand the process. If you choose a Custom Leaf it will appear in the Resource Manager as a Symbol. Find the Leaf/Symbol in your file (not the Library file) and Option Click on it to Edit. Be carful not to move the geometry in 2d or 3d space. This will create alignment problems between the 2d and 3d.
  12. CipesDesign

    Complex Window

    Do as Taproot suggest above, and I would add that once you create one window with the correct slope you can duplicate it and simply change the height and elevation. You can also create windows on one side of the wall (left or right) and then use the mirror tool (in top/plan view) to duplicate it to the opposite side, using the ridge/center as the mirror point. As a note, it would be good if VW's Windows (and Doors) allowed for a Pitch or angle instead of just using Rise. However if you're willing to do a little math and a little trial and error it's not terribly difficult to achieve your goal.
  13. CipesDesign

    Clerestory Window Issue

    I do not see this problem. First, I inserted a door. Then I inserted a clerestory window, but off to the side, not directly above the door. Then I disabled Wall Insertion Mode and dragged the clerestory into place above the door. See attached for result. Perhaps you accidentally ended up with a door and/or window that are not "In Wall" (ie: properly inserted)??
  14. CipesDesign

    Surface Hatches not aligning with Renderworks Textures

    The Surface Hatches feature has always behaved really badly (and I have complained and filed bugs). Here's hoping the engineers make fixing these flaws a priority.
  15. CipesDesign

    Dash line show on the same place

    I don't disagree. However sometimes all I want is a quick (read: single mouse action) way to get there. And although Line Styles do add capabilities, they require way too many mouse actions for this simple example. User choice should be paramount. In an ideal world...


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