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  1. CipesDesign

    OSB hatch

    Here is a pretty good one (see attached): OSB HATCH.vwx
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    Exporting to DWG

    Exporting to DWG has always been highly problematic. The only time I was able to have a seamless back and forth with the ACAD world was a project which I deliberately set up with only one Design Layer and many, many Classes. While it's possible to set up a VW file this way, it completely dilutes the elegant system of interwoven Layers and Classes which is perhaps the single best thing about VW's...
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    FIX THIS! Irrigation and Design Layers...Broken!

    Ah. Auto-Classing. Got it. So what you need is some sort of "container" in which to place various portions of the system. And I agree that Design Layers seems to be the right container choice (it's how I would do it, probably). So keep nudging the engineers and tech support folks. Perhaps if they understand the need they can enact a fix!
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    FIX THIS! Irrigation and Design Layers...Broken!

    I am by no means an irrigation specialist, but I wonder if you have tried to use Classes instead of Layers to achieve what you're after? It seems like this would an easy and effective solution...
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    2019 BUG - Fit walls to object not working

    Hi Patrick, The only time I've seen Fit To fail is when the "fit to" geometry does not completely cover the Walls which are being fit. Can you post another shot showing the "fit to" geometry? Also, sometimes I have resorted to creating a dummy layer in which I place a 3d form (extrude, eg) which defines the "fit to" area.
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    I have seen that happen before. I don't know exactly why. One suggestion: try using Walls for the everything except the cap, and then use EAP for the cap only. That might solve the problem, at least visually.
  7. I gave up on Wall styles a long time ago, for this and other reasons. You can do what you describe fairly easily using unstyled walls and then simple 3D modeling techniques. I recommend using discreet classes for all object types (eg, mirror, tile, etc.)
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    What about the Ramp Tool??
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    Model rotation and standard front/rear views

    There are a couple ways to do this. Perhaps the easiest is to use the Rotated Top Plan feature, as follows: in Top/Plan View, Use Top/Plan Rotation to align the model/plan with the X/Y axes. Then, from there simply use the Front, Back and Side Views to present the model "straight on" (If I remember, you will get a dialog the first time asking if you want to use the rotated plan view for the front, etc.). Once in the correct view and orientation run the Create VP command. The nice thing about doing it like this is that once elevations are set up you they are persistent and only need to be updated when changes are made.
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    Interior T&G depiction

    I would use one of the wood floor textures and then adjust the scale, etc. as desired.
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    Question about using 2D Polys to 3D Source Data

    Yes, this command relies on stacking order. Two suggestions: Copy and Paste In Place in order each of the polys (contours) in the source data. This can be time consuming on larger sites. Or, for about the same amount of time, do a simple Convert To 3d Polygons, then enter the elevation (Z value) for each 3d Poly. Just FYI, you can select any 3d Poly and change its Z value in the OIP at any time (preferably before running Create Site Model). One additional note: Very often 2d polys in imported surveys are sloppy (discontinuous; broken by text; etc.) and therefore require clean up and management before running the Create Site Model command
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    Creating 2D Plans from 3D Model

    Solution 1 (easiest/fastest/dirtiest): Use masking objects in the Annotations (white rectangle, with white lines and black line at the wall) [sometimes you just gotta do it]. Solution 2: Create a discreet Class for the doors on the lower (slab) level. Then make that Class invisible in the VP shown.
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    Creating 2D Plans from 3D Model

    A couple comments: 1) Use Classes to turn certain items on/off in any particular VP. (EG: the roof eave line can be in it's own class) 2) To show Stairs from level below, either a) create a second stair in the second level and move it down so that it aligns in 3d with the stair below; and/or b) if you have a Floor in the upper level, cut a hole in the floor (just like in real life) so that the stair below shows... There is so much 'meat' to this topic it's hard time-wise to give you a comprehensive how-to. But those two tips might help.
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    Cannot extrude simple polygon.

    Best guess is that the Polygons are being created in a Class which is not visible/editable... Make sure that Classes are set to Show/Snap/Modify Others... If that's not it, then yes please post a file.
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    Wall Projections

    Wall Features... Great idea, mediocre execution.


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