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  1. THE PROJECT: a series of new beach houses for a builder client that is aggressively moving into the Panama City and Mexico Beach area (that was almost totally wiped out from Hurricane Michael). We just met to go over details. This was our 4th meeting—but marked the official “start" of the project today. Design is already underway. As a company they’ve had dozens and dozens of inquiries for new home starts. They currently have around 60 houses “in the dirt" and 100 or more inquiries. Their houses are among the only ones still standing in Mexico Beach and has sparked renewed interest in their company’s building standards. This could lead to many many dozens of new homes in the coming months. THE JOB: You’d be jumping in and out of various projects: 3D modeling, annotating, etc. for a limited set of CDs. THE PAY: $30/hour / contract, free-lance basis
  2. I have a potential residential builder client with a bunch of Revit files. I can't get my hands on those files for a couple of weeks. I want to get an early preview of how successful I'll be taking his (Revit) files and importing to VWA, then editing and finishing them. Does anyone have access to a Revit file of a set of house plans that they'd be willing to share with me so I can fool around with the import Revit menu? It would be nice to also get a pdf of the finished set of plans also... so I can see what the CDs look like from a finished Revit's perspective. I can show you (outside of this forum) an example of a pdf he gave me of one of (his) Revit files so you can see what I'm talking about. But it's basically just a set of house plans CDs....30 sheet set.
  3. @Clint Alderman If you find something out, please check back with this thread if you think of it. Thx.
  4. @Clint Alderman Have you received an solution, workaround or answer in any way to this question of yours? Or are you still on the look out? I need the exact same help.
  5. I’ve wanted to figure out how to model this for years and couldn't find a solution till now. Window surrounds that included brick stacks (the bricks that run along side the windows), the brick sills (sometimes called rowlocks), the brick soldiers (the taller bricks that run along the top of the windows) and the keystones (the sandstone shape in the middle of the soldiers). This is how I did it: - Window symbol was put (in the window class) and gave it my desired width/height specs. - I gave it a exterior trim roughly the width of a brick (3.67”); made it very thin (1/16”); and turned off trim under the window. - I assigned a brick bond texture (with a brick bond hatch) to the exterior window trim class. So far this gives you a window with brick side stacks and trim above the window that will soon be covered up by another piece. - Then I duplicated the window in place; turned it into a cased opening; made the jambs, trims and sashes all 0”; - I turned on the “lintel” and gave it an 8” ht. ( the ht. of a soldier); and an 1/8” ext. protrusion (so it sticks out proud of the top window trim). - I assigned a brick bond texture (with hatch) that runs vertically... to the "lintel" class. - I turned on the “sill” and fooled with the specs till I had it where I wanted it. - I assigned a brick bond texture (with hatch) that runs vertically (it might be the horizontal brick bond that works) to the "sill" class. - I also increased the width of this duplicate window symbol (wide enough for the lintel above and sill below to line up with the edge of the window trim on the main window symbol). - I may have fooled with the ht. slightly so that lintels and sills all aligned properly with the ht. of the main window symbol. - I changed the class on this duplicated window symbol to “non-plot” so that it would not show up on the window schedule - Lastly, I extruded a keystone shape (these vary in size)…I made mine a little taller than the soldiers…and slid it into place.
  6. Thank you!! I JUST found what I was looking for after coming up with nothing for about an hour. @ dwgmodels.com
  7. Looking for dwg., vector or full model files for two sports cars: - 2013 Lamborghini Gallardo (2004-2014 will do) - 2013 Ferrari 458 Spider
  8. were you referring to the "." between VMT-2139 and V4?
  9. After all that...the illustrator says he'd rather have the dwg (saved selected view) export. These were my settings for that scenario. Would you make any changes to settings from what I have here?
  10. I've got a unified view model that I want to animate (orbital 360º rotation). I've done this lots of times successfully. Every once in a while the center point of the model is "off". The result being that the house (model) is sweeping toward you and then swinging out away from you...instead of (what I want) which would be more like if the house were sitting in the center of a turntable and you spun it around. How do I get my rotation center point back to where it needs to be?
  11. I'm glad you posted about this...I was wondering.

 

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