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  1. mlau

    Class Naming

    Thanks. I will download and try this script out.
  2. I am translating a set of drawings into the dwg format for a structural engineer. I've created sheet layers that contain plans, sections, and elevations. The plans and sections seem to be usable as far as clarity when I re-import them back into VW 12.5 after exporting each sheet individually. However, the elevations are of concern because the walls rendered in the viewport as "hidden line" become trianglated in the dwg. The elevations are a mess, see attached images. For simplicity and time constraints I would like to find a method of exporting the sheet in dwg for AutoCAD users so that they can be opened and viewed as they appear on the VW Sheet layer. Is this something that I have to figure out a workaround for, as part of "dumbing down" a BIM project? Thanks
  3. mlau

    Class Naming

    Hello - I'm using a workgroup reference of a site survey in a building project in VW 12.5. The survey file has many classes assigned by the surveyor that are helpful to keep when using the WGR to create viewports in my building file. Is there a fast method to place a prefix in front of all the class names that are from the referenced survey such as "S-imported class name" or "SITE-imported class name"? How do I manage to keep WGR classes seperate yet still usable in a file? Thanks
  4. Has this wish-list item been adopted in VW 2008? I have not updated past VW 12.5.3.
  5. Is it possible to fit a wall to a stair object? Using the "fit wall to roof" command does not work with stair objects, although it does with other 3D objects. Thanks
  6. Islandmon - Thanks for the reply, great image, quite complex. How did you create the extrude path for the wall cap? I assume that you created the profile of the wall cap using a poly, then somehow extruded the profile along a path based on the existing wall form. My wall form is much more simple but it seems I could you use the same method that you have shown in the image.
  7. Here is an image, as you can see I have a cap atop some of the walls.
  8. I've created my building model largely without using complex 3d form modeling, (mostly using the PIOs and SketchUp imports). However, I'm running into an issue when creating a cast stone wall cap. I've created the cast stone wall cap to this point by drawing a polygon in top/plan then extruding the poly and then setting its elevation using standard view/right or left or front. This works fine until I have a slanted top of wall such is the case when the top of an exterior wall follows the angle of a stair. Ideally I would create a continous form that sits on top of the slanted wall using the wall itself as a guide for the extrude, but i'm pretty sure that this is not possible. I've tried the extrude along path command but the wall is not a usable object, and I have had no luck drawing a line that follows the profile of the wall in 3D. My question is whether I need to create a path for the "extrude along path" command, and if so how do I create this path in 3D? Or is there a different approach that i should try?
  9. When I uncheck the "turn on wall components" in the "Advanced Properties" settings for viewports the walls become white. Is there a way to get the walls to turn black using this method? Keep in mind that it is important for me to retain the option for wall component attributes to be set per wall component. In otherwords by turning off the wall components in a viewport gets me half way there, now if I could only turn the walls black without editing the wall style. Thanks.
  10. mlau

    SketchUp Importer

    The issue remains in all workspaces. I will contact TS. Thanks
  11. mlau

    SketchUp Importer

    Sorry about the confusion, I do understand now that VW does not support import of SU 6.0 files. However, the problem presists that I am having. When I go to Import > Import SketchUp, I do not get a browse menu to navigate to a file. I'm sure it has something to do with accidentally running the SU importer execute file that is available on your website. I have the latest version of VW 12.5.1. Is there a way to uninstall the SU plugin and then re-install it?
  12. mlau

    SketchUp Importer

    I removed the Sketchup importer from my workspace > saved the workspace > closed VW > reopened VW (checked to make sure SU importer was removed) > added SU importer back into workspace > saved workspace. Then I tried the process again File > import > import Sketchup. The importer still does not seem to be working. Is there anything else that you think I should try?Thanks
  13. mlau

    SketchUp Importer

    Katie - I actually have the SU importer in my workspace. The issue is that when I click on the "import Sketchup" command the file menu does not pop-up so that I can search for a file to import.
  14. I have installed VW 12.5.1 and mistakingly re-installed the downloadable SketchUp Importer from the VW website. Now when I go to Import/Sketchup from the VW file menu there is no pop-up dialog to find SU model. I assume I have broken something - How do I fix this? The problem that led me to re-installing the "InstallSketchUpImport1200.exe" file was that I was not having success importing SU 6.0 models. Does VW 12.5 support import of SU 6.0 models?
  15. I've created a section viewport of a multiple level building. I'm using the elevation benchmark tool in the annotation layer on the section viewport to denote floor elevations. I have the "Auto-Set Relative to Ref Elev" box checked. My question is how do I set the working plane so it locks unto one of the floor levels? I'm not sure how the elevations are being derived by the elevation benchmark tool in the section viewport, but as I move the viewport around in the sheet layer the floor level elevations change. Is there a way to set the working plane in a section viewport, and be able to move the viewport around with the auto-set box checked while retaining elevation values? - Thanks


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