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  1. I can NOT remember the workaround here. I want to use 2D tools in 3D mode. I KNOW I can do it and there is a workaround but can not recall how I did it years ago. Designing a shed addition and it is painful without this sometimes. Background: Old MacBook 1,1, OS 10.6.8, V'works 2008. . . yep, old stuff but it all works. I have a 3D design up and running and am trying to dimension between 2 stories on the building. There are 3 layers, set to "Show, Snap others", all layers visible. I can use 2d tools as normal only in Plan/ Top view, not in any elevation or other views. What is the workaround? Thanks for your time.
  2. solved the problem on my own. I had left the basic attribute for fill at 50% and when I created the viewport it did so. . . at 50%.
  3. Running an old MacBook, VW 2008, 4 GB Ram. Large 70MB file. I have just started making up some viewports to print and all of a sudden the viewports have a foggy veil over the viewport objects. As if I had a 20 or 30% transparency for each object. What is going on? I have tried a LOT already to fix, no joy. Ideas? My project Home design model is almost done, now I can't even pump out some pdf's.
  4. Where is the best place to find FREE electrical libraries for very simple 2D symbols for layout of HOME switches, boxes, and lighting? I use 2008(!) VW and there are none in the basic library I have. I only have Fundamentals, not architect version. thanks in advance. USA based.
  5. Would like to buy VW 2011. Please shoot me a price. Brian beschreib77@gmail.com
  6. I am perplexed. There MUST be a simple answer. VW 2008, MacBook 2007 with OSX 10.6.8 I have designed a home in 3D, first time. I opened a brand new file to do some experimenting with 3D layers and find that with the layers "stacked" I cannot touch ANYTHING but 3D tools or my entire screen flashes and my Mac "bongs"! Driving my nuts. I've looked at all prefs and tweaks and find nothing to turn this off and, worse, if I want to simply draw a dimension to check a 3D object while layers are stacked this happens. The OLD file with my entire design on it. . . no problem, stacked layers and I can draw with any dang tool I want, no flashing screen / bong! What's up?! thanks for your help.
  7. Jim, Do you do consulting on architectural related projects? I'm building a home and looking for input on my VW 2008 design.
  8. Hello, If you get upgraded and then subsequently have a V'works 2010 Mac license available, I may be interested. Brian
  9. Chris, If you have upgraded and want to sell YOUR old license for 2010, I would be interested. Please let me know: Brian beschreiber@q.com
  10. Hello, wondering if you sold the V' works license for 2013, and how much you received. I am looking for a 2010 license, so if you got one of those too, I may be interested! thanks. Brian beschreiber@q.com
  11. Hello, I was wondering if you sold the license and if so how much you received. I am looking for a V works 2010 license. I appreciate any input you can provide. . . trying to understand how much I may end up paying. . . thanks Brian
  12. Thanks Jim, That was an easy one, and you were correct, just had to select something other than none for fill. I forgot about that tool since I got used to playing with the resource browser and the rendering tools. . . As to the flying roof. I don't understand what you are saying above. I was able to fix it on my own. . . However, if you look at the two images here, you can see how I fixed it. Doing it this way appears contrary to what I UNDERSTOOD as to how the layers should be set up for delta Z and Z level(wall height & elevation). I chose Z level = zero(0) at the Main floor top. Maybe you can enlighten me where I have diverged from good practice! I had to make the layers org like this in order to start the roof at the top of my wall(10' 5/8"): https://www.dropbox.com/s/jeahjj38s9hjzmg/Layers%20listing%20zero%20offset.png?dl=0 and this layout, previous, forces the roof to "fly": https://www.dropbox.com/s/kwgpzzrj2trv33a/Layer%20listing%20NG.png?dl=0
  13. THere has to be a simple explanation. One of you 3D architects will probably take one look and be able to tell me WHY my roof is flying HIGH!?#%$ Check out my screen dump here: also, I can NOT figure out why it fails to render, only wireframe. I have set a pattern in the object info for shingles. . . what else to do?
  14. I'm designing my new home in V'works 2008. Unfortunately, I'm not an architect or Structural engineer-- I'm a mech engineer with no experience in home building. I have a desgin 80% done in V'works 2008 and am hitting a wall with the roof design. Is there a reasonable way to hire a V'works architect in the Minneapolis area (Minnesota!) with such experience? It would be great to have backward compatibility so I can bring it up on my Mac using 2008. I have a floor plan, have engineered the floor trusses, but the roof is stopping me. . . need a pro and am willing to pay.
  15. thanks for the input. I finally figured out the problem. In V'works 2008, at least the level I have, it is a minimalist setup allowing me to use walls. This is probably because I got the tools for my job as a Mech engineer and it happens to also supply minimal building shell tools, it is NOT the a full blown architect level version of V'works. Anyway, I found an insidious little pull down list that caused my problems. I did not realize I had to stipulate which class to save the LABELS into, and it is important to do so using this pull down or it will just pick a default class for you! Here is the screen shot showing the pull down that I did not realize was important. :cry: [img:left]https://www.dropbox.com/s/juprie2wil85qrc/Screen%20shot%202015-04-02%20at%209.16.52%20AM.png?dl=0[/img]
  16. Thanks for the help. I finally did figure out the deal with the sills and this allowed the door itself to show up. However, something else must be going on that I fail to understand. . . I found out that extra classes are being created without my knowing(sills, style-1 for example) AND, for example, if I only open up the "get info" on a door and select one thing to change, click OK, then its LABEL gets thrown into another class, seemingly at random. There appears no rationale at all regarding this moving of the door label(ie D-01) to some class other than the one it was created in and NOT with the door! I've had to go through all the classes individually to find these labels dropped off in them . . . Eventually, I just re-named the classes with only the labels and quit trying to move them where they should be because changing their "class" in the get info dialog did NOT move them to the new class. I had to give up on it. At this point, I can't spend any more time playing with this problem and am ready to just accept the situation as it is. It appears I really would need someone to be looking over my shoulder to see the situation. The forum is just not going to handle this I'm afraid. Thanks for listening. . .
  17. I'm a retired mech engineer with previous experience with V'works but NOT for architectural work. Using the wall and door tools along with multiple layers is driving my nuts while using V'works 2008. It appears the door "sill" disappears unless I place the door in a layer that already has walls. Anyone willing to assist? I will provide more details. thanks.
  18. how about USA wall types? any to share?
  19. quote: Originally posted by NickB: Hi islandmon, out of interest, would VectorScript be a good way to go about this? Is it possible to write a script to kind of wrap round a simple mathematical function and then get VectorWorks to plot it? I've wanted to do this on numerous occasions, but never really been able to work out if it was something that could be done simply with VectorScript. Regards, nick Yes your idea is more like what I was thinking of. . . my response to islandmon. . . "I am not much of a power user, sorry to say. I tried to use the cubic spline tool in the tool pallet for polylines as you suggested. I assume that is what you described but even after building a matrix of boxes as guides for snap-to points could not get it to make a good looking ACTUAL sine wave curve. I did not mention that the sine wave must be accurate too. It cannot just look like a sine wave or a cyclic wave. It must follow the mathematical / graphical point locations of a TRUE sine wave. Thus, I was expecting to see something that would lead me to using a sine wave function in Vectorscript if such a thing exists. I noticed the period in yours is not exactly 2.000 either. That also must be met. So, I need a 2 mm period x 1 mm amplitude(2 mm total amplitude) x exactly 533.4mm (21.00") long pure sine wave." any further suggestions are appreciated. Brian S.
  20. I have NO knowledge of Vector Script. I am looking for someone to advise me or consult with OR even to hire to create a SINE wave using CAD. I am assuming there is no way to creat a SINE wave using typical Vector Works CAD itself -- only by using script. Any suggestions or leads to folks to create this is appreciated. Specifically, I need to create a sine wave with a 2 mm period and approx one mm amplitude that ends up EXACTLY 21 inches long. Brian
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