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Posts posted by litebrite

  1. The forums really are a invaluable resource. I've been using the basics of VW for about 6 years now and as I try new parts of the program, many people here have helped me get through the learning process. And from what I hear, the VW forums are by far better than most out there.

  2. This is the process I go through:

    I work on my drawing, all layers but the title block are 1/4" as that is what fits on my page.

    I goto the Export function and set the scale size to 1:1 (which is the scale of my Title Block.

    I leave all default settings as is then export.

    I don't use VP or Sheets in my drawings as they are extremely simple and I honestly never learned how to use them properly.

    When my co-worker opens them in ACAD or AGI, both of which take the DWG it opens in random scales, the last time I belive it was close to 1/8" scale.

  3. In a new drawing set up your workspace with title block and page size just as you want it. Then save over the default template. I used to do the same thing as you and I've only ever used VW...just got lazy and switched. Its wonderful

  4. I've asked it once, and I'll give it another go...

    Does anyone (NNA included) know how to get functioning Lighting Instrument Symbols added to Vectorworks. For instance, I have the IES files for the lights the company I work for makes, but lack the ability and knowledge to create lighting fixtures myself (many failed attempts with the line light tool). Is there a submital process? Thanks blush.gif

  5. Okay so I have been following this thread with some amusment at times. Eric and Trevor appear to do exactly the same thing, which seems as it may have been a mistake in code, could this simply be a bug issue? Forgive me if this has already been addressed.

  6. Ed, from the sounds of it, this may be an ACAD issue. I know personally I have had trouble after importing DWG's into VW, where I can't select anything. Usually the problem is solved once I save the file as an actual VW file. Also make sure there aren't any locked layers/classes. HTH

  7. There are Mole Fixtures in the Resource Library, if it showing up in your workspace goto the Add Favorites and browse for the file.

    Question for NNA, how does a lighting fixture manufacturer submit there fixtures to be added to the resource library?


  8. I have been trying to get this tool to work for months now. I am using the NNA 3-D Modeling & Renderworks book. First I tried to use this tool on the Corkscrew Tutorial. Now I am attempting it using two Cylinders as shown in the workbook, whenever the Fillet Surface actually gets created it doesn't look like the picture in the book. HELP!! Thanks


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