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  1. it works! Thank you very much Jim. in a roundabout way, I had to 1) delete the end wall cap, then 2) show the wall cap line, 3) apply the render and finally 4) reinstate the end wall cap. this way I have a 2D 3D correct representation... there's always a way with VW
  2. Hello, I have a query regarding the way caps, I can't seem to show the texture of a wall cap in any realistic render mode. I attach an image for clarity, the wall caps are shown by the arrows but appear with no texture... any suggestions welcome Manfredi
  3. thanks Bcd, how're you keeping? I'll send them over forthwith
  4. I have some old but suddenly really important files generated with Minicad 7 that I need to urgently open up with my VW2013, any suggestions greatly appreciated
  5. I have a problem with the space tool: I set up a space and relative label, then for the sake of page space I moved the labels ( a slightly edited Space Tag 1 in this case) off the main page so I can then show then on a separate viewport or in a column on the side of the page. All is fine for a few work iterations and then if I either go into the design layer or close the file - this is totally random - the space labels change scale, either halving or doubling in size. The only way to get them back to the regular scale is to go into the settings and then immediately close them... I had this problem on another file and I worked out it might have been the fact they were on a different viewport (in both the files I work on a 1:100 design layer with relative sheet layer). So I re-worked the DL to have the space labels neatly around the model and it seemed to work. Suddenly a couple of days later the problem presented itself again. I have discussed this problem briefly with my good friend BCD, and at his suggestion I tried a few view changes and viewport edits, but the problem seems to be in the way the DL behaves if you get in or out of it from diverse viewports in the SL. any suggestions?
  6. That was helpful, and although a bit convoluted, it is still manageable if you only deal with it once. Just another question: can you tweak the decimal places in the area field? example: my units are metros with 3 decimals on the normal dimensions, but on the space tool I'd like to have just one decimal after the point in the area calculation, can it be altered? thanks
  7. thanks to all, it looks like the third party option is the simplest, and if it become justifiable I might invest in it Regards Manfredi
  8. thanks bcd, but with 9 panes it is rather tedious, because it decomposes it into a lot of 3D polygons. worth a try though... might aactually build them myself and allow room for adding new panes later
  9. I've been trying to make folding sliding doors with the custom door tool. Folding sliding doors are usually an odd number of folding concertina-type doors that slide away neatly to the side walls. The door tool allows me to make bi-parting glazed leafs that fold away, and they're quite good. Any number above two is not permitted, and the only way to get the nine-leaf unit that I need is as a window object, but this won't show as open, which I require for the presentation. Is there a way 1) to edit a custom door arrangement (not that I can see) 2) to decompose the window object and treat it as a symbol or 3) do I have to go back to creating a symbol from scratch? Thanks to anyone who can help Manfredi
  10. got it thanks, I hadn't checked the attributes button as per Wes's second screenshot two posts ago on this thread... doh!? Thanks for this guys m.
  11. the viewport shows everything as it should, but the actual section appears colourless or not as a proper section, if you know what I mean... not too thick and with no shading or colour within it.
  12. I don't know if I'm missing something - I just upgraded to VWA2011, and I can't seem to see the components in a section viewport. I've tried switching all the usual display buttons on, and I've checked that my line thickness is showing and my sheet layers are not black and white only, but nothing happens. I've tried tweaking the section style line thickness and colour, but nothing happens either, the section looks white with max .35 wide lines, even no matter what rendering I apply to the viewport... This happens both on new files with a couple of walls as test, and on previous files that worked until a few days ago in VW2008 Can anyone help? is this a bug? Thanks
  13. sorry, it was cipes design that gave me the answer initially, my thanks to you then cheers
  14. it works! thanks mikeminoz, I just had to clear up some lines and was able to put the counter in. brilliant, VW never fails to amaze me


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