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Stan Rostas

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About Stan Rostas

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    Architect-Planner
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    www.shookkelley.com
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    Charlotte, North Carolina
  1. Stan Rostas

    VW2014

    Steve, 2.5 gb is the limit before crashing and save memory errors. Section Veiwports with Site DTM seem to effect the climb to this limit faster than without SiteDTM.
  2. Christiaan, We have not seen this issue, here is a pipe turned into an Auto Hyrbrid
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    Fast Interactive 3D Rendering in 2014 and the VGM

    Create a saved view with the render mode and the perspective mode saved only and you can achieve what you desire. The only issues is the saved view is not saving the cropped no crop setting at this time. Dave is incorrect though, All architects want the perspective view as the default in our office.
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    Fast Interactive 3D Rendering in 2014 and the VGM

    Christiaan, Upgrades for our project types have worked well, but we attempt to keep all project files only a version or two back. 2014 is much better than 2013 when upgrading.
  5. Stan Rostas

    Fast Interactive 3D Rendering in 2014 and the VGM

    Christiann, The 2014 Modeling environment, what with the Clip Cube, Perspective View, New X-Ray Select in 2d and 3d and now the OpenGL environment speed the user can create 3d content very Quickly! All this along with the Design layer visibility control allows users to effectively work on only that with which they intend to impact. Having had the opportunity to use the software can attest to the significance of the improvements. If you are a user that is doing any 3d in Vectorworks this is a must have upgrade. Regards, Stan
  6. Stan Rostas

    Control transparency of 3D polygons?

    Christiaan, The only way is to create a series of Textures that are transparency textures only that uses object color for renderworks if you need object level control. The other method is by design layer but then you have to move them to the Greyed design layer as Greyed Classes does not work.
  7. Stan Rostas

    exterior elevations

    Do not have a box without it so did not know that is the case, guess you get textures with OpenGL when you have renderworks which seems to be odd at best. Thanks for clarifying Christiaan.
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    exterior elevations

    Theoretically you can do this without Renderworks, you will have to use OpenGL with Edges and Textures On, edges on. That is of course if VW does not crash upon the render.
  9. Stan Rostas

    There are Four BIM Flavours

    Vincent, "This probably depends partly on the fact that the program is/has been developed for several disciplines not only architecture and partly on the fact that there are no architects involved in the actual R&D." There are many Architects working at NV within the R & D. You can see there names on the many list in this forums. They do not effect the base code but they do effect the direction and implementation of many of the tools. The issue is the Vision for the entire application is and has not been determined by an Architect. The same can be said of all the application offerings and may explain the resistance by many first to CAD and now to BIM. Of course Architects come in many flavors, just look at that which gets built around the world.
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    Walls moving by themselves

    Christiaan, We to have seen the same, old work methods with new features can sometimes effect desired outcomes.
  11. Due to Layer and Class criteria not represented across files unless the files themselves are referenced prohibits Worksheets from being referenced. The Criteria List would not have available those layers or classes. You can import and replace then change criteria in order to keep formatting similar across files.
  12. Stan Rostas

    Need HELP ASAP

    Point your backup at a local drive location as opposed to the server but work off the server. This should keep the backup from getting corrupt. The import design layers should work, we have used this with corrupt files before, hopefully yours are not to corrupt. You basically SOL on the sheet layers though.
  13. Stan Rostas

    Workgroup referencing and associative dimensions

    You cannot associate dimensions across files via work group referencing.
  14. This add on is well worth the money, especially if one does any work with existing conditions and buildings in context of other buildings. This add on just works and in combination with renderworks representation of designs in situ are exemplary. And no I do not get any kick back for sales, just thought others should know what they are missing.
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    Keynotes & General Notes: Pro's and Con's

    Use them for Elevations and Material designations all the time. They work but with a complete understanding and logical placement of the notes and legends. If you want certain keynotes to be the same spanning pages you will have to use some work arounds. General Notes work well enough. If you tie all these to the note database updates across drawings can be a snap.

 

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