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Daryl Wood

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  1. Is there a way to trim or split a 3d polyline?
  2. Jeff, It's only one file this is happening to. Regards
  3. I cannot get to "document settings/Standard Naming..." without this error: "A VectorScript error has occurred. Refer to the file "Error Output" for a further explanation. And the output explanation is: "Error: _1196 _34 - Array ALLOCATE end < start: _57 s/been made.must first call GetEvent to invoke appropriate..." I just need to change the class of a joist object and cannot seem to do it. Was trying to get to the standard naming dialog and disable auto classing to see if that would work. Any ideas appreciated.
  4. Hello Ray, Thanks, but the thumbnail images I'm having the problem with are referenced. Regards,
  5. Some of the symbol resource thumbnail images disappear but the symbol name exists and the symbol can be placed. Does anyone know why the image disappears? Thanks
  6. When importing a Sketchup 3d object, VW interprets the surfaces as 3d triangulated polygons. This causes a very busy hidden line rendering. Am I stuck with this or am I missing some option that would render the surfaces as a planer surface without all the triangulation?
  7. Fix the space object additional data to be displayed below the space name when mirroring the space object.
  8. I want to correct my last post, yes, I did mirror the spaces across the Y axis. When mirrored back, they present with the data below the space name. So, it appears the space tool has a bug.
  9. No, just as originally placed. Do you have a problem with this?
  10. When showing additional space object data, the data stacks above the space name. In V12.5, the space object data stacked below the space name. Is this what it is or am I missing a setting somewhere?
  11. While working away today, I suddenly have dimensions being placed on a non-active class. Everything else is drawn on the active class, but not dimensions. Huh! Anybody else see this?
  12. I do the same thing but sometimes need to tweak the resulting roof faces a little after import and find it utterly irritating to do so, so I find myself back in Sketchup doing the tweaking. For me, there is no comparison editing the roof model in Sketchup compared to dealing with VW's roof tools. Time is money! To share my discoveries with the Sketchup to VW import tool, I have documented a few important things to do to the Sketchup file prior to import, if all you want is the roof. Setup a Sketchup drawing template to have a set of layers with names that match the target VW design layers. 1. Either make sure the roof surfaces and edges are on a separate layer, preferably on a layer that matches the Vectorworks target design layer, and have all the faces assigned to a specific Sketchup material. 2. Un-group all the roof faces, VW sees grouped polylines rather than roof faces if the Sketchup roof surfaces are grouped. 3. Move all the faces to the Sketchup Z drawing origin (not an origin set with the axis tool) if you only want to use the roof surfaces and have them come into VW at a zero Z axis height and relative to the roof design layer Z dimension. Vectorworks will import the file, convert the surfaces to roof face objects and place their Z axis elevation at the Sketchup drawing default of 0 Z. 4. Make sure your Sketchup roof design takes into account the desired soffit depth when using Vectorworks' exterior wall components beyond the structural wall. Don't get me wrong here, I love VW and all it's capability, I just think, for me anyway, designing roofs in Sketchup vs. VW is an exercise in real creative, and time efficient, design work rather than just killing time fighting the software. Thank goodness for the Sketchup import filter!
  13. Thanks Pete, Is there anyway to change the default parameters of the roof face tool?
  14. What's the best way to determine the intersection of two roof faces?
  15. If I have a 3d view active, using hidden line render, and use the custom selection tool to select all the windows with the intent of collectively changing the parameters, VW appears to want to re-render the view after each pass through the edit loop. This takes way too much time. Change the function to re-render the view after all the changes are made.
  16. I'm only able to successfully set an associative dimension for a slider window. I cannot set any other type of window associative with a constraint.
  17. Yes, the original template was from 12.5.
  18. I have sheet layer viewports that will not hidden line render no mater whether foreground or background hidden line settings.
  19. I have recently upgraded to VW 2008 and have noticed various posts about a problem with sheet layer viewports with a rendering problem with hidden line. I also seem to have this problem. Am I missing something or is this an insect?
  20. Hello Pat, I have a number of standard CAD details from another CAD application I'm trying to expedite into VW. This requires updating many of the callout text boxes. If I could write a script that would do the following: 1. Open the selected text box 2. Select all the text 3. Copy all the text to the clipboard. 4. Delete the old text box 5. Select the VW callout tool so that all I have to do is place the callout,paste the text, and edit it as needed. I'm currently doing all that just want to speed it up a bit. Regards.
  21. Pat, what is the vectorscript command equivalent to the context menu "edit" command? I'm trying to enter a text box after selected, run a command to edit the text to entry the text box, select the text and copy it to the clipboard. Regards
  22. Pat, thanks for helping out with the script. Over the weekend I had success making the script work with the same syntax you posted except for the: Result:=SetToolByName('Repetitive Unit'); This is the script: Procedure CustTool; VAR Name:STRING; Result:BOOLEAN; BEGIN (*PushAttrs;*) PenColorByClass; MarkerByClass; FPatByClass; FillColorByClass; NameClass('Plumbing-Gas'); LSByClass; LWByClass; Layer('Mod-Site-Civil'); SetRField(GetObject('Repetitive Unit'),'Repetitive Unit','Pitch','192'); SetRField(GetObject('Repetitive Unit'),'Repetitive Unit','__SymbolFolder','Miscellaneous'); SetRField(GetObject('Repetitive Unit'),'Repetitive Unit','__SymbolName','Site-Gas'); CallTool(-235); DSelectAll; (*PopAttrs;*) END; The only difference here is the calltool(-235); command. By the way, why set the "Result:" variable with the command? Thanks for helping me on this, it is a huge help to have this. I've duplicated this script many times for numerous line styles for site plans.

 

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