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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. Oooh - you've got me there... let me see if I can find that and learn something new... I suspect you will have to have multiple database rows - one for each area. But I'll see if I can find something.
  2. Hi Mark Select the Polygon, and on the Object Info palette, give it a name, using the Name field at the bottom of the palette. Then, in your worksheet, set the criteria to Location is Within <Area Name>. Here's a quick example... Location is Within.vwx
  3. Thanks for the heads up Jeremy. I'll alert the tech support team that this is happening with these two antivirus programmes. We recently had issues with a Sophos update too.
  4. Yes, plenty - please join my Zoom meeting.
  5. OK Richard, would you like me to help you tonight?
  6. You're very welcome. The beauty of the hybrid approach is that the resulting object can have both 2D properties, so look lovely in plan view, and separate properties for a 3D view or visualisation. If you don't need the plan view, you can stick to a purely 3D view, and just model elements. If you choose a Top view instead of a Top/Plan view, and render with OpenGL, you will see the textures that have been applied.
  7. Hi Richard I will give you a call in the morning if that's OK, and then we can establish the best workflow for what you want to achieve.
  8. Login to the student portal - it is displayed on the page where you downloaded the software.
  9. I'm so glad it's working. You can set OpenGL as the default render mode here: If you don't have the option available on the Quick Preferences bar, click the lower down arrow (at the right of my screenshot) and enable the option. Looking forward to seeing your progress when you feel ready to share!
  10. OK - so it looks like you have created a style called Audley, which contains a number of components. These are set up with different fills which will show in a section view. However, the basic attributes for the wall has a fill style of None, and this is what's causing the textures not to display. Here's what to do: On the Resource Manager, click the Home button to ensure you are looking at the resources of the active file. Locate the Wall Style definition, named Audley. Right click on this and choose Edit. At the top of the dialogue box, above the list of components, click Edit Wall Attributes. Change None to Solid and then choose the base colour you would like. Click OK and choose to replace the style. Now, the wall is set to render By Object (in other words, not render each individual component) and to get that texture By Class. The wall is in the class Wall-Exterior. So, now, edit that class and on the Textures pane, choose the texture you would like to apply to the left and top of the wall. In my example, I have put a stone texture on the left (outside) and the top, leaving the interior of the wall showing the solid white fill that I applied in the style. tamsin.vwx
  11. P.S. I will need to do this in the next half an hour - other weekend activities will take over then!
  12. Ok - so how about this... create a blank file and copy one of your walls into it. Save that file, and upload it here. Then I can look at the makeup of the wall, without needing to see the entire model.
  13. May I see the file? It would be really easy for me to work out what's wrong and help then... You can attach it here. Or, if you prefer, upload it somewhere like Dropbox and send me a link in a private message to retain confidentiality on the file.
  14. Hi Michael I will send you your serial number and a download link via email.
  15. If you are using a Wall Style, which has components, you may need to edit the wall style itself and each component to ensure it has a fill. If you would like to post the file here, I would be more than happy to take a look.
  16. Agreed. Show/Snap/Modify for classes (the equivalent of AutoCAD layers) and Show/Snap (or Gray/Snap) for Design Layers.
  17. Have you tried using the Architect (UK Metric).sta template, (under File > New) which has layers and classes already set up for you and was created by UK industry specialists? It has design layers, classes and Sheet Layers with elevation viewports already set up for you, and would possibly be an excellent way to get started. With this template, you create the building and the floor plans, elevations and sections will already be there. It has also has a title block for you to customise as you wish. I certainly appreciate your comments about knowing which search terms to use in the University. Let us see what we can find for you... Here's a good starting point for content that has been created by the team in the UK: Vectorworks University UK Content But in the Architect section which I sent you earlier, I recommend the BIM Architectural course covers elevations: https://university.vectorworks.net/mod/scorm/player.php?a=13&currentorg=articulate_rise&scoid=26 Our UK industry specialist also ran this webinar: https://university.vectorworks.net/course/view.php?id=279 I'm not sure if you have used other CAD software before, but I hope you will find this useful too: https://university.vectorworks.net/course/view.php?id=180 I hope that helps you move forward with a little more joy in your heart...
  18. Hi Richard Have you had a play in Vectorworks University? Tons of exciting stuff there to get you up to speed...
  19. Yes, as it's now a pure 3D object, it does not have an automatic 2D appearance. You can create the 2D view that you want, using either of the following methods: 1. Draw over the top, with 2D objects, then fill and class those as you desire. Select all, including the extrude, and run Modify > Create Symbol. This will create an object that has both 2D properties and separate 3D properties. 2. Select the Extrude, and run the Create Auto Hybrid command. This will automatically generate the 2D view for you. The Auto Hybrid command is in different places in different workspaces, but if you hunt through the menus, you'll find it.
  20. Correct - Renderworks is included with every licence now.
  21. Hi Richard Tools > Options > Vectorworks Preferences, Session tab, Undo View Changes.
  22. You can also Send to Front and Send to Back within a layer if you need that finer level of control. Layers are easier to manage though.
  23. Can you copy the 3 rogue plants into a separate file and post it here?
  24. Here's a screenshot from the first part of the Object Styles course I sent you: To the left of each parameter, there is a toggle button which either displays an arrow or a slider. The arrow denotes that this parameter will always be determined by the setting in the style, and when used on the drawing, you will not be able to change it. The slider denotes that it is By Instance, and will use the value in the style as the default, but that you will be able to change it for each instance on the drawing, should you need to.


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