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  1. Re getting the angle of a slope from its Run and Rise (X&Y); draw a line with the appropriate X&Y distances and then select Polar Coordinates in the Object Info Pallette (OIP) Read the angle and length (diagonal) of the line from the OIP Re constraining the slope; You can't with the Fence from Pad command. Max slope will be supposedly the Maximum slope not the nominated slope. It also didn't work in the test file I just made. Regardless of the slope distance, it made a varying slope which was steeper than the 18.46? I entered in some places.
  2. Where a moulding turns a corner (say in plan) and springs at an angle or arc in elevation, the second moulding does not have the same profile if the 2 pieces are to meet correctly. The profile needs to be "developed" to find the new profile. (A bit like finding developments of solids and "true shapes") Sketcher; the Shear Tool might do it, but I haven't tried it. N.
  3. I've had this in the past: very frustrating. Deleting the site model and regenerating it with exactly the same data and modifiers has worked for me.
  4. A Hidden Line drg will not display Textures. Some people "annotate" hidden line viewports with polygons that have a hatch (eg shingle) applied to them. another option; If you create a Shingle texture from linework on a white background, you could apply that where you want, apply a white fill to everything else, and render in the new Open GL with lines mode. (you might have to turn the Ambient light up to make the white display as white not grey) there will be other suggestions I'm sure N.
  5. time is dependent on the actual contents of the drg as much as the size. "Not Responding" doesn't necessarily mean it's hung. How long have you waited for it to render?
  6. Hmmmm, interesting. So, to get it to export an HDRI image that would function the way a "normal" HDRI does, what settings would you suggest. cheers, N.
  7. It's pretty easy. Scan your sketch Open a new Layer in your file at the same scale as the sketch you made. File>Import Image. The image should be close to the right size. Pick an object you know the size of and measure it. Select the image. Choose Modify>Scale Object In the Scale Factor field put 'the size the object should be' / 'the size you measured it' The scan should then be the right size to trace. You'll probably have to pick a long edge to rotate the scan to vertical-horizontal. Note: for both the Scale and Rotate operations,; the larger the feature you use, the more accurate the process will be. N.
  8. Come to think of it, converting to a 3D poly might make a Bazillion verticies if your path is curved. Converting to NURBS should produce a shape that can be edited in 3D fairly easily. N.
  9. Perhaps even "default" ;-) I don't know how many times I've had to explain that Class 'None" does not mean that there is no class. Then again, if Islandmon can turn a Mistake into Spontaneous Serendipity, perhaps the "None" class should be named "Everything" :-)
  10. Well I'm not expert in this, but I had exactly the same thing happen and it was 'fixed' after I set the layer height to 0. For a 2 storey building I'm not sure what would happen. I agree it seems counter-intuitive with the whole layer height thing, but maybe we're both doing it wrong. ;-) N.
  11. I think you'll find it's because roofs have a bearing height. try setting either the layer height or the bearing height to your measurement, but not both. HTH, N
  12. Well, As you ask,... No. I suppose I could have RTFM, but thats a procedure that I completely missed. thanks Peter.
  13. Hi Peter, I tried that, and a restart; still nothing. I also tried ungrouping put the bits into the none class, but that broke the arrows. :-(
  14. I have a dtm on a Design Layer. It has Section Viewport Markers on the same layer. The markers are in the Section Style Class and the class is visible. I made a viewport which includes the dtm Layer and the Section Style class set to visible. The sheet layer itself has the appropriate layer and class visible, and options set to show snap others. The Section markers are not showing in the viewport. What's the story here do you think??? N.
  15. Right click the object and select activate layer/class
  16. I just looked at your example and drew a shape that was similar with a similar number of verticies and corners. It was a poly made by drawing a number of rectangles, adding them and then chamfering corners. From there it was using the sweep command.
  17. You cant group them but you can Add Solids to not-touching solids to make one agglomerate, and use it to subtract with.
  18. Plus usually slower buss speeds, fewer Cores, less throughput, not top-grade video etc, but unless you are doing heavy rendering sorts of tasks with optimised programs, you probably won't notice the difference
  19. I just had a go at a similar shape and it came out at a 64KB file, so I'm not sure why yours is >1MB. That being said; VW files are always much larger than ACAD it seems. You probably already know this, but if you turn your bracket into a symbol the file will remain more or less the same size regardless of how many you place. (I just added 100 of mine for a file size of 80KB) The Convert to Generic Solids command might help (but you loose editability), and lastly, VW files usually compress quite well if zipped) HTH
  20. Transparency has been on the wish list for a while, but there is a "reasonable" -but not ideal-transparency workaround already. place the objects you want to be transparent on a particular layer and change the layer from "Paint" to "Overlay" mode. Then in Export to PDF you have the option to choose an opacity for the Overlay mode. The result is quite good if that method can be accommodated in your workflow
  21. It sounds like you might be wanting the Loft Surface Tool can you post an image of the curves? N.
  22. We are having the same double-line problem. If a margin value is set VW produces 2 margins: The Drawing border with a margin and line weight as set, and a further superfluous lighter line at the print margin. While we're on the subject of boarders Katie, perhaps you could look at this thread; http://techboard.nemetschek.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=81687&page=1#Post81687 N.
  23. The trick is to remember to hang on to the end of the piece of string. :-) I can tell you it's dull to arrive at work only to realise that the dongle is staying at home having a holiday that day. {:-/ The new style of dongle has a very small hole with very little plastic around it. It wouldn't take much of a split ring at all. I got a bit of stainless steel fishing trace and swivel, and stuck it to the dongle with a big blob of epoxy, then clipped it to the laptop power cord. Agricultural, but robust. :-)
  24. You have made sure nothing is selected when you change the font? In the mean time, to stop you going mad, go to -Tools>Custom Selection -select Select Only and Criteria>Type is Text. -Choose Create Script if you want to be doing it again. Then you can change all the text in one go at the end. N
  25. I've just started looking at using the Drawing Label tool for details in the Office standard I'm working on, but I've got a problem with the "Sheet" item. If I select the Drawing and Sheet option, the Label displays the Sheet that the detail is on. I don't want that, I know what sheet it's on; it's on the sheet I'm looking at. What I want to show is the sheet from which the detail is taken. EG: I have an Elevation on one sheet, and I have a construction detail from that elevation drawn on another sheet. How do I enter another sheet no into the Sheet item of the Drawing Label? N.
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