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  1. @Matt Panzer Thanks for taking a look - thats a reasonable workaround for now and better than my white masks!
  2. Not the same issue, but fits under the same thread title... I am trying to embrace a (nearly) all 3D workflow, and m generally enjoying horizontal section viewports as I seem to get closer to the drawing style I like. But staircases are showing a rectangular line/ block top/ bottom - as if there is a bit of stair structure that has not embedded properly win the slabs. See screenshot attached... any ideas? I am currently littering my sheet layers with little white blocks covering these and various other niggles, but it would be nice to know if its just something obvious that I've missed?
  3. Still finding this unreliable - settings the same or less as previous post, same VP, but the handrail looks way more sketchy than that (or I want). Why should it be so different each time, and can I submit a request for finer grained control of the settings? In theory this setting does exactly what I want, as I'm used to tracing over by hand to produce wobbly line drawings, but it feels like the tool is not yet there for me.
  4. Sorry, hold that, I seem to be getting better results now with the settings as shown. For me it would be better if all the sketch settings were recalibrated to give much more subtle results, much more control of the first 20% of the tool settings.
  5. Has anyone used Hidden Line Sketch Style in 2021 yet? Using the default 'careful' setting, or any of my own that should give a discreet sketch style with slight wobbly lines I am getting wild overstriking and wobbling - seems impossible to tone it down to what I like (and achieved in 2020). See screenshots. In particular thats not how I want the balustrading & fencing to appear!
  6. Yep sure - attached. Its just an early massing model of an existing house that I want to add some proposals to (and I'm trying hard to work with a Storey type workflow). I changed the wall style and deleted the wall peaks then ran 'fit to objects' again, and it fitted differently (but still overshot the geometry/ different angle to roof). Changing the wall style back reverted to the form shown in the original post. Weird? 103-Proposed.vwx
  7. Hello - anyone got any idea what the problem might be here? I have done the 'Fit walls to objects' - 'Roof' and its clearly struggling to detect the geometry as I see it. I guess I can fudge it by dragging the wall peak down manually but its a very simple form so it would be surprising if that was necessary? Thanks Mike
  8. Just as an addition, I've now put some roof lights in the house model, but they don't show when its referenced into the site model. The relevant class is turned on (all classes are on) and it is visible within the model if I hold the 'B' key - but doesn't show through the roof (nor is it visible within the space as it would be if for some reason the Roof was in a different 'Z' position but the roof lights weren't. I'm a bit puzzled - have tried restarting etc. Mike.
  9. Hi I don't know if this is a familiar problem to anyone - I have modelled a house and referenced it into a site model - see attached screenshots. The weird thing is that the roof has moved upwards by its own height in the process. Everything else is showing correct Z height - its just the roof. In the house file, its fine, in the Site Model its not. Any ideas much appreciated! Thanks Mike VW2018 2015 iMac
  10. Wow! I just looked back to this thread & now I wish I had 'auto notify of new replies' on - I was just abut to try (again, and no doubt unsuccessfully!) to reset my preferences as this is still a problem for me. Its irritating, but having looked at the thread the copy to desktop workaround works for me also. Strange though, as we have our files on a cloud storage, but there is a local copy of all files on my computer that I work from, and that is checked and backed up to the server - and I also have the desktop set to backup. Its technologically a bit beyond me I'm afraid, but happy(ish) with the workaround - at least compared to not being able to import! Just got to remember to delete those files off the desktop straightaway afterwards!
  11. I think I'm getting there - Forum to the rescue once again, thankyou.
  12. Thanks again, though I'm afraid I'm still having trouble with the field value method. I was going to try filtering all first floor windows - these have a prefix "W-1-". See screenshot - I put value-prefix-W-1- into cell B4, which seems to have the existing filtering info in for the ID prefix. It tells me there are 14 Objects that meet this criteria, but when I hit the tick button the formula "(('Window'.'IDPrefix'='W-1-'))=(Window.IDLabel)" is repeated into every box in the C column, instead of operating as a filter. I'm sure I'm missing something simple, but I'm afraid its not obvious to a beginner!
  13. PS... Whereabouts do you place "the criteria. "ID# <50"" - if I look under the 'Insert' menu of the worksheet, I see criteria, but no options for a text based formula. Apologies if I'm missing something obvious, but I'm pretty new to the worksheets and finding the available information pretty patchy and spread around across various versions (including VW info, archoncad etc). It would be great to see a really comprehensive, up to date set of videos on this. :-)
  14. Thanks all - JMR - do you mean that you then have a worksheet for each page, as it were? What are the issues there - does that lead to info being easily missed off? Jonathan - if using viewports, do you have to create a big sheet layer that has the master worksheet on, and then viewport to further sheet layers from there? This has the potential to be quite a big drawback for us. One of the key things we 'bought into' with VW was the pseudo Desktop Publishing capabilities, but I have the same problem with text documents that frequently run over 20-30 pages. Every time I edit them I have to make the page breaks work by cut/pasting a bit from the end of a page onto the next page, triggering a domino effect through the document. I don't like the viewport options really as that is what we did with ACAD, and I was forever dragging handles around to try to make sure that all text was visible as intended. I would think it is really a key issue for many that text and worksheet data can 'flow' seamlessly from one page/ sheet to the next.
  15. Apologies if this has been answered before - but if it has I can't find it! Although we produce drawings at A1/A2, we like specifications and schedules to be A4/ A3. I'm currently trying to produce a project wide specification as a series of database linked keynotes with more detailed specs in a keynote legend that forms a separate document. I'd expect this to run over, perhaps 10 sheets of A4 but I can't see how to break the legend over these pages (I want it to be a single legend as I want it to sort alphabetically). Is this possible? Likewise for a window schedule with images (or any other worksheet) - I want to set up a decent image/ font size and allow it to flow over multiple pages. Thanks! Mike

 

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