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  1. Sorry- I can't delete the duplicate images...
  2. I use a different technique: 4 separate directional light sources. each is also 45° to ground I play around with which direction looks best on the elevation Light Source on Floor Plan - labeled 1-4, classed separately, Rendering On Sheet Layer Background Render: Artistic Renderworks Background Render Settings: Lines and Shadow - this takes the shadow direction from the light source in the class that is turned on. Edge color and shadow color are the same so there is no visible line. Foreground Render: Hidden Line Foreground Render Settings: Sketch (Or not....)
  3. I would like to export/send my model to a structural engineer who uses Vectorworks. How can I share just the necessary info, without giving away any customized stuff? I'm thinking I don't want to share content in my resource browser - eg, details, worksheets, render styles, etc. Also no need to send over irrelevant layers or classes Do i need to create a separate file where I've copied just the model? Is there a way to create a reference file? (I know how to bring in a referenced file, but not how to send....) Thanks Tali
  4. I am trying an elaborate work around... Grids are on a separate DL Horizontal and vertical lines are classed separately. I then do a second viewport under (or on top of) each section viewport I align those once and lock in place If I need to rearrange the placing of viewports on my sheet, I need to remember to take the Grid viewport with them. But for now, everything is in sync. Copying and pasting the grids into the viewport itself won't update if (for any reason) I need to add or change a grid line.
  5. Just found out - the document set to black and white only. This causes fill and pen colors to show as black. This is also causing the dot screen effect of grayed layers. Just go to File > Document Settings > Document Preferences, then under Display uncheck Black and white only. Because it didn't affect the rendering colors - I didn't think I was B/W...
  6. Good morning- My greyed layer shows as if dot-screened, not solid lines. In design layer and sheet layer This is only in one file, so it is not a Vectorworks preference, but must be something in my document. I don't know how I did it - in case I ever want to do it again..... But for now I need to revert to solid lines in greyed layer. Any ideas? thanks Tali
  7. taliho

    Pivot door PIO

    There is a pivot window PIO. I can modify to make it look like a solid door (very wides sashes!) but only center pivot... Please - can this be made into a door option as well? Thanks
  8. mendezarcediego May I share this with my Vectorworks user group in Mountain View CA? thanks Tali
  9. taliho

    Pivot door PIO

    Thanks - I'll give it a try Does win-door have it? Is it still possible to get win-door? Do any subscription libraries have it? Tali
  10. Yes - add me to the "love to have it" list....
  11. Hello- Where can I find a pivot-door PIO? (The last time this was answered was 2007, and it was a make-your-own-symbol directions.) Thanks Tali
  12. Thanks so much - I am up against this again. I have a full set of drawings - 18 design layers 20 sheet layers numerous classes. My landscape designer needs only 2 of the drawings and only some of the info on each... I did open a new file and copied and edited and deleted - but boy, there's gotta be a better way!
  13. Hi Some basic things I was able to do in 2014 are now beyond me. * I would like to drag a wall to a new location, and have the connected/joined walls extend to continue the join. * I would like to bring the cursor to the wall, see it change to a white arrow, drag the white arrow to a location somewhere on the drawing (usually a wall in another room ) and see my original wall align to the new location What is actually happening is that my wall breaks the join. Is there a new preference setting for this? Thanks
  14. In 2014 I could edit wall attributes in the wall style to fill by class. not no more in2015... e.g.: The workflow is to draw all interior walls the same 2x4 with 1/2" gyp. Some are classed to walls-existing, some to walls-demolition, some to walls-new. Walls-demo attributes are no fill and dashed outline, wall-new are hatch filled. I can make a wall demo or existing by changing its class, and it will show accordingly. Has anyone seen how to do that in 2015? Thanks Tali
  15. I agree with Josh- I always use the complex wall in the model layer, then turn them off in the sheet layer for clarity. But it allows me to dimension to face of stud. It also helps very much in section and details, when all the complex information is visible
  16. Hi- Im working with an interior designer that would like just my sheet layers of interior elevations. She happens to be using an earlier version of vectorworks. Can sheet layers be exported without also including all the model layers that generated these elevations? (my understanding is that its not possible) I am hesitant to spend the time cleaning up my file of 20+ model layers in order to send just those needed for the elevations. Some info may not transfer accurately between my 2014 version and her 2013 version I sent pdf, but I was wondering if there is another format which would make it possible to work with individual drawings on the sheet I also tried converting the drawing to lines before sending - is there a better option? Thanks Tali
  17. I had a similar experience - after sequentially hiding classes and objects (took me a few hours) i eventually found one hybrid symbol that was causing the problem. A toilet from the kohler library was too 'heavy' to update all the VP's. This symbol appeared in several bathrooms, and I was using Section VPs for interior elevations. (your issue may be unrelated.... ) best of luck
  18. I followed a webinar on how to set up a 'favorite' library on the resource browser.I did this on my desktop. I can't access it from my laptop. What I did was open a VW file called 'favorites' and imported text styles, wall styles symbols etc. . Since this file is on my desktop - how do I access it from my laptop? How do I save it somewhere that it doesn't disappear if the computer crashes? I think I don't understand 'Users' Thanks Tali
  19. Hi- Does Vectorworks carry a library for ADA grab bar types? Thanks
  20. Hi Jonathan - (I've watched a few of your podcasts and followed one of your training manuals - love the clarity of your presentations!) I see the viewport - when I select it with the Selection Tool, OIP shows Class is None One of the hidden classes (custom named) will allow me to edit the viewport. But I'm not able to change the Class of the viewport. So, being early enough in the process, and thanks to you I found how to edit the viewport, I saved all the annotations, and placed new viewports I created in the None class.
  21. Bugman - I think you're getting close. I have a file of the existing, then I make a copy of that and get to work. Almost everything (especially walls, plumbing fixtures, roofs) gets classed with either a E, D, or N appendage. everything set to 'Use class Attributes' where possible. Existing is usually displayed white fill black lines Demo with no fill and dashed lines New with grey fill and black lines Working on one layer per floor level Walls get reclassed when they move from existing to demo. (OIP) Sheets get the same viewports with different classes turned on or off If I need to, I can see in one view the demo walls and the new walls. Or an elevation that shows old roof lines and new 2nd story. (needs careful classification and maybe editing classes in the viewports)
  22. I installed 2013 last week and read up on most of the new features, but haven't seen a reference to this problem: I used "Create Viewport" to create a viewport of a plan, the same as I used to do in 2012. Now its on a sheet and I cannot edit it - I don't get the dashed red outline to grab on to. I can only highlight through the navigation tool, but I can't do anything with it. True of Site Plans and Floor Plans. Section VP are working fine - they were created from the plan VPs. Elevation VP was created by duplicating a plan VP and showing in front view - there is no problem editing those. Is there a new procedure in 2013 I'm not familiar with? Is there a way to save this back to 2012 so I can be productive for tomorrows meeting? Thanks
  23. Hi- I'm working on a 2 story residence, overall 3000sf, and at completion of CD my file size is 376MB - thats huge. The program is sluggish, and has a hard time regenerating. I'm usually at 100MB for this size project I copied the file and carefully went through purging and deleting to find the memory hogs: On my title sheet I have an isometric in hidden line rendering, no sketch, no textures, no backgrounds - when I deleted it i dropped 130MB (that is totally out of whack, right?) I then deleted each of 4 building elevations and found the front and back were 20 MB each, and left and right were 45 MB each. Also, just hidden line. (from the same design layers - why would they be different?) Sections, derived from the drawings were only about 0.5 MB each So? Is there a lighter way to generate elevations? This hasn't been a problem in the past. I also tried modify>convert_to_lines on the iso - didn't work. I lost some of the lines and it only dropped by a neglible amount. Without the iso's and elevations and sections - the file is 72 MB (is that considered large without all the renderings? shall I continue tinkering?) Thanks for your ideas. Tali If this post should go on a different forum, please let me know!
  24. Hi all I'm using the ID tool to tag equipment in a small residence (water heater, furnace, etc) I can fill in all fields in the ID tag window, and in the OIP for that instance - but none of it is saved. None of it gets transferred to the Equipment Schedule. Is that schedule just an empty worksheet that I can use to fill in data, or am I missing a way to link to it from the drawings? The equipment is drawn on the design layer in the Equip-main class, some of it is auto-classed. The ID tool is placed in the viewport, but it attaches to the object. Thanks in advance for any tips Tali


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