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Wes Gardner

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    Architect
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    Tennis, sailing, boat design
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  1. Wes Gardner

    Strange VP's on Sheet Page

    @dtheory, yes, by default, the cabinets and equipment are set to world-based. Yours my be rendering correctly on the design layer, but on the sheet layer, they'll be odd until your correct the page/world issue. Wes
  2. Wes Gardner

    Strange VP's on Sheet Page

    @dtheoryProbably the easiest way is to type "Symbol" into Vectorworks HELP. You'll find four colors of symbols for various purposes. Wes
  3. Wes Gardner

    Strange VP's on Sheet Page

    Yep, mystery solved...the symbols should NOT be page-based...
  4. Wes Gardner

    Strange VP's on Sheet Page

    @milezee, something isn't scaling correctly...if I change the scale of the rendered perspective viewport to 1/4", everything looks correct. Perhaps it's your page-based symbols? More testing is required here...
  5. Wes Gardner

    Strange VP's on Sheet Page

    @milezee is it possible to post the file? Wes
  6. Wes Gardner

    Convert to NURBS - Where are Interpolation points?

    Hi Benson, When you CREATE a NURBS curve you have a choice...but I think you're right, when CONVERTING something to a NURBS curve, you don't have a choice....hmmmm. Wes
  7. Wes Gardner

    Hatch pattern local mapping setting problem

    Use Attribute Mapping tool to adjust the default hatch to what you need, then right-click and select "New Hatch from Locally Mapped Hatch"...you'll then have a new hatch saved in the Resource Manager.
  8. Wes Gardner

    Model Set Up (Revisited for 2019)

    @Inspectorjack...has been a Design Summit class for the last three years...ask me how I know ūüôā Wes
  9. Wes Gardner

    Model Set Up (Revisited for 2019)

    @ThreeDot, here's what I would do...first read and understand the thread "No Stories, No Problem." Take the time to create some wall styles and slab styles FROM SCRATCH. Do NOT use any template stuff as they may or may NOT be set-up for a layer bound system. Build a small model, working through walls, slabs roofs. You can use the two sample/exercise files to help you get going but I HIGHLY recommend trying a set-up from scratch. Once this is all understood then move on to the level-bound scenario in this Model Set-Up thread. Do the same thing - create stuff FROM SCRATCH so that you thoroughly understand the connection between the levels, stories and how they relate to wall styles so that changes in set-up "drive" the heights of walls. Yes, it's confusing ... no, I did not create this system but I CAN make it work. Reading the instructions in both threads FIRST might be helpful. Wes
  10. Wes Gardner

    Kindorf Library

    @JMonaco, I was looking around at Kindorf/Unistrut stuff and found this site that lets you download in DXF/DWG and RFA (Revit Family) format. These all should be able to be read into Vectorworks. I haven't actully tried it because they want you to create an account but it might be worth a try... Good luck! https://www.unistrut.us/resources/cad-files Wes
  11. Wes Gardner

    Kindorf Library

    I don't think we have any Kindorf-specific stuff native in Vectorworks.
  12. Wes Gardner

    CAD block Suburban

    @creatrix, keep in mind (as a rule) Vectorworks' import is ALWAYS one year behind SketchUp, so if the SketchUp model was drawn in 2019, we won't be able to import it until next year. Perhaps find something drawn in SketchUp 2018 or earlier?? Wes
  13. Wes Gardner

    CAD block Suburban

    @creatrix There are many to choose from on 3D Warehouse.
  14. Wes Gardner

    No Stories, No Problem

    @Jim Smith, agreed. My main point to anyone for posting the instructions and model files without stories is to show that you CAN build a perfectly fine information model without stories. I sometimes make the claim that stories "buys" you a little more automation when it comes to change management as well as "automatically" mapping layers to stories when using IFC. However, you CAN manually map those layers and still produce a fine IFC model. It really comes down to your wall styles. IF they are set up with level bounding conditions, they WILL NOT work in a model that does not use stories. However, a layer bound wall style WILL work in a level-bound (Story) model. (Assuming you use "Layer Wall Height" and include a height in the appropriate design layer) I'm not sure you can call either system "simple" or "intuitive" but I think that a layer bound system is a little easier to get going with BUT PLEASE be sure your wall styles are set up to accommodate this set-up scenario (there ARE wall styles that ship with the program that are set up to be used with stories and will "pancake" in a layer bound system) Once again, I'm always open to discussing how to set up a model. Wes
  15. Wes Gardner

    Roof help: parapets and shed

    @cberg, yup

 

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