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Wes Gardner

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  1. I get a pretty good image in a viewport from openGL when I crank the sheet layer DPI up to 600 Wes
  2. @bentonboyd, I'll go out on a limb without seeing pictures/drawings...if the bottom chord is just a single 2x and all the joining plates are NOT involved, then you are basically just cutting the tail off, right? Wes
  3. @rlb...the best practice approach is to do your dimensioning IN the viewport - the dimension, text, etc will remain constant. (Page Based) If you do your dimensioning on design layers the dimension, text, etc will not (World Based) Wes
  4. @Lisar, I'd have to say the difference between Vectorworks in 2002 and 2020 is pretty much night and day. From a modelling perspective you can choose solids modeling, surface modeling, NURBS modeling, sub-D modeling or algorithmic modeling (similar to Grasshopper in Rhino). Create a wall style, create a floor system style (slab), create a roof style or, as others have suggested, model-up all your commonly used building elements and save them as symbols in the (searchable) Resource Manager. Also offered is automated drawing coordination letting you focus more on design and less on whether your markers are all coordinated. Extracting views, creating interior elevations, levels of detail etc are all automated (or can be). You can also include your finest 2D details! Check it out! Either 2D or 3D or any combination, let us know how we can help. Vectorworks University is a good source for "how tos" as is this forum. We also have a great training department to boot ūüôā Wes
  5. @LCarm like this? dashed in plan.vwx
  6. @Tom W. ... you can add some elevation to your drains to get them to seat correctly, however, you are correct, they do NOT cut the slab. You can do this manually by creating a solid and then use "Clip Surface" to clip the slab at the drain - see screen shots
  7. You can also create the recess by adding nodes to the wall using the Reshape Tool...also good for stepped footing, etc.
  8. Also, keep in mind, the line that you draw to create the elevation (or section) does NOT have to run the full length (or width) of the project. You can choose - see screen shot Wes
  9. @TessF, I think if you just hatch a rectangle with something that's close to what you want, then you can right-click and use the "New hatch..." command Wes
  10. @aa.schump Here's a screen shot and a copy of your file - the Window tag (the one embedded in the Window tool) seemed to work - it DOES require you to have "Display Planar Objects" turned on for that particular viewport. I also placed a Data Tag (one that's intended for windows) in the viewport, you'll see that when you open the file, it's the lower one. This was done in Service Pak 4 of 2020. Untitled 5 wg.vwx
  11. @aa.schump... I'm sorry I wasn't clear...I need an actual wall (or a part where the tag isn't working correctly) and yes, I recommend using the Data Tag in viewports as it will scale properly. Wes
  12. @aa.schump, can you post a piece of wall where this is occurring? Are you using a Data Tag or the "old skool" door/window tag? Wes
  13. Here ya go, there are three versions, the original, one that displays as 36 80 and one that displays as 36x80. Yes, Data Tags are set up to work best on Sheet Layers so that the WILL scale properly. I'm not experiencing the lag you mention. Door Dims on Leaf.vwx
  14. @MediaArtsDad, the short answer is no. You are doing the right thing by modeling them. You can model one, save it as a symbol and attached data to it. Then repeat at whatever interval you need down the length of the building. Wes
  15. I work in a single pane in Vectorworks and multiple panes in Rhino...just personal preferences Wes


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