Wes Gardner

Vectorworks, Inc Employee
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About Wes Gardner

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    Architect
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    Tennis, sailing
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    land of the SUV and other stuff
  1. Hi Pozo, Digitalcarbon may have touched on it and I missed it...when modelling with solids, once you're done and you're satisfied with your model, convert it to a Generic Solid. This will reduce the file size. Be advised however, it also deletes the "history" of the object. Add Solid/Subtract Solid retains the history so you can go back...but at the expense of file size... Wes
  2. That option is not available in 2014...it may have been introduced in 2016...can't recall exactly...sorry. Here's a screen capture from 2018...
  3. Hi Allen, Can you post up a small file with the offending condition? Wes
  4. @Ethan R.try heading over to 3D Warehouse. You can grab one of the SketchUp-drawn lifts and import it into Vectorworks. Clean it up as required. Wes
  5. The Create Interior Elevation Viewport command has the ability to create up to four elevations at once, with the Create Section Viewport command, you create one at a time.
  6. I just use the corner window tool and stick in some modeled muntins as required
  7. Hi, There's some material here: http://www.vectorworks.net/bim You may want to give Project Sharing, our multi-user environment, a look. Wes
  8. ^ This would be a very good idea IF the "Fit Walls to Objects" command was in the AEC menu for Fundamentals...
  9. Experiment with adding wall peaks using the Reshape Tool. Double-click on a wall, this will put you in "reshape mode" where you can then add or subtract peaks. See screen shot - selecting the plus sign lets you add peaks (top left in the drawing window). For model set-up, I'd divide the house into a first floor and a second floor. The second floor walls could be reshaped to provide the dormers you're looking for.
  10. ^ Nice!
  11. @ Boh Yes, the Space tool is a bit nervous. To use the Two-way worksheet functionality, the instructions in the pdf must be followed very closely. The text file is fairly easy to make, in fact you can start with the one that ships with the program, make a copy of it open it and have a look. There are two columns, the first one is the "key" the second is the description. You can have both alpha and numeric characters in the key. You can just "tab" between the key and the description. Wes
  12. Hi Christian, This might be what you are referring to where Vectorworks will give you notification that references are out-of-date. However, you must still actually update them... Wes
  13. Hi All, If I understand the post correctly, this is WAD (working as designed) and has been for as long as I've been using the program. In the target, you must go to the Reference tab in the Nav palette and "Update" the reference. You CAN however, set the FILE to update its references upon opening... Wes
  14. Can you tell us what version of the software you are using? This has been a known issue in the past. You may want to put the version, etc. in your signature.
  15. Hi All, Sorry for the inconvenience...I think in the conversion from old Community Board to new, it stripped away some attachments. Attached here is a tutorial as a pdf and a Vectorworks file in 2017 format with the Custom Housekeeper Schedule and a more standard Finish Schedule included. W Finish Schedules.vwx Two-Way Finish Schedule.pdf