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Wes Gardner

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  1. Wes Gardner

    3d hinge direction

    I concur - however, if I draw a wall and place a window in it I CAN see the hinge direction on both sides (oriented correctly as I flip the wall from "Front" to "Back" - my test wall is a simple unstyled wall with a casement window in it - I used a "NEW" file - the classes that are "ON" are Dims, None and Sills What I'd like to see is a small red (or pick your color) reference arrow pointing "OUT" when I place my windows - in several of my projects I "paint" the jambs, sills etc. on the exterior and have had to flip several windows... I thought I caught a pair of outswing "French" doors NOT being able to accept color on the exterior - I'll need to go back for a bit and check that out. My last project I did just that - dashed lines for hinge direction as I didn't want them to show in perspective or rendered views.
  2. Wes Gardner

    3d hinge direction

    I can't get mine to "fail"....hmmm I wonder if it's some sort of obscure classing deal...
  3. Wes Gardner

    3d hinge direction

    In the Design Layer, when you double click on a window and the Window Settings dialog box opens, under the "Parts" settings, do you see the hinge direction shown? I assume the windows are NOT fixed glass... If they're Custom sash, there's another place (in the Custom sash pane) where you need to select the operation - i.e. left casement, etc.
  4. Wes Gardner

    Titleblocks, workgroup references, and scale

    I place my title blocks on the Sheet Layers - (1:1) scale where the "final" drawing will be - this allows manipulation via Class overrides to adjust final line weight, color, etc.
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    worksheets and schedules

    A sort function can be performed by clicking on the Database Headers row - up near the top left drag one of the ascending or descending icons onto the column you want to have sorted - for the "stock" Door Schedule, it's column "B" Cutting and pasting functions are accomplished by right clicking in the column heads (or elsewhere)
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    worksheets and schedules

    Hi Michael, Just a brief add...I'm not sure what is info is typical to show in UK, but there is a bit of a bug in the Door Schedule - in the column where the data for the SILL DETAIL will flow, in the Database Header row, you need to change the "code" slightly to read 'ThreshDetail' NOT 'ThresholdDetail' - then the info you enter in the Door Settings pane will flow correctly. Otherwise, the Door and Window Schedules are truly labor savers as they are coordinated and updated as you change things in the model - they are also two-way so you can change, say, the width of a window and it will change in plan good luck, let us know how it goes
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    Door with varied lineweights

    V-G, Try these settings in the Attributes Panel - you were headed in the right direction utilizing "Use Part Line Styles" The Attributes Palette for doors and windows should be set up thus: ? Fill Style-by Class, ? Fill Color-by Class, ? Pen Style-SOLID (NOT by Class), ? Pen Color-by Class ? Thickness (Line Weight)-NOT by Class ? These settings will allow the line weight set up in ?Use Part Line Styles? dialog to show correctly in sheet layers ? don?t forget to bump up ?Wall Lines? line weight for RCP (Controlled by Ceiling-Main Class)
  8. It would be quite useful to allow these to appear in elevation
  9. It would be nice to NOT have the small line segment in the middle of the plan when "Use Gapped Line" is utilized
  10. Wes Gardner

    3D Overhead

    It would be nice to have the ability to show objects (like beams, etc.) dashed (overhead) - just one dash style works for me
  11. Wes Gardner

    Window/Door line weights

    This seems to work for me... The Attributes Palette for doors and windows should be set up thus: ? Fill Style-by Class, ? Fill Color-by Class, ? Pen Style-SOLID (NOT by Class), ? Pen Color-by Class ? Thickness (Line Weight)-NOT by Class ? These settings will allow the line weight set up in ?Use Part Line Styles? dialog to show correctly in sheet layers ? don?t forget to bump up ?Wall Lines? line weight for RCP (Controlled by Ceiling-Main Class) In addition, when I class the Window ID tag in the Window-Spec class, I can then set that class to a different color as a visual clue that I've "gotten them all". However, this doesn't seem to be true for the Door ID/ Door-Spec class - I can't get a color shift???
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    Window and Door ID Schedules tool

    Are you suggesting inserting the door width in the "Label" spot in the door Settings pane? Yes, you could do that...
  13. Wes Gardner

    Stack Order for SHEET LAYERS

    Or lettering/numbering your sheets as you would for "production" i.e. A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A2.1, A2.2, etc...
  14. Wes Gardner

    Possible to have Different Line Weights?

    I agree, class everything then you'll have the ability to override in elevation, section, etc. allowing your drawings to really "pop".
  15. Wes Gardner

    Floor Tool

    For some reason "Show other objects while in groups" works fine - except on floors, where the other objects seem to disappear...hmmmm
  16. Wes Gardner

    Floor Tool

    When "Edit Group" is entered, it would be nice to be able to see surrounding geometries
  17. Wes Gardner

    Corbel Tool

    For masonry walls - the ability to corbel in/out a course of block/brick every "x" courses vertically resulting in band course(s) around the building
  18. It would be nice if these only showed in ELEVATION/Hidden Line only as I don't really need them to show in my (3D) model
  19. Wes Gardner

    movie / screen shot

    On a Mac - Apple/Shift 4 creates a marquee controlled picture on your desktop, Apple/Shift/Control 4 copies a marquee controlled picture to your clipboard
  20. Here's what I get... If I set my default to 12 point in a design layer of 1/4" = 1'-0" and I copy and paste that dim to a design layer of 1/8" = 1'-0", the size of the font is now 6 point. I typically draw with Snap to Object, Snap to Intersection and Smart Points turned on - I can snap to objects of the same scale on different layers but not if the layer scale is different... Oh and what Keith said...
  21. Wes Gardner

    Cedar Shingle Texture

    I think there's one that ships wit VW - Shingle wood irregular (or sim.)
  22. Dimensions can be customized by going to File >> Document Settings >> Document Preferences >> select Dimensions (the middle button) in the lower left select Custom >> select New >> name your intended custom dimension set and click OK. Now select Edit and you should be presented with a panel allowing you to customize your dimensions. Dimensions take on the font style and size set under the Text >> Font and Text >> Size menus and can be easily altered there. Is your Constraints Panel set up to allow snapping?
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    Red Squares on ASSOCIATE DIMENSION

    You can also turn off the red squares by going to View >> Show >> Show or Hide Constraints

 

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