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Wes Gardner

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  1. @Boh - I just tried a couple of Structural Members as columns and a Framing Member as a beam. I mirrored one of the columns and it seemed to stay oriented correctly...I'll keep trying to see what's up... In Solibri In Vectorworks
  2. @Boh...I believe Solibri still offers a free download for both Mac and PC. Solibri Model Viewer as opposed to the "industrial strength" Solibri Model Checker. If I recall correctly there were some issues with mirroring objects (or it might have been if you rotate objects) hmmmm.... Wes
  3. @elepp, you are absolutely correct! In fact, when I type "Stone" in mtextur's search I get hundreds...pretty cool! Wes
  4. @SLD, aside from what ships with the program, I believe being a Vectorworks Service Select member gets you some additional content, you can buy textures from a number of 3rd party developers, you can modify what ships with the program and of course, you can create your own from any image either from the web or your camera.
  5. @taoist, as mentioned above, materials won't help with the stacked components scenario. Also, some objects like doors and windows are not "material-aware" yet. Wes
  6. @Mark Aceto, Vectorworks does have an "Overhead" door that simulates a segmented or solid garage-style door (it draws the dashed "overhead" lines for you)...no coiling door however... Wes
  7. @domer1322, short answer - no. Longer answer - nope. You're doing the right thing by building one wall on top of another. Inserting doors/windows becomes a challenge. Wes
  8. @LeeElston, that is certainly one method...you could also create an "All Stories" layer. Don't place it in any story and set the elevation at 0'-0" and then model the steel full height. This layer can then be left "on" for any plan view. Wes
  9. @Mark Aceto, I've not actually done it with SM or FM, last time I modeled trusses was to "proof out" what the truss company had sent me as far as fitment (I assumed their calcs were correct) and I just simply modeled the trusses using extrudes. In your case, where you might model one and then modify it for other projects, you might get some "milage" out of doing as you've suggested. Maybe try one and see how much time you have in it??? Wes
  10. @KrisM, in the Advanced Properties button in the OIP, you might get some mileage out of "limiting" the depth of the section cut to an inch or so... Wes
  11. @Mark Aceto, short answer - nope! I think it's either Structural Member as you've suggested or a simple extrude. Wes
  12. @SLD, I believe it depends on what "flavor" of Vectorworks you purchased (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer). This is what Designer's looks like. You CAN and SHOULD create your own Wes
  13. @shakira, if you just want 2D "linework" people, I've got some... Wes 2D Outline people v2018.vwx People Colored Silohettes v2018.vwx
  14. Hi All, Yes, sketch out ALL the "knowns" in section FIRST. This will help you when creating your Levels as well as where to create story "breaks"...I created a few a couple of years back - they are in the Model Set-Up thread. They are called "Model Set up Worksheets"...there are a couple that are specific to residential and a couple of types of commercial construction. And if you're using stories, ALWAYS make sure your Level names match the names of your bounding conditions in your wall styles! Wes
  15. 600 DPI...yes, it'll take a while... Wes
  16. Just FYI, there are two "flavors" of InteriorCAD, one is called XS and is suited for designers/architects and is fairly reasonably priced, the other "full blown" version is suited for the production of cabinets in a shop.
  17. Here's a tutorial on the Slab Drainage tool...it was written for 2017 but is still pertinent I believe. Here's a couple of practice files too... Wes Slab Drainage Tool.pdf Sloped Slabs.vwx Slab Drainage Demo.vwx
  18. @VWVSpass, this lesson from Vectorworks University might help https://university.vectorworks.net/mod/scorm/player.php?a=58&currentorg=articulate_rise&scoid=116 Wes
  19. @drelARCH, I believe you could rename items and save the file as a template file Wes
  20. @drelARCH, you can rename the Default Levels by going to Tools > Organization > Stories > Default Story Levels. The name of any component that is then bound must match a Level's name. This is covered pretty thoroughly in "Model Set-Up" Wes
  21. @Ed Wachter, InteriorCAD is a third-party plug-in that comes in two "flavors"...one that's suited to the designer/architect and another that' s suited to a production cabinet shop. Think of the Custom Cabinet Tool as a trial version of InteriorCAD Wes
  22. @mattryan, you can also create a style with "On Schedule" set to "By Style" such that every time that window style is used, the "On Schedule" filed will be checked. I highly recommend the 'style' workflow for both doors and windows Wes
  23. @Habitat43, I think the answer is NO. You can get a flat slab drawer and door but not a rail and stile. We
  24. @Yohei, in this video I start with a ROOF object (it only works on ROOFS and ROOF FACES). Go to the Resource Manger and search for SKYLIGHT. Choose a skylight object (symbol) from the library. Place it on the Roof. It initially makes a dormer. Enter the Dormer editor and choose EDIT SKYLIGHT. Wes Skylight.mp4
  25. @DDD, have you tried these/other options here - Import DWG > "Advanced" button in lower left Wes


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