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Wes Gardner

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  1. @jcrock, I created a class called [Fat Line Class] and pointed the wall style (Bearing Wall 200mm) at it so it will use that attribute.  Is this what you wanted?

    In this "simple" wall style that doesn't have components, you need to use the "Make All Attributes by Class" button as you've described but in the "Edit Wall Style" pane under the Insertion Options tab, you have to assign it TO A CLASS.  For more complex wall styles that have multiple components, the Class in the Edit Wall Style pane  (Insertion Options tab) becomes the CONTAINER CLASS and the attributes for the container class are assigned in the Wall Attributes pane (use the "Make All Attributes by Class" button.)  You can then assign different attributes to your various components in the Component Edit pane (I've attached a screen shot that shows a wall style with multiple components)

     

    I've included your file with the adjustment

     

    Wes

     

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  2. @Frances, yep I think you're right...I've not seen that warning...perhaps in the designer series you don't get the warning.  Your viewports should be unaffected.  Try the reference sequence and see what you get... you can just set up a couple of "dummy" files for practice.  The source file would need to have a a couple of layers such that the target file could "see" them.

     

    Let me know if you have issues and we'll find a solution that works for you.

     

    Wes


  3. @Frances, the Reference tab in the Organization Palette lets you select what kind of reference when you choose the "Settings" button.  It's been awhile since I've seen Fundamentals so I'm not sure what the limitations are.  In the image it's set up for Layer Import...you won't have the "Design layer viewport" option.

    Then select the "New" button in the lower left and navigate to the source file that you want to reference layers from. You'll then get a screen (see below) where you can select the layers in the source file.  They will appear italicized in the target file

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  4. @vassen, after reading the other thread that's referred to here, you'll probably come to the conclusion that the most efficient way to create these objects and then be able to create drawings is to model what you can in order to get the form correct and then finish it up in 2D to get the graphics correct.

     

    Wes 

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  5. Hi All,

    Several folks occasionally get confused as to what controls what in our plug-in objects (PIOs) - BTW, I hate that name, PIO...we should just call them parametric objects and be done...anyway, here's a window as an example with alot of stuff classed. Turn 'em on, turn 'em off, see what they do.  BTW, this model uses the "old skool" method for tagging.  Now days I'd use the Data Tag tool to accomplish the same thing.

     

    Wes

     

     

    Window Explorer v2020.vwx


  6. @jtempleton Hi Julie,  To answer the last part first, unfortunately, the old skool way is best at this time.  To answer the first part of your question, there really is no advantage when creating the actual worksheet/window/door schedule as the data tag is "looking for" the same data as the "built in" tag in either the door or window PIO. The real advantage is being able to tag in Annotation space so that the tags will scale properly when doing things like enlarged kitchen/bathroom/ etc. plans. Yes, data tags can be set up to appear in both plan and elevation.  The door tag, by the way, can auto-increment and re-increment if you leave out or add a door. I do my doors sequentially by number but do my windows by type - i.e. Window A, Window B, etc.  Data tags are also quite useful for tagging spaces rather that using the tag that's built into the Space tool, once again for the same reason of being able to tag in Annotation space.

     

    Wes


  7. @Josh Schulman, here's a simple tag that you can attach to a symbol and then give it a name and color.  You can add additional fields to the Record, etc. as needed.   The tag is set up to look for the field in the record called "Name".  Edit the tag to see...The worksheet is set up to show the two fields called "Color" and "Name" from the Record

     

     

    Symbol Name.vwx


  8. @jtempleton, the issue with the skylights is known and a bug has been submitted. You are correct that the Data Tag cannot "see" a skylight embedded in a roof.

     

    The Data Tag for doors and windows will let you tag the objects in Annotation space of your viewports where tagging/notes, etc. really SHOULD be done.

     

    Wes

 

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