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Wes Gardner

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  1. @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

     

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  2. @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

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  3. @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

     

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  4. 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

     

     

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  5. 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.


  6. @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


  7. @jcaia, you may want to head over to the Architect section and read the two articles posted near the top - "Model Set-Up" and "No Stories, No Problem".  They fairly carefully cover the difference between a Level Bound wall style and a Layer Bound wall style.  There are a couple of study models you can experiment with as well.

     

    Cheers!

     

    Wes

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