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Wes Gardner

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  1. 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.



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  2. @ 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.



  3. Hi, do you have "Show Tag in 3D" checked - see attached screen shot near the bottom of the pane.  Make sure to put it in a class and turn the class ON in your viewport(s).  Also, in the OIP for the viewport, make sure "Display Planar Objects" is turned ON - you'll need to do this for each viewport you want your tags to show in...



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  4. Hi Beth,

    If the framer does not place studs where you'd like them in the corners, you can simply 1) move the ones it DOES create into the proper location 2) duplicate a stud and place IT where you need it to build your corners as you'd like. (Sorry, forgot to "check" double top plate so the framer only created a single plate).  I've attached a simple framed model as well as the set-up that created it...



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  5. From your detail, it looks as if the top face and bottom face of the glulam are NOT parallel.  If this is the case, it's likely you'll need to model the glulam and then, as you've suggested, save it as a symbol for repeated installations.

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  6. Here's another option

    The attached has 2 symbols.
    There is the top/plan view. In the 3D editing, there are front and side elevation line drawings created in the appropriate 3D planes.
    In section viewports, be sure that the “display planar objects” option is selected.
    These were easily created using the manufacturer’s DWG line drawings.

    Don't forget to turn off the appropriate classes in the class over rides of the viewports

    Kohler Toilets-2d-3d .vwx

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  7. Hi Sharon,


    It's not really an either/or scenario.  You can work with Layers without stories but not the other way 'round.  Your model will build just fine using just Layers.  You may want to head over to the Architecture tab and take a look at the Model Set-Up documentation.  It shows you how to create wall styles that are "Story aware" vs wall styles that just use layers - BOTH are PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE means of building a model.

    Stories can offer a little more automation when it comes to change management as well as helping with the IFC file format.




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