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Wes Gardner

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  1. 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.



  2. @ Andrew Davies:

    Here's a youtube link.  Luis here on the mother ship has his all tricked out and working... I believe he's been a beta tester for them...you can probably email him if you have questions - Lruiz@vectorworks.net




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  3. You can by creating a symbol and using the "3D Wall Hole" command as the object that does the actual cutting...

    What I do is create a simple extruded cube and create a symbol - this cube will be placed in a class within the symbol and turned off but is a "place holder" for the symbol.  Then choose to edit the 3D Wall Hole and in Top/Plan create your flared shape in 2D and extrude it 6'-8" positioning it in the wall as required.  Exit the symbol and turn off the class containing the original cube.  See attached file.  To complete the task, you'll need to create some 2D plan-view graphics to "heal" the wall around the cut...



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  4. Here's a link to the cottage file that probably got deleted when we switched to the new Community Board.  It does not have a SCREEN porch but one could be modeled depending on how detailed you wished to get.  The screen itself could be an extruded rectangle to a thickness of dot oh, oh thin with a screen texture applied.  The frames could be modeled from extruded elements as well.


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/956p0hsxve89ibc/Cottage Complete v2017.vwx?dl=0






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  5. I also kind of like to do this, where the building in the center is a "real" project and the surrounding buildings are just extruded "entourage."  But I think Jim, you mentioned sketching...I think this is something we'll always do...



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  6. Hi All,

    An update on the "Use World Z for Origin"  Apparently, this has been around for sometime...one of the issues that you'll find is that it seems to work just fine on horizontally oriented textures (and their associated surfaces hatches if you've included one) like clapboard siding, however, on board and batten, nope, it only "justifies" in the "Z" direction...I'll be looking into this further.



  7. Hi All,

    I'm not exactly sure when that little goody was added, I can find out if you'd like, but definitely for 2017, if textures aren't working between layers (misalignment), check there first.  I'll have to run a test to see if you can "make it stick" (as in saving it as a preference or in the wall style) or do you have to check each wall in the project.  I'll get back to you...



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