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Wes Gardner

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  1. From time to time, I've even created a Class for "Model Only" walls or for "View Specific" walls and then drawn these walls with NO height so they'll look correct IN PLAN - you can even place windows and doors in these false walls. However, these must be tracked and Classed accordingly so they don't show up and "double count" in a door or window schedule. Flexible, intuitive... Wes
  2. @ Chris Rogers - Edit 3D Wall Hole, I believe was a '09 feature. I'm a little unclear on what you mean by "force windows to cut holes in walls that they don't seem to see?" Maybe attach a file or screen shot? Wes
  3. Hey Chris, Maybe this is a job for "Edit 3D Wall Hole" command... I tried a quick one and mine seemed to cut the wall as expected...see file Wes
  4. Hi Petri, Sorry, I didn't want to be misleading regarding terminology - I assumed the original post was about what we in the States call "timber frame" or "post and beam" - not our typical "platform" or "balloon" framing system that relies on many little tiny sticks all bound together with some tacks... See Picture - although not atypical, I can see how the architect/designer will want some control over how the frame "looks and feels" and perhaps how any/all of the joints are actually made - are they detailed in wood only or are they backed-up with steel plates and bolts. In conjunction with a structural engineer, I imagine an attractive and functional frame could be developed and presented to the client for approval.
  5. Hi Chris, You might want to start off by drawing your trusses as Extrudes then, as you've suggested, making them into symbols. For a truss, I'd draw in a Front or Side view in 2D, using the 3D elements such as your walls, etc as guides, then extrude the truss to whatever thickness is required. I'm a big proponent of classing everything so I'd class each element unto itself - then you have complete control over the look of your model (and eventual CD's). Wes
  6. Hi Sky, I think you're correct - it seems there's a limitation that places at least one baluster per tread...this stair doesn't have to meet code ???? Wes
  7. Hi Sky, I think I'd be tempted to model the upper platform (landing) as either part of the floor slab or an extrude and then "modify" the handrail to "go around the corner" or whatever is required of it. See attached image... Here's the vw file as well...
  8. Hi Sky, Yes, I can get the double entry for Window-Spec to appear in the Window Settings dialog box...see attached image. I've reported it as a bug, as you stated, it's confusing and needs to be rectified - the good news is that the window schedule will still respond to the data regardless of which one you choose... Thanks again for pointing this out Wes
  9. Hi Sky, I think you're right... I'll report it as a bug. Thanks for pointing it out BTW, Ceiling-Main and Sills are classes created by VW for use mainly when creating Reflected Ceiling Plans. Ceiling-Main creates two parallel lines at the window or door head so your drawing will read correctly in RCP and Sills controls the door swing, also so your drawing will read correctly in RCP. Wes
  10. Hi Sky, Upon further examination, I can duplicate your issue by creating the Class Window-Spec manually, then if I go to the Window Settings dialog box and check the "On Schedule" box, then go to the pull-down there WILL BE two selections called Window-Spec. It seems however, that no matter which one of the Window-Spec classes you choose, your data WILL appear on the Window Schedule. I'll submit a report/bug to our engineers Thank you for pointing this out Wes
  11. Hi Sky, Initially I've found that you need to have "On Schedule" checked in the Window Settings dialog. This will then cause Vectorworks to create that Class. I'll try to re-create the rest of your anomaly... Wes
  12. Hi Sky, Could you post-up your version number, computer specs, etc. in your signature? It'll make it easier for others to fire-up the correct version of VW to try to duplicate the issues you're having. Wes
  13. Hi Pat, You may want to contact the friendly folks at InteriorCAD directly giving them specifics regarding make and model of your intended CNC process. From what I understand, some makes and model "speak to each other" better than others. I do know from my VERY limited exposure to InteriorCAD, it is a great piece of software for designing casework! Wes
  14. Wes Gardner

    Wall moving

    I can't seem to duplicate those conditions... Could you post-up what system, version, service pack etc. you're using and maybe a small test file... Maybe include it in your signature by going to My Stuff >> Edit Profile. Wes
  15. Wes Gardner

    Wall moving

    Could it be that you need to toggle "Enable Connected Walls" to OFF - see screen shot
  16. Bear in mind,in many cases in the Edit mode of Extrude Along Path, you can REPLACE the NURBS curve with a polygon or other shape if you choose not to edit a NURBS
  17. Hey bcd, If you could, please submit this... Thank you Wes
  18. I think there was an earlier discussion regarding this - make sure the thing FITS IN YOUR HAND and is comfortable. I use a fairly common corded Microsoft mouse because: it fits in my hand, has a nice scroll wheel (for zooming) and pushing down on it activates panning. Two button - pretty standard stuff... My wireless mouse ran out of batteries once too often at crunch time...
  19. Hi Petri, Can you do some screen shots/ post some files, etc. so we can try to understand the anomalies you are experiencing?? Wes
  20. Hi Sky, Looks like it's a bug...I'll file it. Thank you for pointing this out Wes
  21. Tim, Try this...there's a check box in the search/limit criteria - "Include components of: Check SYMBOLS" see attached... Wes
  22. Sill me, yes it works...I must have turned it on then off...sorry
  23. I reported this as a bug. Thank you for pointing it out. Wes
  24. Hi, I can't duplicate that at all - mine works perfectly... I've attached two images, the camera is set on the First Floor layer with a "height of eye" of 5'-0" and a "Look To" height of 30'-0". I get the same view (other than the background) on both the Design Layer and Sheet Layer. Can you post-up a simple file where you're having these issues, and perhaps state what version of VW and system specs? Is it possible that your camera is on another layer with its "Z" height set "way up (or down)" so you are looking over the top of the objects?
  25. My walls seem to stay joined (or not) depended on whether I have "Enable Connected Walls Mode" on or off. Here's a test file, can you make these walls fail, if so how?

 

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