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Wes Gardner

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  1. In case you decide not to upgrade, another method is to limit the depth of the elevation so that the far side of the building isn't "seen" in the "cut"
  2. Mess around with the attached file. It will do what you want it to. The Wall Style uses the "Use Class Attributes" method which I highly recommend. With this methodology, you can easily use class overrides to dimension to face of stud or whatever as well as have your walls appear as just two parallel lines. The fat line/ thin line thing ONLY works in PLAN VIEW. If you try to render with these classes on, you'll get unexpected results. Email me anytime with questions - wgardner@vectorworks.net Wes
  3. Hey Chris, Yes, Stories does take a while to get your head around but once understood, the concept offers alot of automation. Attached is a file set up "in Stories" and a worksheet explaining where the heights come from. This is a part of a course we offer that is architect specific. Yes, it is a simple project but that is where you should start before progressing into some of the fine work produced by those like DWorks who can make this program sing. Wes
  4. Yeah that dang accuracy thing always gets in my way too...
  5. Both door and window schedules are "two way" such that you can alter the geometry in your model from the schedules
  6. That is the Create Similar Object shortcut...it's the same as right clicking on an object and selecting "Create Similar Object"
  7. As a general rule, dimension in Annotation space of the viewport Note that the Fat Line/Thin Line Wall Style has been modified to 'Use Class Attributes" in the set-up of the Wall Style. This is NOT the case for the out-of-the-box wall styles
  8. Hi John, Check out the attached file and run through the Saved Views to see how you can turn components OFF giving you the ability to dimension to face of stud or sheathing or whatever... Also note that the Fat Line/Thin Line class only works in PLAN view as it will mask the outer and inner component when rendered In your Viewports, you'll be able to turn off the exterior cladding and sheathing and then dimension to face of stud using Class Over Rides Wes
  9. You can "Sort by..." by entering the Database Header row and dropping a "sort" icon on any of the column headers
  10. Hi John, Additional data like Location, cost, etc. can be added to a window or door via the UserFields at the bottom of all the field values in the Door/Window Settings pane. Although you cannot rename those fields there in the pane, you CAN rename them in the worksheet/window schedule and then, for example, create an Office Standard that ALWAYS uses UserField 1 as the COST field. Use Pat Stanford's script to show all the values and then create an additional column and insert the appropriate value. Wes
  11. Can you post in your signature what build you are on and what equipment you are using?
  12. Here's a screen shot of mine...my Dashed Overhead is a dashed line.... did yours somehow get renamed?
  13. In your first screen shot, the little graphic for "Dash Overhead" looks like it's two dashes and three dots? Mine shows as a Dashed line
  14. Hi Russ, Initially, I set the scale of the drawing to 1/4". I turned off some of your classes and I can get Wall Lines to look however I want including turning them off. See file attached Wes
  15. Select the viewport, in the OIP about half way down CHECK "Display Planar Objects"
  16. Your assumption that Vectorworks does not have model space is a little incorrect - our Design Layers function as model space and our Sheet Layers equate to paper space. Viewport technology gets you from one to the other. Viewports can be duplicated, rescaled, have their classes overridden to make the same model appear quite different depending on your class settings.
  17. Hi Mark, Your best bet for sharing files will be .dwg in both a 3D scenario as well as 2D. Other elements from sources such as 3D Warehouse may be able to be imported into both - Vectorworks can, I'm not certain about CA. Anyone else have any practical Chief to Vectorworks or vise-versa info? Wes
  18. I like the idea of just scaling to produce half-size sets. It might be useful however to have an 8.5 x 11 with TB for creating Supplimental Sketches, RFIs and ASIs...
  19. I typically run snaps as shown in the included image. This tends to give me about every conceivable snap I need including some of the not-so-obvious ones, for example, where you can hover over the endpoint until you acquire a small red square then go to another snap point, hover a second, then you'll be able to "get" the center point. It's very customizable and very complete...to temporarily suspend snapping, hold down the tilde key A quick way to get to the custom controls is to double-click on the snap-to-object icon where you'll get a dialog box that'll steer you in the right direction
  20. You can also purchase additional 3D trees per species from VB Visual. They are not small (polygon count wise) but they do render nicely. Vectorworks ships with a a couple of examples
  21. Can you help us by letting us know what version you're using and what computer hardware you have?
  22. Hi Christian, Can you do us a favor and put your computer specs and version of Vectorworks in your profile. It'll make it easier sometimes to figure out issues (and it'll avoid us having to ask "What OS are you on, etc.) Wes
  23. Somebody must have a big bag of money if they're specing curved glass :-)
  24. Russ, Hey, if you can get it to produce the elevations in the style that you need, then it looks like you're good to go! Wes


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