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Wes Gardner

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  1. I'll take a stab at this one...I assume what you're referring to is the ability to show a wall as just parallel lines as opposed to showing it in all its fully-componentized glory? It's done with Wall Styles and turning off the component classes. A further adaptation/variation of this is to set all the components to be controlled "By Class" - this will give you the opportunity to override the various components and/or toggle them on/off in your viewports as well as adjust graphic attributes. Here're a couple of illustrations and a .vwx file Play with the Saved Views in the .vwx file to see what it does to the Class visibilities. Hope this helps Wes
  2. Demfis, So sorry, I didn't see the 2010 requirement. Yes, we did adopt the Cinema 4D rendering engine which changed things somewhat. Lighting got simpler, quicker and some cool new effects such as "glow" were added. Wes
  3. At this point, the quickest way, once you've set your window size, is to just model it
  4. Hey There, You may want to consider creating a "Saved View" that takes you to some sort of "baseline view" with all the appropriate Classes and Layers activated as well as the required Class and Layer viewing options set where you want them. I look at Saved Views as my Class and Layer Manager providing me with the ability to quickly move around my file switching views, moving to Sheet Layers, creating "scenes" for rendering, etc. etc. Wes
  5. How about User/Library/Application Support/Vectorworks/Workspaces
  6. Hi kumoro, You might also spend a little time in the KnowledgeBase - there are some videos that speak directly to creating custom Title Blocks, etc. that could be of help to you. Wes
  7. Good job Taoist! Yup, alot can be done with what's in our library. I've included a couple of images from my last foray into modeling casing, stool, apron, base, crown, columns and mantel - most of the stuff was traced from profiles from manufacturer's lines drawings, the crown (actually cove) was pretty large (about 10") and was built up from three sections. No matter where you source your profiles from, if the desired and requirement are there, Vectorworks can certainly produce a fine visualization!
  8. "Shim Gap" will cause the RO to be different...
  9. Braith, Here's a file with the script, just look in your Resource Browser under VectorScript Palettes, you can "import" the script into your file and you should be good to go... Remember that an object like a door or window CAN NOT be in a wall to run this script Wes
  10. The dado (in the States, wainscot) can be built as a component of a wall (2011 & 2012) and as a separate thin wall at a height of 114 cm or whatever in 2010 or Extrude Along Path, the skirting rail (Chair rail), crown and base moldings will need to be created with Extrude Along Path.
  11. Top/Plan View? Swing and leaf by default are in the SILLS class, Wall lines by default are in the CEILING-MAIN class. Try a new file with "Enable Auto-Classing" turned on following the above scheme. File >> Document Settings >> Standard Naming >> Check "Enable Auto-Classing" report back...
  12. I would create a Wall Style for those walls. In the Wall Component Attributes dialog, (enter the Edit mode for that wall style and click on that particular component) place a value in the "Offset from Wall Bottom" field. Positive numbers will shorten the particular component, negative values will lengthen it. Keep in mind, ALL walls with this style will have that offset! Sorry about the American Wall Style and dimensioning.
  13. The textures all began as stock Vectorworks and with a little more bump here, a little more reflectivity there yields some interesting stuff, but yeah, they're all stock Veectorworks, the HDRI background was purchased because I like the cloud forms
  14. Vincent C - Nope, very few, the "Heliport" has a couple of stairs made with the stair tool and the railing around each helipad was made from the WindowWall Tool, everything else was modeled. The Sculpture Garden is ALL modeled elements....some of the elements, like the helicopter, were based in SketchUp imported into Vectorworks and cleaned up...
  15. You might try 3D Warehouse - you can import the SU model and then clean it up as required
  16. You can also "take a section of a section" and thus, control the height of the "cutting plane. First create a VIEWPORT (not a Section Viewport) and place it on a Sheet Layer. Select FRONT view. Now cut a SECTION VIEWPORT looking DOWN at any height and Voila!
  17. Hi taoist, If you're interested in interiorCAD, get in touch with Tom Pearce. Tom is an old friend to VW as well as a talented woodworker. Here's Tom's email - Tom@Coronal.net Wes
  18. Hi, The plug-in door and window objects have flat square-edged trim with both thickness and width parameters. Other profiles can be created using Extrude Along Path. This holds true for any casing as well as crown and base.
  19. Can you attach a small file with one of the offending doors included? Also, it is most helpful if you include your computer specs and VW version in you signature.
  20. Dimensions are typically "auto-classed" into the "Dimension" class - make sure this is ON in the Class Over rides of the VIEWPORT.
  21. Have you inadvertently turned OFF "Show Lineweights" so that you are in essence fooling yourself with what you see on the screen vs. what prints? Maybe update the printer driver? Have you changed/upgraded any other hardware?

 

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