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Wes Gardner

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  1. I believe the "Send to..." option requires Renderworks...
  2. Nope, there's not...at least not that I know of...use Peter's methods...they work.
  3. Is the "SUM" feature what you're looking for? To use, drop the sum icon onto the DATABASE HEADER row...
  4. Hi Pat, Assuming you're using 2011, check out this screen shot...if you run a report and ask for "Spaces", one of the fields is "Ceiling Height" - the formula for that particular field is as shown in the screen shot. Hope this helps Wes
  5. Don't forget, not only must the poly be "closed", it must also have a FILL otherwise it will appear sort of in wireframe...
  6. The simplest way to add the area (or other data), EDIT the Symbol and just duplicate the number surrounded by the pound signs, then renumber it a discreet number. In the SETTINGS of the OIP you?ll find your new number where you can assign it a value in the ?Format Field? pull-down. I?ve included a file for testing?
  7. I believe I would NOT use the "auto-dormer" feature as its flexibility is a bit limited...it wants things to be symmetrical among other things...build your dormer from walls, windows and roof faces, then you'll be able to show it as required on the various plan views.
  8. Make sure the two Advanced properties panels are set-up as indicated...
  9. You are correct, 2D and 3D are much more inter-related in 2011. For instance, notice that in 2011 there is only one Selection Tool.
  10. Here's your roof plan back, try the roof face that I clipped then end off. Apparently, if you zoom way in, on your outboard corners, there's a bit of a chamfered edge...the tool doesn't like that...
  11. Hey Christiaan, The first Canadian one doesn't do much for me - doesn't seem to be much (if any) of an improvement - great big thermal bridge! The second one IS interesting... It DOES appear to provide a positive thermal break...I'm guessing that angle is stainless steel or something that won't rust ??
  12. In the states you might see rigid insulation against the outer wythe of brick below grade....then "in theory" the temperature that the footing (and the wall bearing on that footing) "sees" (assuming it's far enough below grade) is about 10 C. BTW, nice detail Christiaan
  13. Here are three easy steps to create a curved roof... First draw on arc in FRONT VIEW. Switch to Left Isometric so you can see and then EXTRUDE the arc the depth you need Now SHELL the surface to whatever thickness you need
  14. Is this what you mean? "Use Part Line Styles"
  15. Using Peter's methodology, these are simple extrudes...
  16. If you use openGL, make sure that "Use Planar Attributes" in the openGL rendering settings is checked...the default is OFF
  17. Hi Bryan, It could be said that Screen Plane is a hold-over or legacy scenario...however is some modeling situations it may be easier to extrude simply 2D forms "into the page" by keeping them on the Screen Plane after adjusting the Working Plane accordingly. To me it's a "best of both worlds" concept as you can easily place objects on either at any time. Wes
  18. Cabinets are in "Furniture and Fixtures", both base and top...mini-fridge might very well come from 3D Warehouse
  19. Also make sure the COLOR for your glass in 2011 is BLACK not WHITE
  20. So sorry, Yes, in 2011, sash and jamb (both exterior and interior) can be classed with meaningful names of your choice and with that any line weight, color or texture. What's additionally cool and quite useful is the ability to create a new Class while in the (for example) Window Settings dialog box without having to first go to the Class Settings, create the class, then return to where you were... Hope this helps


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