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Wes Gardner

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  1. Hi Guys, Didn't see this post until just now, yup, I concur with Peter - I build my dormers from walls and roofs, mainly for the graphical flexibility, etc. But yeah, Carl if you want to post-up a test file here or e-mail me directly, we can get to the bottom of this - mine seems to work OK wgardner@vectorworks.net Wes
  2. Hi Carl, Frustrating....here are a couple of screen shots from my Mac based 2009. The first shot is just as you said, you CANNOT directly enter data into the slope field, BUT if you TAB down from a field above, you can (see Second pic) Let us know what you find out. You can always email me a test file and I'll take a look and/or pass it along to the tech team. My e-mail - wgardner@vectorworks.net Wes
  3. Try this - start with one of the fields above the Slope field and TAB down to the slope field - you should then be able to change the value in that field.
  4. Hi Peter, I'm not quite certain what version of VW you're running, but currently... To have the dormer window appear in the window schedule, you need to edit the search criteria in the Database header row of the worksheet to include "Symbols". See attached
  5. Also make sure you're in TOP/PLAN view (for 2D), not TOP view(for 3D) See examples
  6. Hey Charlie, Here's what I get after running a couple of simple circuits. My home run tags seem to hang fairly close to the arrowhead(s) and can be edited/relocated by double clicking.
  7. If you use the "Architectural and Structural" option, you'll have a space to insert a Column ID which can then show on a worksheet. See attached...
  8. Hi Keith, Here's what I did - first I Purged then I deleted the record format "TitleBlock Record-Arch" and left the ESES TitleRecord... That seems to solve the issue... Here's your file back. Sometimes I've found that when you add a new sheet, once added, you have to go to another sheet that's already been created, click on the title block, get the dialog box and then just exit out of it - this seems to make the info "take" in the title block of the new sheet In this file, when you add a new sheet using the drawing boarder, the tb will be there - you'll need to use the above method to get the data... Wes
  9. Try this - Choose one of the parameters ABOVE the Roof Pitch in the dormer editing dialog box, then TAB down to Pitch whereupon you'll be able to change it...I believe this has been rectified in later versions, but that's the workaround... Wes
  10. You do know that if you use Extrude Along Path, the crown will "self mitre" at the corners, right? See image
  11. Yup, Just single click the object then go up to the Text pull-down and pick a size
  12. Hi Yoginathaswami, If you e-mail me at wgardner@vectorworks.net, I'll try to get you going. Something that's a bit unclear is to do any circuiting you have to set a panel FIRST - to do that go to the VW 2009 libraries and find the "Object-Building Services" folder and in that find "Electrical Panels-Imp.vwx". In the Resource Browser choose "Breaker Panel" from the symbols folder and then select the appropriate size and type of panel board. Insert this in your drawing. NOW you'll be able to use the Circuiting Tool and schedules. See simple layout with panel schedules... Let me know how else we can help. Thank you Wes
  13. Hi Carl, To post images, you must use the "New Reply" (not Quick Reply) - once you select New Reply, at the bottom to the left, you'll see "File Manager" (mine shows up in blue), click there and you'll be able to browse and add files, images, etc. Wes
  14. Good eye there Tobias! It's funny, in Hidden Line, I don't get the unwanted lines - I'll look into what's up with the Artistic option...
  15. I like your style! Very clean and nice...
  16. Hey gdog, Not that I'm aware of - I assume you have Renderworks and the "usual" 2 to 4 gigs of RAM. I have occasionally gotten an error message that the animation couldn't be run but it was probably some input error from me. If you'd like to post up a small sample file, we'll take a look at it If you could, include your system and VW version data in your sig.
  17. I assume the check box "Show Wall Components" under the Display tab in the Advanced Section Properties of the OIP for that section has been checked...
  18. Another nice effect is to use the Artistic Renderworks option of Lines and Shadows setting the shadow to a nice gray - the result is a Hidden Line rendering with gray shadows...here are a couple of screen shot from animations using that effect
  19. Brent, For your base molding, have you considered a simple Extrude Along Path? I typically just draw my pathes with the polygon tool, then find (or create) a section of molding that's appropriate and run the EAP command. Wes
  20. Hi, Try this - to create a dormer, first make a symbol from a window, then drag the window symbol from the Resource Browser onto the roof - you should get the Edit Roof Element dialog box allowing you to create/shape the dormer. Skylights are handled in the same manner. Here's another link to dormer info... http://kbase.vectorworks.net/questions/501/Create+a+Dormer+with+Multiple+Windows
  21. I'll pass this on to our tech/bug submit team to see why/what the issue is. Thank you for the "heads up" Wes
  22. Here's an example of a cornice (or actually crown molding) that was made using Peter's technique. The rendering could have been a little higher quality but hey, it gets the point across. Works really well
  23. Hi j.christ, Just an update - I got one of our tech folks to try it on their Vista machine and they got "good" results. Can you post up a "test" file so we can see what's up? Wes
  24. Hi j.christ, I thought this was something specifically fixed in SP3 - on my Mac it seems to work just fine - I'll have someone on a PC run it and see what's up. I assume you are using the AEC > Create Roof scenario? Wes
  25. I agree with Chad, yes you can modify the roof as I've suggested but yes, you'll end up with a solid subtraction/addition rather than a roof face. The idea of adding a fascia/rake/soffit made from an extrude-along-path seems to be a nice idea. I've also gone over to the "double roof" concept for several reasons as well.

 

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