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Wes Gardner

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  1. @Tom W., as far as insertion, I've gotten so used to dragging from the RM, but you're right, you can use the Insertion Tool. Neither way is exactly elegant and then trying to move either a light or a dormer is a treat. Wes
  2. The trick is to drag it directly from the RM and onto the roof... Wes
  3. @MaltbyDesign, the good news with a Level Bound scenario is that you CAN use Layer Bound wall styles in the same file - you just need to set a Layer Wall Height in the appropriate layer. Model on! Wes
  4. @MaltbyDesign...after spending untold numbers of hours working with both Layer Bound and Level Bound scenarios, I would use the Layer Bound system. I would consider a Level Bound system IF I were anticipating a lot of floor-to-floor changes in a multi-floor building design + if I were anticipating sending out an IFC file. Otherwise, I'm not sure there is a ROI. Wes
  5. Do you want quantity of 2xs or BF of lumber? We know that one BF = foot x foot x inch but that isn't typically how 2xs are sold.
  6. This seems to happen when walls on the two stories have slightly different "end conditions." In other words, one wall runs a bit longer than the other is a condition that I've found messes things up...
  7. @Kristin Proeger, you are correct. This is an issue that needs to be resolved. Wes
  8. @alex.fitch, you can also use the "Favorites" concept to organize details. The Resource Manager is an EXTREMELY powerful tool in Vectorworks. I suggest that everyone in your firm learn its abilities inside and out. Wes Favorites Files.mp4
  9. @phanlien.arc@gmail.com, check out this short video. Once you have created a 3D shape (in this video a cube). To trigger the Automatic Working Plane, FIRST choose a 2D tool - a line or a rectangle or a polygon. THEN mouse over a face and it should glow blue. Then you can draw on it. Wes Automatic Working Plane.mp4
  10. @studiovarey, it looks like to me that the bricks really ARE in front of the wall which will give you the illusion in elevation view that they are correctly placed. HOWEVER, maybe take a look in Top/Plan view and see where they are located? Wes
  11. @Boh - I just tried a couple of Structural Members as columns and a Framing Member as a beam. I mirrored one of the columns and it seemed to stay oriented correctly...I'll keep trying to see what's up... In Solibri In Vectorworks
  12. @Boh...I believe Solibri still offers a free download for both Mac and PC. Solibri Model Viewer as opposed to the "industrial strength" Solibri Model Checker. If I recall correctly there were some issues with mirroring objects (or it might have been if you rotate objects) hmmmm.... Wes
  13. @elepp, you are absolutely correct! In fact, when I type "Stone" in mtextur's search I get hundreds...pretty cool! Wes
  14. @SLD, aside from what ships with the program, I believe being a Vectorworks Service Select member gets you some additional content, you can buy textures from a number of 3rd party developers, you can modify what ships with the program and of course, you can create your own from any image either from the web or your camera.
  15. @taoist, as mentioned above, materials won't help with the stacked components scenario. Also, some objects like doors and windows are not "material-aware" yet. Wes
  16. @Mark Aceto, Vectorworks does have an "Overhead" door that simulates a segmented or solid garage-style door (it draws the dashed "overhead" lines for you)...no coiling door however... Wes
  17. @domer1322, short answer - no. Longer answer - nope. You're doing the right thing by building one wall on top of another. Inserting doors/windows becomes a challenge. Wes
  18. @LeeElston, that is certainly one method...you could also create an "All Stories" layer. Don't place it in any story and set the elevation at 0'-0" and then model the steel full height. This layer can then be left "on" for any plan view. Wes
  19. @Mark Aceto, I've not actually done it with SM or FM, last time I modeled trusses was to "proof out" what the truss company had sent me as far as fitment (I assumed their calcs were correct) and I just simply modeled the trusses using extrudes. In your case, where you might model one and then modify it for other projects, you might get some "milage" out of doing as you've suggested. Maybe try one and see how much time you have in it??? Wes
  20. @KrisM, in the Advanced Properties button in the OIP, you might get some mileage out of "limiting" the depth of the section cut to an inch or so... Wes
  21. @Mark Aceto, short answer - nope! I think it's either Structural Member as you've suggested or a simple extrude. Wes
  22. @SLD, I believe it depends on what "flavor" of Vectorworks you purchased (Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer). This is what Designer's looks like. You CAN and SHOULD create your own Wes
  23. @shakira, if you just want 2D "linework" people, I've got some... Wes 2D Outline people v2018.vwx People Colored Silohettes v2018.vwx
  24. Hi All, Yes, sketch out ALL the "knowns" in section FIRST. This will help you when creating your Levels as well as where to create story "breaks"...I created a few a couple of years back - they are in the Model Set-Up thread. They are called "Model Set up Worksheets"...there are a couple that are specific to residential and a couple of types of commercial construction. And if you're using stories, ALWAYS make sure your Level names match the names of your bounding conditions in your wall styles! Wes
  25. 600 DPI...yes, it'll take a while... Wes
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