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Wes Gardner

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  1. In the cell where you want the total, just type in the database cell reference number preceded by an equals sign - like =H3 or an easier way is to click on the cell where you want the total, type an equals sign then click on the database cell...both do the same thing
  2. Has this been submitted to Bug Submit? If not, it would be good to include your examples... Thanks
  3. The "Bat" dormer settings seem to have some issues...the piece of wall above the springline of the curved-top window doesn't seem to model correctly. The dormer returns don't seem to model at all... I've submitted a bug.
  4. I'll submit a bug for this issue. Thanks for calling it to our attention. Wes
  5. Up at the top left find "New Reply" - type your text answer in the text box - look near the bottom left and find "File Manager", you'll get to a dialog box where you can browse to the drawing you want to attach and then click on Add File, when you're finished click on Done Adding Files.
  6. Hey look, I have one of those too...wonder what it means?
  7. Maybe post up a small test file so we can see your settings...
  8. I use the third mode "Reference Point Mode" to check the position of windows...seems to work really well for me...
  9. My current "test file" is 13 megs and won't be appropriate for uploading here - I can certainly e-mail you the file using YouSENDit...my e-mail address is wgardner@vectorworks.net This is very much a WORK IN PROGRESS with a fair amount of non-standard Class names, etc. Attached is a pic of the framing to date...
  10. To upload, you have to use the "New Reply" option, not the Quick Reply at the bottom... Once you click on New reply, go to File Manager (mine shows up in blue near the bottom) - you'll see a Browse and Add File function, etc.
  11. Here?s my current thinking for American platform framing ? In an attempt to hold true to the ?BIM/model it as if it were real? scenario, I?m trying something a bit different than my prior models. I will use the methodology of setting the sub-floor of the first floor at Z = 0?-0? - the rationale being I don?t know what finishes (and their thicknesses) will be selected at the beginning of a project. The same will be true for any subsequent floors, i.e. Z = elevation of subfloor. All other elevational information will be worked ?up? and ?down? from there. I will model the subfloor on the First Floor Floor System layer but the finished floor material will be modeled on the First Floor layer (see Layer Settings below) This system requires that the ?Z? of floor layers be set at the underside of the floor framing system plus the thickness of subfloor and COULD require adjustment of the ?Z? height of the layer if the framing system changes from what was first chosen ? like going from 2x10?s to 2x12?s... The walls on the first floor will have the following height? Z = 0?-0? and delta Z = top of top plate. ( See Layer Settings below) and will be modeled to stop there. The walls will be set up such that face-of-stud = face-of-foundation wall below (a typical detail I use?) The second floor floor system will be modeled such that it contains the second floor floor slab and any joists and beams required (also true for the first floor floor system) ? in plan view, the slab will be modeled to stop just behind the sheathing ?in plane? with the STUDS below. This will provide the correct ?offset? for the Floor Framer. Additionally, I will create a wall style called ?Band Filler? that is as thick as the sheathing and exterior cladding combined. This will provide me with the ability to model things correctly and hopefully get wall area take-offs that are fairly accurate. Ceilings will be modeled on the floor layer they are associated with ? i.e. the first floor ceiling will be on the First Floor layer ? along with any framing to deal with tray, vaulted, barrel, etc. ceiling forms. The second floor walls will stack on top of the second floor floor system (just like the real thing?) and will stop at their top plate. The Attic?in keeping with this methodology, I should have an Attic Layer containing the framing and any flooring required. Last time I modeled cathedral ceiling or double-height spaces I had a moment of concern as I couldn?t get windows that are ?high? or that are up in the triangular portion of a gable-end wall to show correctly in plan. My solution was to model that ?triangle? on the Attic layer (along with its window(s)? The Roof will be modeled on a Roof Layer Layers for a two-storey house - Footings Foundation First Floor Floor System First Floor Second Floor Floor System Second Floor Attic Roof Taking a look at what?s below - Footings Layer ?Z? is set to accommodate the majority of the footings ? stepped footings and smaller pier footings can just be moved up as required ? (I use a Wall Style to model footings so I can easily run reports for take-offs) Foundation Layer ? ?Z? is set to top-of-footing and delta ?Z? is set to top of block (or top of poured-in-place concrete), this retains the ability to set the wall height so it is linked to delta Z. I also place the Sill Plate here (and need to allow for the thickness of it...) BTW - I have NOT tried this methodology across an entire set of drawings, so as yet, I have no idea where it will break down... Any comments are always welcome Wes
  12. Another method is to consider using the SPACE tool....
  13. I think in that project, I just cut holes in the roof by editing the roof object(s) and then made some skylights from extrudes/solid subtraction/additions, etc. and placed them on the roof...
  14. Here's a vid from the Tech Tip Library regarding the Issue Manager... http://kbase.nemetschek.net/index.php?ToDo=view&questId=168&catId=29
  15. Do you mean does the skylight actually cut the roof? See attached...
  16. I just tried it in '09 and got my arrowhead back after the round trip...
  17. Another method is to run two reports - one for the first floor and sort alphabetically by space name and a second for the second floor limiting the search criteria by manipulating the database header row's criteria.
  18. Yes you can. Attached is a simple Report that sorts by floor using the Space number... In the second report, the first floor is sorted numerically by Room Number and the second floor is sorted alphabetically by Room Name Hope this helps
  19. My first upgrade on my Mac was a 400K external floppy drive... My second upgrade was a 30 Meg hard drive for $300 US I was smokin' back then...
  20. try this...if you use "Use Part Line Styles", in the Attributes Palette, for the PEN STYLE, do NOT check Class Style or this will override the "Use Part Line Styles" scenario... Hope this helps Also, please include your machine/OS specs in your sig as it can help when answering questions Wes
  21. I've found if I create a new sheet and place a new border and title block then if I go to any other sheet and click in its title block and then go back to that newly created sheet, the Project info is now there - I then just need to enter sheet-specific data.... OR If I go to the Issue Manager and scroll around a bit then go back to that newly created sheet - same thing, Project data is there and then I just enter the sheet-specific stuff....
  22. When you create the hatch in the Hatch Editor, use WORLD units not Page
  23. Then there's the infamous "donut crop" - haven't quite found a use for it but hey...
  24. I usually start with a texture, duplicate it then edit it for color... Go to the Resource Browser, duplicate a texture, rename it then edit it - right click and select edit, under Shaders choose Plain Color, then pick your color and voila...you can then duplicate, rename and "recolor" to make more... Use cool names so your kids will enjoy themselves - play with some of the reflectivity options and other effects while you're there


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