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Wes Gardner

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  1. Hi, I can't duplicate that at all - mine works perfectly... I've attached two images, the camera is set on the First Floor layer with a "height of eye" of 5'-0" and a "Look To" height of 30'-0". I get the same view (other than the background) on both the Design Layer and Sheet Layer. Can you post-up a simple file where you're having these issues, and perhaps state what version of VW and system specs? Is it possible that your camera is on another layer with its "Z" height set "way up (or down)" so you are looking over the top of the objects?
  2. My walls seem to stay joined (or not) depended on whether I have "Enable Connected Walls Mode" on or off. Here's a test file, can you make these walls fail, if so how?
  3. Hi, You can change the size of the Line End Marker (arrowheads) by going to the Attributes Palette (see Picture 5) and selecting the small "down" arrow beside one of the Line End Marker Toggles. At the bottom you'll see "Edit Marker List" (see Picture 7) - clicking there will bring up another dialog box where you'll be able to edit the End Marker (Arrowhead) size and shape.
  4. Make sure your Layer control is set to at least "Gray Others" - if it is set to "Active Only" you may not see the referenced file (although it will actually be in your target document) Your methodology is sound - you should be able to use your architectural plan file as the "target" file and your site model file as your "source" file. You'll then want to open your target file and create a reference using the "Create Viewport" scenario, creating a layer for the source info to "land in" - select External Document, navigate to the source file using the "Choose" button and hit OK. The source should appear in the target file.
  5. The tool seems to be stable in 010. Petri, I'll try to find out what the intent of the "Size to Wall Length" command is. By the way, is it convention to draw insulation IN PLAN? Typically, here in the home of the brave and land of the free, we draw insulation in sectional views. Wes
  6. Hey Jeremy, First add a node by selecting the 3D reshape Tool and then selecting the "plus" sign, then pick the top right node and drag a new one over to the left representing what will be the top of the slope, then select the reshape mode of the tool and drag the top right node down to create the slope... Step 1 is what you'll start with Step 2 I've created the "top of slope" node Step 3 Complete
  7. Go to a view so you can see the wall in "front" elevation, then use the 3D Reshape Tool to add a blue node representing the top of the sloped run, then drag the top (in this case right) blue node down giving you the slope of the wall. Harder to explain than actually doing - it's similar in functionality to the 2D Reshape Tool where you add and subtract nodes... You could also create a "roof" element and use the "Fit Walls To Roof" command See attached drawing
  8. Hi Christiaan, Just saw your post, and at first couldn't maker this occur, but while trying to solve a different problem, I got the same results. I'll report it as a bug. Thank you for pointing this out. Wes
  9. The batteries on my wireless died once too often in the middle of "crunch time" - 'nuff said... I use the standard Microsoft wired mouse - it seems to fit my hand well, has a good wheel (for zooming) and hold-down feature (for panning) and two buttons for left/right click
  10. The simplest way is to class everything, then include or exclude that class in the "Edit Criteria" scenario in the worksheet
  11. 2010 ships with a wide array of crown, casing, base, etc. profiles - in '08, you'll need to create your own (trace an image or perhaps download a .dwg) Then follow Peter's steps - you'll often need to edit the profile and move the shape so it aligns with the "crosshairs" giving you the correct placement of your extrude. Experiment with it - it's a cool command!
  12. If you are trying to delete a row that's associated with a database, then yes, that's expected behavior - those rows can be identified by this format 2.1 or 5.14 or sim. If the row has a "whole number" as the row ID, you should be able to just right click on the row and say"Delete"
  13. You're correct - the Signs folder goes in the plugins folder, you should also have something called "Sign Location Planning.QTR", this goes in your Workspaces folder and will give you the functionality you're looking for.
  14. It could be a simple as renaming the .zip file to a .txt file BEFORE you upload to your ftp site - you'll then need to let whoever receives it know to rename it .zip, THEN open - this has worked in the past in a lot of situations. OR maybe try renaming the .zip file to one of the "allowable" upload formats
  15. If you need the length of, let's say crown molding or base, here's a little worksheet that does that based on Extrude Along Path and the 'Length' function
  16. Hey Razzman, Can you post up one of the smaller files to see if some of the folks here can have a go at it?
  17. Does the ID Label Tool (located in the Dims/Notes toolset) work for you? I believe if you tag the object as a window, you'll be able to enter Manufacturer's data, etc. just as if i were a PIO and have it appear on your Window Schedule
  18. The Framing Member Tool, Column Tool and Extrude Along Path can all produce "Length" that may help you develop a materials Cut-List
  19. Dang, The TB above will now allow multi-line but won't update...bug submit time! Wes
  20. Hi Lucy, Can you post the actual .vwx file. I can not make that happen on the "mac side" so perhaps it is some sort of video card issue. With the actual file, some of our pc folks will have a look.
  21. I have used ADDITIONAL Dimension Classes such as Framing Dimensions Dimension for Plumbing Rough-In, Dimension for Electrical Rough-In, etc.. I?ve also done phasing dimensions. Depending on the complexity of a project, this method can be beneficial to clearly show a specific trade which dimensions pertain to him/her. Once again, for me it?s all about making it as clear as possible for the contractor to build it (hopefully the FIRST time)
  22. Hi Christiaan, For the life of me, I can't duplicate that behavior. Can you post an example file? You can see in my example where the Sheet Layer Title is in brackets in the Layers pull-down, but it doesn't transfer to the Sheet Layer or the pdf of the Sheet Layer I've also included my/our Title Block file if you'd like to use it as a test.


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