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Wes Gardner

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  1. Hey David,

    Is the layer "stacking order" set up such that your imported image is on the "bottom" otherwise it MIGHT mask what you're trying to draw. Also is your Layer Vis sets on something other than "Active Only"?

    Unfortunately I skipped from v10 to 2008 so I have no direct experience wit h12.5.

    Good luck


  2. Hey Bill,

    As I'm sure you know, VW ships with a fair number already made. I tend to make them on the fly and end up classing all the various components so I can, let's say, dimension to face of stud or face of sheathing just by manipulating the class visibilities.


  3. In the Door (or Window) Settings palette, under the VIEW tab try "Use Part Line Styles" to adjust your line weights for individual parts.

    The Attributes Palette for doors and windows should be set up thus:

    ? Fill Style-by Class,

    ? Fill Color-by Class,

    ? Pen Style-SOLID (NOT by Class),

    ? Pen Color-by Class

    ? Thickness (Line Weight)-NOT by Class

    ? These settings will allow the line weight set up in ?Use Part Line Styles? dialog to show correctly in sheet layers ? don?t forget to bump up ?Wall Lines? line weight for RCP (Controlled by Ceiling-Main Class)

  4. If you use the Hardscape Tool, try a simple test in a new document by just drawing a simple shape then just go to Tools >> Report >> Create Reports and create a report... one of the many fields is "Main Area" which will give you what you need....

    It might also be helpful if you'd post up what system you use, etc. in your sig.

  5. Actually "Nudge" is pretty cool

    You can nudge by pixel using Shift + Arrow keys


    You can nudge by a user defined distance using Apple + Arrow keys - set the distance by going to VectorWorks Preference and at the bottom find Move Objects: Choose "By Custom Distance" and enter what you want...

  6. The way I do it is go ahead and create Gross Poly from walls then use the Offset command to reduce the size of the poly...in my case on this last project, I had 7/8" thick siding + 1/2" sheathing - added together equaled 1 3/8" so I just reduced the size of the Gross Poly using the Offset scenario by 1 3/8" resulting in a poly I could then turn into a Floor Object and model my project correctly....

  7. Additionally,

    You'll need to know the overall thickness of the wall, divide by two then subtract the thickness of the siding + sheathing and that's the number you enter into the Control Offset data field. Find this at Wall Prefs. >> Insertion Options >> Control Offset.

    If you just enter a number in Control Offset, you are offsetting from the center of the wall NOT the face...

    Hope this helps

  8. Hi Gilly,

    You may want to consider adding the version of VW you're using and platform in your signature line...

    I can't seem to reproduce the problem, mine snaps as expected, make sure your layer settings are as Jodyb17 has suggested.

    Let us know how it goes.


  9. I think there are two methods for pasting - one allows you to paste anywhere you want (like at the center of the last mouse-click position) and the other is called Past In Place and will paste your data from one drawing into the exact location in the new file. This allows you to take objects from your old plan for instance, and place them exactly where they would be in the new plan...


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