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Wes Gardner

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  1. Go to Tools >> Organization >> Design Layers and find "Background" to see what's what, then edit the layer as required...
  2. The closest thing I could find to the stock number is perhaps the SKU - see attached...
  3. The bug report has been submitted...you are perfectly correct, it DID used to work! Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Wes
  4. This may be a bug, we're checking into it right now and will submit a bug report if required...
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    Hey beanus, Try going to the Edit Marker List, select the marker style in question and change the Fill to None - my default is set to White which will produce the results you're getting
  6. Hi Balus, I believe you've discovered a bug...I'll submit it for you. Wes
  7. Is this what you mean? This one seems to work for me...
  8. 2009 ships with a myriad of molding profiles that can be extruded along path then a symbol created from your extrude to be applied as casing. And yes, a dwg import can be handled in a similar manner.
  9. OOps! Sorry...I left out the whole draw the polygon first...then Modify... Like Peter says...
  10. Maybe try Modify > Convert > Objects from Polyline and Choose Handrail (or Guardrail)
  11. Another method for modifying the path - Click on path, the path will be a NURBS curve, convert it to a polygon by going to Modify > Convert to Polygon, choose Hidden Line Rendering, this will change it to a group, ungroup it then Compose it. You now have a polygon that you can modify with the 2D Reshape tool. Once you're done modifying, convert it back to a NURBS curve and Voila....
  12. Here's an example using Jeff O's methodology and a quick report on the quantity of concrete in cubic yards. I can get it to report quantity of rebar as well but that's just a length function... Hope this helps
  13. Do you have any viewports created that the schedule will "see"? Maybe post up the file and let us take a look at what's up?
  14. I have several versions of the Farmhouse - the "main" or "root" file has all the data and many sheet layers all set up. Another set has been optimized for video production/demonstration purposes with several "Saved Views" which are used to control the various "chapters". If you e-mail me at wgardner@vectorworks.net, I can send you whatever file you think will be most helpful - or both. Wes
  15. Hey taoist... Sorry, I answered your other post regarding crown moldings - for that particular exercise I just drew something using the polygon tool, but yes, as John says, '09 ships with a bunch of profiles...
  16. taoist, VW '09 ships with many molding profiles that you can drag out of the Resource Browser and extrude away!
  17. You need to add a column in the worksheet and tell VW what data to put in there - see examples - in these examples =('Window'.'Location') goes in the database row. Hope this helps
  18. Here's a sample Title Block - nice fonts, huh...
  19. Here's some stuff regarding creating title blocks I've written to kind of jog my memory as I sometimes forget how to do it... Title Block Custom Title Blocks can be drawn and then the text linked to a record. First create a record the usual way RB >> RECORD FORMAT >> CREAT NEW RECORD >> NEW >> Name it To have data appear on every sheet (like the project name and firm name) the ?code? is P_FieldName to have data appear on a discrete sheet the code is S_FieldName. To allow carriage returns in a name, place a # after it in the record set-up. To attach text to the record first make a symbol of the proposed title block, then go to Edit Symbol and within this go to TOOLS >> RECORDS >> LINK TEXT TO RECORD?this must be done for each individual instance. Once created, you?ll get a nice data entry box when you click on ?Edit Title Block? once a border has been placed on a sheet. If you DO NOT want all your fonts to be the same in the title block, just be sure that particular block of text DOES NOT have the PEN STYLE selected to use the Class style ? this will allow you to use different fonts within the custom title block. Issue Manager In the SHEETS DATA button, you can click thru sheets and quickly update Title Block info. To change a global parameter, go to the Issue Manager and change something (a ?dummy? change that you?ll change back), let it work thru the set, ? the set will have updated?
  20. So in the event that you have a "stacked" stair, I was taught to show a "DN" arrow on the down run and an "UP" arrow on the up - how is this done in Europe?
  21. Try going to the Window Settings dialog box, then under the View tab, check "Use Part Line Styles" - you'll now have the opportunity to select line weights for the various parts of the window.
  22. Hi Gideon, Yes, sorry, I did it in 2009. Upgrade time! :-) BTW - cool avatar Wes
  23. If the roof was created by "Create Roof" dialog (not a roof face), it can be reshaped by using the 3D reshape tool by picking one of the blue nodes and pulling it out. If it's a Roof Face - double clicking takes you into Roof editing mode where you are basically editing a polygon by selecting one of the blue nodes
  24. I started with a 2D polygon shaped like a "U" in 2D top/plan view. I then converted the poly to a NURBS curve which provides you with the ability to go to a 3D front view. I then modified the NURBS curve (in Front view) by selecting a node and pulling it up. This shape becomes the PATH. I then created a molding profile (or you can use a "real" one from a supplier). Finally, I ran the "Extrude Along Path" command.
  25. Here's a quick extrude along path based on a NURBS curve


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