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Wes Gardner

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  1. 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)
  2. You can also take a square tube section from the Detailing Tools and extrude it
  3. PIO - Plug In Object OIP - Object Info Palette
  4. As MCH says, symbols help to reduce file size, maybe there's a good place to "break" and use workgroup referencing? Wes
  5. Same layer? Can you attach the file so we can try?
  6. 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.
  7. Hey CW, You may want to submit a bug on the double hung window issue... Wes
  8. Hey sketcher, In the Attributes Palette - go to where you can pick your arrowheads and at the bottom should be "Edit Marker List" - in there is a button for "Half Tick" Hope this helps Wes
  9. Hi Allison, Could it be you've turned OFF AutoClassing and the class the window is ending up in has black fill? Maybe post up a sample file and we'll "work" on it... Wes
  10. Hey C W, You may want to contact Tech - they might want you to attach/send them the file to "proof" it for a bug or not... Wes
  11. Actually "Nudge" is pretty cool You can nudge by pixel using Shift + Arrow keys OR 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...
  12. 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....
  13. 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
  14. Here's something from the NNA KnowledgeBase... http://kbase.nemetschek.net/index.php?ToDo=view&questId=163&catId=29
  15. I quick method - in your Section Viewport, find Projection and click Perspective...regulate the amount of "depth" by clicking on Perspective Type... Hope this helps
  16. You may want to explore Workgroup Referencing as a means for allowing multiple users contributing to the same project
  17. I create a class called Section/Elevation Bugs where my markers(bugs) are placed...this seems to work consistently for me as long as I remember to turn that class on...
  18. I use "Extrude Along Path" for my rails...depending on the panel, you could use "Clip Surface" to pierce holes in a poly and then extrude to the desired thickness
  19. It has been requested but it never hurts to ask again...
  20. 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. Wes
  21. I know this works - If you ungroup the roof object (this'll convert the individual roof elements to roof faces) you can then change it...
  22. Do you have a height assigned to that wall and/or have you "Linked wall height to Layer delta Z" in the OIP?
  23. 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...
  24. Maybe a toggle allowing the direction arrow to be flipped thus complying with either convention...
  25. Hey Heather, Sorry for not getting back to you quicker - have you tried running "the test" on a NEW file rather than something already started? If it persists, you may want to contact the folks in "tech" - they might have you send them the file or be able to talk you through it in real time


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