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Wes Gardner

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  1. The Framing Member Tool, Column Tool and Extrude Along Path can all produce "Length" that may help you develop a materials Cut-List
  2. Dang, The TB above will now allow multi-line but won't update...bug submit time! Wes
  3. 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.
  4. 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)
  5. 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.
  6. Hi Sarah, In addition, you'll get a dialog box similar to the illustration below when you modify a Class, just say "Yes" and things should work out.
  7. Hi Sarah, I left out a bit of info?so sorry. The way I?m controlling this is by either using the Nav Palette or the Organization Palette under the Tools Menu. Let?s say I use the Org Palette ? I select the Viewports Tab, then select the Viewport I want to modify, in the case of the file I sent to you, it?s called ?Mine VP? ? right click on the Viewport Name and go to ?Edit? ? in the ?Properties? dialog box, choose ?Classes? ? you?ll see where I?ve modified your ?People? Class and ?160 furniture general? class by double clicking and changing the fill or line color. See if that works? Sorry for the confusion Wes
  8. Hi Sarah, It might be that some of your source information does NOT have the attributes set "By Class"(Color by Class,etc.) There also seemed to be some broken links in the file, so I "fixed" it. This may mess you up but I think I can get the target file to do what I want. See what you think.
  9. Try this... Oops, had the glass on the wrong side, it's OK now
  10. Here's the link to the Spotlight vid http://download2CF.nemetschek.net/www_movies/2010/Tip_Tricks_Spot2010.mov
  11. Hi Andrew, Yes I will...coming soon to a Community Board near you.
  12. Here's a quick pic of an example file where the rebar is modeled using Extrude Along Path, a section is cut showing the location of the bar and a worksheet is created indicating the length of the bar.
  13. Hey Matt, Your request seems like a very cool and inventive way to utilize some of the tools in Vectorworks. I've attached a file for you to review. The Circuiting Tool will do a "Home Run" which I think is what you're looking for. Keep in mind, it was designed primarily for residential needs so you may have to "trick" it into thinking you need a home run. One method, using the Circuiting Tool is to select one of the recessed lights - it will ask you for some circuiting info like what position in the panel (Circuit #). If you double click again on the same fixture, it will ask you if you want this to be a home run. There are a couple of other reports in there that might night be relevant...
  14. Here's a link to our 10 favorite tips and tricks in Vectorworks Architect 2010. http://download2CF.nemetschek.net/www_movies/2010/Tips&Tricks_Arch2010.mov And we thank you for your support... Wes
  15. Hi Terri, Take a look at the two screen shots - to enter the Database Header Row, there's a small black triangular "down" arrow in the top left corner just below the red "X" of the worksheet that you need to click on. This will then allow you to set your search/limiting criteria so your worksheet will display only what you need. You can find additional help on discovering the power of Worksheets under the Help pull-down
  16. Like this? Maybe I'm not fully understanding the question.
  17. Here's a pic and the VW file that made it - does this get you anything - these are all just "stock" VW textures that were edited right here in VW. I'm sure others who have true rendering ability will have many more suggestions
  18. Hi All, Regarding the Worksheets and other files developed for demo purposes, ultimately there will be a place on our website for downloads and viewing...however, in the short term, the file for calculating the amount of glass in a particular wall is attached. FYI, the file was created in '09. Hope this helps Wes
  19. Hi ChrisA, Quite possibly the best resource is right here on the Community Board. There are many very talented folks who have been using Vectorworks for a long time and who are willing to share their experiences (and files and scripts) with you. Several folks also offer Webinars and podcasts that address the inner workings and other black magic lurking within the Vectorworks worksheet? BTW, the video was first produced with a ?target market? of User Group folks here in the states. I apologize for the use of elements like straw bales, rammed earth, SIP and other systems that do not ?travel? well.
  20. Unified View quite possibly has the most impact on the architectural community where layers have significant elevational implications ? particularly in multi-storey buildings. This is where Unified View can really shine providing the user with the ability to work ?across? layers with Show/Snap/Modify Others turned on. Every element within the drawing becomes available and pre-selection can give you a visual clue as to whether you?re on the Active Layer or not. Very handy, very quick?
  21. Hi Jeremy, If it's just a matter of setting a beam in the model and have it appear as a dashed line above, look at the attached file using a Framing Member out of the Detailing Tool Set


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