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Wes Gardner

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  1. I place my title blocks on the Sheet Layers - (1:1) scale where the "final" drawing will be - this allows manipulation via Class overrides to adjust final line weight, color, etc.
  2. A sort function can be performed by clicking on the Database Headers row - up near the top left drag one of the ascending or descending icons onto the column you want to have sorted - for the "stock" Door Schedule, it's column "B" Cutting and pasting functions are accomplished by right clicking in the column heads (or elsewhere)
  3. Hi Michael, Just a brief add...I'm not sure what is info is typical to show in UK, but there is a bit of a bug in the Door Schedule - in the column where the data for the SILL DETAIL will flow, in the Database Header row, you need to change the "code" slightly to read 'ThreshDetail' NOT 'ThresholdDetail' - then the info you enter in the Door Settings pane will flow correctly. Otherwise, the Door and Window Schedules are truly labor savers as they are coordinated and updated as you change things in the model - they are also two-way so you can change, say, the width of a window and it will change in plan good luck, let us know how it goes
  4. V-G, Try these settings in the Attributes Panel - you were headed in the right direction utilizing "Use Part Line Styles" 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)
  5. This seems to work for me... 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) In addition, when I class the Window ID tag in the Window-Spec class, I can then set that class to a different color as a visual clue that I've "gotten them all". However, this doesn't seem to be true for the Door ID/ Door-Spec class - I can't get a color shift???
  6. Are you suggesting inserting the door width in the "Label" spot in the door Settings pane? Yes, you could do that...
  7. Or lettering/numbering your sheets as you would for "production" i.e. A1.1, A1.2, A1.3, A2.1, A2.2, etc...
  8. I agree, class everything then you'll have the ability to override in elevation, section, etc. allowing your drawings to really "pop".
  9. For some reason "Show other objects while in groups" works fine - except on floors, where the other objects seem to disappear...hmmmm
  10. For masonry walls - the ability to corbel in/out a course of block/brick every "x" courses vertically resulting in band course(s) around the building
  11. It would be nice to have the ability to show objects (like beams, etc.) dashed (overhead) - just one dash style works for me
  12. When "Edit Group" is entered, it would be nice to be able to see surrounding geometries
  13. It would be nice to NOT have the small line segment in the middle of the plan when "Use Gapped Line" is utilized
  14. It would be nice if these only showed in ELEVATION/Hidden Line only as I don't really need them to show in my (3D) model
  15. It would be quite useful to allow these to appear in elevation
  16. On a Mac - Apple/Shift 4 creates a marquee controlled picture on your desktop, Apple/Shift/Control 4 copies a marquee controlled picture to your clipboard
  17. Here's what I get... If I set my default to 12 point in a design layer of 1/4" = 1'-0" and I copy and paste that dim to a design layer of 1/8" = 1'-0", the size of the font is now 6 point. I typically draw with Snap to Object, Snap to Intersection and Smart Points turned on - I can snap to objects of the same scale on different layers but not if the layer scale is different... Oh and what Keith said...
  18. I think there's one that ships wit VW - Shingle wood irregular (or sim.)
  19. Dimensions can be customized by going to File >> Document Settings >> Document Preferences >> select Dimensions (the middle button) in the lower left select Custom >> select New >> name your intended custom dimension set and click OK. Now select Edit and you should be presented with a panel allowing you to customize your dimensions. Dimensions take on the font style and size set under the Text >> Font and Text >> Size menus and can be easily altered there. Is your Constraints Panel set up to allow snapping?
  20. You can also turn off the red squares by going to View >> Show >> Show or Hide Constraints

 

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