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Wes Gardner

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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Like this? Maybe I'm not fully understanding the question.
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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
  11. Hi Jeremy, Following your lead as you've suggested - I still go with the "old Skool" approach of whatever is clearest to portray the information to the contractor. See example where I've indicated structural stuff in both the floor below and ceiling above. This sketch is the second floor of the building - the first floor carries the same information in its ceiling regarding the LVL's. The purpose - so the contractor can't possible miss the fact that beam needs to be there. This is just 2D info...
  12. Yes, I beleive everything we show can be done in Architect (with Renderworks). The reason I hesitate is that I'm running Designer but I think in this case, everything is done in the Architect workspace, no "post-processing required." We created the worksheet(s) by starting with a blank one and wrote the formulas to produce the results. We can (and will) make that/those worksheet available.
  13. Here's a idea on how to add annotations and where... If the info is unique to the detail - add it to that particular drawing in the viewport If it's going to be shown on more that one sheet, add it in the design layer in an appropriate Class so it can be toggled on or off.
  14. Maybe try turning off the "Sills" and "Ceiling-Main" class??
  15. Hi Uli, The Dimension Class really has no advantages over any other class. It is one that is automatically created along with the "None" class. Dimensions will automatically be placed there but you CAN move them to a class of your choosing. Hope this helps Wes
  16. Hi, I downloaded your file and could view your window but when I went to create one, I couldn't get mine to fail... What build are you on? Wes
  17. Hmmm, I downloaded the test file, blew the roof away, created a new one and it worked fine.... Maybe it's a student version/PC thing - I'll follow it up, in the mean time, use Ray's solution... Wes
  18. I tried to make mine fail and couldn't - see pic - can you supply a small test file? Wes
  19. Try this: Go to Tools > Options > VW Preferences and under the DISPLAY tab, you can choose "Display Light Objects" - Only in Wireframe OR perhaps Never.
  20. Hi Guys, Didn't see this post until just now, yup, I concur with Peter - I build my dormers from walls and roofs, mainly for the graphical flexibility, etc. But yeah, Carl if you want to post-up a test file here or e-mail me directly, we can get to the bottom of this - mine seems to work OK wgardner@vectorworks.net Wes
  21. Hi Carl, Frustrating....here are a couple of screen shots from my Mac based 2009. The first shot is just as you said, you CANNOT directly enter data into the slope field, BUT if you TAB down from a field above, you can (see Second pic) Let us know what you find out. You can always email me a test file and I'll take a look and/or pass it along to the tech team. My e-mail - wgardner@vectorworks.net Wes
  22. Try this - start with one of the fields above the Slope field and TAB down to the slope field - you should then be able to change the value in that field.
  23. Hi Peter, I'm not quite certain what version of VW you're running, but currently... To have the dormer window appear in the window schedule, you need to edit the search criteria in the Database header row of the worksheet to include "Symbols". See attached


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