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Wes Gardner

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  1. 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....
  2. 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
  3. Here's something from the NNA KnowledgeBase... http://kbase.nemetschek.net/index.php?ToDo=view&questId=163&catId=29
  4. 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
  5. You may want to explore Workgroup Referencing as a means for allowing multiple users contributing to the same project
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. It has been requested but it never hurts to ask again...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. Do you have a height assigned to that wall and/or have you "Linked wall height to Layer delta Z" in the OIP?
  12. 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...
  13. Maybe a toggle allowing the direction arrow to be flipped thus complying with either convention...
  14. 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
  15. Yep, Seems some sort of "hybridization" is all that's required! Glad it worked out for you Wes
  16. I did a test - draw your object then using the ID Label Tool single click (or is it dble???) on your object which brings up the ID/Specification Tool dialog. Choose Window Object in the ID Type then pick Options... Once you've established that it's a Window object, you can either edit the settings in the OIP or get the typical Window Settings dialog and choose ON SCHEDULE to have the data appear in your Window Schedule Does this help? Wes
  17. Hey Heather. I ran a quick test - the hatching can be controlled by the PEN color in the Attributes panel and the background can be controlled by the FILL color... Does this help? Wes
  18. On mine, if I push down and hold the scroll wheel, it pans... (mine's some kind of Microsoft mouse - nothin' fancy for sure...)
  19. Hey Bill, I think I initially just stumbled on it when I was messing around in the VectorScript Plug-In editor (be careful in there...there are surely things you SHOULDN'T change). However, this is where the data can be found for things like that. Funny you mention it because we had a discussion similar to this awhile back, I submitted a bug and THOUGHT it got fixed for the latest build (83388) The "automated" "create door sched." routine pulls its data from within the Scripteditor. Pat Stanford kindly wrote the Script below that'll reveal the information about any PIO. The said PIO cannot be engaged in a wall...the script is slick...thanks again, Pat! The attached script will create a worksheet showing both the display names and the record/field name needed to paste into a database header row in a worksheet. The created worksheet will be named with the name of the PIO and the date/time it was created (this is so I don't confuse myself if I am creating new PIOs). The Record.Field are enclosed in single quotes so you can just copy and paste the entire field without having to worry about spaces in the names. Please use as you see fit. Pat Procedure GetPIORecordFields; {Creates a worksheet showing the display and field names} {for the first selected object on the active layer} {Useful for determining the record.field names required} {for use in a worksheet.} {January 30, 2008} {? 2008, Coviana, Inc - Pat Stanford pat@coviana.com} {Licensed under the GNU Lesser General Public License} Var H1 ,H2 :Handle; S1,S2,S3,S4 :String; N1,N2 :Integer; WSH :Handle; B1 :Boolean; Begin H1:=FSActLayer; H2:=GetRecord(H1,1); {get a handle to the first record} If H2 <> Nil then Begin {If a record exists then create worksheet} S1:=GetName(H2); N1:=NumFields(H2); N2:=1; S3:=''; WSH:=CreateWS(Concat(S1,' ',Date(2,1)),N1+2,2); SetWSPlacement(WSH,200,200,800,700); SetWSColumnWidth(WSH,1,1,200); SetWSColumnWidth(WSH,2,2,200); SetWSCellFormula(WSH,1,1,1,1,Concat('Parameter Fields for PIO: ',S1)); SetWSCellFormula(WSH,3,1,3,1,'Display Name'); SetWSCellFormula(WSH,3,2,3,2,'Cell Formula'); While N2<=N1 Do Begin {populate the worksheet with all the fields} S2:=GetFldName(H2,N2); S3:=Concat(Chr(39),S1,'.',S2,Chr(39)); SetWSCellFormula(WSH,N2+3,2,N2+3,2,S3); B1:=GetLocalizedPluginParameter(S1,S2,S4); SetWSCellFormula(WSH,N2+3,1,N2+3,1,S4); N2:=N2+1; end; ShowWS(WSH,True); SetTopVisibleWS(WSH); end; End; Run(GetPIORecordFields);
  20. At one point there is/was a parking space tool but I don't think that's what your after...you can get the REQUIRED turning radii, etc. from Architectural Graphic Standards. If you're laying out a parking lot, you MAY in the end want to use polygons (or join a bunch of shapes together to GET a polygon) as you can then query your "model" for area calculations. You're probably doing the right thing using arcs, then offset to either side to get roadway widths, etc. - I don't think there's a more automated method.
  21. You're probably correct, let VW create them for you...
  22. Hey Bill, Change that line of "code" to =('Door'.'ThreshDetail') and all will be well...
  23. You may have to go to File >> Document Settings >> Standard Naming >> and turn Auto-Classing OFF, then you should be able to place any components in any class you want...
  24. Or try this - once you set the window and VW takes you to the "Edit roof Element" dialog, check the "Shed" radio button and then select something like "Building Line Offset" or even the "Width" setting...you can then TAB down into the Slope box and enter whatever pitch you want... For some reason, you're right, you CAN NOT go directly to the Slope Entry point...hmmm...must be a bug I'll submit it for you.

 

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