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Wes Gardner

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  1. @drelARCH, you can rename the Default Levels by going to Tools > Organization > Stories > Default Story Levels. The name of any component that is then bound must match a Level's name. This is covered pretty thoroughly in "Model Set-Up" Wes
  2. @Ed Wachter, InteriorCAD is a third-party plug-in that comes in two "flavors"...one that's suited to the designer/architect and another that' s suited to a production cabinet shop. Think of the Custom Cabinet Tool as a trial version of InteriorCAD Wes
  3. @mattryan, you can also create a style with "On Schedule" set to "By Style" such that every time that window style is used, the "On Schedule" filed will be checked. I highly recommend the 'style' workflow for both doors and windows Wes
  4. @Habitat43, I think the answer is NO. You can get a flat slab drawer and door but not a rail and stile. We
  5. @Yohei, in this video I start with a ROOF object (it only works on ROOFS and ROOF FACES). Go to the Resource Manger and search for SKYLIGHT. Choose a skylight object (symbol) from the library. Place it on the Roof. It initially makes a dormer. Enter the Dormer editor and choose EDIT SKYLIGHT. Wes Skylight.mp4
  6. @DDD, have you tried these/other options here - Import DWG > "Advanced" button in lower left Wes
  7. @jcaia, you may want to head over to the Architect section and read the two articles posted near the top - "Model Set-Up" and "No Stories, No Problem". They fairly carefully cover the difference between a Level Bound wall style and a Layer Bound wall style. There are a couple of study models you can experiment with as well. Cheers! Wes
  8. @tpenna, let me know if you can't manipulate the bar joist to suit, I can always make you one given a couple of measurements... Wes
  9. Viewports with the sheet layer set to a high DPI can do it too...
  10. @tpenna, here ya go... Bar Joist v2019.vwx
  11. @tpenna, does this help? Bar Joist.vwx
  12. @Inspectorjack, I think I used 1/2" as the thickness of the actual sheathing...you may want to change its texture to OSB. There's a Saved View in the file that turns the siding off..."Model All" turns it back on. Wes Zip-R House.vwx
  13. @Tom W., yes, that's probably the best way...the "green wrapper" could have literally no thickness....if you google Zip-R you'll see what it is... Wes
  14. @Inspectorjack...if I could find a good high res image of the panel straight on I can make you one in a heartbeat....
  15. @Inspectorjack, are you getting the small GREEN squares in your viewport? Wes Associative Dimensions.mp4
  16. If you import a very "meshy" object, you can try MODIFY > Simplify Mesh...there's a slider that lets you reduce (or increase) the number of polys.... Here's a file to play with Wes Ketch 2021.vwx
  17. I get a pretty good image in a viewport from openGL when I crank the sheet layer DPI up to 600 Wes
  18. @bentonboyd, I'll go out on a limb without seeing pictures/drawings...if the bottom chord is just a single 2x and all the joining plates are NOT involved, then you are basically just cutting the tail off, right? Wes
  19. @rlb...the best practice approach is to do your dimensioning IN the viewport - the dimension, text, etc will remain constant. (Page Based) If you do your dimensioning on design layers the dimension, text, etc will not (World Based) Wes
  20. @Lisar, I'd have to say the difference between Vectorworks in 2002 and 2020 is pretty much night and day. From a modelling perspective you can choose solids modeling, surface modeling, NURBS modeling, sub-D modeling or algorithmic modeling (similar to Grasshopper in Rhino). Create a wall style, create a floor system style (slab), create a roof style or, as others have suggested, model-up all your commonly used building elements and save them as symbols in the (searchable) Resource Manager. Also offered is automated drawing coordination letting you focus more on design and less on whether your markers are all coordinated. Extracting views, creating interior elevations, levels of detail etc are all automated (or can be). You can also include your finest 2D details! Check it out! Either 2D or 3D or any combination, let us know how we can help. Vectorworks University is a good source for "how tos" as is this forum. We also have a great training department to boot 🙂 Wes
  21. @LCarm like this? dashed in plan.vwx
  22. @Tom W. ... you can add some elevation to your drains to get them to seat correctly, however, you are correct, they do NOT cut the slab. You can do this manually by creating a solid and then use "Clip Surface" to clip the slab at the drain - see screen shots
  23. You can also create the recess by adding nodes to the wall using the Reshape Tool...also good for stepped footing, etc.
  24. Also, keep in mind, the line that you draw to create the elevation (or section) does NOT have to run the full length (or width) of the project. You can choose - see screen shot Wes
  25. @TessF, I think if you just hatch a rectangle with something that's close to what you want, then you can right-click and use the "New hatch..." command Wes
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