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Wes Gardner

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  1. @jcrock, I created a class called [Fat Line Class] and pointed the wall style (Bearing Wall 200mm) at it so it will use that attribute. Is this what you wanted? In this "simple" wall style that doesn't have components, you need to use the "Make All Attributes by Class" button as you've described but in the "Edit Wall Style" pane under the Insertion Options tab, you have to assign it TO A CLASS. For more complex wall styles that have multiple components, the Class in the Edit Wall Style pane (Insertion Options tab) becomes the CONTAINER CLASS and the attributes for the container class are assigned in the Wall Attributes pane (use the "Make All Attributes by Class" button.) You can then assign different attributes to your various components in the Component Edit pane (I've attached a screen shot that shows a wall style with multiple components) I've included your file with the adjustment Wes Villa No.2 wg.vwx
  2. @Boh...just FYI, when I first opened the site file, there was something "out in left field". I created a new file and referenced the Floor Plan file into it and it seemed to work just fine. I tried cropping out half the building and it still seemed to work fine..I DID NOT find the offending element "out in left field" Keep in mind, I'm on 2020. Wes
  3. @Boh, I'm trying to make this happen and can't get it to, I'm on 2020. I'll keep testing. Can you create a couple of simple files and post them? Wes
  4. @Frances, if I recall correctly, the best course of action is to go back to the Source file and move the objects there and then go to the target and update the reference. Wes
  5. @taoistlook at "No Stories, No Problem" to see if that works for you. Wes
  6. @e_calabrese. maybe post the file or a portion of the file? I tried wit ha simple square room and added a curved wall to one side and couldn't get it to fail? Wes
  7. @Frances, yep I think you're right...I've not seen that warning...perhaps in the designer series you don't get the warning. Your viewports should be unaffected. Try the reference sequence and see what you get... you can just set up a couple of "dummy" files for practice. The source file would need to have a a couple of layers such that the target file could "see" them. Let me know if you have issues and we'll find a solution that works for you. Wes
  8. @Frances, the Reference tab in the Organization Palette lets you select what kind of reference when you choose the "Settings" button. It's been awhile since I've seen Fundamentals so I'm not sure what the limitations are. In the image it's set up for Layer Import...you won't have the "Design layer viewport" option. Then select the "New" button in the lower left and navigate to the source file that you want to reference layers from. You'll then get a screen (see below) where you can select the layers in the source file. They will appear italicized in the target file Wes
  9. @vassen, after reading the other thread that's referred to here, you'll probably come to the conclusion that the most efficient way to create these objects and then be able to create drawings is to model what you can in order to get the form correct and then finish it up in 2D to get the graphics correct. Wes
  10. Here's a bit on wall joining... Wall Joins.docx
  11. Hi All, Several folks occasionally get confused as to what controls what in our plug-in objects (PIOs) - BTW, I hate that name, PIO...we should just call them parametric objects and be done...anyway, here's a window as an example with alot of stuff classed. Turn 'em on, turn 'em off, see what they do. BTW, this model uses the "old skool" method for tagging. Now days I'd use the Data Tag tool to accomplish the same thing. Wes Window Explorer v2020.vwx
  12. @Bruce Kieffer Oops forgot to include a file...here's a window with, I believe, all the classes that you can get to (there are some hidden bits) broken out. It uses the "old skool" method of tagging...now days I'd use the Data Tag tool Wes Window Explorer v2020.vwx
  13. @Bruce Kieffer here are a couple of short reads that explain the sills class in both doors and windows. Door Explorer.docx Window Explorer.docx
  14. @jcrock, I'll assume the sink came into Vectorworks as a symbol and is now in your Resource Manager? If so, when you place it in a design layer it should scale appropriately. If not you can use the Scale Objects command - Modify > Scale Objects.
  15. @jtempleton Hi Julie, To answer the last part first, unfortunately, the old skool way is best at this time. To answer the first part of your question, there really is no advantage when creating the actual worksheet/window/door schedule as the data tag is "looking for" the same data as the "built in" tag in either the door or window PIO. The real advantage is being able to tag in Annotation space so that the tags will scale properly when doing things like enlarged kitchen/bathroom/ etc. plans. Yes, data tags can be set up to appear in both plan and elevation. The door tag, by the way, can auto-increment and re-increment if you leave out or add a door. I do my doors sequentially by number but do my windows by type - i.e. Window A, Window B, etc. Data tags are also quite useful for tagging spaces rather that using the tag that's built into the Space tool, once again for the same reason of being able to tag in Annotation space. Wes
  16. @Josh Schulman, here's a simple tag that you can attach to a symbol and then give it a name and color. You can add additional fields to the Record, etc. as needed. The tag is set up to look for the field in the record called "Name". Edit the tag to see...The worksheet is set up to show the two fields called "Color" and "Name" from the Record Symbol Name.vwx
  17. Spot Elevation for Slab This tag gives you the ability to show a spot elevation for the top of slab. It ONLY really works in plan as the actual tag is placed at "0" of the design layer that it's on. Spot Elevation for Slab.vwx
  18. Door Dimensions on Leaf This tag gives you the ability to show the dimensions of the door leaf on/near/beside the leaf. I've updated this to include three versions.
  19. Hi All, There's been alot of discussion regarding the Data Tag Tool since its introduction in 2019. Several folks have built some pretty cool data tags to solve their particular issue. In this thread, please post your custom tag and a brief description of how it works or any additional information that'll make it easy to use. It would be cool if we could keep this thread to JUST new/cool tags and keep any requests for "how to" or other issues in a separate thread...thanks for understanding. All industries are invited to participate.
  20. @jtempleton, the issue with the skylights is known and a bug has been submitted. You are correct that the Data Tag cannot "see" a skylight embedded in a roof. The Data Tag for doors and windows will let you tag the objects in Annotation space of your viewports where tagging/notes, etc. really SHOULD be done. Wes
  21. @Bruce Kieffer, some of this stuff is legacy stuff and really needs to be sorted...it's just something we all have to live with. The NonPlot class really isn't a non-plot class in the sense that AutoCAD's NonPlot does not plot. Ours is just a named class...if you don't want it to plot, you have to turn it off like any other class.
  22. Couple of things going on here. The wall on the second floor needs to have something on the third floor for the TOP of the wall to bind to. I just included a “Top of Slab” level and it works just fine. (Screen shot) However, another issue is in the wall style set-up – you’ve got some components bound to the level called “Ledge”. You need to create those levels in either your Default Story Levels or you can do it on the fly by Editing a story and including it there. You may want to download the other tutorial posted here in the Architecture section called “Model Set Up” and have a look at the the Default story levels and how they interface with the actual Story set up in the Organization palette. Keep in mind, when you’re using a Level bound wall style, you CANNOT use the binding drop-downs in the PIO to establish binding. (Unfortunately, the interface leads you to believe you can, but you can't...trust me...) You MUST do that through the wall style. Lemme know if you need further assistance. Here’s a “corrected” file – it still needs the “Ledge” scenario worked out but I’ll let you do that. Wes plan2 v2019.vwx
  23. @MHBrown - use "Export - COLLADA" to export to SketchUp (COLLAborative Design Activity) Wes
  24. @StageCrafter, it depends on your Workspace as to where the "Create Report" command is located. In the Spotlight workspace it's located as you've stated. In the Architect and Designer workspace, it appears as unearthed has shown. Depending on what product you've purchased, you can go to Tools > Workspaces and change it there. You can also customize the location of tools, keyboard commands, etc. by modifying your workspace. Make a copy so you can get back to your original. Hope you got squared away. Wes


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