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Wes Gardner

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  1. @Dick Jenkins...yes, I understand...that's why I chose something like the number stamp tag style as it doesn't require any object...it's sort of like a "dummy" tag.  And you can get into the tag in the Resource Manager and edit it to look like whatever you want...below is an example where I replaced the circle with a polygonal shape.  Here's the file as well...


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  2. Hi All,


    An often overlooked feature is the ability to take a hatch from the library and modify it to suit then save it as a new hatch whereupon it becomes available in the Resource Manager.

    The steps are:

    Hatch some shape with a "standard" hatch

    Select the Attribute Mapping tool from the Basic Tool palette

    Alter it as desired (corners change size, midway points provide rotation)

    Right-click and from contextual menu, choose "New Hatch from Locally Mapped Hatch"




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  3. Another idea for rendering in viewports is to set the sheet layer resolution really LOW so you get a quick initial rendering making sure all objects, the view, etc. etc. are set up correctly then jack up the DPI of the sheet to get final good-looking renderings.

  4. @Kane...your class that the walls are in needs to have a FILL...right now they have no fill that's why in openGL the walls still look like wireframe.  You may want to have a look at some of the getting started material on our website.  Additionally, you may want to have a look at the two threads that are posted at the top of the Architecture section - "No Stories, No Problem" and "Model Set-Up".  These talk you through the two types of wall styles as well as some hints on setting up a file.  There are sample files there as well.  I would start with "No Stories, No Problem" to get a firm understanding of a layer-bound wall style, how it's created, how it can interact with slabs, etc.  "Model Set-Up" talks about using stories to help define the height of certain elements that are "story aware."



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  5. In fact, we recommend doing your rendering in viewports...and as fabrica points out, you can change the DPI of the sheet layer...I usually go to 300 for anything rendered.  Yes, it takes a little longer for the rendering...

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