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  1. Cadplan Architecture

    Create Roof. Fixed at last. Nearly.....?

    Hmm, it doesn't really do it though particularly if you need to show multi leaf bifods with 3D open doors
  2. Cadplan Architecture

    Create Roof. Fixed at last. Nearly.....?

    pre apps for house extensions is largely an unporoductive and time wasting exercise so we rarely do it, we prefer to use our experience to advise clients what we think would be acceptable and then negotiate with the plkanners later if necessary
  3. Cadplan Architecture

    Create Roof. Fixed at last. Nearly.....?

    Well as someone who specialises in house extensions, 50% of our jobs involve opening up the back wall of the house then adding a large ground floor extension with bifold doors bedtween 2.5m and 5.5m wide, it's embarrasing to have to tell people that VW only allows for two or four leafs. We could draw them manually but it's a faff and doesn't feel right. I've been asking Vectorworks about this for many years along with others (wishlist) but it seems to fall on deaf ears unfortunately I'll probably be packed up before it happens!
  4. Cadplan Architecture

    Create Roof. Fixed at last. Nearly.....?

    Cool, you are right, I'll try experimenting! Out of interest does 2019 have a custom folding door tool? (sorry I am taking advantage of your original roof question)
  5. Cadplan Architecture

    Create Roof. Fixed at last. Nearly.....?

    No I don't think it does. The render option is Realistic Exterior Fast so not the same as yours.
  6. Cadplan Architecture

    Create Roof. Fixed at last. Nearly.....?

    Hey that's great so thank you, I know that Tamsin is an expert so that must have helped a lot. I use VW2016 and may try the relevant render settings. I can't really help with your roof question, I've tended to stay away from modelling complex roofs party due to the 2016 limitations and also the time involved which for most jobs isn't economic. Thanks again Andrew
  7. Cadplan Architecture

    Create Roof. Fixed at last. Nearly.....?

    A nice visual. What VW version are you using & what render settings please?
  8. Cadplan Architecture

    keynote list not showing

    I'm placing Keynotes in VW 2016 but the list is not appearing. Is this a bug does anyone know? cheers
  9. Hi all, a quick question; one three of our Macs respond to double clicking the opacity % in the Attributes pallete but on one we can only use the slider or enter a value. I think the control to be able to doublke click the % figure must be in Edit Workspace somewhere but I can't see it. cheers.
  10. Cadplan Architecture

    My wish: VW2020 to have no new features. Please.

    Hi Christiaan, Is it the case then that Vectorworks 2019 still does not have a custom bifold door tool then? What about the stair tool, is that any better? We still use the simple stair tool because it's simple but it needs more functionally.
  11. Cadplan Architecture

    My wish: VW2020 to have no new features. Please.

    seconded and as Christiaan says
  12. Cadplan Architecture

    My wish: VW2020 to have no new features. Please.

    Construction detailing is something else, we always draw building in 2D purely for clarity and depth of detailing, you may be searching for something that isn't there.
  13. Cadplan Architecture

    My wish: VW2020 to have no new features. Please.

    Vector Works was developed as Minicad in the 80s from Clariscad I believe, I think it's alway been basically a building design programme, certainly since it became Vectorworks and it's been developed ever since in that way, although with branch outs into landscape, lighting etc. To be fair I think it would be asking a bit much to expect it to be a solids modelling programme in the way that Form Z or 3D Studio max is. It's more a case of horses for courses or tools to suit the job in hand really.
  14. Cadplan Architecture

    Wacom tablet?

    re moving the mouse across the screen: well I use a 27" imAc and have not had any problem, thsi is probably because you can speed up the tracking, speed which upi can fine tun, to go from one side of the drawing working are is around 30mm mouse movement at the most, usually though the working area is around the centre of the screen. I have heard that tablets are a 'must' for graphics and drawing, however before spending big money on one for CAD I would suggest trying the M500 as it's a cheap and very effecticve tool.

 

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