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

    seconded and as Christiaan says
  12. Cadplan Architecture

    Wacom tablet?

    Hi, is anyone out there using a Wacom tablet for drawing in Vectorworks and would you recommend it as being better than using a mouse?
  13. 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.
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    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.
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    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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    Wacom tablet?

    Ron, whilst I do like the way the Magic Mouse looks and whilst it's great for web surfing etc, it's not suitable for CAD so I completely understand why you are struggling, the MM 2 is better as it's a bit lighter. I looked into Wacom tablets but decided to stick with a mouse for Vectorworks as I find it accurate and convenient to work with. For some years now I've been using the Logitech M500 corded mouse, it's light and ergonomically shaped and I use it for long periods without any problem. The buttons are fully programmable so you can set up all sorts of short cuts, it's also cheap and reliable. https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/corded-mouse-m500
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    Copying a selected area of a line drawing

    Is it possible to draw a marquee or polygon over an area of a plan view and then copy the selected area onto a design layer?
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    Copying a selected area of a line drawing

    Not really, true that a duplicated and cropped viewport can be converted to lines but everything is converted to the same weight of black line and any curves such as insulation batt are chopped into lots of tiny lines. I think what I did in the end was simply select the areas of detail that I wanted pasted them into a design layer then trimmed to suit.
  19. Hi, I'm running Yosemite but my new Magic keyboard needs OS X 11 onwards. Is anyone out there running VW 2016 with either 10.11, 10.12, or 10.13? ( I'm avoiding 10.14 Mohave re the recognised issues posted elsewhere). Thanks
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    Vectorworks 2016 and Mac OSX El Capitan and Sierra/High Sierra

    Ok with the excellent help from Apple I have dowloaded Sierra and the Magic Keyboard is now working fine, Vectorworks also up and running. This is the link if anyone needs it- https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT208202
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    Vectorworks 2016 and Mac OSX El Capitan and Sierra/High Sierra

    Thanks Tasmin, I just need to find out how to get the Sierra update download now!
  22. Cadplan Architecture

    adding notes to dimensions

    in VWA 2016 is it possible to have the note a smaller font size than the dimension text as it would be useful when detailing up tight floor plans?
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    VW 2019 after one week

    Does it have a new door tool to allow custom bi-folding patio doors? Does it have an improved stair tool?
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    bow bay window

    Is it possible to have a bow bay window plug in as the window Settings doesn't seem to offer this option yet it's very common in the UK?

 

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