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Luis M Ruiz

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  1. Hi Peter.

    One more thing before you submit your "Autocad" drawings, double check that your translation is perfect, I suggest you download one of those Autocad viewers and check that things are in order.

    We don't want our users to fail their studies due to a overlooked translation error

  2. I checked on your drawing and it looks like vegetation is what's increasing the file's size, I wonder what type of symbol you use for trees and bushes? try switching your symbols for some less rich on detail, maybe with plain 2d polygons and some transparency, remember that at the scale you are presenting this plot showing every leaf is not necessary.

    Make a duplicate of your file, make the changes, save it and let us know what happened to the size of the file

  3. HI J Lucas.

    Yes, you are correct. Doors and windows take on the opacity ( 50% for example) that is set to the wall even if those inserted objects belong to a class including individual components, what is interesting is that you can reduce the opacity of those objects a bit further ( 20% for example), give it a try. Let me tell you that the idea of representing Demolition walls by reducing opacity is clever, stylish, I'll start incorporating that in some of my projects.

  4. Here is a suggestion.

    I have run into the same aspect on some of my projects. Until VW presents the opportunity to assign a class to ID text and another class to the bubble the temporal work around is this:

    1- Assign a class to the object ID ( look into object info > data > ID class )

    2 - Your objects should present the ID text but select no bubbles, just plain text for ID

    3 - Create your own symbol bubbles, one for 1/4" and other for 1/2", put them in classes

    4 - On your final sheet, 1/4" viewports may show your symbol bubbles

    5- Use your viewports advance properties and change the text hgts as needed. At a 1/2" hide your bubbles and place new one as annotations.

    I'll dig more into this and I'll see if we can find a better solution.


    Luis M Ruiz

    Architectural Industry Specialist



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