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Sky

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  1. Here is one that has me really stumped. I have a 3-story house and many of the windows and doors are the same, so I used and =COUNT in the database headers of the Door and Window Schedules. All of the window and door counts are perfect, except for the only window I have on the bottom floor. It counts that one twice. The opening dimensions are still properly shown. * The doors on not double counted. * I've deleted the window, and count goes from 3 to 1 (which is accurate). * I put a new one in - it goes back from 1 to 3. * I've switch it to different layers Mod-Floor-1, Mod-Slab-1, and so on and it still double counts. * I added the same window to other floors (Mod-Floor-2 and so on) and the count is accurate. Any clue as to what I could be doing wrong here would be greatly appreciated. Although I could just manually put a 2 over that box on the sheet, I'd rather have it work properly in case there are any changes during the plan check process.
  2. I can modify the handrail, but I can't modify the guardrail to continue as you could do with the old stair object... I guess I'll just have to model the guardrail manually. Very tedious. Nifty handrail BTW.
  3. There is no code that requires one baluster per tread. Balusters just need to be anchored to withstand a certain amount of pressure per lineal foot. I use a baluster at 48" maximum on center and then use cables at 4" o.c. to create the guardrail. The new stair object can do this, but it can't continue the guardrail past the steps - only the handrail. The old object would continue the guardrail, but I can't get the balusters to the correct spacing... Very frustrating...
  4. I have balusters for the guardrail that are supposed to be 48 inches o.c. max. But the object doesn't seem to want to do them further apart that 10 inches - the setting of the treads. Is there a way to change that?
  5. Is it possible to make the top landing L-shaped? I would like to continue the guardrail along an L-shaped landing, but I can't seem to get it to accept a second run of anything less than 2 risers.
  6. Hi Wes, But that doesn't address the main problem - every time I open the Windows Setting dialogue box, that Window ID class changes. I always have to change it back again. Sky
  7. In the old stair object (now called Custom Stair), there is the ability to place one stair but tied to two layers. Although I really like the flexibility of the new Stair Object, I can't find the way to do the same thing. Sky
  8. This is a bug? I figured more people would be complaining about it if it were... You are able to reproduce the same issue? Sky
  9. Thank you for your help, but there is no IDLableclass in VW2010, which is what I am using now.
  10. I don't know if this is what you meant, but I went to Document Settings > Naming Standards and clicked on Enable Auto-Classing, but that didn't help. I couldn't find any information in VW Help for PIO parameters.
  11. I am running VectorWorks Architect with Renderworks 2010 SP2 on an early 2009 Mac mini. So, my biggest problem is that I have to manually change the Window ID back to Window-Spec every time I change the settings for a window. When I open the Settings dialogue box for any window, it will show the Window-ID set to either Ceiling-Fixtures or Ceiling-Main or ----------------, which I don't even know what that last class is. If I don't change it back to Window-Spec, it will disappear (because the class it sets it to invariably is hidden). I don't have the problem with my door settings. This occurs in multiple project files. I upgraded from 2008 a couple of months ago, but I don't know if that is related to the problem. It happens whether or not the window was an old window created in the 2008 file or if it is a new window created while running 2010. The smaller issue is having 2 Window-Spec classes listed in the pull down menu in Window Settings. I just thought the problems might be related. However, it is interesting that there is only ONE Window-Spec class listed in all other listing of classes everywhere else in the program. I have not manually created a second class with the same name.
  12. Every time I edit the window, it changes the Window ID class. I have to manually set it to Window-Spec every single time. Not only that, there are two Window-Spec listed in the pull down menu even though when I edit the classes, there is only one listed. This is driving me crazy. What am I doing wrong? Sky
  13. Thank you both for those suggestions. I will give them a try.
  14. I have a corner window above a door that I would like the indicate as a clerestory window so that it is dotted above. However, when I select the clerestory option, the window moves outside of the wall in the opposite direction. I don't know how to explain it better than that. Has anyone else encountered this? Is it is bug or is there a way to get it back to where it should be? Sky
  15. So what do you do if you want to put a skylight or dormer into a Roof Face?
  16. Auto backup/save doesn't work. Other than that, I can't see anything that doesn't work. But I'm going to be going to 2010 soon...
  17. I can't find anything that doesn't work so far. It seems rock solid on Snow Leopard.
  18. I did some simple work doing some assignment sheets for my students. It was an example of how to do a plan, section, elevation and axon. Didn't have any problems with layout, drawing, layers or anything else. Looks like Snow Leopard also corrects a problem with Spaces. I assign VectorWorks to always be in Space 2. When I change to VectorWorks through the Dock icon or through the Command-Tab keys, it brings VectorWorks up in whatever space I am in, but not the window of the project which remains in Space 2. Snow Leopard allows it to work properly. Other than that, nothing to report.
  19. (I still think his 'pissy' remarks show a severe lack of respect for others. I suppose civility is too much to ask for from some.) Anyway, I just installed SL on my MacBook Air. I'll let everyone know if I encounter any problems. It did free up over 8 GB of space, so I'm very happy about that. Of course, I'll reiterate that my main computer running VectorWorks 2008 is still running Leopard and I will be upgrading to 2010 when it comes out. Sky
  20. Kool Aid, please keep your snide judgmental comments to yourself. What a terrible attitude to think you know what's best for me or my business. The reason I didn't upgrade last year was because I was very busy and in the middle of projects. I really didn't feel that I had the time to move all my projects into a new version of VectorWorks and to learn the new features. While I am extremely grateful that I still have projects now, they aren't as large or as numerous. This is a good time to invest in a new version and learn all the the features. There are quite a few new projects coming up soon (thankfully the economy is recovering - keeping my fingers crossed). Maybe this isn't a good enough reason for you or your business, but it was for mine.
  21. I'm glad we are all on the same page! I feel much better now. I just wanted to clarify because there seems to be confusion about what I said (not just from you). The reason they allow the free upgrade within 30 days is to AVOID the headache of dealing with complaints and returns. Thus, there was never any need to return the interim upgrade.
  22. Exactly. I don't plan to install 2009 either. LOL
  23. Sorry, the response was meant for IanH, not you Brudgers. He first asked me if I was sure about the upgrade offer. After I explained that offer, he asked me if that was wishful thinking or if it was fact. He then went on and on about how the return situation wouldn't work and how it doesn't make sense for the company to do that. *roll eyes* The way it would work is that you upgrade to VW2009. Then you upgrade to VW2010 when it comes out and return VW2009 before the 30 days are up. You have effectively only paid for a single upgrade. That is why they do this offer - to avoid the complaints, returns and headache.
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