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Can anyone suggest how I might go about getting a wall on an angle (in the vertical). Am I best just drawing a polygon? Then I have to match it up with all my other walls and I won't be able to insert windows.

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you'll have to do some solid modelling, the wall tool does not do leaning walls. a roof plane could work and you could insert skylites as windows but neither will connect with walls

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Is this still not possible in 2016 somehow? Meaning, is the only way to do a wall at angle in vertical axis is to 3D model it? No tools to rotate walls in the z or x axes?

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Walls cannot be rotated. A long requested feature. But remember we also want them to be viewed in 2D.

 

For now your solutions are – :

  • You could model it, and then convert to Auto-Hybrid.
  • Or you could possibly use a Framing Member object for each component of the wall. If the 2D display is set to none, you can also convert these to an Auto-Hybrid object.

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3 hours ago, Diamond said:

 

  • You could model it, and then convert to Auto-Hybrid.
  • Or you could possibly use a Framing Member object for each component of the wall. If the 2D display is set to none, you can also convert these to an Auto-Hybrid object.

Right, so I have to use a symbol wrap, thank you @Diamond

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If the wall is only on one layer, you could create a hybrid (2D/3D) symbol so that it displays correct in plan and 3D.

 

Alternatively, if this wall spans more than a floor, create a 3D symbol that is placed inside of the Auto-hybrid. Place the auto-hybrid on both layers, with one displaying 2D only, so you don't double up on geometry.

 

With Vectorworks, there are often a number of ways to get to a solution. Which is great, and a challenge all at the same time. Cheers.

 

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Yep learning that everyday, yet when you say "auto-hybrid" you simply mean a 2D/3D hybrid symbol right? Not a special object or a plug-in object? Thanks for the explanation and solutions 

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Check it in the AEC pull down menu.

 

Auto-hybrid is different to a hybrid symbol. It creates an object half way between a parametric object and a hybrid symbol. Very helpful, esp for elements that span multiple stories. 

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