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How to create custom post for railing????

Most of the default custom post that are in vectorworks is not readily available in India, I created post and exported to that default location but its not showing in post profile drop down box in railing tool.

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Hello RJR,

Are you sure you placed the file in the correct location?

I created a new post symbol in a VW file and placed it in the following location and it shows up in the Railing/Fence Settings:

/Users/<YourUserName>/Library/Application Support/Vectorworks/2017/Libraries/Defaults/Railing Fence/Post Symbols.vwx

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Hi Matt,

When i restarted my machine it showed to me in Railing setting, actually my system configuration is low may be because that it is slow.

Thank you.

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Hello Matt Panzer,

When i tried to export it to that folder today it shows resource cannot be exported to a vectorworks library file.

i attached screenshot while the notification pops out

Can yo offer me a help in this.

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RJR,

You'll need to create a new Vectorworks file in your Vectorworks user folder. Alternatively, you could copy the desired "Symbol Posts" file from the Vectorworks application folder to the same location in the user folder. You can then add and delete posts symbols from the file in your user folder as you wish.

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Thank you Matt i failed to create a 2D symbol for it so its not visible, now its perfect.

But i cannot give different texture for post like in leaf for doors, as railing post is assigned to a class only one texture for the entire post is possible is there any way to give some additional texture for it???? 

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But i cannot give different texture for post like in leaf for doors, as railing post is assigned to a class only one texture for the entire post is possible is there any way to give some additional texture for it????

You certainly can.  What is happening is all the parts of your column are set to use the texture by class.  -SEE FIRST PIC-  As an example, lets say you have a metal post with plastic cap at the top of it.  We don't want the plastic cap to have a metal textured finish, we want it to have a uniform colour like a soft pink  (chosen for a distinct change in material) or something.  You need to edit the column in 3D and upon selecting the modelled cap itself go to the Render tab in the OIP and change the texture selection to NONE or TEXTURE.  TEXTURE allows you to choose any texture you want from your file or libraries.  This can apply to all symbols you will make whether used for a built in tool or your own objects.

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Your welcome.  Ask any questions you may have.  We who are on the forum are all here to learn and teach other the use of VW.

 

Cheers.

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