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I would like to edit this slab so that its southern edge aligns with the northern edge of the wall. When I enter the edit boundary mode, I'm presented with only the boundary and no other geometry. How are you supposed to achieve what I am trying to do?

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That was criticized for years but never improved.

 

 

The workaround is to use the standard 2D "Reshape" Tool.

All its features work for a Slab Boundary too.

 

It gets more complicated when adding geometry for holes in Slabs

(worst case separately for each Slab Component)

You also better draw or manipulate by duplicates from outside of

any Slab Edit Mode.

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There is also a setting in Vectorworks_Preferences_Display_Show other objects while in editing modes.

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12 hours ago, Ian M. said:

There is also a setting in Vectorworks_Preferences_Display_Show other objects while in editing modes.

 

Yes, but unfortunately that works only for things like Symbol Edit Mode

but Slab's Edit Mode never shows other objects.

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I don't think I ever use the edit boundary mode - is there a situation where it's necessary?

 

As above I just double click on the slab which puts me into the 2d reshape mode.

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Aren't there some extensions in Edit Boundary Mode over just 2D reshape ?

(like separate control for offsets and such)

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@zoomer oh...you are quite right.  I am not familiar with the slab tool, but I just checked it out and it could be one of these tools that is too clever for its own good.  

I was wondering how to punch an opening in a slab, and I am very pleased to see that simply drawing a polygon for the opening, then selecting both the polygon and the slab and selecting the "Modify_Clip Surface" tool worked like a charm:

 

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