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Attributes of wrapped wall components can't be updated

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This one's be doing my head in for years and I haven't got round to troubleshooting it or submitting a bug because it's usually a last minute thing and historically I've just ended up just not presenting drawings how I want to present them.

  1. What I find is that the attributes of wrapped wall components ("External Wall Detail" and "Internal Wall Detail" in the door and window tools) cannot be controlled by Class overrides.
  2. Worse still you can't get around this by just changing the attributes of the original wall. This is because wrapped components take on the attributes of the wall *at the time* of being inserted into the wall and that's that. It's remains like that no matter what you change the wall attributes to.
  3. To change the attributes of the wrapped components you need to update the attributes of the wall and then remove and reinsert the windows/doors to take on the new attributes.

Test file attached. If you've found any other way around this I would love to know it. Even if it's some way to reset all the windows at once without having to remove and reinsert them.

test-file.vwx

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Hi Cristiaan, I dont have an answer, but I do have a similar problem that I posted last week but no replies yet... 

 

I've illustrated it with splayed reveals, but have the same issue with wrapped components too.

 

Just to say too, i've found the transition from working solely in 2D in VW2011 to 3D in 2020 over the last 6 months has been a trial, but would have been impossible without this community!

 

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Hey, yes, I've learnt much of what via this forum. 

 

Your problem is exactly the same as the one I've posted about here. I'll respond there.

 

Funny that we both posted at much the same time, this problem is years old.

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5 hours ago, Christiaan said:

3. To change the attributes of the wrapped components you need to update the attributes of the wall and then remove and reinsert the windows/doors to take on the new attributes.

 

Another option for this that seems to work is to open the Edit Wall Style window then close it again. That seems to reset all the wrapped components of any inserted windows, although I'm having inconsistent results.

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