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  2. Squirrely7

    Change font size on dim tools

    First post was spot on. Thanks!
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  4. There seems to be a constant request for decent quality musical instrument symbols on this site. To the end I’ve made my library available for purchase. You can find it at: edgelightrgb.com These symbols are 2D/3D hybrids, all direct modeled in VW on the none class so there will be no unexpected classes inserted in your drawings. The symbols are designed with as few surfaces as possible to be efficient in their rendering times. Since they are hybrids, they are very useful for creating detailed stage plots. Enjoy.
  5. Modify>Convert to NURBS applied to a 2d curve (polyline, etc) produces a NURBS curve consisting of Control Vertices (similar to 2d Bezier points). Seems that earlier vwx versions of that command produced NURBS Curves with Interpolation Vertices (points on the curve, similar to 2d Cubic Spline)? Even if that is incorrect memory, is anyone aware of a way to convert a NURBS Curve or any vertex from Control to Interpolation? The Reshape Tool includes a Change mode, but it toggles to Corner Vertex and back. OIP does not have vertex type control. -B
  6. Benson Shaw

    Change font size on dim tools

    Or, if I misunderstood (you don't want giant text), and you instead want the dimension label to indicate 2' rather than 2'-0": Click File menu>Document Settings>Units and change the values in several fields as desired. See attached screenshot for example. -B
  7. Benson Shaw

    Change font size on dim tools

    Some things to move toward your goal: Text size for any individual dimension object can be changed via the Text menu: • Select the dimension object. • Click the Text menu to open • Click the Size sub menu and choose Set Size • Pick the Page Inches option and adjust to 24 or other as desired. • Note that height of a 24 page inch text character will depend on the specific font conventions - The height may be shorter than 24" because the font measures height from extents of characters with ascenders and descenders. Different fonts will have different heights even though assigned same size. One way to change dimension text size of a drawing full of dimensions is to select them all, eg with the magic wand tool or a custom selection, and adjust their size via the Text menu as described above. All the selected dimensions will acquire the new text size. Creation of new dimensions which automatically acquire this large text size requires 2 mods to the drawing 1) Create a new text style with font and size as desired: ...........Resource Manager>New Resource>New Text Style 2) Alter the Dimension Class definition to use the new text style: ...........Navigation or Organization Palette>Class Tab>Select the Dimension class>Edit>Change the Text Style to your newly created 24" style. ...........Be sure to check the Use at Creation option. These two steps will alter the definition of the Dimension class in this drawing file but will not affect other drawings. New dimensions created in this drawing will be 24" tall (+/- font characteristics) OK, post back with success or if other process needed. -B
  8. scottmoore

    People/Band Symbols

    Hey guys. Sorry for the delay. The backline symbols are now available for purchase. edgelightrgb.com Navigate to the VWX tab and you can download from versions 2015 through 2019. Let me know if you have any questions.
  9. Like the title says. How do I change the font size on my dim tools? I'm drawing 1:1 and need my font in feet. Ex: 2' font size
  10. Robert Janiak


    I have problem with sACN. Some universes do not works. Problem is strange. The same universe changed to ArtNet does works.
  11. CipesDesign

    Bot Z of symbol?

    Why fight this kind of uphill battle? Just edit your symbol so that your desired Z=0 is aligned with the zero mark (locus) in front or side view and get on with it. See attached.
  12. JMR

    Ceiling grid to IFC

    Agree with the above posts. The current ceiling grid tool is good for 2D drafting only. I see there are ready-made systems for some manufacturers in BIM object, albeit only for Revit and Archicad: https://www.ecophon.com/uk/about-ecophon/e-tools/ecophon-bim-objects/bim-portal/ Including fasteners etc. Is any of you people using these with VW? I guess that would be via Revit files then. A proper ceiling grid tool would allow for defining both the panels and the suspension system. In regards to BIM, it's rather important for the HVAC engineer to know where and how the suspended ceilings are fastened to the slab above. Therefore a simple slab with thickness "1" is not enough...we would have to be able to define the size of the plates, the profiles of the structural systems and the fasteners and their runs to the slab, and then produce these the same we we produce the ceiling grid now.
  13. cberg

    3D trouble shooting

    Maybe post a version of your file for others to look at.
  14. scottmoore

    Using LED striplights in Plot & Model View

    Actually both. I set my template file up with ten pre-made design layers specifically for DLVPs. Each design layer already has a viewport created on the primary design layer and classed accordingly. All I do is draw the structure, lights and what have you in the appropriate design layer, go back to my primary design layer, turn on the class and rotate into position. I often create additional VPs for sheet layers to accommodate printing. The goal is to always have a clean plan view print for the shop.
  15. Bruce Kieffer

    Bot Z of symbol?

    I think I understand, but I do feel it makes more sense to have the correct Bot Z dimension appear in the OIP. Here's an example: I created a floor tile symbol and set its Bot Z to 1/2" so it resides on top of the 1/2" OSB subfloor. It orients correctly in my drawing, but the OIP shows its Bot Z as 0, which I consider wrong. It has caused me problems.
  16. M.Noel

    3D trouble shooting

    I have tried so many different things including all above. I even reinstalled Vw again. as soon as I try to copy paste from any layer to 3D layer things go wrong and I am able to draw any 3D using any layers.
  17. Have you sold this license yet if not please contact me on cmsplants@outlook.com. thanks.
  18. Cadplan Architecture

    window sill and glazing bar glitches

    See attached Wes, as you can see the window elevations are not correct either. Is there a good tutorial on windows and doors and setting up a basic building shell? windows.vwx
  19. markdd

    3D trouble shooting

    A long shot, but is the geometry far from the internal origin? This can sometimes produce unpredictable results.
  20. Brilliant - do you viewport each boom or vertical truss for 3D renders - or show the viewports for the LX plots? Or neither?
  21. EAlexander

    3D trouble shooting

    I know this sounds simple, but have you moved your navigation after you hit render? Lots of times I will do a function - solid subtract, for example, and the render will glitch until I orbit or pan and the scene refreshes the geometry. A longshot I know. Also - does all your 2d geometry have fill turned on? EDIT: I just reread your posts and you say it was working fine until you copied and pasted. That is odd.
  22. M.Noel

    3D trouble shooting

    the only solution i found is to close the VW and open again then by moving from one layer to other again same issue happens
  23. M.Noel

    3D trouble shooting

    Thanks for your reply, all steps you mentioned are done but still when i draw a basic rectangular shape or even the 3D shapes that I previously draw turn to look like empty boxes. the images above is an object I previously draw i 3D and it was fine but when I try to duplicate or any other actions in 3D it shows empty boxes.
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  25. EAlexander

    3D trouble shooting

    Looks to me like you are extruding polygons that are not closed all the way. Double click an extrude. Select the 2d geometry you originally drew. In the Object info Palette, make sure Closed is checked. Exit the extrude. If you mean something else, you'll need to explain more. e.
  26. M.Noel

    3D trouble shooting

    Hi I m using VW 19. When I try to create 3D object in middle of the work it changes the rendering. pls see below screenshot Thanks
  27. aheimann

    Site model on parking lot

    That sounds like a good idea, thanks! Could you describe me how I extrude contours as solids?
  28. CipesDesign

    Bot Z of symbol?

    Just a guess, but probably the inner mind of VW's uses a symbol's settings as the zero point. For example, when I place a new Sink from the libraries, zero is equal to the bottom of the flange which would sit on a counter top, or about an inch below the sink's highest point. Therefore, if I want the sink to sit on a 30" vanity all I need to do is move up Z=30" and the flange will align as expected. And, if I Edit 3d for the sink I find the Z=0 locus right at that same level. Try it and see what you think.
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