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  2. wkwiat

    Braceworks Frustration

    Hi All, Looking for some help and direction. I am trying to estimate the weight of a truss grid with decking. Its a 36' (L) x 12' (W) x 12' (H) grid out of Tyler 12" truss. I am stuck at the first layer with the truss connections. I keep getting a warning "Cross section types do not match". I read a few posts about corner blocks and I have tried to use the correct corner blocks for the drawing and not what I am using in actuality, ie 5-way verses 3-way. I have attached a screen shot of where i am at currently....
  3. Today
  4. Bruce Kieffer

    Stop Camera From Moving?

    How do I stop a camera from moving? When I zoom or rotate, the camera moves. I want to place a camera, and then rotate around from where the camera is set, just like rotating it on a tripod.
  5. Terry Smith

    Rogue lines in 3d Label legend

    Thanks for looking at this, Mark! That didn't seem to do it though. The file is attached. 3d Label Legend Test.vwx
  6. line-weight

    Best Methods for Extrude along path in multiple planes?

    I'm on 18, OSX El capitan.
  7. Im looking for 1x VWX Architect 2017 or greater license. Web activated. Please contact me if you have one for sale.
  8. markdd

    Rogue lines in 3d Label legend

    Those look like the much disliked lines that connect the text field to the origin of the instrument. However yours seem to be behaving very weirdly indeed. To get them to disappear, find out what class your 3D label is assigned to and then change the pen setting in the class to none. Keep the pen colour though. That should make them disappear. Could you post the whole file or one with just the label Legend so I could work out what’s going on? Hope that works for you.
  9. Robert Janiak

    Export Lighting Device to DWG

    Hi, I have problem with export my project to DWG. All my Lighting Devices placed on top of the truss (rotated X = - 180 deg) are up side down at DWG file. How can I export to DWG with correct rotation?
  10. Alan Woodwell

    Best Methods for Extrude along path in multiple planes?

    Hi I have a PC not a Mac, may make a difference. good luck
  11. Terry Smith

    Rogue lines in 3d Label legend

    I just started experimenting with 3d label legends. These lines are jaunty, yet unexpected and not useful. I can't seem to get rid of them. Any ideas?
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  13. HEengineering

    Best Methods for Extrude along path in multiple planes?

    Soooo. I tried this at home with the same versions of OSX and VW and I do NOT get marquee selection in Nurbs edit mode. So I think its fair to say its certianly a bug somewhere, very odd behavior. I do get the marquee in polyline edit mode tho.
  14. HEengineering

    Best Methods for Extrude along path in multiple planes?

    It seems to work for me regardless of the vertices type. Can only speculate that it has to do with the fact Im on High Sierra and VW 2017 SP5?? To be honest I recall having this function in 2016 as well. Never been an issue for me. Are you guys both on 19? We are still refraining from upgrading. We had some issues with moves from Sierra to High Sierra. 17 seems pretty stable for us at this point so we never leaped forward. 18 had alot of site model issues which use that feature enough to warrant staying in 17. 19 seems like a headache with Mojave. Talk about upgrade fatigue🤒 Im really suprised this is an issue.
  15. Alan Woodwell

    Best Methods for Extrude along path in multiple planes?

    @HEengineeringHi, I would stay with polygons and 3D polygons. See short video that may assist. Regards https://youtu.be/XHHRGaZhMaw
  16. scottmoore

    Flowcharts for Speakers

    Great tip Peter!! Quick tip for drawing connecting lines as I end up doing this kind of thing all the time. I used to draw horizontal and vertical lines that overlapped and used the Trim Tool to slice the lines to the specific length. The problem is, you end up with all kinds of bits to delete assuming your intersecting lines are intersecting more than just themselves. Now I use the Fillet tool and set the Fillet radius pretty small so as to be unnoticeable. Now when you connect two lines this way, there are no additional lines to delete. You can also connect lines that don’t even come close to intersecting. It makes these kinds of drawings go very quickly.
  17. nakedeye

    Flowcharts for Speakers

    I've used ConnectCad for a few years now and use it for designing a control & data layout in all my lighting plots. It would certainly work for audio.
  18. Picapau Amarelo

    Get fill color of a class on a worksheet?

    Persists the warning message "Comma expected" for every class I have on my vw file. Then the worksheet opens filled with the classes info on top. Second table empty info. Both methods the same result.
  19. Tom Klaber

    Until Next Time

    @MullinRJ Ha - Raymond has alerted me that my intended tone was not apparent - so I guess I should clarify - Jim - you are awesome. Thank you for your work. Do not worry - I am not really leaving for Cheif architect because of your departure. I hope you find what you are looking for... Rest of VW... You have big shoes to fill.
  20. Zeno

    Until Next Time

    Good luck Jim. I have no idea how users will do without your knowledge. You made the difference. Thank you. Really hope to see you here again.
  21. zeroInf

    Instruments not attaching to/Following Hanging Position?

    For me is a bug . The same things . if i move a hanging position left to 100cm them i move back all fixture dont follow the hanging position . the solution for me is > Spotlight refresh instruments . and then all fixture go back to hanging position
  22. zoomer

    Joining 3 walls with different styles

    I think the last problem from the 3D example, that a non-capped T connection of that thinner Wall will fail to cut through the Plaster, although proper core setting in Styles, is something that VW could maybe solve with the existing System. Beside there is always manual modeling to workaround where PIOs reach their limitations. It would just be nice if there would be easier ways to integrate and co-existence of such Generic Solid replacements, between PIOs. VW is great for Architectural Design and Competitions. Can get a bit tedious with generating Plans at later stages. (Where Archicad shines) And there would be so much potential in making some VW Tools really good with just some small tweaks. (Move by Points, Story Level Systems, PIOs, non-View UnDo, Screenplane, Axis Locks, consistency, UI, GUI, ...) So far in Bricscad, only the whole 3D Direct Modeling and BIM part is impressive. Overall and everything 2D so far is Autocad. (Blocks, Selection, Layers, Viewports, how Tools work, ....) You may like or hate it. I entered Bricscad with v18 when I thought that it is finally usable for my purposes. But v19 unexpectedly was such a great step ahead that all their AI automatisms start to make really sense now and it is a real pleasure to work now. (If there only wouldn't be that much Autodcad inside) Converting to OS X and VW made me use Shortcut Keys, Symbols, generate Sections and Plans, C4D Exchange, Single Pane View, Library Objects ... Things that I never used in years of Microstation before. Because those weren't that much fun and easy to use. Similar for parts of Bricscad.
  23. MullinRJ

    Until Next Time

    Tom, Do you realize Jim is not gone, he's just not an employee at the moment? Your statement is pretty harsh, and I don't think the rest of the VW employees deserve it, but good luck in your future endeavors. I'm sure you will be missed here, too. Raymond
  24. Rails and Fences. I have been playing with this feature for at least 12 hours now and I am finding I need it to do two more functions. 1) many Craftsman style rails have spindles, or bars between the "Top Rail" and the top of the "Frame Panel". So essentially, there are multiple "Frame Panels", and the tool can only make 1 panel with space between the Top Rail. I currently have to created my own 3D solids and place them by hand between the top of the panel and the bottom of the top rail. 2) While you can make a "Fence" look like a rail and with segments force it to follow a slope, however, you cannot force the segments to follow various 3D solids with various heights. In other words, the stair tool cannot create my complex deck steps and deck levels, so no rails. This has to be done by 3d solids. As you can imagine, rails need to follow the edge of these different "Z" values, of these complicated deck platforms. Yes I use DeckWorks, but the rail forms are way too simple compared to the new "Rail/Fence" tool. Also DeckWorks rails only follow stairs, and not the edge of multiple leveled decks. Could you imagine if in a "Side" flat 3d view, the rail tool had a polyline option, and you could draw that line along the edge of the top deck, than down the angle of all the other deck levels, and clicked the check mark, than the rail tool would place the rails along that path. Not only would the tool draw the rails along the flat surface, but also down all the deck levels as one continuous rail. If I am missing how to do this, let me know. THX
  25. GloriamLT

    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    @SCParker I'm using Vision in demo mode, settings X,Y,Z only for the whole object, but I only need light flux 😕
  26. SCParker

    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    The fastest way I've found to deal with the occasional searchlights is to make changes in the X,Y,Z settings of the units inside Vision. With the lights lit, make a change to each and when they're pointing in the direction you want, you're set. The underlying issue is the rotation of the unit within VW. It gets worse if you've done any mirroring of units. Sorry, I don't have time at this moment to delve further at the moment.
  27. Editing the Interior Elevation Tag graphics takes forever! Changing the tag class, color, or tag style creates a huge lag. The graphics of the tag need to be separated from the complex inner workings of the tool itself.
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