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* February 24, 2018, 05:15:53 AM
Admittedly I am using an old version of TurboCad (v11) but for the life of me I am unable to create an opening in a wall. To be precise I create a block with both a 2D and 3D representation but when I insert it into the wall as an opening it always appears as a solid object rather than as an opening. I suspect I am doing something very stupid here but after numerous attempts I am unable to get this to work correctly. I attach my drawing - the blocks I have tried using are a combination of Block_0 + Block_1 and Block_2 + Block_1. Thank you

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* February 24, 2018, 05:51:24 AM
#1
I dont have v 11, but they work fine here, both in 1-0 and 1-2 combo.
Maybe something hang in your system, have you try'd to close/ re.open TC

Torfinn

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* February 24, 2018, 06:13:13 AM
#2
Do you think it could be anything to do with any default settings you may have? I have noticed that in the properties of the opening, although the correct 2D/3D blocks are shown the 'Style' is shown as '40_84 Single Door' but when I try to change this to 'Normal Opening' it changes the blocks!

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* February 24, 2018, 07:47:19 AM
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That can be the reason, as when i change the opening that are there to a "Normal Opening" Preset it change to a bow window because you have set it like this in the "Normal Opening" Preset

Torfinn

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* February 24, 2018, 07:52:43 AM
#4
Thank you for your assistance so far and I promise this is the last question - but can you tell me where I can change the opening preset?

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* February 24, 2018, 08:37:36 AM
#5
Thats no problem, if we have time we all will try to help.
As i said i dont know how it looks like in v 11, but attached is how it looks like here.
If you rigthclick on the Opening Tool and open it's property there is 5-6 presets in there, and select/ use the normal opening and then go down to openings you will see there is set some Blocks  there and can change them to your need.
If there is a Selection Info palette you will also see it there as pr attached.

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* February 24, 2018, 08:53:19 AM
#6
Again thank you. I have changed the preset but it is still the same however I have noticed something that may be relevant and that is the 'Anchor To Wall' setting. When this is applied I cannot place the block however if I disable it I can

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* February 24, 2018, 02:24:49 PM
#7
What is the Operating System that you are using this version-11 on?

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* February 24, 2018, 02:51:07 PM
#8
Try this please:
>In your Windows Operating System management, go to User Account Control (UAC).
>Turn the setting all the way down to "Never Notify" (or similar verbiage).
>Restart your computer as directed by Windows.
>Re-try what you are trying to accomplish

That works for me

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I just tried what you are trying to do, using your file, with my version-11 TurboCAD installed on a Windows-7 system, with the UAC set to something other than "Never Notify" (what I term "turned Off")
Sure enough, as I expected, I experienced the same issues you are describing.
When I change UAC to "Never Notify", restart the computer, open version-11--- no issue.

In my experience, using version-11 on a Windows-7 (and Vista?) or more recent machine, UAC has to be turned "Off" for TurboCAD version-11 to function fully.  Without turning UAC "off", I estimate I (we) am getting about 60% functionality.
As I have said in the past:  I can't blame IMSI, the developers didn't have access to the more recent Operating Systems when they developed version-11.

-Alvin
« Last Edit: February 24, 2018, 02:53:00 PM by Alvin Gregorio »

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* February 24, 2018, 03:28:16 PM
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After looking at the Blocks used in the current opening, it looks like this has been done incorrectly. He has the door frame (Block__0) as the 2D Block property and the glass (Block_2) as the 3D Block property. They should be together as one Block. I did that in Block_3 and it looked better to me, with Block_1 as the 2D Block property. I fixed the walls and gave them some different Brick materials. Added a tile floor.

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* February 24, 2018, 03:37:46 PM
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After looking at the Blocks used in the current opening, it looks like this has been done incorrectly. He has the door frame (Block__0) as the 2D Block property and the glass (Block_2) as the 3D Block property. They should be together as one Block. I did that in Block_3 and it looked better to me, with Block_1 as the 2D Block property. I fixed the walls and gave them some different Brick materials. Added a tile floor.

John, I just opened your file in Notepad.  I see it is a version-11 file.
Questions for you:  What Operating System do you have TC-V11 installed on?  And what do you have the Windows UAC set to in that OS?

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* February 24, 2018, 04:06:05 PM
#11
I have Version 11 on my old Vista workstation with its Compatibility Mode set to XP (SP2). UAC is turned on.

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* February 24, 2018, 04:13:21 PM
#12
I have Version 11 on my old Vista workstation with its Compatibility Mode set to XP (SP2). UAC is turned on.

Okay.  I think that's why it's working for you differently than for me and TAM.
I'd be interested in hearing what TAM's Operating System is.  And what TAM experiences when trying my suggestion of turning Windows UAC "Off".

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* February 25, 2018, 12:10:28 AM
#13
Hi Guys - thank you very much for your feedback. My operating system is Windows 10. Alvin, I tried turning off user account control as you suggested but I am afraid it is still the same. The only way I can place the block is by turning 'Anchor To Wall' off which probably explains why it does not appear correctly. John, could I ask you to send me a copy of your actual drawing, that way if it still does not work on my machine then I know it is probably a hardware issue. Many thanks

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* February 25, 2018, 12:31:55 AM
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John, could I ask you to send me a copy of your actual drawing, that way if it still does not work on my machine then I know it is probably a hardware issue. Many thanks
I haven't opened the file, so not sure its the right one, but John included a .tcw file in his reply - reply number 9)

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* February 25, 2018, 01:24:11 AM
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Have opened Johns file and it does appear correctly. However when I attempt to place an opening (as per the original setting Block_0 and Block_3) nothing appears. If I change the 2D block to Block_1 however at least it appears as if I couId place it but then I have the original problem that if it is set to 'Anchor To Wall' it does not create an opening, merely places the block within the wall.
I am beginning to suspect this must be an hardware issue or something to do with Windows 10, either way I appreciate the time you have given me

Correction: if 'Anchor To Wall' selected I am unable to place the object
« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 03:52:06 AM by TAM253 »

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* February 25, 2018, 12:52:55 PM
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Hi Guys - thank you very much for your feedback. My operating system is Windows 10. Alvin, I tried turning off user account control as you suggested but I am afraid it is still the same. The only way I can place the block is by turning 'Anchor To Wall' off which probably explains why it does not appear correctly. John, could I ask you to send me a copy of your actual drawing, that way if it still does not work on my machine then I know it is probably a hardware issue. Many thanks

Are you also "Run as Administrator" the TurboCAD version-11 program; and set its Compatibility Mode to Windows XP SP2?

I think the fact that you are running an old version of TurboCAD-- one that was created before your current Operating System version-- is the underlying cause of your issue.  I can replicate your issue, with version-11 on a Windows-7 system.
I can remedy it by following my advice(s).

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)


* February 25, 2018, 01:08:15 PM
#17
I installed Version 11 on my Windows 10 workstation. I tried various compatibility settings or Run as Administrator, but the "Opening" tool doesn't work with "Anchor to Wall".

Time to upgrade to a newer TurboCAD version or find a computer with an XP or Vista operating system. Be aware, they started making a lot of improvements to the Architectural tools starting in Version 12, but didn't settle on a set standard until version 16 or 18.

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* February 25, 2018, 01:34:39 PM
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I installed Version 11 on my Windows 10 workstation. I tried various compatibility settings or Run as Administrator, but the "Opening" tool doesn't work with "Anchor to Wall".

Time to upgrade to a newer TurboCAD version or find a computer with an XP or Vista operating system. Be aware, they started making a lot of improvements to the Architectural tools starting in Version 12, but didn't settle on a set standard until version 16 or 18.

We knew it was just a matter of time...

when version-11 wouldn't work fully on the current-day Operating System.

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Alvin Gregorio
(mostly Residential Architectural 2D; no formal CAD Training; intermittent TurboCAD user since yr. 2000 [ver6.5])
---TurboCAD: V20.2PP(57.0)[as of 3/12/15]; V19DL(54.2); V11.2Pro; Windows-7-Pro/64-bit; Intel-Core-i3 CPU; 2.27ghz; 4GB RAM; Intel HD Graphics (CPU based)