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General Discussion / Re: Saving Styles
« Last post by Torfinn on Today at 12:52:43 AM »
I was going to ask what an slw file was, thanks.

If there's 1 element Id like to change from the videos is a wall style like weatherboard cladding, in oz and especially in Queensland there are many older houses that are referred to as a queenslander, Id love to create a new wall style like that. If I created a 2D profile of the overlapping weatherboards will that work for a new wall style?

No, as we can only make Recktangular objects in a wall style as far as i know, and there is an limit for 20 in a style, at least it was when i tested that option for the same reason as you some years ago, we use some simular cladding still :)

Torfinn
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General Discussion / Re: Saving Styles
« Last post by Torfinn on Today at 12:45:21 AM »
Thanks John

That was a great idea, as i have like a "Billion" different styles, Templates between 3 and7 Mb
I did test your slw , it did not updated/ converted between inch and mm but that is not important as they will be correct when i make my own.

Torfinn
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General Discussion / Re: Saving Styles
« Last post by Darryl W on Today at 12:16:53 AM »
I was going to ask what an slw file was, thanks.

If there's 1 element Id like to change from the videos is a wall style like weatherboard cladding, in oz and especially in Queensland there are many older houses that are referred to as a queenslander, Id love to create a new wall style like that. If I created a 2D profile of the overlapping weatherboards will that work for a new wall style?
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General Discussion / Re: Saving Styles
« Last post by John R on September 17, 2019, 10:34:11 PM »
I put them in the "My Symbols" folder as a SLW file or in a sub-folder as a TCW file. Then insert them into a drawing from the Library palette. Either way, the inserted objects (& their materials) end up listed in the "Style Manager" palette. I rarely use Architectural symbols that I insert, as they're usually ‘off 'plane’. I'll delete and insert using the proper tools and styles that are now available.

An SLW file is a type of TCW file that only recognizes "Group" objects within the file and ignores anything else. You can have many "Groups" within an SLW and each shows up as a separate symbol. This way I don't have a Template full of extraneous Styles. TurboCAD has used SLW's since version 1 or before, but they've never had a listing for it in the "Save As" dialog. You have to save it as a TCW, close the file, then change the extension to SLW.
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Problems / Re: Drawing won't mirror properly
« Last post by Roger B. on September 17, 2019, 08:45:03 PM »
A lot of info to digest.

Alvin,  The drawing you returned looks good......thanks.  I will check the samples folder too.
Dean,  I tried your tip, and it worked pretty well.  I  only had a couple of walls that moved when reversed.
Brandon, The double hatched line is the brick veneer.  Showing this and framing is typical here.  The surveyor and foundation guy use the widest dimensions, and blocks are set in 4" at grade level and above for the brick ledge.  The framer then uses all other dimensions.I do get carried away with dimensions sometime.  Also, I have gotten lazy with layer management.
Jeff,  What do I look for on transformation settings?
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General Discussion / Re: controlling the number of curve points and distribution
« Last post by aespi on September 17, 2019, 07:55:08 PM »
I recommend Marcus Bole's PolyCAD app, free but registration needed, for this.  Curve and polyline reconstruction to your specification, number of control points, etc.   Much more automation for this than TC, consequently quicker, especially when you've got multiples.    Exchanges with TC via dxf R14 and IGES.

Thanks for the info. Will try it
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General Discussion / Re: Saving Styles
« Last post by Darryl W on September 17, 2019, 06:56:36 PM »
Thank you Don, this is a good video series on the 2 Storey house too.

Alvin great tip about extract from,  yeah I have enough problems remembering what I did yesterday let alone tc stuff. 😀
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General Discussion / Re: Saving Styles
« Last post by Alvin Gregorio on September 17, 2019, 06:42:18 PM »
And don't forget the File/Extract_From... option.   Though sometimes, after time passes, it's hard to remember what file had the stuff we want to Extract From...
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General Discussion / Re: Saving Styles
« Last post by Don Cheke on September 17, 2019, 06:12:34 PM »
Hi Darryl, They reside only in the drawing. You could copy the door(s) and window(s) to a template and even the delete windows and the doors. The styles will remain as part of the template and thus avaiable in any drawing you make from that template.
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General Discussion / Saving Styles
« Last post by Darryl W on September 17, 2019, 05:53:52 PM »
Working through a 2 storey house video by Don Cheke and and I made new styles for doors and windows etc.

With these new styles are they just located inside this drawing only or do they reside elsewhere and if so where?

Can they be saved for use by other drawings?
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