Posted by Peter B on August 19, 1999 at 08:43:33:
In Reply to: Re: Posted on the PowerCadd Board too.... posted by Ray Strang on August 19, 1999 at 07:39:03:
When I make a "wall layer" in PoewerCADD I also use lines for the outlines of the wall. It just works better than polygons. That is generally all that is on the layer except some door and window symbols. Also the weight of line I use for walls is different than all the other lines in plan. It is pretty easy to isolate the wall lines. If you copy to another layer you can combine. Check for bad intersections and duplicates by "select all and looking for "selection handles".
Instead of cutting the wall at openings in PowerCADD (if you want to cut later in DW) you might isolate portions of the wall or make a few tiny cuts. But the final shape has to be closed between inner and outer surfaces of the wall. EG.if you end up with two concentric rectangles you will not have a wall shape to extrude.
An improvement to the import, I think, would be link the origin points in PowerCADD and DW so that subsequent imports end up in the same place in plan.
Also make a commmand in DW that turns an object drawn in plan up on end (90 deg.)in one command. So when we import cut-out shapes for craftsman beams etc. and extrude, we can quickly turn them up into proper orientation. Many things are more complex in elevation than they are in plan and it would be good to cover that part of the outline shape in PCADD.