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*Johnson, Mike
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what is shrinkwrap for

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03-02-2001 05:30 AM
Hello all: I'm hoping somebody with a little extra time will tell me/us what
is shrinkwrap good for and what are the advantages/disadvantages of using
it. I've used ADT through all it's versions and have never used it. Am I
missing something? I've read the little info that is in the helpfile and
don't see what it does that wall styles don't.

If somebody could give the lowdown on Shrinkwrap I would appreciate it.

Thanks
Mike Johnson
*Branch, S.
Message 2 of 4 (57 Views)

Re: what is shrinkwrap for

03-02-2001 05:38 AM in reply to: *Johnson, Mike
Don't get me started on shrinkwrap...

I don't know what it was designed for, but I can tell you how I used it in ADT2.

I would create a layer called 'SHRINKWRAP'. Then, in every wall style, I would
edit the display properties and assign the shrinkwrap to the layer 'SHRINKWRAP'.
I would assign SHRINKWRAP a color that make it plot heavier than the base layer
of WALL.
Then, I'd just freeze the SHRINKWRAP layer in the framing & electrical viewports
and, when plotted, the walls would be lighter than in my floor plan viewport. I
loved it!

However, in ADT3, there is a defect (ID 280268): shrinkwrap can't be
independently frozen from the wall layer. In other words, if you freeze
SHRINKWRAP from my scenario above, the entire wall freezes. This will supposedly
be addressed in the next service patch.

And that's all I have to say about that.

Scott.

Mike Johnson wrote:

> Hello all: I'm hoping somebody with a little extra time will tell me/us what
> is shrinkwrap good for and what are the advantages/disadvantages of using
> it. I've used ADT through all it's versions and have never used it. Am I
> missing something? I've read the little info that is in the helpfile and
> don't see what it does that wall styles don't.
>
> If somebody could give the lowdown on Shrinkwrap I would appreciate it.
>
> Thanks
> Mike Johnson

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Scott Branch
scott@burnelljewett.com
Burnell & Jewett Architects
805.564.6074
www.burnelljewett.com
*M, Nauman
Message 3 of 4 (57 Views)

Re:

03-02-2001 05:54 AM in reply to: *Johnson, Mike
S.
you can however add a new Display rep that allows you to turn off the
shrinkwrap for ELEC.
etc..

"S. Branch" wrote:
>
> Don't get me started on shrinkwrap...
>
> I don't know what it was designed for, but I can tell you how I used it in ADT2.
>
> I would create a layer called 'SHRINKWRAP'. Then, in every wall style, I would
> edit the display properties and assign the shrinkwrap to the layer 'SHRINKWRAP'.
> I would assign SHRINKWRAP a color that make it plot heavier than the base layer
> of WALL.
> Then, I'd just freeze the SHRINKWRAP layer in the framing & electrical viewports
> and, when plotted, the walls would be lighter than in my floor plan viewport. I
> loved it!
>
> However, in ADT3, there is a defect (ID 280268): shrinkwrap can't be
> independently frozen from the wall layer. In other words, if you freeze
> SHRINKWRAP from my scenario above, the entire wall freezes. This will supposedly
> be addressed in the next service patch.
>
> And that's all I have to say about that.
>
> Scott.
>
> Mike Johnson wrote:
>
> > Hello all: I'm hoping somebody with a little extra time will tell me/us what
> > is shrinkwrap good for and what are the advantages/disadvantages of using
> > it. I've used ADT through all it's versions and have never used it. Am I
> > missing something? I've read the little info that is in the helpfile and
> > don't see what it does that wall styles don't.
> >
> > If somebody could give the lowdown on Shrinkwrap I would appreciate it.
> >
> > Thanks
> > Mike Johnson
>
> --
> Scott Branch
> scott@burnelljewett.com
> Burnell & Jewett Architects
> 805.564.6074
> www.burnelljewett.com

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*McNeal, Dennis
Message 4 of 4 (57 Views)

Re: what is shrinkwrap for

03-02-2001 06:38 AM in reply to: *Johnson, Mike
Mike,
Shrinkwrap is intended to profile your walls in the same way an architect would
do it with a pencil. Make the outer linework heavier. ADT can also display
shrinkwrap for inner components (if you hav a big cavity for instance) - this is
shrinkwrap hatch.

Hope that helps.
Dennis McNeal
Architectural Resources

Mike Johnson wrote:

> Hello all: I'm hoping somebody with a little extra time will tell me/us what
> is shrinkwrap good for and what are the advantages/disadvantages of using
> it. I've used ADT through all it's versions and have never used it. Am I
> missing something? I've read the little info that is in the helpfile and
> don't see what it does that wall styles don't.
>
> If somebody could give the lowdown on Shrinkwrap I would appreciate it.
>
> Thanks
> Mike Johnson

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