Studio Floor Summer Arrangements

From Monday 24th July the studios will be open:

  • Monday – Friday : 8.30AM  – 8.30PM
  • Saturday / Sunday 8.30 AM – 6.00PM

The Travel Photographer of the Year Exhibition will be running from 4th of August until the 3rd September.  During this time most of the studio floor will be given over to that.  Studio 1019 will be available for general studio use and the computer areas will be open – however you will need to access these areas via the rear fire stairs (near the workshop).

Architecture work left over from the End of Year Show will be stored in the racks in 1010 and shelves beside 1015.  Landscape work will be on the shelves in 1019.  Please note that any work or portfolios still here in October will be recycled / disposed of.

Please note also that there will be computer software and upgrades taking place so possibility of disruption durning these months.

Summer Exhibition – Extended until 18th July

The End of Year Summer Exhibition will now run until Tuesday 18th July.  Please start removing work on Wednesday 19th onwards.

The computer spaces will be available from 9.30 – 4.30 Monday – Friday – but only the first three banks of machines (machines past the plotters are being reconfigured).

The Oce Colourwave Plotter is available but for small format printing you will need to swipe and pick up prints from the library MFDs.

Portfolios and models are sill in this space – please collect any of these you need to keep, as well as contents of lockers and cupboards.  Eventually items left will need to be disposed of.

RIBA portfolios are available for collection from the third floor.

 

 

Studio Opening Hours During Exhibition

For the duration of the End of Year Exhibition there will be restricted access to the studio spaces. The exhibition runs from Thursday 15th June – Monday 2nd July. There is no access for studio activities in the open studios. There is restricted access to the computer spaces between 9.30 – 4.30 Monday – Friday.  Please note there will be machine upgrading taking place so there is likely to be disruption.  The library computing facilities are available throughout there summer.

Save Paper when printing to A2

Currently the Colourwave Plotter will cut an A1 area of paper even when you send an A2 – so around 30% of paper is wasted.

Until we can put a server side fix in place you can make a tweak yourself to stop this happening.

In the plot dialogue / print settings for these queues:

  • Standard-plot-dst-cw700-q1
  • Premium-plot-dst-cd700-q3
  • Ptype4-Plot-dst-CW700-Q4
  • Ptype5-Plot-DST-CW700-Q5
  • Ptype6-Plot-DST-CE700-Q6

select ADVANCED – scroll down to CUT METHOD – set this to PRINTER DEFAULT

Then only the height of an A2 is rolled out.

 

24 Hour / Easter Opening 2017

The First Floor Studios will be open 24 hours from:

  • Monday 27th March – Monday 22nd May inclusive.

Access is to studio floor only after 9.30PM – NOT 2nd and 3rd floors; the Easter days and Bank Holidays WILL be open too.

Staff from REASSURANCE will be on duty overnight – sleeping / unruly / unauthorised people will be asked to leave – you must keep your Student ID card with you.

In case of emergency contact:

  • REASSURANCE staff member, or
  • Front Desk Security (First Aid Trained), or
  • 24 Hour Security: 020 83317616

While the University Building will be open on Easter Days and Bank Holiday, regular staff will not be at work.

Stockwell Street Workshop will not be open on these days.

 

 

Term 2: 2017 Opening

The 24 hour opening is now over for S11 and Library building.  From 13th January the opening hours revert to 8.00AM to midnight every day including weekends

A 24 hour opening period will take effect again later in the year around final hand-in.

Studio support is available Monday – Friday during core hours; from 8.30AM to 9.00PM and at weekends for 3 hours during each day.  If you have specialised printing, etc please do this during regular working hours when there is someone who can assist.

The workshop is open Monday to Friday 9.30 – 5.00PM

Please throw out any rubbish – the shelving storage is getting filled up.

Design Studio 24 Hour Opening

Stockwell Street Library and the 1st Floor Studios in S11 will be open 24/7, starting from

Monday 28th November from 8am to Thursday 15th December inclusive

From the 16th of December opening hours will be open as follows:

Friday 16th until midnight
Saturday 17th – Sunday 18th December 9 am – midnight
Monday 19th – Thursday 22nd December (inclusive) 8 am – midnight

Friday 23rd December 8 am – Midday

the building closes for the Christmas Break at midday on Friday 23rd  (University closed Friday 23rd December pm – reopens Tuesday 3rd)

24/7 opening will resume again on Tuesday 3rd January until Thursday 12th January (inclusive).

From Friday 13th January, normal hours will resume: 8 am to midnight.

Design Studios :: Need to Know

Here are some tips / solutions / workarounds / that will be very useful for studio users.

  • PCs : No Logon Servers Available – Cannot log on OR no internet when returning to sleeping machine.

Solution: RESTART THE MACHINE

There is a network glitch in Stockwell Street and the Maritime Campus where network cards sometimes do not wake up from power save.  The only way a student can fix this is a restart

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  • Plot queue (or queues) not showing in the drop down list

Solution: Add the plot queue(s) manually using the following steps

Click the Windows Start Button in the bottom left hand corner:

start-button

start-button

in the Search box type

\\GM-PS-N

This will bring up a big list of plotters and printers.
In the top right hand search box type

DST

This filters the list just to the printers and plotters in our print area.

plotter-list

plotter-list

Identify the plotter you want from the list and double click to install it. It is then available to print to from any application.

STANDARD-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q1 :: A2/A1/A0 Standard Paper
PREMIUM-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q3 :: A2/A1/A0 240GSM MATT paper
PTYPE4-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q4 :: A2/A1/A0 Tracing Paper
PTYPE5-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q5 :: A2/A1/A0 Textured Paper
PTYPE6-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q6 :: A2/A1/A0 Satin Semi-gloss Paper
PLOT-DST-T1300 :: Sheet Feed Plotter

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  • PDF Documents print blank pages on the MFD printer

Solution: Flatten the PDF by clicking the ADVANCED tab and ticking the Print as Image option

print-as-image

Often PDF files with lots of layers created with Adobe Photoshop will not be understood properly by the MFD printer.  Print as Image will flatten the whole file down so it is simpler to process – it does not affect the quality of the print.

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  • iMac Keychain Access nags on logon

Solution: Click UPDATE KEYCHAIN (the MIDDLE) option when it asks what to do 

filevaultpwrecover4

If you have changed your Uni password this may conflict with the iMac’s password management system when you have previously logged into a machine with your old password.

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  • Large Screen wheelable Screens not showing anything

Solution: 

CHECK screen is on – press upwards the joystick under the screen in the middle.

CHECK input is set to HDMI1- use the joystick to select HDMI1

CHECK the PC is powered on – the small square PC is mounted to the back; if it is on the power button will be glowing.

If all else fails restart the PC by Pressing and holding down the power button to force a restart.

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  • Connect to the Larger Scanner / Shared Area (S: drive) from a Mac

    Solution: Once logged on to a Mac you can manually connect to the shared area

The large scanner will save scans to the SCANS folder on the S drive.  This appears automatically on a PC.  If you are on a Mac you can manually connect by selecting 

GO” in the top menu, then choosing 

CONNECT TO SERVER

(or press CMD-K)

this opens a dialogue window – in server address type “gm-stu-shr1”

connect-to-server

 

The S drive will now open – the scans will be in the folder “SCANS”

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Plotting and Printers not showing

We are having issues with plotters on PCs not automatically appearing in the list of devices. If you cannot see a plotter then you can manually add using these steps:

Click the Windows Start Button in the bottom left hand corner:

start-button

 

in the Search box type

\\GM-PS-N

This will bring up a big list of plotters and printers.
In the top right hand search box type

DST

This filters the list just to the printers and plotters in our print area.

plotter-list

Identify the plotter you want from the list and double click to install it. It is then available to print to from any application.

 

STANDARD-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q1 :: A2/A1/A0 Standard Paper
PREMIUM-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q3 :: A2/A1/A0 240GSM MATT paper
PTYPE4-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q4 :: A2/A1/A0 Tracing Paper
PTYPE5-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q5 :: A2/A1/A0 Textured Paper
PTYPE6-PLOT-DST-CW700-Q6 :: A2/A1/A0 Satin Semi-gloss Paper
PLOT-DST-T1300 :: Sheet Feed Plotter