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  2. Same here. I also use Notability during client meetings. I import PDFs to mark up, but can also include photos, add sketches, and take notes.
  3. Yes, this is what Sheet Layer viewports are for. If the viewport next to your pasteup is a Sheet Layer viewport, you could easily Option-Drag it to make a copy and then change its View to Isometric. Kevin
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  5. I am trying to print a PDF of a page that shows both 2D lines and a 3D details... similar to the example attached. Basically a window/mask that shows a 3D isometric view of an 3D element draw within the same file... Is it possible? Thanks 🙂 Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 18.18.14.pdf
  6. @Anders Blomberg 1.The way I manage Revit files is to create a new vectorworks file that exists solely for the purpose of holding the Revit import. I then reference that into my landscape design file. When the architect issues a new revit model, I have to go into that special file I set up for referencing and reimport the Revit file. I'm interested in hearing how others address this. I would not want an automatic and continuous update from my architects though as I would miss the opportunity to visually check to see what has changed. I always hear "we just changed the building in this one area" to find that all kinds of other stuff was changed too 🙂 I only see that because I compare the models. 2. I have yet to receive a Revit project that was georeferenced correctly, interested to hear other's experiences. Typically, I'm the one dealing with survey, civil, and georeferencing with the architects just delivering pretty little boxes orientated with the front facade facing up most of the time.
  7. @E|FA Right... in 2D I guess it is not possible.
  8. @tom W. this is good, it works... thanks! I did as you said and I see the VW error on the witness lines. Could you just guide me how to "stacked a wireframe viewport on top of a hidden line one"? Thanks thanks.
  9. This is a great suggestion. I think it will take some serious thinking to make it work right for everyone and avoid making it too cumbersome, especially in regards to data for project, issuing, revision, etc. In terms of managing the overall sheet count between sets within a single Vectorworks file... The current method of "activating/deactivating the titleblock" is cumbersome because you have to enter the sheet and click on the titleblock to do it (unless I am unaware of a better way). In a set with many sheets, this is time consuming. Ideally, sheets would be members of a set and the sheets within that set would be counted towards the X of X sheets within that set only. That would be nice. Alternatively, if this could be managed by using different titleblocks for different sets somehow, that might be doable. I usually use a conceptual title block for that stage that looks different than my production drawings. I would actually settle for having a toggle in the navigator window that allowed me to activate the sheets I wanted to count, but that would be a bit clunky in practice and prone to error. Here's what I'm doing currently when I need everything in once Vectoworks file. It works, but not the best solution.
  10. Alternately having something other than the sheet number be the unique identifier for sheet layouts would alleviate some of this pain. I've looked at adding alternate fields to each sheet for number and abandoning VW's numbering, but I'm worried about all the tables and callouts I would have to update along the way...
  11. @AdamRoxby For PDF markups, I prefer PDF Expert. I have come around to using Trace as well, but find it better for design sketching.
  12. I finally solved my Logitech mouse driver problems by downloading a 3rd party app called "SteerMouse." Here's a link to their site. It cost $20, but totally solved my driver issues and has been trouble free.
  13. I can certainly understand people having that feeling, especially if they came from a CAD or manual drafting background. One of these days drawing standards will enter the modern age and embrace typographic standards developed prior to the invention of the printing press 😉. It is a shame many CAD programs didn’t get on board with digital publishing standards early in their development. I think Vectorworks is clearly ahead in that regard, especially when bouncing between creative/publishing softwares.
  14. For viewports, once you have one set up the way you like you can use the Eyedropper tool to transfer settings from one viewport to another. Make sure that "Render Properties" under Viewport Attributes is checked for the eyedropper settings. This will sample and place the render modes for foreground and background render, plus the render settings and lighting options, if applicable.
  15. I was trying to see if there was a way to do it in viewports, but that is a neat trick.
  16. Is there a reason why this has been removed in VW2021? The ability to Group a viewport then resize it using the control handles then Ungroup it again. This was a really useful function.
  17. Hey, I have attached a couple test files too try somethings out, I am normally on the other side of these import issues, I have recently switched from AutoCAD to Vectorworks. I have cleaned up and simplified the AutoCAD file to see if that helps speed up your import and solve some of your line issues that you are having. I have also copied over the ground and section plan and placed it in a VXW file, to see if that is what you are looking for. AutoCAD users draw in 'Model Space" which is equivalent to a Vectorworks "Deign Layer". If you import the DWG into a blank Vectorworks file you should be able to copy over the symbols and lines that you are looking for into a blank drawing and leave behind everything you do not want. Platee_2-20-2020_Edit.dwg Platee_2-20-2020_VW.vwx
  18. "Inside" the symbol, a door or window should be laid out horizontally; that is, left to right. When inserted into a wall, the symbol's X axis is aligned with the wall.
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  21. @Pat Stanford and @Matt Panzer I'll send it in. And Pat, yes, I'm the only one. This was one of the first files I migrated from AutoCAD and I've have many odd issues with it. Landscape areas offset by 10s of feet in both x,y and z axis, plant objects dropping randomly to the 0 z axis, I'm sure I have done many things in ways not optimized for VW. For now I've just made 'un-smart' section lines for print and have left the crazy offset section lines where they want to be. Hopefully Tech can figure out if I've got something set wrong.
  22. I personally don't like inserting symbols in walls and will always make a faux window (Opening/Cased Opening if it is rectangular) (Wall Recess if the shape is more complex). I then place the symbol in the model manually (aka non inserted). This gives me more flexibility over placement within the wall. The downside to this is that if the wall moves, you have to move the symbol. But It saves you the trouble of making symbols for horizontal walls and symbols for vertical walls. I really wish VW would improve the wall tool!
  23. For reasons that are unknown to me, you sometimes have to rotate the 3d Geometry in the symbol by 90 degrees. One of the many VW quirks. AKA features.
  24. I remember a few years ago about this and never got to solve it so I went back to unstyled walls. I'm giving styled walls and slabs another chance for this presentation I'm doing, but can't make walls accept an alternate hatch or fill. How do you do it? Thanks for any help.
  25. Aghh still need help.
  26. No sooner have I posted this...I run a search on google and @Andy Broomellhas got a tutorial. Cheers.
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