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  1. Ah - yes. Thanks for the reminder.
  2. I can't park my OIP neatly in the top right of the screen because it obscures the editing modes button. (Return To Viewport, Exit Group, Exit Symbol etc.) I'd like to see it repositionable, or floating above the OIP, or smaller or much wider or something more convenient. Somehow the keyboard shortcut ⌘] doesn't come easily.
  3. Yes. BlueBeam do this with PDF. VW can recognize coincident objects so it's not a stretch to identify non-coincident objects. You can compare contents of design layers by assigning them with a color & an opacity of 50% and viewing both at once. Eg DL 1 - Blue 50%, DL 2 -Red 50% coincident = Purple, everything else is new/removed.
  4. No, but you can place Demo Walls in the opening & assign them to a Demo-1, Demo-2 class etc. You may have issues with lines where Remaining Walls & Demo Walls meet.
  5. Very interesting thanks for highlighting this Bret.
  6. Yes, I think the TBM was an important addition and step towards co-ordinate the drawing (s). The MN declination on/off switch was broken in my test. The N-arrow comes with a blue handle to re-position it graphically. Also hold ~ to temporarily disable snaps.
  7. Following this very closely. Thanks Rob & panel. It was a very interesting discussion @ the Summit & I'm glad to see it getting legs here. I'm looking at the archaic & acad based ABTT standards and how to respect those who swear & abide by them while offering students an updated & well considered structure in VW. On a related note & it may be heresy to say this but for standards to be universally accepted in the industry and in the different territories I believe we should also consider, if only obliquely, the pov of users of other software.
  8. Can we even access the Sheet Title field via the Title Block record any more. In VW2017 S_SHEETTITLE_SD# gave us a 2-way access to the Sheet Title - (in this case a multiline). In VW2018 this field is still available but it looks like there is a hidden field Sheet Title that I would like to make multiline. What am I missing?
  9. One quick idea that may work is to place a 3d seim-opaque mask over the neighboring houses.
  10. Oh - this is surprising & I would offer a little opaque, but thanks Matt for showing me the light. I would have expected: Window Tool, Select Catalog item & Rename Style or Select existing Style. Especially since the catalog button is right there up top with the first insertion A single Window Style called Andersen Windows seems very improbable - perhaps it would be more useful if it defaulted to Andersen Windows-Style 1 or the Andersen Windows - Model number For anyone else struggling with this here's how it works in practice (open to correction if there's a simpler way)
  11. Yes, I'm seeing it too. Catalog & settings are all greyed out - is there a setting somewhere to unlock these. It's almost like I'm using the wrong Workspace, but it's the same in Designer & Architect workspaces directly from the installation without Migration.
  12. If I import multiple Point Clouds into a drawing I would like to be able to distinguish one from the other. Assigning the Name in the OIP to the filename of the source file seems like a reasonable solution.
  13. I'm working with a large 3d scan of multiple setups of >26million points and am looking at options to convert these into textured meshes. Has anyone done this recently? What are the latest options in VW & additional software (Mac preferred) PC if necessary?
  14. Yep- thanks for the post Geff- well said, I'm delighted I attended on many levels and would highly recommend anyone who is considering attending next year's summit to do so. The benifits are very real, both tangible & intangible. Thanks team. Brian