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  1. Dan Hoffman

    Streamdeck integration.

    Does your Streamdeck work elsewhere - i.e. if you open Notepad and press your shortcut key for pan, does an 'H' appear? That'll help narrow down whether it's a Vectorworks or Streamdeck issue...
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    Streamdeck integration.

    There are also tons of ways that you can use it beyond specific apps, i.e. I have found in a month or so of us that my most commonly used buttons are direct links to the folder in my dropbox for the shows I'm working on the most, direct links to websites that I visit the most and a whole variety of text entry shortcuts for things I type a lot....and that's without even getting into stacking up a lot of multiple commands! It would be nice to avoid having to do the whole create-shortcut dance to use it with VW, especially as I go back and forth between different machines and use different workspaces for each (laptop vs desktop)....
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    Sheet Layer Names Won't Stick

    I've been having a recurring problem with VW2019 - in SP2 and now SP3 - where I'll make a copy of a sheet layer, change the name and continue working, and after some indeterminate amount of time, it will revert back to its previous name. Seems to occur on both Mac and Windows, doesn't seem to persist after saving, closing VW and re-opening, haven't been able to actively reproduce it but it's occurred across multiple files (mostly from the same template). I've tried renaming both in the Navigation palette as well as in the pop-up....doesn't seem to matter.
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    Sheet Layer Names Won't Stick

    I do have Title Border objects on each sheet layer; it looks like the global Auto Drawing Coordination option is turned OFF already in Document Preferences but it was turned ON in the Title Block Style; I've turned it off and will see if that helps. Thanks for the reminder about that new so-called 'feature'!
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    VW2019 Title Block Border Tool tabbing

    This fixed it for me, on MacOS 10.14.2 using VW19 SP2: "Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts->All controls checked for keyboard access" (couldn't move between fields using tab, pressed control-F7, now I can!)
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    BUG -Auto-Pan No Longer Working

    Hmmm, I see what you mean - it *kinda* works, but definitely not the same way that it used to. If you hover in that few-pixels-wide border zone near the edge of the screen, after a delay, it auto-pans. But that's very different from the previous behavior, which was activated as soon as the cursor reached the edge of the screen. At the very minimum it would really be great if there was a toggle for something like this....trying to hover in that area with a trackpad or with a bunch of things snapping near the edge is rather tricky...
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    Date format in current plot date

    Has this already been filed as a known issue to be fixed in future versions? Where are the date formats coming from - the OS or as part of the sheet border / title block tool?
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    BUG -Auto-Pan No Longer Working

    And yet, it's still not fixed almost four months and two service packs later....
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    Date format in current plot date

    Follow-up question - where are these custom date formats defined, and how would one go about changing them? Better than the previous version, but still missing some things, i.e. DD MMM YYYY / 28 Dec 2018....
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    Download VW2019 Service Pack Installer for Later Use?

    Answering my own question here - it seems that the answer is to download the complete installer, which has the service pack rolled into it.
  11. Where can I download the service pack installer files for later installation for VW2019? Nothing whatsoever shows up at this page for 2019: https://www.vectorworks.net/support/downloads/product-updates (in this case, I'd like to download both the Windows and Mac versions of SP1 while I have access to a high-speed connection)
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    Pixelated RW Viewports

    I know that this is a 14-year-old question and answer - but I've been looking for this piece of information for at least half that much time and just found it. Thank you, long-ago VW users!
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    Service Packs as a Download

    Maybe the page at 'https://www.vectorworks.net/support/downloads/product-updates' should be updated with this information, since right now it just shows a completely blank page for any updates for VW2019. And like others have commented, while I appreciate that the 'new' update system may help reduce the size of the downloads, it would really be great if the 'old' all-in-one service pack was also still available for download. I don't have the greatest internet access at home, where I use VW on a PC, but when I travel somewhere with my Mac laptop that has fast and free internet, I download the service packs for both OS's. Also handy to have the service packs already downloaded for when I need to re-install it....
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    Unlink text object from record

    That works great, thanks for that script - maybe Vectorworks will be smart enough to include this seemingly obvious function in a future release.....
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    Classes Not Scrolling

    So it sounds like this is a confirmed bug, according to Service Select support it's something that Engineering is 'working on'....no further information provided.... In the mean time it's still incredibly frustrating since I'm trying to work on a number of very class-dense drawings this week....anyone found a work-around? Clean install of VW2018 SP4, brand-new machine, Windows 10 Home with latest updates, i7-7700, 32GB RAM, GTX 1070 8GB....
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    Classes Not Scrolling

    Update: this is still a problem in VW2018 SP3, this is absurd. Like I'd said earlier - brand new Windows 10 machine, clean install of VW18, no reason it shouldn't work... Hierarchical display doesn't help when I still need to scroll through the whole hierarchy, and it's a shared drawing so I can't exactly just change it to work around this ridiculous bug. Same drawing can scroll fine on Mac.
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    Classes Not Scrolling

    Two-and-a-half years on....it seems that scrolling in drop-down / pop-out menus is broken again. VW2018, SP2, on a brand-new Windows 10 machine. Thought it might be my trackball, but even plugging in a regular mouse, no luck.
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    Font Size in OIP for Dimensions

    This wasn't the answer that I came here looking for, but just wanted to say thanks for mentioning that as an option, just updated my workspace and now I have a font size menu in my right-click, very nice!
  19. A functionality along the lines of 'saved sets' for number instruments? That'd be great! And it would also be great to have the ability to adjust which fields are 'eligible' for use in the Number Instruments tool - i.e. it would be nice to be able to use it to directly label Purpose fields in order, without having to dump the labels into another field and then do a find/modify...
  20. Agreed with this wish a thousand percent, but came here to add a much simpler wish - how about direct-editing of class and layer names in the Navigation palette / window? It could be via a shift-click or something, but when cleaning up naming, it would be a huge improvement over all the right-click-edit-click into name field process....
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    Rename multiple classes

    I'm becoming increasingly frustrated in the same way; the VW2018 title block fiasco has cost me a ton of time undoing what it has 'fixed,' and it still takes me twice as long to enter my data. And there are still basic functions missing from the Resource Manager that were simple parts of the older Resource Browser (showing the currently active symbol, for one that should be simple...) Sure, it's come a long way since my first copy of VW10, but these issues are why I've hardly been in a hurry to invest in any of the 'new' add-on's, i.e. Braceworks, at least until they've had a year or two to work out the bugs....
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    It's probably because the subordinate monitor is being 'awakened' more slowly than the main monitor, so when VW wakes back up from sleep, it only sees the 'main' monitor. No great workaround, other than closing VW before putting the machine to sleep. Less-than-great workaround is to make a second workspace, featuring palettes only on the main monitor, and switch to the 'One Monitor' workspace before putting the machine to sleep. Then, once you've re-awakened it, switch back to the 'Two Monitor' workspace and the palettes should go back over to it, wherever they last were when you last used that workspace... Not elegant but it should work....
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    Workspace window sizing not being stored

    Adding my "me too" to this thread - I've now had it happen on two different machines running VW2018 SP2, and a fresh install on the latest one, without even running any Migration Manager or anything else that may have brought in some old settings. Simply going into 'Edit Workspace' and then back out of it is enough to reset the 'Basic' and 'Tool Sets' to their default sizes, rather than where I've last dragged them. And, of course, restarting the program does it as well. Something's broken....
  24. THIS - absolutely this. Despite putting god-knows-how-many hours into making this 'new' tool, I'm probably going to spend a few hours in Vectorscript re-creating the old Title Block's popup from scratch, because that's all I really need (simple title blocks, which I used to do with a worksheet and some linked text fields). Today alone I've found another problem with the 'new' version of this tool, including that when it 'updated' some title blocks from a drawing I'd started in 2017 it decided to abandon some of my previously manually-entered data in favor of what it 'thought' I wanted from the name of the sheet, with no prompt and no way to reverse it without reverting to the last save of the file. Would it really have been that hard to at least leave the old version of the tool in place, in parallel with the new one, for compatibility? At this point I'm *only* using 2018 because the folks with whom I collaborate on some projects are using it.
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    Callout & General Notes Auto-Fill 2016

    Absurdly enough, this seems to still not be fixed, and no workaround, in 2018.


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