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  1. Kevin McAllister

    What is this line, and how do I get rid of it?

    Those lines are usually controlled by the Ceiling>Main Class. It can be confirmed by making a Top/Plan viewport. Your example, however, is a section viewport with Display 2d Components turned on. In this configuration, toggling the Ceiling>Main class has no affect. It may be a limitation or a bug. Unchecking Display 2d Components makes the lines disappear but the end display is probably not what you want. @Matt Panzer is this expected behaviour? Should class control extend to components displayed using Display 2d Components in Section Viewports? Kevin
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    Importing a PDF while using a black background setup

    A simple workaround would be to draw a white rectangle, place it behind the PDF and group them together. Kevin
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    Strange Behavior From Loft Surface tool

    My apologies, I missed describing one step which I do automatically. I went into a side view and rotated the "circular" NURBS (Command L multiple times) so its directional arrow aligned with the others . I did this before scaling it. To turn on "show direction" click on one of the NURBS curves and select the "show direction" checkbox in the OIP. Kevin
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    Strange Behavior From Loft Surface tool

    There seems to be a problem with the way VW interacts with the "circular" NURBS object (note that it is in fact a different type of object and has a radius field in the OIP). I was able to get it to work by switching to top/plan, selecting and grouping the circular NURBS, scaling the Y direction up from 0.75" to 0.755" (use the centre point as reference to keep it aligned), ungrouping and then lofting. Although there is a workaround I think its worth submitting this as a bug. The "circular" NURBS behaves differently with other operations as well. I normally troubleshoot loft issues like this by splitting the NURBS curves along their axis of symmetry but the Split Tool wouldn't work on the "circular" NURBS. Kevin
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    Whole in organic solid

    How did you create the original object? Are you able to share the problem file? If your object is symmetrical (its a bit hard to tell in the screen shots) I would split it in half using the Split Tool, discard the bad half, mirror the remaining half and recombine the two pieces as a Solid Addition. Kevin
  6. Kevin McAllister

    v.2020 now available

    Is this with snapping for the PDF turned on or off? I've found that a lot of snaps/snapping point does this. I believe the snap/snap highlighting system is still single core and hasn't been migrated to the VGM yet. Turn off snaps to test. The selection system was recently moved over so I would assume the snap system is on the list to be upgraded. Maybe @JuanP knows more. Kevin
  7. Kevin McAllister

    Ability to map graphic to a swept path is gone in VW 2020

    Does the swept path have a Fill attribute or is it set to none? Can you post an example VW file? Kevin
  8. Kevin McAllister

    Scaffolding Problem

    The easiest solution is to convert copies of both objects to NURBS and use the Analysis Tool. Click on both NURBS objects with the Analysis Tool and it will generate 3d loci where they intersect. Kevin
  9. Kevin McAllister

    Nurbs to polyline

    I tend to work mostly with polylines. From your examples above you can see the advantage. In the polygon, the curve is inherently made up of many small straight segments. In the polyline, VW dynamically creates segments for display using the render settings quality level and creates segments for geometry (eg. when you make an extrude) using the 2d Conversion Resolution preference. The polyline curve is defined mathematically as a curve or series of curve segments. Kevin
  10. Kevin McAllister

    Disappearing Title Block

    Thanks for the followup! Too early to tell. I've only had TBBs disappear in VW2020. Most of the other sheet layer issues seem to be resolved so far. If I can find a reproducible version of this I will most definitely bug submit it. So far its been quite random. Kevin
  11. Kevin McAllister

    Drawing Label Scale Margin Also Adjusts Sheet Number

    Interesting. I've never noticed this before. In my testing, it behaved the same way in both VW2019 and VW2020 so I'm not sure its new behaviour. Kevin
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    Disappearing Title Block

    I had trouble with title blocks disappearing in VW2020 today as well. Mine were in a file that I brought forward from VW2019. They disappeared after working in the Title Block Manager and exiting. I closed and reopened the file to have them reappear. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov are there known issues with title blocks disappearing in VW2020? Kevin
  13. Kevin McAllister

    Icons for Associated Dimensions Not Displayed

    I'd be curious if green constraint boxes are being handled by the VGM yet. Many "tool" type graphics are not. There is something up with them in VW2020. I had some randomly sprinkled across a sheet layer today. Kevin
  14. Kevin McAllister

    v.2020 now available

    Best 2020 feature so far - Tools>Batch Rename 🎉 Kevin
  15. Works pretty well so far. Its a little bit odd though when editing class names when hierarchical display is turned on. Its a bit weird to only be able to edit part of the name and a bit annoying that I can't then edit a hierarchical category name and have it update all the classes below it. It needs to be all in or all out. Right now its sort of half in..... Kevin

 

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