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Bruce Ferguson

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  1. Bruce Ferguson

    Character stacking - is it possible?

    That is not possible in VW2019.
  2. Tolu has entered a bug for the slowness with surface hatches: VB-158507. @Jim Wilson If you received a file, can you attach it to the bug? @Amorphous I assume the two samples you show are section viewports. Do you see the slowness when you update the section viewport?
  3. Bruce Ferguson

    VW2010 crashing on editing viewport annotations

    Andrew, Please send me a copy of your file. If possible send a copy from when it crashes wehn you edit the viewport annotations. Thanks,
  4. Bruce Ferguson

    2 question for 2009

    Shaun, You were the first person to report this oversight. We will try to fix this for an upcoming service pack. Thanks,
  5. Bruce Ferguson

    2 question for 2009

    Michael, The eyedropper with the yellow star appears whenever you hold down the option and cmd keys and move the mouse. This indicates that when you click the mouse, you will be performing a Create Similar Object command. For example, if you option-cmd click when the mouse is over a rectangle, the rectangle tool will be active, and global settings will change to match the settings of the rectangle. So if the rectangle had a red fill, the global graphical attributes would be set to red fill. The eyedropper is used, because this functionality is very similar to using the eyedropper with the Pick Up Sets Defaults option on. The yellow star serves to distinguish this from the eyedropper functionality.
  6. Bruce Ferguson

    2008 Crashing

    MSLD and Ride, If you have a reproducible crash, please send me your testfile and tell me what to do to get it to crash. Thanks, bruce@nemetschek.net
  7. Bruce Ferguson

    Import design layers crashes VW

    Bill, Please send me a file that you try to import layers from and see a crash. Thanks, Bruce Ferguson bruce@nemetschek.net
  8. Christiaan, I looked into this, and it seems to me like it is working the way you want it to work, at least partly. I copied the Wall Styles Metric.vwx file from the app folder you referred to into the user folder you referred to. I deleted a few wall styles in the Wall Styles Metric.vwx file in the user folder, and those wall styles didn't show up anymore. I did notice that if I renamed the Wall Styles Metric.vwx file after I copied it, then the wall styles from both files showed up, and those that were duplicates had the filename in parentheses after the wall style name.
  9. Bruce Ferguson

    VW2008 - Command Name Change

    This will be fixed for a maintenance release. So if you fix any scripts in the meantime, changing "Fit to Window" to "Fit to Page Area", you will have to change it back to "Fit to Window" after you get the maintenance release with this fix.
  10. Bruce Ferguson

    font problem with COUNTRYBLUEPRINT font

    Scooter, It looks like Country Blueprint is not supported on the Mac when using Quartz. I have it installed on my Mac also. If I have VectorWorks set to not use Quartz (in the Display pane of VW prefs), I can create text in Country Blueprint, and when editing the text, all I see is rects, but after I exit the edit box, the text displays correctly. When the text is being edited, the Mac OS draws the text, and it always uses Quartz. I tried drawing text in the Macintosh application TextEdit with CountryBlueprint. It does better than VectorWorks, in that it doesn't display all rects, but it doesn't draw the text in CountryBlueprint. It seems to draw it in LucindaGrande. I believe if it can't draw text in the selected font, it will draw it in another font. So you could try to find a version of the Country Blueprint font that works with Quartz on the Mac, or you may need to use a different font. Bruce Ferguson bruce@nemetschek.net
  11. Are you seeing any of the hatches from Hatches_Default.mcd in the attributes palette when in other files? If not, turn on the Display Default Content preference on the Session pane of the VW Preferences dialog.
  12. Bruce Ferguson

    Text wrap problem

    Rich and Sean, Did you both update from 12.0 to 12.5.1? Please send me a VW document showing the problem, and I will investigate it. Thanks,
  13. Bruce Ferguson

    Workgroup References in 12.5.1

    If you download the 'new' version that was posted on the 19th, we believe it will fix the problem you described.
  14. Bruce Ferguson

    Workgroup References in 12.5.1

    Did you install 12.5.1 from a CD or did you download from the website? A revised updater was put on the website on January 19, to fix 4 crucial problems for Macintosh users, and the problem you describe is one that it fixes.
  15. Bruce Ferguson

    Constant Crashes

    You may have noticed that VW 12.5.1 is available for download. Some crashing problems have been fixed in VW 12.5.1. If you have had crashing problems, you can see if 12.5.1 fixes your problems.


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