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Bruce Ferguson

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  1. If the source file and the target file have the same user origin, then I believe you would want to set it to the opposite of the user origin. So if the user origin was offset from the internal origin by 50', 25' (XY), then the location of the DLVP should be -50',-25'.

    For VW 2020, the OIP for the DLVP has offset X, offset Y, and offset Z instead of X, Y, Z. Also the offset is not affected by the user origin, so to set it back to its original position, you would always set offset X, Y, Z to 0,0,0.

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  2. I will try to answer your questions. I am assuming you are concerned with referenced DLVPs, so I my answer will be for referenced DLVPs.


    1) What controls its position is the position of the original objects in the source file, any movement done to the DLVP (by dragging or by setting the x,y,z values on the OIP) and user origin changes.

    2) I assume when you ask what would cause it to move, that you mean after you update the reference, it is in a different position. I think there are two possible causes. Obviously if the original objects in the source file were moved, it would move. Secondly if the user origin of DLVP's file was changed. For an example of the second case, I had a referenced DLVP and its center was at -100', 0 (xy). The user origin of the file was offset from the internal origin by 100', 0. I edited the user origin so it was offset from the internal origin by 120', 0. The DLVP did not move with respect to the page, but now its center was at -120',0. Then I updated the reference. The DLVP moved with respect to the page, so its center was back at -100', 0.

    3) When you first create a referenced DLVP, the coordinates of its location should be the same as that of the original objects in the source file. For example, in the source file, I had some walls centered around -50', 0. The user origin of the file was offset from the internal origin by 50', 0, and the walls were at the center of the page. I created a referenced DLVP in another file, where the user origin of the file was offset from the internal origin by 100', 0. The center of the reference DLVP was at -50', 0, but it was 50' from the center of the page.

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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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


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