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  1. I have a multi unit residential development that I am currently drawing. There are 6 different small houses on one site, so following suggestions from others I have referenced them into my site plan so that I can have it all up to date, and it is working well.... except that I cannot work out how to control the visibility of the classes within that one file. I have the individual houses on the site plan as viewport in the site design layer, and then when I make the sheet layer with the whole site viewport, I can't seem to control the individual classes properly. Eg, if I don't want to show the walls of the houses, turning off the walls classes don't make them disappear unless I turn them off in the individual house viewports on the site design layer. Then they disappear from all viewports of the full site - which is not what I want - I only want them gone from some sheets, not all..... Here'd hoping that makes sense to someone. Any clues? Thanks Sharon
  2. I'm currently using VW2018, but have held off on upgrading to 2019 (even though my computer keeps telling me it is there waiting for me). I assume that DVLP is available in 2018? S
  3. This brings up an interesting side point - how to organise multi house developments - this is reasonably new to me, and the first one of 6 houses I have done. I have currently got the houses in separate files, with a site plan as a separate file. I am cutting and pasting from the house files to the site file with each house having a separate design layer. The problem with this arrangement is that if I alter something in the house files I have to remember to change it in the site file. Is there a way to link the files live?
  4. I have a residential project that involves 6 different houses on one site. I am using viewports to get the individual houses onto my site plan, ad then dimensioning to the boundary in the main viewport annotation. My issue is that I cannot get the dimensions to snap onto the walls of the individual houses. Anybody got any clue of which mystery setting I need to change? Sharon
  5. I have already checked that I have all those classes have the use at creation box unchecked.....and still I have this odd linetype that is different to the one specified in the indoor settings appearing on my RCP. It is very frustrating....
  6. I am having issue with indoor classes - I have my doors showing normally on my floor plan (all the lines solid) but when I go to my reflected ceiling plan they are showing with a long dash short dash line style instead of the short dash style that I have selected as the class for the RCP lines. I have looked everywhere that I can think of to see where this linetype is coming from and I have no clue! Does anyone have any ideas of where I can look? Thanks Sharon
  7. Interesting reading - I came here looking to see what is going on with my computer - when I try to change the class of an object, it can take a couple of minutes for the cursor to scroll down through the classes. Also, publishing drawings to pdf, I get the coloured circle for several seconds after pressing each button..... and this is something that has changed in the last month - before that it was all working fine. My work is all simple single houses - typically two storied. The file I was working on yesterday when this was happening is 55MB.... is that normal? Anyone have anything like this happen?
  8. No, that isn't checked in my preferences, but I have worked out what was going on - but not exactly why it was happening.... I'll try to explain in case this makes any sense to anyone. I was using a hatched rectangle to indicate a beam - in a viewport annotation. In the navigation palette, the beams class was turned off. In the viewport settings, the beams class was turned on. When I have turned the beams class on in the navigation palette, the beams now drag duplicate just as I would expect instead of duplicating directly over the original. So I know what is happening - but wouldn't have a clue why this is what happened. Out of curiosity, can anyone explain why?
  9. I regularly use the option key duplication - hold down the key till the plus sign appears then drag to where I want the duplicated option to go. For some reason - unknown to me, the objects are now duplicating directly on top of the original instead of where I have dragged them to. Even stranger - I have just been checking if it is every object, and it is only hatched rectangles that are doing this - text blocks and lines are fine. (I am annotating a viewport) Does anyone know what I am doing wrong here? It has always worked for me so I am a bit baffled as to what has changed. Thanks Sharon
  10. I am having trouble with a couple of viewports, I have the floor plans made into a viewport on my site plan, and when I am looking at the site plan, the floor plans keep disappearing when I zoom, and I can see them flash when I zoom in or out but they are not staying visible. I have checked all the class settings to make sure there is nothing odd going on there, and all the correct classes are turned on. This is happening on the design layer that my site plan is drawn on, and also on the sheet layer of the site plan. This is the way I have always done the site plans and I have never had this issue before. Has anyone else come across this sort of thing happening and have any ideas of what to do about it? Thanks Sharon
  11. Thanks - you were right, and it has solved my problem. I knew it would be something simple. Also, your comment about running VW 2015 has prompted me to update my signature - I am running 2018 now, so thanks for the nudge there too! S
  12. I have come across a minor but annoying issue - I am trying to stretch lines, click on line, blue box appears at ends, stretch to length I want - all good. But, select two lines, and no blue boxes appear and I cannot stretch them. This is a new thing for me, and I am wondering if there is some setting that I have inadvertently turned off which is preventing me from doing this? It is very tedious having to stretch several lines individually instead of all at once. Anyone got any suggestions? Thanks Sharon
  13. Thanks for your ideas. I tried copy and pasting the objects (lines in the OIP) into a new bank document - same behaviour. I have rebooted and restarted vector works, no difference. I have noticed that when I first go to the layer that the objects are on, and when I first pasted them into the blank document, they are not visible until I zoom out. Looks like I am going for your last resort idea, with the additional problem that I can't actually snap to the objects. It is all very puzzling, and frustrating. Thanks anyway Sharon
  14. I have something strange going on in a drawing.... I have cut a section through a 3d house, and then converted to lines so that I can manipulate it how I want it for my cross section drawings. All is fine, except for the stairs - I can see the lines, but I can only select them by using Marquee mode, not by selecting the lines individually. It is almost like the lines aren't actually there if I try to select them by clicking on them. When I select them using Marquee mode I can see that they are all in the same class (none) and that they are in the screen plane, as is the rest of the drawing. Can anyone offer me any clues as to what is going on and how I can fix it?
  15. Just like that! Thanks so much for your help - I now have a masonry sill. I have never really thought about where the window is set in terms of the face of the wall - I think with the level of detail I need this has never really come up. I will have to have a think about that. Thanks again Sharon


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