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  1. Update: It must be related to the file in some way. Maybe it's corrupted. When I open another file, I don't get the problem. In fact, changing the Display Preference while i'm in the good file to 'center on objects after view change', the good file does not recenter the display when I change the active design layer. Any suggestions for 'un-corrupting' a file?
  2. Thanks, Jim. I thought so, too, but changing the 'Center on Objects' setting doesn't fix it. I get the unwanted view changes consistently when I change the active layer. Mine always centers the screen (blue internal origin marker is displayed on my machine) but doesn't change the zoom factor. Still looking for solution.
  3. Maybe I'm missing a config setting? I'm working in top plan view, zoomed in to a part of the floor plan. (Unified View is on. All design layers are the same scale.) When I change to a different design layer, the view centers on the page and I have to scroll around and find the part of the plan I was working on. Is there a way to change layers without moving the view??? (Hoping this is just another 'duh' moment.)
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    Google search or VW Forum search?

    Wow. That works. Thanks, guys.
  5. Just curious. Does everybody else have trouble finding anything in this forum? I searched for "color palette" (without the quotes) and got 80+ pages of random, unrelated results. And then I googled "Vectorworks color palette" (without quotes) and I got lots of useful results. Not meaning to be a grouch, but isn't it time to update the forum?
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    Attribute / Colour Palette

    In case you still haven't found the answer, maybe if we go through the steps it will strike a chord. I know this sounds pedantic, but maybe your answer is in here somewhere. Just trying to help. First check the following folder to make sure you have palettes in the right place: \Applications\Vectorworks 2015\Libraries\Defaults\Color Palettes. You should have something like 35 .xml files there. If that's good then start a new document and click the fill color in the attribute palette. In the color selection palette, if you don't have the palette choices you want in theclick the tool button in the top right to open the Color Palettes Manager. If you don't get the list of 35 palettes, then maybe you are pointed to the wrong location. Then the next question would be whether you have changed the User Folders in the Preferences?
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    Yosemite and vw2014

    Yosemite is running just fine here, as well. Very stable so far. Like the clean look.
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    Attribute / Colour Palette

    My color palettes are in the VW2015-installed location: \Applications\Vectorworks 2015\Libraries\Defaults\Color Palettes.
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    Attribute / Colour Palette

    Have you checked your source folder to make sure it has the palettes in it? Or maybe you are pointing to the wrong folder?
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    Awning

    Riall, I tried but I see what you mean. If you choose tilt/turn window style and set 3D Open to say 45 degrees, you get the dash line for tilt, but you also get the swing. But not for awning or hopper styles.
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    Keynotes- some changing to N/A when re-sizing

    I've had some similar problems and was able to fix by using Text>Reconcile Notes. Sometimes callouts on one sheet become connected to a legend on another sheet, causing some mysterious behavior. When you use the callout tool, check the Callout Tool Preferences and make sure "Default Legend" is selected instead of the legend for your current sheet.
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    Sheet Index with revision dates?

    OK, I figured out a workaround. I added a column to my Sheet Index with the heading "Latest Rev No" and used this formula: =('Drawing Border - Universal'.'__lastissue') What I discovered is that 'Drawing Border - Universal' is the name of my Sheet Border object. This must be a hard-wired name generated by VW. '__lastissue' is the field that gives me the most recent issue number. There is no corresponding field for revision numbers, so I might have to use the issue number tool instead. Here is what the worksheet looks like: [img:left]https://www.dropbox.com/s/ca6uq3ssyx33f68/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-08%20at%203.07.41%20PM.png?dl=0[/img] I get @ signs for sheets that have not been revised. I don't want to get phone calls asking what the @ sign means so I changed the formula to an IF statement that returns either a space instead: =IF((('Drawing Border - Universal'.'__lastissue')='@'), ' ', 'Drawing Border - Universal'.'__lastissue') Here is what that looks like: [img:left]https://www.dropbox.com/s/3owi9p6cy2xgnqp/Screen%20Shot%202014-10-08%20at%203.18.57%20PM.png?dl=0[/img] Seems to be working. Hope this helps someone.
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    Sheet Index with revision dates?

    Thanks, Jonathan. If this calls up sheet numbers from HFA-TBLK: =('HFA-TBLK'.'S_SheetNo_SN') then how do I get :rDate from the sheet border? And if there are multiple revisions on a sheet, which date would I get? Not sure it matters, but I embedded text items for :rNo, :rDate and :rNote in my title block symbol, rather than using the 'Use Revision Block' option.
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    Sheet Index with revision dates?

    Hey. I have a worksheet question. When I revise a sheet, I select the sheet border and use the OIP to enter the revision number and date with a brief description. This info displays on my title block because I included rNo, rDate, and rNote in my title block symbol. I don't have to use the "Use revision block" option in the OIP, if that matters. Works great. I created a Sheet Index on my cover sheet that lists sheet number, name and date, pulling the data from my sheet borders. Good start, but I need to add revision dates to this worksheet. Is this possible?
  15. Was it something I said? Everyone on vacation? Busy?

 

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