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  1. I'm having an issue with class overrides on a set of viewports. I have a few different slab styles, all of which are on the same class, some of the components are set to be on other classes, however the components in questions are set to object class. I have done a class override to make a class green, only one of the slab styles changes, the others stay unaltered. Im sure it's an obvious fix but I am struggling to find what it is. Have attached a vwx file, would be very grateful if someone could have a quick look and see if any thing jumps out at them. One sheet layer, one design layer. Slab_Style_vs_Class_Override.vwx
  2. Has anyone else experienced the following. I have a Render Texture and have applied a surface hatch. Both hatch and render are horizontal lines. In a 3D view they appear fine, however if viewed from left or right the horizontal lines show vertical. At first I though it was the object having different renders on each face, however after creating duplicates and rotating each one, the lines change depending on the angle.
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    Surface Hatch to Rendure Texture Glitch

    Wow pretty disappointing, original post was from June 2016.
  4. Does anyone else experience anything similar to the issues I am having with VW2016. I'm finding that a lot of tools/objects require some kind of action after creation/alteration for that change to take affect. An example is a floor, made of a simple rectangle no cuts or anything, in 3D the floor appeared as wireframe even thou the rest of the objects appear openGL, clicked on the floor, entered the floor, exited without making any changes, floor appears to now have a texture. Another example is a stair, added a section, the number of treads reads the same as the total number of treads for entire stair even thou the image shows 5, exit the stair settings, re enter and now reads as 5. Another example is the windoor objects, often need to do similar tasks like enter settings dialogs and either cancel or exit for the previous change to take affect. This is occurring on couple of different computers so not sure if this is an issue with all the computers or with VW itself...?
  5. The below image is from a new blank file and shows 3 "spaces". Anyone see the issue when using them to show room sizes? Hopefully the same issue doesn't happen for windows, columns and other objects.
  6. I have created a line of text and used the Long Path function to get the text to curve. I have played with all the attributes and tried the three different "text types" in the OIP, however I can't get the text to show as solid. The text only shows as an outline. Can anyone please point me to the write place. Thanks in advance.
  7. Can anybody point me in the direction of some relevant info on site models and site model snapshots. I have a site model drawn for a steep sight. I have used a site modifier tool to show a flattened area. Now I need to show two viewports, one with the existing contours, one with the proposed contours. I set the site models 3D display to existing then clicked Create snapshot. I then placed this snapshot on a class "site model 2". I then changed the actual site model 3D display back to proposed. The site model is on class "site model 1". In a viewport I would expect that if I turned one or the other class on I would see the existing or the proposed. I can only see the proposed. If I have the class site model 2 on, no site shows. Also when I go back to the Design Layer the site model and snapshot are not aligned. How should I be setting these objects up so that I can show both existing and proposed site models in two different viewports.
  8. I have around 10 vectorworks files for 10 different small unit types. All were created from he same base file and all are around the same size. For some reason when saving one of them it takes around 1 minute compared to 5-10 seconds for the rest. Whilst the save is happening the progress bar in the bottom right reads "Waiting for previous file operation to complete". Does anybody have any ideas what causes this and how it can be fixed?
  9. All our jobs use callout notes with one keynote legend. On a job I had added a new note, and as such drew a manual revision cloud around it. Days later I went back and noticed that the revision cloud no longer lined up with any text. It made me curious as to what note was missing. Upon opening a PDF I had generated I could see it was the new note I had added days before. Assuming I had altered the callout incorrectly I went into the job and checked it was in fact set to include as a keynote on that same legend. I then went back to legend, updated, sorted, removed gaps etc. Still didn't show. Got a few extra staff to check that it wasn't just my eyes. A member of staff pointed out that if you untick the "break text across columns" it will intermittently omit notes. I thought this can't be right, pretty dangerous move to have notes omitted simply by choosing whether or not to split notes across columns. Sure enough I ticked it, updated and that note plus others reappeared. Now to play the game of spot the difference to see what notes had also been omitted before. I hate to think what other settings might cause presented information to be removed from our plans. Do I dare ask if this is working as intended or a bug?
  10. I have created a slab style that has the flooring, floor joist, ceiling battens and ceiling. It works great apart from the edge texture can't be set. As per the image below is it possible to create an additional component that can be classed the same as external walls and that sits in the same Z height as two of the other components.
  11. Anyone got any ideas as to what's happening in the video below. Have tried restarting etc but no luck. '
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    Camera match tool

    Have just watched the camera match tutorial, what an awesome tool, had never seen it before. My only query is that it shows fine in Open GL and hidden line, as soon as I change to final quality the objects disappear. In a couple of attempts with copying and pasting VP and changing the render type, I got it to show but then showed all the vanishing point lines. After ticking and unticking planar objects, the lines disappeared but so too did the objects.
  13. May not be the best title but not sure how to describe. On screen in VW my plan (sheet layer) appears as shown below in the first image. Once published to PDF it appears as shown in the second image. Have tried comparing all the viewport, export, publish, print settings with a working file, but for the life of me can't find the fix. Any ideas?
  14. Have tried the backups and get the same result unfortunately. Have just submitted to tech support. Will let you know the outcome. Thanks for all the advice.
  15. Hi Zoomer Just checked and that setting is already set to "very high". I have exported all sheets and they all have the same issue. Although it was unlikely I copied and pasted some objects to a blank file to try and replicate, but exported fine.
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    Site Model Crop Issue

    Any ideas on why this is happening.
  17. It appears if I export as an image its fine, only when export as either a single PDF or published as PDF.
  18. Hi guys, thanks for the tips, have checked that and all set to 72dpi (default), have even increased and has no effect. Have also checked DPI setting in the publisher setting as well.
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    Site Model Crop Issue

    Hi there, nah no fix unfortunately, we were lucky enough on the particular site, it was so big that we were able to basically not show the whole site and use a small crop.
  20. At some stage int he last 6 months or so it appears that when an awning window is shown as part of a door combo, the opening arrows appear upside down. You can see below the 4 awning windows to the left with arrows shown like "^^^^" this is the NZ standard. The awning window in the door however shows "v". Is this a setting, if so where do I find it. Thank in advance.
  21. Hi Michael, thanks for the reply, I did try those different options however it only flips left, right inside out etc, not the one window upside down.
  22. Can someone advise if this is a bug or not. Have numerous callout notes in a job. Used the "find replace text" tool to alter a piece of text. Get pop up that 5 instances have been found and changed. Go to the notes and at a glimpse all appears well. Only just found if I double click on these callout notes that the text reverts back to the original. Pretty massive issue when documenting a build.
  23. Thanks Pat, yeah I don't know either what's going on. Another task to do manually I suspect.
  24. Hi Pat, no I have them unlinked as was having so much trouble with the database/keynotes. I can go and manually edit each bit of text and it stays, but the find a replace text tool for some reason switches back. Very worried how many notes in the projects have been affected by this.
  25. I have to the design layer, chosen select all and not showing any circle centre points or other handles that far away from structure. The first image below shows the VP selected. The second shows all objects selected on the design layer, one layer on, all classes on.

 

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