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  1. I can't stop the "next version available" update notification from showing, hate that also. When you say "hit the numbers" are you referring to the numbers in the 3x3 numbers pad? If so, your "problem" has to do with the way the program is designed (going back forever, not a 2017 change). Use the QWERTY numbers row at the top of your keyboard to enter numbers in fields and for commands. The numpad is designed to show different axonometric views (see the manual), not to enter numbers. It works differently depending on whether NumLock is activated - it moves your view around if NumLock is off.
  2. I'm noticing this problem. Your version?
  3. Pretty sure this is a class issue. Turn on all your classes, and you will probably see your tables. If a symbol is assigned to a visible class but the objects in it are assigned to an inactive class, the objects will not show up. Go into the symbol edit space to see what classes are assigned to the objects. Sounds from the terminology you use that you are trained in AutoCAD. "Page view" in VWspeak is a "Sheet Layer." The viewport on your sheet has class controls that are separate from the class controls that determine what objects on your sheet are visible. So you have to look at both sets of visibilities.
  4. Go to "Export PDF" - does the window contain a checked box next to "Update visible out of date viewports prior to exporting"? PS: I wish everyone would get in the habit of posting both VW version and platform (Windows vs Mac) when they post a problem.
  5. Did you try hitting "ctrl+i"? (Windows version of the keyboard command) If that doesn't work, and re-booting your computer doesn't work, I would suspect VW has somehow become corrupted and would need to be reinstalled. I've had to do that on a few occasions over the years, it's a bit of a pain but not that terrible. Another possible fix is to re-create your workspace, though as far as I know, the workspace does not affect palette display preferences (but I could be wrong).
  6. NNA, please note this issue. Keynotes are a great idea, but the user interface and implementation are flawed. I have used keynotes frequently and with success, but even I can't keep track of all the quirks and workarounds. This should be a straightforward feature, but version after version fail to fix the problems. I sometimes wonder if it is worth it to pay for upgrades. Please do something!
  7. You can scale your hatches on the Sheet using the OIP. Select the viewport, look at the bottom of the Object Info Palette for "Advanced Properties," and enter a number for the hatch line scale. Given your screen shots, I'd start with a value of 0.25.
  8. Benson, Kevin, thanks - those are very helpful. NNA should hire you to help write the manual! I think there are mathematical definitions that would help those who care about what is going on understand. I.e., NNA should define a normal to a profile shape (some people understand that, some may not), define the relationship between that normal and the path or spatial axes (only the software designers are likely aware of these).
  9. Sinead, it is possible to remove, edit and replace openings in a roof. For anyone to give you useful advice, however, it is essential that you identify which version of VW you are using.
  10. Benson's explanation is intriguing, but I think it went over my head a bit. I'll have delve into those options further. It would be helpful if NNA would provide a precise mathematical explanation of the various checkbox options. The explanations in the help manual are intended to be understandable, but they sacrifice precision in favor of over-simplification. cberg, it looks to me like your specific problem is that the shape of the extrude is rotated 90 d from what you intended. The easy fix for that would be to edit the profile (right click the extrude object and chose edit profile instead of edit path). Then rotate your shape 90 d. I don't think the extrude along path command is necessarily aware of the relative orientation of your extrude shape, so it is picking an orientation based on its own logic instead of what seems to you to be your obvious intention.
  11. Jonathan as always is correct. You can assign the surface hatch in the edit window for the texture by clicking on the button "Edit Surface Hatch ..." in the lower left portion of the box. As far as I know, you will only see the surface hatch in "Hidden Line" view, it does not display in OpenGL or Renderworks.
  12. First, check to make sure your roof in Design Layer appears with a fill in Top/Plan view. Then in your viewport, set "View:" to Top/Plan view, then check both "Display Planar Objects" and "Display Screen Objects." Things should look right. This assumes that your roofs are roof objects, which are hybrid objects as opposed to something like an extrusion, which is not a hybrid 2d/3d object.
  13. No problems with Chrome here.
  14. As of v2017 SP4 it is still not possible by any method to rename a viewport, except possibly with a VS routine. Is there anything I am missing here? Is this fixed in 2018? Any why in the world did anyone mess with something that worked, was reliable, and that we all knew where to find? It drives me crazy to see things like this occur when I'm paying good money for updates every year, only to get a program that seems to accumulate as many bugs as it fixes.
  15. Sharon, I use the legacy "Cut 2D Section" tool, and it has never disappointed. A much better way to end up with a 2D section. One caution: if multiple layers are involved, your layer mode has to be "Show/Snap/Modify Others." Also, be sure all the necessary classes are visible. This method has been foolproof for versions up through 2017, no experience with 2018 yet. You can install "Cut 2D Section" by editing your workspace. Another tip: "Cut 2D Section" places all lines in an automatically-created new Layer. When you go to that layer, be sure you are in "Top/Plan" view for more reliable snapping & selection. Screen plane objects in any view other than Top/Plan have become problematic as of v2017.