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  1. I can see you have Unified View turned on, and it looks like no layers are grayed (from what I can see of your layer list) and that you are in Top/Plan view with 2D Plan.  So I would guess it is the graphic content of your symbols that needs to be made consistent.

  2. @Pat Stanford 

    I always use the Adobe PDF printer. It has an architectural D sheet.


    My methods have not changed. The only difference is VW 2020 instead of VW 2017.


    To add to the weirdness, I have a bunch of sheets set up, all architectural D size. They all appear to flip over to that 8 1/2 x 11 tiled layout, but only the initial sheet shows the page breaks – the other ones look normal, but if I edit them,  they all show multiple horizontal and vertical pages in the dialog box.

  3. Hi Wes, thanks, I always have "show page breaks" on.  The problem is that when I close the program the sheets are like this:




    And when I open it the next morning it is like this:




    I have to go into the sheet printer setup to correct the problem every day.  I believe this is a bug.  I just wondered if anyone else experiences it, because I'm pretty tired of doing all the work required to file a bug report.

  4. Try this:  edit the roof planes (select and < cmd+[ >), and drag the peaks of the each polygon beyond the junction.  Then join, making sure you are using the second mode as shown in the screen grab above (Dual Object Connect Mode).


    If that does not work, just create a new roof from a rectangle, you should be fine.

  5. This has always been a problem.  I just drop the door height by 1/8”, which buries that plane in the floor.  We’ve been asking for major improvements to the tools for years, all falling on deaf ears as apparently marketing and MBAs control.

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  6. @superekon 

    Please tell us what version of VW you are using.  I have never experienced the problem you describe, for what that is worth.  I'm not saying your problem isn't a real thing, just that it doesn't appear to be widespread, and there might be some explanation.


    If you want someone like Pat to help (Pat is probably one of the most knowledgeable persons on this forum, so it's worth it), you need to describe in detail what procedure you are doing to switch between layers, and other details about your situation.

  7. Now this form of instability.  First, the zoom tool (<C>) gets really slow.  Then, when I draw a rectangle in Top/Plan view, the view switches to OpenGL.  Then the program freezes.  This has happened twice in the last 30 minutes.  Never happened in 25 years of using Vectorworks and many, many conversions of files from previous versions.  As a one off, I could understand.  Combined with all the other glitches, I have to wonder how these things come to be.

  8. @Vlado 

    I posted 6 items that need to be fixed.  Some are more important than others.  The key thing to realize is that surveyors mark their drawings with bearing notations that can be pi radians different from what the tool assumes, and that is very common.  Often, the bearings are copied from an adjacent co-linear or parallel property line.  Also, the assumption about arcs always is that they are tangent to the straight segments at either end.  The notation "back tangent" is not going to be helpful to most users, and given the above assumption, is probably not something users need to be aware of.  The tool should automatically draw arcs tangent.


    The red circle is helpful to know which end of the polyline is where the next segment starts (but automatically displaying the closing line is confusing).  When editing a property line, however, the red circle is ambiguous, and the actual segment being edited needs to be distinguished.


    I'd reckon that if you can easily recreate this boundary, you will have solved most of the problems (bear in mind that like many surveys, this one does not close):


    Property line.pdf


    To understand the context of this survey, I have attached the document from which it was derived.  We often have to work from this kind of information (the parcel is at 7027 Shirley Dr.).  At times I've had to work from a metes and bounds description, which is a verbal recitation of the segments of a boundary.


  9. I posted a request in the wish list forum to fix the tool.  Apparently, there haven't been many complaints?!!  I reckon that most people try to use it once, and just give up.

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  10. This is an old thread, I was looking for some guidance.  But I have to say I completely disagree with everyone who thinks the property line tool is acceptable!  The direction of next segment problem has been there since the beginning - a simple box to reverse is what is needed, and no one has apparently ever thought to upgrade the tool.  Arcs are next to impossible.  Enter the data, and you get a mishmash of multiple incorrect segments.


    The idea of the property line tool is to generate a geometrically correct polygon.  I've used this tool for years, and eventually after multiple trials and errors usually get something reasonably correct - but it shouldn't be so difficult.  Now I am faced with a boundary that has two arced lines, and it's just impossible.

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