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Tim Harland

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  1. I wonder if the Per Face Texture mapping in 2022 might now be an option? Although as with all new features (like materials) I suspect it hasn't been applied across all elements.
  2. The metric ones are indicating whether the layer is in top/plan view or 3D, right - you can also see by the colour of the background? I'm not sure why in your imperial one there are no icons?
  3. There needs to be a way to apply different textures to door objects without just using class styles, we can't create additional classes later in a project once we are the stage of thinking about materiality. It seems liek an obvious candidate for Materials?
  4. I take it this is still the case in VW 2021? It seems crazy that there is no way to create door styles with different textures without creating a load of extra classes? We typically just have a class for external doors and a class for internal doors, but will have a wide range of materials required - adding extra classes everytime we need a new door material isn't viable, not only will it mean that doors will switch off in viewports that are already referenced them but in most of our projects the class system is defined by the client and we aren't able to add additional classes. I would have thougt materials would be a logical solution to this but as far as I can tell (we haven't started using them yet) they aren't able to be applied to doors (it also doesnt seem to be a feature of VW 2022) which seems to miss the point of having materials int he first place?
  5. I'd also like to know if this is possible - I understand it may be trixky as the colours are much more wide ranging that Hatches or image fills that are all resources and therefore cleary defined and associated with the specific file. Is supect the answer (at least since VW 2021) is to use data visualisations to set the colours of the spaces based on some criteria of the space (floor finish for instance). That being said for early stage stuff when we are working with polygons (with colours for different functions) I'd love to be able to do some quick and dirty analysis based on the colours. @JMR a workaround woudl eb to set up a series of hatches with one widely spaced line the same colour as the background that reflect your colour palete - is still double the works like importing an image.
  6. Does anyone know how design layer stacking oder is controlled in Project Sharing files? I have Admin status and have tried saving and comitting with 'Document Preferences and Setting' and 'Navigation and View Related Settings' both checked, however when I open the file again the layer order is not saved. We do have a number of traditionally referenced layers in the file.
  7. It even recognises when the same layers are referenced into the new file and switches them on in the viewport, it's great now!
  8. Hi @Nikolay Zhelyazkov , I have sent you an example test file. It is a bit difficult to replicate as there doesn't seem to be a clear pattern to when it occurs. Kind Regards, Tim
  9. Hi, we have an issue with a number of our sheet files where at irregular intervals our title blocks lose all of their data (apart form sheet number and sheet name) and revert back to the default values. We have a titleblock style saved in our project library, with the associated record format, and this style is then referenced in to our various sheet drawings. Periodically all the information resets itself, which is an absolute nightmare as we usually just notice it as we are preparing to issue a set of drawings with it associated other stresses 😉 We had the same issue on VW 2019, have recently updated to VW 2021 but are getting the same behaviour. Has anyone else seen similar issues?
  10. Service Select has provided a solution to this issue: if you change your navigation graphics option, it should fix the issue. Tools > Options > Vectorworks Preferences > Display > change Navigation Graphics to Good Performance and Compatibility. For Info the text exported to pdf with the correct colours, ie it was just a display issue.
  11. It seems like in VW 2021 class colour overrides are not actioning on text inside symbols that is linked to a record? Is anyone else seeing this?
  12. I have just seen in this thread that this should be coming back in SP3
  13. We use this all the time too - it still works for polygons there doesn't seem to be any reason for it to have gone away?
  14. @Boh that could work but our class colours etc are defined by the client (for dwg export) and we often have multiple sets of viewport within the same file that have different attributes required. It is not just overrides it is also class visibilities that I’d like to control in one place. The biggest issue is that the workflow to adjust the override properties across multiple sheets is tricky - every time you adjust a property or switch a class on or off you need to get the correct eye dropper settings and run through the whole set - this is not very intuitive or efficient especially when there is a big team working on the project with different skill levels.
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