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Andy Broomell

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  1. The inability to delete classes also comes into play in relation to Section Viewports. Take a look at this thread and upvote:
  2. Hmm not sure then. I haven't been able to nail down why it happens inconsistently. The texture thumbnail bug occurs when editing a Texture while inside of a Symbol. It's existed since VW 2020; crossing my fingers that it gets fixed for 2022. @Gunther This is related to my VB-172583 and your VB-175705, the latter of which you filed when the first VB fix didn't address the issue.
  3. It does appear that Lights-within-symbols can't be "overriden" per viewport, except for turning them on and off. I guess moving the Light outside of the symbol container would solve that. But I would've probably done the illumination with a glow texture anyways, no Light... assuming rendering is done with Indirect Lighting turned on. Adjust percentage as needed.
  4. @Tom W. I may have made an error in that old post. Of the default textures, there's one called "Glass Mirror Finish RT" and on called "Mirror Finish RT" and clearly I got the two confused. Set the transparency to None and try that. Seems to be the only difference. Or just search "mirror" in the RM, filtered for textures.
  5. I did not use the Clip tool on a Viewport. The only thing I remember doing within the period that it went haywire was moving a VP from one sheet to another (via reassigning in OIP). This might also be coincidence, but the Reference Marker that completely disappeared was one that I had previously linked to the aforementioned viewport, but had since Unlinked (prior to moving). So for clarity, these are the steps that were taken, but again, not sure if it's related: -Had a regular viewport (no Design Layers visible, only Annotation content... which we do a lot for Full Scale Details). -In a second VP which was a Section Viewport, added a styled Reference Marker in Annotations. Linked this marker to the first viewport. Because of unrelated reasons, I then unlinked the marker and entered data manually. Exit annotations. -Moved the first viewport to another sheet. -Went back to the second viewport to change the manually entered marker data, discovered it's now missing. -Discovered all other markers in file are unstyled (including ones that were of different styles on multiple different sheets). There were other things that I was doing in between these steps too, so hard to tell exactly what happened. I'll let you know if I discover anything else.
  6. I usually have to do it twice as well. I think the bug occurs when the RM isn’t visible and maximized when running the command.
  7. @Matt Panzer I just had perhaps the same issue as the original poster. I'm working in a file with tons of existing Reference Markers. All was fine 20 minutes ago. Suddenly right now all of my Reference Markers are unstyled, and the red PIO style definitions are no longer in the Resource Manager. I haven't purged at all today, nor have I deleted anything from the RM. Perhaps coincidentally, there was also one instance of a styled, unlinked Reference Marker that I'm 100% disappeared from a viewport.
  8. @Ride - Just note that every Saved View will store the current Clip Cube or lack thereof, unless you uncheck "Save View Orientation". (I sort of wish it was a separate checkbox, but for now it isn't).
  9. Thinking about this more, something doesn't sound right. When going to a Sheet Layer then back to the Design Layer, the Clip Cube should remain in tact. Unless you're navigating with Saved Views, in which case the Saved View that is taking you back to your Design Layer is turning off the Clip Cube since it wasn't on as part of that Saved View. If you were to navigate with the Layers dropdown, or the Layer tab of the Navigation palette, the Clip Cube shouldn't get turned off.
  10. Also, on the fly, holding down Ctrl (yes even on Mac) while turning on the Clip Cube (either with menu item or Quick Pref button) will restore the most recent Clip Cube.
  11. This seems similar to a bug I filed: VB-177498 - Invisible geometry in some Resources
  12. Sorry - look for the "Background Render Settings" button:
  13. If you're rendering in Hidden Line (presumably you are if it's a Section Viewport), click on the Background Render Properties button in the OIP and turn up the Smoothing Angle until it looks good (try 30°?). You'll have to re-render as you experiment.
  14. Not sure why the grouping thing went went away, but for now one way that's even easier than using Custom Scale is to simply enter a width or height in the OIP under ΔX or ΔY.
  15. Sometimes in these scenarios I'll add a space to the end of the Sheet #, which is nice because it doesn't print, nor does it offset the number in the title block (not sure why, but glad it doesn't). For example you could have "A-100" and "A-100 ".
  16. I've had issues in 2021 with objects in Annotations that I've copied from a Design Layer still retaining their Layer Plane designation despite planes not existing on Sheet Layers, and these Layer Plane 2D objects sometimes move arbitrarily when moving the viewport, or sometimes they'll randomly flip or invert themselves or disappear. It's very odd. Not sure if this is what's happening in your case, but if so, you could try cutting the offending annotations, pasting in blank file, changing plane to Screen Plane, then pasting back into your original file.
  17. For viewports, once you have one set up the way you like you can use the Eyedropper tool to transfer settings from one viewport to another. Make sure that "Render Properties" under Viewport Attributes is checked for the eyedropper settings. This will sample and place the render modes for foreground and background render, plus the render settings and lighting options, if applicable.
  18. "Inside" the symbol, a door or window should be laid out horizontally; that is, left to right. When inserted into a wall, the symbol's X axis is aligned with the wall.
  19. I filed a bug on this exact issue back in October. Haven't seen any activity on it though. I'll add this thread to the entry. VB-174764 The only workaround I found is converting the PDF to an image instead.
  20. I've been having this same issue a lot in 2021, where viewport crops temporarily disable while zooming. It can be very disorienting when multiple viewports on a sheet do it at once.
  21. For sure. I also make heavy use of the search field at the top of that dropdown.
  22. Yes, since the pasted ones are 'new' viewports and not literally the same old ones. Typically instead of copy/pasting between sheets, you'd want to select the VPs and reassign the Layer in the OIP which moves them there (though in this case I'm not sure if this would've addressed your underlying reason for doing it in the first place). It helps to separate Section Lines in your head into two categories: Section Lines which are inherently connected to the extents of a Section Viewport - when you modify the Section Line it adjusts the Section Viewport accordingly. You could say they "define" the Section Viewport. -vs- Standalone Section Lines that are simply 'linked' to a viewport in order to auto-coordinate things like Drawing #, Sheet #, etc. This type of marker does NOT link geometrically to a Section Viewport; it's for text data only. Note that Reference Markers, Detail Callout Markers, and other tools have this same linking functionality as of 2021. Also note that you can choose any viewport to link to at will in the OIP dropdown, whereas Section Lines that define a viewport have this dropdown greyed out. What you're wanting is the first type, but when you "made new section lines and connected them to the copied viewports" that's the second type. The first type is created automatically when you create a Section Viewport. The only way to regenerate them or to add more is to go to the Section Viewport, scroll to the bottom of the OIP, and click on the Section Line Instances button. In the pop-up, click the checkmark column to add new Section Lines to the desired Design Layers and/or Viewports. It will regenerate Section Lines that will work as you expect. Hope this helps.
  23. Yes, whenever you enter into an editing mode with an orange border I consider it a 'container.' For me the two worst offenders are Symbols (due their hybrid nature) and Extrudes Along Path with "Fix Profile" checked. I don't use Hardscape or Slabs but I've heard folks complain that they're also temperamental. JIRA is where beta testers file bug reports. For those without access to that, there's a "Bug Submit" link at the bottom of this page.
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