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  1. Perfect thanks. We only had a few months with Smartpaste before our office switched to VW2019. Looking forward to using the plugin again. Thanks for your work making this happen. C
  2. @GioPet Is there a coupon code for people who have purchased an earlier non pro version of smart paste. I sent a message to Smartpaste Support but have not heard back. I would like to upgrade with the £50 option but don't see it on your website.
  3. If you have made callout notes that are not in the database, the "Reconcile Notes" command will add those note to the database so others can use them. There are a bunch of options that can help you filter the results. If others link to the same database, their callouts will also be available to you. When you make a callout you have an option to have it link to a database or link to "None," which will make it unique. Sometimes there is a conflict between two notes, and an error message appears. The message says something like, "This note was also changed by someone else. Please choose which version to save..." No matter which option you select, you cannot fix this problem without finding the conflicted callout and deleting it. Maybe somebody else knows how to fix it. I've asked this question for years, and nobody at Team VW seems to fully understand this functionality. Keep in mind, if you are working on a shared server (not Dropbox) , you don't have to go through the Reconcile Notes process. The permissions should work automatically. That said, the reconcile notes command helps you track down some of the problems with the callout database. When you select Reconcile Notes, this is the dialogue box you get. In a project sharing environment, it is best to check out the layer, and select Active Layer. When the following dialogue box appears, I typically select "No". Unless you are pulling notes from multiple databases. Usually when I find notes that need to be reconciled, I go back to the database and Update > them from the "Notes in Database" at the left. If the note is not in the database, I update it from the list on the right. Once the note is in the database, I make sure to update additional instances from the "Notes in Database" from the left. I find it results in fewer conflicts/errors. But if the note doesn't have a database you can add it to the note database by selecting the <Update button. It would be useful if there was a way to highlight the conflicted note so that we could know where it is. This is the error message that I can't resolve. And nobody at VW seems to know how to resolve either.
  4. The only way we deal with this is by using the Reconcile Notes command in the "Text" pull down menu. Once you check a sheet out, reconcile notes for the active layer. That will ask you for the location of the notes database for notes on the sheet. After relinking to the Dropbox database, the callouts are properly linked.
  5. One cannot push pull a wall feature in VW2020 either, when editing the feature. You can, however, manually adjust some of the parameters in the Object Info Palette. Otherwise you need to cut the feature and paste in place, push pull edit, then make a new feature.
  6. This happens a lot. Sometime it happens when a viewport on a page is not refreshed. Other times it just happens. Usually it clears up if you save, quit and restart VW.
  7. I think the problem is that there are no icons for these Menu Items. And at present the Smart Option Display only works with Tools and Tool Modes.
  8. @zoomer Sure I can go to the menu bar and select. Or right click from the context menu. Or remember / set up a key command combination that i can remember.... I guess you are right that i can put Layer and Class Visibilities into the object context menu. Having worked as many years in VW, as I have, I think key commands are probably quicker than the smart option display. Trying to figure out how to make this feature work for me.
  9. It would be helpful if you could quickly toggle Layer And Class Visibility Options in the Smart Option Display. On any given VW day I find myself using these options quite a bit. And while I usually control them via right clicking, doing this requires one to avoid clicking on any objects. Not sure how hard this would be to implement, but it would be useful to have this as a Smart Option. While we are at it, a visibility toolbar would be helpful. Being able to hide and show objects would ease working in complex model conditions where grouping and clip cubes are not feasible.
  10. Just a quick question. If I am reading your note correctly, for licensed SmartPaste users, (not PRO), it will cost £50 to upgrade to upgrade to PRO. Is there an option for upgrading to a "non-PRO" version of SmartPaste? Or is the mid-tier version the one that will be discontinued? Will that allow you to upgrade to VW2021?
  11. @GioPet Any updates regarding Smartpaste and VW 2020/2021/2022?
  12. I would LOVE to see what's in store for VW 2022. :-). (Just giving you a hard time.) Looking forward to VW2021 as well. I very much appreciate the dialogue with the VW team. Cheers! C.
  13. In the Resources Manager, find the nested texture for the image prop. Select the "Edit" button next to the Transparency Pull down menu. Adjust the image to the desired opacity.
  14. I've wasted countless hours making a homebrew 3d Grid using 3d rectangles (so they would show up in my sections). Excited to use the 3d Grid tool. I think this was on a wishlist from a few years ago.
  15. While the stacked wall/custom wall component feature was previewed in this year's Virtual Design Summit, it was made clear shortly afterwards, that wall improvements would not be included in this year's release.

 

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