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  1. I found out what was causing the problem! When I imported a DWG for this project, I used the option "Center first import". Importing this particular DWG had the side effect of moving the User Origin really far from the Internal Origin (76,215 feet). Once I reset the User Origin, everything seems to be behaving as expected. Anyway, I hope that helps in case anyone else encounters a similar problem.
  2. Good to know it's not just me! I haven't had this happen until recently. I installed Service Pack 4 a few days ago, but I don't have any way of knowing if that introduced the problem, or if I've just been lucky up until now. Things I've tried so far: Resetting Vectorworks preferences per this article: Link Exporting to VW2016 and seeing if the problem persists in an older version of the file (it does).
  3. If you have just a few edges/points you want to crease, you could right click while in edit mode and select "Smooth All Edges" and "Smooth All Vertices" to ensure the entire subdivision is smoothed. Then go back in and crease just the edges/points you want creased. It doesn't directly address your issue, but it might be a workaround if it's not an overly complicated subdivision.
  4. Hello, This is a weird problem I haven't had before. For some reason in the attached file, I can't draw on the faces of the lighter extrude when active plane is set to Automatic. I also can't use the Set Working Plane tool on the faces of the extrude. Selection also behaves oddly—I can only select the object by clicking points/edges of the extrude, not the faces. It's like Vectorworks doesn't "see" the faces. This happens with any new geometry I create with any of the rectangle/circle/polyline drawing tools in this file. If I paste in an extrude made in clean file (the darker one in the attached file), it works as expected. Also if I convert the lighter object to a generic solid, shell, or do any solid/subtract operation it will then work as well. Has anyone encountered this before? I'm on the PC version of VW2017 with SP4 installed. Any ideas, short of migrating everything to a clean file? I'm hoping it's something as simple as a setting somewhere that I turned on by accident. I've attached the file in case anyone can take a look and see if it happens on their setup too. Thanks for any suggestions! test.vwx
  5. Wow, these are great tips. Definitely got me going in the right direction. Thanks again!
  6. Hello, I'm wondering if someone might have some pointers for how to go about modeling a geometric/facetted counter like in the attached images. I tried experimenting with a subdivision object with edge creases, but it's somewhat cumbersome to add additional faces. Thanks for your help!
  7. Thanks, glad I wasn't missing some obvious setting at least! Too bad there isn't a way to simply display a range of cells in a particular instance of a worksheet. For example, you could set a placed worksheet to display rows 1-60, another 61-120, etc. For now, I've placed the worksheet on a Design Layer with a Sheet Layer viewport cropped to the rows I want to display. It sort of works, but if the row heights change at all (from adding an entry that wraps to a new line) then I get a row half cut off.
  8. Is there a way to display a worksheet across multiple sheet layers? I've generated a report from object records that has hundreds of unique entries. I'd like each page to display the worksheet header followed by as many rows as will fit on that sheet. The next sheet should repeat the header and pick up where the last one left off. Thanks for any suggestions for how to go about doing this!
  9. I couldn't find anything using the search function, but I'm hoping someone here can help me out. Is there a way to set the pixel dimensions of a "Move Along Path" animation? I would like to create a Quicktime animation in Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), but I can't find anywhere to set the output resolution. I'm using Vectorworks 2011 (also have access to 2014). Thanks!
  10. Previously (Vectorworks 2009, OS X) when importing an EPS file, it would come in as vector art with proper transparency. However, now that I am running 2011 SP4 on Windows 7, it only imports the low res bitmap preview. I'm assuming this is not the expected behavior. I was able to work around it by converting to PDF and importing that, but I lost the transparency (PDF import has a white background). Any thoughts?
  11. OK, I found somewhat of a work-around. By converting my OpenType fonts to TrueType, I am able to view/print them properly in Vectorworks 2011. Fonts can be converted for free here: http://onlinefontconverter.com/ It is pretty tedious, but at least it works. I still don't understand why the OpenType fonts aren't working. The Knowledge Base article mentions that older OpenType fonts may not work, but these are new fonts (came with Adobe CS5). In fact, none of the OpenType fonts on my machine work.
  12. I don't know if this will help your particular situation, but the clear print settings script has helped me with a past printer issue. http://kbase.vectorworks.net/questions/509/Reset+Document+Print+Settings
  13. After switching from Mac to PC, I am also running into this problem. OpenType fonts that displayed correctly in Vectorworks Mac are now displaying as Arial on the PC. I found this in the knowledge base: However, this is not a workable solution since you lose any object/layer transparency and the ability to preview the document with anti aliasing. Any other work-arounds?