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  1. Josh, I was informed by our reseller tech support that it is due to a known bug rotating the plan and then changing layers. Apparently it was fixed in v2014 (though not in v2013 which I still use). The workaround suggested to me was to rotate plan only by coordinates which seems bizarre. Or upgrade to 2014. Edited to add in case it helps anyone else: they also said the problem was increased to due both files referencing the same drawings. Again I don't really understand why.
  2. Thanks for the reply Josh, I never even noticed that option in the dialogue box. A workaround will certainly do for now.
  3. The plot thickens. The reference file has moved in relation to the viewport. Pretty much an identical situation to this post https://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=198905#Post198905 So now my viewport crops are wrong, and I still have the issue with items missing in the viewports themselves when I re-crop them. They are visible for a second as in this previous thread I posted https://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=39196&Number=194606#Post194606 Vectorworks must be used for complex enough buildings all the time, but what I can't understand is that this problem has only happened on my 2 larger projects and has wasted enough time that I'm seriously considering switching programmes. The additional cost in new software probably is similar to the money lost in wasted time. It is actually a simple enough small project.
  4. Did you ever get a response to this? Also having this issue recently, no idea what triggered it.
  5. Is there anyone from Nemetschek who is on these forums who can help? I've also tried opening the file on a colleague's computer - no luck there either.
  6. Thanks Mitch, yes it is. I've tried changing the class of the viewport a few times which is why it's currently in the detail class. I literally have every class turned on in viewport, sheet layer, model layer and original file A model layer, so it's not a class issue.
  7. An update, several hours in. I created a new viewport from the design layer (B) into the sheet file (B). By messing around with all the settings, I managed to get it visible by changing from Top/Plan to Custom View and then to Top view. This only works on the new viewport -none of the rest are working. This is affecting 50+ viewports so having to redo them all would be a pain. Can anyone advise what settings I should have in the obj info palette?
  8. I have a simple problem with Viewports turning off randomly and have posted on this before. If anyone can walk me through it step by step it would be greatly appreciated. I have a Master file - 'A' and a Schedules file 'B'. To stop any messing with the master file, I have referenced A into design layers in B. I add some extra info to B and create a view on a new sheet layer in B. (This is as there are 2 of us working on the project and that way File A doesn't need to be opened by either of us). So far, so good, I can work away in file B creating all the sheets needed. Lo and behold I open up B this morning to find empty viewports in the sheet file, although the model file is fine with the reference and my additions. I can click on the viewport crop in sheet file but can't see anything behind it. I tried creating new viewports from the design layer onto the sheet file as well, and they're empty too. I am the only person who has opened file B, my partner is working on file C where luckily he hasn't started any viewports yet. I draw everything in Screen Plane. I have turned on all the classes in the viewport, the sheet layer and the design layer. I have tried turning the machine on and off and clicking everything I can possibly think of in the object info palette to see if helps. I have also tried shouting at the computer, but that hasn't helped the situation much, though it made me feel better briefly. This may be something obvious, but it is causing ridiculous delays trying to sort it out. Please, please, please help.
  9. Thank you for that! Many, many hours were wasted on this. They had sent me a .pcp file, will ask for .cbt instead.
  10. Good morning all, I'm trying to import some AutoCAD drawings from dwg to VW 2013. I've never been able to import .dwgs so that the line weight/colour issue was resolved properly but they're usually consultant's drawings and not for presentation so it wasn't an issue until now. My colleague has gone out of his way to make it simple from his end - in the end he gave me the line weights the colours should be. There doesn't seem to be an option in the import dwg dialogue box for this though, and I can't find it elsewhere either. So I am manually going through each class and updating the colour to black with the correct line weight. (When I tried converting to black only it also converted colours that are supposed to be in colour). This is very time consuming and has to be done for every drawing. Is there an easier way?
  11. Thanks Wes, that sounds like it will do the job nicely.
  12. Thanks Wes. We are extending onto an existing building though so need to be able to snap for some items on the other layer. I'll use that as a workaround for now though & turn off snap as much as possible .
  13. Hello all, I would be extremely grateful for any help on this. Sorry, it's a difficult one to explain but I will try my best. I started a sketch design where the new walls were at say 27.12 degrees to north, so I had the file set up properly with a rotated plan to work on the building walls. Somewhere along the line over several months of modifications, my rotated view changed slightly to say 27.13. I didn't notice for sketch design, but now we are doing construction drawings I thought it better to redraw the plan (to include block dimensions etc) so I rotated the plans to be 0, 90, 180 degrees etc. I set up a new layer with the old layer greyed out to use as a guide. But the walls are defaulting to 90 degrees from the item they are snapping to on the greyed out layer which . How can I make them be a 'true' angle instead of linking to the snapped item angle?
  14. Many thanks all, I knew I had to be missing something. Is there a way to change the default? Manually going back through all the sheets will take a while, I'd prefer not to have to keep doing it from here to eternity on new sheets.


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