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Posted February 27, 2001
A wish list item so far.
in Wishlist - Feature and Content Requests
Posted February 24, 2001
Autocad takes care of it with paperspace viewport layouts (I hope someone at VW dev team had a good look at it).
The concept seems too strange to some who didn't use Autocad or someting like it. Bottom line, getting a part of a drawing printed in various scales on various sizes of paper ought to be simple and not a mock about process.
Posted February 23, 2001
I want to be able to do the autocad thing.
1. Draw a fence around a part of a drawing
2. give it a scale at which it will print
3. get what I asked for out of the printer in no more that two steps.
Julian Car's VW add-on does something like it
but not as well as Autocad.
Posted February 16, 2001
This is a good comment.
The issue is a very important one - how are offices with VW interacting with the Autocad & Microstation world? The only way to make WV an acceptable alternative to the two overpriced big guys is to make VW run circles around them. This includes drawing file exchange, manipulation and program features that are compatible with other programs.
Print to window/fence with a drawing scale option. Again, just like in Autocad.
The scaling of print files with ploter/printer software is a sad excuse for a workaround.
Good Idea. I hope VW developers are listening to this request. Both Autocad and Microstation have the reference file concept figured out correctly. Autdesk saw a good thing Microstation had going for it (reference file clip, etc) and implemented it in Autocad.
Another good thing would be to get rid of the page related coordinates in favor of absolute world coordinates.
Posted February 14, 2001
I agree with your statement. I hope VW will look into thei issue in the next release.
VW should look at Autocad and Microstation as an acepted standard of handling reference files.
Posted December 20, 2000
I think the transparent zoom would be a Great addition to VW !!!
Competing with AutoCad means VW needs to be at least as flexible as AutoCad in the view commands department.
Posted October 18, 2000
This is another must in VW.
Posted July 12, 2000
Can VW9 have an irregular fence selection option added. That would be a great help in a number of cases cases.
Posted July 10, 2000
The PRINT TO FIT on any page size and Print to window/fence with a scale command (let's say like in AUTOCAD) is a must in VW9.
I hope the VW development team is reading about all the printing pains people are going through just to get an 11X17 or 8 1/2X11 check print of their drawings.
Posted July 3, 2000
I think this is a must in VW9
Posted June 1, 2000
Great comment. I agree 100%. All other programs seem to have this feature sepatated.
Working with a team it becomes a big problem if someone moves the print area around that is always bound to happen at some point. Say printing a check plot on a 11X17 or so. I posted a simmilar wish to this one. I hope that a print to fence arae or window will become available in VW 9.
Posted May 20, 2000
It does help. I use it a lot for printing Hpotoshop and Corel file. The print spool files sometimes get to be around 200-300MB. In that case the internal RAM doesn't do much help. For O.K. size cad files it does a lot of the work faster.
Posted May 18, 2000
I have one. It's fast enough. The paper handling is very good and the ink cartriges are large enough for extensive office use.
Posted April 20, 2000
I agree with Doug on this issue.
The printing procedure leaves much to be desired. I do hope that this gets to the top of the list for VW 9 improvments.
Posted April 4, 2000
I agree with the need for a reference file clip capability. This would save a lot of time and eliminate the need for masking polygons.
Posted March 27, 2000
I hope that the VW development team will look into a reference file clip command.
This would be a great tool for creating plan details or any other detail drawings from an already existing drawing file.
Take a look at Microstation or AutoCad for an example. Theses are very often used features in both programs. As a matter of fact AutoCad copied this function from Microstation.
Posted February 18, 2000
I tried doing just what you said.
I have VW 8.5
When I get the import option window there are only *.mcd, *.sta and *.* files available to pick from.
In general I can't pick anything other but what the extensions are. If I try to select a palete with *.* the program tells me it's not a valid file.
Is there something else I might need to do?
Thanks in advance.
Posted February 16, 2000
Is there a way to use Pantone colors in the VW color palette on the Win98/NT platform?
This would be a good way to get some nice colors on site plans and elevations.
The landscape architects may like this one too.
I have seen some color drawings by a landscape architect done in PowerCAD they had used Pantone colors. His drawings looked very good.
Please let me know if there is a way to get that done with VW.
Posted February 14, 2000
I have been using Autocad for a long time in other offices before starting with Vectorworks on my own.
One feature that I miss and one that ought to be included in Vectorworks is PRINT TO WINDOW comand or print fence area command. With this command a the print can be scaled as required to fit on a page say 8 1/2X11 page with a drawing at 1/8"=1'-0" scale.
Microstation has a feature like this as well.
This capability would help with straight forward and quick check plots of a small portion of a drawing or all of it if required.
Thanks in advance for looking into it in the future releases of VW.