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Dick Jenkins

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About Dick Jenkins

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    Architect
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    www.JenkinsArchitecture.com
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    Wolfpack Football, Ships, Airplanes
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    Raleigh, NC - USA

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  1. It is OpenGL as are all my other viewports. On the file I have been working on this week it happens consistently with one particular section, but when I ran "update all viewports" so I could send the file off, it was happening in another. Really irritating.
  2. Quite often when refreshing a section view, the elevation in front of the section cut appears behind the section. I have all of the settings correct. I even put 1/8" in the box about showing extent in front of the section line, since saying no to it only made the problem worse. Sometimes I have to refresh 3 or 4 times to make it go away. When will this be fixed because it is a huge time waster for me.
  3. Quite often when refreshing a section view, the elevation in front of the section cut appears behind the section. I have all of the settings correct. I even put 1/8" in the box about showing extent in fron of the section line, since saying no to it only made the problem worse. Sometimes I have to refresh 3 or 4 times to make it go away. When will this be fixed because it is a huge time waster for me.
  4. Thanks. I just kept playing with it until I figured it out. There is a lot of things I need to understand - data tags and records and worksheets especially. Frankly the Vectorworks help is very hard to follow sometimes. I do better with the videos. I really appreciate your's and Wes' help with this.
  5. The trouble I am having with the number stamp tag style is that it will not allow me to enter the text. I place the tag. I click "edit tag data". I enter text. It will not let me click the "OK" button to finish the creation. Is this a problem with v2020 or is there another step I am missing. I have attached what I am seeing.
  6. In am trying to make a label that looks like my door tags, but does not require me to attach it to anything in order for me to place it oon a drawing. I have some doors that were not created in Vectorworks so the regular door tag does not recognize them, and there for will not place the label. I can worry about attaching records later.
  7. Well I tried that and it does not seem to let me enter any data. I can enter it into the "data box" but nothing happens when I click "OK". It is like the "OK" button does not work.
  8. I am placing door tags on my plan. Everything is fine as long as I am on a door created by the VW door tool. The problem is I have a few doors I had to create using WinDoor because VW cannot make stacking doors. The data tag will not go on the drawing unless it touches a VW door. How can I use my tag without it having to be associated with an object. I am not linking to a record or anything.
  9. I am a member of a Facebook group of architects and one of them has been talking about how he can create so many elements instantly from SketchUp plug-ins that take many modeling steps for us Vectorworks users. You can view the plus-ins here: https://valiarchitects.com/sketchup_scripts Go to the site and especially look at roofs and the tutorial videos Particularly interesting are the roof scripts in that you get 3D tile, rafter tails, etc. I talked with a Vectorworks rep and he reminded me that the objects didn't look like they would "attach" to walls, etc so they would not be parametric and change with other elements. Well currently I have to create objects like rafter tails, moldings, gutters, etc by using the modeling tools so I am already not using parametric. These Sketch-up objects seem so simple to make that for instance if the roof needed to change, redrawing would be a very easy option. It would be great if someone would just take some time to write similar scripts that can be used in Vectorworks.
  10. Very cool! Thanks, but I never would have figured this out from the VW Help file.
  11. How do I access the marvin Windows in thw Vectorworks library. When I access it through the Resource Browser there is only one window available.
  12. I have preferences set to make a backup every 20 operations (and save 50 backups also). When I get the "are you sure" notice that it is backing up, I try to remember to save my file so the file I am working on is allso updated. I would like for the Vectorworks to do this automatically.

 

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