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  1. TKA

    Door ID Tag Text Size

    you can control that label in design layer: size if the circle is set via "info" box and then the text via text pull down menu. You can control this label in the viewport via "advanced properties" in the info box with viewport selected. There are treads regarding this issue, but in the end there is no perfect solution, problem being that if you use the plan at 2 different scales then you will have a label size issue.
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    Customizing Drawing Title labels

    same here, I was unable to customize the labels at all, though suggested a while ago that these labels should be more like simple mini title blocks.
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    Snap to midpoint question

    I made some screen shots to illustrate the issue, there are 3 screen shots: 1. cursor indicated middle of the first object 2. cursor indicates corner of the second object 3. second object is forced dragged horizontally to align right above the middle of the first object, there is no indication that it is picking up the middle of the first object. Now when this happens in midst of regular drawing with many object it is not possible to know what I am aligning too. Hopefully there is a magic fix for that.
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    Snap to midpoint question

    however: I am always in click and drag mode and when I roll over a deselected object it shows mid or center, once selected it does not, second thing, when dragging an object by whatever point to snap to center the cursor will not show spell out any acquisition points, it will just highlight them which depending on zoom may not work.
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    Snap to midpoint question

    definitely related, thanks, it definitely improves snapping to mid points.
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    Snap to midpoint question

    do you see acquisition hints the same way: end point and mid point?
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    Snap to midpoint question

    try adjusting cursor acquisition box size in VW preferences, that help me with being able to easier select "midpoint" etc. However, in general there is a problem with selecting, hints etc, its not working as well as it used to.
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    Wacom tablet?

    I have been using Wacom tablets for 20 years, currently intuos. I agree w/ zoomer that mouse offers more control, though I never use scroll wheel. Personally I cannot use mouse for long, also I find pen tablet more fluid when it comes to controlling cursor, also, I use "touch" to scroll and zoom which I also find more fluid and natural. Having said that I think its all quite personal, it works for me but it may not for you, I guess you should try buying one and use it for at least a month or so.
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    VW 2018 slow start up time

    I have installed new SDS drive, new system and fresh VW copy, the first few times it super fast, perhaps 15 s, now after few days back to the old ways - 10 minutes or more. I can see that VW is loading this and that, slowing down for instance @ Xgshelf with wheel spinning for minutes, same workspace support system. OS X 10.13.4, VW 2018 sp3
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    Backup Files Exclusion

    I faced the same issue, I have all VW backups saved to a different drive (with project folders structure) and that drive is set to back up @ night, I have this set up for the last 5 years and it works perfect for a 5 people office.
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    Sheet Layer Printing Issues

    check the number of pages in the VW page set up, I noticed that when I change the printer page first (it changes pages size but then crates a a spread like 1.3 pages vertically and 1.1 pages horizontally), then when you change the viewport sheet size it doesn't change. This is tricky if you don't have page breaks displayed.
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    Changing units in the info window

    I agree with Art. In my documents which I submit to dept of buildings I need to have all plans pertaining to zoning in feet with decimal fractions and everything else in standard feet and inches. Tis causes to have either have 2 sets or flipping dim preferences either way preventing from publishing whole set in one go.
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    How to show glazing in 2D in doors

    actually there was a discussion about how to include door and window schedule in one worksheet. The point is that quite often there are windows and doors from the same system/manufacturer and a lot of details/profiles are the same (the whole point of using the same system). I think the whole division between doors and windows is antiquated (which I have expressed before). The should be a unified "Opening" tool that deals with various condition (for instance there is no way to do a barn door type, or door on a curb) given the state of design today - there is just too many variations to fold into door or window typology. I think window tool has pretty good controls and could be developed as "Opening" tool, but I realize there is a 3D aspect which kind of complicates things, so I don't expect this to be revised, besides this needs a lot of input which somehow is on th eight side in this forum.
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    How to show glazing in 2D in doors

    this is a very good point, I may around it is to use casement windows and mark them as doors, obviously having doors with the same controls as windows and showing in plan with relevant details should be way. In fact these goes for glass sliders, again, I am using sliding windows.
  15. tis is strange, I was fundamentals user till about 2 years ago and I have been using this method for as long as I remember (I have used VW since it was a minicad 3)