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  1. I have a single object in both elevation and section. 1. It appears that the section is actually cutting the object and changing geometry from smooth to faceted, I tested a different smooth object and it was fine when cut, however, 2. Doing a section cut of the test object resulted in correct first view, I noticed some strange shadow line when zoomed icon the viewport, I changed the line to white, well, the section view is no longer updatable, red line around the viewport doesn't go away and 'update' button is no longer red even though the viewport indicated is out of date. 3. When trying to do another section viewport it resulted in elevation without cut mark. I removed, presumably, a corrupt viewport and made a new section viewport, it works but it is faceted again right next to elevation viewport of the same object. 4. Viewport resolution. In model space, of course, everything looks sharp. In viewport, despite setting the sheet raster to 300 dpi it looks like 72 dpi, of course I can go to 600 or 1200dpi but that is simply unworkable.
  2. I have Architect and the current escalator tool is in the Building Shell toolset, you might check in workspace editor whether it is just not active.
  3. its a bug, VW knows about it and most likely will be fixed in next SP, this has been brought up a while ago, I think it happens only on windows.
  4. click on "name" in publish window - you can control the order of pages there
  5. if you don't have 2018 you can use attached space object.vwx
  6. Something happened with graphic attributes in space tool. It seems impossible to have a label 100% opaque and 2D boundary in less than 100% opacity. This functionality was working in VW2018 but 2019 and 2020 has rearranged info and settings boxes and it is no longer possible. Its kind of indispensable when dong planing and color coding different uses etc.
  7. you are right, it's a bug, I will report it to the tech. I formatted my space tool/object in VW2018, just checked and it works in 2018, then you can reuse the same space object in 2019 or 2020 but when formatting it in settings it reverts to opaque.
  8. yes, highlight the space object, then in the info box click on settings, then navigate to graphic attributes.
  9. Is this 2020 native or from previous versions of VW? Just wondering if something is "lost in translation".
  10. you can activate "by name" order by clicking the "name" header, you should see little arrow on the right hand side of the header
  11. TKA

    printing

    I have a file which has been in use since 2019, it has a bout 110 pages (sheets) and for some reason I cannot print past the page #58. This applies to published pdf set, trying to print directly from VW, same with the same file from 2019. I replaced the printer driver, tried different printer too. I tried printing via apple print, preview and in all cases the print appears to be spooling to the printer and then disappears. Eventually I determined that it is the pdf part of the page that's the cause. Whether in sheet layer or in viewport it makes no difference, I have made a new pdf (screen grab) and it still doesn't work.
  12. I am sure someone asked about it before, is there a way to have VW not display all available fonts? On OSX is there a way to limit the list or divide it into "user" fonts and general fonts? Or may be convert the last used fonts (at the beginning of the list) to favorite fonts?
  13. actually dark mode would work just fine in reverse (white on black background), polygon double line looks like a single thick line, I just hired 2 new people, worked on 2019 and now they are getting confused
  14. I have been working in "dark mode" for a few weeks now and I wish I could go back to 2019.
  15. on new MacBook Pro testing 2020 on Mojave. So far I have not any problems so many people reported, zero. Today though I have run into a strange problem: Upon opening 2019 file I noticed stair data font defaulted to ARIAL, tried to change no effect, new blank file in 2020 with new stair has the same problem. Does anybody has this issue?
  16. this is a good point, shading and 3d like graphic elaborations do not help. The screen resolution, graphic cards etc all get significantly better, I would recommend just sharpening up old icons and use color and fill sparingly and only when necessary. I am on Mac and I have been using Dark Mode for 2019, for 2020 there is no way I can use Dark Mode, to hard to look at and the White Mode looks just clunky, though here and there some icons are a bit better.
  17. I agree, readability is not working well, I think by having some icons filled in (bright on dark background) creates to mach contrast next dimension icons. I prefer the old ones for sure - optically more even, more equal
  18. that's strange, I installed 2020 today for testing and the first that came up was 2020 asking what do I want to migrate with options for workspaces, shortcuts, libraries etc
  19. wait a minute, there is no orchestra and singing praises for the new release, just a silent spy like appearance???
  20. if you erase old crop then it will let you do a new one the way you want
  21. may be if you just let the cursor hover above the object it may appear selected but it isn't, that actually happens to me when working fast
  22. highlight the object, in the info box click on render tab (on the right) then in the middle of the info box there will be rotation scale
  23. for some reason, additionally, I need to select next box below : "preserve...." too make it happen
  24. Sorry, what I meant was "publish" to match the stacking order, sheet numbers have different prefixes which change the stacking order to alphabetical. I have a set where a need to change sheet numbers and names as I develop it (need to print progress sets) and every time I need to essentially start from scratch, over 120 pages and suddenly its a lot of work, almost easier to just save it as pdf and just drag pages around in pdf reader.

 

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