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  1. I don’t think this is possible with top:plan view
  2. Hey @AmandaM22 If you can post or pm me the file I’d be happy to take a look. Ta
  3. If it is just the pdf that is rotated why don't you use the rotate tool and put it back to how you want it?
  4. I think you have to rename whatever your current dimension class is.
  5. Now there is a semi amusing feature that would have had me guessing for a while - thank you for the tip. Actually I just checked and it seems that it not the case anymore. Maybe it was a bug in previous versions but I'm on vw2019 now and it seems to not be an issue.
  6. If the shuttle files aren’t too big then I would suggest just importing them into your main file. Creating multiple referenced dlvps might be over complicating things. A tip for this is before importing them add a “zDWG-“ prefix to all the classes so they collapse down and drop to the Bottom of the Class hierarchy list.
  7. Be aware tho that if a class is set to invisible in the workspace it may be visible in vp annotations but you can’t edit annotation objects in that class until they are set to visible in the workspace also.
  8. I think best practice is to keep pretty much everything on sheet layers in the none class so that it is always visible. Sheet layers should only have Viewports, title blocks, scale bars, northpoints, maybe some notes and all of that should be classed to none. Revision bubbles and tags I put in a revision class and put them in vp annotations. Legends too shld be in vp annotations. Everything in Titlblocks symbols should be on none. vp annotations can be in any class as their visibilities are controlled by the VP. So if you do this then sheet views only need the none class on.
  9. So this is working as designed as I understand it. For viewports, in the edit viewport dialogue there is a "Display using viewport attributes" option which, when you enter a design layer from a VP it will change the class settings to whatever the viewport visibilities are. If you return to the sheet using the "Return to Viewport" button on the top right of the screen it will restore your visibilities back to what you had before you entered the viewport. I don't think there is a similar functionality for saved views so you have to adjust them manually. When working on sheet layers I usually want all classes on which is easy to do by just holding the alt key when turning one on they will all turn on.
  10. You could create snapshots of the DTM as you modify them.
  11. Boh

    Deleting Classes

    Attached worksheet is helpful in finding objects in a class. zzHousekeep - List all objects in a sel class.vwx
  12. Hey @Pippa C Yes the general trend here is that larger practices are using Revit and small to medium design firms are using Archicad. That said there are a sprinkling of practices which use Vectorworks. As it happens another position has come up as we are getting busier. Could you please pm me your CV? Cheers
  13. Hey jmr If you can isolate the symbols in a seperate file then you’d be able to delete the class then import back into file
  14. If you delete the class vw will ask what class to reassign those objects to.
  15. Boh


    Would temporarily turning off “show extents beyond cut plane” help?
  16. Set your design layer scale for your model design layers the same as the viewport scale for your main plans. For your main plans you can then either dimension on the design layer or in vp annotations. (Markers, line weights, line styles etc will appear “normal” whilst working in the Design layer too). For other plan vps that are not the typical plan scale you need to dimension in the vp annotation layer as Wes said. Place dl dimensions in the “Dimensions” class so they can be turned off in the non typical plan scale vps.
  17. Instead of importing resources from other files via the rm you can reference them. You aren’t referencing the whole file. It’s not layer or viewport referencing. i think this is what the setting means by “referenced resources”.
  18. Yes notes database can get filled up with lots of random notes. My technique is to just have "Typical" notes set up in a project notes database. So these are notes that are used as keynotes right through a whole document of plans, elevations, section & details. E.g. for cladding I might have a keynote such: WALL - CLADDING - COLORSTEEL 0.55 COLORSTEEL ENDURA SHEET ON 12 CD H3.1 PLY. So that same note will be used as a keynote on multiple sheets and will be in each sheet's keynote legend. As required the note is edited globally via a worksheet so that all keynote instances stay the same. I really like how that information is right there on the sheet for the builder however because as it's a keynote it can be repeated multiple times without cluttering up the drawing. For the notes I really want the builder to see, (i.e. the stuff the drawing / detail is actually for) I still write as a normal callouts (in bold!). One thing to look out for is when you copy a keynote from one sheet to another it won't automatically change to the default keynote legend on the new sheet. In the The keynote worksheet it is a good idea to have a column of what layer the keynotes are on so you can cross check that the keynote is actually on the same layer as it's keynote Legend.
  19. I don't usually get excited with these teaser videos, esp as normally we don't upgrade till at least sp3 and we didn't even bother with v2020 BUT if data can be associated with materials then data tags can be used to label them plus this data can be called up in legends and schedules. This looks very promising. At the moment vw has various disparate ways of annotating - keynotes / callouts / data tags / and space labels (incl fiinishes labels). None of these perfectly integrates with any of the others. Hopefully this is the answer.... PS I don't find any of the comments on the women's accent very funny.
  20. I’ve never got auto classing to work but hear are Some of my tricks for classing: Symbols can be set to automatically insert straight into a class each time. Using the eye dropper tool to quickly pick up the class of one object and apply it to another. Class objects via the nav palette instead of the oip. Right click on a class and select “assign to selection “ For items you draw a lot you can set up custom scripts with the custom visibility tool. Dble click the script it selects the correct tool and places the object you draw straight into the correct class. Great for detailing. Keen to hear any other time saving suggestions. cheers
  21. Also instead of flipping 180 maybe mirroring would give better results? Mirror tool lives in the basic tool palette.
  22. Boh


    Undo command is ctrl z. Otherwise retrieve it from a backup file. Check tools>options>autobackups to see if/where you have them set to save.
  23. Hey @Taproot. I hadnt thought of using worksheets themselves as a library. Not a bad idea. Is that what you do? Yes I just keep our standard notes in a notes database. I do use worksheets but not for storing notes, but as a tool for global editing of notes to keep them consistent within a file. I really like using keynotes and have only recently started using them in conjunction with worksheets to coordinate standardised notes across whole sets of drawings. I used to have a system where I would place keynotes into different work section legends, eg all keynotes relating to framing were placed into a ‘Framing’ keynote legend, and all the different work section Keynote legends were placed on a dedicated ‘notes’ sheet. Its a fairly common and straight forward way of putting a set of drawings together however there are two things I wasn’t happy with: 1) To read a set of drawings there is lots of tedious flicking back and forth between the actual drawings and the notes sheet. 2) Subcontractors weren’t always sent the notes sheet so wouldn’t know what the keynotes were. Not ideal when they are pricing work... So to try and improve things I have been trialling a different set up where have a keynote legend on every sheet which covers all the keynotes just for that sheet and use a worksheet to keep them the notes consistent. Builders love the easy referencing and clean, clear drawings and so far it’s working pretty well. Doing it like this does require a good understanding of how both worksheets and keynotes work. There are some pitfalls for novices. If you’re interested I can give you more detail on how I do it. Also I think there have been some improvements with the notes manager in v2020 (I’m still onv2019) so maybe you or others could provide some tips or ideas on how the way I do it could be improved as I’m sure it can. Cheers


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