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  1. I don’t use the find and replace tool. Instead I use a housekeeping worksheet to globally edit any or all callouts in a file incl those in annotations. The worksheet has “callout” as the criteria and lists all callout record info incl what the note is, it’s description, text margin, bubble type etc. The record info is editable in the worksheet so you can summarise the text and edit all the callouts with the same text in one hit. When unsummarised You can right click on the row header and select individual callouts in your file. Vw will locate in your file. Works great.
  2. Works a treat thanks @Pat Stanford! @Grethe Connerth. If you copy Pat's script then go and edit the one I sent in the file and paste it in it will place any crop objects in your file into a class called 'PTS Crop Objects'. You can set the class attributes how you want them. If you want to put the objects into a different class simply edit the script where it says 'PTS Crop Objects' to whatever class name you prefer. You can import the script into other files or better put it into your project template file so it's always there when you need it. Hope that all helps. Cheers
  3. If you make the objects set to use by clas attributes then you can use vp overrides to change the line work to grey but keep a solid fill.
  4. Hi Kristin Hidden line renders don’t use Colour solid fills (incl grey). Neither do the respond to changing opacity. If you really want to model Grey windows you could a second viewport In OpenGL render under the hidden line render vp. That can be more work than it’s worth. I just do what you did and colour the windows in annotations (except I like blue!).
  5. Hey Grethe. Did you try the script idea? I was intrigued if it would work so tried it out and it 90% does. Unfortunately the custom modification tool doesn't allow you to set object attributes by class. See video. Is there a scripter out there who could edit the script in the attached file so that it modifies the crop objects and then also places them in a "Crop Objects" class with all attributes by class? My test file also attached. Cheers 2020-09-03 18-32-06.mp4 Modify Crop Object Script.vwx
  6. Not in front of vw atm but both custom selection and custom mod are in the tools menu I think. The commands are similar. You activate it and it will ask you if you want to use it just this time or create a script. If you want to create a script it just asks you to name the script and place it in a script palette. The scripts and palettes are file resources that can be found in the RM under “scripts”. The tools will then ask you to set criteria. I suggest colour and line weight for those crop objects. You can have up to 7 or 8 levels of criteria so you should be able to narrow it down to green polys of ehatever linewieght one the none class etc. The custom selection tool will select any visible objects that meet that criteria. Once selected you can then edit them. The custom modification tool will not select the objects meeting that criteria but will let you edit the common characteristics of all the objects placed in the drawing (Visible or not) that meet the criteria you set. So that is probably a better bet. If you create a class for the crops with the proffered class attributes of line type, weight etc. then use your custom mod script you should be able to make all the crops attributes by class and place them in your crop object class. If I could actually write scripts I would make one that even does that last bit for you as well so it’s literally one dble click to clean up all those ugly green rectangles in a file. Hopr that explains it. cheers
  7. I don’t think you can set defaults for that crop object. What might work is to use the custom selection or custom modification tool to select and then modify all the crop objects in your file in one hit. You can even create a script from these tools which you can reuse and transfer to other files.
  8. If you create a drawing label the way you like it then use the eye dropper Tool on it with the “pick up set defaults” option checked in the tool settings then any new drawing labels you create in that file will be like you want them, including the ones that get created with viewports. You can do this on any pio. When we set up our drawing templates we did this on all the tools we use so that we don’t have to adjust them each time.
  9. A timely post for me. I am trying to get a survey to import into a vw site plan file. The survey can't get the levels to show up in a dwg or dxf, that's befreo I even bring it into vw. Have tried 4 different versions with no luck so they've ended sending me the .csv file and the levels are 30mm different to the pdf version.... Good to have a good old gripe occasionally...
  10. @lisagravy I don't think what you want is currently possible with the callout tool. It would be great to be able to do that however. If you want a library of notes with additional info attached then you could set up notes as symbols and have default records attached. The symbol notes could be reported in a worksheet with or withoout the additional data to suit your drawing. I think some people do notes this way already. You might also want to explore the data tag tool which might be edging towards what you want to do also.
  11. You can create a database worksheet showing both callout records and custom records attached to the callouts. Or is this what you mean by "non-linked records"?
  12. Ok I understand now. Yes I have this issue occasionally also. The issue is that you can set default values for record field info attached to a symbol definition in the RM however once inserted in a drawing the field info becomes particular to that instance of the symbol. If you change the default record field data for the symbol definition, field data for existing instances of the symbol won't change. New inserted instances of the symbol will take on the new default however. Additional record fields should update to symbol instances with whatever the default value for the record is. It's when the field data changes - this won't update. My process is to first update the record fields of the symbol definitions in the RM. Then insert one instance of each revised symbol into the document then use a worksheet to do global edits of the record fields of all instances of the symbols in the document so they match the newly inserted instance. (You can you the "summarise" function in the worksheet to great effect here). Then delete the just inserted symbol instances. This process assumes you want record field data to be the same for all instances of a symbol. This is not always the case so be careful doing global edits in this way. Maybe someone else has a better way, I'd be interested to know. A side issue, and a slightly trickier one, is is how to quickly update the default values of a whole bunch of symbol definitions in the RM at the same time. You can do it for all the symbol that are in the same folder in the RM but that isn't usually how a symbol library is structured...
  13. You can use a 2-way worksheet to edit the record field data for symbol instances.
  14. I don’t think so. In the past I have just shortened the section line so it is concealed behind the marker. This may “move” your section viewport however. I didn’t think that design layer markers showed in sheet layer viewports. Are you sure there isn’t another marker instance in your vp annotations.
  15. Maybe the none class objects changed without notification because the objects were already using by class attributes?
  16. I think everyone learns this from experience. It would be nice if VW introduced a pop up warning or something so that new users new these rectangles are going to appear...
  17. I suggest using classes instead of layers. I think with a top/plan Viewport In the oip you can switch to orthographic front, side etc projections.
  18. I concur with @Benson Shaw. In @mpalin1943’s screenshot the cursor is still in the angle text field which indicates to me that the angle has yet to be entered with the return key.
  19. If you don’t like, or want to avoid referencing external files like me the what I do is: import the survey dwg into a blank file, delete anything you don’t need, purge the file of unused classes, symbols, add a prefix like ‘ zDwg-‘ to all the classes, import the Survey design layer into your project file. If the site is at an odd angle to the Bldg as you have I create a design layer viewport of the survey which can be moved and rotated to suit the Bldg.
  20. For many of my symbols, particularly furniture symbols, the only difference between them is often the size and so the only way to index them properly in a RM list is actually by putting their size in the symbol name. Yes it is a bit of work, but when you have a lot of symbols you do require a good naming protocol to keep them organised in a library, Once they are named However, they are there whenever I want them, so definitely worth it at the end of the day. All that said it would be useful to quickly see the size of a symbol in the OIP, even if it is just the size of the bounding box.
  21. Do the original symbols have a solid fill? If so then after courting to group there should be a poly in the group with that fill. If not then perhaps using the compose command will join the ungruoped lines into a polys and then use the add surface command to combine into one poly. Failing that you may have to trace. Setting the poly tool to selected area in the mode bar might be useful.
  22. With the magic wand tool click on the settings (spanner) icon in the mode bar. You can set the tool to select all items of the same class. My suggestion would be to make all attributes “by-class” then adjust the class attributes to your preference.
  23. In New Zealand the “tread” depth is the distance from the front edge of the tread to where it hits the riser. The “going” is the horiz distance from front edge of tread to front edge of the next tread. (I.e. tread minus nosing). I only recent realised vw treads are different from NZ treads....
  24. The legend maybe small and / located somewhere unexpected. It should be on the current layer and on the none class. If you can’t find Use the custom selection tool to search for keynote legends.
  25. There are two really good scripts posted on the forum that can rename 1. the selected or 2. all viewports to the convention: sheet number/ drawing number/ drawing name. I use it all the time . I can dig it out if you want it.


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