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  1. Found it in this post. Script has been around a while but still works a treat ( I’m on vw2019).
  2. I agree with this, viewport naming should automated to the sheet and drawing titles/numbers. My current workaround is to use a couple of scripts that can rename selected or all viewports with <sheet no.><drawing number><drawing title>. The scripts work really fast and after running the viewport names are all listed in order. The script has been shared on this forum before but I can reshare if you are interested.
  3. It's odd that it isn't there. I can see it in 2019. There were some bugs with space object Room finishes making it so they couldn't be selected from a finishes worksheet. I amhoping that has been sorted out in vw2021. It sounds like there are still other bugs.
  4. I'm not on vw2021 but I in 2019 and prior releases in the space tool advanced settings you can control which items show in the OIP. I imagine it is the same for 2021.
  5. Default tool settings can be easily set for a file in a couple of ways. 1. Double click on a tool icon and the setting dialogue will appear. Adjust to your preferred settings, Click ok. Those settings will now be the defaults for that tool for that file. 2. Double click the eye dropper tool. In the settings dialogue check “pick up set defaults” (While you are there you can tweak any other eye dropper settings to your preferred defaults). In pick up mode click on an object. The tool which created the object will have its default settings adjusted to match those of the object you just selelectd. After you’ve set your tool defaults I would recommend going back and unchecking “pick up set defaults”. As these defaults are file specific I would also recommend setting up Project template files which have defaults set up already for all your commonly used tools. Big time saver. Hope that helps.
  6. The little square appears when there are no classes or layers set to visible.
  7. If you have be installed on another device you cld copy the workspace out of that. Or even a workspace out of a previous version on the same device. That said it is odd the workspaces didn’t load and is probably a sign there are other as yet undiscovered problems. So a reinstall might be the best way in the end.
  8. Hey @Smiths. I'm not on vw2021 yet so can't open your file but looks like @michaelk has pretty well figured it out.
  9. Boh

    Plan list

    Attached is a data base worksheet that lists all Title Block Borders, their sheet number, sheet name, and current revision. You can also produce a static (non-data base) worksheet from the Tools>Reports>Create Sheet List command. I prefer teh data base worksheet. Cheers Sheet List Worksheet.vwx
  10. Are they actual titleblock border objects? Can you Post the file?
  11. Are there any titleblocks in the file?
  12. Boh

    Plan list

    Is a plan list the same asa drawing list. If so you can use a data base worksheet to do that. But maybe you specifically want to me se marionette?
  13. This is a very slick script. Thanks for sharing it. 🙂
  14. Yes ideally you would set up your symbols with records pre loaded prior to inserting into your file if possible. Even better set up your symbols with preloaded records with the data you want included as a default. So the data you want in every symbol, I,e. your “reference text” and “internet connection number”, would already be preloaded as default data to the symbol definition prior to insertion into the file. That said, using worksheets it is quite easy to quickly do global edits to symbol record info. Setting the worksheet criteria to list the symbols along with a column for each record field then summarising a column will allow you to do this. Note also there is a command in the tools menu I think that will allow you to add records to all symbols in a RM folder.
  15. As a learning process, and if you have the time it’s good to try your hand at modelling more than what you really need to. You learn stuff which will likely come in useful and the more you practice the quicker and more useful it becomes. That said, and as you say yourself @Tom W. it’s easy to get carried away. We do mostly architecture and our basic model set up consists of just walls, slabs, doors, windows, roofs, spouting, downpipes, decks, exterior balustrades. All that provides for pretty complete plans and elevations and a good start on sections. We sometimes might export it to twinmotion to get some nice 3D renders.. We are starting to model more interior equipment and furniture as Ou symbol library improves. The rest we generally cover in 2d annotations.
  16. Sorry I really have to ask the question: do you really need to model footings? Sometimes perhaps, but generally For typical construction drawings the only views we would see them would be sections. If the footings are super simple to model then of course. Often however the footings are quite elaborate and much easier to just draw in the vp annotations of the section viewports. That said I have picked up a few tips from this thread for when I do model footings. 🤩
  17. I’ve made a custom data tag for revision markers. I’ve set up a bunch of revision classes, the data tag automatically updates the revision number depending on which class the revision cloud is placed on. It’s very quick. Added bonus is that superseded revisions can also just have their class visibility turned off when no longer needed. This video shows you how to set it up if you’re interested. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0piGg5cweXA
  18. Boh

    Issue Log Use

    I'm not sure if you are getting "Revisions" and "Issues" slightly mixed up? Revisions apply only to individual title blocks. Issues on the other hand are document wide. Your first Issue will be numbered Issue #1. Your second issue will be numbered Issue #2 even if it doesn't include any of the drawings from the first issue. In the Revision History worksheet each column represents an "Issue" and they should always increment in order. They won't adjust if you manually date an issue to be before an earlier issue. Your screenshot is cropped a little short but at the bottom of each column should be an issue number like this with the Issue numbers incrementing in order from left to right: Issues are created either through the TItle Block Border settings dialogue (for single drawing issues), or via the Title Block Manager (where you can do multiple drawing issues and more). I suspect someone thought they were adding a revision but added Issues by mistake (the dialogues are very similar). Or did you use another project file for this job that already had issues in it that weren't deleted? Unfortunately you can't easily get rid of the excess issues. It looks like you'll have to delete all of the issues then go through and "reissue" the one's you want. Similarly you can't easily add additional drawings to an issue once an issue is logged. To do that you would have to delete each issue back to and including the one you want to change, then reissue that one with the additional drawing then reissue all the deleted ones again. That's a real hassle. We use Title Block Manager to create our revision History worksheets and we have learned a lot from experience of what NOT to do. Unfortunately it is not super intuitive. For Issues my advice is to triple check all the drawings you need are included in the Issue and only do this just before you actually physically issue the drawings. Our other big help has been this forum and on this topic @Nikolay Zhelyazkov has been very helpful. Good luck.
  19. The Scripts won’t affect VP visibilities. Can you put B and C on a different class or layer and adjust the VP visibilities to turn them off? It does seem like a good situation to use section from clip cube.
  20. I have both the nav palette and RM on a second screen. Picked up a great tip recently to just use shortcuts to open and close them when not needed. No scrolling and maximises screen space.
  21. Scripts are just another resource that you can import from other files. If you download the file you can import the script into one of your own files, perhaps a library and/or template file? You need to place scripts into script palettes. Vw will ask you which palette to place the script or you can create a new one. Once imported go to the bottom of the windows menu, select the file and check next to the palette to display it.
  22. Expand “All menus” On the left hand side of the workspace editor window then see if there is a “Miscellaneous” category as that is where the plugin editor filed it. Hopefully the new command will be in there. (If not restart Vectorworks and then look again), Expand your workspace on the right side of the workspace editor and drag the Hide command ftom the left side of the workspace editor to the menu in the right side of the editor where you want the command to be available from. Probably in the object context menu (Bottom of list) so it is available when you right click on an object. Let is know if you’re still having probs. Cheers.
  23. Go to the menus tab Is there a miscellaneous?
  24. At the bottom of the tools menu I think is the workspace editor.
  25. The file is all 2d. There are a couple of bitmap images of 3d renders in there they are quite large so not sure can pm you them. I'll try..


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