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  1. Can you describe the process you go thru?

    in 12.5 we do the following when exporting to 2004-2005-2006

    we use sheets and VP's

    when we export we select the sheets we want to be exported

    we do not rescale the drawing/layers

    we turn off 2D fills

    we export as classes

    and do not export classes that are off

    then in ACAD the sheets are setup for paper space

    and the design layers arein Model space

  2. you need to set up sheets

    then create Viewports

    then in the OI palette you go to classes

    turn off the class you do not want to see

    then to go back and see it on screen

    use a Saved view which can be accessed/created via

    Navigation Palette if you have VW architect or Designer

  3. First

    1. the installation was beta tested outside the NNA network

    2. the instructions did say that if you want 12.1 to remain on your machine you needed to make a copy of 12.1 and update the copy

    but all is not lost

    reinstall 12 and update to 12.1

    both 12 and 12.5 can coexist on the same computer

    they use the same preferences

    so such things as the recent files list are the same

  4. create the worksheet in a design layer

    create a viewport of the worksheet

    and place it on a sheet layer

    scale the VP to fit whatever size to fit

    and you can also crop the VP

    i.e. if you only want certain columns or rows


    duplicate the VP is you want Header

    VP on a sheet layer can stack on top of each other

    no more blank rectangles (-:

  5. you have to "save as template" in order for the default

    to be change

    the extension for templates is .sta -stored in template folder

    regular files are .mcd

    for winxp versions

    and if you are using cross platform

  6. the file format for v9 and v12 are quite different

    so when you open a version 9 file it actually converts it to version 12

    so if you want it in version 9 you have to use Export

    which means you will lose any "new" features in 12 that were not found in version 9

  7. in the libraries folder the is a folder called Object Sampler

    follow this path

    vectorworks(folder)\libaries\object sampler\vectorworks basic\Vectorworks Architect Sampler.mcd

    this is found on VW architect / WinXP installation

  8. if you use Firefox get the colorzilla plug in

    it will give the RGB values that you will need to create VW colours

    then go to a Paint Manufacturers web site to get colour chips and run colorzilla over the colour to get RGB

    if you create a new palette leave part of 1 column blank

    then this becomes your custom colours so it will not mess up class colour assignments if you use that process.

  9. if you need to start over again

    goo to My Computer - Tools - Folder Options - File Types

    delete mcd

    and it will ask you next time you try to open a file from the folder if you want to associate


    if you want to open the file with another version of VW

    select the file

    hold the Shift key - right click

    and you will find "open with" option on the list.

  10. you can create custom dimensions styles

    in 12.5 you can change the dimension style via the OI palette

    and the dimensions can be on any class (changes are in preferences)

    if you select a class to active only

    the style for all dimensions can be change via OI palette when you select all

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