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  1. Yes, we are using OS X 10.4.11. We purchased refurbished Imac's with the older operating system.
  2. unfortunately clear print settings does not work - I hope it is not an intel processor vs. print driver issue.
  3. Our office recently upgraded to 24" Imac's running OS X 10.4.11 and we are having problems printing to our DesignJet 500. When selecting the DesignJet 500 in the print dialog window VW will crash. If we print to a different printer there is no problem and if we print from an older mac (Powermac G4) the file(s) print fine. This problem is consistent on the three new Imac's. Any help would be appreciated.
  4. Is there a way to set the defaults so that when VW opens the pick-up wall thickness option is deselected.
  5. try this script download. (it solved my problem - but I am on VW11) http://kbase.nemetschek.net/index.php?ToDo=view&questId=72&catId=19 There is a downloadable VectorScript that you can run on your file to clear the print settings
  6. It worked - Thanks for the info.
  7. I have recently upgraded to mac system 10.4 and am experiencing crashes when I choose page setup. I am using VW 11.5. Seems to happen to 75% of documents. If I create a new document it will not crash when I select page setup Any ideas what may be causing this?
  8. The help menu in 11.5 indicates the sketch tool is available under the view pull down menu, yet it does not appear. Where do I find the sketch tool?
  9. The North arrow tool in the Architect palette can't be selected. Was a problem in 11 and still a problem in 11.5. Anybody?
  10. At the very least please implement Item #1. This request has been on the wish list many times starting from when VW9 was released - yet no change. It's very annoying to edit multiple sheets.
  11. Why was this bug never fixed in VW 9.5.3? It was not a problem in VW 9.5.0 - It seems that the bug first occured in VW 9.5.2. Now users must upgrade their operating system in order to rectify the problem. Is this correct?
  12. I am trying to import an autocad 3d file without luck. I have imported 2d files no problem in the past. In this case the dwg document opens without any info/objects - it's completely blank. I am using VectorWorks 9.5.2 on Mac. The autocad file is version 2000. Any help would be appreciated.
  13. I have noticed this problem as well - very time consuming to fix drawing and very annoying.
  14. One option is the HP 500 (not the Postscipt model). I think it is the lowest priced HP color plotteravailable (around $2200) - you will need the optional HP-GL/2 Card ($375) and you will have to purchase a plotter driver (From Microspot, $400).If you plan on printing color plots at a resolution higher than 300 DPI you will need to purchase additional memory for the plotter. If your willing to limit yourself to monochrome plots the HP 430 is an option ($1300). It includes the HP-GL/2 Language, but you will probably wantto purchase additional memory.
  15. I think it would be quite useful if one could use the eye dropper tool to pick up and put down the size, font and style of a string of text. Anyone?
  16. The following scales should be available in the architectural scale area of the layer scale window: 3/32" = 1'-0"3/16" = 1'-0" 3/8" = 1'-0" These scales appear on the standard triangular architectural scale that every draftperson, designer and architect possesses and should bestandard even in the most basic CAD program.
  17. Neither the black and white option or print gray scale will accomplish what I would like to do. Using the black & white option would drop out the gray fills and using the plotters grayscale wouldprint color lines as gray. I would like to print a document that has color lines and gray fills (from the color pallete) on screen. The Proposed "print black, white & monochrome" command would print color lines as black lines and gray lines and fills as gray. Why do I use color to differentiate line thickness? Zoom line thickness does not work well. At normal view (100%), one cannot distinguish between .03,.15or even .50. I also use color to differentiate classes. It is very difficult to draw in black onlyon complex projects. I was reluctant to start using color initially, but now I can't imagine going back to black only - its just to difficult to manage line weights and classes.
  18. Regarding TiTaNium sAMuRai response to this issue, I have tried using the patterns but, I think they look quite crude - Particularly large area's. Compare them to the grey tones available in the color pallete. I hope Vectorworks seriously considers adding the option "print monochrome".
  19. Our Office uses class colors to differentiate line weights. We also use grey fills for shading walls, etc.There is no easy way to print black lines and grey fills on the same document. I'm aware of two methods, both of which have severe limitations. (using layer colors is one). There should be an option in document preferences under black and white only, called "Monochrome only" that would print black lines and grey fills.I think not having this option is a major oversight in the program. Remember at least 85% of drawings printed in an architects office are not printed in color. Is there a reason why this option is not available?
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