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Everything posted by KrisM

  1. That is great. Works like a charm. Don't know why I didn't see that. I've got a good Data Sheet now so don't really have any need to edit the built in options. Thanks.
  2. My fresh file is a copy of my template file. There are things on most DLs which I would not want to disappear if I deleted the DL. It would be straightforward to deal with imported objects which are ordered by the imported DL.
  3. My project file and my template file have exactly the same DLs. Are you saying I would have to rename the DLs in my project file which contain objects to a new name.
  4. Just remembered the answer to my question. Should have grouped everything before copying. Ungroup after pasting.
  5. Have a new project with not much work in it yet. Just did some major revisions to my template so wanted to copy/paste my new project into my new template. All the objects are assigned to the current class and layer settings after the paste. Is there a way to keep the class/layer settings from the original file? I am not seeing that the paste command has any options. Maybe I'm going about this in the wrong way.
  6. So now I'm looking at the Data Manager and have created my own Data Sheet which presents the data I'm interested in in a useful format (grammar?). I'm using the User Fields for some information. These are text fields. Is there a possibility some of these can be a pop-up field? Or is there some other method which can have a pop-up field in the Data Sheet?
  7. I don't expect VW to work like Revit. It was more a comment about the way my mind works versus the minds of the VW programmers. I can adapt. ūüôā
  8. Pat, Thanks for your comment. I worked in Revit for a time and found the logic of it totally understandable. VW and I seem to be diametrically opposed. I will look at the Data Manager. It looks promising.
  9. I have been using the data fields in a door style to provide information for a door schedule. I am looking at using a record format because the presentation and editing of information in the OIP is much easier using a record format (at least I think so). So imagine my surprise when I go into a door style and can't attach a record format. I can only attach the record format for a door which is placed in the drawing. Is there a way to attach the record format to the style settings? I think I'm missing something here.
  10. Ha. Thanks for that. I have always paid attention to the Layer Options - Show etc. I have never looked at the Class Options and didn't realize those options were there. I set the Class Options to "Show / Snap / Modify Others". All are selectable now. Funny thing is that, not knowing this option was available, I have never changed it. VW sometimes changes things without prompting. Another obstacle solved. Slowly acquiring enough solutions to be somewhat functional.
  11. I went back to the last working backup. I copy and pasted from the bad file the objects I needed and this is working so far. I had to do objects in three classes but it wasn't too bad. You should never be too complacent with VW. Whenever you're smoothly sailing along, some random weird bug will surface. I just work on single family houses. I cannot imagine the issues using VW on a large project.
  12. Tried restarting VW. Didn't help. Restarted computer. Didn't work. All layers turned on. All classes turned on. Went back two backups and the file works as normal. I didn't notice the problem as all the work I was doing was in the same class. Another hour lost to the vagaries of VW. Irritating!
  13. All of a sudden, I can't select objects not in the active class. I have 'Show / Snap / Modify Others' turned on. This seems to be only in the one file I am working on. I opened another file and I can select everything as normal. Any suggestions on how to fix this?
  14. It is very annoying that VW doesn't do this better. I followed the suggestion of a previous post and made a symbol of the layer elevations for one viewport and used that for the other viewports. At least that makes changes easy.
  15. Not done yet. Definitely needed.
  16. Jesse, Thanks for that. I will definitely give it a try. I didn't know that the eyedropper tool would also work for this. So much to learn.
  17. Having just edited 12 viewports with the same class overrides, viewport styles (including overrides) can't come soon enough for me.
  18. Jesse, I can see that you certainly have use for the current organization. My needs are much simpler.
  19. Why the visibility of the section lines is handled like this is a total mystery to me. Just using classes would be so much simpler.
  20. For me it was a workspace issue. I put the new menu command into my workspace and now all is well.
  21. Found it and fixed my workspace. Thanks.
  22. I've installed SP3 and I am not seeing Unreal Datasmith as an option under Export. I've restarted VW but no luck.
  23. I'm going through the file and replacing all the walls with a style I have tested and know works. Royal PITA. Seems like the walls in the file have been corrupted. While I have had plenty of crashes with VW, I have never had corrupted elements before. This is by far the buggiest software I have ever used. However, there are too many good things about VW to abandon it. If VW was stable, it would be truly great.
  24. Restarted the computer. Now I can see the control points of a wall change but the the OpenGL representation doesn't change.


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