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  1. As far as I can see the sill capability of the window tool is still a problem, in c2020. Its method seems to be as in this thread still :- Surely I am missing something and 6 years have not in fact passed without improvement? To avoid sill issues I model windows by creating a hybrid symbol, S1. It contains all components parts, eg sills inside and outwards, reveal linings, etc etc. It's not checked to insert into walls. I use it with a second symbol, s2, its sole purpose is to include a 3D wall hole component designed to preserve 2D appearance on plan whilst creating space in the wall for S1. I am sure I could use S1 with the window tool directly. Just not tried it yet...any comments welcome.
  2. Barkest's video on this topic helped me understand. So generous. In v2020 I've just encountered the "no visible wall hole" problem when editing the symbol from the resource manager. And after this thread solved it as advised. And I can also now edit the wall hole object from the RM too. Actually there seems a logic to editing the WHO in context anyway...the best place to do that. Thank you again all for your time and expertise.
  3. Thank you so much Rob. I understand now. Thanks to your (patient) clarity!
  4. Maybe a stupid question so hopefully there's an easy answer! I download and save the library file from v2020 resource manager. When opening it all I see is a disclaimer symbol. No other content. I've enabled online content in Tools/Options/VWP/Session Tab etc. All layers and classes set to visible. The same in all views. I must be missing something obvious?!
  5. A worksheet created in 2016 seemed to become partly dysfunctional when opened in 2020. A function with the same basic structure, but returning different values from the fields of a record format, was used to display text in several columns of one database header. Column A ='Outline Schedule of Works'.'Work Sub-Category' Column B ='Outline Schedule of Works'.'Location' etc It worked fine in all but one column of the database header. Despite the structure being identical to the other columns. When a neighbouring function was pasted into the failing column it too became dysfunctional, returning only itself in the sub-rows. Simple fix:- delete the column. Add a new one in the same place. Formula then worked correctly.
  6. I used Energos successfully in 2016. Now in 2020 I cannot get results. I have check-boxed envelope elements and spaces to be included in Energos results. Also given spaces a volume. Looking forward to the Energos VSS webinar on March 13. Meanwhile have colleagues had more recent Energos success. Especially on obtaining results? I'll watch the Francois Levy webinar again, but for now it's not loading....
  7. Thank you for your clear and effective explanation Alex. That was a perfect fix! I've started using 2020 straight from 2016 and do so on live fee-earning projects to deadline. So I need to take time out from routine production for a thorough review of 2020. "Reading the Instructions" is SO helpful!! Please thank all colleagues there. This software is awesome and gives me great pleasure. Not to mention a competitive edge. I've used VWX since its Minicad days. Blown away by its power and beauty....
  8. Thank you Pat. I agree and your lateral thinking about software makes good sense. But another key board made no difference. None of the double tapping short cuts work. But double clicking the tool icons works 100%. Intriguing......!
  9. Hi guys. I decided on a deep clean of all previous VWX files then reinstalled VWX2020 which solved this one instantly.
  10. I followed advice earlier in this thread. Auto panning fine now.
  11. Thank you Pat. 4 is the shortcut. It's one I did not customise in my workspace, like most of the basic tools on the keyboard top line. They are all similarly out of use. But hey I can double-click the tool icon! So it's not a show-stopper. Thought I'd report it anyway....as Shakespeare wrote in sonnet 98 : "April....hath put a spirit of youth in everything." We might reasonably expect a few mischevious bugs in the youthful 2020 at this stage. I am sure they will mutate into butterflies in future SP's.
  12. This short cut works normally in a new blank 2020 file. It does not work in a file orginally created in 2016 (which I use a template for most projects). Is this a legacy issue? Anyone else finding 4-4 doesn't work in 2020?
  13. I used an image prop successfully in a 2020 file. Then removed random unused Classes (housekeeping), which seemed to co-incide with loss of the image prop quality. Meaning the human figure renders only as its two crossed planes, grey, with no realistic detail. Have tried to paste-in the same correctly-rendering image object from another file with no change. Not sure if this is a class issue, because the image prop renders OK in a blank file with just classes dimension and none. If is a classes issue then I must have overlooked a deletion warning? The problem is certainly file-specific because other image props work fine in all files except the one I deleted classes from....
  14. I have just upgraded to 2020 from 16. Auto pan works when I run 2020 in Windows 7 (yes, really, I spent the new lap top fund on the software upgrade!!). But auto pan won't work on 2020 on Windows 10. (Yes, I know, time to use a Mac!!) So it's a MS Windows issue? Any recent experience welcome....
  15. Hi Ed, Hi Pat, Thanks to the workaround Pat led us to, second User account, I have maintained workflow. (Pat you have also helped me in the past. Such open generosity and technical wisdom, and its open accessibility, is a key reason why I love our app! Ed great to meet you! ). But I will aim to do the Windows equivalent of this fix and report back. Later this week after client care. Thank you again gentlemen. From a rainy cool Macclesfield in the northwest of the UK.

 

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