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  1. I am finding on more and more projects, that contractors and subs wish that details would show where they originate. The back referencing would be a very beneficial option for both the people working on the file and the people building the project. The more information you can provide to the team, the more efficient the project will go. Rob
  2. That is pretty cool, will make populating shelves in renderings easy! Rob
  3. I really appreciate reading your experience over the last few versions of Interiorcad. I am a new user and only have experience with 2017. I have been working with clients that need shaker doors on their cabinets, so I have to do a work around to achieve that. Rob
  4. Looking forward to attending my first VDS this year. Rob
  5. Have you given Astropad a try on Vectorworks yet? I'm curious if anyones has found any use on it yet. Rob
  6. I had the same issue with an insulated wall assembly in plan. That switch to Best Compatibility worked for me. Thanks! Rob
  7. Seeing the video for the dimension tape in spotlight, I can see this little feature be very handy for quickly laying out windows and doors in architect. I know I would use it if I had a long wall that needed many equally spaced windows. I could quickly lay out the dimension tape in plan and set the markers to the intervals I wished to place many windows. Currently, my process would be to draw a line and use "Drafting Aids" and "Line into Segments" to get layout points. I can see switching to using a dimension tape would allow for quickly adjusting the intervals if I wanted more or less windows equally spaced. Rob
  8. Thanks for the fast response Jim, I have no experience at all with revit files, so I have no idea if this was even a good file to begin with. But I downloaded this from a manufacturer today. Rob MakeupAir.zip
  9. I would like to see the ability to change units within a viewport that would be different from the global unit settings within a file. For instance, If I had my drawing file set to imperial, but had a site survey that was in metric, and I wished to maintain that site plan in metric, but leave the rest of my drawing file in imperial, I could change the site plan viewport to metric and dimension in the preferred units, such as in meters. Another override within a viewport that some what falls in line with this request is to have an independent dimension style. In some cases, for clarity, the above site plan may need to have dual dimensions of metric and imperial. In an example, I would like to have the metric dimension shown in meters with an imperial dimension in decimal feet. e.g.. 60m (196.85') vs having it read 60m (196'-10 1/8"). Then in the rest of the file if dual dimensions were required they could be metric mm and feet and inches. 3048mm (10'-0") Rob
  10. Has anyone been able to successfully import a revit file into VW 2017? I have downloaded a couple revit files which appear to be in a 2009 and 2010 format of mechanical air handling units to put into my Vectorworks Model. I downloaded these from the manufacturer's website. In both cases, I get a dialogue box pop up "This version of Revit file is not supported" Is there any particular parameters needed from the revit file to be able to successfully import it? Like minimum or maximum version? It would be neat to see any small revit files shared that people have been able to successfully import. Cheers, Rob
  11. This would make elevations pop! I've been wanting something like this for a long time. Rob
  12. Thanks so much for clearing it up for my Jim! I went and watched the silent movie that was posted months ago as a preview to Project Sharing and got the gist of it finally. Your post also shed light on it. I took the notion of checking out layers as just that, checking out design layers, but didn't consider sheet layers. I see now in the video that you can check out sheet layers after the admin has created them. I'm looking forward to giving this a go! Cheers, Rob
  13. Thanks Jim, I appreciate your quick responses, and that link leading to steps in Architect will be very helpful. I have watched the three videos on project sharing a few times since yesterday, but it doesn't quite get to what I am looking for. If you are making more demo videos, would it be possible to see the next steps of project sharing after the privileges have been made and the team gets going on the project? I am trying to understand who in the line is responsible for generating the various sheets used in a drawing set. If I were to check out a layer and started making Viewport section cuts, where do those viewports go to? Are they a sheet on my layer and then get amalgamated back when one does a "Save and Commit" or would the administrator be responsible for setting up sheets and sections? After the Elevations and Section and various other sheets are made, they would need to be annotated, and I don't see where in the check out of layers that is done. I understand you got a lot going on with this new release, I'm just trying to wrap my head around this new feature. I don't want to get a project going on it until I understand the ins and outs of it. Cheers, Rob
  14. Another Project Sharing question. I understand from the video that each person can check out layers to work on. Who would be in charge of cutting Sections, Details and Elevation Viewports onto sheets? And then how does one check out that sheet to do annotations on? Rob
  15. What is the best practice for using Project Sharing when all the users are remote, there is no shared office with a dedicated server. Also the users all have their own licenses and therefore have separate VW cloud services as well. Cheers, Rob