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About michaelk

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  2. Absolutely. That's the workaround. But I would like the order that it appears in the Nav Palette to be the order that the keyboard shortcut cycles through.
  3. Pretty sure this is a bug. I'm seeing the class names sort by alpha then numeric in the nav pallet, but when using Command-RIght Arrow and Command-Left Arrow the class names sort only alphabetically. For example: In the nav palette the classes look like Class-1 Class-2 Class-3 . . Class-101 Like you would expect. But when Class-1 is active and you hit Command-Right Arrow the order is Class-1 > Class-10 > Class-100 > Class-101 > Class-11 > Class-12 … If this is working as expected, I'd like to request that the Command-Right/Left Arrow order be made the be the same as the order in the Nav Palette.
  4. This happens to me on a regular basis. I have a bluetooth keyboard and mouse in my back pack that sometimes get switched on. Hilarity ensues.
  5. Can you make a file with just a couple windows and the worksheet you're working on and post it? We don't get WinDoor over here so there may be something about it that I'm unfamiliar with. But it works on regular VW windows. I probably have the name of the record or field incorrect.
  6. Try this: =ROUND(VALUE('WinDoor 6.0'.'_User2')/10)*10 Here's what's going on. The data in the field _User2 is actually text, not numeric. So first you have to use the function VALUE to return a real number. Then you can round it. The trick to rounding to the nearest X is to first divide by X, then round it, then multiply by X again. hth
  7. Not sure if I set a preference in a weird way but I'm seeing this: When using clip surface on Slabs, Floors, Pillars, and Roof Faces the surface to be subtracted remains except on Slab Objects, where it is deleted automatically I'd like the clip surface behavior to be the same for all objects so I don't keep deleting slabs :-).
  8. In the OIP click on 2D Appearance… In the dialog box there are 3 tabs: Cut Plane, Below Cut Plane, and Above Cut Plane. By default the cut plane is 4' and objects above the cut plane are not shown. Click on the Above Cut Plane tab and check Display Extents above the Cut Plane. That should solve your first problem! To see color in 2D look at the options below in the same tab. You can choose a class to assign attributes to everything above the cut plane. Just create a class with the fill color and line weight you want, choose that class in the class pull down and check Use Class 2D attributes for the fill and pen.
  9. Never mind. Just figured out that the Preview in Help didn't refer to a button. Just the area to the left showing a PREVIEW. yikes. mk
  10. In the Help file under Create Stepped Wall it says there is a Preview button. I'm not seeing one in 2017 SP4. Is it a bug? or an error in the documentation?
  11. Nuno You're almost there! Set it up the criteria up the normal way to look on one layer for polygons with the desired record attached. Hit OK. Now go back to edit the criteria. Hit Cancel. In the formula bar you will see something like =DATABASE(((L='Layer Name') & (T=POLY) & (R IN ['Record Name']))) Delete 'Layer Name' and replace it with the cell you want to use as the layer name by clicking on that cell. Once you do that, you can type any layer name into that cell and change the criteria for the database. Let me know if that isn't clear. :-) Edit: In the example you showed on the screen shot, just hit OK and change make whatever changes you want in the formula bar. However, you may find it easier to use the GUI to set the criteria first for one specific layer and then edit to change the layer name to a cell reference.
  12. Not really. Because you can insert the same worksheet on any or every layer. Vectorworks sort of treats worksheets like symbols in a way. There is a worksheet resource that lives in the resource manager and there are as many images of that worksheet as you want. Any change you make to one of the worksheets "images" you make to all of them. So you will need to make one worksheet, then duplicate it in the resource manager and drop the new worksheet to the layer you want. You CAN short cut the process a little bit by setting the database criteria to call the layer name from a cell in the worksheet. I'll attach an example. Worksheet Layer Criteria Example.vwx
  13. Thanks for the kind words, Jim! I'll echo Mike. The quality of life here on the forum has improved since you started hanging around. :-)
  14. Thanks Tui & Pat! I had been reading about parent objects. This makes it really much more clear!
  15. 3 Requests: 1. Create a default wall insertion mode that only allows angles that are multiples of the document snap angles. If the user attempts to turn the mode off, throw up a warning similar to the new warning the users sees when disabling interactive scaling mode. 2. Same for roof axis line on roof face objects. Make the user aware before accepting a roof axis line that is 89.97º! 3. Report (and make editable?) the angle of the roof axis line in the OIP for the roof face object.