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  1. https://www.vectorworks.net/sysreq Looks like 2021 will run on Catalina 🙂
  2. This is exactly the kind of thoroughness and attention to detail we've come to expect, Benson. I love that over time thousands and thousands of people will read this post, find it interesting, download the file, and try it themselves. But only a dozen will know what started it. I haven't been able to try it yet, but I wonder if hand built dormers will work better. (It looks like you'r using fancy VW dormers) I'll let you know.
  3. Hey @Jeremy Best, that's a fantastic work flow! But if I remember, I was trying to write a script that would switch to the correct workspace before doing something else. I'm pretty sure that's impossible. And I don't remember exactly why I wanted to do it 🙂
  4. That's an easy check box to miss. I miss it often. Symbols come in 4 colors: Black: Normal everyday symbols you meet walking down the street. Blue: Symbols that convert to groups when inserted (or single objects if there is only one object in the symbol) Red: Parametric objects with their parameters preset to useful values. Green: Symbols that ignore scale. They are always at "Page" scale. (1:1). No matter what the Design Layer scale or, when in SLVP annotations, what the viewport scale is.
  5. Once you get this issue sorted out, you might enjoy the flexibility of using data tags to do the same job. 😀
  6. The text isn't showing up because you have the symbol set to be a "blue" symbol (notice the name of the symbol in the OIP has blue text). That converts the symbol to a group when inserted in the drawing and breaks the link to the symbol. In the resource manager, right click on the symbol > Edit Symbol Options… uncheck "Convert to Group". The symbol name will now be black. And any future symbol insertions should work as expected.
  7. https://www.vectorworks.net/sysreq Doesn't look like it is.
  8. Interesting. I see it too. But I'm using feet and inches and so the line is offset about 12".
  9. Does this do what you want? =IF('Space'.'11_User-Def Info 3'='', F9, 'Space'.'11_User-Def Info 3')
  10. If you post the file here or send it to me in a PM I'll down save it to 2021.
  11. New version - Fast Flats 2 - that is more usable (?) is available here.
  12. Is it possible that it is there but off the edge of the screen with only a few pixels showing? If you have multiple monitors try unplugging all but one and see if it shows up.
  13. If you don't use a database it works as expected. Hmmmmmmm. MotorPullSheet_Example_1.vwx
  14. There is definitely something going on with columns with Sum Values checked. I know I've done things very similar to this in the past. I'll have to go back and look… Or this is a good place to use WS scripts. 🙂
  15. https://plugins.andreafacchinello.it/custombeams/ Worth every penny. If Andrea hadn't written this tool I would have to write it myself. Saves a huge amount of time every time I need corbels, rafter tails, trellises, etc.
  16. I night not be understanding exactly what you are trying to do. Can you post a file with a worksheet and enough objects to be an example?
  17. Worksheets will definitely do that. In column E and F: make sure that you have those columns set to Sum Values.
  18. @Benson Shaw will probably write up 3 better methods with annotations and step by step instructions. 🙂 But this is how I do it. Barrel vault.mp4
  19. I love doing barrel vaults :-). I usually use a trick with the shell solid tool. Then make an auto hybrid. I can whip up a quick demo. Do you want to post a file with an example of what you are trying to do, or would any barrel/ribbed vault be helpful?
  20. There's probably a better way, but… For simple vaulted ceilings I just use roof faces. For false framed vaults I use roof faces on a "ceiling" layer so it shows up in sections correctly and is out of the way the rest of the time. Using roof faces makes it easy to draw decorative beams using the roof framing command. If there are decorative trusses I just model them. For tray vaults I use a combination of floor objects and roof faces. If things really get crazy then I model it and turn it into an Auto Hybrid.
  21. IF you do a select all does the OIP show anything selected? Try making all your classes visible, setting your class visibility to Show/Snap/Modify Others. Then set your layer visibility to Show/Snap/Modify Others (just for this next step) View>Zoom>Fit to Objects
  22. Look in the Navigation Palette, Design Layer Tab and Class Tab. Or look in Tools > Organization…. There are tabs there for Design Layers and Classes as well. There will be 4 Columns. Left is the solid eyeball = visible next is an X = invisible next is a grey eyeball = grey next is a checkmark = Active layer or active class.
  23. Check your class visibilities. if that image is a SLVP, check the class and layer settings in the OIP
  24. You can post it here or send it to me in a PM.
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