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Bruce Kieffer

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  1. One of our community group members asked me about making this so I revisited my drawing for 2007. How the serpentine polyline is created does make a difference how the shape extrudes. The shape I had in my 2007 drawing did not work. When I extruded that it created a closed on the bottom object. That was obviously something either I did not care about back then, or I could not resolve back then. Double click to enter history mode and you will find polyine shape. There are other ways to do this. The file is attached. Corregated.vwx
  2. Yes, the viewing angle does affect line visibility in this instance. Duh, it should have no affect though.
  3. I changed the crease angle many times. I could see different results. I set it to 20 and that shows the lines. Set to 1 works too. OK, but this crease angle thing makes no sense to me.
  4. I do think this is a bug. I think I have the shaded settings correct.
  5. You see the lines that define where the hinge mortises are cut on this door jam, but those lines are not complete. This problem seems to have appeared since the last SP update. How do I get all the edges of the mortise cuts to show?
  6. Call VSS. They can help figure out why.
  7. I just found the XY axis indicator hidden under my Attributes palette. Is there a way to change where that indicator appears?
  8. Thanks @Tom W.I found the problem. Some of my saved views were saved with the Shaded Detail set to Low. When I change those to Very High then the setting sticks.
  9. Is there a way to set Shaded for Detail Very High by default? It seems to revert to low a lot for me.
  10. The solution I have so far is to save the new WP, name it differently, and then delete the old one. It's inefficient.
  11. @michaelk, I don't think you understood my question. I want to create a new working plane and then tell a previously saved working plane to now take on the attributes of the newly created working plane.
  12. Is there a way to redefine a working plane like redefining a saved view?
  13. I have the Menu/Modify, the contextual menu, and the edit working plane methods working to do this now. Thanks, but I can't figure out how @Tom W.'s way works? I can select the working plane, but I don't get any arrows to move? This is what I see:
  14. I'm using the NURBS curve idea to set working planes. Every so often I get a working plane view that is upside down. Is there a way to adjust the working plane to flip it over?
  15. I tried defining a working plane on a line. It does not work.
  16. I realize one way to rotate around a line would be to set the working plane to the line. Is there any other way to do this?
  17. I figured it out. When the criteria is Visibility is visible, then Vectorworks counts the objects that are visible as defined in the navigation palette, and that includes the visibility of layers. My problem was I placed the worksheet on another design layer, Design Layer-2, and expected it to count the visible objects on the Design Layer-1, but I had the Layer Options set to Active Only, so even though the Navigation Palette has some classes set to visible, when the layer is not visible, then Vectorworks can't count the visible class objects in that layer. Now that I understand this it does make sense. Also, I find it best to place the worksheet on a sheet layer in this case and use Multiple View Panes, then I see the worksheet face on in one pane and the layer and visible objects in the other pane. The worksheet counting is correct that way.
  18. I have it working, but how I did that is a mystery to me. I would think that visible means what I can see, but the worksheet will pick up objects that I can't see. This appears to be related to where the material and record is attached to a symbol. I'm working to figure that out. In the meantime this setup in my screenshot does work to give me the info I need. If I remove the Record criteria then symbols that are not visible get counted in the worksheet.
  19. I can't make this work. I want to count the visible objects in my Design Layer-1. Using Visible as criteria does not change anything in the worksheet. There are 87 visible object, yet my worksheet says 108. Class options settings affect the worksheet. I want to count what I see. What do I have wrong?
  20. So if I remove all of the individual solid commands from the context menu in the workplace manager with only Properties in the top section like this: Then my Context menu in Vectorworks looks like this:
  21. I wish I was in control of the Vectorworks context menu, but it appears Vectorworks has it's own thoughts. Here's what my setup looks like in the workspace manager: Here's what it looks like in my drawing when I select objects and right click: I know from experimenting that moving the properties command in the context menu moves all of the solid operations there too. It makes no sense, and that should not happen, but when I move Properties to the bottom of the top section in the context menu, then the menu looks like this: Hello engineering! This is a mess.
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