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Bruce Kieffer

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  1. 4 hours ago, TKA said:

    I have it in my title block, if you locate it inside the TB you will have option in Object Info to choose"link value" and "sheet data.page number"

    I have 6 pages in my sheet layer. I cannot seem to get the title block "link value" and "sheet data.page number" to pick up the individual page numbers. Can it do that? I need to print certain pages in the sheet layer and having the page number show would help me to know what page number to use in the print dialog box.


  2. 3 hours ago, Pat Stanford said:

    I can save you one keystroke. 😉


    There is a setting in Symbol Options to Convert To Group.  This will automatically convert the symbol to a group when it is inserted into the drawing.  


    Symbols like this have their name in Blue text in the Resource Manager and are often referred to as "Blue Symbols"


    Similarly are "Red Symbols" which are symbols that contain a single PIO instance that automatically converts back to the PIO when inserted instead of staying as a symbol.

    Perfect! It's "blue" now!


  3. My symbol for my Sheet Layer Template includes 4 different Data Tags and four 2D loci that all fit on one page. I have been making multiple page sheet layers. I place the symbol on each page, then convert to group, then ungroup. So far it is the easiest way I have found.

  4. Is there such a thing as a sheet layer template? I have a workaround that being a symbol of the data tags I want on most of my sheet layers. I place the symbol and the convert that symbol. Anyone else have another method?

  5. FYI. If you install Vectorworks Viewer and then decided to uninstall Vectorworks Viewer be sure you find the setting in the uninstaller that says do not delete your user folder. I missed that setting and I've had to restore all my settings, workspaces, favorites and I will probably need to do more yet!

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  6. I too have no need for the Walls/Doors/Windows/Floors tools. Long ago in a different century I started with Fundamentals. Pretty much instantly I knew I had to get Architect so I would have the navigation palette. I suspect a user's needs have to be extremely simple to not need the navigation palette. I can't imagine how Vectorworks can be used without it. One of our group members bought Fundamentals, and they were always fighting to get around in their drawing. I recall posting about it here and someone replied that Fundamentals was crippleware.


    Anyone here using Fundamentals? Chime in and tell us how you use it and how you manage withe the Nav Palette.

  7. 1 hour ago, Tom W. said:

    No I don't think so. This is hard coded. The green text means the Data Tags are page based, the red means they are world based. 

    This is sad. I wish the designers would consider how the colors they choose affect color blind people. It's not just Vectorworks. I encounter this all the time. In this case it might be an easy fix to include allow changing the color in the interactive settings. I will post this "wish".

  8. 1 hour ago, VIRTUALENVIRONS said:

    It appears we are all Mac users.  There is another quirk I see every so often.  Does anyone else see this?


    If I choose the "Flyover" tool for example, the icon on the screen remains the Arrow Cursor.  It still works, but a clue that I should save my work and "Revert to Saved".





    I often see two tool icons highlighted. I assume it's a bug.

  9. OK, so like I considered earlier, I set up a data tag to grab the text from the name field in the OIP. It's a bit of work, but easy enough. I copy the title of the worksheet, type into the OIP Name field "WS: " and then paste the worksheet title text. Then I associate the data tag to the worksheet.



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