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  1. ericjhberg

    site model rough edges

    Where is your model in reference to the 0,0 origin? To me this looks like you might be working out in coordinate space somewhere and the jagged edges are the trademark modeling flaw we see in this condition.
  2. @Andy Broomell Yes, I am trying to group nested symbols with basic geometry inside the symbol, so that probably explains it. I guess for this particular issue, I don't have to put the symbols in the same group, but it does sound like a bug. Hopefully it gets fixed...some day.
  3. Yes, please! Should be easy right?!
  4. Group Inside Symbol Ungroups.mp4
  5. I am trying to group together several similar items (each in a different class) into one group inside of a symbol. This group is intended to be in a parent class that would then control the visibility of the entire group. However, after grouping the items in the symbol and placing it the desired class, when I exit the symbol, the items come un-grouped. When I reenter the symbol edit, sure enough, they are all ungrouped. Any ideas?
  6. ericjhberg

    Splitting My drawing worksheet list into 2 parts

    This is because the Sheet Numbers read as text and not as numbers, which is essential to include your prefix. I have run into this issue myself and I have a workaround... Open the Titleblock Manager (File > Titleblock Manager) Go to the Sheet Data Section Click on Manage Sheet Data Add a record field...Drawing List as a text style format This record will likely never be shown in the titleblock visually, but can serve to help you sort out which titleblocks go where in your worksheets Using a "Master Worksheet" designed to pull in all of your titleblocks, add a column for the Field 'Drawing List' and start to populate each sheet with the corresponding A, B, C... You can then redesign your two drawing list worksheets criteria to look for values that = A, B, C... etc. Hope this helps.
  7. ericjhberg

    Until Next Time

    I can't say it any better than those on this thread already have...you'll be greatly missed. Best of wishes to you! -E
  8. ericjhberg

    VW2018 Workspace Reset...Sidebar collapses EVERY TIME!

    Already using one...doesn't work. This only happens in VW2018. Doesn't happen in 2016, 2017, or 2019. Its strange.
  9. ericjhberg

    Database CAPITALS

    Fair enough. I don't disagree. However, you fail to convince me that it, at the very least, shouldn't be an option.
  10. ericjhberg

    Database CAPITALS

    @John Meunier Not that I am aware of...but this is something, along with general Text handling, that VW desperately needs. ALL CAPS is industry standard for construction documents and has been forever. Needs to be implemented ASAP!
  11. ericjhberg

    Does Landmark have any Architectural abilities?

    @DonnaS Yes it does, though it is a somewhat limited suite. That said, I only own landmark and was able to design a complete (albeit basic detailed concept) structure with it. The walls, windows, doors, and the roof tool all work in Landmark. I just hope it stays that way.
  12. We do, but mostly they sit off to the side in the background and are used solely for organizing callouts. Occasionally we will use them for basic callout functions, but we primarily use worksheets to organize and build our legends.
  13. @Boh We use this system extensively and it works fairly well with very few snags. If you alter the 'Callout'.'Text' field from the worksheet for a callout with text that was defined from the database, it will break that reference to the database. This hasn't really been a problem since the database doesn't affect the callouts after they are created...rather the database becomes useful for populating callouts, but not necessarily for maintaining them. When using callouts as keynotes, there is another way to pull in the Keynote ID# that you may not be aware of. You can add a column, pulling in the field 'Callout'.'__Keynote Number'). Note that you cannot change this field from a worksheet, only by reodering the keynote legend. That said it is a useful tool. We actually use this system to build all of our legends in our documents. They are all based on the callouts, not on the objects in the drawing. It has been a great way to streamline our document creation. It should be noted that this workflow will likely become null and void once we get comfortable with data tags, but for the past few years it has worked pretty well.
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    Done! Congrats @Jim Wilson
  15. ericjhberg

    Keynote Legend Number With prefix

    I don't disagree, but we have found that worksheets have been profoundly beneficial for other reasons too. They allow you to control massive amounts of data in one location and can be turned into legends and other reporting tools if need be.


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