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  1. Did you turn off the dimension class in the viewport via the OIP>Classes ?
  2. Just to throw in one more, I'm having this same issue trying to place a custom sized wood column with the Structural Member tool.
  3. Oh, I was confused because it downloaded with the 2016 icon color. I meant more in the context of using a dimension line to do so. I know I could add a row to show the height just as text.
  4. @diamond, I'm pretty sure no one else in my office even knows the purge command exists. They certainly aren't worrying about file sizes. I'm still working on getting people to switch classes instead of changing object properties, so asking them to go looking for a class to import from a template file is out of reach at the moment. Auto-classing takes some of the difficulty out of using VW for some people, then at least PIOs are in reasonable classes (most of the time). My take on the problem (in gross generalizations) is that baby boomers tend to view everything through the lens of hand drafting, and just want to switch around lineweights. Younger Millenials all seem to have learned on Revit, and so classes and layers are totally alien to them. The easiest people to teach are gen-X and older Millenials who learned AutoCAD as their first drawing program. So mid-level folks understand drawing organization, but everyone above and below has a steep learning curve if they didn't learn it from the get-go.
  5. Also, this is OT, but @michaelk, that was a vw2016 file, right? I just opened it in 2017 without a conversion prompt or anything. New SP2 feature?
  6. Got it, unfortunately I think it's a product of the worksheet database functionality, and unrelated to the image functionality. @michaelk that's pretty neat! Unfortunately one of the things we do with our opening schedules is show the dimension of the sill above AFF - which may preclude the use of worksheets altogether for our process, since the product is an image.
  7. I've looked into this before, and you can't go horizontal with a database-based worksheet. I wish you could, it would actually allow us to fully automate our opening schedules. Our format for commercial projects is to do both a standard, non-graphic schedule, combined with a series of opening elevations showing each style of opening. It's my least favorite sheet to create because on larger projects I have to create and edit a couple dozen small section viewports.
  8. That would be awesome! Putting time into learning VW scripting or Marionette has unfortunately been outside the scope of my activities at work, even though I'm sure it would be very useful.
  9. My office subscribes to Service Select, would one of the support options be a good way to answer this? What is the right channel for asking VW questions that no one seems to be able to answer? Thanks!
  10. Bumping this, because I'm still trying to figure it out. Any input from VW staff? @JimWMaybe? Does the question make sense? I'm 90% of the way there, but it seems like there's a piece of functionality I'm missing somewhere.
  11. I have the previous generation (geforce 970) Razer Blade. I went from a larger 15" MSI laptop down to the Razer, and it's awesome so far. I get some weird behavior in VW with the mismatch between the resolutions on my external monitor (1920x1080) and the QHD laptop screen though. But, in general, VW on Windows is a miserable experience filled with GUI quirks (at least when splitting between a laptop monitor and an external) with a graphic feel like windows 95.
  12. It sort of already exists, I'm just trying to figure out if there's a part I'm missing somewhere. To return to my initial question, if you turn on Standard Naming, you get a worksheet that does this, but all the classes in the worksheet are not automatically created. I simply want to know if there's an easy way to create all the classes from this worksheet.
  13. @Taprootunfortunately that's still not what I'm trying to do - I want to go the other way. I want to create all the classes in a file from a worksheet. And ideally, I want to have the worksheet be a 2-way link with the classes - so that I can change cells in the work sheet and the classes will change.
  14. I don't disagree with anything either of you are saying, but I'm still not getting any closer to answer to my original question: Is there a way to automatically create all of the classes from the Standard Naming worksheet in a drawing? I would like to do this because: 1. the interface for adding new classes is terrible if you want to add multiple classes. 1a. it's therefore much easier to work with that worksheet and have it reflected in my classes. 2. if a class doesn't exist to house a particular object, another user will create it in the heat of the moment, and chances are it will be named something random. I realize I can manually create all of the classes myself in a template file, but this is cumbersome to do, and is cumbersome to change as workflows or standards are changed.
  15. fixed

    I guess I should update that!