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  1. Is it possible to bulk rename symbols in Vectorworks? I want to add a name prefix to all symbols in a file. The same question regarding classes and layers to, is it possible to rename them in say for instance in excel and import them into vectorworks? b.r. OJ
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    Data Tag to Worksheet

    I'm trying to introduce Data Tag into our workflow for Tagging Symbols, eg. valves in P&ID. I can't find a way to get them reported in a worksheet. I do find the Data Tags as plug in symbols but I can't get the actual Tag-text. Anyone know how to do this?
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    Screen Plane Lock - Please

    Hi Gerard, @Gerard Jonker How do I use vsm files? I get them to show up in the plug-in menu after adding them to the plug-ins folder. Can I add it into the tools? Best regards, Ole
  4. Is it possible to lock the program to only use the Screen Plane? For some reason the program seems to keep changine the plane to Screen Adjusted and Layer Plane, even after changing the Document Settings. Problem is that suddenly objects have moved into the third axis without us knowing, which in some cases can be catastrofic if not spotted.
  5. Is there a way to create classes and layers in bulk? Something like a spreadsheet, or a bulk-renamer?
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    Viewing only a select few objects

    Hi Pat, This sounds like what I need. I can't find the tool you are refering though, maybe it's not longer available?
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    Viewing only a select few objects

    Mark: Yes I have used that, but it is not what I need for this.
  8. Hi, Is there a way to only view and edit a selection of objects without having to use groups, classes, etc? Objects across layers and with different classes often makes it difficult to edit them.
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    Building site topograpy

    I need some tips on topography and Vectorworks. I'm a total newbie on this, so I need you to be gentle. Where can I find topographical data (Norway)? How do I make a topographical 3D-map in Vectorworks from this? Any help will be appreciated. ON
  10. Hi, I have tested a few computers rendering a large model, filesize 1 GB. My "Old" computer did it in 1:41, having i7-6700 @3,4 GHz, boost up to 4 GHz. Our new Ryzen computer, having a fabric clocked 1800X, did it in 1:38. Not much extra speed on the render. What I see is that the "symbols"part, prerender, and edge part of the render is not utilizing the processor at all, and it's just the pure rendering part where the processor goes full tilt. I think the i7 is par or maybe a bit faster than the Ryzen in single thread, so it seems most of what we at our company has thought of rendertime is not actually rendering but some kind of single threaded operation. It seems like a i7-7700K overclocked would be a good bet for a faster CPU for rendering viewports for Vectorworks. Does anyone who have a bit more knowledge on this? OJ
  11. Will I be able to export my vectorworks projects to Navisworks to use clash detection etc. My drawings is mainly piping systems drawn as extrudes, so no ifc information (I guess?)
  12. We are probably investing in a couple of new computers soon and I'm wondering if the new AMD powerhouse will be a good processor for Vectorworks. We have done some in house tests on render times, and it is pretty clear that multiple cpu cores with as high clock as possible, and ram with high speed and timings have an impact on render time. Will Ryzen be supported? Ryzen have 8 cores and 16 threads, and supports memory up to at least 3200 MHz.
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    Crop viewport option not available

    Thanks Pat. I guess this will be the way to go.
  14. I don't have the option to use a 2D-crop object when creating viewports. One time i accidentally turned the option of and I can't find where to turn it back on. Anyone?
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    Symbol disappearing and leaves locus point

    PAT: SP3 is not available for Norwegians I guess... UPDATE: The deletion happens when I update my drawing in the morning #projectsharinglolz. After a long work day on my laptop yesterday, when I came back to my desktop computer today and updated the drawing more symbols were deleted and replaced by locus points. I'm starting to expect something that maybe will make me look stupid... I have a Dropbox depository (a file with symbols) where I drag all my symbols into my drawing. I try to maintain a level of structure inside my drawing file as well, but mostly I just get the symbols from the depository, even if the symbol exists inside my drawing from before, and here might be the reason for my troubles. I usually just overwrite my symbols inside my drawing since I'm more sure of the symbols in my depository than my drawing, I guess it is called "overwrite and replace" or something like that? This works just fine when working on a single file, but maybe it causes problems for the updating of the work-file?


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