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  1. Also need the ability to turn off annotation of individual segments to handle overlapping annotation of common segments.
  2. This has always been a problem with this tool, apparently you should only have 1 lot on a drawing. Send in a wish list to have these problems rectified, I have been requesting this since the tool was first added to VW.
  3. I have no problems working with file sizes to 150mb for road design that usually have colour aerial photo as a background with my setup. I do not render these drawings.
  4. CopyPaste Pro allows you copy both bearing & distance dimensions from the VectorBits Enhanced Tape Measure Tool & paste those dimensions to create a line's bearing & distance.
  5. iMac PowerPC G5 In addition to the Mac side, I use Windows Virtual PC v.7.0.3 with Windows 98 & XP Professional to run engineering, survey & data collector applications not available on the Mac. This computer set up works well for me as it efficiently runs even a high end program for processing and analyzing GNSS & terrestrial (total station and level) survey data recorded in the field, and exporting it to a design package.
  6. Drag & drop on to the Vw2009 application opens my files back to VectorWorks v.7, but not MiniCad v.6. I deliberately purchased the iMac PowerPC G5 (3.1) so I would have a computer that by double clicking a Mac OS9 file would automatically open Classic (still dependant on some older applications especially Landesign). VW v.9.0.1 (Classic) will open MiniCad v5.0 files. I remember Graphsoft providing a batch converter (1993?) for older MiniCad files.
  7. Miguel Is it possible to provide a sample Vw file to show how the channel was designed within Vw (source survey data, profile, x-section, etc? I received this message from you in January - "In order to help you out in your workflow, I need more information on how do you use the polylines." I sent a private message with a Vw file attached showing my use of polylines, did you receive it? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated as this is a difficult time as I am undergoing radiation treatment for neck cancer. Thanks Bruce
  8. How often to Vw users restart their Mac computers? All versions from 12.0 to Vw2009 have not released memory on my iMac G5 after quitting (confirmed by Apple Activity Monitor), therefore, I restart at least once per day.
  9. Ian Attached is the feature code index I developed for my work.
  10. Try to get in touch with Miguel Barrera, he provided an amazing design road drawing that he created using scripts. I tried to contact Miguel on this board & privately with no success. I have had a personal set back in having been diagosed with malignant metastactic squamous neck cancer that has attacked the vasovagal nerve, after 3 week in hospital I have finally started a 7 week radiation treatment. I am unable to work or drive, but I would very much like to have the opportunity to get more detail from Miquel as his work flow is done entirely within Vw, whereas I need 3 other software packages.
  11. Raymond Mullin provides Reshaper Tool (http://www.siriussolutions.net/) which includes an azimuth mode that he added for me. Manuel Garcia de Paredes (http: // www.vectorbits.com) has provided the following invaluable tools for me: Offset Paths, Center Page On Rectangle & Optimise Drawing. Petri has shared a couple of his tools with me over the years, but I was not able to implement them into my workflow so I am still dependent on third party software. Miguel A. Barrera seems to have developed some very useful tools for road design, but I have not been able to contact him for more information. I am sure these individuals have numerous tools that would be very valuable to other users if a way could be found to suitably compensate them for their efforts.
  12. No slow down with Vw2009 on a 3 year old iMac with only 1.5 GB of ram & some of the files are over 100 MB since aerial photos are used as a backdrop. Object highlighting & the snap loupe saved me the entire cost of the upgrade to Vw2009 on an airport pavement marking layout project (9800 m2 of markings requiring 573 stake layout objects).
  13. Thanks Raymond Actually my problem started with a polyline path at UTM coordinates & I simplified it illustrate the problem. Will resurrect the original objects & send the file to you. By the way what does "Curve length: Dump string" mean?
  14. Hello Raymond The attached file would not allow duplicate along path & the error screen shot is shown on the file. Also have other samples that failed with UTM coordinates. Thanks for checking.
  15. I can not get Duplicate Along Path to work with path objects longer than 582 metres (Curve length: Dump string) or with any path object with UTM coordinates in Vw2009, but works in Vw2008. Can others duplicate the problem?
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