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  1. I'm having this issue 2 years later. Has there been any explanation / Solution. It was working last Friday, but now it's Monday. I cannot adjust my walkthrough views. Restarting Vectorworks worked temporarily.
  2. I just had a client use a Viewer for the first time. I was surprised that they couldn't see the textures. If the viewer's main function is to show your work to the client, who often can't visualize very well, it seems that enabling textures is a pretty important feature to omit.
  3. awsome, that is a feature of Nurbs curves that I didn't know about!
  4. BINGO! that sounds like the answer!. Thanks! Now, hopefully I will remember this the next time I need it!
  5. Thank you, That is a good way to make a Tipi, not quite my question, but useful, in that I'd forgotten about the draped surface command.
  6. Yes, thank you, that is a good way to make a Tipi. I guess i should rephrase my question. How does one pivot a shape along a specific axis, where there is not a perpendicular surface to automatically define the working plane.
  7. something like this. I'm talking to a conservator about displaying a tipi. I'm doing it here by, as stated above, sighting down the seam then rotating along the screen plane. it would be easier if i could just snap along the edge and make that the rotation axis.
  8. I am trying to fold a flat shape. i figured the easiest way to do it would be to split the shape where i want to fold it and then rotate it along the axis. I've done it in the past by siting down the axis and then rotating arround the screen plane, but that isn't precise and rather tedious. is there a way to set the working plane perpendicular to an axis?
  9. I've Created a custom data Tag. It combines multiple fields into one text string separated by periods. This is the code I use. I created using the Define Tag Field Dialog box. #DB Markers#.#Type#->#DB Markers#.#Type#"."#DB Markers#.#Deck#"."#DB Markers#.#Wing#"."#DB Markers#.#Exhibit#"."#DB Markers#.#Element Number# Is there a way to do a similar thing in a Worksheet? The "Add Custom Field" dialog box doesn't seem to work the same way. I also tried pasting the text from the Data Tag into a custom field. That didn't work either. The photo below shows the Data tag at the bottom and the worksheet above. Ian
  10. hmm, I missed your post in my search. I didn't even know Vectorworks had Project files in 2017!
  11. This is a simple request. When I close a file when I haven't saved it, I get a prompt which lets me save it. When I close a working file, when I haven't Committed it, I get a prompt which tells me I haven't Committed it, but then doesn't give me an option to do so. I have to re-open it! I feel like it's saying "you idiot, I'm going to make you reopen your file until you learn." My Refrigerator does the same thing if I don't close it soon enough. 😉
  12. Any chance there Has been a resolution to this issue? This is with a swept rectangle with a pitch. Might it have something to do with the fact that one needs to include a 2d locus point to make a helical sweep? or the compound curve it creates. Update: if I do a positive pitch and then mirror it, it appears to work. 🤔
  13. yes, I've worked for a bunch of design firms in the Boston Area, AMAZE (just after Wetzel left), CCA, Main Street and a couple of other stops in between. I've started using the tagging and record tools fairly recently since most of my Vectorworks experience was on Fundamentals which is pretty limited as far as easily changing records.
  14. @Pat Stanford Thank you, those threads gave me a few clues as to how to pursue a solution. It sounds like marionette could help me? do you know of a good resourse I could use to learn? I think I've got a good handle on using records and worksheets to keep track of items. I was more looking for information on parametric objects so I could generate and scale them. For a few dark years I was in a Revit world. I was just starting to use Parametric objects when I switched firms and got back to VWorks. In General, VWorks is far better for what I have to do, but Revit's Parametric Object editor was nice. It seems that making a square panel which can be manipulated should be something pretty straightforward, but I haven't found a resource that I could learn how to create one. @JBenghiat I looked into Python a while back, I abandoned it because I just got too busy and It has been too long since I did any Coding (high school 35 years ago). Do you have any recommendations for places to learn Marionette? this old dog still has a bit of ability to learn. (hopefully) As far as the clicking and dragging, It isn't too important for the Graphic's creation, but it is important for resizing since many Graphic sizes are determined by the surrounding structure. a good Example is @Kennedyme's wall, the graphics all need to fit across the wall and between cases. If any of those dimensions change, being able to make a grid then clicking and dragging the graphic's edges to fit the grid is a huge advantage over having to do the math. also, I was thinking that using the plane of the Graphic Substrate to attach the graphic might be a good way to orient the graphic.
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