mike m oz

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  1. Check to make sure you don't have the Document Preferences set to Black and White Only. File / Document Settings / Document Preferences / Display tab OR Black and White Quick Preference button 'on' on the RH end of the Tool Bar.
  2. Select the Viewport and click on the Advanced Properties button at the bottom of the OIP (Object Info Palette). Uncheck the option for Black and White Only
  3. The jury is still well and truly out for me on tabs. Microsoft Office has tabs in its later versions and I still haven't become used to it. I would much prefer that effort goes into: - updating and improving capabilities (some of the parametric objects are very old and well overdue for modernising); and - establishing greater consistency in the interface. My pet beef on the latter is the Tool Bar data entry boxes. Tabbing takes you to the next data entry box on the Object Info palette and the next data entry box in the Create Object dialog boxes so why doesn't it on the Tool Bar.
  4. Control handles on objects need to be a different colour so it is obvious which are object handles and which are control handles. I don't use Selection hilighting because I like to be able to see what I am doing in a clear context.
  5. I'd prefer that Layer Scale was visible on the View bar by default. One of the first things I do with each new version is add it to the View bar.
  6. You can access the Scale dialog box for each Design Layer from the Organisation dialog box (Tools/Organisation or click on the icon on the left of the Layers popup on the View bar). Easier still is to add the Layer Scale option to the View bar. Click on the small black triangle on the RH end of the View bar and checkmark the Layer Scale option. Then to get to the Scale dialog box click on the scale rule icon.
  7. I just tried exporting A2.3 and Vw crashed for me as well. Hopefully tech can sort it out for you.
  8. Which drawings?
  9. for the floor use Sweep or as Rick suggested Lofting and then Shelling to give it a thickness. If you use Fit Walls to Geometry the Walls should follow the floor you have modelled.
  10. There are some simple 2D and 3D outline people at Vector Depot: http://www.vectordepot.com/symbols/
  11. It is working for me David. Can you post a file with just the stair you are having a problem with in it.
  12. Can the path be closed, as it would be with a cornice to a room's perimeter?
  13. Grant, have you tried using the Bitmap Render tool. Set the Preferences to what you want and then cut and paste the result to a Sheet Layer. You can then resize it if needed.
  14. Landmark has quite a lot of the Landscape Forms content in its libraries these days. Unfortunately though these are just imported DWGs. They are not very clean and they are often very faceted. Given that Landmark is the best Landscaping program available it would be nice to see Vectorworks Inc. work with Landscape Forms so the content provided in the Vw Libraries are Vw solid objects and that the Vectorworks version of them is also on the Landscape Forms website. At the moment they have the content in Revit, Autocad and Sketchup formats. Vectorworks needs to be there as well. Lights with the correct Vw light objects in them would be especially useful.
  15. You can draw a 2D shape over the top of the existing hole and use Add Surface to delete it. Then draw the required new 2D shape and use Clip Surface to create a new hole.