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  1. There is an option in Purge which will delete coincident duplicate objects.
  2. There is an option in Purge for deleting coincident duplicate objects:
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    Quicktime Screen Recordings

    You are better off using a dedicated screen capture program that has compression built in. For Mac users IshowU Instant + Advance Features is pretty good. https://shinywhitebox.com/ishowu-instant
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    Combine into Surface help

    Use the paint bucket mode of the Polygon tool. It will create a new polygon filling the area of connected lines. Use a separate Class for the new polygons so you can then use the Class View options to select and delete the source lines.
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    Selection method has regressed

    On the Object Info Palette (OIP) there is a way of selecting the object you want using the four buttons in the top RH corner. - When you have multiple objects selected there will be three black dots on the first button. - Use the arrow buttons to toggle between the selected objects. - When you have the object you want selected click on the three black dots button to change the selection to a single object. NB I've used the Properties palette in the images below but the use principle is the same on the OIP.
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    window line between brick wall is gone

    Try selecting a Window and on the Object Info Palette (OIP) change the Break to Full break with caps.
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    To full scale or not to full scale?

    Ex Autocad users also have to be told that Vw has multiple model spaces rather than a single model space like Autocad and that it is this capability which allows you to model or draw the floors of a building on top of each thereby virtual modelling the building as it will be when it is built.
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    BIM Object Properties Generator

    An Australian innovation but it could be useful for BIM users in other countries as well.
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    BIM Object Properties Generator

    NATSPEC’s new BIM Object Properties Generator is an online tool designed to assist the standardisation of BIM object properties. The Properties Generator addresses the issue of inconsistent approaches to BIM object data modelling by providing a common reference for object designation, property sets and property naming. It will reduce the huge duplication of effort currently invested in object creation across the industry. The properties included in the Properties Generator have been drawn from global open standards such as IFC, COBie, and BIMForum LOD Specification. Classification data for major systems such as NATSPEC, UniClass, Omniclass, Masterformat, and Uniformat is also included. The first release of the tool includes over 120 objects and their associated properties. This initial set of objects is confined to generic architectural and structural objects, primarily aligned to the corresponding elements from the IFC schema. BIM-MEPAUS already provides standardised MEP content. Properties can be filtered by preferred sources, e.g. IFC2x3, IFC4, COBie, and by categories such as cost, FM, geometric and sustainability data. The properties of the objects selected can also be downloaded in PDF and Excel files, from which CSV and XML files can be created for sharing or importing into BIM applications. The Properties Generator will assist content creators, product manufacturers, and project teams create readily exchangeable content based on open BIM standards. By specifying their data requirements to the same standards with the Properties Generator, client organisation can ensure the data they receive meets their requirements. https://propgen.bim.natspec.com.au
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    Viewport Colour

    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.
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    Viewport Colour

    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
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    Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul

    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.
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    Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul

    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.
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    document Scale

    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.
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    document Scale

    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.