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  1. I do this a fair amount and use michael's first method: - review the PDF to see if you can determine the scale, - set your design layer scale to match, - import the pdf - use Modify > Scale Objects > Symmetric by Distance, then measure a known dimension on the PDF, then enter the known dimension, - after the PDF scales, measure several other known dimensions to check the result, it is not unusual to have the horizontal dimensions correct but vertical are slightly off, - if the dimensions are correct in one orientation, you could work out how much they are off in the other and use Asymmetric scaling to correct but that depends on the importance of the PDF to the project, - once the scaled PDF is where you want it, change the scale of the design layer.
  2. This might be a better question in the Buying and Selling Vectorworks Licenses forum. Scroll down 8 headings to find it. And congratulations on retiring to Salt Spring Island - great choice.
  3. Now there is a semi amusing feature that would have had me guessing for a while - thank you for the tip.
  4. What about creating a new class, "wall - temporary", put the wall in that class and then turn it on and off as needed. When done, move the wall back into the same class as the other walls?
  5. This is a good thread to start with . . . . And I agree with Pat's "far superior" rating.
  6. I'll second the WYSIWYG approach. As I work on a drawing I want to be looking at what the final result is going to be. I find changing the scale of a viewport at the last minute results in much muttering at the screen as some text moves over something I'm trying to show.
  7. Ok that worked, thank you . . . . I would not have found that easily. I like the use of the drawing label style, set it up once and then it is always the way you want . . . but the configuring of the style itself seems to be still in programmer mode rather than user mode.
  8. A follow up question as I update my template to use Drawing Label styles. I can edit each style setting font and text size, however I can't seem to find the setting to get the word "Scale" to be all caps. I have selected the text in the Edit Drawings Label Layout and then set the font, size and the upper case - it still shows as capitalized lower case. In earlier versions there was an option to select capitalized or all caps. Can anyone point me towards the setting to control this in the drawing label style?
  9. Thank you, that pointed me in the right direction. I had clicked Style > Replace earlier but had not drilled down to find the Drawing Label file in the Vectorworks Libraries.
  10. That was my thinking as well, however Drawing and Sheet don't seem to be an option. I could duplicate the style and create a drawing and number style . . . but this was already a option in previous versions. Why do I suspect one of the gurus will let me know it its now part of some automation and once configured all will be amazing?
  11. My Friday is feeling like a Monday . . . . VW 2021, when I create a drawing label its number style is drawing only. How do I change this to drawing and sheet?
  12. And in answer to my question, a little reading of the online manual and while gridlines should be placed on a design layer, they can be edited (to a degree) through Viewport Annotation.
  13. I'm not sure if this is part of the new Grid Line Tool behaviour or not. First attached image - I have created a sheet with two layers, Main Floor Plan and Building Grid. Second image, I have doubled clicked to enter Edit Viewport, then choose Annotations expecting to add a note below the drawing title. When I click on the grid lines / bubble their settings (shoulder, bubble scale etc.) can be edited as an annotation. As a possible feature, I'm trying to think of how this helps with workflow.
  14. We have revised trusses within an existing roof on several projects but only under the guidance of a structural engineer who understands wood. (despite the presence of an iron ring, not all do) From your description I believe we have made a similar change where we inserted blocking (and a number of somewhat expensive Simpson screws) between the top and bottom chord inline with the bearing wall and then were able to remove the overhang. Some photos of the truss, a sketch or two and a consultation with a good structural engineer should answer your questions.
  15. If you don't mind sharing a few images, I'd love to see how this turned out.

 

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