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Mitchell (the other one)

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  1. Sure make me want to go to my desk to see this . . . . . . . .
  2. Just tested Tools > Options > Edit Marker List and it works for me. Rather than add yet another marker to the list of 15, I edited one that I have never used, No. 15, what is that marker? After editing, the outline shown under type seems to be based on the marker root type you started from, the width, angle and thickness are the new defaults you entered. After closing and re-opening VW, the changes have been saved and I can apply them within the document. They can now be set as defaults.
  3. Go to the Vectorworks Libraries in the Resource Browser > Object Styles > Drawing Label and open that file. In the Resource Browser select either All Resources or Symbols / Plug In Objects and you should have at least 12 drawing label styles to choose from.
  4. We have similar configurations and I have not had 2021 crash on me yet. (now I'm sure I have cursed it) Have you done the usual step of running VW alone without anything else open in the background? Have you contacted VW tech support?
  5. 'very cumbersome' is a polite way to put it. I have given up on this tool having never had a successful result from it. I use the line by line method noted earlier and cringe a little when I get a site plan with several arcs.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Now there is a semi amusing feature that would have had me guessing for a while - thank you for the tip.
  9. 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?
  10. This is a good thread to start with . . . . And I agree with Pat's "far superior" rating.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. 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.
  15. 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?

 

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