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Mitchell (the other one)

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  1. Just updated to SP3.1 (yesterday) and I am now having a problem with my cursor. When I click to select an item, no problem, everything is working as expected. When I click on a blank area of the drawings to draw a marque to select multiple items, my cursor becomes the 2D polygon tool. I can click on another object to 'escape' the tool or click Escape. Thinking this was an issue with the Smart Options Display I turned that off, however the issue persists. Any ideas / solutions? And this issue has quickly taught me how much I use a marque to select several items at the same time.
  2. In my resource libraries, all of the item names below the thumbnails are black in colour . . . . except for Line Types which are green. An unattractive green. And a green which I find hard to read. Is there a way I can switch the colour of the Line Type names to black as well? (I'm hoping this is easy but not so easy that I feel dumb for missing it)
  3. Sure make me want to go to my desk to see this . . . . . . . .
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. '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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Now there is a semi amusing feature that would have had me guessing for a while - thank you for the tip.
  11. 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?
  12. This is a good thread to start with . . . . And I agree with Pat's "far superior" rating.
  13. 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.


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