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  1. @RichPiano That's good to hear. It's well known that the Stair Tool is a horrible tool that VW needs to address before anything else. For now, we have to work with what we have. Now that I set up a series of saved features, it's a bit easier, but I do spend far too much time fiddling around with stairs. What's funny, is the legacy tool, the Custom Stair Tool, was a far better, more intuitive tool and someone decided to fix what wasn't broken. I hope your experience is better.
  2. What are your experiences with doing wall area take offs within a worksheet. I see that it calculates the length of a wall from the center line points. Has anyone dealt with the inaccuracies this affords? For instance, if I have a 10' x 10' room with 6" thick walls, the wall length (which it uses for area) is only 9'-6" long (subtract half the wall thickness each end). Doesn't this cause a problem with rounding area? Do you use a factor to account for this? Do you have any preferred ways of querying the worksheet for the wall data? I can come up with a work around, but others with more experience with this function could really help me save time. Thank you.
  3. @RichPiano Try choosing an arrow type in the class you use for the marker style. I created classes for "Stair Notes." I also set my preferred font and size there too.
  4. @RichPiano Go to the Stair Settings > Graphic Attributes>2D Walk Line and Markers and adjust to your preferences. I have them set by class. Once I edited all those settings, I saved them to a setting that I can use on all stairs.
  5. @Jim S. I have been waiting for this change for years with no update yet. I wonder if they'll address it the way they introduced Data Tags that get added into a VP rather than on the Design Layer. On the same note, the door keys not adjusting to scale is a similar problem. The data tag feature fixed that, but adding them is another step, where the Door ID built into the element is still a nice feature.
  6. I don't have a unique tag to contribute (see below), but I was thrilled to figure out how to edit them to include the data I want. I use a door key that uses the Prefix / ID Label / Suffix (probably incorrectly) I was able to edit a tag to suit my preferences. What is great about Data Tags, is they work at all scales of the VP. For instance, I like to have enlarged plans, but I have never found a way to have the ID label scale with the floor plan. Therefore, I have turned the class off with the ID Label. This also works in Sections, which is much easier than fumbling with an ID tag in 3D. That often appears backwards for me. Thankfully, this is no longer an issue! door key.vwx
  7. @Taproot Thanks to you and @Boh. I am messing with it today as I'm working. It seems the best practices is to slowly add the notes to my database. Like anything else, I have to be forced to fiddle with it until I submit to it, rather than it to me. The rise of the machines.
  8. @Taproot I have blocks of text where each are a "General Notes" item. Before you read on, you may immediately attempt to convince me to add them to my database, which is another tedious task. Nevertheless, each set includes a list of notes (A, B, C...) that are just copied text and pasted in. The tool allows basic text to be neatly organized as there is no other text editor. They're either a CSI type specification or a list of notes for that sheet. I've either kept them in my Template folder or copied and pasted during a project - which would be difficult to manage with a larger firm. When I went to test Reconcile Notes, VW grabbed those notes too. I need to find a way to filter those out of the Reconcile Notes command.
  9. @iborisov To the point you helped @Taproot with, when I experimented with the Reconcile Notes function, it grabbed ALL the notes in the file. I use the General Notes function for specifications, general notes, etc. that may or may not be in the database. I suppose I use it a way to add large blocks of text in a format that organizes it. Is there a better way to set up notes so I have a better filter to reduce the number of notes that Reconcile Notes feature? Should I use Classes or some other method?
  10. @Taproot _ I don't have an answer to your request, but I'm with you on the request. I ranted lately on these posts. Any new good news?
  11. @Hugues - Thank you. I will continue to work with this tool, but I may have more questions. It seems I lost some notes recently after I believed they were saved in the file. When I opened another file at another session, they were gone. I may need to make back-ups just in case.
  12. I'm starting to see the filters. I still find this tool very troubling. BTW, it seems you're in Pittsburgh. I saw the filename string in your photo of your office name. Say hi to Greg G.
  13. @cberg - I just ran this and it grabbed every text in a General Notes section tool. I use the General Notes tool to create specs since it numbers them. That might be a problem.
  14. @Hugues I'm sorry for so many questions. Let's start with the second question, please. See the photo. 1. Are these two separate files (or databases)? See the photo below. 2. If so, why? Can I merge them easily? Is seems to default to the [VW]/Libraries\Defaults\Notes\General Notes.txt - I've been saving to the [UsrLib]...database. 3. When I go to this user folder, which one is there? [C:Users>Lee Calisti>AppData>Roaming>Nemetschek>Vectorworks>2020>Libraries>Defaults>Notes

 

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