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  1. @twk It's taken me sometime to adapt to this workflow, but I like having a database of notes. I'm a solo, so I don't have the problems that others have with locating a central database. I still find that Callout tool frustrating to manipulate, align and adjust its length. I guess that's how it is.
  2. Matt, somehow I missed your note. I can send one of my files as it happens in all of them. How can I send a file directly to you (as it's quite large)?
  3. Has anyone else had a problem with their Keynote Legends expanding while editing and adding Callouts inside a Viewport? I believe this happened before (2020?), but had been resolved. Now it's happening again for me. I have to exit the VP, and click "Update" in the OIP. @Matt Panzerany ideas? BTW, this happens in all files. Before and after images below. Image 1 - after exiting VP Image 2 - after updating Keynote Legend
  4. @David Poiron I've had the same question, but I couldn't figure out a solution. I took a slab 'data tag' and tried to edit it with no success. @Wes Gardner is the genius with these issues if there is a solution - or @Matt Panzer It could be useful for ceiling (AC Tile), ceiling slabs, or anything that we set on a reflected ceiling plan.
  5. @Matt Panzer Now that I've seen it, I get it and I'm going to use it. Oddly that has been my journey with VW for all these years. Thanks for such a quick and patient response.
  6. @Matt Panzer OK, that works better. However, it's a bit arcane to decipher. Thanks for the tip.
  7. OK, this is an old post, but I'm wading in for the first time looking for a bit of magic. No offense to VWX, but this is a horrible work flow - and I'm a 26 year user. There has to be a more intuitive way for a major software company that prides itself on having an intuitive program. Why can't I have a window with an Andersen (or Pella or whatever style), but choose the size within the instance? For now, I have to move on to something else where I enter the size manually after having the other attributes from that original style.
  8. @Boh I am hoping that through these discussions notable improvements are made by VW. I use the NM, but I'm a one-person office, not trying to reference a file that is shared. Sadly, it will get worked out on the backs of many frustrated users who are trying to make this work with a jointly referenced file.
  9. @Jan Sander I've had similar problems in the past - no answer. My theory has to do with a memory loss that caused VW or my PC to stop before completing it. Of course, I could be completely wrong. I rebooted and republished - no time to do anything else. Frustrated? You bet.
  10. @techdef I like this idea, but it concerns me to have another "thing" to keep track of in the model. I do these types of things for this reason, but if you move the actual slab or parapet, you have to remember to move this object as well. Otherwise, I like the idea.
  11. @Pat Stanford YES! Thank you. I don't understand why that feature went away in the translations from 2020 to 2021, but I appreciate the answer. I must have been too close to see the obvious.
  12. Also - Why can I not edit the Room Finishes from the OIP? I cannot see in the Space settings how to add that to the OIP. Why must you change things Vectorworks. @Wes Gardner any ideas?
  13. @Boh I don't see it in VW2021 - Maybe I'm missing it, but I thought you had the magic answer.
  14. Why can I not see or alter the 3D boundary information for a Space Object in the OIP with 2021? Why would VW change that? Am I missing some higher, more sophisticated model method? It's annoying to enter each space object to change the Classes and other information.
  15. Has anyone had a problem with the Redline tool? See the attached image - I do not know why the font appears overtop of itself. I've tried this in a current file, and I've tried it in a new file, and even in a blank file (no template) with the same results. It appears this way within a VP and on a Design Layer. I've even gone into the workspace editor, deleted the tool and added it back in again.
  16. @Tom Klaber It does seem like we are complaining, but it is a critique from everyday users. Vectorworks needs to get the basics right, which includes the UI - (and the stair tool). Why keep adding these complex geometric modeling tools when they base needs attention?
  17. @CipesDesign That's good advice - in fact, it might serve me well to include a small section of each one I create in my template file.
  18. Is there a faster way to assign Class Attributes? At least with Walls, one can click ONE button and assign Class Attributes to the Wall or Wall Components. I generally am OK with the tool, but it needs some help!
  19. @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.
  20. 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.
  21. @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.
  22. @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.
  23. @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.
  24. 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
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