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  1. Have you tried turning off the Number Lock on the keyboard?
  2. BG

    Sloping Floors

    We have also done this by creating a nurbs surface for say the bottom side, duplicating this and moving it up the required thickness, then using the Loft Surface tool to create a solid.
  3. Could you use Patterns instead of colours? We use Patterns for different grey tones, but they could be used for lines also. Just a thought.
  4. BG

    Object Update

    Following on...when placing a symbol, the symbol does not show up until the screen is refreshed.
  5. BG

    Object Update

    I have a issue with modifying some objects where the change does not show until the screen is refreshed by zooming in/out etc. This is with the latest SP in VW2018. Is this a known issue, and resolved in 2019? In the attached example, a rectangle is resized using the OIP. You can see the ghost image of the modified shape but the original shape remains on screen until refreshed. It's more of an annoyance, but it would be preferable if this behaviour wasn't there. Redraw Issue.pdf
  6. It would also be really good, when any viewport is linked to another viewport/sheet, when creating a PDF set of drawings, it automatically creates a link, so you can just click on the drawing title label it and it takes you to that viewport/sheet.
  7. It would be good if individual keynotes could have their formatting changed. i.e font, size, bold, italic, underline etc
  8. BG

    space tool sludge

    @JMR We tried using the space tool but as you mentioned, it is far too slow to use productively, and creates all sorts of lag with the drawing file, even on a blank file. It use needs to be instantaneous with no noticeable lag or delay. Hopefully this has been fixed in 2019, but it doesn't sound like it has.
  9. It would also be good if wall components heights (i.e. shape) could be adjusted individually too.
  10. Hi. We've actually found that it doesn't affect our work. In reality the top plates of walls are usually flat anyway so it kind of mirrors how walls are built. But you're right, there is no way to get the tops of walls angled to match whatever you are fitting them to unless the wall runs parallel with the object slope.
  11. Good example from Carmelhill, we would far prefer that some of these existing tools get updated so that they are usable rather than adding any new features. A properly functional HVAC tool would be very useful.
  12. One thing to note, when walls are 'fitted' to objects, their top surface always remains horizontal, i.e. if a wall is running perpendicular to a slope, the top of the wall won't be sloped to match the object. The slope of the wall will follow the object slope but the top surface of the wall will remain horizontal. So you usually end up with slightly odd corner junctions which is what it looks like you are experiencing.
  13. BG

    Screen Plane Lock - Please

    Let's hope this is fixed in the next service pack. This drives me crazy having to constantly change the settings back to screen plane, plus all of the objects that have inadvertently ended up on the layer plane by mistake.
  14. BG


    It's very disappointing. We are not going to even consider using 2019 until SP3. Even 2018 still has display glitches and hidden line render anomalies etc. With each release we hope for a more complete and stable version - a genuine 'upgrade' that can be used productively from day 1. Fingers crossed for v2020.
  15. BG

    Help with Chimney

    As Line-weight has mentioned, we always end up drawing these things twice, or the other method we use it to extract the surfaces of the object to get rid of the unwanted join lines in elevations. Only problem is, if the object changes shape or location etc, you have to remember to update all of the items used to create the object including any extracted surfaces.


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