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  1. When using the Publish command. Be good if there was an option to only list sheets that have an 'Active' title block.
  2. When publishing drawings, is there a way to only list sheets that have an 'Active' title block border? Thanks
  3. BG

    Plumbing Schematics

    Thanks Ron We have considered using EAP, that would work, but this isn't that user friendly either and I suspect would take just as long as our current method. Would be good if there was a tool for this. Cheers
  4. Hi No, we usually add insulation in the annotations, unless it's a layer of say PIR insulation which has a hatch.
  5. This is great and also how we approach roofs. We don't use a single roof face with components, but model the individual members eg rafters, purlins, roofing, flashings etc. This makes the model accurate and also the elevations and sections don't need too much tidying up in the annotation space, if any. Would love it if the roof tool could show actual materials like tiles, and include ridge and hip flashings etc. Also the wall tool needs to show cladding/siding materials.
  6. Just wondering how others are drawing 3D plumbing schematics? We have been using the HVAC tools, but they aren't overly user friendly. They don't automatically join, the vertical ducts can't be dragged to change their height, there are no falls on the straight ducts etc etc Any improvement on this would be welcomed. Thanks
  7. Will definitely look into using this technique! Obviously making changes to the wall or roof will require more work to redo the array.
  8. BG

    Update DLSVP

    Update all might work, but as Pat says, this will update all of the viewports that don't need updating and could take a considerable amount of time, plus it's another step to have to remember to do. Be good if the 'update out of date viewports' worked in embedded viewports too. Might add a wishlist item. Thanks
  9. I have some design layer section viewports, which are then viewported on to sheet layers. When publishing, even though update out of date viewports is ticked, these design layer section viewports do not get updated and I have to go to the design layer first - update the viewports, then publish. Is there a way to automatically include these DLSVP's when publishing? Thanks
  10. When typing in the OIP class or layer box, VW starts searching as you type, which is great. I would love the same functionality when typing in other palettes, especially the Navigation Palettes. Having to hit enter/return is slow compared to how the OIP works.
  11. Hi Tom I just tried adding a texture to a framing member using the render tab, and it seemed to accept a texture fine. Brett
  12. When using the data tag to label space objects on section viewports, only the space objects that the section cuts through should be selectable when using the 'select single object mode'. Space objects beyond the cut plane should not be selectable.
  13. BG


    For anyone interested, it seems to work better if you give the space object a height & tick the "display 3D" box.
  14. BG


    I tried that, but it still selects the space beyond the cut plane. To get it to work I temporarily shifted the space beyond so that it wasn't in the same plane as the space I wanted. But this is a hassle and it takes 3 times as long as it should.
  15. BG


    Hi Just started using Data Tags with section viewports to name all of the spaces. There are multiple spaces on each floor but what I am finding is the data tag doesn't always pickup the space that the section viewport cuts through, and often selects a space that is beyond - if that makes sense. When there are multiple space objects how do you go about selecting the correct one? Thanks
  16. On most projects we end up using a number of unstyled walls to allow for the odd variation in wall thickness or lining. When will it be that we can also see the selected cladding or roofing shown in section? eg weatherboard profiles, roofing profiles etc?
  17. It's no help sorry, but we experience this issue too. It happens randomly and is pretty annoying.
  18. We hope this gets fixed soon too as it is a real pain.
  19. Wonder why things like this seemingly simple update take so long to implement? We had to change our section naming convention to suit VW. Not ideal.
  20. We discovered your Item 1 straight away & apparently it is a bug (regression) and will be fixed. Hadn't noticed the changing of colour images to Greyscale, but that could be a nice option to have in the Publish Dialog.
  21. I often resort to putting a mask over the walls using the extract surface tool to fix up the misaligned textures. This works, but it's a hassle when things change as you have to redo it.
  22. Also, a big one for us. An improved method for aligning textures on walls, roofs etc.
  23. Are there still Lag Issues with 2020?
  24. I might have missed it, but one feature we love about the Framing Member tool is the 'Show ID' option. We can't see that option for the Structural Member tool. Please can this option be added to the Structural Member tool, then we might start using it. Thanks
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