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  1. Repeat last command - this has been asked for many times, but it would be nice to see this feature added. Also, it would good to ba able to turn off classes be clicking on an object. BG
  2. Have you tried making the border "white". The same thing happens using VW11. BG
  3. Have you tried the "sheet layer setup" available at Vectordepot? This would change all 50 sheets in one go, which can then be batch printed. BG
  4. Definitely need to have the ability to rotate the working view. Tried the "rotate drawing" command but this creates havoc with the drawing and is not a viable option. It is just one of those simple but very useful tools. Be good also to have a "split screen" option. Thanks BG The VW12 features look good.
  5. When I exported a drawing sheet with viewports it seemed the design layer also got exported. Is this how it works? Is it not possible to export the sheet as it looks on the screen? I didn't really want to export the design layer. BG
  6. Dan Each layer should be set to the correct height (z height) before drawings anything. This is done in the layers setup dialogue. It is simpler this way because if you draw things without assigning a height then you will have to manually "move" them to the correct height later. To link the layers together for 3d viewing you should be on the "blank" model layer you have just created. Then choose "view" "create layer link", select the layers you wish to view, (don't check the show 2d option) and hey presto, there are the layers in all their 3d glory! - hopefully if all set up correctly! Cheers BG PS Assigning layer heights after you have already drawn items, will not change the height of these items. It will only affect subsequent items drawn.
  7. Also agree, this should be on the top of the priorty list. Our old 2d CAD programme we used 10 yrs ago had this functionality. It is a basic requirement for a CAD programme. The buildings we are designing virtually always have "odd" angles which makes drawing in VW a lot slower than it should be. BG VWA11.0.1 WinXP
  8. Just put a locus or line where you want the edge of the door jamb to be and then drag the door using the "2d selection tool" and grabbing the edge of the door jamb as machuofm described. Make sure you have the "wall insertion mode" unselected or you might find you drag the door "out" of the wall. BG
  9. I think this is a glitch in the way viewports work. You shouldn't have to turn on the class in two locations. The viewport class settings should override the global class settings. If the class is turned on in the viewport & "show snap others" is selected, then you should be able to snap to it. BG
  10. After importing in to a blank file, if you don't want to change all of the class names, you can simply delete all of the classes except "none" and "dimension" then everything will be on the "none" class. BG
  11. A hatch pattern was placed within a viewport annotation "class". This is the only instance of the hatch pattern in the file. After using the "purge unused objects" the hatch pattern is deleted. Can anyone else duplicate this scenario? BG VWA11.0.1 WinXP
  12. When using the trim tool, if you "miss" the object you are attempting to trim the tool changes back to the 2D selection tool and you have re-select the trim tool again. It would be better if it stayed on the trim tool. BG WinXP VWA11.0.1
  13. Didn't know about the modifier that Jonathan mentioned. Good tip. I have always temporarily grouped the object to be split to avoid splitting other things. BG
  14. apologies for the last post - hit the wrong key. Katie, can you delete this? Thanks BG
  15. Our old CAD program we used years ago (Generic CAD) had the ability to rotate the working view. It was so useful - A big wish for vectorworks to include this. Also something Generic CAD had that was also very useful, having multiple windows (views) on the screen at one time. BG
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    Printing Error

    Just to let you know, tried using various different fonts - still get errors. But, if we place the drawing label directly on to the sheet layer, not within the viewport annotations "layer" the drawing prints fine. BG
  17. BG

    Printing Error

    Hi Katie We get the same error message whether printing to our A3/A4 printer or OCE Plan Printer or printing to PDF. So it is not a problem specific to 1 printer. The latest drawing of mine affected has no text blocks - just a couple of drawing labels. Delete these and the drawing prints fine. Tried changing the font of the drawing labels to a different font but still the error persisted. What is a good font doctor utility and where can we get one. Still don't understand why we only get errors occuring when printing drawings containing viewports? BG
  18. It would be great if the dimension tools snapped on to wall faces. BG WinXP VWA11.0.1
  19. BG

    Printing Error

    Hi Katie This error has occured on numerous computers. When it does happen we have to delete various bits of text until we find the offending item. Sometimes it is a dimension, sometimes a drawing label, and sometimes text. The fonts used are always arial and if we delete the offending item and replace it with a "new" item it prints fine. It is very strange and a BIG time waster. We suspect it is something to do with viewports as it didn't happen until Version 11 and doesn't occur when printing design layers. Regards BG
  20. You could also put a "standard" window on each floor in the correct location and then use the eyedropper tool (with "plug in parameters selected) to pick uo the attributes of the window you want and then apply the same attibutes to the windows on the other layers with the eyedropper. BG
  21. BG

    Printing Error

    We sometimes get printing errors when printing viewports on sheet layers. Part of the sheet will print only. We get the following error message ERROR: invalidfont OFFENDING COMMAND: show STACK: ( ) Has anyone else had this problem. If we delete the text then it prints fine. We use Arial font. WinXP Pro VWA11.0.1 Thanks BG
  22. Delmer One other use for changing sheets this way that you may be interested in. We make use of the "Edit Script" feature. Often we have objects with the same class settings appear differently on sheet layers. ie. walls on one sheet may be solid filled black and on another sheet they are solid filled white. Regards BG PS Resolve Software advised that this bug is not fixable at this time but hopefully will be in a future version.
  23. I find it better than just selecting the sheet layer from the pull down layer list because choosing the sheets this way maintains the class settings from the previous layer you are working on. Why does this matter? If a class is visible in the viewport but turned off on the global class settings you cannot snap to it. So I use the saved views to move between sheets to ensure that all of the global classes are turned on each time a sheet layer is selected. Hope this makes sense. Regards BG
  24. Delmer I have all of my sheets set up using "saved views". After running the "sheet layer setup" all of the saved view settings are "lost". But it only affects saved views that reference sheet layers. It does not affect saved views that reference design layers. Weird... BG
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