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  1. For me, it's in my dimension tool set. If it's gone missing, you may need to check your workspace editor and add it. It's titled "Center Line Marker Tool" if you look for it alphabetically in the tool list of the workspace editor.
  2. @KrisM For what it's worth - I tried using the 'check for update' menu item and then the updater appeared to update my version, but in fact did not. It didn't ask me to close the software as a part of the update process - which was a red flag for me. I then restarted the software and went through the process again. The second time, it asked me to close the software, displayed my serial number and took considerably longer - all good signs (except maybe that last part). That did the trick and now it works fine.
  3. Hi Kris, Which version of VWX are you selling? Fundamentals, Architect, Designer, etc... That will help you find the right home for it.
  4. I agree. This seems like very poorly thought out programming (as it's almost impossible for the user to control). It should be set up so that the user can change the default behavior with ease ...
  5. I tried to figure this out a few years ago. See this thread:
  6. @Boh I think you've taken notes and callouts to a more advanced level than we employ. With just two of us presently in the office, we haven't invested in a rigorous callout system just yet. I think your note / symbol technique is a clever way to carry duplicate information across multiple sheets. We currently use simple worksheets to achieve the same end - as all copies of the worksheet will update simultaneously. In the big picture, my sense is that VW is going through some growing pains in terms of how it handles data. There are records and worksheets and notes and data tags... Personally, I'm cautious about investing too much time entering data into VW - as I've found that managing that information over time tends to be challenging. I think earlier in this thread I referenced fixing our Notes Database. A simple name change to the title of the database took days to fix. With cloud and web information being the clear future for digital information, we've been moving more of our drawing related product data out of VW and online. Currently, all of our scheduling (with the exception of Doors and Windows) is now in Airtable. Schedule markers are not live-linked (manually numbered), but the data is so much easier to work with that for us, it's worth it. Airtable's user interface, database controls, and live linking are considerably superior to VW - so much so, that we are presently working out how to relocate our specifications database there as well. I don't know what the perfect solution is - but so far, this is working for us. Here's a little excerpt from our lighting library. As we research and include new products into each project, the range of options grows. Given that it's a database (rather than a spreadsheet), it's incredibly convenient to adjust display, sorting, field visibility, etc.
  7. @Christiaan I gave it a go. Pluses: Simple to use and understand - great tutorials The grid tools are excellent Cons: The icons and text are too small for my eyes. Importing PDF's is somewhat limited: Via Adobe Creative Cloud or iCloud (for an additional fee) Doesn't utilize gestures well - i.e. Undo is a tiny button in the lower corner. Redo is a tinier button in the lower corner. That's as far as I got before I decided that I prefer what I'm using already. Some may prefer it over TRACE and ProCreate, etc, but not me.
  8. @Donald G. Martin CONCEPTS was one of the other apps that I liked before I settled on ProCreate. It has some nice features, but if you favor TRACE, my recommendation is to just stick with it. I've found that once you find an app that you mostly like - practice generally reveals work-arounds for the problems. Case in point - Vectorworks. Finding my way around software obstacles has definitely enhanced my problem solving skills!
  9. We're also using PDF Expert on our iPads. It's not really optimized for dimensions (i.e. no dedicated dimension tool), but we use it for in-house redlines, Existing Conditions Drawings - field notes & measurements, etc. I had been using Bluebeam, but it was time consuming getting data imported and exported out of the program. PDF Expert works directly with our files in the Cloud. The apple pencil works seamlessly, and the user interface works well.
  10. @Tom W. Very Nice components! Looking at your work, I find myself asking once again if VW has a future plan for user supported resource sharing? Imagine having a web-based library (similar to sketchup's 3D warehouse) where we can upload our symbols and resources for community use. The existing resource browser in its current form could easily accommodate this. For my part, I have a lot to contribute ... As I suspect do most of you. In that way, we could build off of one another's effort rather than constantly re-inventing the wheel.
  11. Have you tried this one? https://plugins.andreafacchinello.it/downspouts-free/ https://plugins.andreafacchinello.it/
  12. There are so many pop ups that ask - "Do you always want to do it this way" and provide the user with a little check box in the pop-up dialog. This seems like a poor approach. As a User, I think "We'll, I'd like to do it this way 90% of the time, but if I need to do it differently, how can I change it?" Could all of those settings be put somewhere accessible? i.e. In the Preferences or in a Worksheet where they can be accessed and set en masse?
  13. @Bruce Kieffer Bypassing Bernie for a moment ... I like your convertible bed / couch idea. Probably, because I'm thinking about something similar for a family member. One thought - rather than the exposed tabs to support the back when in a sofa position - how about shot bolts on the back side of the backrest rail? That way, you could just have a drilled hole at the head and foot of the bed. That would eliminate hitting against the protuberances while you sleep.
  14. This short cut saves me a LOT of time and might work for you as well! We have an extensive list of classes and long list of layers in our files. Unlike everyone else, who drafts all of their walls at once and then all of their doors and then all of their notes in a tidy neat sequence, we constantly jump around between layers and classes as we draw. It can be really time consuming locating the correct class and layer in the Navigation Pallet, so as our drawings develop, we usually take the shortcut of clicking on an existing object and then using the (right-click) object context menu to move us to the correct layer and class. In VW, "Activate Class" and "Activate Layer" are two separate menu commands. So, with the built in tools you need to go through this process twice. I do it a LOT, so I wanted the easiest (laziest) way possible. With some help from this forum, I created a menu command that does both operations at once. I then added it to my Workspace and applied a shortcut to it. The shortcut code I then applied to the middle button of my mouse (my scroll wheel button) Now, whenever I want to jump to a layer and class of an object, I just click the middle mouse button (you can use any assignable button or hot key combination) and a reticle appears - which allows me to click on any object to make it's class and layer active. Now, migrating to the correct class and layer takes just a few seconds. If this approach appeals to you, the tool is attached to this post. Feel free to add it to your workspace and give it a go. Activate L+C.vsm

 

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