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    Cannot create multiple viewports

    I figured it out. The wall and moldings were of different classes. I made them all the same class and had no issues anymore creating multiple viewports.
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    Cannot create multiple viewports

    Hi, I am a student learning to use Vectorworks for scenic design, and I am stuck on an important step in my project. I need to create multiple viewports (front, top and right) for each of the "WALL" layers on the sheet layer titled "WALL ELEVATION 01". When I try to create multiple viewports for the first of the wall layers (WALL A), only one of the objects on the design layer appear in the viewports. The main section of the wall appears, but not the baseboard and crown molding, which are both on the WALL A design layer along with the part that is showing up in the viewports. In an attempt to identify the issue, I duplicated the crown molding and moved it to the EXPERIMENT layer, then attempted to create viewports of just that layer to the sheet layer. What I found was that when I try to create viewports to the EXPERIMENT layer individually (i.e. one top view, then a side view, then a front view), they all show up fine, but whenever I try to create multiple viewports to this layer I am met with three red boxes with X's in them. What is going on here? Why would my baseboards and crown molding be showing up when I create individual viewports, but become red X boxes when I try to create multiple viewports of them? Especially when another object on the same design layer DOES show up when I create multiple viewports of that layer? I would like to attach the file, but I don't know how to make it small enough to be uploaded (under 58 mb). I tried deleting all of the design layers and sheet layers other than the three I need help with, taking away the textures on the objects and lowering the sheet layer DPI to 72, and the file is still 910 mb. Not sure how to work around this issue or why it is occurring, as I have uploaded a project before that had a lot more stuff in it than this. Thanks in advance! - Morgen
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    "You have tried to create an empty solid object."?

    Worked like a charm! Thanks so much Kevin and Jim! You're right, I am a theatre student and this semester my class has been learning the ins and outs of the software. I am really grateful that this community is here and so helpful during those few times when my university resources just aren't cutting it. - Morgen
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    "You have tried to create an empty solid object."?

    Thanks! I can't open VW right now but I believe the objects are either on the "extruded" layer or the "window ext" later. I am trying to subtract the gothic door-shaped extruded object from the wall. (To create an opening in the wall for the door) Drafting_Project__8.vwx
  5. Hi, I am trying to execute a simple solid subtraction and am receiving the error message, "You have tried to create an empty solid object." I'm not sure why this is happening. The solids are intersecting one another, the object I'm trying to subtract from is highlighted in red when I go to execute the subtraction, and I am only selecting the two objects. Both objects are extruded polygons (the end vertices are connected). One was created using the simple point-by-point method, the other was created using the inner boundary mode (paint bucket), as I was created a 3D shape to fit perfectly inside a gothic style door frame. Both objects are on the same layer. Both objects are of the same class. I gave as much information as I could think of because I don't know what I'm doing wrong and maybe some of this will assist in evaluating the situation. I don't mind attaching the file if anyone needs to see it. Thanks in advance!

 

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