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  1. Thanks Christian. We did exactly that and it has worked. The problem stemmed from a set up of the space tool and area style which had a wrong setting, When this was corrected in one shared file, it meant that all current other shared files could not read the space tool results. Getting rid of these and dooing a save as of the corrected file has solved the problem. One other thing to note that if you edit the space tool set up, it wipes a lot of the data from the worksheet. Moral of this story is that make sure the style is set up correctly when you start project sharing. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
  2. Vectorworks Architect on PC. File with project sharing when using the space tool to create a schedule of accommodation, only the user who created it can open the file and see the schedule of accommodation. Any other user in the group does not get the worksheets nor can view the schedule of accommodation either on the layer or in the viewport. Screenshots attached. Any ideas how we can resolve this? Colin Smart VW project sharing issue.docx
  3. We have a large 3D file which opens fine in VW 2019 SP1 but when we open opn a computer with SP2, fails to open. Luckily we kept one PC with SP1 otherwise we would be in trouble. File is attached - any ideas of how to fix? We cannot roll back the rest of the office to SP117053 Master Site Plan.vwx17053 Master Site Plan.vwx
  4. We are having the same problem - worked fine in 2016 but in 2017, the administrator is not able to check out layers and not able to save changes - then perhaps the next time we go in, all is well - seems to be very unstable and unreliable. Seems to think that other users are using the file when going to save and commit, but the file is not actually in use. Seems to be when you hit the commit or save button mostly that things go wrong.
  5. Can anyone tell me how to make both leafs of a double door with unequal leafs glazed? the larger leaf can be glazed using properties but there is not an option to select the second leaf to make it glazed and it stays solid so that in elevation you have a glazed leaf and solid leaf where we need both to be glazed. Vectorworks 2016 SP4, Windows 7 Professional Intel Core i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40HGz 16Gb memory 64 bit operating system
  6. I have a building with walls, slabs and roofs and all boxes are ticked to include elements in energos, but cannot find the energos tab to set it up. How is energos set up?
  7. This is anightmare when doing construction plans and is DANGEROUS for Architects - walls do move by themselves when you have zoomed in close and this could be missed and dr4awings issued to site. When are Nemetschek going to sort this serious bug?
  8. When I open an older version files (12.5 or 2009) in 2010, if the file is large, it takes a while to convert then cannot have access to any of the menues or keyboard shortcuts. The mouse can use the basic toolbar andf fit to window buttons but no menues or tools are available. neither does it show other drawings opened previously. Tried converting same files from 12.5 to 2009 which works fine, but when saved to 2009 then opened in 2010 the same thing happens. Help... Colin Smart vectorworks 2010 Windows XP pro service pack 3 PC core 2 Quad PCU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 3.25 GB odf RAM (4GB)
  9. problem solved by a video card driver update - thanks for responding
  10. I have tried to install 2010 Architect on a PC, Windows XP Pro service pack 3, 2G ram, Pentium 4 3.9GHz. It has taken a while to install but all seemed fine - however when we open the programme, the first screen appears but before all details are showing, it closes down without any warning. There is also a 12.5 version of VW on the computer, as with all 12 others in the office but this is the only one we are having trouble with. Anybody any ideas? Colin Smart
  11. After upgrading to service pack 3 I have problems printing to HP Designjet T1100 - was perfect in service pack 2 but now takes ages and uses up memory. Any ideas? Windows XP Intel Quad CPU 2.4GHz with 3Gb memory
  12. Katie The printer is shared on a server, using Windows server 2000 - driver is v6.03.00 We have now updated to v6.06 driver and also set up a printer which is not shared on the network - neither work and the "bald patches" in the hatches are still there, and even some hatches omitted from polygons entirely. I have also checked back onthe print which looked to be OK when printed in non sketch mode and on closer inspection noted that whole polygon hatches are omitted, though they have no bald patches. Our IT man has been looking into it and talking with HP, who say that as it was working in V12, it is a problem at Nemetschek. Help - we have some major Planning applications to submit this week and need to have prints which look professional. Colin Colin
  13. Katie We have tried that and it still does not work. Printing at screen resolution also results in inferior print quality ie. too obvious dots. I have tried switching sketch off and choosing "colour matching managed by application" and it appears to work, but not in skecth mode. Colin
  14. We are having trouble printing hatches on a HP500PS, VW Architect 12.5. When we print, there are blank panels in the hatches, making the print unusable. When we revert back to VW 12 Architect, the print turns out fine. The blank panels appear randomly, and we have tried deleting the polygon and making new polygon with new hatch, but the same happens. We have also tried shutting down, restarting, checking all the boxes as suggested in another thread for OS, but nothing works apart from reverting to VW 12. Anybody any ideas, or is this another bug. Windows XP service pack 2, all recent updates, Pentium P4, 3.8HGz, 2Gb Ram
  15. Is anyone having the problems we are having with saved views becoming corrupt in that they come in half sketch when previously they were all sketch and then you are not able to edit or delete the saved views. this is a major problem for us as we cannot then batch print or batch export to PDF. Windows XP user - VW Architect
  16. We have VW Architect 11.5 and use the sketch facility a great deal - brilliant stuff. However when printing this takes time and to free up our machines, we use the viewer on a spare computer. However the viewer does not appear to recognise the sketch facility and only views and prints in "CAD" straight line format. is it possible to print the sketch views from the Viewer at all?
  17. Delmer We did - originall copied our old workspace into v11.5 then changed the extension to .qtr. We now think this may have been the problem - although the workspace then became available, it appeared still to be v10 with items such as viewports unavailable. We then changed to the standard and customised a copy, but still with the updated v10 in the workspace folder. We have now deleted this and it appears to have resolved the problem (so far, fingers crossed). Will monitor over the next few days and advise if the problem returns. It is a pain having to start workspaces again from scratch and maybe Katie can advice os another way of doing this.
  18. We have just upgraded to V11.5, and have created our own workspaces as a copy of standard. However the custom palettes keep changing and shortcut keys for zoom in and zoom out keep disappearing after about 30 minutes work. The shortcut keys can be reassigned by using workspace editor but they disappear again after a while. Any ideas? PC windows XP, Pentium 4, 1.9Ghz 512 RAM.
  19. Has anyone experienced problems imorting VWorks 3D drawings into Art-Lantis? We have tried and tried, but the file comes in to very small scale and sometimes just a line or a smudge in the corner. We are exporting wireframe - do we have to render somehow before taking it into ART-Lantis - or are we wasting our time with Art-Lantis. It was sold to us as being better than RenderWorks and on the face of it looks to be the case, but we can't even get started. We have downloaded all the patches from Abvent site - but still no use. Help.... Colin Smart
  20. Katie Vectorworks 10.5.1 I have already emailed the file to tech@nemetschek.net. We have also found that by exporting the file as a VW9 file, updating items then opening the v9 file in VW10, we are able to access the layer and all seems fine in the new file so far. Colin
  21. Katie VWorks 10, PC pentium 4 1.9GHz, 512 Ram, Windows XP I have a drawing which when I want to switch to the "third floor plan" layer, VWorks just disappears - no warning, just quits out in a nano second. Have tried purging a copy of the file, but no change - I just cannot access the layer any way. The layer contains a very complicated plan which took us ages to draw, so I would welcome any suggestions as to how I can retrieve the information. It may be relevant, but just before this happened, some of the lines in some of the plug in windows and doors (eg doorswings) disappeared. Help. I can email the file to you if you give me your email address. regards Colin Smart colinsmart@kylesmartassociates.co.uk
  22. Katie We have tried to print on the VW 10 viewer and the text prints OK. We have also uninstalled VW 10 and reinstalled, but problem is still there. Colin
  23. Katie We are using HP printer driver v5.35. regards Colin
  24. Katie Any joy on this one? We have made sure that the computer is doing absolutely nothing whilst the drawing is spoolong and printing, but still get black text background on this one machine. Look forward to hearing from you. regards Colin Smart
  25. Katie HP 500PS regards Colin Smart
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