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  1. Just to add to the experiment. Not only is the new title block viewport annotations effected by the non rotatable North arrow, all old title blocks within this corrupted file are effected. The experiment goes on. I then opened my template file and created a new Sheet layer, then while both files where open, I copied and pasted the new tile block from the infected file, to the new sheet layer in my template file. North rotates without an issue. So it is not the new title block. If there is not an on /off for this problem in some setting, I am going to have to go layer by layer and cut and paste everything from the corrupted file to the clean file. yuk!!!!!
  2. SAME PROBLEM WITH ONE FILE. YOU ALL'S ANSWER MAKES NO SENCE. I OPENED OLDER FILES TO SEE IF I HAD THE PROBLEM THERE AS WELL AS, STARTED A NEW FILE FROM MY TEMPLETS THAT I USED FOR THIS FILE, AND IN THE VIEWPORT ANNOTATIONS, I CAN ROTATE THE NORTH TO ANY ANGLE AS ALWAYS. THE SETTINGS IN GEOLOCATION VIA FILE - DOCUMENT SETTINGS HAVE NOT CHANGE, AND ARE IDENTICAL IN ALL 3 FILES. THERE HAS TO BE A SETTING SOMEPLACE THAT IS CAUSING THIS TO HAPPEN. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IN THE FILE WITH THE PROBLEM, IS THAT I CREATED A BRAND NEW TILE PAGE. YET IN ALL THOSE SETTINGS, THERE IS NOTHING THERE THAT MAKE THIS ALWAYS POINTING TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE OR STRAIGHT UP, AS A CHOICE TO TURN ON OR OFF. COME ON VW WHAT IS THE ANSWER?
  3. It used to be automatic, but now highlight Tiltle block, click title block settings, click Project Data, Under file name Check box "Include file path name", it updates a long version of the name, then uncheck the box, and Voila all Title Blocks are now updated with the shortened file name. This has to be done every time I change the file name. So yes it is still a bug in my mind when I never had to do that before.
  4. Some Title Block auto text formats no longer update such as Project, Filename. This text is suppose to update on every title block with the files new saved name. This is no longer happening as of the sp3 update. I have deleted it and then added / assigned it and still no updating function. Other auto text fields are updating. What is the fix or work around?
  5. I don't get it. The Fence Rail tool always draws square corner fences on the 45º angle. I have never seen any builder do this. I mean NEVER EVER!!!!! Corner post are square to all other posts and in line. This is a glitch that needs to be fixed ASAP. It has been driving me crazy for several years now since the tool was released. FIX THIS!!!!!!
  6. Until 2019, Plant Catalog updates were also automatically sent to the Plant Database for updates. Now they are two separate features, and now you must either choose the catalog or the database, and only the feature you chose can be automatically updated. In other words: This is how I use to add a new variety. Open a Plant Definition (now called Style), click on Get Plant Data, choose All Plant Data, in the left field with the long list of plant names - start typing the plant - and a list of plant names begins to show up, choose the plant with the closest name you are looking for and that information migrates to your Plant Definition / Style. Now change the name of the old variety to the name of the new variety, click OK. If the automatic update was checked, the PLANT DATABASE app would open and the database would update that plant. You might even get a message saying "waiting on plant database......Do you want to insert a new record for it". This was brilliant because both the data set and the database would be essentially synchronized. Now they are separate. You can export the whole data set to the database, but not just the one new style to the database. Oh and the feature of having photos in the dataset sucks, since none of the photos in your database are in this 2019 plant data set / plant catalog. If the developers at Vectorworks, or if anyone has a workaround, please let me know. Otherwise, Vectorworks PLEASE allow synchronization between the plant data set / plant catalog, and the plant database
  7. Rails and Fences. I have been playing with this feature for at least 12 hours now and I am finding I need it to do two more functions. 1) many Craftsman style rails have spindles, or bars between the "Top Rail" and the top of the "Frame Panel". So essentially, there are multiple "Frame Panels", and the tool can only make 1 panel with space between the Top Rail. I currently have to created my own 3D solids and place them by hand between the top of the panel and the bottom of the top rail. 2) While you can make a "Fence" look like a rail and with segments force it to follow a slope, however, you cannot force the segments to follow various 3D solids with various heights. In other words, the stair tool cannot create my complex deck steps and deck levels, so no rails. This has to be done by 3d solids. As you can imagine, rails need to follow the edge of these different "Z" values, of these complicated deck platforms. Yes I use DeckWorks, but the rail forms are way too simple compared to the new "Rail/Fence" tool. Also DeckWorks rails only follow stairs, and not the edge of multiple leveled decks. Could you imagine if in a "Side" flat 3d view, the rail tool had a polyline option, and you could draw that line along the edge of the top deck, than down the angle of all the other deck levels, and clicked the check mark, than the rail tool would place the rails along that path. Not only would the tool draw the rails along the flat surface, but also down all the deck levels as one continuous rail. If I am missing how to do this, let me know. THX
  8. How can I remove 2017 SP2 on my Mac. I want to go back to SP1, where everything worked. In short, while in TOP/PLAN View, highlight polyline, convert shape to object, hardscape, in object info click on 3D, choose slab, now try to change from TOP/PLAN view to any 3D view such as TOP or Right Isometric or Fly over tool, VW 2017 SP2 crashes. This happens on both my Lap Top and Desk Top, so it has to be a software issue not a graphics card issue, as both macs are different. This did not occur in 2017 SP1, it was perfect!!!!!!

 

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