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  1. EUREKA! I knew it was something like that I was missing! Thanks!
  2. Update to the info previously sent. I'm on: macOS 10.13.6 VW 2018
  3. Anyone know why a VW window element might refuse to bind/join to the wall object its supposed to be in? They're both on the same elevation/layer. Is there a checkbox I'm missing in my settings because other people are not having this issue with the same objects in the same file. (its a project file) Thanks!
  4. VW. is somehow displaying an arrow at the midpoint of lines/plines that I draw. They're only visible when I select the line. I dont know how this feature was turned on, but I want it turned off. Where can i find it? Thanks!
  5. How can I override the "not editable" cells in a worksheet to be editable? I dont want the fields to be tied to an object any longer. I want them to be "dumb." Thanks!
  6. THANKS! It worked! Pop, pop, fiz, fiz... OH what a relief it is!
  7. I just started using tiles instead of hatches for these.
  8. Thanks, but that seems like a complicated work around? I'd have to know in advance what scales I'm using on a project by project basis which isnt very practical as they change each time. (Unless I want to remake the Space Tag symbol every job.) It should be called Vector(doesnt)works.
  9. How do I remove a built in VW tool from a Tool Set? I'm having major issues with people using the "I-Beam" tool thinking they're using a Wide Flange. An I-Beam is an antiquated structural member that isnt even manufactured anymore. It has absolutely zero practiacal use unless youre a historian documenting structures... Why is this even in a Tool Set? It has no use and I'm so so so tired of telling people not to use them and they still do. I want to delete the tool. How do I do it? Thanks.
  10. Thats all fine and dandy... but this problem still exists in 2018... what do you do when the door ID tag appears in multiple scales? For example, design layers are scaled at 1/16", enlarged plans are scaled at 1/8" and 3/16". How does VW accommodate multiple scales for door and window ID tags? (and why isnt this automatic yet?) Do we really have to paste our own tags over what VW seems incapable of handling?
  11. This question also applies to Door and Window Tags. When the Text Scale is used in the viewports advanced properties to adjust the size of the space tags, it ALSO adjusts the text scale of door and window tags that were at the correct scale... Now I have to work backwards and double the size of my door ID's? Why cant VW just work properly?
  12. Is there a way to make a single space tag in the model layers scale to multiple different viewport scales on the sheet layers? I must be missing a checkbox somewhere in the properties... Seems like this should be automatic without creating multiple space tags at for each scale used in the viewports. Thanks!
  13. I am having a problem with window tags being visible in my 2D building elevations. The sides of the building show the window tags as lines held off of the building wall (probably because of the window sill extension/drip) Is there a way to turn off window and door tags when the window is not seen in the elevation? Thanks
  14. Nothing works better than a picture... This is what Architectural fractions should look like. Both column A (diagonal) and B (vertical) are acceptable Stacked fractions. Column A is my preference, however that is certainly not the case for everyone. Vectorworks should recognize that when we type "AA/BB" it should automatically stack according to a preference setting in the program regardless of the values used for 'AA' and 'BB.' ... If i want to type 32/16, for example, VW should keep my input and not reduce it to 2. Or if I have completely lost my marbles and want to use letters in a fraction, VW should assume I know what Im doing and accept it. (or at least have a way to edit the fraction once its created) The VW Preference setting might look something like this... [] Stack Fractions - Diagonally (this is the column A option) - Vertically (this is the column B option) If you check the parent setting "Stack Fractions" then VW will stack them according to your next child setting "diagonally" (or) "vertically." VW automatically does this in its Dimensions... why cant it do it in regular text? Typing 3 1/2" and not seeing VW recognize it / convert it... Well its just one little straw on the camels back from another one of VW's half followed through functions.
  15. I'm honestly not following what youve described. I'm not worried about visibility changes. only object and component changes. ie... if I move a stair, door, window, wall, etc. in the model layers, then go click on the sheet layer, (or already have that window open in 2018) I shouldnt have to click on an "update" button. It should automatically update. I dont need VW to update every single viewport that exists in the drawing file. Only the ones on a sheet layer that becomes active. Its crazy to have to update each view in the Object Info palette each time every little change is made. It becomes a cyclopian annoyance and waste of time. Extra work to accomplish this shouldn't be necessary. VW should just do it as part of its base program as any quality Architectural software should. period. I suppose this goes on the Perpetual Wish List page...

 

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