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  1. Not much. To see what you've got, open Script Editor, (the separate application) & go to File>Open Dictionary. Navigate to Vectorworks and open it. [This message has been edited by Antone Cepernich (edited 02-14-2001).]
  2. I would like to see the rounded corners specified by radius (like filets) rather than by diameter. Better consistancy. Also, this might fix a bug with resizing rounded rectangles. When creating a r.r., with the rounding dia. set to 1' (6" radius), the rectangle can be 1' wide and still maintain the correct radii. If, however, I have a r.r. 3' wide w/ 1' dia. corners, and I try to resize it to 1' wide in the Object Info palette, it will change the corner dia. to 6". It seems to want the corner DIAMETER to be half the rectangle width, instead of the RADIUS, as would be sensible.
  3. Is this a known bug? I have a standard detail sheet with details, with dimensions, at various scales. I reference this sheet in many projects. Sometimes when opening project file with the referenced sheet, the witness lines of the dimensions are lengthened and displaced from where they should be. They will only be restored by updating the workgroup references while in the layer that contains the problem dimensions: updating while in a different layer (different scale) does not correct them. I always use update all. The original, referenced details remain OK through all this. Does anyone else have this problem? I have VW 8.5.2 on Mac 9.0.4. (Have had no problems w/ 9.0.4, by the way)
  4. I would like to see the ability to apply a pattern to a dashed line, the same as colors can be applied. Now, you can have EITHER a dash or a pattern. If I use lines with a pattern to represent existing work, the only way to have a patterned dashed line is to Duplicate Array a short line segment. I can keep a grouped string of these around to duplicate and edit as needed but, my, it shouldn't require a work-around like that.
  5. As an architect, I really don't care what the magnification of the image on the monitor is. More useful would be knowing the scale of the active layer. Perhaps the magnification display in the Data Display Bar (the magnifying glass) could be a pop-up, with a choice of either displaying the magnification, or the scale of the active layer.
  6. Proposed menu change: Make shortcuts for editing a worksheet the same as for symbols. When a worksheet is selected on a drawing layer, have menu item "Organize"->"Edit Group" change to "Edit Worksheet". This will open the selected worksheet. When editing the worksheet, have "Ogranize"->"Exit Group" change to "Exit Worksheet", with corresponding action. Keyboard equivalents to work as well. Possibly, when a worksheet is selected, change "Organize"->"Symbol to Group" to "Worksheet to Group". This would put a graphic of the worksheet in place (retaining the actual worksheet) and uncheck the "On Drawing" box in the Resource Palette (if the worksheet is not shown elsewhete on the layer, of course).
  7. Ah, but many grayed objects are only represented by their bounding boxes. Gray/Snap Others will require objects to be fully drawn, which negates some clutter/speed advantage of Gray Others. Maybe an acceptable tradeoff. [This message has been edited by Antone Cepernich (edited 12-13-2000).]
  8. Nope, that's the case. You can only modify objects that are on layers that are the same scale as the active layer.
  9. This may be your problem: Are you pasting the object into a file with a saved sheet selected? If you copy an object with a class and paste it into a drawing that has that class turned off, the object will be visible and selectable. Once you have clicked elsewhere (deselecting the object), it will still be visible but no longer selectable. If you again select the saved sheet that has the class turned off, the object will become invisible. If you make the class visible, the object will reappear. Hope this helps. [This message has been edited by Antone Cepernich (edited 12-07-2000).]
  10. YES!!! I have the same problem with patterns showing through filled objects (same thing - only the HP1055CM, Laserwriter driver, no problem on other printers, etc.). I posted this problem a while back, but got no response or reply that others had had the same problem. I hope someone knows something about this. [This message has been edited by Antone Cepernich (edited 12-01-2000).] [This message has been edited by Antone Cepernich (edited 12-01-2000).]
  11. I prefer the Arc by Tangent myself. You can start the arc horizontally from the note, then bend the arc down to the object. You can also do a double curved line by drawing a second arc tangentally (?) off the end of the first. By the way, another way to work around the arrowhead flipping bug is to show an arrowhead at BOTH ends of the arc, and hide one behind the note (Solid fill behind text). Doesn't work for lines made of more than one arc, though.
  12. I have this problem, but do not have VA, therefore I don't have the documentation. Can you post the procedures here?
  13. The arrowheads dont't flip when reopening the file, but rather whenever the drawing is refreshed. Here is when this bug occurs... Draw an arc, give it an arrowhead, and draw any other object. Flip the other object (with Tool>Rotate>Flip Horizontal, for instance). Refresh the drawing (zoom in then out). The arrow head will NOT have changed. Group the previously drawn objects. Enter the group (Edit Group). Now flip the other object as above. Refresh the drawing and you will see that the arrowhead on the arc has flipped. Exit the group. Now draw another object (object 2) next to the group, and group them all. You now have a group containing object 2 and the original group. Enter the new group and flip object 2. Refresh the drawing and you will find that the arrowhead on the arc has again flipped, even though the group containing it has not been edited. This is extremely annoying, as editing a group can cause these arrowhead changes without you're realizing it until later. I deal with it by, whenever flipping gomething in a group, refreshing the drawing and checking the arrowheads. If any have flipped, I draw something, flip it, and delete it. This changes the arrowheads back. WHAT A PAIN.
  14. I use symbols referenced from multiple files to compose a drawing. It would be very useful to display, in the Object Info window, the source file of a selected symbol. This is similar to the way the source of a layer link is displayed. If finding the name of the referenced file would take too much time to do on-the-fly, a button could be provided to look up the file name. Also useful would be a button to open the file containing the reference symbol. Maybe if a referenced symbol is selected, the 'Edit Symbol' command could change to 'Edit Referenced Symbol', which would open the appropriate file and symbol.
  15. Yep. Select the wall(s) to move and all the walls you want to keep joined. Then, using the 2D Reshape tool, drag a marquee around the wall to move (this should include an endpoint of each of the other walls). Now you can drag the wall, use Move, etc., to get the wall where you want it. Whatever endpoints of the selected objects ar inside the marquee will be moved. If your wall layout is such that a regular marquee would include some endpoints that you don't want to move, hold down the option key (Mac) while using the 2D reshape tool. The pointer will turn into a lasso, and you can then make an irregular shaped selection.
  16. I have seen another program where the line between 2 planes would not display if the angle between them was over "x" degrees, where "x" was user selectable. This might be another way to handle this.
  17. You can have arrow heads on the ends of arcs (not polylines). Rather than the 3-point arc, I prefer the Arc by Tangent tool. With this it is easy to start your leader line horizontally (or whatever) from your note, then point it to your detail. This only gives a single curved line, unfortunately, but you can construct double curves by drawing a new arc at a tangent from the end of the first one. Note that there is a bug that sometimes flips the arrow head to the other end of the arc. See my discussion of this in the General Discussion forum, 6/20/2000. AC
  18. And... [This message has been edited by Antone Cepernich (edited 07-21-2000).]
  19. Yeah, that would be great. Other programs (form-z?) have an option to not display lines when the angle between the planes is over a certain number of degrees (user selectable). Really useful. [This message has been edited by Antone Cepernich (edited 07-17-2000).]
  20. At present, the visibility of the various palettes at program startup is inconsistant. While the palettes that are open, and their location, is the same at program startup as when the program was last quit, their appearance varies. For most of the palettes above the dividing line in the Palettes menu, if the palette is window shaded when program is quit, they will be window shaded at startup. The constraints palette is an exception. The rest of the palettes, at startup, will appear open, no matter what their state at shut down. This behavior is the same when changing workspaces. ALL of the palettes should reopen in the state they were left in. Also, it would be useful to be able to give all the palettes names that would appear in their title bars, as the Resources, Object Info, etc., palettes have. This would allow one to have a number of window shaded palettes open, not taking up much screen space, but all easily identifiable. [This message has been edited by Antone Cepernich (edited 07-06-2000).]
  21. When you've selected your object(s) and clicked the 2D reshape tool, a marquee will select endpoints to move. Use the Move command to move those points a specific distance and direction. You can also drag them somewhere. Note that the marquee selects all the endpoints of your selected odjects that are within the marquee. To select some points and not others,instead hold down the option key while selecting points. The pointer changes into a lasso, which you can use to draw an irregular fence around only those points that you want to move.
  22. A way to live with this is: after you've done a flip or bunch of flips, and before exiting the group you are in, zoom in-and-out to refresh the image. If you have flipped arrowheads occuring somewhere, draw any object, flip it, and delete it. This will flip all the arrowheads back. (What a pain!)
  23. Does anyone else have this problem, and a solution?: I have an object with a white fill in front of an object with a pattern. When I print, the pattern 'shows through' the white foreground object. Where the pattern 'shows through' the dots making it up are not fully black, but are haftone. Any hatches behind the foreground object do not show through, and if the foreground object is given a pattern instead of being solid white, the background pattern does not show through. This problem does not show up on the monitor, and only occurs when printing on our HP DesignJet 1055CM. It does not occur when printing on an HP 5000N or Fiery. All are using Laserwriter 8.7. I am Using VW 8.5.2 on a Mac G4 w/ sys. 9.0.4.
  24. re: x-ref positioning: Another solution that doesn't screw up any positioning is to x-ref onto an invisible layer, then do a layer link to that layer. You can then unlock the linked object, move it anywhere you want, and lock it again. Changes to the original will be reflected in the target doc., but in the new location.
  25. It doesn't paste it in the center of the screen anymore, it pastes it at the location of the last mouse click. It is marginally nore useful than before, but requires that mouse click to locate the paste. It would REALLY be more useful if you could click on a point on an object to select it, copy it, then when pasting it somewhere the object would be pasted with the SELECTED POINT, instead of the center of the bounding box, at the new mouse click location. I think ClarisCad used to do this
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