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  1. I am sorry to hear that, because I now don't have any other insight. There must be something other than what I was experiencing here. I would try some simple troubleshooting to track the problem down. Try things like seeing if there are any commonalities when a dimensions move or rotate. Do one of you have to make a change to the Design layers to cause the issue, or is it as simple as only opening/closing operations. Are you working on Dropbox or some other shared drive? Wishing you luck in chasing the problem down. Cheers, Ion
  2. @hlagos So there are two steps. In the Document Preferences under the Dimension tab, there is a checkbox for Associate Dimensions, uncheck that. That will keep future dimensions from associating. You have to actively remove the constraints from existing dimensions, you can do this en masse by electing all dimensions (Select Similar tool works well for this) then going to Modify>Edit Constraints. There is a delete all option. Cheers, Ion
  3. I have seen this exact problem, I believe in VW 2106. If I recall, it had to do with constraints on the dimensions and the underlying geometry changing. i.e. draw a rectangle on a design layer, create a viewport of the design layer, enter annotations, dimension the rectangle, go back to the design layer and alter the geometry of the rectangle. Going back to the sheet layer, the dimensions are moved from their original location/orientation. Please note, the example I gave is overly simplified, as I was never able to isolate the cause well enough to bug report. The only way I was able to keep it from happening was to turn off dimension auto associate, and remove constraints from all existing dimensions. If you can recreate, please bug report it, and If I can I will add info to your report. Cheers, Ion
  4. I created a script that allows users to set the default linestyle, lineweight, & color to our office standard dash, or change existing selected items to other office standards. I also decided to use the script to make sure that the document has the standard line styles. I will include the script below, it works in that it creates the linestyles, but the index the creation returns is not the actual index of the line. i.e. GetDashStyleIndex() would return -1 for the first execution, but if I then ran a check using name2Index() it would return 7. Therefore the naming function would not work. My workaround was to have the standard line types in a default content folder in the User folder, the creation would associate the name to the line definition. Not sure if I am missing something obvious. Thanks, Ion Procedure dashTool; CONST kLW = 1; VAR result :BOOLEAN; intResult,switch :INTEGER; dashIndex :LONGINT; Function SetLine(objH : HANDLE):BOOLEAN; BEGIN {Set selected object's fore and back pen colors and lineweight} SetLW(objH, kLW); SetPenFore(objH,34952,34952,34952); {grey} SetPenBack(objH, 65535,65535,65535); {white} {Using intResult, call the dialog for the first iteration of ForEachObjectOnLayer()} IF (intResult = 0) THEN BEGIN switch := AlertQuestion('Select Dash Type to Continue', '', 1, 'Standard', 'Centerline', 'Property Line', 'Tight Dash'); intResult := 1; {setting intResult to non-zero values prevents multiple calls of the dialog} END; {based on which button is pressed, set all selected objects to a given linestyle (except property which modifies Line color and weight} CASE switch OF 0: SetLSN(objH,-Name2Index('pults centerline')); 1: SetLSN(objH,-Name2Index('pults standard dash')); 2: BEGIN SetPenFore(objH,6168,8738,52685); {blue} SetPenBack(objH, 65535,65535,65535); {white} SetLW(objH, 12); SetLSN(objH,-Name2Index('pults property line')); END; 3: SetLSN(objH,-Name2Index('pults tight dash')); OTHERWISE Message('Unknown Error'); END; {Ensure that the object shows the result of the linestyle change without user interaction} ResetObject(objH); END; BEGIN intResult := 0; {inititilazation to trigger dialog} {Create the 5 office dash styles. Create Line style then assign name using the index returned by GetDashStyle()} dashIndex := GetDashStyleIndex(FALSE, 1, 1/8", 1/32"); {pults standard dash} result := SetDashStyleName(dashIndex, 'pults standard dash'); dashIndex := GetDashStyleIndex(FALSE, 1, 1/16", 1/32"); result := SetDashStyleName(dashIndex, 'pults drip line'); dashIndex := GetDashStyleIndex(FALSE, 1, 1/32", 1/32"); result := SetDashStyleName(dashIndex, 'pults tight dash'); dashIndex := GetDashStyleIndex(FALSE, 2, 1/8", 1/32", 1/64", 1/32"); result := SetDashStyleName(dashIndex, 'pults centerline'); dashIndex := GetDashStyleIndex(FALSE, 3, 1", 1/32", 1/16", 1/32", 1/16", 1/32"); result := SetDashStyleName(dashIndex, 'pults property line'); {Set default lineweight to 1 mil, or 0.03mm} PenSize(kLW); {Set default line style to 'pults standard dash'} PenPat(-Name2Index('pults standard dash')); {Set default fore and back pen colors} PenFore(34952,34952,34952); {grey} PenBack(65535,65535,65535); {white} {Set default fore and back fill colors and fill style} FillFore(0,0,0); FillBack(65535,65535,65535); {white} FillPat(0); {Set default markers to be off} result := SetDefaultBeginningMarker(0, 15, 0.125, 0, 0, 2, FALSE); result := SetDefaultEndMarker(0, 15, 0.125, 0, 0, 2, FALSE); {if items are selected on editable layers, send handle to SetLine()} ForEachObjectInLayer(SetLine, 2, 0, 4); END; Run (dashTool);
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    Vectorworks Design Summit - 2018

    Thank you so much! I was crushed when I wasn't able to make it last year (if I am honest, it had way more to do with work schedule than distance). Given that it is in Phoenix however, makes it a single flight, and friends in the area that can help with recommendations. Sign me up Coach, i am all in! Cheers & I can't wait to see any and all that will attend. Ion