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  1. Thanks @line-weight it is really useful to see your workflow. This is a similar method I have been starting to use for simpler details so good to see a more worked through detail. I might also try creating the initial detail section viewport into the design layer then drafting over it in 2D to keep annotations for text only but not sure if this would give any benefit to just working into the drawing in annotations
  2. Yes it would be really useful to know if anyone does details to that scale from the model. At the moment I similarly would output up to 1:20 from the model but would resort to annotations for anything in a larger scale.
  3. I've been having the same questions as @e_calabrese and struggling to get the balance of what to draw in annotations or pull from the model. This shifts more towards the model as I get to grips with the tools further. There are a lot of tutorials out there on the 3D modelling but haven't found any yet which show construction details at say 1:10/1:20 from the model. Does anyone know if there are tutorials on this scale of drawing somewhere?
  4. Thanks so much for the tips Phil - I will give it a go
  5. We have been creating 3D models in Vectorworks up to Planning stage for a while but trying out the jump to a full construction set that is taken from the model, rather than drawn separately in 2D. We have been muddling along with this but have been looking for any online tutorials on creating construction details from the 3D model. Would anyone be able to point me in the right direction? Thanks
  6. Hi Matt, That is exactly the tip that I was needing - it works how I was hoping now. thank you very much for the explanation!
  7. We get a few of these errors as well but almost always relate to our server connection dropping in the office rather than the software. We now work with files on our desktop for project sharing which has reduced the frequency of the problem. Not sure why it is only happening in one job folder though.
  8. The section elevation marker tool only allows us to link to a viewport if we set this up in the tool properties ahead of placing the object onto the design layer. If we place the tool first it then shows as 'unlinked' but greyed out so that we can then link it afterwards. This has been workable as we just set them ahead of placing in our workflow. However we now have a file where the marker tool drops the link to its viewport after its creation. Now the fact we can't relink it is a problem. Screenshot of the OIP attached. Is there a setting that is causing the section marker to drop its link? And is there a way to relink to a viewport after is has been created without redrawing them?
  9. Just a guess as I don't have Vectorworks open right now but try setting the line marker as your first symbol and then the differentiate symbol marker option set to the circle/arrow. So select them in the opposite order in the 'set marker style' setting
  10. I don't think you would want the viewports to autoupdate every time as this will slow down your workflow a lot since it can take some time to update. There is an option in the View menu to update all viewports which shortcuts doing it sheet by sheet. If they are taken a long time to update then have a look at the rendering section in this post for settings to adjust. I usually downgrade the settings while working and then increase them before publishing so that workflow is quicker.
  11. Ah ok brilliant thanks for the file link. Kinda glad it is a glitch as I was going in circles trying to figure out why I was being blind!
  12. Yes but the if I change the opacity of the fill then the text in the space label is also affected. I am trying to have a space label with 50% opacity but the text still showing as 100 % to be readable. Is this possible? When I change the graphic attributes it has no option for the label
  13. Hi there, Wondering if there is a way to control the opacity of a space label independently to the fill colour of the space tool? I have tried setting the label to a different class than the space but this had no effect. Thanks
  14. That definitely sounds like the case - we have just upgraded in the office to 2020 but were previously on 2017 so quite a few things to adjust to. Thank you very much for your pointers - I will have a look at these and reset the TBB to be current. Hopefully that will sort the scale field in doing so and if not I will try again to capture it on a screen recording. Thanks for the help!
  15. Typically when I closed and restarted the file this time round it remembered the scale rather than reverting back to 'manual entry' so the video hasn't captured that. The page size is still trying to link to the scale though and the video shows me checking that the text link to record is still setup. Screen recording.mov

 

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