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  1. Don't reall use those, I tend to make everything custom. But I need my drawings to look realistic and have all the molding details that no cad program really deals with.
  2. That would be great! Architect scale is traditionally represented in the form of a fraction ie - 1/4"=1'-0". Standard for all my drawings going to construction since hand drafting. It's an architectural graphic standard, as referenced in the attached image below from Ramsey/Sleeper's first edition Architectural Graphic standards circa 1932.
  3. It seams that when I use this button I get a 1:48 engineering type scale instead of the standard fraction in an architect scale 1/4"=1'-0". I don't know why it doesn't match what is shown as my scale in the viewport. See attached images 1- What I see 2-What I want 3-Viewport
  4. So I’m teaching a masters workshop in TV and Film design NCSA and asked the masters degree students what they thought of VW 2020 without mentioning the UI or this thread. Not one of them liked it. I was even asked “what was up with the cartoon icons.” I asked if any one of them used “Mac Dark” and not one of them did. Makes me wonder who on the UI team is enamored with Mac dark, and did VW shoot themselves in the foot ignoring 3/4 of the users (pc dark, pc light, and Mac light) just to cater to the shines new product in the room “Mac dark”. makes no sense. listen to the future pro users to please.
  5. Wow you are right I just noticed that.
  6. I had to watch the promo videos wow I have to agree so much better than what we have to look at. So crisp and clean less cartoony and bulbus. I hope some one is taking notes.
  7. I wish I would have thought of that. I learned hotkeys on VW so I customize my other programs to match.
  8. No Apologies needed!@! Very well put and also the struggle I am having trying to get VW to be the standard in my industry, where it is split 50/50. And frankly when it's 50 and I am faster than my AutoCad counterparts, I get hired or I am employed far longer on a project because of my ability to output, clearly, visual, and accuratly with effeciency and speed thanks to Vectorworks. I too am a hot key kinda guy but some things I only use once in a while and it's nice to have the option to use the tool set. While minor overall to some it's major because we all work in a visual medium.
  9. Yes I totally agree with @RussU and you. It was a very insightful and interesting post that spoke to my point exactly. I have to admit I am in kinda the same position The "Other Program" (Maybe why deleted??) has a very Dark art and overly technical and complicated look to it, the fact is I am twice as fast as any one using the other program. I have even converted another designer/ draftsman to our side because they were impressed by my speed. Part of that speed is using the hot buttons and not the icons(Debating hiding the icons altogether) FYI I tried windows "dark mode" and "High Contrast Mode" for a day, and several key dialogue boxes were completely useless (attached below) SLowed my effeciancy down enough to bail using dark mode and taking both tool palettes of and having a keystroke quick reference by my computer. Yes the look in any other mode besides MAC DARK MODE is embarrassing to have any client see like "angelojoseph" said above it looks like I am using a copy of "DIY Homebuilder Pro". Seams like catering to one look on one platform, instead of the overall community is short sighted. I can't figure out why this is the case? Is some one involved in the GUI enamored with Mac Dark, is that all they use so that is all they care about?? Even if it was just a mac program (which it's not) why design GUI for just one mode?? The followin sums things up on what I am dealing with too: "While I've been producing really really quick and accurate drawing sets in VW, the other designer here likes to make our job look like a dark art. He's an A--- ---D fan, terribly slow and over-complicated, and likes to scare people about how specialist and difficult CAD is."....." One of the comments was that A--- ---D "looks the part" and is the "industry Standard", and I'm using an "entry level" substitute product...." As Steve Jobs Said to the engineers "Make time for the fonts"
  10. I just wish the PC side of things was paid attention to, luckily I don't find the tools as I use hot keys to do that unless it is a tool I don't use very often. Some of the icons simply don't look like what they are intended for. See circled below. I also hate to say it but it looks embarrassing when compared to other CAD programs, That means a lot when a client/ producer look at the program you are working on and judge your abilities based on what the UI look like. And it does happen.
  11. I'm trying Windows "Dark" mode and the icons are much better but there are other dialogue boxes I can't even read argh!!!!
  12. I really like this setting, my only problem is the numbers that come up when I move or draw and object are not legible I would love to change them so it is white background with grey letters. Not Black with Dark Blue. Anyone have an idea how to do that?
  13. I waited until work slowed down a tad before upgrading. Just upgraded yesterday since I am not under a strict deadline.
  14. I'm glad I'm not the only one. Makes me want to be running another program, that looks a bit more professional. So sad there isn't a way to do this I might call tech support. Is this is what they think users want in an upgrade, they are mistaken. I would like to see the research or focus group for this. Might call support today and see if there is a way to set it back.


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