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  1. 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.
  2. I'm trying Windows "Dark" mode and the icons are much better but there are other dialogue boxes I can't even read argh!!!!
  3. 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?
  4. I waited until work slowed down a tad before upgrading. Just upgraded yesterday since I am not under a strict deadline.
  5. 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.
  6. Is there any way to convert the appearance earlier versions? Anything that looks less cartoony. I know it's not a big thing but it feels like I'm working on a kids program. Thanks
  7. Help latest VW update took a valuable feature away. When I go to publish (No I don't wan't to export PDF I publish because it's a feature I use in my work flow). Before the latest updaye I would get a dialogue box saying You have Successfully published x of x number of files Now it's gone, is there any way to turn it on or get it back again? Thanks
  8. Graphics drivers are up to date. This is a known bug, because I have recreated it from a blank document while on the phone with vecrtorworks tech support using team viewer. Also a co worker on another windows machine has exactly the same issue. When in Annotation layer you right click and proceed to design layer. When you are done in design layer you exit view-port to return to Annotation layer. When you return to Annotation layer EVERYTHING is off, the fix is to exit annotation layer and view full page (ctrl 4) then go back in to annotation layer to continue work) Up until 2nd 2019 update when you returned to the annotation layer you could continue work without the extra step of going out then back into the annotation layer.
  9. Major know bugs like the Annotation/ to Design Layer/ to back to annotation layer bug. This is a major work flow issue, that has cost me time. It wasn't an issue until 2019 service pack 3 or 4. No despite what tech support said on the phone it is not a user issue, or "your not suppose to do it that way" It used to work that way fix it. It adds steps, steps add time, time takes away from efficiency. Lack of efficiency cause users to look for more efficient ways, exploring other options.
  10. Same issue, on the phone with Tech support and they say it isn't a known issue. Sporadic and can't always re create the problem. Good to know I am no the only one. Just curious is this a Windows 10 problem? That is what I am running. Following this and showing it to Tech support.
  11. I figured it out, might not be of help though. YOu have to set the scale in the design layer and your viewport will default to that scale. I have been going back and forth. I used to draft 1:1 because exporting and importing various files handled 1:1 better. However recently it was presented to me that you will see the Hatches correctly if you work in a scale in the design layer. It also helps when labeling furniture. I used to do furniture in annotation layer to move with annotations. Now I do that in a design layer as a class I turn on or off. Mostly because directors plans are not something that are independent but being referenced from the original design file, as well as referencing stage plans for the ground plans. This way revisions will track across all drawing and only revising one. Finally on a Dept that is all vectorworks and it is working fantastic, we even use workgroups as way to do a drawing with multiple designers~!. Hope that makes sense.
  12. Yes it does, however there is a way to change the default to whatever scale you want. On my laptop I have it defaulting to 1/2" scale when the view port window pops up. It saves an extra step,. Unfortunately it is something I don't do a lot so I forgot how ūüėě
  13. How do I change it from 1:1 to say 1/2" scale. and have that be my default without messing with stories. I am not an architect and Stories is a level more complicated than I need. I have done it before but forgot how and I am on a new computer settign up my defaults. Thanks
  14. Opening more than one tab and not being able to copy and paste between tabs. One always stops responding. It's killing my productivity and work flow. This has been an issue since you introduced tabs on Windows machines. I think I speak for the majority of subscribers. WE NEED THESE BASIC BUGS FIXED before we want a new version with more features. Please Please Please fix issues that have been long running.
  15. Yet another glitch that is slowing my productivity down. The orientation box! I cannot select the right hand dots to orient a resize to the right. Known glitch I have called about it and it's recorded as one. My colleague called and same. It's not fixed yet. I really want to know when it will be fixed, not interested in a work around, not just affecting me but frustrating others at work. I would rather, for my subscription, have a product released when it's ready, rather than a product rushed to release some arbitrary date to satisfy the need to subscribe. This is the problem with the subscriber system having to have a release every year.


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