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Dan Kessler

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  1. I couldn't agree more with Matt. It's incredibly frustrating to have the resulting objects selected after an offset. I brought up this same issue a while back. Here's the thread: http://techboard.nemetschek.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=002012 Dan
  2. Just curious...What do you mean by a "dual-platform" iMac? Do you mean OS 9 and OS X? Or, do you mean Mac and Windows (Virtual PC)?
  3. I assume you're using the Windows version? No, you're not doing anything wrong. This is a known problem and NNA is apparently working on it.
  4. We must not be talking about the same thing. The VectorBits eyedropper doesn't set all the attributes to "the little hooked arrow", no matter what settings I use in its preferences. For some reason, the fill, color, and arrow heads are properly set to use the class's, but the pen style and thickness attributes are not. FWIW, Katerina just emailed me her "match attributes" tool, and it works great! It does what the eyedropper tool should do.
  5. I tried the eyedropper tool at VectorBits, but it doesn't seem to be much different that the standard one. It adds some improvement for text, but I still can't "aquire" the attributes that are set to "use class's". (the little hooked arrow symbol). Katerina, I'd love to see what you're working on.
  6. Katie, Yes, but wouldn't it be better if I could individually select which classes and layers would be "locked" and which wouldn't? Instead of just considering them "others". Greying them does this, but limits how objects are represented. For example, text and dashed lines aren't indicated properly. And, I can't snap to objects on greyed classes and layers!!! This brings up another feature suggestion...In addition to a "lock" button, how about a "snappable" button? This would let me determine which classes and layers can be snapped to.
  7. I'd like to see a "lock" button within the Class and Layer windows. It seems odd to me that I can't lock an entire class or layer...or can I? [ 04-03-2003, 12:08 PM: Message edited by: Dan Kessler ]
  8. Tasfire, I couldn't agree more. I hate how objects remain selected. I've set up a keyboard shortcut to deselect all. It seems as though I hit that key combo every other procedure. I wish there could be a preference to keep objects selected or not.
  9. Why not just make it an option (checkbox) to change layer within the eyedropper tool? Some people might want that (me), and some might not (you).
  10. In addition to just changing an object's class and layer, I'd really like to use the eyedropper tool to set the current class and layer to that of an object. With the "pick up sets default" option, I can do this, but I now have the problem previously mentioned...The current attributes aren't set to use the class's anymore.
  11. Katie, I've always been current with the latest version. I don't recall if it was v10.01 or not. If that was the last update before 10.1, then yes.
  12. I typically have an object's attributes set to use a class's attributes. If I use the eydropper tool with the "Pick up sets default" button checked and click on on of these objects, the defaults are not set to use the class's. The defaults are set to the same pen color, fill color linestyle, etc. as the object, just not set to use the class's. This is frustrating to me if I want to later tweak a class's attributes. Some objects update, some don't. I think the option to "Pick up sets default" should recognize if an object's attributes are set to use class's.
  13. I'm having the same problem. Mine started when I updated to VectorWorks 10.1. I've been fixing it by quitting the program and relaunching it.
  14. Thanks for the clarification, Jan15. As we are all aware, VectorWorks has different parameters for assigning keyboard shortcuts. Menus have to use a key with Command and (optionally) a combination of Shift and Option. Tools have to use a key by itself and (optionally) a combination of Shift and Option. I think it makes more sense to eliminate the distinction between menus and tools when assigning keyboard shortcuts. Any item (menu or tool) should have the ability to assign a key by itself or with a combination of Shift, Option an Command. Perhaps this should be added to the wishlist? Dan
  15. How do I assign the ESC key to deselect all? It seems that I have to use a modifier key (i.e. command, option, shift, etc.) for any menu command. [ 03-05-2003, 11:57 PM: Message edited by: Dan Kessler ]
  16. Good call, Ion. I wasn't aware of the deselect all tool as it's not loaded into the default (Architect) workspace.
  17. In addition to Kristen's suggestion, I discovered that I can create the two line text in VW, then copy it from there and paste it into the PIO name field. No need to go into another app.
  18. Katie, Could you please post a link to the actual 10.1 download. Has it been posted yet? I can't find it. Thanks.
  19. As Jan15 mentions, pressing the shortcut for "select" twice deselects all, BUT it obviously sends you back to the select tool. I'd still like to see a shortcut that deselects all AND keeps you in your current tool.
  20. How strange. Thanks for the help Kristen. Nemetchek, is there a keyboard shortcut to add an "invisible" return in the room name field?
  21. From within the Room Name PIO, is there a way to make the Room Name field be two lines of text instead of one? Some of my room names are kind of long and would fit better in the space if they were two lines (stacked) instead of just one.
  22. I'd like to have the ability to add superscript text. If i need to show a door's dimension on a floor plan, I like to show it using superscript text instead of feet and inches. For example a 3'-0" x 6'-8" door leaf would be indicated by 30x68, but the "0" and "8" are shown in superscript text.


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