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  1. _James

    Publish to print messes up the order

    Hi @Nikolay Zhelyazkov On a quick test this seems to have solved it. I think the trouble comes from merging the two records and a lot of useless data being carried over. Thanks for all your help on this.
  2. Yes hopefully it was a one-off. Should it return i'll let you know. Thanks for all your help. Was there ever any update about very slow printing from project sharing files from the following thread?
  3. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov details of how I merged them on this thread -
  4. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov Exactly, hence why I think they must have come from merging the records. Does this seem plausible to you?
  5. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov no, we created them from scratch. Files with old and new attached. The document experiencing problems however was started in 2016 and later converted to 2019. The new titleblock was added to the drawings and the records for them merged to preserve all the sheet data. 2016 titleblock.vwx 2019 titleblock.vwx
  6. Hi @Nikolay Zhelyazkov, Thanks for looking into this, I can confirm that this has helped the export to separate PDFs issue - thank you very much! I haven't looked into the printing order yet as it's still very slow from a project sharing file and I don't want to hog the printer! I think the excess of sheet data may have something to do with merging the records of a 2016 file with the 2019 file? Certainly our template title block doesn't have all this extra sheet data and so thats the only explanation I have although i'm no expert.
  7. I've managed to get this to work in other files, but not this one, I think this comes from the window misremembering my selection, and instead using a naming convention that doesn't actually work: VW PUBLISH.mov
  8. We tend to export PDFs as one large single document containing all of the files, but like to include a file with each drawing as a separate file as sometimes that's what you need. I was really excited by VW19s ability to come up with a custom naming format for the files, but so far I haven't managed to get it to work on our titleblock - neither when using VW's default naming conventions or our own custom one. I set up the naming convention as follows: (As an aside - I have never managed to get the 'edit' or 'delete' button to not be greyed out - if I select my custom naming convention from the drop down button, everything below that is greyed out, so I can't delete or edit an old convention i've made) When I press publish I get the following error message: If I click 'Append Numbers', it will export the sheets, but the file names will be like the following: Clearly something is going wrong, I wonder if it's something to do with our custom titleblock (which works completely fine everywhere else!). Thanks @Nikolay Zhelyazkov for your help in advance!
  9. _James

    Split worksheet across multiple pages

    Hi @Nikolay Zhelyazkov, I'm aware of this, but it's quite difficult/unintuitive to use! Things that make me think this: 👎 Either you need to delve into VW's preferences files and amend the worksheet template to display your own company info or go into each page and change it. 👎I have no idea how many rows I want to be displayed, it's good that it gives you an option to start at row x and specify the amount of rows per worksheet, but who knows this before they create the sheet/see it? Changing this dynamically once the worksheets have been created would be much easier, or like any spreadsheet programme it would be handy to just select a print area and spread large sheets over multiple pages. 👎Creating it from TBM seems to preclude you having an issue sheet as an office-wide resource and just dropping it into a sheet when needed. Keeping it as a resource lets the more VW literate people edit functionality and get it all working nicely to then allow less literate colleagues just drop it in without needing to get too bogged down in technicalities. Time for a wishlist item? It's potentially so powerful but there's a lot of friction to get it to work as wanted. As ever, thanks for your quick replies!
  10. We have a worksheet set up on an A4 page to act as an issue sheet. Our list of sheets tends to be longer than one A4 page allows however (Worksheet shown next to 2 vertically stacked A4 pages on sheet layer). If you print this, it sort of works, but leads to some cutting off: I have previously converted it to a bitmap, pasted it twice and cropped to how i'd like it to be on both pages, but this is a bit time consuming, has to be redone if a sheet gets added or omitted, and leads to a big file size. Any suggestions?
  11. _James

    Publish to print messes up the order

    @Nikolay Zhelyazkov I've sent them via message - thanks for your help.
  12. _James

    Publish to print messes up the order

    @Nikolay Zhelyazkov An update to this - not only did publish to print mess the order up, but it was incredibly slow to print. It would pause for minutes (not exaggerating) between sheets. It would take over an hour to print around 70 sheets - this was from a project sharing file. We have since converted the file (for an unrelated reason) to a normal .vwx file rather than .vwxw/.vwxp and the print speed is significantly better. There is no wait between sheets, and the set just prints out as expected. Any idea what's causing this and if it can be remedied? If you would like a copy of the files please let me know.
  13. _James

    Publish to print messes up the order

    @Nikolay Zhelyazkov I think this was just me messing around showing some colleagues how you can do this now as they were saying how great it would be if Vectorworks could do this before we upgraded. Will try to see if this affects things - but nothing strikes you as odd how we do things otherwise?
  14. _James

    Publish to print messes up the order

    @Nikolay Zhelyazkov here's the recording - hopefully it will shed some light on it. Publish Error.mov

 

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