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  1. This is one for @Nikolay Zhelyazkov - hopefully you can help - but if there's anyone else please chime in! We're making an issue sheet for the practice, but i'm running into some difficulties. Our sheet is generating the most recent issue on the left. Is there a quick way to change it? We're allowing 10 columns for issues, and I tried changing the formulas in the headers to start from the left at 10 rather than 1, but this pushed all our issues across to the right, with subsequent issues coming on the left hand side. Rather than the 'issue number' field on the issue sheet reading 'C,B,A' it should read 'A,B,C'. In the VW2019 help pages it does this! In the titleblock manager, how come most recent issues put on top? (see image) it seems like if this could be changed, it would solve the problem. All suggestions welcome, thanks!
  2. Our practice would really benefit from some additional functionality in the Project Issue History worksheet (and the other project revision history sheets etc.). It has the beginnings of a very useful tool, but formatting it takes a long time, and there are barriers to easy editing and formatting to suit individual practices. Annoying things like the most recent issues/revisions are put on the left rather than on the right as would be expected make this functionality only 'ok' as opposed to 'very good'. I know many practices would just stick to excel/google sheets etc. Including the current revision number/letter instead of the 'dot' would be a big help also, and give the reader more infomation more quickly than having an issue history sheet AND a revision history sheet. Really poweful functionality like splitting the worksheet into multiple pages seems to be reserved only for creation through the Title Block Manager, which then precludes using custom graphics/company specific formatting (logos, phone numbers, email addresses etc.) Formatting of worksheets could also be vastly improved with a simple tool bar at the top for basic things like text colour, merge cells and a list of formulas would be incredibly helpful!
  3. Furthermore, why can't worksheets just be edited in place, rather than having to double click and open the 'excel' part. It would be great if when you selected a worksheet you could just edit it there and then and a small toolbar of worksheet specific tools popped up. This would really help with things like resizing a worksheet to fit onto a sheet layer - you could just snap the worksheet to the boundary.
  4. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov Splitting up the worksheets is a great idea also, so they can be printed across multiple pages - but is there a way to do this with a more 'custom' worksheet, rather than generating new ones through the title block manager? If splitting them in this way is the only way, it would mean that making a custom worksheet (company name/logo etc.) would have to be done every time - reformatting it every single time would take forever! My preference would be to have a custom worksheet saved as a resource, that users can either drop into their files or they will be on the first page of the template. This worksheet will then grow as the drawing set develops, which makes it hard to know how many pages the worksheet is going to span. If the worksheet could be split up post creation that would be really helpful. Perhaps there is a way of doing this? Right now I would adjust the size of the page in page setup, but this leads to awkward cuts, invariably halfway through a cell. All in all, there is massive potential for this to save us a lot of time, it just doesn't seem as intuitive as it could be, and there seem to be a lot of barriers that impedes how some people would rather do things (i.e. recent issues only on the left).
  5. Hey @Nikolay Zhelyazkov, Thanks for your quick response, but that's a real shame, I will fill in a wish list. I thought about filling it in manually but that defeats the point of having a coordinated drawing. How come in VW2019 help it shows it the way I would like with the caption "Most recent issues shown (in this example 3 is specified); the most recent issue is on the right" - would it be different if we used numbers for issues instead of letters? Or is the image in help just done manually as well and in reality it would be "5,4,3"?
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    Keyboard Maestro

    I'm looking to perhaps get into using Keyboard Maestro and wondered if anyone here uses it? If so, what kind of things are you using it for and what are the benefits in time saved etc? Any thoughts on this would be helpful!
  7. We do a lot of extensions to city terraces and old buildings with variable wall thicknesses. I was wondering how others get around this in terms of drawing it with the wall tool? We don't need to show any construction information in these wall styles, a simple block colour that we can label as 'existing walls' is fine, but what we're not so keen on is making many different wall styles to suit the different thicknesses one can find on buildings of this nature. Is there a wall style that you can quickly edit the thickness of in the OIP? All ours have this window greyed out.
  8. We're running VW2016 and i'm trying to make a 'drawing set manager' worksheet where all sheet border information can be edited from a single place. Since it's project data, I just want to have this listed once to keep the rest of the sheet clear, but when I type in the formula in the attached image, i'm just left with a blank cell. Any suggestions? I know this is @Nikolay Zhelyazkov 's area of expertise!
  9. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov Thanks for the super quick response! It's a shame Sheet Border can't do that but all the more reason to upgrade. Cheers! p.s. Is there a sort of 'one-stop-shop' for all things worksheets? Information has been hard to come by outside of the forum but perhaps i'm looking in the wrong place.
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    Scale Ruler in Nomad

    We're looking at getting an iPad for the office to take to site to do markups etc, rather than a big bundle of drawings and we're currently borrowing one to test how this could work. Nomad is great for this, but since we would be marking up PDFs (the construction set issued to the contractor) - it would be really handy to be able to use the ruler tool as a scale ruler, changing the scale based on the drawing to then extract measurements, rather than measuring at 1:1 and trying to work it out. Is this possible in the current Nomad app or should this be in the wishlist section?
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    Scale Ruler in Nomad

    I'll take a look, thanks @jeff prince

 

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