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  1. O.K. I think I have it figured out. Both files are now open on my home office computer, File one was originally set up on my work office computer, File 2 was set up on a consultants computer. All with different printer configurations. But as you can see in the attached images both sheets had the same page set up. The only difference I could see between the two sheet setups was the number of pages it makes to up a D-Size sheet. I think it was remembering this information from the computer it was first set up on. If I go to printer setup on my computer and pick the same size paper for both then the boundary matches. Ultimately it doesn't matter in the end, it is just sometimes I have sheets without titleblocks and I like to see the thick boundary outline.
  2. Pat, There is are no titleblocks on these blank sheet layers from two different files. In one file the boundary is nice and thick, in the other it is simply a line. This is what I'm trying to find a setting for. It has nothing to do with the titleblock. Cheers
  3. Nikolay, Boh, Thanks for your response but this is not what I'm looking for. I'm specifically talking about Sheet Layer Page Boundary not Design Layer Page Boundary. I'm also not referring to the size of the sheet in page setup, I'm talking about the thickness of the line that defines Sheet Layer Page Boundary, In the first image the boundary line is 13mm thick, in the second it is only a line. My question is how do you control the attributes of the Sheet Layer Page Boundary (which also has nothing to do with the titleblock setup as far as I can tell). In the Vectorworks preferences dialog under interactive settings you can change some of the attributes of the design layer page boundary and you can change the background color of the sheet layers but I don't see anything for the boundary of the sheet layer. Hoping someone can answer this question. Thanks
  4. So for my drawings on sheet layers I always have a grey page boundary that surrounds my titleblock. I like this. I have a drawing from someone else in the office and there is no thick grey boundary around the titleblock (same company titleblock) . I can't for the life of me find a setting anywhere that allows me to control the appearance of the sheet layer boundary. Does anybody know how to do this? Working from home and I see I don't have my signature set up. Ryzen computer running VW2020.
  5. What? No record? That is not true Nina in this thread said it is a known issue and they are working on it.
  6. I haven't figured it out yet. Pretty sure it is a bug in VW2020
  7. Nice model of your balcony sliding doors.
  8. The office I work in the past always used VW as a 2D drafting program, since I started here I've done all my projects as BIM models and taught others in the office to do the same. My biggest pain, trying to issue a set of 100 drawing sheets with viewports that need to be updated on about 50 of the sheets. We use Vectorworks because a lot of our clients are also using the same software. We also use Revit in our office and I've done lots of projects large projects with that software as well. No waiting for Viewports to update in that program. There are lots of things I like about VW but updating viewports isn't one of them.
  9. Bruce, Just checked and yes it can. Go to File/Document Settings/Units. and check show Unit Mark.
  10. If you are using imperial units, create a regular dimstyle. For the mm dims create a dual side by side dimstyle and turn the Primary dimension display off in the OIP and add a mm trailer. If you are using metric units do the opposite. I would put one of each dimension type in the drawing area somewhere and use the create similar command to quickly switch between them.
  11. I made a copy of the door, turned it into a group, edited it then made a symbol. In the door PIO I checked use symbol geometry. You could also create a custom door leaf.
  12. Challenge accepted. sliding-door-challenge-complete.vwx
  13. Create an extra design layer with an flat extrusion object above the wall you want to removed the peaks from, at an elevation you would like the walls. Select the walls you want to change the peaks on then run the AEC fit walls to objects command and choose fit to objects on the layer you created. This will remove the peaks from your walls.
  14. So this is a strange one in VW2020. I've created a railing with the railing tool. I want to move a post using the position dialog. When I input a number in the Offset Position I have to type the number backwards ie I have to type 63 in order to get 36, this is because the cursor is moving to the left instead of the right after I type each number. Not a big deal when you have a number like 36 but try 3'10 5/8" backwards quickly. See attached image. Has anyone else seen this?
  15. Do you have a mouse with any programmable buttons. You could assign the calculator to one of them.


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