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  1. I haven't figured it out yet. Pretty sure it is a bug in VW2020
  2. Nice model of your balcony sliding doors.
  3. 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.
  4. Bruce, Just checked and yes it can. Go to File/Document Settings/Units. and check show Unit Mark.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Challenge accepted. sliding-door-challenge-complete.vwx
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. Do you have a mouse with any programmable buttons. You could assign the calculator to one of them.
  11. When the edit section in place option became available I had great hopes for it. I quickly found out it took way to long for an edit section to load. It was much faster to go to plan view or 3d view and use the clip cube.
  12. Pat, If you look at the image in my post you can see that the first thing I did was to start a new document with five blank sheets. I did this to see if it was an issue with my file. I'm working on a Window's 7 machine, I opened the same file on a Mac and we didn't have the same issue.
  13. Clicking on the name button did reorder them for me. But I would still like to know why it is reversing the order of the drawings. This was not the case in previous versions of VW.
  14. In Vectorworks 2020 when I select multiple sheets to print the order gets reversed. In the attached image on the left is a list of sheets 1 to 5 when I select them and send them to the publish list on the right the order is reversed from 5 to 1. This means I have to select each sheet one a time to get them in the correct order. Not a problem for a small project but most of my projects have 70 to 100 sheets. Anybody have an idea what is causing this?
  15. I faked a coiling door using a door PIO. File is attached. Coiling Door v2018.vwx
  16. Have you checked the settings to make sure they are set for the object properties you want to transfer?
  17. Boh thanks for your answer I just tried it and worked as you said. I think it is a little confusing that what is labelled in the Dim/Notes tool pallete as "Section-Elevation Marker Tool" creates a section line and you have to ungroup it to actually make a Section Elevation Marker.
  18. Does anyone know how to make the section marker tool link to a viewport. I have a very simple drawing with a few elevations so it is all 2D drawing. I want to link the section marker to the 2D wall section viewport on another sheet. With the detail callout tool there is an option to link the callout to a viewport. This option doesn't seem to exist for the section marker tool. Which makes me wonder why they bother showing whether it is linked on not.
  19. In our office we use a hybrid B.I.M. approach to our projects. This means that we are using life building sections, elevations, wall sections and interior elevations. When generating a publish set a lot time is spent updating viewports. Am I correct in thinking that the elevations that use a renderworks style will take advantage of all available cores? Therefore more cores better. What about the live building sections what part of my computer system would I need to improve to have have faster update times for out of date viewports. CPU cores, CPU clock speed, or graphics card.
  20. With the curtain wall edit tool select the edit panels button select the panels and right click on it to access the edit panel dialog, make sure the panel has a texture assigned to it.
  21. I'm also in BC. I looked was looking at Energos but couldn't figure out how I could translate that information into something useful like ashrae, or NECB.
  22. We use project sharing in our office all the time. 2-3 to three users seems o.k. . Place your regular Vectorworks file onto your server. Then open the file from the server, under the file drop down open project sharing and follow prompts. This will change the regular .vwx file on the server into a .vwxp project sharing file, and change the file you have open into .vwxw file (user file). it will have your computer name appended to the end of the file name. Each person who wants to work on the project will open the file from the server and it will automatically generate a worker file for them. These are some of the things I've learned. - don't wait all day to save and commit your changes, do it several times a day otherwise the program is keeping track of too many things. - only one person can save and commit at a time and while doing so other workers can't sign out objects. So co-ordinate regular save times with other users and check with them when you are about to commit. -at least once a week have all the users save and commit all there changes. Once this is done and all the changes are refreshed to your file do a "save a copy as" a regular .vwx file. Then go through the process of making a project file again. The reason I do this is because VW is keeping a log of all the changes and this can get quite long. So I have found that starting with a fresh file at least once a week speeds things up. In our office I end every Friday once the other users are done for the day going through these steps. That way Monday morning starts with fresh project file. (I also sequentially number these project files, besides our server backups I can go back to files in one week increments which comes in Handy when people change their minds and you need to retrieve something you did several weeks back.) Overall project sharing although sometimes glitchy has been positive for us. Good Luck
  23. I usually draw my walls, then my roof, then use the AEC fit walls to objects command. That will fit the walls to the underside of the roof object. Next I select the walls and in the OIP I add a top offset to the components that I want to raise up to the roof sheathing. One of the things I like about the last few releases of VW is the ability to adjust the wall component offsets of individual walls, even if they are a styled wall.
  24. I've had this happen as well. I dragged the door out of the wall and back in again and it corrected itself.
  25. I just finished doing a room finish schedule. I found an easy way for me was to attach a record to the Room Name Tag. That way I could control what fields I wanted and how to name them. The best part it also works as a two way schedule, so I can enter from the Object Info pallet or from the worksheet. Also I noticed that I can use the eyedropper tool to paste record information from one room tag to another, some if rooms have the same finishes I don't have to input the information again.


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