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JoarL

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  1. Is the drawing 2D? There is a "display 2D objects" (or something like that) checkbox in the create layer link dialog, if this isn?t marked only 3D objects will appear. JoarL
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    G4 450 Artlantis renderer problems

    Same problem here. Artlantis versions before 3.5 is incompatible with MacOS 9. In addition you will need the 3.5.1 upgrade patch. You can get it here: http://www.artlantis.com JoarL
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    print area changes to other

    Yes I have seen the same thing. Seems to happen when I switch back and forth beween printers, even if I have the right printer selected when I open the document i want to print. I have made it a habit to check the print area every time I print. JoarL
  4. One of the more annoying features of VW is that view changes such as zoom, pan, rendering etc. are included in the undo list. It would be great with a set of options for what commands should be undoable. JoarL
  5. To see what you are undoing the easiest would be to just zoom out with fit to page or fit to all objects.
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    Reshape 2D Polygon Tool

    Another great feature would be if you could use the polygon lasso to delete multiple vertexes inside the lasso/square.
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    cut, copy, paste, paste in place

    Fred: VW7 placed a pasted object in the centre of the screen. VW8 puts a pasted object on the location of your last mouse click, IMO it?s just lame. I also agree completely with MikeB on the problems with the position of the origin, coordinates would be a better reference than the paper. [This message has been edited by JoarL (edited 08-16-2000).]
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    text rotation during printing

    Maybe not the same thing but I?ve had problems with printing rotated text blocks containing multiple lines on various printers. This might be a printer driver issue but most likely VW is a bit buggy in its text handling. [This message has been edited by JoarL (edited 06-26-2000).]
  9. Easy! Firts of all: Unless you want objects to be transparent you should make sure everything is filled (attribute palette). From any 3D view select the "convert to lines" menu command (or whatever it?s called in english). The hidden line rendering option in the dialogue box will produce a 2D drawing without overlapping lines. You might have to do some manual cleaning of the drawing afterwards. Please note that unless you use the command on linked layers, your 3D work will be destroyed. Hold option key down while selecting the "convert..." command to produce a 2D copy of your 3D view. JoarL
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    Paste in center of screen

    So this is how it?s supposed to work now, I assumed it was a bug! Paste in center of screen seems to be the most useful to me. This would mean that the pasted object appears wherever you are zoomed in without the unneccesary extra click. JoarL
  11. Woldn?t it be nice if bitmap rasters and hatches could be transparent, without the bacground fill colour. With hatches this is of course possible with the menu command but this means more work if you have edit stuff. When a drawing starts to get complex it is often easy to overlook hatches or rasters that cover up other objects in the drawing, optional transparent background would solve this problem. JoarL
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    Polygons & changing vertices

    Are you people using the polyline tool? I use the polygon tool (note the different name) for drawing sharp corners and this has never happened to me.
  13. Hello I see users actually getting responses on their wish lists so I thought I might add some myself. I am currently using VW 8.0.1 (Mac) so I don?t know if any of my suggestions are already implemented in VW 8.5. When is VW 8.5 coming out in Norway anyway? Lets get on with the list: VW should support shift/ctrl/opt/cmnd modifier keys for all shortcuts, not just the option modifier for some shortcuts as it is today. I have simply run out of free keys on my keyboard and this would also allow more logical grouping of shortcuts. All keys should of course be user defineable. The layout grid should extend infinately. The sheet of paper is just not a good reference! Multiple saveable print sizes or paper sheets with individual placement would be another nice feature. Some sort of "clipping path" or masking for linked layers and bitmaps would make it easier to print just a part of a drawing or put together drawings with multiple scales, without using white fill to cover up overlapping parts of the drawing. This should cover what I think are major issues with VW, lets hope someone listens. JoarL
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    Another wish list!

    Hello I see users actually getting responses on their wish lists so I thought I might add some myself. I am currently using VW 8.0.1 (Mac) so I don?t know if any of my suggestions are already implemented in VW 8.5. When is VW 8.5 coming out in Norway anyway? Lets get on with the list: VW should support shift/ctrl/opt/cmnd modifier keys for all shortcuts, not just the option modifier for some shortcuts as it is today. I have simply run out of free keys on my keyboard and this would also allow more logical grouping of shortcuts. All keys should of course be user defineable. The layout grid should extend infinately. The sheet of paper is just not a good reference! Multiple saveable print sizes or paper sheets with individual placement would be another nice feature. Some sort of "clipping path" or masking for linked layers and bitmaps would make it easier to print just a part of a drawing or put together drawings with multiple scales, without using white fill to cover up overlapping parts of the drawing. This should cover what I think are major issues with VW, lets hope someone listens. JoarL
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    Another wish list!

    I just came to think of some additional minor improvements: Make it an option to remove zoom and view changes from the undo list so that only real changes to whatever you are working on is undone. Make it possible to have transparent (no fill) haches without using the "bucket" tool. Some way to move the starting point for hatches, one object at a time, would also be nice. JoarL
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    Another wish list!

    I just came to think of some additional minor improvements: Make it an option to remove zoom and view changes from the undo list so that only real changes to whatever you are working on is undone. Make it possible to have transparent (no fill) haches without using the "bucket" tool. Some way to move the starting point for hatches, one object at a time, would also be nice. JoarL
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    Another wish list!

    Maybe I should clarify things a little. You don?t have to supply users with a complete set with hundreds of shortcuts, It?s the customization I am interested in, preferably with combinations of modifier keys. Basically an "infinite" grid is just a question of having visual guidance that fills the screen, like it is common with other CAD applications. In general I think you should make clearer distinctions between "screenspace", "modelspace" and "paperspace". Some examles: -The placement of the 2D component in extrudes is not updated when you move the extrude or the paper. -The position of objects in DXF import and export is more affected by the location of the paper than the actual coordinates. -If you move the paper while you are in isometric view the z-coordinate will be altered, quite illogical if you ask me. As a result of this it is practically impossible to move the paper around after you have started your work. Your 2D drawing or 3D model should not be affected of something like paper size and position, which only is interesting when you want to print something. Joar.L
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    Another wish list!

    Maybe I should clarify things a little. You don?t have to supply users with a complete set with hundreds of shortcuts, It?s the customization I am interested in, preferably with combinations of modifier keys. Basically an "infinite" grid is just a question of having visual guidance that fills the screen, like it is common with other CAD applications. In general I think you should make clearer distinctions between "screenspace", "modelspace" and "paperspace". Some examles: -The placement of the 2D component in extrudes is not updated when you move the extrude or the paper. -The position of objects in DXF import and export is more affected by the location of the paper than the actual coordinates. -If you move the paper while you are in isometric view the z-coordinate will be altered, quite illogical if you ask me. As a result of this it is practically impossible to move the paper around after you have started your work. Your 2D drawing or 3D model should not be affected of something like paper size and position, which only is interesting when you want to print something. Joar.L

 

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