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  1. I should re-phrase this. Some textures do this already, but many don't.
  2. Surface Hatches is a time sink. I would like them to be baked in to both a Hatch & a Texture.
  3. @Pat Stanford Thanks Pat. That's not the issue. I have found that if one has more than one stair tool in a project one has to restart several times & the additional stairs often have a Z that's 100km away. So maybe 2022 or '23 for a stair tool that works? @Art V Yeah, this has been a request since about 1999
  4. Looking forward to using 2021 - after the first SP (I'm even going to try & get over the cartoon icons). Have not really seen if there have been any improvements to the many BMW's (B____ Moan & Whine) at the top of my list is the stair "tool". - Kicking myself for using it in a hurry rather than creating a model & the stair created just goes away. But not gone gone, just in most viewports, & not in others. I know, don't ever use it but sometimes I think "oh just this once". In future I'm going to put a Toonie in a jar every time I think that thought & just make a model.
  5. Thanks @Pat Stanford that's what I was thinking was the case. I'll add this to a Wish List
  6. Sorry, this is a bit confusing due to some terms being similar to others. What I am experiencing is that once a Viewport has it's Layer & Class Visibility set it seems that this Viewport is forever "stuck" with the choice of how the Layers & Classes are "SHOWN" ie Show/Snap etc. There is an option to change this on the fly, but from my experience, one may not change this setting for a Viewport without making a new Viewport. When establishing a Viewport Layer Visibilities this choice locks the Visibility, it can be changed, when one navigates to the Design Layer, but that change is only temporary Regardless of a Design Layer's visibility in the Nav Palette, the Viewport's visibility is Locked.
  7. @Andy Broomell When I establish a Viewport, I have SHOW SNAP OTHERS for my Design Layer View as the default. So I go into a Viewport and I want to be able to adjust stuff in other Design Layers so WITHIN the Design Layer I change the Design Layer View to SHOW SNAP MODIFY OTHERS. Now I have made several Viewports with this (mistakenly) as my Design Layer View & I want to change these Viewports to the default SHOW SNAP OTHERS. It sounds like I am stuck with this unless I rebuild all of these Viewports. So a couple of hours work to correct a minor mistake, or leave it, & hope for the best. If this is the case I'll add this as a Wish List Item.
  8. @Andy Broomell I totally understand that a Viewport's visibility is set when it's established, & that one may edit the Design Layers & Class visibilities; however the choice of a Layer's "Active Only" or "Grey Others" or "Show Snap Modify Others" does not seem to be a something that may be edited. The exception to this is when one navigates to a Design Layer then these choices may be made, but a change to these kinds of Layer Visibilities is only temporary. It seems reasonable that there should be a place to alter this either universally or on an individual basis. Unless I'm missing something.
  9. I should know how to do this, but I don't see it in help nor here. How dose one make SHOW SNAP (or Grey etc) the default for Layers of a Sheet's Viewports?
  10. All these resources are great, but nothing beats being able to flip thorough a book. Yes you can move ahead & back with digital, but it's far less efficient than something made with an-a-log.
  11. So I wonder if this this a British vs American Empire thing. As you're in NZ & I'm in the Great White North & I suspect we share legacy "standards" from ol' Blighty more than I share some "standards" with my brother south of the 49th does with me.
  12. That may be the root of the issue, the Ontario Building Code includes the entire surface of the Tread, from nosing to the 25mm under the nosing overhang of the next stair above. As I say, I don't use this tool for 99% of projects and if I do in future I hope to remember this. What you in the USA refer to as the tread depth is referred to in my old text book is referred to as the "Going"
  13. I see that I have the American English Dictionary in the Dictionary folder in the Plug-ins folder & a British English (redundant much?) in the Additional folder. So if I swap these two I assume that I'll loose any other changes I have made to my existing dictionary. Does this mean that I can take my amended American Dictionary & make a copy & move it to 2021when that's a thing?
  14. I know better, I almost ALWAYS model a stair but dopey ol' me thought it was a simple little project I'll just use it just this once. Having said that, I was wondering why a stair didn't fit & I found something I never knew, the stair tool seems to create a stair with the stair not including the kick under the nosing. So a Tread one is anticipating being 260 [10 1/4"] is actually 285 [11 1/4"]. So if the boffins at VW ever gets around to giving us a REAL stair tool that actually WORKS, perhaps they could use a copy of my Drafting Text Book from 1983 (copyright 1967)


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