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  1. Hi @Jonathan Pickup , The issue is in the past we could use a series of Keyboard Commands to choose where my replacement walls align to. Now one must use the mouse to select the replacement's position, just slows me down and every time I use the replace wall I get PO'd because we used to be able to use the keyboard to accomplish this task & now we don't. A little annoyance I know, but how hard can it be to re-introduce something that was there since the dark ages? Plus as I've illustrated, the keyboard command works for Align / Distribute and lots of other tools & commands allow for keyboard shortcuts why not wall replacement?
  2. Would also be GREAT to be able to copy an area from the OIP
  3. This is an old request that I can't find on the BB that I want to re-request and as I've not yet updated to VW2020 it may be a moot request. In past interactions of VW prior to VW2014 (?) one could align replacement walls by using the keyboard to choose where one wanted the replacement wall to align, right, left, centre etc. and this function has never been added back. For those who didn't use it, it was similar to what happens when one uses the Align command. Here's what I mean: Align command allows one to us a keystroke to choose alignments of object chosen: Unless I'm missing a setting, no amount of moving my facial features allow me to do the same thing with replacing walls I have to move the mouse to the dialogue box and choose my selections with mouse clicks:
  4. Haven't update to VW2020 yet but in VW2019 I'd say yes & no. I still get some glitches such as: -when a wall that's joined at 90º to another is moved, the plan may look OK but a wall heal reveals the old join is still there on the stationary wall - using the Join command doesn't always join components or leaves a line in a join at 90º - some components just don't join properly and so in some cases walls have to be deleted & redrawn or a wall has to be grouped first as a work-a-round so the wall looks correct Overall, walls in 2019 were very buggy, but that seems to have been fixed in the later SPs Now if we can only have the Quick Key back that was removed in 2014(?) that allowed one to use a key command to align replacement walls rather than having to use the mouse I'd be much happier.
  5. @ericjhberg While I didn't do a deep dive on the topic, a quick look see on the interweb has many links to "Clipboard" issues. Like you I'd like to know the basis for this. Heck, I'd like to know why electrons, that are constantly in motion are able to "store" stuff in the first place.
  6. @Vectorworks Novice Welcome to the forum! When I used ACAD as my go to software (back when Adam Ant was new & cool), I was always bumping into "rules" as it seems there was only one correct way to do something. In most situations VW allows for multiple ways to approach an end result. As has been pointed out by other (smarter) users above there are some real advantages to using VW. I'd encourage you to kick some of these things out. My work flow could be called BIM-ish in about 80% of our projects but even then I will sometimes revert to 2D (especially for some quick details). As a further example: despite many examples, explanations, training & arguments one of our principals continues to do everything in 2D. With Lines. Without almost any polygons. Without Hatches. 🙄 As his projects are not part of most other's workflow. No harm no foul, but the reason I use his example is (as frustrating as it is for me to think about) he gets a product to a client & the client is happy and the projects get completed. I might suggest that you work as you feel comfortable, but that you also scratch around the programme to see how much more you can achieve in a more timely manner using the 3D potential of the programme.
  7. I know it's a matter of taste, but I'd not choose a "Dark Mode" as I spent too many years in front of a black CRT with a glowing green drawing hammering out commands until I discovered MiniCad. Yes, I am THAT old.
  8. @Sebastiaan I was told years ago that using the clip board between one file & another may introduce minor errors that can lead to file corruptions. The analogy I was given was that using the clip board between files is like a "photo copy of a photo copy". So as an abundance of caution I use either Reference information from another file, or import a symbol as these techniques are designed specifically to import info from one file to another.
  9. I've not installed VW 2020 yet & may get around to it later this month. I am curious if the Dark mode is the only choice or may one keep the it light?
  10. I'm always nervous about Copy/Paste from the clipboard from one document to another. If I want to copy information from one file to another I always make the info I want copied into a symbol, then import the symbol to the new document & then change the symbol to a group & ungroup & delete the symbol.
  11. Back in the pencil & velum days I used an "A-A" convention for sections. Nowadays we just treat a section like any other detail. For example: 1-303, 2-303 etc. and show a section cut line. I know it adds another line on a document but I take your point about user choice.
  12. I may not understand your request properly. I change walls all the time & I'm able to select what side the replacement wall is based on the selected wall.


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