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  1. Jim Smith

    Rotated Symbol Replacement

    Here's the situation: - 73 Symbols of 610x1220 lamps on RCP - All are created with a centre point creation & drawn 610x1220 - Some are drawn at 90º to the original - 52 need to be changed to a different symbol, (same size) some are rotated 90º, approx half of each So yeah, creating a new symbol may save a minute or two, but I'd rather have the ability to import the original symbol at 90º
  2. I note that VW2019 doesn't "remember" where to open a file when using two Monitors. In 2018 VW did remember where to open the file. May we have this ability back please?
  3. Jim Smith

    VW 2019 after one week

    I note that VW2019 doesn't "remember" where to open a file when using two Monitors. In 2018 VW did remember where to open the file.
  4. Jim Smith

    Rotated Symbol Replacement

    Thanks, Benson. In many cases I don't know what the "correct" rotation of a symbol is so it would be a bit of trial & error.
  5. Jim Smith

    Rotated Symbol Replacement

    If VW does do this , it must be a setting I've not seen. I just replaced 50 or so 610x1240 light fixtures but they are shown on the drawing as 1240x610 (ie rotated 90º). When replaced the symbols are replaced the way the symbol is originally drawn. So the replaced symbols have the correct centre but not the correct rotation. If one rotates all 90º then the symbols are no longer in the correct location. So I group them, and within the group rotate each symbol 90º then ungroup.
  6. I was impressed with being able to Browse a VW 2018 file without having to open it as a 2019 file. Funny thing is, in looking for a symbol a few minutes later ALL my symbols were no longer available. A restart fixed the problem but I'll keep an eye out for this again.
  7. From time to time I need to change a number of symbols, & some may have been rotated. Then one must select every rotated symbol individually & rotate. It would be a real boon if one could choose to replace the symbol "As Rotated" & save a lot of time. Additionally being able to change a symbol with the Eye dropper tool would also make a big contribution to efficiency.
  8. Jim Smith

    Anyone notice buggyness with the space bar (Pan tool)

    I noted this at first but a restart seemed to fix it.
  9. Funny coincidence; Ijust had to edit a drawing with these kinds of existing walls & this way of working not only saved time at the time of drawing but now it saved a ton of time as some of the wall bump outs don't go all the way to the U/S of the roof deck. I had to show two new section details for a revised structure & using this allowed me not to have to worry about where connections were and how high walls are & where they end.
  10. We face this from time to time in reno work. Not sure if this is the best way to do it or not but I do this on the fly as an existing walls only have one component 99% of the time: -1) Draw existing walls using a Wall Type, in this example representing a 200 (8") thick CMU wall. It has one component Dark Grey Solid Fill with lines of the same colour -2) Convert the walls that need to be edited to an Un-styled Wall -3) Locate where walls have hidden or furred out columns, additional masonry, plaster, GWB etc & use the Split tool so the wall is broken into different pieces based on the new thickness -4) Select Components for each wall to change & alter each one based on the thickness of the wall that projects into my space -5) Use the Eyedropper to change walls that have the same thickness I also generally Lock existing walls as well as walls once they are in the correct place. Can be a bit of a pain if there is a door or window that straddles two wall thicknesses but that's not happened very often to worry about.
  11. Jim Smith

    VW 2019 after one week

    I just tried this: Changed my Workspace to Architect from my custom Workspace. Restarted Programme. Notification Still hangs up the programme.
  12. Jim Smith

    VW 2019 after one week

    Thanks. This happens on both a brand new blank file as well as a batch converted file.
  13. Can the link to Service Packs be added to the Download area of in the Service Select? Only seems logical.
  14. Jim Smith

    VW 2019 after one week

    SP-1 Installed - Selecting Notification Icon still causes VW to crash. I did notice there was a notification yesterday; was that about SP-1?


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