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  1. did you make any progress with this? very annoying isnt it
  2. interesting, yes im with you now. That seems to do the trick. thanks a lot, this forum is great yup hard to know if its intentional or a bug. perhaps it is deliberate to give you the choice ?
  3. hi andy , appreciate for the reply. im not quite sure that answers it though. If I apply the filter in the dropdown layers menu at the top, i can scroll through the layers by pressing up and down, but it doesnt change whats on the screen, like I can by pressing command+dwn arrow. does this make sense? i like the command+arrow specifically because the you can instantly see the changes on each layer regards
  4. hello , me again - feel like i have a question every week at the moment. I have a question regarding layer filters. I am just getting into them, and quite honestly they seem awesome. My one gripe is that i like to often set my layers visability to 'active only' and then scroll down through the layers to see each layer at a time. I scroll using command+dwn arrow. (not sure of the command on windows) When i scroll down like this without a filter, it goes down onto the next layer. I assumed the same would happen when a filter is applied however it selects the layers which have been filtered out still. Is there anyway to turn off this so command+dwn arrow only scrolls through visible layers? thanks
  5. three years of using it and just stumbled across this
  6. worked great! thanks so much, really helpful !
  7. ok great thanks, looks like what i need will have a go and report back cheers
  8. ah ive realised my query is a little different. I want to convert several symbols contained within a group into basic objects. Because the symbols are in a group (not a larger symbol) it is quite time consuming to select them all individually converty them one by one, so i wanted something that would do all symbols in a file into basic elements. perhaps the best work around is to turn my all encompassing group into a symbol momentarily, and then use the command you refered to above. That wouldnt be too time consuming
  9. hey raymond thanks for the long detailed reply very helpul. One of the reasons i was looking at that script was that on some symbols, when i use the convert-convert to group command, it wasnt giving the dialogue box with the convert all sub-objects. Im not too sure why that is happening only for some symbols. any clues?
  10. hello, this is an old topic but its exactly what i need. I cant seem to get it to work though. Any reason why it wouldnt work on vectorworks 2020? (probably several reasons..) i used to use scripts in autocad but never tried them in vectorworks. it could well be user error. I click run and nothing seems to happen though . any thoughts? ta
  11. Thanks yes very helpful. Yours workflow sounds similar to ours. We typically continuously improve our 'standard' typology. Therefore if we have a project still on site, and one on the drawing board, it is import to us that although we revise the details on the drawing board (learning from job on site) we do not over ride the symbols project that is being built. Although these are technically a superseded in the grand scheme of things, they are still relevant to that particular job, if that makes sense. I think the ambiguity may have arisen from my terminology. When i said 'reference' a symbol, a meant as a file reference to the symbol library file. Perhaps there is a different way of referencing or importing a symbol through the resource manger that I need to look into
  12. Hi Boh, thanks for your detailed response - very helpful. I understand the conundrum with working stage drawings and referencing symbols, as you want to keep previous iterations of issued drawings as a log of design revisions. When you move away from referencing at this stage how do you replace the symbols typically? do you have to replace them all manually? interested on the class system too, we are also split almost 50.50 using traditional references and design layer viewports in the office. It seems like the class system will be crucial to manage DLVPs as you dont otherwise have a great degree of control of what you are showing when you get to the sheet layer. which do you use?
  13. Hi all, We are looking to revolutionise how my practice currently manages our symbols and i am trying to ascertain the 'best practice' way of organising our files. We have largely taught ourselves vwx, and i think we do a lot of things haphazardly in house. i've found this forum very helpful and I'd like to hear how other practices organise larger projects with multiple repeat components to get the ball rolling We do a lot of repeat work, i.e we will repeat a building shell several times in different locations. Because of this many of the typical details remain the same (e.g wall build ups, slab details, roof details etc) however internal elements such as kitchens and bathrooms may vary depending on location, client wishes etc What we would like to build is a symbol library that allows a team to always select from a list of up to date symbols for various building conditions/details. This list would ideally be managed by one person, who makes a revision in the master file, and then all instances of the detail that require the latest info can be selected and replaced. I am assuming the resource manager is the way to do this, however i have several queries on how to best facilitate this : - should you have a separate file with all your symbols drawn in (i.e floating in space) and then import them into the relevant drawing files as needed? - if the master file has been updated, can you replace all instances of the symbol at once, across several drawings? (like a reference) until now, we had all of symbols drawn in a symbol file, and then referenced that file into our site plan file, elevation file, section file etc. Updating the symbol reference then updated all instances of the symbol in the file. Whilst this in theory did work, it doesnt feel like the smart way of doing things, and i feel like our files often got enormously complicated. I also suspect it regularly messed up our user origin, which was a real pain to keep adjusting. look forward to your thoughts

 

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