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  1. thanks for the response pat. to explain the scenario a bit better. due to covid, I currently have my own machine at home with my own vectorworks licence, and in addition we temporarily have a couple of machines in the office that anyone can use (but its multiple users that are using the same vwx licence as its only ever in use by one person at a time). I am on the hot desk machine right now so cant answer those questions for my home machine, will check it out later this evening. so hot desk machine - 1. on the latest service pack 2. user folder is stored /Users/*company name*/Library/Application Support/Vectorworks/2021 (but it is happening on my machine that only i am using, so it is not possible that other people can overwrite it) 3. will try 4. Will try 5. will try thanks for the suggestions - will report back but it may take some time for a true relfection as it doesnt forget my settings reliably everytime i restart, but it is very common so will let you know
  2. hello all as per the title really. since using vwx 2021 i find that everytime i open vwx at the start of each day i have to manually set all my choice of navigation palettes i.e classes, layers, references etc sometimes just the order of the tabs is wrong, but most of the time they all turn off so i have to turn them all back on . quite frustrating. is happening on various machines i use on different licences (hot desking) so this might suggest its not specific to my MAC anyone else experienced it? not a big job but quite annoying to do all the time ta
  3. ah boss! great idea re the nudging. glad i started this thread
  4. i religiously use the shift key yeah but i never use the snap grid. i found it really annoying so always turn it off but i never thought to customise it , thats a great tip. i've just set up a whole project and i'd be willing to bet i've drawn it at something like 0.03 off the grid!
  5. hi all. ive been using vectorworks for a few years now. one thing i never seem to get right however is the precision of drawing. I generally find that whatever level of precision im working to will display ok and appear correct dimensionally, but if i set it the precision to another decimal point i find out what i thought was straight isnt actually bang on. for example if i was drawing at 1mm precision, and later set it to 0.0mm i would find lots of odd numbers 0.3, 0.7 etc. I havent entered these manually and am pretty vigorous at moving by selecting the snap points of objects so i never know how these odd dims find my way into my drawings. especially when i am working on straight buildings over a grid which has been drawn by offsetting straight lines. I thought i had solved this by working at 0.1mm decimal precision, but then setting it to 0.00 shows up similar errors. Whilst in the real world this has no consequence (as they are so small you'd never notice) it does bother me that the drawing never feels quite bang on. especially when i am mirroring and duplicating something along a length, these small errors can add up. for now i feel that i have to draw, measure, move, measure etc and it gets quite tiresome. I know its not just me, as when i look at other peoples files its quite common does anyone else experience this? I have never had it in other cad programs so wonder if its something i'm doing, or something thats easier to do in vectorworks for some reason. what would be good is if you are working to a 0.0 precision, it wouldnt physically let you put something at 0.02 for example
  6. ah nice! i knew there was a reason i rant on here! i suspected it could have been related to an upgrade. its too useful to get rid of! thanks
  7. hi all has anyone noticed that in vwx 2021 the grouping and pasting of a viewport into another document no longer works? i used this ALL THE TIME! any suggestions for a work around?
  8. yeah this is one of those instances where I really wish you could change the order of the tools rather than the key shortcut. OR if they introduced something new, they stick it at the end so it doesnt mess up ingrained muscle memory !
  9. hi all i regularly use 'shift' + 'm' to select the move by points tool . once this is activated i then pressed 'o' as the shortcut to enter the number of objects to be duplicated. in vectorworks 2021 pressing 'o' now selects the new 'selection retention mode' very annoying as i work between 202+ 2021 depending on what project im on. is it possible to switch these keys back without changing the p and o round for all other settings? driving me mad ta
  10. thanks bruce i think this clears it up. ill amend my drawings and see if i have success
  11. after confirming that the DLVP's position is determined by - origin in source file + object positions - origin in reference file i need a strategy (other than dragging the DLVP) to make it return to its correct location. is there a way to tell the DLVP to return to its original position, or resetting the dlvp without re-creating it? If it is glitching or has somehow been moved unknowingly it would give me a method to implement to correct it thanks
  12. hi bruce thanks for taking the time to respond in such a detail manner. a lot of what you have said made sense to me, and i suppose has also made me realise that i could have stated somethings in my original post better. the DLVP is moving in the reference file when i update the reference, but the origin of both files is staying the same, and im not physically moving the DLVP around in space the design layer of the reference file or the source file. The point you make (highlighted bold above) is how i understood DLVPS to work and that is how i set up my file so it was originally 'correct' and this is what i have formed the basis of my drawing around - when it then moves it becomes problematic. strangely, sometimes it is located correctly when i open the file, and other times its not in the correct location but im not moving it in either instance. does this sound like a glitch?
  13. bump. if ive encountered an issue that nobody else has come across before, can anyone please suggest my next port of call? thanks
  14. bump. can i clarify any more? anyone else had this issue? sorry to be persistent. its really troublesome at present and i dont know how to correct. thanks again
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