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  1. Hello Jonathan Yes I'm using hebrew with VW, and I do it using the standart Windows Hebrew fonts. Just switching to Hebrew, using the Windows language bar, and typing, using the VW type tool. As explained before import and export are much more difficult.
  2. Hello Thomas and others I'll be the last one to stop VW from going into Unicode, but I suspect that the problem you are describing is not necessarily Unicode related. I'm using VW in Israel and using, of course, a lot of Hebrew. Since Hebrew is a "complex" language for computers apps, some apps doesn't support it through the operating system mechanism, and prefer to create a special "in-application" support for the Hebrew text. Autocad supports Hebrew with several 3rd party lisps that uses text bye their own rules, and makes importing text, to other apps like VW, a nightmare. I think you should check if Greek text is not being handled by Autocad in the same lousy way. If it does, I think the best way to solve that issue is to create a script that switch characters tables, and convert the text between the 2 platforms. And something to finish with: don?t get me wrong ? I think NNA SHOULD support Unicode! And even before implementing this, they should expand the capability of the existing DWG/DXF import and export commands, so they can let the user create "switch characters tables". If I remember correctly such tools are part of the OpenDWG libraries that VW uses as a translation engine, it is just not implemented in VW
  3. Hello Larry The preference options I'm talking about are relevant to all the range of the DesignJet plotters. I'm using those over windows, and maybe over the Mac side drivers act differently. Anyway I think that checking this subject with HP could be more helpfull - the answear should be at the driver side of the formula
  4. If I understand your problem and if you are using HP machine try this: Open print dialogue box, go to "properties" button, select the "options" tab, and select the "manual color" or "color as grayscale" buttons. Then click the "color control" button and in the "halftoning" pop-up menu select "cluster". HP help files for the print drivers say that: "Cluster halftoning places dots of ink in clusters to produce complex graphics and documents that are to be photocopied." If you are using a printer from another brand try searching for a similar option, in the driver's preference options
  5. As the starte of this historic topic, I folows Katie suggestion - update. This problem WAS solved, and I didn't suffer from those symptoms for a long time. Good luck [ 01-05-2005, 07:28 AM: Message edited by: Yovav ]
  6. Hello Dan THX for adding that to the wish list itmes.
  7. Hello Dan Yes this is what I was looking for, thanks. But let me ask two more question: 1.If I got in the document 4 different stipples, and I follow your steps, how do I choose the correct stipple to apply to the new stipple object? 2.If I got a stipple object that is "filled" with "stipple #1", can I change the "fill" to, lets say, "stipple #3"? THX
  8. The option to save a stipple is a good one. Theoretically. After designing the stipple, and saving it, using it again is a real time consumer. Dragging the stipple to the document from the resources pallet creates a 4 handles "polygon". Changing it to, let's say, 17 handles polygon takes a lot of time and it defiantly non-intuitive method. If the stipple is a complex one, it takes also a lot of calculation time between each operation. Wouldn't it be much better to create a new polygon and then drop the saved stipple, from the resources pallet on to the polygon? Yes it would ;-)
  9. BAZ and Jan, THX for your help. NNA, I think that Xref cordination should be added to the wish-list list. THX
  10. Hello Jan THX for the "Bind" Tip I'll try it. As for your second suggestion ? this is the procedure I'm using now. The problem is that the consultant plan is just an extra "class" containing just the lights and the electric circuits, and there is no reference object, which let me, superposition the imported group into my plan. In general, since Xref is so popular among Autocad users, I think that VW import engine should have some features that can support that system.
  11. Hello Petri Of course I don't need to import my data back. Let me try to be clearer: I send the light designer the plans I draw. He draws the light plans on Autocad using my plan as Xref. Now I need to position his data back into my drawing, in the correct place. Since he used the Xref technology to coordinate between his data and my plans, and VW don't support it, I need a way to coordinate the new light data to my plans. Hope now my question is clearer :-) As for your scale suggestion ? already did it, but both layers won't fit. THX
  12. Hello all I'm trying to import 2 Autocad files (DWG, 2000). One of them is consultant drawing and the other is an Xref, based on my drawing (VW) that was sent to him. After importing, I see one layer with the plan, another one with the Xref, but I can't find a way to sync between them, or to get them to show together with "layer options" (each of them is different scale and screen position). My final goal is to plant the consultant plan in my file (in another class), in the correct place. How should I do it? (I'm using VW 11.0.1 on XP sys) THX [ 11-28-2004, 03:34 AM: Message edited by: Yovav ]
  13. alanmac, I'll try it, THX. Katie, Yes I'm using Hebrew fonts.
  14. try this: http://www.architosh.com/news/2004-11/2004c-1101_vwbyproject.phtml
  15. Hello all I'm printing to a new service bureau that uses HP 750C+. Printing in color is fine but when trying to print in "color as grayscale" fonts are going mad (the text size, positioning and spacing is increasing dramatically), lines are missing, and hatches are looking totally different from the screen results. I'm using VW 11.0.1, on Win XP pro and the latest drivers from HP. Any suggestions?
  16. Hello Martijn In the image export dialog box set the print size to the desired print dimensions (in real world dimensions ? inches, centimeters) and set the resolution to, 300 DPI. Then save the image. For perfect results, save the image in non-compressed format, like TIFF.
  17. Shift + CTRL + cursor keys, will do the same trick but will constrain the object to the snap grid, and keep your drawing accurate.
  18. Yovav

    3D Text

    Hello csousawy Select the text. In "Text" menu select "Convert TrueType to poliline". Ungroup the created group. Select the ungrouped objects and extrude them. You got your text in 3D.
  19. Kevin, Dave - thanks for the fast and helpful replay. It is a good idea to add the mentioned preference option to next release.
  20. At the screen shot below, created by RenderWorks, you can see the pink dots of the working plane. Usually I capture screen picture instead of exporting the image, which force a second render and wastes time. The problem with this technique is that the pink dots are captured as well. Is there a way, or preference setting, to eliminate the pink dots, with out moving the working plane zillion kilometers away from the 3D model?
  21. Hello Larry 2 software that will make it happen are "splot 4.1" and "CtrlView 2.90". Both are viewing/converting tools. You can import the .plt file into one of them, view it on the screen, and then convert and save it to DXF. The DXF file can be imported easily to VW. The only disadvantage of the processes is huge amount of lines (objects), because .plt is a very "low level" file format that supports basic geometry. The CtrlView 2.90 is a bit more modern, and the splot looks like a product that is not developed anymore. Yet, the splot can show raster .plt files much better. You can get CtrlView 2.90 at www.ctrlview.com . I don't have the link to "Splot" but I'm sure you can get it through "Google".
  22. I would like to have a "noise" function. I'll try to explain what I'm talking about. If I have a curved surface that represents an amorphous form and I would like to mess it up, not step by step, but generally in one click. It would be nice to add some random placed vertices, in random heights (relative to the surface). Of course we need few sliders that control the parameters of the "noise generator". I think it should work like the stipple dialogue box works. Such "noise" generator would be very useful. For example, we can create a surface that represents land in a 3d model. We can sketch quickly the base surface, and then add the noise that will gives it the "real life" fill. Or another one: we can quickly create a 3d object that represent the treetop, use the "noise generator" to change it into something more complex, apply transparent leaves texture, and we have a great tree. Yovav
  23. Another nice improvement to the old hatch command would be "stipple import". The new Stipple tool is powerful, easy and fast. It would be great if we can create a stipple and then use it as a hatch. Yovav
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