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  1. Hi, Every time I add a drawing label I have to change the font size from the default. Also change the bubble size. Is there any way of customizing these defaults to my preferred sizes? Thanks! RLB in Brooklyn
  2. Pat, Thanks! My OIP was not open! I'm embarrassed by overlooking stuff; it comes from not working with the program that often. I really appreciate your help. RLB in Brooklyn
  3. Hi, All of a sudden my VW 2019 cannot edit the drafting symbols I've put in place, things like break lines, drawing labels, reference markers, etc. I can CREATE them, but when I double-click on them to bring up their appropriate dialog box nothing happens except a dull 'thunk' sound. This is a new situation so I must have inadvertently changed something. Any ideas about what needs to be done to bring back the editing capability? I've tried re-starting both the computer and VW to no avail. Thanks for any help! RB in Brooklyn
  4. Hi, Thanks !!!! I went back to the Layer Options and 'Show/Snap Others' was selected. But CLASS OPTIONS was set on 'Gray/Snap Others' for some reason. I appreciate being pointed to the solution. Stay safe.
  5. After not opening my VW files for about four weeks, I find my drawings grayed out and lines, shapes, etc., unable to be activated by clicking or Select>All. I've checked the Navigation menu and the dark 'eye' in the left column is selected, as well as the chosen layer file checked and highlighted. Drawings from a month ago are OK. Where can I start looking for the culprit? A setting? VW 2019 on an iMac (Catalina) Thanks !!!
  6. Just today the Viewports I create from Design Layers do not appear on my Sheet Layer. Instead I see a small square with an orange border and an 'X' in it. Viewports I made earlier appear fine. Any ideas of what went wrong? Thanks in advance! RLB in Brooklyn
  7. Hi, I'm new to using Design Layer Viewports on other design layers, in order to have underlying graphics for a new design layer. Example: An underlying Floor Plan in order to make a Refelected Ceiling Plan. I created a DL Viewport of the Floor Plan on the DL of the Reflected Ceiling Plan. But the DL of the Floor Plan won't update on the RCP. I'm used to the viewports automatically updating when I use them on Sheet Layers. Any idea what I'm not doing or doing wrong? Can you point me to clarifying instructions or videos? Many thanks. The VW community is terrific.
  8. Among all the resources and tools on VW Architect I can't find one that has the standard lighting, switches, etc, symbols for reflected ceiling plans. Are there tools that will help draw the symbols and the lines (usually dashed) that connect them to switches? Outlets? I need this resource for residential projects, not theater and specialized lighting. Many thanks in advance for any help and directions to residential lighting on VW. Stay safe!
  9. I'm working on some architectural working drawings and have encountered an anomaly. I can create Drawing Labels and Reference Markers but cannot edit them later. I'm used to double clicking on them and have the appropriate dialog box come up to change wording, sizes, numbers, etc. Now I just get a clunking sound and a message in the lower right of my pane that says "the selected object has no edit behavior." This in white letters on a red background. How to remedy and change the text, detail numbers, etc, in my drawings. Right now all I can do is make a completely new marker. Thanks in advance! RLB in Brooklyn
  10. Hi, I'm in the process of setting up a set of contract documents (working drawings) for a series of small houses. My initial efforts have yielded unintentional changes in drawing size, text size, arrowhead size, etc., as the design layer viewports are set into the sheet layers. For a relative beginner what, in your opinion, is the best and clearest documentation on how to set up a working drawing work flow in VW? For keeping text size, relative line weights, etc. constant through several scales? Should all design layers be at 1:1 and let the sheet layer reflect the scale? What happens to text size? I'm sure the answer is out there! Thanks, RLB in Brooklyn
  11. As a relative newcomer I'm having trouble keeping dimension properties and text sizes constant at different viewport scales. This is in the context of architectural contract drawings. What are the 'best practice' settings or methods for doing this. For example, I want a 'universal' text size of 10 pt and a 0.03" dot as end marker. Thanks!
  12. Hi, I'm relatively new to VW and want to use worksheets to make schedules for my drawings. I've generated schedules and thought they would appear on the sheet I selected, but they haven't. How can I attach them to a specified sheet layer? Then, do I double click the schedule to edit it? Many thanks in advance! RLB in Brooklyn
  13. I have some architectural details on an image (jpg) file and need to trace them with VW. When I imported the images and put them on a separate design layer and tried to trace on another design layer, the imported images are shown as boundary boxes with an 'X' from corner to corner. How can I make these underlying images visible through my active VW layer? Thanks in advance.


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