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  1. How odd, but thank you. FYI, I havent changed anything on this since 2020-2021 update so I'm not sure what happened. Also very curious that only the Plot Date failed with this.
  2. Nikolay, sending you the file - yes its an Auto one
  3. I have a plot date in my titleblock, lately it has not been showing up on sheets however, and the Refresh Plot Date button is gray in OIP. Has this broken with a recent SP?
  4. Pat, thanks for that. I did have that option on. Digging in a bit more, the issue is more related to things drawn on one Plan Rotation, then trying to adjust them on the other. Move Edges Parallel adjustment does not snap parallel if I rotate an object to the new grid! It still snaps parallel to the grid it was drawn on, not actually the edge selected. See my image above again - the edge will move parallel, but the dimensioning/offset will be wrong. Its not actually moving that edge 3' parallel, but 3' on the wrong grid.
  5. Hey folks - I've got a zig-zag shaped lot. Using rotated plan for one side of it to keep things orthogonal on screen. However, when I use the Rotated Plan view, the coordinate system / axes dont rotate, making things very difficult. How do I rotate those to match view or view grid?
  6. Current Vectorworks, 2021 SP3: Create 3d viewport, double click to Annotations, draw dimensions. They're all showing as 50% the correct value? What did I screw up!
  7. Hey folks - looking for some best practices guidance on a very large site model (neighborhood scale). I'm having trouble getting the geo-linked imagery to show correctly. Wondering should I be making DTM (site model) at 1:1 for this to work? I've been at 1:1000 and that has some issues too when I plop buildings in at 1:48...
  8. @leecalisti, Glad you got the idea - the whole point to me is that you DONT have to move it. I usually start with these the size of my property lines, or perhaps the setback envelope. Since they're SLABS that are assigned to a level on a story, they move automatically if you change the story heights. With the tag applied to that object, it will move and auto-update too. Best of all, you can duplicate and rotate the tag so you can see them in ELEVATIONS and SECTIONS! Finally, the gridlines in 3d that auto-update!
  9. Lastly, I made a few Slab Styles (included here) which are 0 thickness and only show as a border. I use these as floor slab Gridlines on their own Class. You can draw the "slab" around your building footprint and assign to the Story / Layer you want. Tag these and it will display the Story and the Elevation of the story. Very useful for keeping track of things like FF, Parapet, Ceiling Height etc... Story Grid Tool.vwx
  10. Next up is a simple tag for Net Area of an object. I use this for net area calcs sheets for opening protection distance sheets. Trace all your windows on a simple elevation & then tag all. Net Opening & Area Tool.vwx
  11. Here's a Path of Egress tag - for your fire life safety plan(s). Use the Piping Run tool to draw the line from wherever to the Exit. Tag the pipe runs with this tool and it will label them and show the total length of the line. EgressDistance Tool.vwx
  12. This is a new one for me in 2020. On a rotated plan FWIW. Space tag shows the dims of the room correctly at the default room name "Bedroom". Change the room name in OIP and the dimensions change?
  13. Yeah, I do it at home and hate it. The lack of video hardware makes it a big drag to use. However, if youre able to use Vectorworks Cloud publish (as I do) it does get the job done!
  14. Pinging back on this now that the new stuff is out. Refurbished iMac Pros w/ 8-core xeon and vega64 are around $4500. New iMac w/ 10-core i9 and 16GB video card around $3200 + 400 for RAM upgrade. Wondering if there's a functional difference between these two for VW users? new Imacs are pretty tempting, but i do recall the xeon PCs I worked on 15 years ago kicking some butt. Thoughts or better yet, experience?


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