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  1. Thanks for the reply - I've done a quick sketch below. Its more visible at the top of the cut, where one would expect a nice smooth line, directly above the modifier at base of wall. Instead its flared out (ok, fine, but not helpful at lot-line developments), but certainly there is some triangulation happening. Double-checked those two things, mesh smooth is at 80, and OpenGL is set to Very High. When using Grid for terrain the effect is almost nonexistent, though that brings its own other set of undesirable behaviours (like losing contour lines!)
  2. Hey folks, wondering if I'm missing something - getting stair-stepped results when applying modifiers (pad w/ retaining shown below). Wondering if there's a setting someplace to up the resolution on this that I cannot find?
  3. Trying to make an asymmetrical window, but would like a vertical mullion on the fixed glass portion, but not on the casement. Impossible?
  4. Pat, since I'm just in shematics, there arent really any viewports yet worth saving. Not having to set rotation on all the new ones would outweigh... I'm already georeferenced, so perhaps this isnt possible, but it seems like there should be a way to set a user grid of some sort
  5. Sadly this did nothing. I'm already Georeferenced FWIW.
  6. Hi all - been doing SDs for a 7 sided flag lot. Finally have a preferred orientation for the main part of the design. Is there a way to 'flatten' or 'codify' the plan rotation? Ive saved several views for things, and now would like one of them to be the new normal. thanks
  7. Picking this back up - I'd like to filter Parking Spaces by size, ie: to separate out Standard from Compact (and possibly also by story). Looking at the above, and tried: =COUNT(IF((B3>=18), 1, 0)) which somehow yielded 9409. Perhaps the If function doesnt like feet and inches? Long story short, the first pass would be a cell which displays Number of Spaces >= 18' x 8'-6" and a cell for Number of Spaces < 18' x 8'-6" thanks
  8. Nice, thanks for this. Now we need a tag for Compact Spaces...
  9. Looking to make an expanding hex for window & door tags, concept similar to the Drawing Label tool constraints. With 2 characters, it would be a symmetrical hex, with 3 -4 it would stretch...
  10. Hey friends, looking for some ideas on what I've screwed up: trying to plot some GPS way points from a nautical map. We have known coordinates for several (12+) waypoints in Lat/Long format. I've set my file up to use Nautical Miles as the base unit (though this is likely where I've gone wrong?). Using georeferencing. I'm getting a discrepancy of about 25% scale. Waypoints should be 2 miles and 1 mile apart respectively. When measured, theyre showing as 2.5 an 1.25 miles apart. This is consistent over all my points. Have I screwed it up with the units, or my georeferencing somehow? thanks
  11. Is there a place to change the Lat/Long coordinates format? I have reams of input data in Degrees & Decimal minutes, would prefer not to convert them all to decimal degrees if possible
  12. Has this been changed in the past 19 years?
  13. Hey folks, I'm new to this dialog box, not seeing much guidance on conversion of 'units'. Any guidance on using Nautical Miles in Vectorworks? FYI, its 6076.12 feet, or 72913.440001417 inches
  14. 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.
  15. Nikolay, sending you the file - yes its an Auto one
  16. 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?
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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!
  20. 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...
  21. @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!
  22. 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
  23. 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
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