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  1. Here's one of the line weight/line color scripts (which works in my custom files, but not in VW "blank" file): Procedure CustTool; VAR Name:STRING; Result:BOOLEAN; BEGIN PenFore(2037); PenSize(1); END; Run(CustTool);
  2. Some years ago (MiniCAD 4+?) I created a Line Type Palette that allowed (and still allows) me to click on a "Line Type" (for example "00-Blue") which changes the line color (prior to drawing it) to BLUE and .15 thickness (like old drafting pens). This palette (with some tweaking in various version upgrades) still works fine in my custom files (that I use for my architectural work), but NOT in the VW default "NEW" file (VW 2020, current SP). The line weights change but NOT the color. Any suggestions? Thanks!
  3. Sadly, Section Viewports still do not render properly (in particular, staggered Cut Lines) and Section VPs cut prior to SP3 are still broken. VW folks have had four (4) chances to get this right (VW2019 and three Service Packs) and it's still not been completely addressed. For me, this has made VW 2019 unusable. As user since MiniCAD 4+ this is terribly disappointing. I've been in regular contact with Service Select support and while they are aware of the problems Engineering doesn't seem to be able to translate user needs to a reliable product. So, I am forced to stick with VW2018 to ensure that files are not corrupted (even though I have paid for updates thru Service Select). Maybe SP4 can just revert the application back to VW2018; for me, there are NO new features that warrant an unusable piece of software. I've suggested that VW internal mandates have derailed their ability to properly serve their existing user base.
  4. Will -- opened file in VW 2019, changed OIP settings to "high" -- no change in section fills (still blank). Waiting for that first service pack to see if VW folks can address these issues.
  5. Will -- only one of my section viewports (in which the poche/fill was missing) had a jog in the section line, so that doesn't explain the others not being filled. I'm back on 2018, but will try the OIP detail settings to see if that makes a difference. Thanks for your input. Hope Nemetschek can get these bugs addressed ASAP.
  6. Tim C. -- I uploaded the file with the "nested" classes within a symbol yesterday. Check with the VW SS Tech Support folks or get back to me if you can't find the file. -- Thanks
  7. I've been using VW since it was MiniCAD 4+ and this is the most buggy version yet. Current issues (I had to revert to VW 2018 to ensure the integrity of my project files): Tiles used in annotation layer of Sheet Layer Viewports disappeared (upon update to VW 2019); had to manually select each tiled polygon and change setting to "use layer mapping" in order to see the tile. It appeared when zooming in and out, but not during static views. Symbols with nested classes (I do healthcare design where many of the symbols that I place have various classes (eg equipment, power, plumbing, etc) to show aspects of the symbol depending on sheet (Equipment Plan, Power Plan, Plumbing Plan, etc). This is BROKEN in VW 2019 (but essential to maintain the integrity of my existing project files). In Section Viewports (on Sheet Layers) the "merge cross sections" is BROKEN and my foundation layer is not showing as the poched class per the Section VP settings. If VW wanted me to be a Beta Tester, they should have asked. If you have projects that were started in VW 2018 (or before), I would suggest that you do NOT upgrade until VW has worked out the kinks. For me, there is too much liability and fee at risk when an update either removes or corrupts the information that a diligent design professional has carefully crafted in his/her Construction Documents. THIS VERSION CANNOT BE TRUSTED in it's current form. Upgrade at your own risk (I'm waiting for first service pack). Sad.
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