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  1. No no no, your input is greatly valued... smart ass or not. I'll get into this tomorrow and let you know how I make out. Thanks!
  2. Does anyone know why the Reference Markers I'm using keep adding a "/" at the end of the Drawing Number (see attached)?MARKER QUESTION.vwx
  3. So I just installed and reinstalled VWX (again) and it's resolved this issue, and others. Thanks again for your input.
  4. Thanks for the reply, Tom. To be clear, that Bottom Offset -1'-0" is what is showing in the file I sent? You didn't make that adjustment, correct? Mine shows that as 0" (see attached). And I immediately went to that setting in the first place on this example and others. I even exaggerated them to -100' on various wall components. And it had zero impact.
  5. Attached is a styled wall where the sheathing/finish component runs lower than the other to conceal the slab. I explored the component settings and such, but would greatly appreciate input on how this is achieved... haven't seen it before, but understand it's value/application.WALL COMPONENT QUESTION.vwx
  6. Don't know what I'm missing here... diving into rendering again after a hiatus. Attached I have two columns. One is visible solid/brown (per texture assignment) and is on None class. The second was on None class until I changed it to Demo class (Use at Creation is not selected). The column is no longer visbily solid/brown (no texture). If I change the Demo class textures setting to Use at Creation and select the brown texture it corrects itself. But I don't want to set an entire class attribute to remedy an isolated issue. The render tab on the Object Info Pallette does have this brown texture selected, btw. ThanksRENDER ISSUE.vwx
  7. Hey Pat. Sorry for the delayed reply. Finally uninstalled and reinstalled. Things are running better. Your response was thorough and helpful as always.
  8. Before I again remove the program and re-install, I'm wondering if a VWX tech has any input on this issue... still happening every time I close the program? And yes, I'm selecting Save Pallette Positions and Save Workspace repeatedly.
  9. Recently all of the (newly created, not copied in) section-elevation line, reference markers and drawing labels are behaving odd. I've made the tag font on the section-elevation lines black a dozen times and they keep reverting to turquoise (not associated with Class, which is black). All the drawing markers fonts are jumping to 36 from 12. And all the drawing labels keep losing the circle around the drawing number. I am frequently converting from v2020-to-v2022 and back. Is this the issue? Any fix?
  10. I wrote about this topic recently, but can't find the thread. Every time I turn off VW the pallettes I have turned on in Navigation and Object Info turn off. I created a new workspace from scratch just to address this, and after a few sessions it began doing this again.
  11. You da man, Pat! And I created a new workspace per your input (on another thread) regarding the Nav and OIP pallettes turning off when VWX closed. Resolved that issue. Thanks!
  12. I reloaded VWX and created a new workspace. Multiple views is NOT enabled. But now it keeps turning on while performing basic/general drafting. I'm on screen plane, but this also occurs when on sheet layers. I thought maybe it was associated with a combination of keys/shortcut I'm hitting. But there doesn't seem to be a shortcut associated with that feature. Any thoughts?
  13. Thanks everyone. I'll need get into this another day, but lots of good stuff here to consider
  14. I knew I breached this topic before, but only now found the thread. And Pat of course presents a clear breakdown of Layer vs Screen Plane. It just seems confusing when it was never an issue/consideration before this past year. I'll do a deep dive into that explanation.
  15. Thanks P Retondo. And yes, I understand that when you're in Layer Plane, it's technically 3D. The semantics around this discussion alone seem to cause confusion. And I know VWX has moved on from this, but I'm still working on files from earlier versions. But yes, if you're using objects with parametric info (walls, doors, etc) they are 3D objects. But for all intents, I don't remember having a single memorable conversation/consideration for this topic. I believe I and every studio I've worked with has used Layer Plane (if for no other reason than it's the default when you create a new file) exclusively. But over the past year I've been working on projects (all created by others) that are in Screen Plane and I'll routinely draft a polygon or create symbol or type text in Layer Plane, and I'll later find they're 3D. And I discover this because I'll often double click text or a polygon and it changes the perspective to a 3D view. So if you work in Screen Plane this just happens all the time? Plus, all of a sudden symbols I used with little thought in the past (such as ibeams) randomly disappear from my floor plans and reappear in the middle of nowhere... which I assume is related to Screen Plane. So if you were drafting (or training someone to) architectural construction documents [let's say 'flat' (Top Plan)], would you use Layer Plane or Screen Plane?
  16. Any number of tools stop working for me during a session. An example, I frequently use the polygon bucket tool. In this sample, the tool has stopped working in a file, period. I show this, then copy and paste the objects I'm attempting to utilize into a new file, and then successfully use the tool. Screen Recording 2022-04-14 at 3.01.47 PM.mov
  17. Thanks Pat. I did create this one when starting with 2022. I've brought in (migrated) Workspaces a couple times over the years, and there were issues. But, I will try deleting the current one and start over.
  18. Thank you! Extremely helpful! And here's the thing, I'm working on my recently refurbished 2016 MacBook Pro running 2022VWX. And every time close and reopen VWX all of my pallets in Navigation (except Classes) and Object Info (except Shape) turn off. I'm using the same Workspace. And I've selected Save Pallette Positions multiple times. So I have to constantly turn the other relevant pallettes on. And over time, I've just forgotten about that Render pallete since I all-but-never work in 3D. Anyways. Thanks. And if you want help me as to why all my pallettes turn off, that'd be great
  19. I'm working on a 3D project and was trying to deconstruct how the materials/texture was added. To no avail. Now I can't seem to get materials/textures to show on a couple new walls I created; checked wall styles, class settings, rendering settings. To be clear, I attached a screenshot of what I'm seeing. There's three walls. One is from a project I just started and I can see the siding (material or texture) on that wall. I can't determine where that specific siding info has been entered. Additionally I created a couple of walls quickly. Under Wall Component Settings I have one unsettled wall with the exterior component checked for "Use material" and texture... brick on both. Brick on both sides of the wall as well. The other wall is styled and similarly I tried to add material/texture siding at every attribute I could. WALL STYLES.vwx
  20. Thanks Zoomer. I reviewed the 2022 VWX requirements with both VW and Apple prior to purchase. Both told me I was more than covered. I need to start learning more about hardware and software... I really just want to draft. M2 should be out later this year. I'll research other options in the meantime.
  21. You bring up a good point. I'd say maybe 10% of files I work on start clean with a template. That's something I need to push more.
  22. P Redondo, thanks for your time on this. Missed your comment. Firstly, I was told multiple times that if you're drafting 2D architectural floor plans you should be drafting in Layer Plane. 3D aside, that's how a new file opens and to stick with it. The only files I've had 2D/3D hiccups (including symbols, polygons, etc) with have been those that were drafted in Screen Plane. I may very well be wrong. I'll look in to your advice though.
  23. Hey Pat. Thanks for the input. Not sure if I've mentioned this in other postings, but my working files are generally pushing 600MB. And no, I can not seem to duplicate many of these issues in test files; btw 90% of my work is 2D when these issues occur. I also average ~45+ hrs a week on VWX so maybe my error rate isn't high. Some of the drawings are spread that far apart... between structures and site/landscape plans, the distance adds up. And I've considered breaking the files up and using design layer viewports into a hub, but I've other issues with that. As for what I've been running, I spent the past two weeks testing a MacBook Pro 16" M1 Max w/ 64GB w/ v2022 VWX. I had so many continuing issues (lag, glitches, crashes) I returned it... not sure how powerful of a machine one needs to run smooth (not perfect). Curious what hardware the operators are running that create these massive/beautiful projects VWX showcases. Guess I'll chalk this up to an imperfect world. Thanks again
  24. Often times I'll be working in 2D then later will notice items (polygons, symbols, texts) convert to 3D... they're not copied in, they convert. In the attached video I have text that is in 2D. My settings are 2D layer plane top plan. I copy this text and when I paste it and it's now 3D. Does anyone know why this happens? Screen Recording 2022-04-11 at 3.56.16 PM.mov
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