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  1. doberman69

    Find Replace Text issue with Callout Notes

    I'm having the same problem among many others with this program. I have multiple pages that have the drawing label on each page that needs to be changed to something else. I've done it twice now and it reverts. This means I've wasted about 12 hours. I've saved the file each time. I've even made the change and printed immediately and it reverts just before it prints. So if I read this exchange about this issue then essentially there is no fix. Sort of like the move the Object palette to get Vectorworks to work and not hang up. How is that a fix? That and it's temporary.
  2. doberman69

    VW19 SP2 dramatic slow down...

    ok so one of the tech's @ vectorworks suggested I undock the info pallete move it around a bit and then return it to it's original docked location. Then you do the hoky poky and you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about. Somehow that worked.
  3. doberman69

    VW19 SP2 dramatic slow down...

    Pardon me but the OIP (Object Info Pallette) is critical and in every other program I've ever used it is docked. In some it's permanently docked as it's role is integral. So when you say undock the palette I get concerned. Why should a docked palette cause a problem. Especially this palette. As it is, all palettes should be able to be docked and locked. Right now the other palettes have a nasty habit of un-docking and then you have to go through the tedious process of getting them to redock. This is in another thread but related. OK so, I've had issue with Autocad and it's issues but now I'm facing the similar stuff with Vectorworks. Stop adding new bells and whistles and make the existing software solid. I know you are dealing with ios changes but this stuff shouldn't be associated with IOS.
  4. doberman69

    how do I reduce file size ?

    What about creating aspects of the file in a separate file and bringing it in as a external reference. Like in Autocad.
  5. doberman69

    Lock palette positions

    drives me crazy
  6. doberman69

    lock up

    For me it's locked up when selecting a text leader, panning over a 3D object of some size, selecting a viewport,.....there are others but I can't remember them right now.
  7. doberman69

    lock up

    OK so Vectorworks locks up two to three times a day. The process during lockup is different each time so no real pattern. The constants are Vectorworks SP2 2019 on a macbook pro (best version possible) ios Mohave.
  8. doberman69

    Vectorworks 2019 Keeps Freezing

    This keeps happening to me also. Two or three times a day. With no pattern of causality. The only constants are Vectorworks SP2 2019, IOS Mohave on the best macbook pro.
  9. doberman69

    Zoom when opening Sheet Layer

    Thanks Jim. It seems to be working better. Not sure why but hey.
  10. doberman69

    Command complete

    I came from Autocad land. Not the best program but it has it's merits. One thing that I think is critical to efficiency with that software is the process of engaging a command and then that command is ended when your done. In Autocad you can re initiate but the command doesn't stay on. In Vworks you have to make a conscious effort to turn it off. In Vworks you have to make a point of shuttng the command down. This is an extra step that just shouldn't be. Every step is time. Though the time used is minor, it adds up. The next problem is the process of engineering and designing requires a chain of thought that is unbroken by having to back track. I say back track because if you are working in a flow, you are working from one command to the next as you tune and adjust. So your thought process is moving on to the next command. So imagine you've completed the dimensions you need but you need to make a adjustment after seeing the dim illuminatng a problem. So you go to select that item and move it to make the offset work better. Nope, you're still in dim mode and you've already started the next dim unknowingly. You look up and uuhhggg. So you back track. Yes I know you can hit the "X" key but this is an extra step that is unnecessary. This may not be the best example as usually people will do all of their dims as a process but when designing and engineering at the same time one has to bounce back and forth quite a bit. Regardless this happens with any command routine. Either way there needs to be a default to revert back to the selection command after every completed command.
  11. doberman69

    Zoom when opening Sheet Layer

    I've been a little frustrated with what happens when I open a sheet layer only to find it blank. When I hit command 4 the sheet comes into view and centers. I guess you could say this is a solution but why should I have to hit commend 4 every time? Why doesn't it just come in that way by default?


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