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  1. I'm trying to select sheet layers in the left column of the Publish dialogue box. Problem is I can't see what I've selected because it doesn't highlight when I select a specific sheet. So it's near impossible to tell what will be moved to the right column of the Publish dialogue. I've tried going into preferences and then into the Interactive drop down to appearance settings but I can't find the right thing to change. I've tried just "reseting" the appearance settings. Still can't see the selected sheet highlighted in publish.
  2. I created a drawing a while ago. I recently went back into the drawing to change some text in my leader call outs. I select the callout leader and it opens the dialogue where one can change the text within. Problem is that there is already some other text in that dialogue box that replaces the text that is currently in the leader callout. I tried saving, closing, and reopening the file. Same result I tried shutting down Vworks and reopen the file. Same results. I retyped the entire leader callout and then went back in. The problem went away. Then I selected another leader callout and the problem popped back up. I'm currently working on a Macbookpro 2017 w/ version 12.5.1 2.9ghz i7 / 16gb ram / Graphic Radeon pro 560 4GB. Vworks is at 2022 SP5 build 664120
  3. Gotta say that is a weird toggle. Would never have tripped over that one.
  4. Yup that was the solution. Thank you😀
  5. I did in the original posting. There are two screenshots that are PNG files.
  6. I'm working on Vworks 2021 sp5 & 2022 sp2 on a Macbookpro 15 2017 Monterey 12.0.1 I'm trying to make my dimensions show as green. I've got a text style that shows green as the color. I've got a dim style that references that text style. I've got a Dimensions layer that shows the lines as green. I've got the dims as automatically set to go to the dim class layer. Still the dims go black. What am I missing?
  7. I'm working on Vworks 2022 SP2. The hardware is a Macbook Pro 15 2017 Monterey V12.0.1 w/ 2.9GHz quad Core I7, 16gb ram, Radeon Pro 560 4 GB. I created a Titleblock using one of the existing ones out of the box and made some modifications to the layout to match our in house standards. All of this seemed to work OK. The issue is with setting up the page borders I started with a 11x17 page. While in the Sheet layer manager/dialogue I accessed the Page setup of that particular sheet layer. Then I went into Printer setup. Then I created a custom page so that I could control the borders to work with our in house standards again. There's an option to manage custom sizes. In that dialogue you can create a new Custom style where you can adjust the various borders. This is where it all went haywire. The page size is INCREASED if you put in borders. No idea why but that's how it works. Then the Top/Bottom/Left/Right border fields do not correspond to what is shown on the page when you are done setting the various border offsets. You will see this if you study the screenshots I've enclosed. To add to this the Titleblock or sheet border works on completely different offset assumptions. So I literally spent 6 hours just messing with the sheet borders of the page and then trying to get the Titleblock to sit correctly on a page where the settings are backwards. Is there going to be a fix for this?
  8. Still waiting for it to stop rendering
  9. All I know is that I'm sitting here for 20 minutes waiting for a B&W line drawing. RIDICULOUS
  10. Why does it take soooooooo much longer to render Hidden Line as opposed to OPENGL when they show the same thing except OPENGL shows MORE?
  11. A layer is set for dims. That layer has line types and weight assigned to it. Then you set all dims to always be on that layer regardless of whatever layer you are currently working on. Is that what you were looking for?
  12. Well, if you are referring to REALLY old versions of Autocad then you may be correct. Now, manual drafting. I never inked and just learned how to use a clutch pencil and then sent the drawing to a copy printer to be sent to the client. So I never personally got loopy making the copies with that amonia machine. Now I have worked with people who do everything on one layer. As if they were still manual drawing. I never ascribed to that methodology as layers make it easier to makes changes when you can isolate a layer/ component parts. So, I'm pretty sure I set up my drawings correctly and thoroughly. So I'm not sure where you were going with your last line of reasoning.
  13. I created a camera and set the viewstyle to Hidden Line. When I activate the Camera it shows Wireframe. When I select the rendermode pull down it shows Wireframe so I select Hidden Line but it reverts immediately. If I set the camera to ANY other view style it renders correctly. Just not Hidden Line. I've shut down and restarted. I've copied the model to another blank file and created a new Camera from scratch. Still having the same problem. I'm on a Macbook Pro v.10.15.7 - 2.9ghz quad core i7 - 16gb memory Radeon Pro 560 4gb Vectorworks 2021
  14. I guess if this program is the only program one has used then the improvements have been welcome. Still, Dim standards and Callout standards should be set irrespective of class. I can completely understand other things being class driven so as to isolate objects within the Design layer and show distinctions between things. Dims and callouts should occur on the sheet layer almost exclusively. There, they should always be a singular thing and speak in a specific way. Not have different line types or text styles or bubble styles as a class distinction would provide. I can't remember when I would have drawn dims and notes on the Design layer where the scale of those notes would have come into play. The last time I saw that was Autocad 14. Even Autocad set those dims and notes to a specific standard irrespective of layers. That way a detailing manager could dictate all of the various workstations to comply with company standards. On top of that, as a designer one hops back and forth between adjusting objects in the design/class layers and making sure the sheet layers reflect those changes. So when one heads back to the sheet layer they will typically still be in the class they were when they made the change to those objects. Then Vworks requires viewport changes every time even if that viewport has not changed. Now include having to make sure you are in the correct class to add a note or insert a dim. Just saying that's way too many steps to do something that should have just been set once and not changed (i.e. dim standards and note standards). So when I insert a note it should just be on the the dim class if you like. Regardless of whatever class I'm currently in. Instead I'm chasing this program around making sure the viewports are updated and now the standards items are in the correct class, style, etc.... Why not just have a standards preferences for dims, notes, text styles, and bubbles to always have the same settings and go to the same layer regardless of what you are on? How is it I've not had this problem of line thickness on callouts till the upgrade. You can tell me the upgrade should not have had an affect. but it did. There's lots of things that should not have an affect in this program. Still, everytime there is an upgrade there is a slew of issues that need to be resolved. On some upgrades those new issues exceed the previous ones. Just seems like the programers like to add bells and whistles but fail to stabilize what is there. So I'm going to assume you are not the programmer of this software. You are just trying to help. I get it. Thank you for that. I just remember talking to the old guard. The guys who spent their whole lives on a drafting board and then had to make the transition. I did that for a short time also and I would always talk about the benefits of CAD. I still believe it provides the designer detailer with amazing power they didn't use to have. I just think the software is now wasting time and the improvements are so marginal as to be almost useless in the face of the instabilities. Then the software doesn't address things that drafting professionals of the past would have screamed about. For instance line types and thicknesses when showing a dashed hidden line drawing. All of the dashed lines are the same so one can't discern between things in that view. It's like drafting programs are more of a toy then an industry driven tool. Yeah they get close but not quite.
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