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  1. It's really easy to fit walls to roof, but it would be nice if there was a fit window to roof option. I have this scenario, image attached. And I'm tediously adjusting the rise on the raked window heads until they all fit to the pitched roof. It's not as easy as I would hope. I don't want to use a window wall because they need to show up on the window schedule. If anyone has a trick for this, please let me know!
  2. It would be nice if the text is automatically located outside the dimension line in vertical dimensions. By default vertical dimensions are inside the dim line. In the OIP I can manually move it by typing in a negative value, but that's a step we shouldn't have to make. Also, in some forums people suggest the flip text checkbox in the OIP. Unfortunately it rotates the text into the wrong orientation.
  3. I’m often searching for realistic materials for rendering, even with the existing libraries. Adobe Substance is a growing source for realistic materials. It could be integrated into Vectorworks much like BIMobject.
  4. We have also been having this problem regularly in the last three weeks. It happens in project sharing files as well as plain Vectorworks files. We are a two person firm, and it happens to both of us. There doesn't appear to be an easy fix or workaround. Because the backups can be contaminated somehow, we regularly duplicate the files that we're working in so that we can go back to those when the "unexpected end of file..." error happens. It only happens when we are opening a file, the file doesn't crash during use. Either this issue arises during saving and closing, or it happens during use and VW doesn't identify a problem until reopening the file. I have to say, we've lost a lot of time (and money) dealing with this. It's incredibly frustrating.
  5. Wow, I didn't know about that function. Thanks Christiaan! The only thing missing is the xline function where a line is infinite.
  6. It would be great if Vectorworks had a guide line (or construction line) tool. Something similar to the guide lines built into the SketchUp tape measure tool. Ideally it would create an xline (like in AutoCAD) that is automatically dashed and by default doesn't show in viewports. Hopefully it would be an infinite length line like in AutoCAD. SketchUp has a nifty feature that deletes all guidelines, so when you are finished constructing your detail you can delete the construction lines. It's surprising that there isn't a tool like this already, it seems like all other drafting software I've used does. In Vectorworks I end up drawing individual lines to construct drawings, then manually deleting them afterward (or forgetting and realizing later when looking through viewports!).
  7. I’m finding by fussing with the door settings and searching forums that the only way to make a corner door, like the image attached, is to convert a door to group and edit, or build one from scratch. Then I need to spend time getting it to show on the door schedule. Or, if I lived in New Zealand, which I don’t, I could get a Windoor license, which I can’t. In the high end residential world these corner doors are common. I would appreciate being able to make them using standard settings.
  8. Does anyone know how to change the scale of a callout that shows in multiple viewports in multiple scales? I created a detail viewport in a design layer. The callout looks great on the 1/4" scale plan, but the scale is way off on a 3/4" enlarged floor plan. Is there a setting that allows you to fine tune callout appearance without affecting it on every sheet? Thanks in advance! Kit


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