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  1. Hello - new user transferring from autocad. Question 1 - Is there a similar command to the 'fence' select tool in Autocad. ie trim or extend multiple lines to one cutting line with a click and drag selection? see attached diagram. Question2 - Is there a 'previous command' short cut. ie hit return in Autocad and it loads the previous command. Question 3 - Is there a 'Select Previous' ( 'P' keyboard command in Autocad) option in Vectorworks? Thanks in advance.
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    rotate a design layer

    Thats perfect, thanks Mike.
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    rotate a design layer

    Hello all. I'm using Vectorworks as a 2d tool for now (transferring from autocad lt / sketchup to vectorworks architect - but not had the BIM training just yet) which I know its not particularly set up for. However, I need to draft a 2d cross section and wondered if there was a way of rotating a design layer in isolation. ie rotating a 'section' design layer over the floor plan design layers so I can produce a first angle projection of the section. In autocad, I'd use UCS tools but obviously the design layer (model space?) doesnt quite work the same. (I've found the 'rotate plan' tool, but it seems to rotate all of the design layers, when I need just the section design layer rotating........)
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    Missing line types

    I’ll have a play with the line type editing ( but maybe leave the hatch editing For a, um, ‘period of time’ 😂)
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    Missing line types

    @michaelk a huge thank you Michael. Thats worked (of course!). There is now a whole world of line / hatch possibilities to explore! Really appreciated 🙂
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    Missing line types

    Hello all, new to this forum and Vectorworks - currently moving across from autocad to vectorworks architect. Early days but I've hit a problem. When drawing lines, I only seem to have 6 line types available (see attached). There is a menu that suggests there are standard libraries available, but when I open the folders they are empty. I clearly need to load some libraries from somewhere, but I have no idea how to do this and I can't find any clues through general internet searches. Any advice greatly received. Another issue I have is that the line type I have chosen (some kind of do dashed line) doesn't display accurately in either design layouts, sheet view of pdf preview (again, see attached). This is drawn 1:1 in Deisgn layers and viewed in a 1:50 view port in the sheet layer. Cheers for now


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