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The Hamma

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  1. Thinking a bit more about my wish. I would like to be able to keep items grouped and polylines and such. It would be nice that if the viewport crops something then it is recreated as a smaller piece but if it doesn't then the object stays intact. And I said single layer but, I have changed my mind on that one, Just as long as the Dwg is produced in model space and no paper space.


  2. One thing I would suggest is save the file you want to export to a seperate file. Then purge it until you cannot purge anything else. I would also suggest geting rid of the viewport all together bringing everything to design layers if you can. Then export. I have placed in the wish list for the capability for VW to use the print command to export. Hence producing a 2D single layer Dwg that is a replica of the drawing as viewed when printing.


  3. I understand and live with x,y but it isn't the fastest and easiest way. Most other CAD programs give you the option to grab an object, pick a reference, start motion in a certain direction and then type in a distance for it to move from the reference point. I am a competent draftsmen in, Autocad, Generic Cadd, DataCad and Vectorworks, and in my opinion Vectorworks has the slowest move system of them all.


  4. Yes, Design layers would be good but mostly Sheet Layers. I just remember back when everything was drawn as printed. Now we hide so much stuff in turned off classes, Layers and Cropped viewports. It would just be nice to export a clean simple representation of what is displayed on the screen at any given time.


  5. I am not so much looking for a work around. I know how to get the information in the format I need. I am just trying to save time. It doesn't do me much good to use viewports if I must rework it all on a new layer to give it to the engineers . I just would like to be able to convert what I see on the screen to a new drawing, I can save it as an image, but not a drawing.


  6. THANKS FOR THE ADVICE, BUT NOT WHAT I NEED. I NEED A AUTOCAD DWG THAT IS NO MORE THAN WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU PRINT. VECTORWORKS HAS MANY GREAT FEATURES, AND I LOVE IT, BUT THE ENGINEERS MOST OF THE TIME JUST NEED A SIMPLE FLAT PLAN. NOTHING SPECIAL. WHAT I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO IS KIND OF LIKE THE FLATTEN LAYERS COMMAND IN PHOTOSHOP. YOU HAVE THIS COMPLEX IMAGE AND THEN YOU JUST FLATTEN IT ALL TO ONE LAYER. SIMPLE...


  7. I WOULD LIKE TO VECTORWORKS TO BE ABLE TO EXPORT FILES VIA THE PRINT COMMAND. REASON BEING IT WOULD BE NICE TO PRINT A 2D MODEL SPACE ONLY DWG TO SEND TO THE ENGINEERS. OUR ENGINEERS GET PRETTY ANNOYED WITH PAPER SPACE. THE OTHER OPTION WOULD BE TO BEABLE TO CONVERT A PRINT SHEET AND ALL THE VIEWPORTS TO A GROUP SO I COULD PLACE THEM ON A SINGLE LAYER TO THEN EXPORT.


  8. I would like a way to turn of fills in Top/Plan projection, ideally in View ports. This would be convenient in making Electrical and RCP plans with out turning off the fills on the Floor Plan. Does any one have a solution that is not global?


  9. I have the same problem, but with added limitations.

    As stated above the problem shows up when using the lasso or box option, but also if you try to reshape a space with the "show Poly" option off. The other problem is that you can not reshape a space with the "show Poly" off as you could do in previous versions.

    -How long before we can expect a patch for all these bugs. Life as a Vectorworks User is getting annoying.

    [ 01-03-2006, 03:02 PM: Message edited by: The Hamma ]


  10. Ok, got it to work. I use the Windows version of Vectorworks, and the problem seems to be that you can not import a sketchup file from a mapped or unmapped network drive. If you try a network file it will fail, and if you try again even if you try a file on a local drive VW will crash.


  11. I am requesting that someone create a script that can remove duplicated elements from a drawing. On occation we will have a drawing where items were copied on top of themselves. I used to use an old Dos based cad program called Generic Cadd which had this feature, I don't see why Vectorworks does not. If anyone is able to create this script it would be greatly appreciated. I would be willing to purchase said script.


  12. Whenever you execute a command in Version 12 and you are required to give a yes or no response to a ?Confirmation Window? the ?Y? and ?N? keys no longer work as the did for all previous versions as well as most Windows applications. Please bring them back.

    While on the subject, I would like to say, I have noticed that the Vectorworks design team has constantly removed the keyboard commands and replaced them with mouse click commands. This is not how CAD should work. We are in a high paced drawing field and the more I have to zero in on a button on the screen to get my work done the slower I draw. Case in point ? Zoom out was removed from the Basic tool pallet and hence the shortcut ?V? was also removed, yes this is one item that I was able to correct as well as many others, but my point is that they were once there. Other examples are mostly evident in the variety of popup windows that I must contend with to draw. Example, is the new door dialog, I like the visibility of the door, but I don?t like that all the information is not available on the main screen of the dialog, why the tabs? Don?t get me wrong I love Vectorworks I just feel that we are being taken over by a generation of point and click users who don?t realize how much faster CAD can be if you learn to use the Keyboard as well. Efficiency of work is being lost, the fancy GUI gets annoying after the cuteness wares off.

    [ 12-08-2005, 09:32 AM: Message edited by: The Hamma ]


  13. I have issues with the fact that I must click exactly on a line to do some commands. For instance if I use the Dual Object Connect tool I have to be very precise with my selections even if there is no other object near my pointer. What I suggest is that VW chooses the nearest object to the curser. One thing that aggravates this is that even if I use zoom line thickness, and I zoom in so the lines are large. I must still click on the very center of the line. Your design is slowing me down.

 

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