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  1. I created a drawing last year that's all complete and was using it as shared project! This year, I wanted to use the original project file, as a starting point to a new drawing, however it is still linked to the old one! Obviously i want to keep the old file, but create a new file and remove it from last years' project drawing! How can i split it off, so it;s working as a standalone file?
  2. you need to push up them number, 20 Chrome tabs is a slow day 😆
  3. So what's more important Graphics or memory?.. or even processor! say i have; Laptop 1; i9, RTX2060, 32Gb Ram Laptop 2 i7, RTX2080, 16GB Ram which would be the better one? clearly it's also a business machine, so I'd probably have VW and about 20 chrome tabs, Excel, outlook all running at the same time!
  4. my application for this use of text, is to create a system schematic, each text box represents a specific piece of equipment that i generated from a spreadsheet, so it is feasible a callout style box could work, although it may be a little clumsy. however the same text-box/callout would need to locate multiple time across the drawing, meaning i'd still have to be able to search for where it is located. That said, if i could highlight where all the boxes were and edit them all at the same time, that would be useful. obviously this is no good for my current drawings, but I will look into seeing is they're useful for future use! regarding Calllouts... I cannot work out how to put the key legend down when using it on a second sheet. on the first sheet, the callout numbers are created and the keynote drops in automatically, when i annotate the second sheet, it numbers the callouts, but the keynote legend never appears! weird!
  5. I do like callouts, unfortunately this specific application of text boxes, the use of Callouts wouldn't work! I'll have to cope until Vectorwork upgrade the text search field!
  6. Thanks for getting back to me, at least i'm not hunting forever! but it does seem very limiting, if it only finds one of the instances. If this doesn't work, then as far as i can see, there is't way to search and find all text boxes with a specific piece of text in, which is pretty much a feature in every program ever written 😂 Although maybe there is a way... 1 - put the text in a record.. 2 - create a report... 3 - export the report... 4 - open it in Excel... 5 - find the text you want... 6 - cross-reference the row number back to the Vectorworks worksheet 7 - then select it from the worksheet A simple 7 stages! 😂🤣
  7. Unless i'm doing something wrong, the Find text tool doesn't work. If i have say 15 instances of a specific text box and i do a "find and replace", it'll replace correctly, however if i only "find" it will only highlight 1 item, although say there are more (often this is wrong!). am i missing something, or is the tool broken?
  8. I'd to be able to place some preformatted text into a text box with a record attached, and then have a record field update automatically. is that possible? the text would be formatted so that each field has a character to determine when it's text should start. i'm sure it is possible, i just don't know where to start!
  9. I'm sure there's a decent tutorial of how to do this, but I haven't found one! All i want to be able to to do is add some of our equipment to the generic databases of speakers, projectors and cameras. I have all the models and specs ect, i just want to be able to add them, so when i drop in a new projector onto a drawing, my projector type is on there, with its weight and lens options already included. I can find the drawings in the libraries, but when i add a new object in them, they never seem to update! It'll be fairly simple, i just need pointing in the right direction!
  10. Thanks, I thought as much, which is not an issue at all, i was thinking moving like they do on a Marionette symbol, but it's no hassle moving the lines when needed.
  11. I'm using Vectorworks to draw a Schematic and wondered if there is a way to draw a Polyline between 2 boxes and have it connected at both ends, so if i move the boxes around the line stays connected both ends.
  12. I might be able to put the information into a vectorworks worksheet, is it easier to reference a worksheet embedded into the drawing file? although, I'm not clear how to do that either.
  13. Is it possible to update an object or symbols record from an Excel document? I was thinking, I could name the object and it would update the record with the reliant information in the spreadsheet.
  14. I've attached a couple of example groups, that i was trying to grab the texture of, I'm happy to texture the whole thing if that helps! Example Groups.vwx
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