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  1. Thanks Boh This works but the Sheet Layer Viewport then has to show colors (or otherwise uncheck the Black and White only box in in the Advanced dialog) because otherwise, grey disappears. This means that any other items will have their colors. I'm after black and white and grey. Apparently I failed to send an earlier reply (I am on a different computer) so I will paraphrase. I have to mask the issues right now as reclassing all the objects needed in this 4 level Queen Anne would be too time consuming but I do see how I should establish this protocol for all my templates for future use as I don't expect VW to change this....even though I can't imagine creating a program and saying to my self that whenever I want a layer greyed, I want it to be wireframe. I don't think they will change it because it seems to be part of the Top Plan Always Wireframe protocol. Not just grey the viewport.
  2. So I just spent 3 hours cleaning or rather covering up the line work for my MEP's that have a greyed layer background. This time adds up. By now, it probably has cost me the equivalent to a subscription to Archicad given all the other projects. So I'm a tad miffed. I wonder who is the person responsible for concluding: When VW specifies a layer to be grey, it will appear in wireframe only. See thru counters/cabinets, etc. There has to be someone responsible. I'd like to talk to them. I would like to say that greying something doesn't make it transparent. Just a grey color. Why was this ever considered valid? Maybe because of colored design layer document preference exists? I could do that but then everything in my titleblocks on Sheet Layers (not design layers) that is black disappears! WTF? END RANT. Is there anyone who can help me with a VectorWorksAround?
  3. I have had this problem in 2018 and it was solved by closing the file and restarting VW.
  4. And where you assigned the black fill to your section cut did you check the box "Use at Creation"?
  5. I can't believe how much I agree with this. We just want the layer greyed, not wireframe.
  6. So having given up on the Custom Cabinet Tool since 2018, I decided to take a look and see if anything has changed. Nope. Still the same VectorWorksAround if you need something other than slab fronts. What's the point of creating an immediate dead end? Why create a tool with such fundamental limitation? Please fix this tool.
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    Don't know why it's missing. You can try adding it to your View Menu in your workspace via the Workspace Editor. Are you familiar with that process?
  8. If you have service select, maybe call their tech support. Maybe a reinstall is in order? Anyone else?
  9. Have you tried the command in a new blank file? Have you tried: 1 Enter the Workspace Editor, remove the Duplicate Array command, close out of Workspace Editor. 2 Re-enter the Workspace Editor, add back in the Duplicate Array command, make sure it has the keyboard shortcut assigned, close out of Workspace Editor. 3 Try the shortcut and see if it now works.
  10. Not sure what to make of this. It seems that in 3d wireframe the one grey plane is attaching/extending to the under component of the red plane. If in top plan you extend the grey roof to the red roof via the connect combine, they look right in plan but then in 3d you see that now they are matched to their top components. weird. sorry I can't help much.
  11. The linework is there in the pdf. If you draw a line. Export to PDF. Import to VW. Ungroup the PDF. Delete any bitmap over the top and your line will be there. as accurately as originally drawn. Have you tried this? Maybe export to PDF on you iPad won't do this but I have imported many with their vector data intact.
  12. Not sure what information your are collecting but ungrouping imported PDFs in VW can reveal vector data contained within. So if Bluebeam can export to PDF........
  13. Not a high horse at all Benson. Totally on target. bc
  14. I think you got it Pat. Mine was at 69% I set it to 30% and it seems to work. Thanks for that!!! bc


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