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  1. Here's are two wish list items, Can we figure out a quick and simple way to color code the navigation palette as far as classes at least. I see being able to highlight the names of the classes in the palette to any color you want would be a tremendous advantage for time saving. Given there are so many classes in all of our drawings, I think it would be so easy if I could just scroll to a given color to find the class I am looking for. Before you all jump on me, yes, I realize there is a search function for this reason, however, at least for me, my brain does not function in that way to think to start typing the name of my class. Also, I feel like it takes longer to type in the exact right name of the a class than to quickly scroll and find a color. If there is already an easy way to do this, please let me know and disregard. While we are on this navigation palette topic, I also feel like it would be great if there were more columns to class tab that you could either customize with things like, class pen color, class fill color, and class texture. Essentially, a little check box with the given shade of color in it to let you quickly change the colors or texture of the class. I am sick of having to left click the class, scroll up to edit, click edit, move to the color tab, click the color tab, then select my color, then click okay. Same for the texture. There should be a quick color palette that pops up in one just one click of the appropriate color check box in the appropriate column (and row) for the class you want to modify. Any thoughts?
  2. I think that a "re rendering" confirmation is needed before VW starts going to town on a custom render works setting. I can't tell you how many times I will be working on something after trying a rendering setting, and thinking I am no longer in a render mode and then all of a sudden, VW re renders because I switched views slightly or hit a button that starts the thing over. Then, of course, things start to get disjointed, pixilated, and my button clicks all lag to the point where I can even stop the rendering because my keystrokes don't register in real time and I can't figure out the magical key stroke to stop the thing. (escape escape I think). How about a pop up or some sort of giant red "STOP RENDER" button that is in an obvious area. Also, and perhaps more importantly, how about a "PAUSE RENDER" button also so I can look at other stuff when I need to keep working on things, and then hit resume when I have the time to go back to it.
  3. I have a new 16"x16" spigoted truss from Tomcat that braceworks does not have yet. I have the engineering specs for 8' sections and hoping this will translate to using 5' and 10' sections also, but don't have my hopes up. I would love some guidance on what some of the vectorworks cross section data is referring to. Specifically, the brace design, circular or alternating????....not sure what "circular" vs "alternating" actually means. Also, which Moment of inertia (ie... moment of inertia of chord, "strong moment of inertia, by length" ( under global truss properties). Is there any clarification here? I have analyzed the previous picture you posted on this thread, but these questions remain.


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