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Neil Barman

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  1. If the Attributes and Snapping palettes are docked to each other, then you can't dock those two, already-docked palettes to other palettes. If you separate the Attributes and Snapping palettes from each other first, then you can dock each one individually into the locations you wish. And as far as I have found, the Snapping palette on Windows doesn't dock. I'm not sure why this is though.
  2. I would suggest submitting as a bug and having the team assist in figuring this one out with you, especially given what you noted in your PS post above. The development team does listen to feedback (I know this first hand from even before I joined the company) so they appreciate hearing use cases to help tune and enhance tools and commands.
  3. @Benedick_Miller is it looking like the class' fill and pen are overriding the text style's own colours. Definitely do send this in via the Bug Submit form so that it can get investigated. Thanks!
  4. Yours does looks like it may be a bug. Good catch. Please do submit your video so it can be investigated and if it's a bug, corrected. The Bug Submit page is here. Thanks! Unless I'm mistaken, what @Benedick_Miller originally described was different from what you demonstrated in your video, so it will be good to have Tech Support hear about his issue too.
  5. Have you contacted technical support for assistance? If not, please do get in touch with them so they can help you. Also, do make sure you’re running the most current version; your first post indicates that you may be using SP2.1 but there have been updates since.
  6. @Benedick_Miller Is what I am doing in this video what you are trying to accomplish? Text style per class.mov
  7. 1. Agreed and because of that, the formatting can stay as is for now. 2. Keep an eye on that of course, and if it does turn out to be a bug, definitely submit it. 3. If a 100% accurate report is not currently possible, then I would say just get it as close as you reasonably can, noting the ways it doesn't work. If a 100% accurate report is possible now, then I could use that on a project, but if a 100% accurate report isn't possible yet we can still use the report you do create as part of a feature request (and the more info we can provide towards that, the better.)
  8. It's getting there. The layout of the data is looking good so far, but... the data that is being pulled isn't all correct. It seems that the data pulled for the levels themselves is mismatched and in some case not the actual levels used. There appears to be a mismatch with the Layers as well. For example, taking a look at Story-2 in the test file: Ceiling Level in the worksheet should be 3500, which is a custom Level I made. (2473 is the height of the default.) "Ceiling" should be the Layer noted in the Layer column to the right of it. Top of Slab should be 0, and it should have "Slab" in the Layer column to the right. Bottom of Slab (Layerless) should be -500 (also custom) and it should not have a Layer in its Layer column to the right of it. In contrast, the Finish Floor Level, at 0 height, with its "Floor Layout" Layer is correct. Having the Level, Level Ht and Layer. columns sorted from highest to lowest (with Level Ht. being the governing factor) is the goal, so that the words in the worksheet match how the building would "stack" in real life. Removing the zeros in the Storey Elev column would be ideal, if possible, in order to remove them from being a another piece of data that could be a distraction. Fonts and fonts sizes... As-is they can work, but if it possible: Row 1: 14pt, Arial, Bold. Row 2: 14pt, Arial, Bold, Underline. Row 4 onwards: 12pt Arial (I wasn't thinking of getting too fancy in terms of the look of the data, but simply having some examples of how formatting can be done would help.) Thanks!
  9. That's interesting about there not being a call to get the Levels of a Storey. Hmm. Realistically, knowing the way templates will be set up and the way users may work "on the fly", it is conceivable that Levels will created both ways; Some Levels will be added from a template and others will be added manually as needed as planning a project. I very much appreciate you digging into this, Pat.
  10. You bet... Here's one: Building with Storeys.vwx Thank you!
  11. LOL... Busted! Yes, the end goal would be to view/print said Report so that a small-and-very-smart team could look at all the Storeys, and their associated heights, and building height limits and such, and plan the project (height-wise) well, before even drawing and objects.
  12. Thanks @Pat Stanford! The storey info I am hoping to extract is mainly what is shown in the Stories tab (and related dialogs) of the Organization Window. I'm thinking that this order should work: Highest Storey name & elevation plus prefix/suffix, then that storey's List of all Levels (the ones I have actually used, not the full list) in order from high to low plus the name of Design Layers associated with a Level. then Second highest Storey name (with all the info as above) then Third highest Storey and so on, until... Lowest Storey Something like this...
  13. I am wondering if someone here might have a way to report the Storeys within a file (as well as each Storey’s contained Layers, Levels, their heights, etc) when the file ONLY has Stories set up so far? That is, there is no geometry drawn in the file yet, hence I'm not able to report the Storey, layer, level of a any of objects themselves. Thanks!
  14. Once you get the palettes docked where you would like them please do make sure you then go to the Window menu > Palettes > Save Palette Positions. (and @Jeffrey J. Hummel, you are listed as a "Greenhorn" because you just joined the Community Forum and have only posted a couple of times as of now. Such membership "level" are fairly typical on public forums and simply indicate how long or how much a member has been involved/active. As you post more, your level will change. If you would like to indicate more about your history with Vectorworks, your Vectorworks version, your computer spec's, etc I would suggest that you enter this info into your forum signature. You can find this area to edit under your name at the top right > Account Settings > Signature.)
  15. Since that color pencil box is a Mac OS-based color picker, it sounds to me like Catalina is the reason for having to press the OK button to confirm the color. It may be a sign of things to come on the Mac side of things... it might not be a bad idea to review other Catalina changes to the OS.

 

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