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Chris D

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  1. YYYY-MM-DD is the ISO standard and should be the default for everything in VW.

    It's like ignoring international conventions like IFC to use a parochial format such as the US date format, which is very much the minority date format in the world. The US is practically the only country to put the month first.

  2. There is a half-decent workaround for this which Martyn Horne showed me, which to be honest I haven't had chance to use on a real job yet, but I have tested it and it appears to work:

    Use the ID Suffix field in the OIP to give each door a Door Type reference e.g. T1, T2 etc. You can then use Custom Modification to select all T1s at once etc (Tools>Custom Modification>Field Value>ID Suffix). This allows you to select doors in various walls at once and amend them via the OIP. It won't amend doors inside symbols (e.g. house types) though.

    It's less foolproof than proper Door Types (wishlisted many times), but should help.

    You can save yourself some scripts to select each door type on a little script palette, to speed this up if you do it frequently.

  3. After years of suffering this transparency printing problem I chanced across a solution that works on several of our problem files.

    Converting to PDF doesn't solve the issue, but if you convert the PDF to PostScript and then back to PDF, it will flatten the PDF and get rid of the problem. You'll need the full version of Acrobat to do it (File>Export>PostScript).

  4. Strange. I get it.

    Yeah, this is what this whole thread was about....the inconsistency. Re-setting the saved settings in Prefs does not forget whatever you said, so you get one shot at this in the life of a file...or something strange like that.

  5. Ah, 10 year old problems that still aren't fixed. Don't you just love those.

    The behaviour of class attributes is still inconsistent in 2012.

    I have a file where lots of objects are off-class and VW is failing to do what the Help files say it does. When I tick "Use at Creation" in the class attributes dialog box I should be presented with the option to set existing objects on that class to use the class settings, but I'm not getting it.

    Worse still, the Custom Modification tool is broke too. You can use this to take attributes off-class, but NOT put them on-class. Madness.

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