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  1. Will try this. I've also just redrawn some of the elevations in VW -- it was just getting overly complicated to have to adjust layer visibility for each detail in the OIP sub menus.
  2. @Pat Stanford I'm currently implementing this in a project file. Can I make multiple reference viewports of the same VW 'shuttle file' in different Design layers (ie "details -water feature", "details- trellis, "details- deck" ) and set different class visibilities in each of the Design Layers? Or would each reference viewport need it's own VW 'shuttle file' in addition to it's own Design Layer (ie "shuttle-details -water feature.vwx", "shuttle-details- trellis.vwx, "shuttle details- deck.vwx" )? Are there any negative performance issues will multiple Reference Viewports? In CAD referencing seems to help keep files small and nimble... Really seems like I just need to learn to draw in VW!
  3. I noticed on a Jonathan Reeves video that he not only has the attributes palette docked but also has the snapping palette docked: I'm unable to trigger the above/below/left/right docking prompt with the snapping palette. It will dock all the way over to the edge, but not below the attributes... Is docking the snapping palette just a MAC only function? Like his glorious Mac only 'Dark Mode'!
  4. Just wrote this up on a Wacom tablet forum topic.. Thoughts: MMB enters 'boomerang pan' - so with the MMB you can pan in the middle of a process. If while you are MMB panning you want to rotate you can hit 'Ctrl/CMD' to enter 'boomerang flyover'. ...but if you now want to 'boomerang zoom', you have to release the MMB, and then hit the spacebar, and then hit the Ctrl key (and if you hit the Ctrl key to soon it gets ignored and you're just panning). I would love MMB+Alt/Option to be boomerang zoom! You would then have full navigation with MMB plus 1 extra key entry!
  5. Here is my navigation wishlist: MMB enters 'boomerang pan' - so with the second wacom pen button set to MMB you can pan in the middle of a process. If while you are MMB panning you want to rotate you can hit Ctrl to enter 'boomerang flyover'. But you have to release the MMB, and then hit the spacebar, and then hit the Ctrl key to 'boomerang zoom'. I would love MMB+Alt to be boomerang zoom! You would then have full navigation with MMB plus 1 extra key entry! I should post this on the Wishlist forum....
  6. D'oh! I'm an idiot... I've set pen button '1' to key in 'X' so I can quickly get out of commands. That's also how I have my Wacom set up in all those other programs... using button '1' for 'enter' or what ever seems most often used and button '2' for MMB I just got used to using my lefthand mouse for right click I completely forgot that it was a choice on my part!
  7. I also have an extra mouse on my left hand side to access the 'right click' functionality. I've found that many programs (autoCAD, Maya, 3Dmax and InDesign come to mind) don't always recognize my pen button as a right click. My short time with VW makes me think it too doesn't really like wacom's right click...
  8. The space bar + Ctrl is a bit touchy with my Win 10 and Wacom intuos 4... Most of the time it works - some of the time I have to pause for a second or two for it to 'catch' which is a bit frustrating. And if you don't hit the spacebar decidedly first it does catch at all... For navigation I use: spacebar to pan spacebar+ctrl to zoom. upper pen button (set to MMB in the wacom app) + ctrl to activate flyover. Note. For the flyover tool I've found using 'interactive origin mode' and keying (shift+C) to reset the flyover origin when necessary is the cleanest way to focus the flyover tool. Nothing like the super smooth 'Alt plus' navigation that Maya has... I even used to set 3Dstudiomax to use the maya navigation as it really is the best... The new 'Quad Menu' doesn't work for me with a quick tap of the space bar - I think because the 'mouse' has to be still and with a wacom that never happens. I've set the '1' key to be my keyboard shortcut and it seems to work well to get me to the quad menu quickly.
  9. I've got a project in which I've drawn the plan and the elevations in AutoCAD and am doing the planting plan and sheet sets in VW. I've set up VW 'shuttle files' for both the CAD plan and for the CAD elevations. In my main design file I have 'reference viewports' for each of the shuttle files on separate design layers (ExRwef, and ExRef-ELEV) and also on separate classes (V-XR ELEV, and V-XR PLAN). In viewports on my Elevation Sheet I want certain 'refence viewport' classes to be visible (for example I want to see the classes containing 'trees', 'buildings' and 'trellis' which are all on separate CAD layers). On my Details Sheet viewports I want to show different 'ref viewport' classes for the same file (for example I want to see the classes containing 'trellis' and 'footings', but not the 'trees' or 'buildings'). I understand the workflow for turning on and off classes in viewports, and I understand how I can select a 'ref viewport' and in the OIP turn on and off classes... ...but I can't seem to figure out how to adjust visibility for 'Ref Viewport' Classes in individual viewports like my elevation viewports and my detail viewports. In the future I will be mostly drawing projects in 3D with VW. But I can see many instances where I will be sharing files, most likely CAD files, with others and will want to detail them in VW. Thanks for any settings clarification and/or workflow recommendations!
  10. I've got a project that I've drawn the plan and the elevations in AutoCAD --- learning and working at the same time... I've set up VW 'shuttle files' for both the plan and for the elevations. On my main design file I have referenced viewports for each of the shuttle files on separate design layers (ExRwef, and ExRef-ELEV) and also on separate classes (V-XR ELEV, and V-XR PLAN) . I've made an elevations sheet layer and placed viewports to the 4 elevation views from my shuttle file cad reference. All looked good. Then I went to a design layer to work a bit, then I went back to the elevations sheet layer... 3 of the 4 viewport had disappeared: If I pan around they become visible while panning. If I zoom they become visible while zooming. If I select them their outline becomes visible and selected: If I export to PDF they print as visible: But I can't see them. I take that back - as I was writing this 2 more became visible... for no apparent reason. Frustrating! I have a decent older professional graphics card (AMD Firepro v5900) and have no problems in any other 3D, drafting, or design programs. Ant thoughts?
  11. Just loaded on VW2021 - (also the temp and sun diagrams). Works great - thanks for these! One question, the date/year seems to max out at 2019. Any way to update this for the 2020s?
  12. Found it and tried it. took a minute or so to 'spin'... But it didn't seem to update the user libraries in the planting tool. I added the file s to 'favorites' and now they're are accessible through the planting tool - which is what I was all I was going for!
  13. I would love to see the 'Tag Display' options on a right click when a plant tag is selected... When annotating plants almost half of the time I have to change the direction of the Tag (none, right, left, center) --- going to the menu is a break in workflow. An entry (maybe below 'change plant grouping') would clean that up nicely!

 

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