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hollister design Studio

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  1. I remember this now - will have to go back and reread those posts - @jeff prince is always detailed in his explanations! In the video they definitely implied a 'newer better' feature - but it is really just a teaser video.
  2. I'm having this now in a different file. Bug create new class named test class set fill to magenta reset fill to a hatch pattern. Draw Polygon on 'test class' Create objects from shapes / hardscape. Set main area class to <hardscape class> Hardscape shows in Top/plan as a solid magenta fill NOT as the by class hatch. You can NOT set the 'Attributes menu' fill to 'by class' - it just flips back to solid fill magenta. Edit the class set fill to solid Select the hardscape and now you can set the 'Attributes menu' fill to 'by class' Reedit the Class Set the fill to hatch Hardscape is now 'by class' and showing a hatch fill. If you try and make a new hardscape you have to do the whole process over again. Here is a new Screen Capture video: Hardscape by class bug.mp4
  3. It would be really handy to be able to set one of the four corners to 'Class Assignment" and another to 'Layer Assignment" - functionality like with the OIP. Hovering and sliding down to the new desired class would be a hell of a time saver. Especially on a duel screen set up where the OIP is really far away from the viewport... Just a thought!
  4. ... or is it just nice fancy editing. This... ...fades into this. It would be nice to have the 'Shell' model plants for working with (much cleaner and easier to figure out placement) but then render with the image props if needed. Or is the second image fade a twin motion thing? It would also be nice to have those fancy shell models for the existing tree tool!
  5. I opened a file in VW2022 (SP1 on win 10) to convert it and all my hardscapes on V_CONC Class have turned to their fill to "solid" with color (a light blue) 'by class" . The class they are assigned to (V_CONC) has the fill set to Hatch - not to Solid. When I made the class fill a solid, it defaulted to the lt Blue color, and when I changed the class fill color, the hardscape slab color changed. But if I change the fill back to a hatch pattern the hardscape no longer follows the fill 'by class'. Also: If the Class fill set to hatch I can not change/set a hardscape in that Class to fill to "by class" in the attributes menu - it just flips right back to fill/solid/color 'by class' (using the last color the class hard before it was fill by hatch - if that makes any sense.) BUT - if I change the Class fill to solid, THEN change the hardscape fill to 'by class', THEN change the Class fill to hatch --- NOW the hardscape shows expected behavior and shows the fill as 'by class' and a hatch. Also - if I tried to set a hardscape to fill /hatch in the attributes menu I get an error "Hatch and Tile fills are disabled for the hardscape" Attached a test file with a hardscape copied from original file and a rectangle converted to a hardscape: blue hardscapes.vwx Hardscapes are as expected back in 2021
  6. Error "There was an error reading your user preferences. Preferences will be reset to factory defaults." " at startup. Have to reset all preferences, and switch work spaces. Since the last time and a couple of people said 'keep better track of your settings' I reset quickly from saves screen shots. Still not a good thing.
  7. Had this happen yesterday, everything greyed out. I could apply a texture or set it to 'by class' - but could not adjust anything UV wise. I tried two shapes, an extrude and a generic solid. I think I was in symbol edit mode.
  8. I put this up on another thread about the attribute palette. Definitely not as svelte as 2021... Nor as legible at a glance. I'm really happy they're exploring new UI (ahem, dark mode for windows, ahem). I don't think they hit it on the first shot here with the attribute palette. Also if the attribute is set to 'none' the color band disappears - why is the "transparency" band still there? Something out of the box like this might actually work for such a "creative focused" app.
  9. A Very Simple request - I would love some consistency in Top/Plan view as far as the colored axis. I tend to have this setting unchecked, but the second I'm in a rotated top/plan, the colored axis is right back there adding 'noise' to my screen. I love being able to toggle it on off! Just want it to be consistent in all top/plan views
  10. @Tom W. Correct, I'm not using the VW Plant Catalogs. And I to would love to hear how the Pros deal with all this! I do have a worksheet that has many of the important to me Records/Plant Record so I can edit from there... And I can always add more columns if there is a record that becomes important to me in the future. I'm certainly not implying that I have perfect or even proper system - I'm so still learning this beast!
  11. @pitter I created a file called 01-Plants.vwx and put it in my 'user folder' (which I've, perhaps mistakenly, stored in the /vectorworks data/Libraries folder). I then favorited it so I could access from the plant tool. In my 01-Plants.wx file I have subfolders for Bulbs, Grasses, Perennials, Shrubs, Succulents , and Trees. I store all my custom plant objects in these folders and then I can access them easily from the plant tool or the Resource Manager. I also have 02-2D symblos.vwx, 03-3D symbols.vwx, 04-Details.vwx, etc. I store the custom objects I made (like Plants or Data tags or Trellises) or objects from the Vectorworks Library (often faucets and fixtures) or thing I've found online (Kats Hatches!) that I use often in these files and subfolders so I know exactly where to find them. As always, thanks to bgoff for getting me going with this system!
  12. @Eric Gilbey, PLA Super helpful. I've unchecked the box But just to be clear, when you say 'plant catalog' you don't mean the plant library file I created (with Brian Goff's help) where I store all my custom plant objects. This file is in my "Libraries" folder and I access it from the plant tool as a favorited file. When I first started (last year) I tried creating plants from the "get plant data' button on the 'Schedule tab of the Plant Style menu, but never found any cultivars I was looking for... is that the "Plant Catalog"? BTW, thanks for such a detailed answer!
  13. I've started getting this message every time I make change to a plant. Even if it's just one line in the Plant style/Plant data menu VW almost hangs (4 or 10 second delay) while showing "updating vectorworks plant catalog" before showing this message: Screen Grab: Questions: what does this mean? from the convoluted wording I have no idea if "cannot be found it the" is intentional or a autocorrect error... Why is VW saying it can't find the library? I opened the plant from the library file. Originated from? - I created all my plants from scratch.. what is the proper response? yes, no, cancel? How can I turn this warning off! Is there a way to edit multiple plant objects plant data? - maybe by a worksheet? Thanks for any insight...
  14. @Tom W. thanks, I would have never seen it! Must have hit that be mistake. I only use the "aligned" slab to get to the edit surface modifiers menu. I actually usually have the "align with object on" set to a layer with nothing on it so the slab doesn't go all weird on me.
  15. I've isolated these two hardscapes from the main file. They are both on the same class/layer. They are both the same style. There are no red line classes. Why is one red lined and the other invisible lined? Here's the isolated file: Red Lines.vwx
  16. @JustinH We have a WINNER! Turning this off fixes all of it. Thank you so much! I was about to go crazy with this. FYI to any VW employees looking at this: I just checked the original file on VW2021 sp4.1 and it ALSO has the random floating multiplane window - but it does not negatively effect the navigation in the same way.
  17. Thanks @bjoerka I tested it on two computers: Workstation - older computer - win 10 / i7-6700K / 32gb memory / AMD Radeon Pro graphics card Surface Book - win 11 / I7-1065G7 / 32GB / Nvidia Quadro Flashing on both - and to be clear - the exact same file - pre file conversion - exhibits none of this in VW2021
  18. Just submitted bug report and uploaded file to the powers that be... Here is the file if anyone wants to see if it's the file that's broken. WORKING_KD470_v2022.vwx
  19. @Dave Donley I went to document preferences. Under the legacy 2D tab "enable legacy 2D features ' was unchecked, but the check box for "turn off unified view" was unchecked. I checked "enable legacy" and checked "turn off unified view" but the behavior wasn't affected. The overall experience was horrible, stuttering and freezing - so I unchecked "enable legacy" and things are back where they were... bad, but not impossible. I also tried to copy all the geometry and past it into a fresh new 2022 file. This did not fix the issue - the flashing to "top/plan Z-site" continued.
  20. @Dave Donley will check this later, unfortunately in the field all day. It is strange that is is only this file (so far) - and that it is a very small file that I just created. I did create it in 2021 and let VW convert. Might try just copy/pasting the geometry in a native 2022 file. Either way it seems something is weird in 2022 tp behave this way
  21. Same shift to a not visible class becoming the screen when I'm editing a plant object... This is very strange behavior - the image is a very close cropped (not just a class becoming visible - almost as if it was a different scale) bitmap of the flood zone demarcations - from a layer and class that are set to not visible. Flashing - while plant edit.mp4
  22. All other things being equal, the new layout allows for less room for the tool sets:
  23. OK I deleted that class and that bitmap image. Now the flashing is of the next class up from the bottom. Same thing as before. Flashing a zoomed in top/plan (or screen plane?) view of the bitmap map image I have in my site data layer. I also seem to see a gray button saying "top/plan v-site" in the upper right corner for a micro-second with each flash. Here is a screen grab from a screen recording. only last for one frame: This has to be a bug, doesn't it? Should I upload/send this file in to see if others get the same issue? I should mention that I have this same file open on 2021 and have none of these issues...
  24. what is this? Haven't had the time to watch all the videos or read all the change notes yet.
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