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  1. PDF graphic generated in InDesign. Place in VW — as I have been doing for a very long time. Usually set to my default class of None with no fill, black pen; sometimes None None class with no pen, and no fill. But the PDF is showing up as if an opacity was applied, which is wasn't. Weird thing is that on the same sheet layer, cropped into the graphic, it printed as expected, but in the wider view, on the door elevation, it appears ghosted. I was able to get it to work normally if I applied a white fill to the PDF.
  2. Why can't I set the opacity of a PDF from the attributes palette in VW 2022. I always used to be able to do so. I had to create a new class with a PDF opacity of what I want.
  3. Hi Nikolay, Seeing this in v2022. I did two tests. Both files attached, native VWX as well as PDF outputs. Test 1: New file. Copied floorplan from converted file, added new callouts. No problems. Test 2: Migrated file from v2020. That's where the problem occurs. — And this is a typical situation for me, migrating old files often. I vaguely recall various problems in past yearly updates. It's actually why I don't update yearly: because, well, I've got work to do and don't have time to troubleshoot problems such as these. It's not just a VW problem: it's an endemic problem in the industry. We most likely don't need yearly updates. But that's a different conversation than this one. Thanks for your help in troubleshooting this problem. Thanks, Apollo (formerly G Scott Souchock) DWG D1.1 CAS Wayshowing v2022.vwx DWG VW Test Issue G Scott Works LLC.vwx DWG D1.1 CAS Wayshowing v2022.pdf DWG VW Test Issue G Scott Works LLC.pdf
  4. See attached for visual. Publish my sheet to PDF. Callout bubble style (box in my case) not showing up in PDF. Color fill in box also not showing up. Same thing happening for Room Name Simple objects: border of box missing and fill not rendering. Fill is transparent. Also the sheet is not honoring the 1/8" margins on printing, defaulting to 1/4". This is ridiculous. Going back to 2020 until this version settles down.
  5. Hi Jeremy, Thanks for responding. Yeah, I'm an experiential graphic designer so I used PDFs and EPS files a lot. I'm up-to-date on service packs, and I believe I previously experienced the problems with PDFs you refer to. For this particular project I needed to use symbols heavily. But rather than draw the graphics again in VW when the production artwork already done in Illustrator, I was placing PDFs in the symbols so that if I update the artwork the PDF would automatically update. Well, that seemed to work until a SP update and then it didn't. In the interest of time and efficiency for this project I simply placed EPS files which are embedded into the file by VW in my symbol definitions and that has worked out well. Though just to play it safe I won't do any updates until I complete this project. I'm too far in to be able to recreate anything that might be lost at this point. In my line of work there is no perfect solution. Now if VW linked EPS files the same way they do PDF files so that when they update I have the opportunity to update, it would make my life a whole lot easier. Thanks.
  6. Oh, and it gets better… I went back to my document to update symbols to EPS files and it deleted them ALL. They're all gone, as well as a couple hours work now. Weird.
  7. Ok. this may or may not be a problem. Here's my situation. I'm creating symbols in Illustrator because it's tied to my signage. I saved the symbols AI file as PDF. I linked the PDF pages to a VW symbols document to create the symbol library. In another document I imported the symbols to use them. With the latest SP update (or the weekend opening a new session) the symbols in the symbols def VW file are ok. But the file where I'm using them were empty. Is this situation because of PDF file linking? I'm switching to EPS because I know VW embeds. But one of my great frustrations is that VW does embed and not link like my other graphic programs. Thanks.
  8. Just updated VW2020 to the latest service pack. Went to open a file that I was working on last week. My symbols have all disappeared. The symbols were defined in another document, imported into my current document with the missing symbols. Symbols were PDF pages. Might this be the problem?
  9. Thanks, Mike. I just updated to SP3 on VW2018 and I still have the problem. WTF VW?!? No other software that I use has this problem. The desktop/internal drive solution is not a solution. I've gone back to and still working on VW2017. I will file a tech support request later today. Highly disappointing and frustrating.
  10. Ok, here's what I've learned. Thank you, John, for the test idea. I have confirmed that this works with a PDF file on the desktop, or anywhere on the internal hard drive. Where it fails is when I am referencing a PDF file on my external drive, the main drive where all of my project files are located. So VW tech support…what say you? Feel free to contact me and we can work through this issue. For the record, I also updated to MacOS 10.13.2 (which I hope I don't regret, for other reasons).
  11. Thanks for the responses. I will do my best to help track down the problem but this one is a serious problem for my workflow. As an environmental graphic designer I work with a lot of imported files.
  12. Did anyone solve this problem? I am having the same problem. And it's got my work stopped dead in the water for using 2018. At first I opened at 2017 file with a linked PDF. It was missing on my design layer. So I deleted the file using the Organization tool and tried to re-place the file. No luck. This is a very big problem for me. I also tried different version of PDF 1.4 v 1.7 for the original file generated from Adobe InDesign.
  13. Ok. This needs to be fixed ASAP. It's affecting my productivity.
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