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  1. Does it come in all files or just new blank files. Have you tried to use a template file and see if they show up?
  2. It is likely that Apple made changes in OS11 that broke the functionality and Logitech has not caught up yet.
  3. That mark indicates that the Section Marker is not linked to a Viewport. Unfortunately, there is no way to turn it off. Yet. I don't think that the mark exports to PDF or Prints.
  4. I don't believe it is possible directly. Worksheets are only able to see objects that are present in the file (from a programming standpoint, objects that have handles in the drawing space). You might be able to apply the textures to objects on an extra layer and then get the information, but I have not tried it.
  5. @markiflamer Nope, as far as I know, there is still no way to do relative references in a Worksheet Script.
  6. The Workspace Editor is located (in the US version) in the Tools menu under Workspaces. I you just choose to Edit Current Workspace and you are using one of the default workspaces the edited copy will be stored in you user folder. While I stick to the stock workspaces because it makes helping people and troubleshooting easier, we just did yesterdays Los Angleses users group meeting on customizing VW. I see a few more reasons for a custom workspace than Peter mentioned. The two biggest are to add things that you use on a regular basis to the Right Click menus, or to create a custom palette to use with the "Smart Options Display" (heads up menus in VW2021). We had a relatively large argument about if you should and how much you should modify from the standard workspaces, and I was one of the people most advocating keeping close to stock. But in the long run, set VW up so that it makes sense to you. If you have another program that uses L as the shortcut for line and you find yourself trying to use that in VW, then make the change. You can always switch back to stock if you decide you don't like it. Or change it again until you get something that is comfortable for you. In the Workspace Editor you have different panes you can select at the top for Menus, Tools, and Keys. For Menu's and Tools, all of the options are in the left hand pane. In the right hand pane you have the Menus and Palettes. Select the tool you want in the left pane and drag that to the place you want it in the right pane. If you "indent" when dragging the menu/tool, it will be placed as a "sub" option. To add keyboard shortcuts, select the tool/menu in the right hand pane and then pick the modifier keys you want to use at the bottom and then type the character you want to use. If that combination is already in use you will get a warning. I hope this is enough to get you started.
  7. A Saved View is simply a script that set the view, layers, classes, and rendering mode. It is not a state of the drawing. The best you could possibly get would be something to tell you the last Saved View that was run, but there would be no way (without major changes to what Saved Views are) to tell that you can run a Saved View but after running it made other changes. So you call a view that sets a Left Isometric view and then you manually change the view to Right Isometric. But the last view you ran was Left, so that is what is displaying as the view, but it is not the correct view, so what would you want to have happen in that case? Without completely re-architecting what Saved Views are to prevent the user from changing the settings, then having a display of the non-existent "Current Saved View" will create a situation where the program is lying to you much of the time.
  8. This thread has most of the posted experience with M1 and VW.
  9. Class visibilities in Viewports can be adjusted by selecting multiple Viewports in the Organization Dialog Box and clicking the Edit button. Unfortunately, Class Overrides are not editable there.
  10. No does not sound right. I just created a group. Edit Group, Rotate Plan. Worked as expected. Created a Symbol. Edit Symbol, Rotate Plane. Worked as expected. Rotate Plane. Edit Symbol. Worked as expected. Plan stayed rotated and I was able to edit the symbol in that rotation. Further rotation of the Plan View worked also.
  11. Do you mean this check box in the Snapping Settings? It set an angle snap that is parallel to the X and Y axis in an unrotated view while you are in a rotated view. Rotate a view, go to somewhere close to the axis indicators and see that you can draw parallel to the axis markers when you have the option checked.
  12. Not a taboo topic, I just don't think there are a lot of people working with medical devices. You can import objects in almost any format and they will be usable in VW. Sketchup, Revit, STEP, IGES, DWG, DXF. The best suggestion would be to import objects into new blank VW files so you don't end up with a bunch of layers/classes you don't want/need. Clean up the objects there and then put them into a library file once you are happy with them in VW. All of the objects in the attached drawing with the exception of the frame, plates, and pipe (all extrusions) were imported from other file formats. Sorry for the relatively low resolution screen shot.
  13. If you Edit the Title Block form the Resource Manager and then Edit the Title Block Layout, you will see that there are three blank text block above the No, Date, and Stamp titles. These block are linked to Issue data, not Revision data. I don't remember 2020, but in VW2021, I just had to select each text block and change the Dynamic Text link at the bottom of the OIP. HTH
  14. Have you considered the "Shuttle File" method? Import the Revit file into a blank VW file. Then reference that file into your working file using a Design Layer Viewport. All of the Classes will be isolated in the Shuttle File and you will still be able to see and snap to the drawing. If you need to update, just delete the information from the Shuttle File and import the new Revit into to. If you search Shuttle File in the forums there is a lot more information available.
  15. @Conrad Preen @Tamsin Slatter @Lien I did not even pay attention to what forum this was in. I am going to move this thread to the Site Design forum so that more people who work on this are likely to see it.
  16. Export PDFs and have them mark them up is the best option unless they want to buy a full copy of VW. Fundamentals would be sufficient if all they want to do is markup and not to change the PIOs you use.
  17. Check the permissions on your user folder to make sure VW is allowed to access the file. If you start VW, change a few preferences, quit VW, Restart VW, does it give the same error message? Remember that preferences are only saved when VW successfully quits. If it crashes instead of gracefully quitting the preferences will not be saves and may be corrupted.
  18. You are correct it won't export the correct coordinates unless you have the file properly georeferenced. Do you think you have the file georeferenced and it is still giving wrong results?
  19. Almost anything is scriptable. ;-) How much to you want to learn?
  20. Look up Georeferencing in the help files. You can define the coordinate (I think of it as the offset) of the file 0,0 point to be the correct real world coordinate. HTH
  21. It has been a while since I fought with this. ;-) The "outside" border of the Title Block Border is actually controlled by the Crop settings. The "inside" border is controlled by the Border settings. If you don't need the outside line you can Edit the Style and change the Crop setting to None on the Sheet Zones and Grids page of the Style Settings. If you want the outside line, but don't want it dashed it is a little trickier. The basic layout of the title block is defined by a symbol named plankopf-A3 in the Title Block Border Style folder. If you edit this symbol, you will see that there is a dashed horizontal line near the top right corner. You can make the outline go solid by changing this line to Solid. Alternatively, you can also make the outline go solid by simply selecting the dashed line and Send Back to put it as the back of the stacking order. My guess is that the crop outline is inheriting the line type of whatever object is at the top of the stacking order in the symbol. By making that object have a solid line type it fixes the problem. Let me know if you need more details. HTH
  22. I don't think you can report record.field combinations in a spreadsheet cell. Hopefully someone will let me know I am wrong [ @michaelk ]. It can probably be done with a worksheet script, but transferring criteria can be problematic. I will try and take a look at that this weekend also.
  23. The documentation for FormatField is wrong and the name is misleading. A better name would be FieldDefault. What it does is returned the default value for the field specified in the record specified. It is not a criteria function, so you can't pass it a criteria.
  24. True, but since nothing is going to be changed about VW2017, you either are going to have to upgrade or find a work around. :-(
  25. There should be a button under the C that is your temporary avatar that will let you upload an image.


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