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  1. Sorry, there must be a miscommunication because I don't believe the video demonstrates how to have the callback within the callout markers or section lines. It just shows how do do that in the drawing labels. What I want is to have the callouts and section lines match the drawing labels as I'm able to do in the software I utilize now. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  2. Ok, so the video shows how to have backreferences in the drawing label, but not in the detail callout or section lines linked to those viewports with the labels. My goal is to have the information displayed in the detail callout and section line symbols, exactly like it is in the drawing labels. Therefore the callout and section lines need access to the callback functionality also. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  3. Ok, just got a workaround by using the Notes Parameter. So, is it possible to create my own parameters for markers, labels and callouts? Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  4. I would like to request that Callout Markers and Elevation/Section lines have access to the back reference parameter just like viewport labels do. Currently I’m making the transition from another BIM authoring software to VectorWorks. Over the past few weeks I’ve been customizing viewport labels, callout markers, and section/elevation lines. I would like them to match the format my office, and family, has been using for decades. Attached is an example of a recent project. Also attached is the last project I hand drafted. The practices I use are the same as my Father and Grandfather utilized. I wish to continue having my detail/section markers and labels match. This provides consistency and helps avoid confusing one section with an unrelated marker. I can do this currently in another BIM software and I wish to continue doing so in VectorWorks. Thanks, Rudy Beuc Sampel Project.pdf scan0341.pdf Detail Symbols.pdf
  5. Yes, but to be honest, I've watched so many videos and gone through so many tutorials, It's all kind of of blurring in to one big mass, some of it at times seems to be contradictory. I don't know how the overlapping occurs. It just happened again. I'll have to keep an eye out for exactly how that happens. I think I do want that information to be project based. When I create a design iteration, it's in a different file. I copy, paste, and rename the file with a suffix Dx. This is my way of keeping unmolested records. I don't know how I'm going to work with revision data yet. Currently revisions are by sheet and I'm just placing text over the titleblock. This has got to change, but as of yet, I'm not sure how. As stated before, It looks like I'm going to have a unique TitleBlockBorderStyle for each different sheet size. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  6. Worked a bit more on it today. I think I'm finally gaining an understanding of all this... Thanks, Rudy Beuc Standard Title Blocks RBeuc.vwx
  7. Dug into the attaching data bit tonight. Please understand I've been trying to digest and understand alot of information from various sources during this process. So the P_FieldName format is pre 2018? What's it now? Does project data, and sheet data, have to be manipulated from a select number of tools? Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  8. So I tried again tonight. I think I made some progress but am still quite frustrated. Attached is the file I'm working with. Also attached is a screenshot video of my current issue. I've figured that I'm just going to have a separate style for each page size. I've got a 24" x 36" size completed, I think. However, the titlebolck manager will not recognize the custom project fields I've included. What's going wrong now? Tired and going to bed, Thanks, Rudy Beuc 2022-01-20 22-02-09.mp4 Standard Title Blocks RBeuc.vwx
  9. But then wouldn't the border graphics be integral to the titleblock symbol? Not the "TitleBlock Border"? How would fit to printable area work then? Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  10. Yes, this appears to be what I have to do. I also want to use my own sheet border. One that my office has been using for years. It doesn't seem possible for me to have custom graphics for the "Title Block Border", so It also seems I'm going to have to completely forgo using the "Title Block Border Tool" for now. Hopefully new versions will have increased capabilities for border and titleblock graphics and related customizations. In the attached screenshot my title block and border are 2 different 2d symbols. The titleblock has text currently linked to records. I'm in the process of converting my practice from Revit to Vectorworks. In my previous workflow, I could control the visibility individual objects within a family (symbol or plug in in VW) with a yes/no parameter. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  11. Ok, the title block is a 2d symbol before it gets inserted into a border. I'm wondering if there is a way to have Marionette control the opacity/transparency of select objects within the symbol thereby imparting an On Off function. But perhaps, the class option is the path of least resistance.... Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  12. I'm creating a titleblock. I'd like to have the ability to control the visibility of preliminary stamps, seal, and other information via a checkbox in the Object Info Palette, or perhaps via a project setting. I guess I can do this with separate classes for each object but would I prefer to keep the number of classes within a project to a minimum. Is there any way to accomplish this? Do I have to do it via marionette? If so, how to I attach a marionette routine to an existing graphic? Thanks beforehand, Rudy Beuc
  13. Within VectorWorks, how is font height measured? Is it capitalization height, capitalization + ascender, or ascender+ capitalization + ascender? Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  14. Ok, way after beer:30. After a lot of hit and miss, trial and error, drilling down, ect...., it seems that one of the site modifiers became corrupt or whatever. Maybe during the project upgrade from 2021 to 2022. After erasing the offending modifier, everything seems to work as intended. Why, I don't know.. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  15. I'm having a problem. I have a site model. It has modifiers attached to it defining roads, sidewalks, new contours, ect... When I go and try to change the class it sits on, the material, or texture, defining the surface gets changed. Why is this happening? There is no texture or material assigned to that class. Please see attached video. Thanks, Rudy Beuc 2021-09-30 23-11-24.mp4
  16. Zoomer, I was hoping to translate a project and see that everything came over halfway OK, and learn from it. Not much came over OK. I was wondering if there was something I may have missed. Looks like Revit projects can't be directly imported into VW. Maybe it has to be done in pieces, I don't know. It wasn't a large project, It was a house. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  17. Ok, I'm a single person frim and I do all my own drafting. I'm working in Revit and in the process of migrating to VW. It's primarily do to subscription only licensing choices provided by a certain software vendor, but that's another issue. I also know of some other firms who are looking for alternative due to the same issue. But anyway.... I need to learn and establish workflows, customization, and so forth. So I think, "Ok, I've got a blank spot in my schedule, lets try this out". This way I'll learn stuff, get some customization done, and move forward. Besides, it would be great to be able to open up my past work in the current software. Yesterday afternoon I tried to convert a copy of a recent project. My workstation ran all night. Well, the results are not as expected. I don't think I can use any of it to move forward. Nothing like it seemed in all the videos I've seen so far. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  18. Just tried to convert a whole Revit project file. Did not come out as expected. Anybody else try this? Any tips? Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  19. Open up the named standards sta file. it opens up as a worksheet and the pen colors appear as a number. I'm trying to create template files for my office. I'm migrating from Revit and trying to get a handle on VW customization and workflows. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  20. Ok messing with this and trying to create my own Named standards for classes and layers. And I'm doing this in a worksheet environment now. What is the vectorworks "Pen Color" number for black? 257? Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  21. I'm in the process of migrating from Revit. Currently I'm trying to figure out class naming standards and so forth. I've found the standards sub folder within the VectorWorks program folders and libraries using the Windows file browser. However, when I go to my resource browser and look for the standards folder there, no luck. ?? using the windows file browser I've opened up the ClassNameStds.sta folder and am able to peruse it's contents. I think I want to create another column for my own standard. Or maybe copy this file and just change the lineweights and colors. What exactly is an *.STA file, how is a new one made, and how does it get connected with the "Standard Naming" command? What's going on under the hood? Thanks, Rudy Beuc
  22. So yes, I have a lot of fonts installed on my computer. I find the drop down menu scrolling behavior troublesome. I can't access any of my font styles beyond those with C as the first letter. I have dual screens. Attached are videos and screenshots which I hope communicate my problem adequately. Is there some setting on my end that I can adjust to resolve this? Thanks, Rudy Beuc VW Main Screen.mp4 MS Word Font Dialogue.mp4 VW Secondary Screen.mp4
  23. Or perhaps, be able to merge walls of different styles to act as a single unit? You could have your specific partition types as the core, and be able to tag it in plan as you would want to, while then being able to apply (wall finish objects maybe?) different finishes of correct widths. Tile, wood paneling, reveals, trim, ect... This workflow has the possibility of keeping Interior designers focused on finishes and preventing them from changing the partition type. Thanks, Rudy Beuc
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