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  1. The same is true with the Save View command. It will not recognize any new classes (or layers) that are created after the fact.

    Yes it can. There is an option in the create class dialog box to control the visibility in saved views. I recall there also being a wish list item for this to be extended to viewports and thought it had been incorporated into version 12.

    It is of limited use though - how often do you want a new class to appear in every saved view or viewport?


  2. keep design layers clear of all annotations. viewports are singular "snapshots" of a part of the building that you want to say something specific about. no two viewports are going to convey the same annotated information, so how in the world can you put annotations in the design layer w/o having a way to turn off one type of annotation for another? keep design layers clean.

    the only text that one might put on the design layer are "design notes". notes that would help you remember stuff about the design. this would be turned off in the viewports.

    What interesting statements in absolutes. I have an almost entirely opposite view. To leverage the power of cad and minimise errors i try to use elements, including text, only once if possible. So such elements are likely to appear in more than one viewport.

    I annotate in both viewports & design layers but mostly in design layers.

    A couple of examples: common dimensions on floor & foundation plans, room names on floor and finishes plans.

    How to achieve this: classes


  3. Graham, yes the alias needs to be named templates as per the folder it replaces.

    The server also needs to be mounted before launching Vectorworks.

    I have had no problems without having another template file on the local computer, contrary to what Katie says. However I do use one anyway (in the VW application folder - called Vectorworks default) so that VW always opens a metric drawing when launching.

    hth

    cheers

    grant


  4. Charles

    Thanks for your response, yes I realise I can take the approach you describe. However to my mind its far too involved for what I want to do (I'm being stubborn I know)

    The information i need is already there in the subrow, i just want to be able to reference individual figures, not totals.

    I've tried using a separate worksheet to reference but again the problem i have struck is that it still can't reference subrows or subcells. If there is a way to do this i'd love to know it.

    If i have to have a class or database header for every figure required i might as well just export the original worksheet into excel and save the time - which is what i currently do.

    Cheers

    Grant


  5. I find it a bit limiting that you can extract information from a drawing and then do little else with it due to the limitations of database rows.

    I'd like to do further mathematical operations on information in subrows and/or reference individual subrows in formulas - as an example - using the space tool to generate carparking calculations on multi unit projects that will update when changing the space size.


  6. Has anyone else experienced this?

    I've encountered this in 2 different offices. Currently using OSX server 10.4.6

    Your read only problem should be solved by altering permssions on the server so that file access is not limited to the computer that created the file.

    File corruption is more problematic, and I'm also hoping VW will be more network friendly in the future.


  7. Why not use a symbol to create the opening?

    Yes thats how I put complex shapes into a wall without resorting to solids subtractions.

    For odd shapes (such as stars) you can model the wall around it so that the orthoginal shape cut in the wall by the symbol bounding box is properly filled.

 

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