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  1. Hi You can use Smart Options Display to achieve this.
  2. Hi Go to Document options in the TitleBlockManager. Change numbering from Auto-Increment to manual.
  3. It works well on viewports with background shaded and hidden line foreground rendering. Not sure if it does something with vector only graphics. viewports without fill gets some transparency added and the results in increased file size.
  4. Two factors worth considering when discussing PDF file sizes. The File Size Reduction setting in the publish dialog works well. Usually High and even Maximum gives acceptable results and has good impact on PDF file size I have also learned that viewports should have a fill. If a viewport is selected and the attribute pallet is with none fill it will be larger in export. I recently went through a set with dozen of sheets and changed the viewports fill from none to white and the final pdf binder was half the size of the first one
  5. Grapic Legends is perfect for this task https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2023/eng/VW2023_Guide/Annotation2/Graphic_legends.htm?rhsearch=graphic legend&rhhlterm=graphic legends legend
  6. Hi @olly-sb I am not an expert but are sending IFC models regularly to the engineers we are collaborating with. Only elements containing IFC data era exported. Architectural elements in VW (walls, Stairs, Windows and so on) come with default IFC settings assigned and export well to IFC. IF you are modeling elements from scratch you have to assign IFC data to the objects. https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2023/eng/VW2023_Guide/IFC/Assigning_IFC_data to_objects.htm?rhsearch=assign IFC&rhhlterm=assigning assigned assignment assign ifc When starting the collaboration I try out different export options in the IFC export pane and send to my engineer end choose what works best for them. Usually they prefer me to hide unnecessary detail (railings and even windows) to make the model simpler and lighter to work with. A good dialog in the start is key to successful cooperation.
  7. Hi @Mihail Rizov I just wanted to know if there is some similar function to rotate the model on export? If the building is aligned with the page, is it possible to rotate the model about origin to true north on export?
  8. We are using data tags and working as you describe with a master model file and referenced files with sheet layers for printing. We have annotation layers for every floor plan in the master file and place the data tags there. The master file is still relatively slim without section and elevation viewports
  9. HI If the instances is all the same ( same size) its shows only one. You can add custom labels in the cells that counts items or extract info for example rough opening size, Jamb with, window material, net glazing area, fire or acoustical info and so on.
  10. Thanks a lot Pat Worked perfect on first attempt! Let me know when you plan to visit Iceland, I owe you some beers!
  11. the record is HAED and reads forexample 56 (meters) and should be multiplied by 1000
  12. Exactly what i was hoping for! 🤩 The file is attached to the original post
  13. Hi I have imported a shape file with contour lines. The lines come in as 3d polys with Z=0 and a record with info on the right Z hight. I have previously used Tools/ record/ "modify by record" to move 2d polygons to the right z hight. There are no option available to Move-Z by record. I have tried to convert the 3d polygons to 2d polygons but something weird is happening with the record format and the Z heights are scrambled I have made a Data Viz that color the lines by record Z 3d polys: After Convert to 2d polys: I should probably report a bug for this? Does anybody have a script or other workaround to move the 3d polys according to their z height? Shape grunnur.vwx
  14. Are your design layers at 1:1? Sometimes scale can affect the resolution, or working far from the internal origin. Good to hear the sheetlayers look ok though
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