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  1. A long debate on the mention of Revit. It used to be AutoCAD. VW is still better than ACAD. End of 'story'. NVW should only promote Archicad for BIM. Let archicad users fight the BIM wars. Pity though...I used to use a lot of the data functionality right from the minicad versions. Stopped as it wasnt going anywhere. Right at the moment for a BIM programme I choose Revit.
  2. Can we have 1 tool location for Wall Join and Component Join. Say Only have Wall Join and toggle with shift/ctrl for component join (T, L and Capped. Thanks
  3. I'm 2 months into Revit and I'm liking it alot. Trying to set pre-setup our VW default files like Revit (structure)- realise how many classes are needed to support a storey. A storey with a min. of 4 layers (roof, ceiling, slab, floor, foundation...) If we are going to start using these ceiling, slabs, roofs tools then these 'smart objects' need to actually know where they are actually placed in the built environment. They should also come with common attributes easily managed on the object and be viewport specific. We should not need layers to locate them or classes to create viewport specific views. ahhhhhhhggghhhh...
  4. We still using 'User data and preference folder' in the server. Found a way to default the wrkspace to the standard workspace at VW startup. Lock the settings folder. Also lock the workspaces folder. Smiled when we had a couple new people also previous ACad users using the (our) standard workspace.
  5. None the less. We are testing the "WorkGroup folder on the server". Has its downside but also its 'control' benefits. We aim to get rid of 'AutoCAD user' workspaces. Cant teach them new things when they are still holding to their old habits. Easy to update whats on the user folder. especially plugins, resource browser... etc. A downsides is because we are in beta stage and their are current users who don't want to change and so we have other saved workspaces. So whoever shuts down last VW saves that users workspace. Hope that annoys them to change. I was looking for any discussion on the Workgroup and Project Folders which is the bit below the User Folders under the Vectowworks Preference but found this instead.
  6. Drake from tech support was very helpful. He noticed my symbol definitions having different records attached to them. Thanks Heaps Drake. SOLUTION 1: In edit (stubborn) symbol (without selecting any text or lines) check which records are X in the OIP. De-select any unrelated records. If it doesn't work see Solution 2. SOLUTION 2: Email tech support.
  7. Katie, Any ideas what the turnaround reply is. Emailed 07/08/07
  8. cbaarch..thanks for the input but we moving off topic. Just need someone who can sort the error out. Just to let you know our sheet layers with VPs and title blocks are located in the (1) print file. The working files are (separate) drawing files with plans, section, elevation etc etc etc...
  9. Hi The way we draw in this office is by having the working file and the print file separate. Every time I open the print file this error occurs...[Note the update ref is set to Automatically during opening...] 'An error occurred while converting a Text Link using the Format named "Door Record" (probably out of memory). The Text Link has been deleted from the document.' To work around this I need to delete the ref symbol and then update the work group ref.when file is open. Any suggestions.
  10. Not sure if this the long term solution but it works...all that matters. I played around with Advanced print option from Acrobat reader. Under 'marks and bleeds' I selected the 'Print As Image' to a 300dpi. Let me know if you have found another solution Katie. Thanks
  11. I thought it may have to do with the origin pt is miles away. Someone drew the Section and I had to overlay my detail section over. I moved the section and section details to 0,0 but that didn't help either.
  12. Currently working on 1 project. Lets say only on this VW file. Yes it happens on both printers. I've also tried it on someone else's pc and the same happens. Its beginning to look like its the VW print file.
  13. Hi Katie Yes. Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional Vers7.0.9
  14. Hi I've got a pdf file using export to pdf (batch)with about 22 pagers (sheet layers). When I send to print, some lines outside the view port crop prints, even though the file on the acrobat viewer is fine (no lines outside view port crop) I've tried setting 'Opacity of 100% to substitute Layer Transfer Mode" and thought this was the solution but again it has happened. Any help, most appreciated Printer HP Designjet 500 PS /Kyocera Mita KM-2530 KX VW ARCHITECT 12.5.2 Windows XP IP 4 3.2GHz
  15. Use 'Rotate Drawing' from Vectorbits. Cannot Undo though but can always reverse the rotation angle. Also will revert any workgroup ref original status. But can always revert rotation to 'upright' position and update workgroup ref. Its free so can't be choosy.


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