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  1. Why would a worksheet (labeled "worksheet data" in obj. info) change to "worksheet on drawing"? How do I change it back so that it can be edited? I'm now getting an error "the selected object has no edit behavior" thanks
  2. I don't think that is a good idea at all. That would require way too much work and if I did do it, I would have to assume that the drawings and xclip locations don't move or change. Otherwise, I could very well be blocking pertinent information with old masks. Also, since I have multiple xclips within close range this would require a precise sequence of "apple b's" and "apple f's" (and if not, a series of stacked layers) which may not be sufficient enough depending on the number and location of xclips. My drawing scale is 1:96, so if I did generate a mask layer with a different scale I would want to assign it something as close to 1:96 (e.g. 1:97) as possible, so I could viewport them together with the same scale of 1:96. Creating two separate viewports within sheet space and overlaying them would pose some unnecessary risks. To keep them together it would be a good idea to lock them, so they can't accidently be moved (which does happen, i.e. someone drags their cursor across the screen and accidently clicks while doing so. Since we have numerous people working on drawings, I like to minimize all potential for error. This type of setup is likely to confuse an unsuspecting user, who at a minimum, will have to unlock one or both of my viewports to make changes to them. [ 04-17-2006, 01:11 PM: Message edited by: nmar ]
  3. We are an MEP engineering firm, but in order to show our work, we need legible backgrounds or floor plans to show it on. Since we work with so many different architects, we receive drawings in many different forms (99% of them are autocad). My biggest " architets" complaint is their use of xref clips. They are like viewports within model space, and in most cases, but not all, they aren't necessary. Since we are their client, we have little say about their menial use of this inferior program... therefore we deal with it, unless they're willing to modify their procedures. Here is my problem and my post verbatim, as it appeared on an autocad forum. I didn't get a single reply. Also, I was wrong about the part below that says I could delete everything inside of the polyline. I was using the wipeout command in autocad, which doesn't delete, it only blocks out that section. quote: I have some drawings with multiple xref clips that I need removed. I use the xclipframe command and set the value to "1" which makes the boundary line visible. Then I generate a polyline from that boundary. Is there any way to delete all objects, associated with that xclip, outside of the xclip boundary? I can explode and then trim using "generated polyline" and it will delete everything inside of the polyline, but I want to delete objects outside of the polyline. I assume, if this is an available option, that it will delete all "outside" objects for the whole drawing. I only want to delete the objects, that prior to the explode, were hidden and attached to that xclip.... not objects that were already independent. Essentially, what I would like to do is type a command that deletes all cropped or hidden information outside of xref clips... since I have multiple occurences per drawing. I know that some of you will think this need is absurd, but that's irrelevant. I will benefit from this substantially... and yes I know, if I don't do anything, the final product will be identical to what I'm trying to achieve. If anyone here can help me with this problem, I will be eternally greatful. Thanks [ 04-17-2006, 04:56 PM: Message edited by: nmar ]
  4. As of now, this is my worst case fix... actually my only real fix. Imagine though, a crowded drawing, 3-4 xref clips, 10 of these type of drawings and a weekly to bi-weekly update. If I do a select all and explode it will erase that clip boundary and mesh all of my objects together. Therfore, I need to isolate each xref clip and perform these numerous operations for each. If the architect doesn't agree to help me out, then this is what I'll have to do... but I'm a whiny baby and I'd rather complain about it and research a simple solution than spend my time on this monotonous process. I would have been finished with this job yesterday, but I thought for sure there was an easier way. I'm pretty certain that there is no quick fix, so if anything I'm bringing this problem to everyone's attention. Sorry to burden you all with talk about autocad.
  5. So... I posted this topic a few weeks ago and am sad to see that most of you don't share my pain... and as you probably know, misery loves company. This problem is starting to piss me off Sometimes I like to make use of the batch import and walk away from my computer. I can't ever use this option since the upgrade. I'll come back and, if I'm lucky, have one successfully converted file and the whole process is hosed up. We just upgraded to autocad 2007 as well and now have to save down to autocad 2000 (V12 doesn't recognize these files) before importing (which I was use to with autocad 2005, so that's not my big concern). My, hopefully well received, frustration comes from this, what was once a joyously simple task, becoming a tedious nuisance.
  6. When I posted this message I had waited on a specific file to import for over thirty minutes to see if it would eventually "respond". After about five failed attempts with that file, it successfully imported within about ten seconds with no problems. I tried the same file again after one success, but had no luck. I've tried about five more times, waiting about two minutes for each and then force quitting. Currently, my two solutions are to try repeatedly until it works or to get off my ass and go to the PC, but it's still early and I haven't had my second cup of coffee, so I guess I'll be patient. I was just told that our 12.0.1 update was downloaded from the internet and that may pose problems. Within the next ten minutes I should be working on 12.0.1 installed directly from the cd, so we'll see if that makes a difference.
  7. I don't think that I have ever had this problem in my 7+ years using vectorworks/minicad. We just upgraded to VW 12.0.1 here and I'm now having problems importing autocad drawings. I rarely ever had to force quit vectorworks, but do so about 10 times a day now. At first I thought it was the autocad drawings, but I've now had this problem with several clients' files... clients that we've dealt with for years with no problems. The solution that seems to work, is copying all of the autocad work and pasting it into a new autocad drawing. I can continue doing this, but I'd really rather not. This tends to be somewhat time consuming. Also, since when does vectorworks import an autocad drawing along with its reference files? I'm using a dual 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5 running Mac osx version 10.4.5. This problem has nothing to do with file size, because I can import a 20MB drawing within a minute.
  8. I get a lot of requests for autocad drawings from clients so I need to export all the time. For the most part this works well, except for worksheets. I've always copied the worksheet into excel and then copy and paste back into vectorworks. This used to create a group with lines and text, which was easily exported to autocad. It looked exactly like the original. If I go into the worksheet and copy everything I don't get the correct layout... only the text copies to excel and the placement is all wrong. Therefore I select the entire worksheet (not from within). I tried in vectorworks 12 for the first time today and it generates a bitmap instead of lines and text. Am I doing something wrong or is this no longer an option? I'm using Mac OSX version 10.4.4. I need to get these drawings out today and the worksheets need to be included. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  9. We use a combination of macs ad pcs in our office and if the same file is opened by both a mac and a pc at the same time, the file will be corrupted. I'm not sure what order this happens in though. I think it happens when someone on a pc tries opening a file already open on a mac.
  10. I'm using Vectorworks 11.5 on a Mac OSX and every so often I get an error message, when trying to open a drawing, that says file is corupt or damaged and will open with as much information as possible. After getting this message I hit "ok" and vectorworks always crashes. Usually on my next attempt, the drawing opens just fine with no error message. Sometimes it takes a couple trys, but the files have never been unrecoverable. Should I be concerned?
  11. I am using Vectorworks 11.5 on a Power Mac G5 with Mac OSX version 10.3.9. I create pdf files of my drawings for printing and electronic submission to clients. If I have a drawing with multiple sheet spaces (paper space tabs) I can't create a pdf of each sheet in the drawing w/out manually typing in the name. Is there/ will there be (in future versions) capability to hit print and use the sheet space name instead of the drawing name? Printing is something that we typically have interns do here and it would be so nice if we could skip the manual naming step. Also, If I create a series of line types or dash styles for my 1/8" scale drawings, is there a way to make them appear the same for a 1/4" scale drawing. Right now, the only option I see is to scale with line weight. I'd like to deselect the option, if it existed, to scale with layer scale. When importing autocad drawings into my plan and creating my own line types, I sometimes reach the maximum allowed line types. I'd ask for an infinite number of allowable line types, but that would get confusing. I just want to make better use of my current set.
  12. I am using Vectorworks 11.5 on a Power Mac G5 with Mac OSX version 10.3.9. I create pdf files of my drawings for printing and electronic submission to clients. If I have a drawing with multiple sheet spaces (paper space tabs) I can't create a pdf of each sheet in the drawing w/out manually typing in the name. Is there/ will there be (in future versions) capability to hit print and use the sheet space name instead of the drawing name? Printing is something that we typically have interns do here and it would be so nice if we could skip the manual naming step. Also, If I create a series of line types or dash styles for my 1/8" scale drawings, is there a way to make them appear the same for a 1/4" scale drawing. Right now, the only option I see is to scale with line weight. I'd like to deselect the option, if it existed, to scale with layer scale. When importing autocad drawings into my plan and creating my own line types, I sometimes reach the maximum allowed line types. I'd ask for an infinite number of allowable line types, but that would get confusing. I just want to make better use of my current set.
  13. When using the custom tool attribute to create multiple scripts which all bring up a separate symbol. For example "script-1" will bring up "symbol-1" and "script-2" will bring up "symbol-2" and so on. When doing so, I don't have a problem with the first two symbol prompting scripts, but if I create more than two the third, fourth, fifth, etc scripts will pull up the "script-1" or "script-2" symbols (whichever was used last). Can anyone help?
  14. I'm using a xerox synergix 510 plotter, but this problem shows up in my pdf files created with adobe acrobat 6.0.2
  15. Typically when I create a pdf file of a vectorworks drawing containing viewports everything shows up fine. Occasionally the pdf file doesn't show viewports. If I have anything annotated, those objects will show up by themselves. I'm pretty sure that this has only happened when my viewport crop contains 45 degree angles. Another problem I have is that some, not all, text is disappearing. The only solution I've found for this is to give the text a solid fill and then reprint. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

 

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