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  1. Thanks for the suggestions. I checked and found that Unified View was already checked. So I don't know why I couldn't see the the large scale detail at first. And I still don't know why the Viewport displayed briefly, and then disappeared. However, despite my ignorance, the detail is now displaying properly. Maybre I just wasn't holding my mouth right. 🙂
  2. VW 2013 on Windows 10 Because VW won't let me show two layers with different scales, I created a detail on a 3" = 1'-0" layer, and made a Viewport referenced to a 1/4" = 1'-0" layer. The new VP displays on the 1/4" layer for a moment, then disappears. I've done this several times, and get the same results. The classes for both layers are turned on. I have other VPs in this set. So I can't figure what is wrong. I assume it's something obvious, but it eludes me. Any suggestions will be appreciated. It's all 2D, and my graphics card is old, but works fine. Zooming doesn't help.
  3. Thanks, Michaelk My Quicktime is v7.7.9 and the Systems Requirements says "higher than 7.7.2" is not recommended. Does QT handle Text & Dimensions? I'm retired, so I haven't intentionally updated it. But would it help to revert to an older version?
  4. VW2013 on Windows 10 On my current project, I'm getting lots of crashes when clicking on Text or Dimensions. It's usually when I'm working really fast. And sometimes a slow response causes me to click on the same item twice in succession. This is done without thinking, so I'm usually not aware of doing anything wrong. When I'm working fast, it's a bummer to be forced to go back to square one. Any ideas for something I can do to minimize these sudden crashes? Is there something about Text & Dimensions that makes it sensitive to quick clicking?
  5. Free Nanocad shows the Gravel hatch I want as a fill for a rectangle, but the dialog box seems to be waiting for something, before it will allow me to execute. Are hatches not included in the free version?
  6. Pat Thanks for the suggestion. It was a good idea. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. The Options/Preferences/Display/Edit Font Mappings doesn't have the option to change from Arial to Graphite. Graphite is in the "to" list, but Arial is not in the "from" list. In any case, the Font name in Object Info is correct. But the font displayed is wrong. So VW knows what it's supposed to be, but doesn't use the chosen font. I can write some text with Graphite as the chosen font, and it displays as Arial. If I then select the text and go to Text menu, then select Graphite, nothing happens. I can change the text to anything, except Graphite. So VW must think that font is corrupted. Yet my word processor doesn't have a problem with it. I'll try to reinstall the font, and see what happens. PS__I downloaded and reinstalled the font, and now VW does recognize it. But I don't know why my word processor had no problem with that font. The problem must have been something subtle.
  7. Vectorworks 13 on Windows 10 I've been working on a set of residential drawings for almost 3 months, and am almost finished. But when I opened the Recent File I noticed that all the text had changed from "Graphite Standard" to "Arial". In the Object Info box, the font name still shows as Graphite. But it acts as-if that font is no longer available. Any new text is drawn in Arial, even though Graphite is selected. So I checked the Windows Fonts list, and it seems OK there. Then I used the font in a world processing app, and it works properly. I closed the file and reopened it, but no change. Finally, I opened an older version of the same file and it has the same font substitution. I don't get any "font substitution" error message. And there's nothing under the Text heading to fix the problem. The drawing is perfectly legible with Arial, but location and spacing is a little off. And the architect I'm working for prefers a hand-drawn font. Any suggestions to force VW to use the selected font will be appreciated. Meanwhile, I'm just hoping when I open the file tomorrow, it will have remembered where the font is stashed. Please don't tell me use a Mac -- it's much too late for that. 🙂
  8. That may be why I always found it difficult to modify a hatch. The hatch tool seems to default to use angles instead of coordinates. Now, I know to always check to make sure it's in XY mode before I try to change anything.
  9. Thanks for the update. I'll try your 3 level method. That may avoid having to calculate an offset angle. I had also tried "local mapping" but the original bricks were at the wrong proportion, so simply changing the scale didn't make them look right. I wonder why VW provided a hatch for British bricks, and Modular bricks, but not for American standard bricks. I'm often forced to look for AutoCAD hatches, but with only TrueView, the functions are limited. I used to have a non-ACAD viewer, but I guess the ACAD folks put them out of business.
  10. "Downside is that for your brick you don't want a direct scale of the brick proportions so unless you are adept at locally mapping to what you want then you probably need to go back to the less than intuitive hatch edit dialogue." ___Boh Thanks for the response. I may try to copy your example, even though it still gives the wrong brick dimensions. But why don't I "want a direct scale"? How did you arrive at the numbers for Repeat & Offset? And how do you do "local mapping"? And why did you need three layers, when the original has only two : 1. horizontal lines ; 2. vertical lines? The Hatch Editor would be more intuitive if I could just enter the desired final dimensions directly, and let the computer do the math.
  11. Vectrorworks 2013 on Windows 10 The Running Bond Brick Hatch included in VW is not to scale. The bricks scale 3 1/2" high x 8 1/2" wide. That is not a standard American brick size. I have struggled with the hatch editor to change it to 2 1/4" high x 8" wide, to no avail. It's like calculating a three-body problem. As you change one dimension, the others go wacky. (I don't know how to calculate the Offset angle) I also downloaded an AutoCAD pattern file HBSTRCS, which is supposed to be a pattern file. But I only have DWG TrueView to look at CAD files. And it won't open a .pat file directly. It also wouldn't open in my Corel Paintshop. So I'm stuck. Any suggestions to get a properly scaled brick hatch in my drawing would be appreciated. Thanks.
  12. Thanks Tom. I had never searched for Resources before. I didn't know I could. And I didn't need to, since most lists are reasonably short. But the search didn't find #8163, which I found on a reference set of drawings. So, I just gave-up and made my own copy of the molding in the old drawing. I could easily find the desired molding by shape, if the moldings were spread-out on a page instead of a long linear scroll box. That's how I used to find them in the good old days, in a paper catalog.Without knowing the number in advance.
  13. VW2013 on Windows 10 The hundreds of moldings in the VW library are in a scrolling list. But it takes forever to scroll down to the one I need. Is there a way to select it by number, or to display the whole list in an array on a 24x36 sheet?
  14. VW2013 on Windows 10 When I originally drew the floor plan, the doors looked like image "Door without lines". Later, I noticed that all doors have wall lines like image "Door with wall lines". Door settings have "draw wall lines" unchecked as in image "Door settings". And unchecking "plan detail" makes no difference. Any idea what has changed to make wall lines appear? What can I do to make them disappear? Thanks.
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