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doug shaffer

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About doug shaffer

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    architect
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    www.msmkc.com
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    kansas city, mo, usa
  1. Hello - Is there such a thing as a Date Stamp and / or Time Stamp that I can place on my custom title blocks? Rather than entering this information manually, I'd like there to be a field on my title block that updates automatically every time I create a PDF or Publish. I have found the "Data Stamp" tool but have not found good instructions regarding how to use this to create a simple date stamp as described. I seem to remember a simple "Date Stamp" tool in older versions of VW... Thanks -
  2. Hello - I am in the process of adding a user account (User B) on a MacBook Pro running Catalina and am wondering if I will need to deactivate the VW2020 license on the original user account (User A) on the same computer. I say this because when I try to open VW2020 while logged on as 'User B', it asks me to enter license information. To clarify, VW2020 was originally installed / activated on the MacBook while logged in 'User A'. 'User A' does not need to use Vectorworks any more. Or should I just enter the license information while logged in as 'User B' and be done with it? Thanks - Doug
  3. Thanks, arobinson - That's what I ended up having to do. All is working now. Doug
  4. Hello - I am attempting to install update to SP3 - Vectorworks Architect 2019 Mac OSX Mojave - latest version. It seems to go through the whole process then an error message indicates that the installation failed. See attached screen capture. Any thoughts as to what might be going on? Thanks -
  5. Darn - I wish I could be of more help. On the Mac OS X platform, this would typically be a Permissions issue, but as you may have seen from my earlier posts, the problem wasn't resolved until I upgraded all of our computers to the latest OS.
  6. Hi, Noface - I'm not sure how files are served over our network. Since we're an all Mac office, I just used the default (very basic) file sharing setup that comes with the operating system. Sorry - I don't know more than that. Doug
  7. I'm pretty sure this won't help your situation, but we solved this by installing the latest MacOS (Mojave) on the affected machine and on the server. No problem since. Our setup is: VW Architect 2018 and VW Architect 2019 (latest SP versions of both) Mac OSX Mojave - latest update Server is same as above
  8. Thanks, Jim - It is over a server and I suspect that has something to do with my problem. We only have Architect licenses in our office, so it's not related to a conflict with Landmark. Thanks for the suggestion, though! Doug
  9. Hello - VW 2018 and VW 2019, Mac OSX I found a few similar topics on this subject but the solutions they offer don't fix my problem. In the past week or so, using both VW 2018 and VW2019, when opening many Vectorworks I get this error message about 50% of the time. I have confirmed that no one else in the office has the file open and that permissions on the server are set properly. Because the problem seems to occur intermittently, I'm having trouble zeroing in on a solution. A few things I've tried that didn't work: - changed name of file - "save as" under a different name - erased hidden files that were in the same file as the problem files - tried opening in VW2018 - tried opening same file in VW2019 Any thoughts about what may be going on? Thanks - Doug
  10. Hello - Is there a way to measure the distance between, for example, two viewports that are at the same scale without the measurement appearing at the scale of the viewports? That is, I'd like to know what the distance between the viewports on the sheet layer (1:1 scale). Is there a preference / toggle for this? Thanks - Doug
  11. Hello - VW2017 Architect - SP3 - Mac issue One of our installations of VW is exhibiting strange behavior. Here's what's happening... 1. Double click on viewport on Sheet Layer that contains no crop object - select Edit - Crop 2. Create new crop rectangle (Class '0' - default line wt. 0.13, line color = black) 3. Exit Viewport Crop 4. Double click on same viewport on Sheet Layer - select Edit - Design Layer 5. Crop rectangle drawn in step 2. (above) now appears in the Design Layer, in Class '0' - but line color is green, line wt. is 2.54. The crop rectangle should NOT be showing up as an object in the Design layer. And when returning to the Sheet layer, the green rectangle is visible at the perimeter of the viewport. This occurs on every file now. Not sure why this started happening. This was happening before and after installation of SP3. Anyone have any idea about what may be going on? Thanks - Doug
  12. Thanks, bcd! I messed around with Component handles after adding 1 exterior wall component and I'd bet I'll be able to get close to what I'm after. Thanks for taking the time to respond! Doug

 

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