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  1. Boooo! VW should have this figured out by now. It seams like such an easy thing for them to incorporate this. Numbered lists for our specs with proper indentation would be used all the time if it were easily editable and and auto numbered. I can't tell you the time we waste coping and pasting our specs, and having to reformat them because the original formatting does not paste in as intended.
  2. Does anyone know if there is a setting on the resolution of the image that is displayed in the worksheet of symbols using the =IMAGE function in a database? I have a number of electrical symbols that we use in house and the images that are displayed are rather pixelated and sometimes unreadable. See attached. Thanks in advance.
  3. It would just be a lot simpler to have a Jamb Extension option for the window tool since that is how it would actually be built with thicker walls. No one actually disassembles a window to offset the sash. They just add jamb extensions to the window unit. With VW introducing the option of offsetting the sash, they now have to accommodate offsetting the sash in transoms, offsetting the mullions for multiple assembly window units, etc... The attached image shows a window (left) with the offset sash but the transom is still in the center of the jamb. The other window (right) has an upper row of small transoms but now the mullions are not offset with the sash. They are still centered with the jamb.
  4. It would then have a window sill, the horizontal jamb actually, between the two windows, right? For the exterior, it looks correct, though.
  5. No luck with also doing this with transoms over the same window. It seems like you can offset the sash enough that there would be a gap if a transom was added.
  6. Just updated my signature. I actually run VW2012. Yes, now I see it. Glad to see it there. That should work for our purposes. Thanks again.
  7. Is there a way to have a window with a standard jamb width to also have jamb extensions? We are running into problems with having very thick walls such as ICF or just super insulated walls, and having the window positioned correctly. The plan offset option only allows to offset the entire window with jamb. I would like to see it just offset the sash and not the jamb. Any work arounds? I feel that there needs to be a jamb extension option for the window object so that it can look right in plan and have interior and exterior trim displayed on the surface of the wall. Thanks in advance. DanC
  8. Definitely a bit dirty. I am not sure I want the office to follow through with that workaround. Although there seems to be no issues with inserting that data into a worksheet. That's a plus. Thanks
  9. We have custom sheet borders that have linked text fields to a record. I was trying to get a sheet border to display the sheet name but only on a couple of text lines. I went into the symbol of the sheet border and selected wrap text in the OIP but the text still does not wrap outside of the symbol. The work around I have is creating two separate text fields in the record. The issue is that when I create my drawing index in a separate worksheet, I have to worry about bringing these two text fields in and making it look nice with text alignment. Attached is a simplified version of what I am working with. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
  10. It would be nice to manually order my sheet layers instead of relying on alphanumeric ordering for sheet numbers. For instance, I would like my Civil Drawings (C-1.0, C-1.1...) to be ordered before my Architectural Sheets (A-1.0, A-1.1...). There are workarounds but this seems like a simple thing that would act like the stacking order for design layers.
  11. dcont

    Wall Trouble

    Submitted! Just needed a second opinion. Thanks again.
  12. dcont

    Wall Trouble

    Thanks Peter. I knew it would be something simple. It works fine in VW09 when trying to join the thinner wall first though. :confused: I think I understand why this is. Try this new file where the angle of the wall to be joined is hitting the exact corner. I still get the error message of wall not intersecting. Bug?
  13. Alright. I have read numerous post regarding walls acting funny in VW 2010. I have tried to get these walls to join but VW keeps on saying they do not intersect. I attached a file with a simple condition. Can anyone join these successfully without moving the walls over? What am I missing? Thanks in advance.
  14. It would be nice to have a way to see new items/changes in a file in a subclass or something like that so we could see exactly what was changed since the last time the plans were reviewed. It would be great to get a printout that would have those changes highlighted. Or perhaps a timeline setup so see what has been changed since a certain date or event. Not sure if this would be feasible but the current way to address this is to save a copy of file and compare the two manually. It certainly would be a time saver to not have to review items that were already reviewed. Thoughts?
  15. I think you can edit the VW file located in the defaults folder. There should be a VW file in there that stores the wall types.
  16. I too recently had issues with the font. It is apparently linked to the font default of the class that it is on. Read this post for the answer to that problem. It sound like it is similar to yours. Drawing border font post
  17. Is there a way in VW or with a plug in to create an animation where a texture is also animated? An example would be a flat panel tv with moving images on the screen while a walk through is done. I know I could do this in 3d Studio max 10 years ago. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
  18. The walls need to be perfectly inline in both the top view and the elevations. If that is the case that line should hide in a hidden line view. At least it's working at my end in VW2009. As for the hatch, how are you creating them?
  19. You need to add at least one component under the wall detail tab of the door settings. Then you will get those control points that you can drag in the plan view.
  20. Try turning off the wall insertion mode for the selection tool. If you use the symbol insertion tool, then place it first away from the wall then move it with the selection tool to the final position. short cut key is 'I' i think. In wall objects have options like position in wall and flipping so for example you could place a door relative to a corner of a wall and flip the door swing after it is inserted.
  21. CW, your attached file seems to be working fine at my end with taking the class attributes. As a test, if you change the attributes of the demo class to have a thicker line weight, you will start to see the wall becoming dashed as you intended. What you need to be careful with is the classes of the individual components and managing their classes. I know others have wanted to have wall components be assigned to a class and in some cases that makes sense. But if you want to control the entire wall with one class like wall-demo or wall-new, then it's a bit more challenging if you also want the wall components to show. btw, I like having the demo plans on a separate layer if the demo is intensive. Otherwise if it's pretty straight forward, I usually have walls with a demo class on the same layer. Maybe the wall components could be turned off or grayed via the class so you could get the drawings you want to produce in a readable fashion. Hope that helps.
  22. Amazing! I spent a while trying to figure this out until I started searching for an answer here on the forums. Thank you Pat!
  23. VW is very much scalable for large projects. It just depends how you implement workgroup references. As for the stability, It seems very stable at our end. I have rarely experienced VW crashing at the frequency you described. We tend to push the program as much as we can with highly detailed 3D models so it seems to handle it. Either way it is certainly unjustified to be scared if you are backing up you file at a frequent interval. This is a preference you can set. As I often say to others in conversation, I am not a VW sales rep but It does work very well for us.
  24. I just tried it and it worked for me. I had associate dims checked and auto associate dims. make sure you dimension to a specific point so that you know the dims are associated. you should see a green or red box where the dim is associated to the object.
  25. Here's a very sneaky way to trick VW. Select the window and then in the attribute palette set the line thickness to 0, then set it back to .05mm or something other than 0. This usually resets the line thickness take on the values set via the window settings, view tab. I don't know why this works but it shouldn't have to. It's a bug.
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