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  1. That worked a treat thanks.
  2. Hi. How do I set the default Notes and Callouts database location to somewhere it will sync as I use 2 laptops. It's driving me made having to find my way from [VW]Libraries/defaults/ to a cloud service. I've tries iCloud, Dropbox, Sync.com and Vectorworks Cloud service, but it's in app that goes back to the MacBooks' Library default folder every time I open a callout/note list. This leads to a file with a different reference to the source, ending up in a mess or incorrect or "N/A" list entries.
  3. Hi. Where can I find (or how do I import) a 2d elevation of a fridge freezer? I have an oven, but the tall fridge/freezers are all 3d and I'm drawing in 2D, so I only see the top of the appliance. Thanks, Andy.
  4. Hi. Newbie here. How do I alter the default source location for Callouts and Notes to Vectorworks Cloud Service? I work on 2 laptops in 2 locations, and every time I open callouts or notes, I have to navigate to the cloud services location for every note. I'm trying to build a database of regularly used lists and details, but it's driving me made having to find my way from [VW]Libraries/defaults/Notes/--- to my cloud location. Or does this location sync over VW Cloud?? 🤔 Thanks, Andy.
  5. Thanks; food for thought.
  6. Hi. With the new Macbook 16" on the horizon, does anybody have experience running VW on a M1 chip machine, and any recommendations on the spec I should need to order, above the obvious 'get the best you can afford'. Any guidance on the mininum I should look at would be welcome. Thanks, Andy.
  7. Hi. Is it possible for VW Cloud services to run in the background and not show I the dock on my Mackbook Pro? It seems invasive sitting there, it doesn't work if I close it (obviously), and even then, it seems so very much slower than iCloud (I fear sync issues from my experience with other software syncing), Dropbox (which I'm not a fan of) or my favourite syncing method through Sync.com? Any experience would be helpful. Thanks, Andy.
  8. Thanks for the tip, but it sounds easier to go about it post export in a pdf editor.
  9. I couldn't find it in the obvious places either. 🤔
  10. Hi. As a new user, I'm still trying to pick up the basics. Is it possible to change the dimension font colour without changing the line and arrow colour?
  11. Thanks. Is it possible to change the dimension font colour without changing the line and arrow colour?
  12. Also, I can't access File- document setup- document settings, and when I select an object nothing shows in the OI panel. I'm getting seriously frustrated now.🤬
  13. Hi. On 1 of my MacBooks (a slightly newer one) I get this message during startup, and the MacBook randomly restarts to the login page, closing and loosing VW data if not saved, and closing VW. I have tried restarting VW, the laptop and reinstalling VW2022. VW2022 is working fine on the older, less powerful one, and loads smoothly. How do I correct this, and could the 2 issues be related. Both MacBooks are near clones of each other. Also, I find saving and reopening a file causes callouts to randomly rearrange, or just go to N/A. I see this is a previously mentioned issue. Is there a cause/remedy or should I just ditch the callouts. I am syncing over both Sync.com and iCloud.
  14. PS. The close to save location for notes trick didn't work. It defaults back to <none> Any other ideas?
  15. I think what I'm looking for may be done with 'general notes'. I have 5 viewports; some with a keynote and list, and some with a 'general note' added. 1. Some add the list/keynotes in the viewport and some are outside of the viewport on the sheet (but not the design layer). Where should they be? 2. What class/layer should the viewport itself be placed in; 'none (class) and sheet number (layer)'? 3. Can I access drawings for firing from a company (Hafele) for kitchen hardware, and if so how do I get and save them? I guess the save bit is simply adding the file with them in to my favourites in the resource manager. And I found placing the dimensions and notes on the sheet later-annotations level keeps the design layer super clean for me, and the cloud works very well. Your help has helped a lot; I have already submitted my first set of design drawings and had them accepted by a client. Thanks, Andy.
  16. HI. I'm left with 2 questions with VW cloud service regarding notes; 1. How do I remove the prefix (either number to letter), and 2. How do I set the software to open the saves Notes folder as at the mo I need to navigate to it every time I need to get to a saved notes/callout list? It's very annoying!
  17. Thanks. Is it better to set up VW cloud services than iCloud? I know iCloud can be a bit problematical sometimes. I use Sync.com, but if VW cloud is reliable I might as well.
  18. Is it possible to have a note saved within a Callout folder that I can place without a legend ID. Ie remove 'A' from attached image? Also how do I save my callout and note files to sync across 2 laptops?
  19. Hi. New learner here. How do I edit, save and cloud share my notes and fallout databases without editing within a viewport? I want to add several groups of data and back them up on a cloud based server and access them on me home Mac. Thanks, Andy
  20. That has helped a lot, thank you. Is it possible to change a leader id from a number 'i-ii-iiii- or a-b-c' as I also have itemised parts of a plan I need to keep as 1-2-3 etc?
  21. Thanks so much. I’ll plough through this tomorrow (UK) and follow your guidance. Regards, Andy
  22. Ok, thanks, I'll look over the options, but I feel a few dimension classes may work best to switch them on and off in different viewports. Having cone from Autocad and Sketchup, I'm getting the hang of the basics fairly well, but I have several questions if I may. 1. I don't seem t be able to save my title block (and some other bits I made/downloaded) into favourites in the resource manager. I get a message "This title block borders' edge is by style...." Is this anything to do with it? It kind of works though.(1st image ) 2. Does there need to be a folder in the favourites? I added an entire .vwx file into it, but I can't extract the items from a working project to put into a new "Faves" folder; it has to be the entire named file. (3rd image ) 3. I have a granite image I use as a texture to draw my worktops. I draw at 1:20, but I have to scale the image every instance. Can I save a scale up version of an image? 4. How do I nest classes; ie I have 4 dimension classes I would like to sit within a top level 'dimension' class? (2nd image ) 5. What does 'Activate title block' do? Update all instances in other viewports on the sheets? 6. Finally for now (sorry) If I am happy with a file/classes structure, title block, text and dimension formats, etc. with a file, can I delete all data and save the empty file as a template, and expect all the above to be inherited by a new document I make from that template? It seems like the most obvious way to get a good template foe me. I'll look forward to hearing back from you soon. Kind regards, Andy.
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