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Peter Phillips

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  1. Thanks to everyone for your advice. There's quite a lot options for me to try.
  2. Thanks for the confirmation. I'm surprised it wasn't corrected.
  3. Sometimes, but not always, when I extend the length of some insulation that I have drawn with the insulation tool, it flips and I have to use the mirror tool to flip it back again. I have VW 2008. Is this a glitch with this version. It used to happen in the previous version I had so I was surprised to see that it still existed in 2008. I've put up with it for a year but I'm getting a bit fed up with it!
  4. Is there a shortcut to toggle the Vectorworks-Preferences-Display-"Zoom line thickness" mode on an off? It's something I often need to do, and doing it via the menus is tiresome. I have Vectorworks 2008 (for the Mac) Thanks
  5. there is a Vectorworks preference called adjust flipped text. this might right the text Yes this was the reason. Somehow or other the settings changed so that the text didn't flip. I didn't change them, it just happened. Sorry for the delay in replying - have only just logged on again.
  6. Some, but not all, call-outs (shoulder-to-arrow, 3-point mode) have recently started turning upside down. It is happening on working files stored on my hard disc, and copies made and stored some time ago on CDs. I have reloaded the Vectorworks programme but the problem is still there. Anyone got any ideas what the problem might be?
  7. Hello Peter (Cipes) I think swept circles are more complicated than you suggest, particularly if a vehicle has to turn one way and then the other to negotiate a tight space - something we have a lot of here in little ol England! Regards, Peter [ 11-13-2004, 05:49 PM: Message edited by: Peter Phillips ]
  8. Are there any vehicle swept circle generator plug-ins, for cars and/or commercial vehicles, or even just static templates, which can be used with Vectorworks?
  9. In Vectorworks 9.5, setting the preferences to "Black & White" also causes all fills to disappear. Seeing as most of my drawings include fills, this setting, though potentially useful, is unusable - very irritating. Hasn't this been changed in version 10?
  10. I have just noticed a specifically Vectorworks sub-dialogue box in the main printer dialogue box that offers four options which includes the following: "Enable special processing for transparent color bitmaps. (Uses slowere printing techniques for printers that do not support transparency internall, such as postscript)". I tried this and it didn't make any difference. Can Nemetschek give any advice on this please? I'm desperate to solve this problem.
  11. Reading some of these postings it seems you can't print transparent overlays with OSX, whatever printer you use, because of the operating system. Is that really true? Does it apply to all graphics programmes - such as Illustrator for example? Is there no way round it? If so, it is surely a serious deficiency of OSX - or have I misunderstood something here?
  12. I have an HP500ps printer (I was probably ill advised to get the postscript version), with Vectorworks 9.5 and OS 9.1 and Hp's RIP driver, but it won't print overlay layers transparently - its prints them as solid. Is there any way of overcoming this? Also it print grey tint as a solid blue colour. I use the 'Normal CAD' setting because its not too slow.
  13. I have the HP500PS model and find using the HP rip a drag. Its reasonably quick in normal quality CAD mode, but it won't print transparent overlays, and grey tint prints a solid light blue. I presume these problems are because of the postscript. How can you print in non-postscript to this machine Jnr?
  14. Thanks Katie I'm afraid I don't understand your answer though. Are you saying that the tick box I mentioned IS supposed to enable postscript printers to print transparent layers - which they will not normally do - or are you saying that postscript printers simply won't print transparent layers and that I have to change those layers to print mode? If it is the latter then I will not be able to use this particular, and useful, facility of Vectorworks?
  15. After eventually solving the 'agonisingly slow printing' problem on the HP500PS, which I posted on the message board a few months ago, I've now discovered a new problem and advice on how to solve it would be appreciated. The problem is printing a drawing which has one of the layers set to 'Overlay' mode. I use this for adding landscape planting to drawings which still allow one to see the structural works beyond. The rip just refuses to work. If I change the offending layer to 'Paint' mode everything works fine. I have tried printing with the second tick box ticked in the subsidiary 'Vectorworks' dialog box in the printer setup dialog box (which says it will allow transparent items to be printed on postscript printers {which is effectively what I'm trying to do}) but all that happens is it rips for hours and still doesn't start printing. If I can't get it to work I shall have to go back to tiling a drawing on my A3 inkjet - groan groan! And to think I paid ?2100 for all this!
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