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  1. On the other hand...

    In top/plan the line styles should be kept as originally drawn. There are no renderings there, no textures will be shown etc. For that you will need to be in top view at least. Even fills vanish - very annoying. In fact, most commonly renderings are made without lines at all to be realistic, - so yes, they don't matter. But then, why not leave them as they are?

    The line styles are of major importance in many cases and must be subject to a more userfriendly design.

    The line styles in 3d-views should be set in the rendering options, not automatically by the application. ("as drawn" (longer rendering) / "all plain black" / "no lines")

    This could be improved further...

    Maybe I'm still just unaware of the benefits in the present design, but I think 2015 needs an improvement there.

  2. I've learned that it will show as a dotted line in viewports if assigned to a class with these settings. Still, in all other views it will remain as plain lines.

    One of the bets things about VW is "what you see is what you get". But here it's all just confusing.

    What is from the beginning the reason an object drawn with dotted lines in 2d is converted to plain line when extruded. If I had wanted it to be plain - that is what I would have chosen to start with.

  3. If using the method described in topic "modifying a roof" it works fine.

    I will start over with my roofs that way.

    Is there a simple way to join two perpendicular roofs so that no faces are left at the intersection and inside the attic? b- like a "join roofs" tool?

  4. In 2010 "textures by class" can not be applied in OI/render, if the roof has been edited with the subtract solids tool. In fact textures disappear if done afterwards. Only basic roof shapes can be used with textures by class as I understand it.

    Is this a 2010 bug, fixed in later versions or am I doing something wrong?

    Appreciate some quick help....

  5. Many community boards have a "problem resolved" button, only to be used by the topic owner to signal that he/she has received the help needed and that no more help is required.

    This is also useful when searching for answers to subjects. No need to read all the answers if they don't eventually end up with a solution.

    Would be my wish for VWCB.

  6. I use the number stamp tool from time to time.

    I also inserted a text as a leader.

    Now I need to change the leader text (identical) of about a hundred stamps and wonder if anybody knows how to do this without doing it one by one?

  7. It's set to scaling, double even.

    I get snap points along the line, but not at the ends.

    And if i draw a rectangle I only get reshape handles - no move handles(cross) in the corners. There are a couple on each edge, but not in the corners.

  8. I just had both coffee and ice cream....still I doubt that is possible to do with a file of 35Mb, more than 100 viewports, 50 sheet layers, 25 saved views etc....As I said a complex drawing.

    I will try though with a single layer... >>>>>>didn't work.

    As I understand it vw lines are defined to match the printed drawing or the viewport if you want. The idea of "seeing what you get" is managed by using different scales in the design layers. In the viewport line-, hatch- etc scales can be adjusted somewhat.

    In AC you always work in 1/1 in model space and the lines scale with the printout scale.

    I'm not sure this is a correct description, but if so, it's the first time AC seems far better or at least easier to understand.

    Probably a lot more line types are needed in AC, to match all different scales.

    I don't know where this leaves me.....confused at least!

  9. Thanks Peter for helping.

    I am aware of the methods you describe, they don't help though.

    The real problem is that I need to export to dwg for AutoCad. When they open the file all lines look unstyled. If you zoom close enough you realize the dash styles are all scaled to 1:100. I thought that changing all layers to 1/1 before export would solve the problem.

    In AC lines styles can be rescaled using ltscale commands(changed from 12.700 to 500) , but they don't want to do that every time the get a file from me. They want it right from the beginning, and I think that is a fair request.

    I don't manage to get a grip on the problem.

    When I change the layer scale from 1/100 to 1/1 the dash styles don't scale up. So there I have a problem regardless the dwg export.

    Dash styles can be edited, but to a limited extent. A 100 times upscale is not possible. There should be an option to scale dash patterns just the way there is an option to scale text.

    I also tried to copy/paste a line that looks ok in another 1/1 file - as a replacement, but it scales down too when pasted.

    I sincerely appreciate all help I may get.

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