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  1. Newbie Question: I manage to add "Perspective View" to my View menu, but switching from Top/Plan view to Flyover Tool, it is still defaulting to "Unified View" and "wireframe". Am I missing something? Vectorworks Architect 2013 SP4 + Renderworks OS X 10.8.3
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    VW2012 won't install

    I can't install Vectorworks 2012 for some reason, it always fail when it gets to "Installing Designer Add-ons". Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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    Auto Rotate Text When Plugin Object Rotated?

    Hi Josh, Beginner with no experience in Vectorscript Can you explain that in layman's terms? Plug-in object = Symbol? I'm trying to make Symbols of electrical fixtures with its Fixture Types designation (text) attached to Record Format. Can I make the text rotate with the symbols? Thanks!
  4. [img:left]http://www.flickr.com/photos/91898304@N00/7041080855/in/photostream[/img] The plan is drawn at an angle. The viewport on Sheet layer is displayed rotated so that the plan is orthogonal on the page. The doors and windows appear to not want to rotate with the viewport. Anybody had this happen before?
  5. Our office purchased 10 copies of VW. We had entered all serial numbers in each workstation, but some people are getting kicked out in the middle of working even when not all 10 copies are in use at the same time. What could be the cause for this?
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    Can't toggle my open files...?

    My question is opposite from that of mmcl. How can I set up shortcut keys to toggle between open files without using the "Window" menu command? I tried "ctrl+tab" but doesn't do anything, I'm guess that's a setting for PC. Thanks.
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    Is there any way to transition say a 6" wall to a 12" wall with the wall tool? Or a 'T' with different wall thicknesses? VW doesn't seem to like joining two walls at its end, as both walls would extend to infinity. Has anybody experienced this before? What's your way around it? Thanks in advance!
  8. Has anyone encountered the loss of ability to snap a sheet layer viewport of a referenced file? By trial and error, I noticed that I wasn't able to snap on the lines in sheet layer or annotation layer anymore if I move the viewport too far from the point where it came in automatically when I created the sheet layer vp. Does this make any sense to anyone? Thanks!
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    Problems with Walls

    I have a problem with my file whereby sometimes some walls crank out of place. I don't know what causes this, but it happens often enough with the same file to cause significant time loss in fixing the walls that went out of place. Has anybody had that happen before, or can somebody take a look at the file if I email it? I'd really appreciate any insight in this bug. Thanks a bunch.
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    Problems with Walls

    Peter, Unfortunately, I'm not the only one working on that file. So it's tough to track the cause of that. You may be right that operator error may have caused the file to be corrupted. Michael, As far as I know, when dimension strings change when object is moved, dimensions are associated with the object. To break the association, just pull the dimension length out and it will disassociate with the object. As for walls moving, if connected mode is not on, I'd suggest deleting the walls and redrawing them, and see if that get rid of any weird kinks. Hope this helps.
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    Problems with Walls

    Peter, The walls that were initially connected at right angles, break away and crank at an angle. See attached image files. Now, the only solution I have is to move them back whenever that happens. It's driving me insane! I think the problems others are describing may be different from what I'm experiencing though and has to do as it has been pointed out, with "connected wall" mode. Thanks.
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    Problems with Walls

    Unfortunately, file size is limited to 5mb and the file I have is about 11mb after cleaning it out.
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    Door ID Orientation

    I have always worked with "adjust flipped text" on, but since they don't translate to exported dwg (text will revert to mirrored or upside down in dwg) I had to turn it off and make sure our texts are in the right orientation. I'm having difficulty in trying to orient the DOOR ID. The text in the door ID gets mirrored along with the door being flipped. Is there any way around this? Thanks!
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    Class opacity

    Is it a glitch that the opacity of a class does not get updated in a dlvp when only the class opacity in file being x-ref'd get changed? I found that it would only update if lineweight or color is being changed in conjunction with the opacity. Any ideas? Thnx in advanced!
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    DLVP Glitch? Help!

    [The layer "NNA#8#2_Mod-Unit-22-2" in the active document is not from the referenced document "Level 3.vwx". You must rename this layer before a layer with the same name can be referenced.] I have a building plan containing referenced unit plans. I then referenced the entire building plan on a new file to create misc sheets. The new file does not contain any other layers except the layer containing the dlvp. And only the unit plan viewport that is named "Mod-Unit-22-2" from the original unit plan can't be brought in. The problem is solved temporarily if I deleted the dlvp and re-referenced it in, but same thing will happen again when I reopen the file. Any ideas what's going on here? help.
  16. I found a couple VW2009 glitches that I would like to share: In VW 2009, the opacity of lines and solids can be adjusted. However, I noticed recently that it is not compatible with Adobe PDF 8.0 printer, (which converts .vwx to .pdf document). The lines/solids with less than 100% opacity will be rasterize in the pdf. Export to pdf solve the problem, but we were told by our printing guy that printing to pdf will result in more accurate printing from large scale plotter. Sometimes, when clicking into a group or symbol to edit, surrounding objects will not show even if display setting is on to show other objects while in editing mode. This happens randomly and usually a second try will solve the problem, or a change of view, or saving the file. If anyone has insight to these glitches, please share. Thanks!
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    Can't specify hardware for "slider"?

    gmm18, Thanks for your reply. I was hoping to generate my hardware schedule by specifying the hardware in the door data "Include Hardware". It sounds like I either have to input hardware sets in the User Field for all doors, or skip the sliders. I wonder what's the reason for VW to disable "include hardware" for sliders.
  18. I realized VW won't allow me to specify hardware for slider. Is there a way to distinguish between interior closet slider vs. an exterior glass slider? I have used "slider" for both cases, and now realizing I can't specify hardware even for my closet "slider". Any suggestions as to how to get around this problem will be greatly appreciated!
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    User Fields in Door Settings

    Jonathan, Thanks for the tip. This is the first time I'm using Script Editor. I was able to modify the "Alternate names" but any change to the 'Default' values, e.g. ID Prefix "W" (we usually use prefix B for windows), or Egress Compliant "FALSE" (I wanted it to say NONE instead) doesn't seem to do anything.
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    User Fields in Door Settings

    Judah, Can this be done with the Windows too? I can't seem to find a corresponding xml for window preferences. Also, how can we set up a workgroup folder? or can you direct me to tutorial that explains that? Thanks!
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    open file from referenced viewport

    It works the same way in VW 2009. What happens when you dbl click at the viewport & select the "open referenced file" option? Does it give you any message?
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    Walls went amuk!

    Help! Anybody out there with an explanation why my walls would suddenly rotate out of square in plans? It had happened to random walls, rotating out of their places at varying degrees, when no one has touched the files?
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    Walls went amuk!

    Michaelk, So far it has only been walls. Any clue what's causing it?
  24. I'm running into lack of control of classes and lineweight when viewports are twice x-ref'ed. I'm wondering if anyone out there as a good solution around this problem or if VW will fix this in their future update?


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