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  1. Also - how about the ability to show the bubble at the crop perimeter of a viewport.
  2. Hello all, Has anyone encountered an issue with reshaping / manipulating nodes of / editing walls when in a rotated plan view? The wall node 'zooms off' to an apparently random location. It seems fixed in unrotated plan view though. This applies also for a brand new document. Has anyone got a solution? Thanks Patrick (ps- running VW2008, on 2x2.66GHz MacPro with 4GB ddr2, Mac OS 10.4.11.)
  3. Pat, Thanks for that, I'll try and ask others here to use the Paste in Place method - perhaps it will reduce the occurrences of such things happening again.
  4. DWorks - We try not to use the option key (we have macs) but the copy paste method does not seem to work, as when pasting the objects are pasted in a strange location. Mike - Thanks for the link it looks great - but their demo vid for it seems to be have a link broken? Also - I need more information which they don't seem to provide... for instance does this tool only apply to a current layer, selected objects or a whole document? It needs to be essential if we can control it in this manner, because we do have a lot of 'duplicate objects', just in different layers. I have seen some other tools there which look good - will definitely try some of them out.
  5. I agree with the fact that VW should save the class state in sheet layers. There are times, especially when controlling the visibility of certain standard objects/legends/notes in a titleblock, where you need to control class visibility. There is of course, also no reason why simply looking at another design layer with a certain class state of a previous view should change how your sheets print. There is another additional annoyance that drawing in a design layer, you then swap to a sheet layer and your class has not changed, and you start placing or pasting objects into viewports and they are pasted invisibly (an undo does not save you here as for some reason it does not work, you need to show the class in the viewport and delete the object(s), or, if you have pasted thousands of objects, revert to an old version of the file).
  6. We have recently just had a large problem in our office, when objects in a floor plan were duplicated several times (usually unknowingly) over each other, requiring us to go through the whole floor and delete every wall, symbol, text object etc. which is on top of another. This problem actually occurs previously often, but this is the first time it has happened to us on a large scale. Our duplication is set to not offset, so that we can transfer like walls and other objects between floors, which is a convenient and quick process. When the problem occurs, it usually is quite a while before someone realises (after a few saves). A way to delete or 'purge' duplicate objects, which have identical type and positional data, automatically from a selection, would be a good solution.
  7. Wall caps for walls should be automatic (ie. capped when not connected, and uncapped when they join another). If this may not eventuate, or in addition to it if it does, how about wall caps being toggles, rather than a pulldown menu with "None, Start, End and Both"? More like arrowheads in the attributes palette. Checkboxes would be fine with "Cap Start" and "Cap End" only.
  8. Not a bad idea - thanks Pat. For any other dialog boxes that appear the feature could still be useful. I'd like to also add option-double clicking on navigation palette layers etc. would edit them would be nice and fast, and double clicking on the drawing label object would edit the drawing title. (These are just small wishful things)
  9. When double clicking on a viewport, a dialog appears asking you to edit the crop, annotations or design layer. It would be great to just double click on the radio button, for annotations for instance, and the dialog will close and you edit annotations (rather than having to click 'ok'). This could apply to all/any dialog boxes with radio button requests, and I am sure it is fairly easy to do.
  10. And if you could change the scale automatically on import based on paper size that would be great (we get lots of drawings in pdf format nowadays...).
  11. I of course second this - hatching to elevations has been requested so often it should surely be in the next release.
  12. Ah, yes I am. There doesn't seem to be a way to change the location of the Npoint or 'Preliminary' Stamp - they currently are on top of my plan. I could of course always do them manually, just wondering...
  13. Hi Everyone, I have searched the forums with no success. How do I change the position of the North Point Arrow using VW 2008's default titleblock? Also, I can't seem to change the location of the titleblock Stamp, no matter where I place the text box with :Stamp in it. Any comments appreciated! -Patrick
  14. Programmable objects will always come with restrictions of how customisable they can be - which is why we need to push for more and more complexity within those objects (also more new programmable objects) to make them useable. The potential to save time using the stair tool is enormous - in particular for large buildings requiring a lot of fire exits (which are simple in form). They can assist in section cutting, and perhaps even identifying problems with setout. As Christiaan also says when it comes to change the stairs (inevitable in most cases) it is much easier. If you want ultimate control, you would draft it manually, but then you're back to square one (I'd do this only for unusual stairs).

 

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