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  1. It would be nice to be able to group the classes in the Navigation palette similar to the way they can be grouped in the drop down class menu bar. I would find it useful to expand or compress each class group in the palette with a click of the mouse, even change the visabilty of all the classes within the group the same way I change the visability of a single class.
  2. My problem with the vectorbits workaround is that when it rotates, everything gets rotated around some point (which I can't seem to control). It also rotates all my viewports on the sheet layer and nothing is where it should be from the original. They aren't even grouped together. This and the layer link are miserable solutions. Also, if select more than one cropped viewport and rotate them they each rotate around seperate points . In otherwords, they ignore my instructions to rotate around a common point. Whats up with that? I agree that a world rotate command is necessary. It shouldn't matter that north is pointing another direction.
  3. IT WOULD BE VERY USEFUL TO HAVE A GREY OTHERS / SNAP OTHERS OPTION IN THE VISABILITIES MENU FOR LAYERS AND CLASSES. ALSO... LINE WEIGHTS STILL NEED IMPROVEMENT - WE NEED A SCREEN LINEWEIGHT SETTING, SOMETHING THAT ALLOWS US TO ADJUST THE ZOOM LINE THICKNESS. PERHAPS WE COULD ASSIGN SCREEN PIXEL WIDTHS TO LINE WEIGHTS INSTEAD OR INADDITION TO THE ZOOM LINE THICKNESS FEATURE.
  4. Maybe I'm not describing my frustration...small essay is attached... You will never be able to "see" what you print out unless you have a monitor the actual size of the paper. My 24x36 paper gets proportioned into a 19" monitor. If I had a 24x36 sized monitor (ie) I would never need to zoom, every line would show as printed. Therefore I am required to zoom into the drawing to work with greater precision. Then all the lines get fatter because I've magified the view and I can't see what I'm drawing because its a blob of lines. (thanks for the zoom toggle shortcut btw). So lets say I start to zoom out to half the actual size. Gradually the lines become identical and on my screen all lines become the same thickness. It becomes hard graphically to read the drawing without line heirarchy. I guess I'm in the minority about this. I used the drafting element of formZ for a while and it has the best line graphics on the screen of any program I've used, and I can set how thick in pixels I want the lines to be represented. (its a lousy cad program though). I think you might be impressed it you could see it in action. So what do other people do to keep their line weights organized if you can't see them? (without using colors)
  5. When you turn the zoom line thickness feature off, there is NO line heirarchy. It sure is a pain to constantly switch that feature on and off. And when it's on, why must it fatten the lines as I zoom in? I guess what I'm saying is that the feature doesn't make sense when zooming in, which often is the case. I see its usefullness when zooming far out however. Inevitably, there should be a way to scale the line display.
  6. I know screen line thicknesses have been discussed previously but in VW11 it needs to be improved. You must make a way for the representative thickness of lines on the screen to be customized. A line which I intend to PRINT at 5mm should DISPLAY as some "X" width on my screen that stays the same no matter how far in or out I zoom. Who cares that a scaled line increases in thickness as I zoom in on the screen. As an architect I need the lines to differentiate objects in space and it's impossible to 'read' the drawings if the line thickness constantly change or if there are 7 colors representing line thickness (as in AUTOCAD). Maybe make the printed line thickness settings correspond to fixed pixel widths on my screen...or something similar. If this can get fixed somehow, our entire office would upgrade to VW...

 

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