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  1. Hi Ray, If the file permission is the problem I won't be able to do anything until my computer gets back from the shop. The only thing that I question is the fact that this error message doesn't occur with any of the other computers in my office. The other thing is that when I log into the sever, my account has been set with the correct permissions. If I understand correctly, it shouldn't matter which computer I'm using when I open the file as long as I'm accessing the server with my login. Trang
  2. Funny thing happen to me today, this error message appeared for the first time since I've been using VW (8 years). "internal error - general failure encountered during disk I/O operation. (Failure on attempt to open file)" Here is what happened... My original computer that the files were created from is in the shop getting fixed, but our files are housed on a server. I'm currently working at another station, which that error message is appearing on. I have re-installed VW 2011(SP5) and the issue still occurs. I have viewed some of the other postings and am confused with what I'm suppose to do?? If anyone can clarify why this happens and what it means that would be great. Thanks, Trang
  3. Hello Everyone, Just wondering if there is a way to spell check in the general notes plugin command? Thanks in advance,
  4. Hi Everyone, Just wondering if there is an option where the viewport automatically scales the text, line weight, hatch, etc... automatically? It's quite tedious to have to do this manually every time I create a viewport at a different scale. Cheers, Trang
  5. Happy New Year Everyone! I been trying to update to v2011 SP2, but midway through the installation an error note occurs say that it can not finish installing. Then when I try to run v2011 with SP1, it says that it is missing a component and that I need to reinstall the entire program again. This is my second attempt thinking that the link didn't download properly, but it occurred again. I also looked at the UpdaterLog, but I don't understand it. So I've attached it as well and if anyone can help me with this it would be great. Thanks
  6. I have been using the wall command to create my window and door casings within my symbol...it seems to only ungroup that. I'm also having other difficulties with that in my linked reference files. In my original file the symbol shows up fine, then when I'm in another file with the linked reference some of the symbols show up with walls/tags upside down and flipped 180?. I starting to think that it wasn't such a good idea to upgrade=( So far I would have to say that v2008 is my favorite! Cheers,
  7. Hello Everyone, I have always been able to group objects within a symbol with no problems, but with v2011 every time I try to group something they somehow become ungrouped. Has anyone come across this and know how to fix it? Thanks
  8. Hey Everyone, Having problems with the spread and height option of the plant command. It's grayed out and not letting me enter any numbers. The only way I can change the plant size is through definitions. The only thing is that when I do this any plant that is under the same symbol changes as well. Has any one experience this? Cheers
  9. I have the option of upgrading my computer to Leopard and am a little hesitant on doing this since I have been hearing good and bad things about this. Is it worth upgrading? Any thoughts would be great. Thanks,
  10. Exporting still creating problems I tried to export the vw file to dwg (autocad) and these are the things that happened 1. Scaling 1:1 doesn't work ...dimensions saying that it's 11'-0" but when measuring the line it says 3" 2. Hatching is moving around ...on the screen all my hatching is where it should be but in the dwg file the hatching seem to attach itself to other things.ie shingle hatch attached to some doors, ground is glass...etc 3. exporting a file the first time...opens, second time an error message shows up and the file can't open 4. Windows disappearing 5. Text/gridlines are flipped around and have shifted around in the drawing I'm trying to put an image up to show you what's happeing but i'm not sure how...if anyone know how that would be great Thanks
  11. When I send the file, I send the whole file....the dwg and all the hatches. I have also tried exporting w/out the hatches. With this file I have imported a dwg file from our surveyor that worked in autocad...would this cause any problems?
  12. So I tried importing to vw and it says that a total file imported:1 total file not imported:36 not a dxf or dwg file:36 unkown reasons:0 some of the drawing shows up...but things have shifted around. When I am exporting I also selected the rescale to 1:1...but when I imported it back to the vw the scale changes to 1:2 or 1:1000.
  13. Hi everyone, Okay, I don't know what's happening with the exporting!! When I am converting the drawing...I leave all the defaults and only change it to a dwg or dxf and it seems to go through...the problem is when I send it. My engineer has tried to open it and he gets a blank screen. I have also tried to open the file and a message comes up saying the filter cannot complete because of an unkown error. Has anyone had this problem or any suggestions. Thanks,
  14. Hi, I'm trying to insert the degree and diametre symbols...does anyone know how to do this? Thanks
  15. started from scratch. The drawing was fine until a week ago when I tried printing them up and saving them as pdf's. Sheets 1- 5 and 9-14 would be fine then sheets 6-8 would have these markings all over.
  16. Okay here's the problem...I've been setting up my viewports, getting them ready for print. As I'm previewing my prints i notice that there are arrow heads and dimension ticks all over my drawings. I've gone through the sheet layer trying to find the hidden viewport, but nothing. I've tried deleting the viewport and starting over...no luck. Has anyone come across this problem and know how to fix it.
  17. I have just bought vectorworks 12...and am wanting to use the door plug-in but it is not letting me select it. I have taken it out of the workspace and place it back in but it still doesn't work. This only happens when I have converted a vectorworks 11.5 file. The other thing is that when I convert an older version to 12 it resets drawing titles, tags and doesn't let me change door or window sizes (it's grayed out). has anyone had this problem and know what I can do. Thanks
  18. Hey everyone, I have been trying to understand this, but having no luck. So I found a hex hatch but the only thing is the scale of the hatch is to small. I figured that all I had to do is double the # to enlarge the hatch. First it didn't work so I shifted thing around and it worked. As I applied it to the area I wanted I noticed that the farther away from the centre of the hatch it go the more distorted the pattern got. Has this happen to anyone? Thanks
  19. I've been try to create a hatch to resemble perforated metal, but I'm not understand how to do this...can anyone explain this process?
  20. thanks for your help guys...it worked
  21. Hi Everyone, I'm rendering a model in veiwport and have tried every rendering mode, but the image is not very good...lines are jagged, textures are fuzzy and I can see the pixels. I've set all the modes to the highest quality, but still no luck. I've looked at the images posted here and they are crisp and clear. Is there something that I'm missing or do I have to bring it into another program to fine tune it...if so what type of program? I also find that some of the mode I render in show only half of the lights. Any suggestions?
  22. trang

    Final Render!!!!

    I have created a 3d model of a 10,000 sq.ft.house with landscape. The file size is just under 400MB. When I render it with shadow mode...sometimes the image is completed, sometimes only half way, and somtimes crashes. I want to do the final render so that I can do a walkthrough and make a movie in quicktime. I do have 1 light source,but no cameras. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, so any info me would be appreciated. Thanks,
  23. trang

    Final Render!!!!

    Thanks guys...I''l give it a try. If it doesn't work I guess I have to figure out some other way to do this.
  24. trang

    Final Render!!!!

    The file was done in VW 11.5. I'm not sure where the sizes are coming from...at one point I made 2 separate files to see what the size was on its own. The house file was 208MB and the landscape was 184MB and they render fine on it's own.
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