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Matt Panzer

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  1. The setting is called "Auto display detail levels for design layers" in the Document Preferences dialog. BTW: There's also an "Auto display detail levels for design layers" quick pref to toggle it on and off.
  2. It only helps a little, but you can minimize it by clicking the little "+" in the corner. For what it's worth, you can also squish the palette horizontally and have the controls stacked.
  3. Can you send a file that has this issue to http://www.vectorworks.net/support/bugsubmit so someone here can have a look?
  4. Can you please enter an enhancement request for this?
  5. When you set the viewport to a Detail Level" of "High", you should get two lines for the glazing and the sash lines beyond.
  6. Peter, I agree it's confusing and frustrating. I agree that entering a different Stacking Order in the Edit Layers dialog should work regardless of the sort order in the Organization dialog. I came across an existing bug report (VB-51233) on this issue and added a comment with a link to this thread to give it a nudge.
  7. It sounds like the default text size was changed. The default dimension standards will draw using the document default text (font, size, etc) settings. Deselect all objects (double-clicking the Selection tool will do it), set the Font, Size, etc as desired in the Text menu and dimensions should draw as expected. Probably a better option is to create your own dimension custom Dimension Standard and have it use a Test Style to keep it consistent without worrying about the document defaults. If you have a template you use for new projects, you could add the dimension standard to it and set it as the default as well.
  8. Can you attach a Vectorworks file with the just the wall and window in it?
  9. Grid Line objects can use different Styles from the defining Grid Lines on the design layer. This allows you to select Grid Lines in the elevation viewports annotations and set them to a different Grid Line Style with the arrow as you need.
  10. Yes. Data Tags are now the recommended way to tag doors and windows (and most other objects). If you're using them in design layers, they will not show up in elevation viewports. They're generally designed to be placed in viewport annotations.
  11. Yeah. I wouldn't recommend doing that then. I don't think there are any other good solutions but I hope someone can provide wrong.
  12. Hi Duncan, Have you tried using the new wall closures in VW 2022 instead of the Plug-in based "Exterior/Interior Wall Detail"? The new wall closures model the wrapping in 3D and Data Vis should apply to them in the same way it does the rest of the wall.
  13. Hmm... I have no idea why that would happen. I think your best course of action would be to contact tech support or submit via: http://www.vectorworks.net/support/bugsubmit
  14. Hi @Daniel s, If you're using the built in tags in the Door and Window, set the default font size for the document to what you want before placing them. You can do this by deselecting all objects in the file, and setting the font and size via the "Text" menu. You can change the ones that are already placed by selecting them and changing the size in the "Text" menu as well.
  15. I don't think there's a way to do this with wall closures. This is certainly a gray area between wall closures and wall recesses. Unfortunately, I don't think either can quite do what you're after. However, we do want to make improvements to wall features (and further implements to wall closures) that could provide this capability in the future.
  16. Hi Peter, Click on the header for the Stacking Order column ("#") to sort by Stacking Order. Then you will be able to drag to reorder them. The reason you need to sort by stacking order to do it is because Vectorworks has no idea where in the stack to move it if they're not sorted that way. In your video, the layers are sorted by Opacity which still sorted them in the same order as the stacking so it is a little confusing because of that.
  17. Your reply is more than enough thanks and you're very welcome! 🙂 I don't think there's any way to mark this as "solved" so no worries about that. To elaborate on the "Display 2D Components" setting: For regular viewports, that option is only considered when the viewport is rendered in Hidden Line and is set to Top, Bottom, Left, Right, Front, or Back view. However, it really only makes sense when the Projection is set to "Orthogonal".
  18. @Frank_IT, Turning off the "Display 2D Components" option off in the Object Info palette for the viewport should fix the issue.
  19. @Shortnort, Can you attach a file with just those walls and window in it?
  20. So the exterior in you original screenshot wall is made up of more than one wall object?
  21. If the interior finish is the same on the exterior wall is the interior, you can use the new wall closure feature in VW 2022 to wrap the component into the window opening. In the video, I started with the interior wall unjoined so you can see what's happening. The join between needs some improvement but it gets the point across. ScreenFlow.mp4
  22. Seems to work for me. Can you attach a VWX file with the shape that it's not working on? Also, what Version of Vectorworks did you try it on?
  23. There's also an "Exposed pocket recess" option:
  24. Hi Erica, You can still create staggered Section Lines. However, you can no longer create Section Lines with angles between segments other than 90º. The reason for that change is because you can now create Section Viewports directly from the Section Line and section cut planes of a staggered section must all be parallel to each other. ScreenFlow.mp4
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