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  1. I make a lot of symbols out of things as I go through the creation process. It seems counter intuitive to me to have to create classes for my symbols prior to starting the project. What would be really great would be the ability to create a new class as I'm creating the symbol itself, much like I create sheet layers as I create viewports
  2. by changing it's light type however, I can get the original light back to what it was before. However, I must manually (using object rotation tools) place the light.
  3. when I place a spotlight in 11.5, and then adjust it's tilt the light disappears and is replaced by a little box. No light eminates from the object, even though all of the parameters are still available.
  4. I'd like to see a few additions to the fabulous sheet layers. 1-Panning around in the crop would speed up my process a lot, so that I'm not constantly manipulating the crop to find my pieces. 2-It would be nice to be able to see something (grayed out sheet) when entering annotation or crop mode. That way I can be constantly aware of the layout of the page as I'm creating annotations.
  5. It's probably a hardware problem, but I crash when I render in open gl using my external monitor on my laptop. Any suggestions to fix the issue are appreciated.
  6. Much like photoshop does, I'd like to see the ability to hold down the shift key and cycle through the variants of tools. ie., If I held down the shift key and pressed 5, I'd get the polygon tool; still holding down the shift key and pressing 5 again, I'd get the regular polygon tool; another press yield the double line polygon tool
  7. It would be nice if, as I was creating a symbol, I could create a class for this symbol from the same dialog( insertion options). That way, as I'm developing the project I can create classes on the fly rather than try to prethink myself.
  8. Please add a batch print to the standard version. I'm an art director for television and I'm sure that I routinely print more plates per drawing package than a lighting designer using spotlight. I'd also like to see the truss and curtain tools made available to the standard version. For entertainment purposes, those two tools are what the wall and door tool is to architects.
  9. I know, I thought of this too. But I build everything the same way, starting with a default fill, and progressing into 3d from there. I even have cases of instances of the same symbol not being rendered properly, while others in the same rendering do render properly.
  10. Andrew, I believe most of the discrepancies occur in perspective views. I'll look and if I can find any wierdness in orthagonal view, I'll send it along. When is your next release available? Thanks for your attention.
  11. I'm glad to see that I'm not going crazy or anything. Hopefully the good folks at Nemetschek can help us out on this one.
  12. I've noticed that my hidden line renderings are not complete in VW11, either in viewport mode or on design layers. The renderings will leave several objects in wireframe. I'm working on a G5 dual processor 1.8 w/ a gig of ram, so I doubt the computer is to blame. Besides, I used to use a G4 w/ about half the performance capability. In some instances I've rendered the exact same model from a previous file that I used on the G4, and gotten a less finished rendering. Is there something I'm missing?
  13. I have long since given up using the ruler tool in favor of the rectangle tool and it's derivatives for measuring. The snaps and all of VW's smart cursor attachements will occasionally not work just when you really need them. Back to the basics, I use "ghost" lines, make parallel templates etc. Just like the good ol days with the vellum and graphite.
  14. I'm trying to customize the stair tool, to get the line wts and text more to my liking. When I get to the stair.vss in the resources pallette, alt-dbl clicking it (there is no edit button, contrary to the manual) brings up a script error that says this doesn't look like a script document. Is this not the stair tool script? It's the only thing I found in the tree that looked like a stair.
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