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  1. When I reference a symbol from the ressource browser, the source file i.e. doorfile becomes a part of my workgroup reference. When you go to the workgroup reference box and edit the source file, you will see that no design layer is marked. And from the wgr-box you can always update manually. Usually for us updating is automatically when opening a file. If we need to update more often we do it manually in the wgr-box. In our case the folder location doesn?t matter. Good luck.

  2. sounds like one of those frustrating VW bugs. I think the colour- hatch- and so on customization in vw is not satisfying.

    But do you know the pantone colour chart that you can get at http://www.vectordepot.com/misc/ ? it looks at least nicer than the default colour chart.

    As far as I know the colour chart is part of the document. wonder how the colours behave when copy-pasting from one file to another with a different colour chart. anybody any experiences?

  3. there is a file on the network that contains the title block as a symbol. I add that file to my favourites in my ressource browser. from the target file i rightclick on the titleblock symbol in the ressource browser choosing reference. Now you can see in your workgroup reference dialog box that the title block file is added.

    When you place a drawing border you can choose the title block from the "top level" or "drawing border components", not from the "default" file.

    There is one bug in vw. when you make changes in the title block file the symbol in the target file will automatically update, but you need to doubble- click and press ok on the drawing border before the title block is changed. good luck.

  4. Yes, photoshop is perfect for drawing. the brush tool is pressure sensitive, s? it?s working like a soft pencil. just that your hand is not getting dirty.

    I experience the response as fairly quick. but of course if you move the pen very fast, there is a little delay in the screen image.

    The screen looks at least as sharp and bright as our other flat panel displays.

    All in all it?s a little step to future. I imagine a desktop in function as big a drafting table, where the keybord is an integrated part of the interactive display. And software optimized to switch between vectors and pixels drawings.

    Good luck

  5. hi sue,

    I think it is nice and futuristic to work on a cintiq, but I haven?t found the right software combination yet. For pure vectorworks drafting it is quicker with a mouse.

    For sketching I switch between photoshop and vectorworks. with the application AFLOAT it is possible to make the window you work in transparent (http://millenomi.altervista.org/Afloat/). then the cintiq is working like intelligent drafting paper. But there is the problem that when you zoom in/out in one app the other one does not follow.

    I found the freehand tool in vectorworks irritating, so I don?t use it.

    best regards marek

  6. It?s because I have a layerlink that is rotated in the right position, but I need it to be a not layerlink anymore.

    when I export a drawing with layerlinks to dwg and then import it back, the layerlinks become symbols, which are possible to konvert.

    Is there a straighter way to do this

  7. is there a possibility to see the context of a drawing while editing a symbol? (similar to show other objects while in groups)

    I often need to see the grid modul or other information of the context while I work with a symbol.

    In ohter cad-programs it is possible to edit a symbol(cell) while seeing the context.

    I know two workarounds in vw:

    1:konvert to group, make changes, make symbol, replace the old symbols

    2:Instead of working with symbols, I can work with copies of layerlinks. but that way I need many layers.

    Too many workarounds in this programme!!

    any help

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