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    Stairbuilder
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    newenglandstairworks.com
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  1. When I change from top/plan to 3D I get this... And if THAT doesn't work? if NA doesn't want to fix it, give us a "more workarounds" button.
  2. Thanks for your time everyone. Zoomer, this is just going from tp/plan to Right Iso. No editing mode or anything. Sorry, I should have made that clear. Pat, I will try your suggestions if I can't get it to work, I just don't want to have to go through resetting everything just for one setting. Just wish simple things like this would just work instead of spending half of my day fixing someone else's work. And now NA is asking for $400 a year for upgrades. How about going back and fixing all of these workarounds before adding more to the mess. Does anyone else have a problem with the trim tool? It only works for me if I zoom in ridiculously close otherwise the line, circle or whatever gets deleted.
  3. If I go from top/plan to 3D view I still have to manually change the setting from wireframe to Open GL. Is there yet another loophole to get this setting to work right? What am I missing? The last few versions have not worked for me so I 'm wondering, has anyone experienced this?
  4. Is it possible to rename some tools or options based on the region? Similar to versions for different languages. The stair tool has terminology that is not region specific either, ie: the "run" of a stair in the U.S. is known as the "going" in many places. (sorry to use the stair tool as an example, sore subject) Just a thought
  5. Thanks guys, I appreciate your time.
  6. Can anyone tell me how to turn off the axis lines in 3D? Sometimes I get the pink plane as well. This is on my Windows machine. Thank you
  7. Screen Plane. I'm sure some people use both or all of them. Again, depends on how you use the software. I hope they are able to fix your issue. I agree it's frustrating. Many times I find "screen align" has changed to "layer plane" on its own. It's annoying when you continue to draw and find out you've been drawing on the wrong plane, and then have to go back and find all of the objects that were drawn on the layer plane.
  8. I agree with the inconsistency of the tool but I don't think screen aligned should be eliminated. I do all of my stair drawings in 2D due to the stair tool being so useless, so just because some people don't use certain features doesn't mean they should be eliminated. Not everyone uses the software the same. Hey, I don't use the custom cabinet tool, maybe they should get rid of it...
  9. Have you tried using the rounded rectangle tool?
  10. Thank you DBruhnke, I noticed the symbols I just created yesterday show up in the preview window, but one that I imported from my previous library did not. I tried to edit the one I imported and it has disappeared. I opened the symbol library file, saved it and closed it. Now those items show up in the preview window. So if you migrate your symbol libraries, you have to open them and then save them to see a preview? Has anyone else had to do this to get a preview after migrating your libraries? I did use "add file to favorite" to add each of my libraries, I just never had that happen before. Anyway, thank you for your help.
  11. Am I missing something? If I highlight a library symbol, is there a way I can see a bigger view of it? The way way these symbols appear in the library are harder to see than the old resource manager. Thanks
  12. 20 years this year and still waiting. I just hope that if there is ever a new stair tool, yes a new one, not a bunch of band-aids on the old one, it will be amazing.
  13. I don't feel raising the cost of VW is justifiable when we finally get a functioning stair, window and door tool that should be updated and improved on an annual basis. Anticipating these improvements every year is getting pretty disappointing.
  14. Taproot, you make some good points, but I think a tool as important to an architectural program as the stair tool shouldn't have to get enough votes to be upgraded. It should be upgraded on a regular basis as stair parts and design elements evolve. Today we have cable rail systems, metal balustrades are becoming more popular now that cheaper parts are available, glass panels, and all we have now is a rail with no profile to it and straight, plain balusters that can not be replaced with anything that has any detail to it unless you model your own and place it manually. This tool is in desperate need of an overhaul. There is so much to be fixed, I hope it gets some attention sooner than later.

 

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