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  1. I know, however it would be extremely handy (especially for training purposes) if the option to access the color palette was also still available in the menu as it was in Vectorworks 12.5. I'm in a busy office and I don't have the time to explain to someone half way around the world what the 'chip' is. I know what it is, you know what it is, but cad monkey no 720 in Budapest or Lagoon West doesn't necessarily know what it is (there is no accounting for the ineptness of people), but if the color palette manager is also accessible via a menu dialog it's a hell of a lot easier for me to get people familiar with it.
  2. It would be nice if under Document preferences you restored the edit Colour palettes option (as in 12.5) which seems to have been removed in VW 2009. I'm finding that there are a whole range of lovely colour features many people in my office aren't using simply because they aren't aware of them. Don't hide the new colour features under a bushell. I would also add it would really quite useful if when viewing the colours in list view, there was a way to directly edit the name (or lack of) without having to go into the colour palette manager every time as well. Likewise the ability to import/export custom colour palettes directly from the colour palette manager and as xml files would be great as well (rather than having to hunt them down in the folder jungle that is user preferences).
  3. In the case that a Sheet is made up of one viewport (IE the whole page) I'd like to be able to convert it to a saved view. Generally in my office I find people use sheets rather than views because they can store the printer settings in the file. However sheets are not ideal when it comes to editting the layers within them.
  4. You can turn off the 'clicks' under vectorworks preferences
  5. Those plug-ins are real timesavers (been using them for quite a while), however I agree they should be part of the VW package aready.
  6. Great suggestion. I'd like to add that often I'm receiving drawings where people haven't set up classes at all (sadly such people do exist...). It would be great if you could select an element with already defined qualities, and create a new class from it through a context menu (even if it was something off the properties menu).
  7. Hmm, sounds like this V12 tool doesn't do what I want either. I'm often working with several layers (whose structure I want to maintain) but I often want to highight parts of these by putting a tone underneath that conforms to the shape of elements and intersections. A drop fill tool that was sensitive to other layers would be my ideal.
  8. Incidently does the 2nd Mode of the 2D Polygon Tool in 12 work on seperate layers from the lines? Or does it only work on the layer the lines are on?
  9. I find that command gives way inconsistent results. it only works well when there is a clean edge and hardly ever recognises splines. When we finally get upgraded I'll try out the poloygon tool that Mike mentions. Thx for input anyhows.
  10. I appreciate the feedback, I already know how to create custom colours in VW and set up drawing templates (the colour blend I will look into). However what I want to be able to do is to be able to export those colour palettes to my graphic designers with ease, or import their recommended colours with ease that is why an .aco support option would be benefitial.
  11. Or have the ability to turn on all the pertinent layers in the sheet in one go so you can edit/adjust them.
  12. Any chance of being able to import/export the colour palette to adobe .aco swatch format? It would be a real time saver in terms of workflow to be able to unify the colours used in VW with other applications (it's very time consuming to have to manually alter the colours one by one). Also a larger/extendable colour palette would be extremely useful. The ability to create a stepped gradation range between selected tones/colours would also be very useful.
  13. Well once N sort out the intel mac problems we will...
  14. We are on 11.5...this is something new in 12 then?
  15. Have a look at live paint in illustrator CS2, you'll understand what I mean. I'm not on about connecting existing lines, more creating new shapes from the spaces in between them. Sure I can copy the lines I want to a new layer, then trim them down and compose them to create the shape I want, but how much easier would it be to have a tool that creates those shapes for you by filling the space between lines.
  16. Thanks for info, still on 11.5 atm as we are waiting for the mac intel problems to be resolved.
  17. It would be extremely useful if there were a tool similar to the 'live paint' feature found in Adobe illustrator CS2 where in one can create a solid polygon/polyline from within a series of disparate lines/polygons etc simply by 'filling' the space between them.
  18. It would be very useful if you added in the ability to duplicate an existing layer in the layers menu.
  19. If an outside party can create such a tool because there is a demand then there seems little reason for Nemetschek not to follow suite.
  20. I'd agree this needs to be in, and is long overdue. I deal with a lot of received OS and Topographical data and there are always hidden duplicate lines lurking around, which always through a spanner into the works when you try and compose polygons. [ 02-20-2006, 12:11 PM: Message edited by: kadayi ]
  21. "Do you want to create a class with the same specifications as the object you've selected?" Basically yes. I want to be able to select a previously drawn element (that has qualities I wish to retain) and be able to create a completely new class from it. Think of it that I want to be able to use the eyedropper/paint bucket tools as a means to create classes from already existing elements (but ones that people omitted to setup classes for in the first place). The ability to do that would be a real timesaver for when you come back from 2 weeks holiday to find the year out student has made a half dozen drawings without any classes in place at all... Kad [ 02-20-2006, 12:03 PM: Message edited by: kadayi ]
  22. Not having VW12 I'm not sure if this is already possible, however if not, I think it would be useful if when you select an element you can see which saved views/sheets it is associated with in the Object info palette.
  23. I'm on about selecting a polygon (for example) that has the default class 0 or None but has already been set up with a specific line style fill etc that I want to retain, and defining a new class out of it's selection. I've checked the manual etc and I'm not seeing any way in which to to this, if you do know a way could you please elaborate (I'm using VW 11.51) Kadayi
  24. I think it would be really useful and a real time saver if it were possible to a create a class from a selected drawn element. In an ideal world people should set up there classes before undertaking a drawing, however in my experience often people do not and it can be intensely time consuming to have to create the classes retrospectively, especially when pattern fills are involved. Kadayi [ 02-10-2006, 06:21 AM: Message edited by: kadayi ]
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