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  1. Take a look at the Curtain Wall Mode of the Wall Tool, it’ll do what you’re asking:
  2. Unfortunately, it is not possible to slope walls in Vw. Take a look at this previous thread asking a similar question, perhaps there might be some solutions for you in there. Searching the forums for “mansard” will also bring up additional threads. HTH.
  3. I agree — this should be a user option per Slab object, and not as a single setting for the entire file as there are times when we need to have both % slope and rise/run called out on the same drawing. For example, when dealing with accessibility compliance in the U.S. (clear landing in front of a door) we typically write the slope as 2% MAX. But when are dealing with the slope of a ramp or walkway, we typically call it out as rise / run like 1:12 or 1:20.
  4. @bgoff - Is there a link for the Geolocation workflow video? It’s been 3 months since your post, so I’ve probably just missed it. Like the others in this thread — I’ve tried following the Vw2020 help file to properly geolocate a DWG survey file and had little success, certainly not enough progress for the amount of time I spent trying to figure it out. Thank you in advance.
  5. @Benson Shaw I believe the proper abbreviation for ‘Design Layer Viewports’ is DLVP (not DVLP). DLVP already shows up in roll-over abbreviations on the User Forum, as does SLVP, DL, and SL. HTH.
  6. I agree - these should be available as PDFs. [I used the Print function (lower right hand corner of the page) to create my own PDF, but it's not ideal]. Personally, I really do not like the whole skeumorphic, flipping page usage. But if you must use the flipping page approach, please also provide a downloadable PDF option.
  7. Unfortunately, this is not possible with Vw 2016; The ability to Import Revit files was introduced in Vw 2017.
  8. Here’s an existing wishlist thread requesting this, now over 4 years old. [The earliest request on the forums wishing this is now over 10 years old.] Please go upvote it.
  9. Outside of Vw & Catalina issues — you might already be aware of this, but since you mentioned using ‘Adobe Suite’, know that the Adobe Creative Suite does not work on MacOS Catalina. You’ll have to upgrade to Adobe Creative Cloud (subscription only) if you want to use MacOS Catalina.
  10. Sadly, I wonder if Vw will ever provide correct ‘real world’ texture mapping on PIOs like this... As an experiment, if you do the incorrect texture mapping inside the symbol (by rotating the textures all 90 degrees from where you want them to end up), can you force Vw to make it look correct on exiting the symbol? Just a thought.
  11. I asked Tech support the same question a few weeks ago (also based on what I saw with Go64) and received the following reply:
  12. No improvement to texture mapping in Vw2020, so hopefully this request is still in their sights.
  13. Unfortunately, the inability to properly texture plug-in objects has been around so long that I don’t believe that Vw considers it a ‘bug’, but instead they probably consider it as ‘Working As Designed’. If you care about proper texturing of framing members, extrusions, cabinets, subdivision objects, etc please go over to this wishlist thread and upvote it: In that first post, I listed many (but probably not all) of the objects in Vw which cannot be properly textured; Framing Members being one of those listed. There is also a separate wishlist for proper Texturing of Objects With Wood Grain. Please go upvote both wishlist items, and hopefully soon Vw will finally correct this long-standing shortcoming.
  14. While I had Vw2020 open, I used the macOS Finder to change the name of one file in my User Favorites folder and Vw did not like this, although I didn't know until I tried to quit Vw (eventually I had to Force-Quit). Apparently Vw had been putting dozens of error messages in the background unbeknownst to me, as there were no error sounds and the error messages were all happening behind the VW application so I had no idea. Other than Vw acting very strangely, as I could select objects and nothing would show as selected on the OIP, I couldn't move objects, etc. These dozens of error messages were all stacked one on top of the other. I pulled them apart to see the sheer depth of the non-notifications. An error message like this should never be sent to the background. VSS-92498
  15. In previous versions of Vw, I could set all attributes to be 'By Class' on the Attributes Palette by selecting the palette's Utility Menu and selecting 'Make All Attributes by Class'. This no longer seems to work Vw2020, as when I select 'Make All Attributes by Class' none of the attributes change until I draw an object -- then the palette changes to the Class attributes. Then if I switch to a new Class, the attributes palette doesn't update to show the attributes of the now current Class. Something seems seriously broken. EDIT: it seems to be working correctly now, so I think it was directly caused by what I reported in this other thread:

 

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