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  1. Itchy

    Drawing Label & Callouts

    Thanks Mark, that does the trick.
  2. Itchy

    Drawing Label & Callouts

    Doesn't the data tag tool need a direct link to the object? I'm trying to pull the data but have it show up on other layers.
  3. Itchy

    Drawing Label & Callouts

    I did have a look and try to get this to work, the problem with it and my workflow was that every detail then had to have its own viewport and the drawing label within the viewport. I find when detailing it is much easier to have them all on the design layer and then just one viewport per page - easier to layout and align things. Maybe a feature suggestion then would be to allow the Detail-Callout Marker to be able to be linked to a drawing label rather than just a viewport? Then that would be perfect, or alternatively, I change my workflow and have an individual viewport for each detail.
  4. Is there any way that I can pull the Drawing Number and Sheet Number from the Drawing Label and have that listed in a Callout over two lines? I am trying to make cross-referencing details/sections easier and avoid the need of going back and forth too often. My current situation all drawn in the design layer, with one viewport per sheet layer. 1:50 sections 1:5 overall details 1:2 typical details I want to be able to put in the drawing number & sheet number (only shown the drawing number though) on the 1:2 & 1:5 details, and then on the 1:5 & 1:50 details have a callout which pulls the drawing and sheet data. I'm trying to make it so that I can put in all the reference markers, and then when at the end when I lay the details out on the sheet and input the drawing and sheet number, that will then go through and show up on my larger scale details/sections. I'm not sure that what I am trying to do at the moment is possible, and the workaround that I am thinking about using would be to create a symbol on the detail which is hidden when printed, and then have that shown on the larger scale, and then draw in a leader line. Trying to avoid having a symbol though as will end up with scaling issues and to edit I have to go into each one rather than just clicking on the drawing label and editing via the OIP. Make sense? Any thoughts or ways to simplify? Or do I just need to suck it up and do it manually at the end of the project?
  5. Itchy

    Windoor Classes

    If you do it through the main menu rather than the object, it will update all of the windoor objects in the file. May take a few moments depending on how many you have but it gets them all.
  6. Itchy

    Windoor Classes

    some times they don't update after you change the settings, to get arround this i go to "Open Close Windoor 3D" and select none and that acts as a refresh.
  7. Itchy

    worksheet report filtering by sheet

    Thanks for this. Just been trying to figure out when I set the location as the viewport that it wouldn't return any of the objects inside. Once I named the crops and then set the location to the crop then they appear. Bit of a strange workaround and not sure why just setting the location as the viewport doesn't work?
  8. I just tried to use this on an internal door schedule. It must have gone through some updates as now it will show the door as 'Room 1, Room 2' but it seemed to pick up space objects from other levels that the door object wasn't on. It also wouldn't pick up objects that were not at ground level, I had some servery roller doors up at 900 above floor level that would only get picked up if I put the sill down to zero. It would be good if; you could specify if you want both rooms to be shown, or just the room that the door opens into It doesn't pick up space objects on other layers to the object If it would pick up object above the Z height of the space to be fair I had to get my door schedule out so wasn't able to play around with it too much, it may be that all these things are achievable.
  9. Itchy

    Window Tool

    Then there is also WinDoor for Aus/NZ. I'm not sure why Vectorworks doesn't get these people onboard to build a new door/window tool for everyone.
  10. Itchy

    Asking Advice on custom built system

    Just running at default to increase the longevity of the parts. The boost function pushes the CPU up to 4.3 when needed which seems to work fine. I have the stock cooler installed and it seems to be doing fine, no issues so far and no complaints about noise either, although to be honest, the machine is about 8m away from me at the moment, I don't have my home office full set up so monitor is on the dining table and the box over by the tv - will get it sorted shortly...
  11. It would be good to be able to right-click on an object and select 'create a class based on object' which would open the new class dialogue box with the settings of the selected object. I get a lot of files through from people who haven't quite transitioned to using classes and it would help speed things up. Rather than having to manually trying to match the colours, fills, lines that they have chosen.
  12. Itchy

    Asking Advice on custom built system

    Well I went ahead with and built that system today. I did go with the Ryzen in the end, went with a X470 motherboard and upped the ram to 3600mhz for the same price as what I was going to spend on the intel system. I haven't set up Vectorworks yet, but have run Cinebench R15 and get the following scores for anyone interested; OpenGL - 134 fps CPU - 1738 cb CPU Single - 174 (mp ratio 9.98x) In comparison to my Surface Pro of 42 fps and 327 cb I should be able to work a lot faster when at home now And as it is a workhorse I named the PC Rocinate, #savetheexpanse :)
  13. Itchy

    Asking Advice on custom built system

    Thanks for the suggestion, I have a 28" 4k screen now, and my boss still has a 2k screen. Whenever I have to help him with something on his computer it always seems blurry and fuzzy. I'm not sure I could go back to that resolution. But yes for the price of 1 4k 28" I could get two 28" screens. Thanks, @Art V, yes same price here as well but it comes with a factory cooler so I could potentially use that rather than going for a liquid AIO and save $150. For day to day mundane drawing Vectorworks only uses one core though right, so would the I7 be better for that, and the Ryxen better if I wanted to lots of rendering? I guess you could rely on the boost function which will put it up to the 4.2 under demand.
  14. Itchy

    Monitor recommendation

    Over in New Zealand, TV wise there is only 1 40" out there, the next step up is 43" which may be too big. 40" TV - https://magnessbenrow.co.nz/panasonic-th40ex730z-40-4k-uhd-led-smart-tv 40" Monitor - https://www.pbtech.co.nz/product/MONPHS3375788/Philips-BDM4037UW75-Business-Curved-Monitor-UHD-4K - https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/40-aoc-uhd-60hz-5ms-curved-monitor-with-10-bit-colour/26852252 The Philips monitor though has had some bad reviews about Ghosting otherwise I almost purchased it a couple of months ago. Just found the AOC counterpart though so that could be an option if I go large.
  15. Itchy

    Monitor recommendation

    so after reading all this, I'm still even more undecided whether to go for a 28" or up to a 40". I have a 28" at work but now working 3/5 days remotely from home so needing something there as well, $600 NZD for a 28"4k or if i went with a 40" monitor or TV looking at about $1000. Just wondering if the 40 is going to be to big, but the 28 feels to small... Which makes you think why not go for a 32", well a 4k 32 seems to be even more expensive then a 40" at about $1400... another week gone by with no new monitor, ha.

 

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