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  1. Works!! Thanks very much. DB
  2. An existing VW14 floor plan file has somehow changed the way door objects are handled. My existing doors now show lines in the opening as if I have "show walls" or "threshold" selected. The "wall lines" are colored the same and is a part of the door object. New doors insert the same. I can import a wall out of this file into a new file and insert a new door with the correct results: no lines in the door opening. I can then cut and paste the correct drawing to my existing working sheet/file and the door opening stays empty of lines as desired. The only thing I've done since the drawing was correct is import ACAD/DWG files. I know there's an apparent answer to this question, but I'm brain dead at the moment and appreciate any help provided. VW14 SP2 Mac OS 8.5 Late 2012 iMac
  3. Jonathan, thanks for the tip. DB
  4. What's the easiest/fastest way to change a drawn line style, say from a solid line to a dashed line - without going through the (irritating number of) steps in the Attributes Palette? Thanks, Dan Boone VW 2014 SP2 Mac OS 10.8.5
  5. Peter, thanks for the suggestion - I have tried printing smaller VW documents with my Epson Workforce 1100 printer that can print 11 x 17 size prints. To the same results. ASME setups shift the image to the right and down. It must have something to do with the Epson printer - I've not had this problem in the past when a HP LaserJet was my default printer. Dan Boone
  6. I'm trying to produce a CD package and can't get the printable area (drawing sheets) centered on the printed sheets. Under "Border Settings", I've chosen: Horiz Dim.: 34" Vert Dim.: 22" The sheet size is: ASME D The "Dimensions Shown Are: Outside Dimensions .5" margins all around Under Page Setup, I've chosen Size: ASME D Under Printer Setup, I've chosen: Format for : Any Printer Paper Size: ASME D The "Preview" image and/or .pdf file results with the sheet image shifted 1/2" to the right and down, thus cropping part of the right side and bottom of the image. Any suggestions? Thanks, Dan Boone
  7. Robert, that it! Most times the answer is so simple it makes one feel really stupid. Thanks a lot, DBoone
  8. Can't locate/relocate window &/or door id tags from the default plan location - (the VW 2008) video tutorial instructs you to move the label by dragging by the label's control handle. Control handle doesn't show for the (VW 2009) label whether originated with the ID Label Tool or through the Object Info Palette and I end up with a label in the middle of the door swing, the door itself or even outside the page boundary. Any advice? Thanks, D Boone Mac OS X v10.6.4 VW2009 Architect 2.53 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4 GB
  9. David thanks for the reply - I'll try to find my original Tekton Pro CD and reinstall to make sure it's placed in the correct location. DB
  10. After being away from Vectorworks for several years, I'm now back working on a new project and experiencing a major font problem when opening existing files that were prepared using the Tekton and Tekton Pro fonts as defaults. When opening these files, no characters show unless I make a global change to say, garamond. Font Book indicates the tekton/tekton-pro fonts are OK (validated). Any comments, advice? Suggestions for a tekton-like substitute? Thanks, Dan Boone Mac OS 6.3 Vectorworks 2009 SP5
  11. Ole, have you resolved this issue? I've just experienced the same problem today trying to open a current VW12 file that was saved and closed last night. No computer crash or any similar problem. Two other files being worked on at the same time, and closed/saved at the same time opened today without a problem. Consequently, I'm very interested in your outcome. Bonose VW 12.0.1 Mac OS 10.4.6
  12. Solved the problem - installed an Adobe PDF printer driver which now lets my OS printing software recognize a full size 24 x 36 sheet. Bonose
  13. I'm trying to make .pdf masters for sending to an offsite print shop. My sheet size and border is US Arch D. My printer setup is formatted to "any printer" and the print size is 36" w. x 24" h (w/ .5" margins). When I print/save as .pdf, the resulting .pdf image cuts 1 1/2" off the bottom and one side. I've tried setting a custom size of 37.5"w x 25.5" h and have the same results. Any ideas?? VW 12.0.1; Mac OS 10.4.6
  14. bclydeb: thanks for the advice - I've stayed away from auto classing so far but may have to change my ways. Travis: I'm running VW 12.0.1, Mac OS 10.4.5. I remember having this problem with older versions of VW and seem to think the solution then was to set all the attributes to the 'class' style and then restart the program. That doesn't work with this version, which leads me to believe I'm just not employing the correct trick. Bonose
  15. My Attributes Palette will not ?hold? the class style for attributes. In other words, I?ll close a file with all the attributes (color, line, arrow head, etc.) set at the class style setting, but upon reopening the file, some are at the class setting, and some are not. Also during the time working on a drawing, individual attributes will switch in and out of class style as I use different tools, symbols, etc. and I find myself reassigning attributes to the 'class style' numerous times. Since I?m going crazy trying to remember the trick to solving this simple problem, any help will be appreciated.
  16. Use the WS editor to transfer the "Room Name" tool into the Dims/Notes set (or any other set as you see fit). The "Room Name Simple" tool already resides in the set and will not let you assign finishes as this one will.
  17. I knew I shouldn't have read this thread. Everything was going fine and now all of a sudden my VW is crashing for no apparent reason and no obvious consistency. My file is developed from scratch in VW 12.0.1 (Mac) and Mac OS 10.4.5 on a 1 GHz Power PC G4 w/768 MB ram. And the crashes continue after running both Disk Warrior and Disk Utility. No other programs are experiencing problems. DB
  18. Back to the stair tool discussion: The v.12 tool is more powerful/flexible than before, but I want the stair break to be back like the 11.5 version - a break line at an angle to the stair run with a break bubble. The new break, perpendicular to the run and located at a tread is visually awful and gives the impression the stair ends in mid air. Am I missing something with this tool? Thanks, Bonose VW 12.0.1 Mac OS 10.4.5
  19. I have active project files in v.9 and experience poor results translating from v. 9x to 10.1: changing fonts/sizes of characters attached to certain objects/symbols, requiring total replacement. This means either spending several weeks correcting the translation glitches or continuing with v.9. I'll probably end up returning the v 10.1 since 9 has been fine and I haven't yet seen significant improvements with 10.
  20. I've had VW/A 9.x (Mac) installed for quite some time and recently installed VW/A 10.1. Now, when trying to open VW 10 files from the desktop, VW 9 opens and I get the "This file is an unrecognized file...". The only solution I know is to open the VW 10 program first, and then open the file. This is an awfully cumbersome process, but I still need (intermittent) access to my VW9 files requiring the VW9 program to remain installed.
  21. I've had VW/A 9.x (Mac) installed for quite some time and recently installed VW/A 10.1. Now, when trying to open VW 10 files from the desktop, VW 9 opens and I get the "This file is an unrecognized file...". The only solution I know is to open the VW 10 program first, and then open the file. This is an awfully cumbersome process, but I still need (intermittent) access to my VW9 files requiring the VW9 program to remain installed.
  22. Recently upgrading to v.10 has been mostly a "buggy" experience for me - Quicktime seems to no longer work (for other applications) and cad files translated from v. 9x are fraught with (mostly display) problems. For example, character fonts and sizes attached to certain objects/symbols change and we have to go through a cumbersome process to get them back to the original. And we still haven't figured out how to change the fonts of Room Names, other than total replacement. Hopefully, no other problems will emerge as we get further entrenched into v.10. Mac G3 Mac OS 9.1
  23. Robert, thanks - that did the trick for everything except the Room Name font. If you can remind me how to change/add font selection in the "Room Name" Object Palette, I'll be set. DBoone
  24. Opening v9.5.3 (Mac) files in 10.1 results in strange results: - Reference markers (interior elevation markers) are at a larger and different font than the original - and turn back to the correct font when selected and reduced to the correct size. - Room name and number are at a smaller and different font than selected in the original file. - Elevation benchmarks are at the correct size but different font. - Characters attached to symbols (ie electrical device symbols/objects) are a different font and larger size. By simply opening a 9.x file in 10.1, am I missing a step in the conversion process? Or did I spend a bunch of money for an upgrade that provides as many problems as goodies. Going through an extensive file and changing each of these items will not be worth it. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks, DBoone
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    Robert, thanks - I thought I was going blind or crazy. If/when you do post skylight symbols, a dome type skylight will be appreciated.
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