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  1. Is it possible to compile door schedules from several files into one file to create one overall door schedule? We've tried workgroup referencing, but only the header information is referenced. Others in the office mentioned using the import option within the resource browser, but that option is greyed out in our instance.
  2. I am working on a particular project in which there is a wing of a building that is 105 degrees from the other wing. When I activate a tag on this wing, it is not aligned with the door. Instead, the tag aligns with the orthoganal grid. Is this typical? Is there a way to align it with the door?
  3. Is it possible to rotate the door number tag for a door when using the PIO tag?
  4. Thanks for the offer Katie, but the file is too big to email. It's a 75MB file (330,000 sf, six story building). I was able to come up with a workaround, so it's not too big a deal.
  5. Could be. What are you using for video? I know your RAM is only running 40-60% but I would recommend another gig if you're running XP Pro.
  6. I'm curious about what comes out on the Auocad end if a hiddenline rendering is exported. Does the dwg just have an image of the elevation within it?
  7. No, but a window appears (standard Mac one I think) that tells you VW closed unexpectedly and gives the option to close, report, or reopen the file.
  8. I am having an issue with VW crasing when I try to export an elevation sheet layer to dwg format. The elevation viewports are hidden line renderings that are generated from a 3d model of the building. I have purged and tried all of the different export options. I was able to convert the viewport to lines as a workaround. Has anyone else run into this issue?
  9. Thanks! It gives a smidgen more screen space too.
  10. Is there a way to remove/relocate this button on the screen? I think it's in a pretty dangerous position right next to the mode toggle buttons.
  11. yeah, but you work and I assume live in the Virgin Islands...
  12. Is it possible to export only 2d information when exporting to dwg format?
  13. Camera flares would be nice too. Formz has this option, which I think really adds dramatic punch.
  14. I agree that editing referenced symbols could potentially be dangerous, but as long as the process made it apparent that the change would have a "global" impact I think it would be okay. I ended up duplicating the symbol to get the result I wanted. Next time I will be more dilligent with symbol management.
  15. I was unclear in my post. I have a symbol that is referenced in a plan that I am working in. I would like to edit that symbol. Without opening all of my plan files that might have the referenced symbol, is there a way of determining where the orginal (and editable) symbol is? Obviously we need more thorough cad management, but until then?
  16. Is there a way to determine where a symbol is referenced from? Perhaps using the resource browser?
  17. I did some experimentation to get referenced sybols to update, and it does work or at least it did for me. I used the Resource Browser to perform the referencing. Two things seemed to impacted the operation though. First, the file in which the referenced symbol is located has to be in the same folder as the file doing the referencing. Second, updating only happened when the file with the reference is closed and opened. I was not able to figure out a way to update symbols like you can wrokgroup rreferences.
  18. I typically set the search to older than one year and turn off the "newer" category. I usually try both "subject only" and "subject and body" depending on the results I get. My seach results typically semingly have no bearing on the search criteria. My search for "x grid" or "x-grid" seemed to bring up any entry with words containing an "x". The fact that each post of a thread is listed as a result separately is annoying too.
  19. Thanks Christian. I don't know what I am doing wrong with my searches, but this is what I was looking for.
  20. Does X-grid work with Vectorworks? I seem to remember past discussion, but I tried searching the forum for this but didn't have much luck.
  21. I second this wish item... it is common to have a portions of a drawing in which moving them could cause problems, such as columns and column lines.... The option to lock/unlock a class would be nice.
  22. I use safari at work with dsl, and internet explorer at home with cable, and at both locations this forum works quickly for me...
  23. I am not sure what I am doing wrong, but I cannot seem to get this to work. I change all of the parts available to change to the style 1 class and turn that class off, but no visible change is apparent. What am I missing?
  24. I use a Logitech trackball with the middle button and had the same problem. The problem went away after I uninstalled the software that came with the mouse. As yours is a Microsoft mouse, this may or may not help, but worth a try.
  25. The webinar topics look great, is there somewhere that I could find a schedule of when they will be held?
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