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  1. Using a macbook pro OS 12.2.1 with VW2020 SP6 When a new file is opened, there is a grey rectangle with light blue grid lines in the center of the page. I think this is an origin marker. What is the rectangle called? My problem is that when I draw a freehand line across the grey lines, the tool snaps to the grey line. Even if I have all Snapping turned off, I can't draw across those grey lines without my freehand line catching and ruining the curve I am drawing? Is there a way to delete the rectangle or turn off the snapping aspect? Marc
  2. I am using a macbook pro OS12.2.1 (with external large format monitor), with VW 2020SP6 I have used VW for many years with no problem. Now, when I save a VW document, the "Save Vectorworks Drawing" window that pops up has suddenly become enormous. It fits vertically on my monitor but in the horizontal direction is stretches way off the screen to the left and right. If I slide the save window over to grab the lower right-hand corner, I can shrink the window size vertically, but not horizontally. (I can make the window bigger horizontally but not smaller). I have tried closing and restarting VW, as well as shutting down and restarting the computer. Still the same. How can I "reset", this aspect of VW? Marc
  3. I am using a macbook pro OS 11.5.1 (13" Apple M1 chip) with VW 2020 SP6. Under Tools > Workspaces > Edit Current Workspace, I went into Menus > File > Export > Export PDF, to set a new keyboard shortcut for that menu item. After that, the shortcut worked perfectly until I closed VW and started up the next day. At that point, the same keyboard shortcut activates some other aspect of VW and I have to go back in and reset the shortcut. When I navigate as described above to Export PDF, the keyboard shortcut I had chosen is still shown there as being linked to that menu item but it doesn't work. I click OK, and a notice that the workspace has been modified pops up and, again, everything is fine until I close VW and start it up again. Why does VW not "remember" the changes I have made and saved? Marc
  4. Thank you Boh; I will check out the data tag tool. Marc
  5. Working with a macbook pro, OS 11.2 VW2020 In the Sketchup app, the text of a callout box will automatically give the square footage (square meters) of the surface that it is touching. Can VW do something similar by which the callout tool can be set to automatically display the area of the surface it is pointed toward? Marc
  6. I am working on a macbook pro with OS 11.2 using VW 2020 SP5 In my design layers, I have a number of layers that stack one above the other as they are supposed to. I make a viewport and drop the viewport into a sheet layer with a title block, and that all works fine. However, once I have that set up, if I go to the Organization panel and choose Visibilities and turn on new layers after the fact, whatever I turn on is in the wrong order, laying on top of all the other layers and blocking it. If I erase that viewport and make a new one with all the layers turned on as I need them, it works fine in the viewport. The problem is with turning on and off layers in the Organization palette after the fact. Any idea what could be going wrong?
  7. I am using Vectorworks Landmark 2020 on a macbook pro OS 11.2. I live and work in Japan and often interface with Japanese language. Overall I have had no problem with that but recently when I imported a dxf file that an architect sent to me, all the Japanese text was corrupted. Is there a way to specify the language or font of a dxf import so the Japanese language imports correctly?
  8. Pat, Andy; Thank you for the tips. Now I understand how to use this feature a lot better. Marc
  9. I am working with a macbook pro OS 11.1 and VW 2020. I want to change the date in the title block of certain sheets in my project, but not all the sheets. Using the Object Info palette, I see there is Project Data and Sheet Data, and it seems things on the Sheet Date (like the sheet title) can change sheet by sheet, but things on the Project Date change globally. The strange thing is that there is a Date field in both Project Data and Sheet Data. In my case, changing the date in the Project Data changes the date on all sheets, and changing the date in Sheet Date does nothing. Why are there two date fields in Project Data and Sheet Data? Is it possible to change the date on individual sheets? Marc
  10. I am using VW 2017 on a macbook pro using OS 10.12.6. Does anyone know if VW 2017 will still work if I upgrade to the latest mac OS 10.14? Marc
  11. Thank you Kevin. If only every answer was so painless! Marc
  12. The way VW is set up, to move a selected object, one can use command + shift + the arrow keys. I would prefer to change that to just command + arrow keys (I think that is the way it used to be?) How can we edit command keys? I can't see how to do that in the workspace editor. Marc
  13. OK. I see. Answered my own question. In order to Export, one needs to open the Resource file found in the Vectorworks folder > Libraries > ..... One can Export when the Resource file is opened, and Import when the Working file is opened.
  14. Thank you for the links. Actually I have watched all the Landmark video tutorials and also checked the Knowledge Base and also Vectorworks help. I found nothing that addressed this issue in the first two, and in VW help I found this: To export resources: 1. In the Resource Browser, select the resource(s) to export. 2. Select Export from the Resources menu. However, when I select a resource in the Resource Browser and then go to the Resources menu, there are 6 choices: View As; Show Object Types; Find Resource; New Resource in...(file name); Import; and Reference. There is no "Export" choice available. Is there a different Resource Browser somewhere else that has Export? (I am trying to export plant symbols from Plant Objects in the Resource browser to my User Folder so they will be always available in my Plant tool.) Marc
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