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  1. The only way I know of in VW is to edit the definition of the hatch. This changes all instances of the hatch.

    So if you want the same hatch at different scales in a drawing you need to make copies and change the scales. We occasionally end up with three or more versions of a hatch in a multiple scale drawing.

  2. So in the current set of drawings I am working on for some reason the various files have different dash lengths.

    Our projects are set up with a shared symbols file from which symbols are referenced into the various drawings.

    What is happening is that when a symbol is drawn with a dashed line it looks fine in the symbol file. Once it is referenced the dash is too long. The dashes in question are set in the object info box not in the class definition.

    Mind you, the class definitions are supposed to be referenced from the symbol file also, but the people who set up this particular set of drawings seem to have done something not standard so the class definitions are not overridden by the symbol file. Boo hiss.

    Is there an easy way to get the classes from the symbol file to rule in the file into which they are referenced? If not, is there a way to set/import the first dash style in the pull down list so that all files will at least have the same definition. I am looking at a set with over 100 files so simplicity is key! Would adding a class for the dashed line that has the dash length in the definition solve this?

    thanks much . . .

  3. Again, no direct experience but most of our clients--local gov't and universities--require ACad drawings in addition to various other hard copies and files for as-builts.

    Someone in the office spends a couple of days cleaning, converting and checking files. Haven't had any complaints yet. From the clients that is, the person doing the slog is occasionally vocal.

  4. Reopening the discussion.

    I find it much more useful to be able to enter the distance I want the start point to move rather than grabbing. Moving from 12.5 to 2008 has made me wonder why that nice functionality is gone. Is it hiding?

    And, as long as I am asking, is there anyway to convert a polygon into a ceiling grid?

  5. I take back that doh.

    The option with point to point move only lets me make one copy. Sometime it is handy to make lots. Still nice to know about but not as functional as true point to point copy.

    And I have to say, point to point copy is such a basic tool that it baffles me that VW still doesn't have it.

    Off to reinstall my plug-ins . . .

  6. I have searched through the forum and haven't found an answer so a new topic.

    Seems I am way behind the times. I have been finishing out a project in 12.5 and am just starting to work in 2008. Many nice things . . . but

    While in 12.5 I had plug-ins for point to point move and point to point copy now I have one tool that does both. It is nice that VW includes such a tool but for me the usefulness is really limited because it is in one tool.

    Are there plug-ins for these in 2008? Or a way to separate out the two parts of the tool?

  7. A batch export or print is definitely missing from VW.

    One sheet per file is a useful organization tool for us where as few as two or as many as ten people might be working on drawings at any time in a project. So it is just not practical to have, for example, all of the elevations in one file.

    The side effect is that when I have a set of drawings with 100 sheets it is a huge timesuck to print the whole set, pdf the whole set, export to dwg the whole set.

    Batching from multiple files would be a huge help!

  8. Islandmon -- sounds like a nice add services opportunity.

    The general point I think is that there are industry standards for numbering conventions and using them makes life easier for everyone involved. I suppose in a one person shop renumber sheets might not be a problem. But when I have ten people on a team sheet numbers are set at cartoon stage and stick. Occasionally we get a sheet on the cover that is "not used" because it has been deleted. This seems archaic when I look at it written out but I can't imagine trying to keep everyone up to date with an every changing set. Keeping them straight on the building is enough work!


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