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  1. James Dawson Design

    Worksheet creation for symbols with records

    No responses required. My question has been resolved by the good people at Ozcad.
  2. I have created a series of landscape lighting symbols that have records attached. For example; ACCENT LIGHT symbol has ACCENT LIGHT record attached POND LIGHT symbol has POND LIGHT record attached Each unique record type have the same fields, eg. ID, Item, Supplier, Model, etc. But the fields differ in values. I am trying to create a report that tables the symbol record field values and quantities. i.e ID Item Supplier Model Amount L1 Accent Light Acme lights 1234 4 L2 Pond Light Alpha lights 5678 2 I have just sent this through to Ozcad support, but thought I would cast the net a little further. Maybe I need to take a different approach? I have attached a file that shows the symbols and records. Thanks in advance James Drainage sandpit 1.vwx
  3. James Dawson Design

    Title Block Border - drawing list

    I would like to create a drawing list for the cover sheet of a plan set. I see there is a preformatted report for VAA title blocks, however, I use Title Block Borders. I have tried to create my own report but am really stabbing in the dark wrt the record values. The list will display Drawing No. Drawing Name, Scale thanks in advance
  4. James Dawson Design

    Landscape Area Opacity

    Is there any ability to control the opacity of the landscape area fill without impacting the it's tag?
  5. Running VW 2018 on Windows 10. Revise Issue Print function does not work. Behaviour is that it indicates "Not Responding" on the dialog and you get the spinning blue circle of death. Need to force quit to exit. Happens when printing one or multiple sheets, happens when printing to printer or generating a PDF. Pretty much unusable at the moment. I am still running VW2017 and the same function works fine.
  6. James Dawson Design

    Display Card Query, Iv'e upped the ante, but no change.

    Thanks, I have the same CPU too
  7. Hi, I thought I would treat myself to a new workhorse and get things specified right up to get into some serious rendering. As part of the upgrade I chose a Gigabyte GeForce GTX1080 G1 8GB card. I thought I would now be able to set the display preference to "Best Performance" having always used "Best Compatability". Trouble is I see no change in the redraw/refresh. I am still seeing residue when moving lines, plant tags etc. That only go away when I return to best compatibility. Was I asking too much?
  8. James Dawson Design

    Computer Specifications

    Thanks, it's a great help.
  9. James Dawson Design

    Computer Specifications

    Hi, I am planning to build a desktop PC, part out of interest, part economics. Looking for advice from anyone who has been down this road before, particularly in recent times. There is a lot of advice out there wrt video editing machines, but not much wrt CAD & 3D modelling. No budget yet, that will come once I understand what range I need to spend in. One thing I do want to do is to future proof it as best I can. Thanks in advance. James
  10. Yes, you should be able to. I did. best to contact Ozcad, the VW reseller. They advised me.
  11. James Dawson Design

    Landscape Area moves after creation.

    I have created a number of landscape areas containing specific plants and added them to a resource library to call on when placing ground-covers or mass plantings. When I use them on a project there is a strange behaviour. I draw the shape and when complete the shape appears elsewhere. It doesn't appear to be a consistent shift. It appears to be an issue with my project template and I don't see the behaviour when I create a landscape area in a blank document. I have even tried creating a new landscape area plugin within the file. The new landscape area still behaves the same way. I have attached a file that contains a landscape area. You can see the behaviour if you create a LA with this.
  12. James Dawson Design

    Create a fence gate with no frame along top.

    First, thanks to all the responses. They have all been helpful. Wes, yours is the winner. Setting the Door Jamb width to zero and the heights of the door and wall to be the same gives the desired result. Thanks again.
  13. James Dawson Design

    Create a fence gate with no frame along top.

    Thanks, I do that but want to remove the door frame.
  14. Hi, I use the wall tool to create fencing. I would like to add gates using the door tool but cannot work out how to turn off the frame so that the 3d view shows a clear opening. I currently end up breaking the wall and create a 3rd wall at 45degrees to mimic the gate. Thanks James
  15. James Dawson Design

    Customised Palette dialog not appearing

    On this topic, can I save the scripts I create to a default location? At the moment I have saved them to a template.


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