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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. Just now, Taproot said:



    HI Tamsin,


    OK, I've enabled verbose error logging.  Hopefully that will help.

    That is good to know about the origin.  In our case, the user origin and internal origin are the same, so I don't think that could be causing the errors.


    No, that should be fine as long as your geometry is close to the internal origin (within 5KM).

  2. Sorry to hear of your problems. To answer the question about crash reports, if you have Verbose error logging turned on, your crash logs are automatically uploaded to our engineering team. (Vectorworks > Preferences > Session tab).


    Regarding origins, the key thing is that the geometry is close to the INTERNAL origin and that there is nothing greater than around 5KM from the internal origin. The user origin is used to represent real world coordinates overlaid on the internal origin. If you are referencing files together, it is recommended that the same coordinates are overlaid on the internal origin in all files in the project.

  3. Yes, that's the resource to duplicate. Yes, you will need a separate report for each set of criteria that you wish to use. It's easy to do - just right-click and choose Duplicate. Name the duplicate as you want, then right-click and Edit.

  4. On the Resource Manager, locate the worksheet and duplicate it (as many times as you need for each different report). Then edit each and set its criteria. Then drag the relevant report on each sheet.

  5. Just now, antonf26 said:

    What is an OIP?

    The Object Info palette. It has a name field at the bottom, which you can use to name any object.

    But the criteria method should also work on your worksheet. Just right-click on the row header that has a diamond on the left, and choose Edit Criteria, then choose Layer is xxx. You can click more choices to add further criteria.

  6. 2 minutes ago, JuanP said:

    After unchecking the Add a Reference Crop Object as @Tamsin Slatter suggested then you have to manually delete the green boxes from the Design Layer.

    Good point - didn't go far enough with my explanation, sorry! Unchecking the box will stop any green boxes being created in future. Thanks Juan!


    (The green boxes can be useful to help you create a key plan if you have many cropped viewports of a large site. That's what they are for.)

  7. 12 hours ago, RussU said:



    Came across it a while back.... it's about being really really far away from the origin. Grab everything and move it to 0,0,0. also look for any outlying geometry very far away.

    you'll need to re-set your viewports to suit

    @Linsey ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    If you run Tools > Origin > Center Drawing on Internal Origin instead of moving the geometry, it will move to internal 0, but will retain the original coordinate system. Viewports will still work too! This is useful of you are collaborating with others and the coordinates are important.

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  8. No... it's a diagrammatic explanation of the functionality I'm afraid. 

    To get through the history of a chamfer, shell, and fillet just double-click as you would before with other solid operations. This will take you through the history right back to the original poly that created the extrude.

    In addition, if you select a Fillet, Chamfer, or Shell you have the Modify button with which you can change what you've applied to the object.

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  9. On 9/11/2019 at 1:16 PM, mike m oz said:

    It is not a bug.  It is working as designed (WAD).   Dimensions are not a global preference.  They are a file preference.


    When you set Dimension preferences you are only doing it for the active file.  If you want those preferences to become a default for your work you can only do it by saving those settings as part of a Template file.  To 'recall' them you then need to use that template file as the 'base' for the new file you are creating.


    Or you can create a unique 'Dimension Style' and then import that.  Easier to incorporate it as part of your 'template file'.

    Hi Mike

    The bug is what happens when you recall a set of saved units (in metric) in a file that was previously imperial. The resulting dimensions, units and rulers are displayed with the feet unit marker. (e.g. 3'4mm instead of 34mm).

    Of course, the workaround is simply to save your desired unit settings in a template, so that you don't need to recall saved unit settings. Start each project from your own template and you won't have the problem.


    Update - I have just had a notification that this bug will be resolved in SP2.

  10. Hi Lisa

    Yes, these new features are very exciting!

    When you select the 27700 EPSG code (presume you are looking at File > Document Settings > Georeferencing), you can indeed enter the coordinates that you want to use for the Internal origin. However, as your drawing is already centered, instead, you can use the new Geolocate tool to click on the point on the drawing which you would like to use as the internal origin. This will update the files in the Georeferencing dialog for you with the coordinates of your click point.

  11. 14 hours ago, JuanP said:


    It was a tough video to make, I'm not going to lie and seems like we ended it up short with the explanation. My apologies. For this reason, we will be working on a more in-depth tutorial to cover the more than 15 plus improvements part of this task.

    Just to give you an idea of some of the improvements:

    R1.      Users must be able to choose how to insert wall-aligned Data Tags.

    R2.      Users must be able to choose auto-placement’s offset behavior.

    R3.      Users must be able to choose the next value of auto-increment fields in the Preference dialogue.

    R4.      Users must be able to define instance-based scaling of Data Tag graphics.

    R5.      Users must be able to copy data tag value(s) in associated object’s records or IFC.

    R6.      Users must be able to choose the units displayed in a Data Tag field.

    R7.      Users must be able to display the current date using any common international standard.

    R8.      Users must be able to extract IFC pSet values, regardless of the object’s IfcEntity.

    R9.      Users must be able to extract data from Data Tags into a worksheet.

    R10.   Users must be able to edit data coming from more than one source in the “Edit Tag Data” dialogue.

    R11.   Users must see a better preview (not just the leader) when they are dragging a Data Tag.

    R12.   Third-party developers must be able to create such plug-in objects that the Data Tag tool can search for eligible objects contained in them.

    R13.   Users must be able to display data of Record/IFC attached to the Data Tag itself.

    R14.   Users must be able to re-tag objects using the Select Eligible Objects Mode of the Data Tag tool if the eligible object doesn’t have an attached Data Tag using the active style.

    R15.   Users must be able to associate label-style Data Tags with objects such that they move and are deleted with the tagged object.


    Stay tuned for this tutorial!


    Juan P.

    It's such a shame we weren't able to include the Retro-encapulator though. 😂

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  12. Andrew, I've just tested your workflow above and I am able to reproduce it. I will file a bug report immediately.


    Of course, the workaround described by Mike is to create a template that already has the unit settings you desire, and start your new documents from this file. This is the method I have always used, so I'm afraid this was not caught in my personal testing. But we will get it to the engineers today.

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  13. It's one of my fave features Andrew. Of course, we've had Data Vis for some time on Viewports, but to have it available in the live design environment vastly increases its use - not just for presentation, but as a design aid, for troubleshooting and more. And I love the key that's auto-generated.


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