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  1. Still a problem in 2016 SP3... was there any resolution?
  2. I managed to wiggle this around to get what I needed. Was hoping for something more variable, but this is already FAR more workable than the group of parts I was using, and much quicker than hunting up tutorials. Many many thanks! -J
  3. I'm looking for a tool that is exactly like the Revision Marker, but you can specify the shape of the bubble. (Alternatively, one that is a hexagon, and one that is a rounded rectangle.... I bet I could find use for one that is a circle too...) Does it exist already? Is it hidden? I can make one that's super simple, but I like the scaleability of the in-app tools. Thanks for any insight! -J (PS: I've not updated my signature yet... am in 2016 SP3)
  4. Hmmmmm.... would have to use "real" wall types then. Wonder if I can get the bosses on board with that...
  5. Hiya. I've got an ancient symbol for a wall type marker that my office has been using for YEARS. It's got a data field that was editable up through VW14. Now, the information palette data tab has no field to edit. Editing the symbol itself shows the text placeholder. Trying to use a proper symbol, which is editable in half the time than the option-K-group-edit I'm now forced to employ. And which seems tidier. Any way to update the symbol? Or find the old data field in a new place? Or is it just ... dead? Alternatively... what could I use as a new symbol that is text (2 characters) in a 45deg square with a line coming off one corner? Like a rectilinear lollypop, but rotate-able. Thanks much for any insight... apologies if my search-fu was insufficient to find any previous related discussions. Happy to post pix/files if that will help.
  6. In my drawing border symbol, the fonts are all correct. Today, duplicated sheet layers show up initially with proper font, but upon editing text records in the drawing border, all fonts change to the overall standard (we've one line of text in the titleblock that's a different font). Why? I've been messing with classes and attribute defaults, but I can't figure out how the font is defaulting? Thank you... EDIT: Have fixed the problem... It's something to do with line attributes set to "class style", but I still can't figure out how. Now I've removed all class-based attributes of that particular line of text I've managed to fix the issue... but how that relates to font I've no idea. Class settings don't seem to have a font-edit function. ??
  7. Excellent. Thank you. This all makes perfect sense.
  8. Why is each sheet layer an independent page setup? I want all sheet layers to change if I fix one page setup, please... or for someone to tell me why it's necessary to change each page setup individually? Or, please, for someone to tell me how to change all sheet layer page setups together? Thank you.
  9. Is it possible to change the lineweight of the wood graining in the "detail cut wood" tool? I found I could change the lineweight of the profile, but the graining was still too heavy.
  10. Repetitive unit is a ridiculously roundabout way to accomplish the same effect of a tool that already exists (the clothes rod) that could be modified to create a different look (a fence line). Besides, repetitive unit is grossly unsatisfactory in and of itself. I keep thinking that the dash styles could be editable or create-able in layers like hatches, which allows for all sorts of variation. Instead of x's or lines representing clothes hangers, one could place circles or anything else along a line that behaves like a line, and not a polygon that MUST be closed else repeated units shall float in the center, un-edit-ably, until you convert your repetitive unit object to a group, then edit the group and delete the floating units (or unwanted closed side). This is also the last resort to edit the units that won't orient properly along the path of the polygon. Which, in the end, rather defeats the purpose of the entire process by resulting in an inflexible group of independent bits (which is how I've been drawing fence lines, more quickly than figuring out the repetitive unit tool).
  11. Is there a preference setting? I've found where to limit dimensional tolerance, units tolerance... I'd like to be able to limit the space-tool dimensions to fractions at 1/2" I don't appear to have a "space" script to edit (tho the menu path you specified previously doesn't exist for me, either... the closest I found was tools>scripts>script plug-in editor).
  12. You're welcome... I'm a PNW webfoot who transplanted to the Deep South.
  13. You can edit the viewport's "advanced properties" (button at the bottom of the viewport properties palette) and change the dashed line scale. Or You can edit the dashed lines in file > document settings > dash styles. There is an option here to "scale with line thickness", whereby a thicker line gives you larger dashes, spaces and dots.
  14. Yeah, repetitive unit works, but it's squirrely and complex. This should be a simpler function. Why does the clothes rod tool exist, but a railroad line not?
  15. The clothes rod behaves appropriately; can a fence tool be added that behaves similarly? In lieu of the complex dashed-line request above, a "clothes rod" that has x's (tho preferably ones resembling hotspots rather than text) instead of hangers would satisfy me.
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