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  1. Thanks - Both sound like much more sensible approaches than what we are doing currently, will try out and report back!
  2. So nowadays most of our projects use BIM sheet numbering and classes. Which is all good and dandy. But sometimes those long sheet numbers can be a real pain. For a start, you have to use way larger navigation windows, because the first 10 digits or so are generic information common to every sheet. So for instance in this example, the only bit you really need to see is the bit in bold: ABC01-ABC-ZZ-ZZ-DR-A-0001. But often the useful bit is outside the right hand end of the column. This causes more practical problems all along your workflow. The one that has just caused me to jump on here and post this is trying to use Detail Callouts; great tool, but these is no option (that I know of) to shorten the sheet number and hide the generic information. For instance see below; a tiny font has to be used, and the sheet number still sails well outside the boundaries of the symbol. Am I missing some key feature or workaround here? Or does everybody else have this problem on a day to day basis? Recommended solutions; 1. The 'Sheet number' could be adjusted to allow it to be split into multiple portions matching the various BIM title format; so you can select which parts to display at any given time, and the key information can be easily seperated out. 2. Better text wrapping control, so you can more easily fit these long and unwieldy numbers into the default symbols. Let me know your thoughts if you have some good workarounds for the time being!
  3. Hi Vectorworks Team, Can somebody please paint an updated picture of which bits of Vectorworks and Renderworks use how many processor cores these days? It would really help us out with picking hardware specs. I assume most Vectorworks processes are now able to use multiple cores... How many should we be aiming for? Also please let us know any changes in the pipeline that might appear over the next couple of years i.e. enabling more processor threads.. Thanks! A
  4. Yep just found it @markdd thanks! Weirdly in all my years of Vectorworks I've never used the 'details' bit of the organisation - viewports dialogue before
  5. (I immediately just answered my own question - looking in 'Organization - Sheet Layers (Details tab)'. Perhaps this will be of some use to someone trying to do the same thing in the future one day!)
  6. Hi All, In a large project with multiple sheets, and a good hundred or so viewports spread across these sheets - is there a way of navigating to one particular viewport, or of finding out which sheet that viewport lives on? Unfortunately the viewports have not been named so are generally called 'Viewport-1' etc.. no clue as to their location in the file.. What I am specifically trying to achieve; I can see that the visibility for a layer is only turned on in one viewport. I want to find this viewport and review the information shown there, but short of going through each sheet manually is there a quicker way of finding it?? Thanks, A
  7. @Tom W. thanks for your reply - useful to know that ideal offer this. However it still involves a lot of extra steps for very early stage design, where really I would expect generic details which comply with the standards to be pretty much a tickbox exercise on the door symbol itself. i.e. an option for default door symbol of 'Doc M compliant' which then gives you all these items without having to hunt for them or load them in yourself.. Bare in mind we use these in literally every project we do (outside of small scale standard residential projects) so it comes up quite often!
  8. Thanks @zoomer that fits with what I've read elsewhere, I think we'll stick with radeon/ geforce then! It would be great if Vectorworks could issue some official guidance on this, covering futureproofing as well (presumably there are things on the roadmap for Vectorworks that we don't know about which may affect hardware requirements going forwards..)
  9. Any chance of an update to this list and a bit more info, based on the latest hardware/ vwx software combo's? Would also be good to get an idea of.. 1) How the more modern integrated graphics (i.e. from the current gen ryzen 7 and intel core i7 chips) perform in comparison to discreet gpu's as well. 2) Whether quadro's / firepro cards are worth paying extra for, or if better off with run of the mill radeon / geforce cards.
  10. Yes unfortunately how we also have to do things, but it is a pain and results in a lot of uneccessary duplication of viewports. Thus the wishlist!
  11. I also sometimes use the layer referencing method for this exact reason - but generally the viewport referencing method is better. So would like to have this same flexibility.. I've tried with the checkboxes both ticked and unticked, doesn't seem to make a difference to the visibility of classes in referenced viewports; either I'm missing something obvious, or the overrides don't work for this particular scenario! Its quite easy to replicate, simply make a file with a few lines on different classes, then reference into a new file. Create a design layer reference viewport, then create a sheet layer with a viewport containing the referenced viewport. The visibilities of the sheet viewport won't affect the objects in the reference viewport. See screenshots from test file below. I am aiming for the pink line to have disapeared in both boxes, but as you can see it is still present on the right hand box. In order to get it not to display, it has to be turned off in the reference viewport on the design layer. But of course if I am referencing this information in more than one sheet, I may want it turned on in some cases but not others.
  12. Hi All, It is a constant frustration that when using viewports on sheets, which in turn show content from reference viewports in the modelspace/design layer, you cannot override the visiblity of the reference viewport. i.e. I have a section referenced in from another file. The reference viewport displays some information which is useful for my working process (room data tags or levels, say), but I want these turned off on the sheet output. Unless I have missed something, there is no way to override the visibility of classes in the sheet viewport; instead you have to turn off information in the design layer (reference) viewport. P.S. If there is already a way to do this, please someone let me know!
  13. Great to hear! Any chance of a seminar / video on this now that its all operational?
  14. Has there been any development on this in the last couple of vwx releases? Having a similar (although much less severe) version of this issue now and was hoping for a quick fix..
  15. Thanks - when I follow your example seems to work fine! I wonder what I was doing previously then... perhaps I didn't have the first vertex mode selected. I 'll see if i can repeat the issue and follow up if I run into trouble again..
  16. Hi All, This ones been bugging me for years and I'm sure its very simple, but never worked it out. How do I edit handles for an existing curve? i.e. see screenshots attached, the handles only appear when the point is selected, so I can't select them. Thanks, A
  17. Great to hear! Still using 2019 at the moment, looking forwards to moving to 2020 when starting a new project.
  18. Well a promise is a promise! On a more practical side, here is a consolidated list of suggestions for anyone looking in the future (shout me if I missed any). Selection Tool (X) Double Click Paste in Place Escape (x2) to exit text editing etc. Move by Points Undo / Redo Open GL (and other render mode options) cmd-[ and cmd-] (previous and next layers etc.) Activate class Flyover mode Camera (top down plan, perspectives, etc.) Zoom to Objects / page area Toggle mode (left, right) Duplicate Array Select Similar Find and modify
  19. Good evening all - as promised! Thanks to you all for your tips (or pointers should I say), on using my mouse in a more effective way. I've tried them all out, there were quite a few, from move-by-points to flyover, activate and redo. Its hard to pick a winner, I'd like to use them all, I wish I had a bigger mouse, now it seems a bit too small. But It is @Taproots top tip, about group modes hencewith, that I'll be picking to keep when I'm through. Cycling selection types, wall junctions, polygons and end caps, Theres a lot you can do changing modes forth and back. You've saved my arm from making some unnecessary movements, thanks once again for your suggested improvements. A
  20. So I've just got around to reviewing the latest couple of posts on here. I must admit I am impressed with the breadth of ideas people have come up with. This is going to be trickier than I thought! Judgement delayed once more so I can test a couple of the newest suggestions..
  21. Hi All, Will give this a couple more days until Monday, but have been testing a couple of these today and possibly have a winner in mind 😉
  22. Thanks for all the responses so far - Some good ideas, I can see I'm going to have to test a couple of them out (and might wish I had more buttons).. I'll wait until this time tomorrow before setting up a poll and/or announcing a winner!
  23. Throw down as many as you can be bothered to type! Ideally ones that you may already be using yourself and find time saving on a day to day basis..
  24. Hi All - Short and sweet for this one.. I have a new mouse with a couple of spare buttons. Any recommendations for the most useful Vectorworks commands or scripts to map to these buttons? Prize for the most useful answer/winner (I shall write you a poem) A
  25. @Kevin Allen the issue is that we have some 80-ish wall styles, and some of them look very similar. Its a very large project so at the scale they are shown on the page some of the wall styles are not clear which side is which. We have a lot of other layers of information on the pages to display too, so the pages are very busy. It doesn't help that the project incorporates areas of two seperate listed buildings (dating back to the 1800s), so we are coming across all sorts of existing walls we have to incorporate and no two are apparently the same! Thanks @Pat Stanford that looks like a workable solution, will give it a try!
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