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  1. I have two DLVPs on one Design Layer, I use the "Pick up Attributes Tool" (eyedropper) and in the settings I tick all the boxes (VP atributes as well). When I try take the attributes from one DLVP and apply them to the other nothing happens. The Layer and class visibilities remain the same so do the class overrides etc.

    Does anybody know whats going on?

  2. I have just started getting this problem.

    I always work in Top/Plan View, but now when i exit Groups the view changes to Top.

    I am not using symbols.

    When im on the page the view is set tp Top/Plan, when I enter the Group I check the view is still on top/Plan, when I hit exit Group and return to the Design Layer the View changes to Top.

    I can repeat this process over and over again.

  3. Does anybody know why my VW application continues to run slower and slower as the day progresses. If I close and restart my machine it runs at a good speed again but then gradually gets slower again over about 2 or more hours. I dont use any other program with the same intensity as I do with VW so I cant realy tell if its just program specific or my machine. Hoping its not a virus :)

    The only other program I tend to run is Outlook and occasionally Word.

  4. I am working on a layer and in the background I have another layer visible which only contains a DLVP. On the the layer I am working on I can snap to 2D objects that are visible in the DLVP but I cannot snap to extrudes. In my constraints pallette I have 3D snapping turned on and both layers are in top/plan and at the same scale. If the extrudes were on the layer and not in the DLVP I would be able to snap to them.

  5. Yeah I have been suffering with the same problem. I did experiment with a bit of maths and the XCenter and YCentre functions etc (using a 2d loci on each corner of the extrude within the symbol and referenving to the loci rather than the extrude. And then used a bit of pythagoris for the extrudes at an angle. From memory Once you can get 2 contants you can use the volume (tool) divided by two of the contants to give you the third value. IE if you use the height tool and can get the length to work then in order to get the width rather than using painfull maths, just use the VOLUME (function) divide by the hieght and length.

    That probably makes no sense but sorry am in a bit of a hurry.

  6. Unfortunatly the file size is far too large to email and dont have the time to go through removing things and checking if the problem still exists.

    In the meantime I have found an odd temporary fix. It seems if in Tools > Options > VW Prefs > User Folder, If I change the reference folder, then close VW then reopen and change back to my original and close and reopen again, it works fine... for about half a day.

    From what I can tell the framing member tool seems to set the problem off more than any other tool.

  7. Yeah I have checked this.

    In the column headed "=L" I get a list containing only the one layer name. I also have a column giving me the length and that just hos duplicates of the same value.

    Basically Im using the worksheet to give me the info for engineered beams.

    If I have 10 beams named "beam one, beam two etc" and 5 layers.

    The beams are only on "layer one". And there is one VP on each of the other 4 layers.

    I get something like the following.

    Beam 01 5.010m Layer One

    Beam 01 5.010m Layer One

    Beam 01 5.010m Layer One

    Beam 01 5.010m Layer One

    Beam 01 5.010m Layer One

    Beam 02 4.090m Layer One

    Beam 02 4.090m Layer One

    Beam 02 4.090m Layer One

    Beam 02 4.090m Layer One

    Beam 02 4.090m Layer One

    etc etc etc

    My criteria for the worksheet says all objects whose layer is "layer one" whose type is "framing member" whose record is "eng".

  8. Yeah I tried that and it seems no matter how specific I am with the layer reference ( layer with only 1 VP, or model with just objects) the criteria pallette says I have Z number of those objects that meet the criteria but when I exit It says I have Z x "number of layers".

    Hope that makes sense.

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