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  1. Boh thanks for the reply, i never knew you could do that.... feel almost ashamed seeing i have been using VWs for so long! sometimes you get so stuck in your ways you forget to explore stuff along the way. This is actually a better solution to my problem. cheers
  2. Hi i have been using VWs for going on ten years, but solely on a mac. i have recently moved onto a PC. This may be a really stupid question but i cant work it out. on a mac if you want to change the class of an object when you do it via the object info pallet you can press a letter to jump to that section. this doesn't seem to work on a PC, you have to scroll down for ages or hover at the bottom to get it to go quicker. Does anyone know if this is just the way it behaves or am i missing something? its not a major issue, but it really bugs me as i have hundreds of classes in my drawings thanks
  3. Hi im after a 2018 or later fundamentals license if possible. If anyone has one going spare, i have a client who would like to purchase one ASAP. please send me a message thanks
  4. Hi how much are you looking for the license? Im guessing as its tied to a dongle i won't need to transfer the license through s distributor? regards
  5. Hi i am looking for a fundamentals license from 2018. Give me a shout if anyone has a license they wish to sell thanks
  6. Hi I am looking for someone to help me with some very detailed scripting and tool production. This will of course be paid work, which you can quote me for. I imagine it will be quite a bit of work. We currently already have a bespoke tool which has been developed for us (many many years ago using VS), and i basically want to update and build on its functionality. is there anyone out there that can help or would like to get in touch to discuss this. Ideally i would like someone in the UK so i can meet in person to talk through, but in this modern day i am happy to skype and team viewer to get the job done. please PM me if you think you can help thanks
  7. Test 2 dash styles 1-6 applied at 300 dpi, still all have a slight wobble. Test 3 set at 1200dpi. a lot better, but still has the wobble
  8. Hi Jim thanks for getting back to me. i had to up the DPI to 1200 before it was acceptable. still a little kink or stubby end on some of the dashes. usually i don't ever export above 300 dpi due to file size. oddly, a solid line circle at 300 dpi is fine, but the same circle with a dash style isn't. is this just something i have to get over, or is it some inherent problem with dash styles? thanks
  9. anyone explain the attached? the dash style looks fine on screen, but when exported to PDF it goes wobbly and faceted. you have to zoom in to see, but it is there cheers
  10. This has been bugging me and everyone in our department for ages. When exporting objects as shapefiles, VWs automatically adds the word 'polygons' or 'polylines' afterwards. This is incredibly annoying and makes it very difficult to scroll through and identify files quickly as all you see at a quick glance is the word polygons or polylines. We work on projects that can have hundreds of shapefiles which we use between VWs and GIS. There is no need for this, i know whether i am exporting polylines or polygons, and would never mix the two! We must spend hours every month renaming files. We can do this by using a renaming utility, but this causes problems due to GIS referencing to file names. Can we please either get rid of the auto naming or add a check box on the export function. thanks
  11. you have to either force WGS194 co-ordinates when you export, or convert it yourself using GIS. We use ArcGIS to reproject our shapefiles into WGS1984 in order to use in google earth.
  12. i have always used the marquee method, couldn't see any other way of doing it, unless you make a viewport of it on a sheet layer and adjust the sheet to the dimensions you want the image, but thats a pain in the @ss
  13. you can change the georeferencing file to match the format of the image,- tif - tfw jpg - jgw png - pgw its basically the first and last letter followed by the 'w' we do it all the time and works fine. VW used to have a 15000 x 15000 pixel limit as well but not sure if it is the same in 14. i used to have to downsize all my images in photoshop to get them to work, otherwise they would come in as a big grey box
  14. Jim you are a star, i never knew that existed, i thought it was just always on.... i will look harder next time i promise
  15. in vw14 hitting esc twice doesnt take you out of a symbol or group anymore..... is anyone else seeing this??????
  16. hi i have noticed since upgrading to 14 that zooming and panning on certain drawings has slowed down considerably. i initially thought it may be because i had converted a file from 13, so tried it by setting up the file from scratch with the same result. In 13 the you can zoom and pan instantaneously, but in 14 it is so slow that i have to turn off quite a large number of classes before its bearable. now, i know that the file i have imported has not been drawn very well (not by me i have to say) and its mainly due to everything in it being exploded and including a topographic survey and mastermap plan..... symbols are all lines etc....... but i still want to know why the same file behaves better in 13 than in 14. Is anyone else finding this? its not on all files, just ones with more complicated drawings...
  17. thanks.... i looked at that but thought... no, this cant be.....
  18. has this feature gone, or am i being an idiot?
  19. in GIS you cannot draw an unclosed shape with a polygon, its always closes itself, you instead have to use a polyline. For instance, when tracing a public footpath off of a map onto your design, you would have to use a polyline if it doesnt connect up in a loop. when exporting it will separate the files into 2, polygons and polylines. i dont think this is just an issue in GIS, it think it is also the case in others, so i dont think you will be able to get rid of both..... unless VW does some kind of conversion on import
  20. you can move the page area, there is a tool for it, if you edit your workspace you will be able to find the tool and add it. I am never bothered about working in the page area, i leave it where it is and use the fit to objects button to move myself around. I always use world co-ordinates, makes life much easier, i can never understand why people do not georeference their files, especially when sharing with other disciplines..... its just plain lazy
  21. cmd k (decompose) has always converted a 2D symbol into a group, but not in 14. maybe it should not have worked like that and now i have to use the correct command....
  22. cannot decompose a 2D symbol in 14...... via shortcut or menu. thought it might be mys symbols, so turned a square into a symbol, but same thing..... anyone else???
  23. i have submitted a bug file...... im guessing not many people here use shape files.....
  24. anyone else getting this........????? when you bring in a shape file into 2014 the object info pallet disappears..... it is still checked int he pallet list but you have to turn it off and then on again to get it back.... Also, importing shapefiles into 2013 was a nightmare, they were never projected correctly and never properly georeferenced.... the exact same procedure works in 2014 but didnt in 2013..
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