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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

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  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



  3. 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



  4. 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?


  5. 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.


  6. 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

  7. 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...

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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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