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Doubledge

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  1. If TRACE is not recognizing the annotation layer within the PDF it not likely to work with Preview annotations either. Hopefully I'm wrong but if not one would need to flatten the PDF first and then import into TRACE. Unfortunately you can't edit them then. Sounds like a TRACE feature request. @Christiaan, did you ever make a decision on using this app or something else?
  2. I'm just rediscovering TRACE after experimenting with it when it first appeared. It's really evolved into quite a slick app in so many ways. After looking at many of the other apps noted here I think I'm going to try it out more extensively and see if it's something I can make part of my workflow. I would love for an app like this to have a plugin in VW to more easily and extensively exchange content. Been longing for a workflow like that for some time.
  3. This is my main fear as well and frankly it's going to happen to some applications that just don't have a big enough user base to justify supporting it. In particular I worry about the ability to virtualize Windows for those applications that have never been made for the Mac. I already have one mission critical application that does not and will not support Catalina and never will so I'm scrambling to find a replacement while stuck on 10.14. I also have another mission critical application we run via VM Ware and it would really suck to have to buy separate windows machines to run this one title. I'll be upgrading my 2017 MBP to the new 16" to hedge my bets for a while. I already have 2020 iMacs for others.
  4. Yea, me too. I'm already pushing VW to the limit so Rosetta or virtualization are not appealing options for very long. It was a rough transition the first go around for some software. I am however excited at the potential performance improvements this could bring.
  5. If you're looking for a cloud based RFI solution then PlanGrind is better for you assuming that you're looking for something more than just marking up a PDF. Revu and PlanGrid are quite different. I find it hard to compare them. I use Revu as my default PDF application and have used PlanGrid on various projects as part of the entire project teams effort. Using one does not preclude using the other. For example I would still use Revu as my PDF application even if I had PlanGrid. Revu is really just a PDF markup application with some nice purpose built features for the architectural and engineering industry. PlanGrid is a whole ecosystem built around drawings and other documents that is highly integrated with workflows for RFis, submittals, Punch Lists, task management etc. The pricing structure is different too. PlanGrid gets quite expensive with it's monthly fee vs the one time cost of Revu. Both are great for what they are but I wouldn't compare them.
  6. I'm not confident this is going to be what it would need to be. Cloud based apps are fine as long as they do not always need the cloud. As long as there is a desktop companion application that can be used when you don't have a connection then it's fine but otherwise I find it useless.
  7. Basically what I'm looking to do is populate the location field in my symbol record with the name of the space or polygon the symbol is located within. I would like to be able to move my symbols around and have their location automatically update. The criteria you mention works the opposite way where you have to know the name of the object and it gives you what symbols are within it.
  8. Does anyone know if there is a worksheet function by which I can find the name of a named object where a symbol is physically within it's boundaries? So if I have a symbol within the boundaries of a space object, I want to pull the name of that space object onto a worksheet that lists the symbols. I know there is a criteria that allows you to list the symbols that are within a specific named object like a space but I want to go the other way and find the name of that object the symbols are within. I hope that makes sense. Thanks, Greg
  9. Thanks Pat. I was able to figure it out and made my first four scripts using similar concepts! Greg
  10. Robert's post is great. Thanks for pointing that out. Your code does compile, thanks. I will dive into the help files to see what I need to add to do the pen settings. I appreciate your help. Greg
  11. Thanks Pat. I was hoping for that answer. At least it's possible. I've been trying to read up on VS to understand how to do this but there's a bit of learning curve. I tried your code and I get an error in the first line: Line #1: H1:=FSymDef; | { Error: Identifier not declared. } Greg
  12. Do any of you scripting gurus know if it is possible to make VW edit every symbol in a drawing and change the pen or fill setting of the symbols components? Greg
  13. Is there still not a way to do this without writing some VS?
  14. Does anyone know if it is possible to set a text fill for the position name or any part of the position summery for that matter?
  15. I thought I would update this old post of mine as I have a workaround that has solved this issue for me. The original problem of the plotter auto flipping the drawing was a result of trying to use an "oversize" or "super" page size. For example, if you select the normal 24"x36" or D size page in your page setup, the VW page size is actually 22"x34" and your plotter margins are added to that. As you go up in page size, this wasted space gets larger. An E size page will have a VW page size of 34"x44". I find that to be a lot of wasted space. The HP 500 is capable of printing with margins of .2 and .67. I personally make my margins .5 and .67 which should be plenty for any other plotter to print my drawings. The workaround is simple. You need only make a custom page size with the dimensions flipped. If you want a 24"x36" or D size page, you make a custom page size with the dimensions of 36"x24" (width x height). Leave your margins at the default for the plotter or if you change them, make sure the Top and Bottom margins are the larger ones. This tricks the plotter into thinking you are printing in portrait. Your portrait and landscape settings will therefore be reversed. That's it! This has worked every time for me regardless of the page size I use.
  16. Please please please make this happen. I find this such a limiting aspect of worksheets. We discussed this issue again in my user group meeting as one of the reasons people don't utilize worksheets more.
  17. I think I found a bug. Maybe someone can confirm for me. When trying to use the "Location" criteria in a worksheet, it only works with generic 2d polygons and not the Space Planning "Space" polygon. Basically it can recognize that symbols are NOT within a Space Planning "Space" but does not recognize them when they are inside this polygon which leads me to believe that this is a bug.
  18. Is there a way to save a vw file that contains vw file references to a new location and have it copy the referenced files to that new location? Kind of like the AutoCAD "Pack and Go" feature.
  19. This looks pretty sweet. Come on NNA! http://www.9to5mac.com/28702/autocad-ws-is-now-in-the-app-store-for-ipad-and-iphone
  20. Please allow hatch attributes such as color and pen to be controlled via their class.
  21. Upon the import of a DWG file, please give us a way to force all the attributes of all imported objects, symbols and hatches to be controlled by their respective classes.
  22. Every time I import DWG files from my clients, there are a large number of blocks and hatches that get converted to VW symbols and hatches. For imported symbols, even though the attributes are set to ByLayer in ACAD, their fill is set to" by symbol" after import to VW. For hatches in general, there does not seem to be any way to change the hatch colors via the class. I have to edit each hatch individually. Am I missing something?
  23. This is going to be an interesting decision I am going to have to make. I moved to VW from AC when I moved to the Mac platform. Almost all of the issues I have with VW revolve around having to work with AC users which is just about every project. It's going to be a tough decision to make. I feel like I just got my workflow in VW to happy place too. I'll wait to see what people think of the Mac version first but the draw to switch is great.
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