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  1. I have been using Vectorworks for 20 years, currently on VW2017 on PC. Since my drawings have never required 3D, I've learned the basics but have not used it much. However I use the wall tool a lot to create objects for convenience, even though they are not really walls. I've never changed the Elevation, Layer Wall Height in all my layers and have been ignoring the Z height so the wall objects are 8'0" high. I noticed lately my drawings, especially the library file which contains a lot of symbols and groups, show a green bar that says "Geometry" for about 10 seconds during loading and saving. I suspect that the file is overloaded with 3D stuff. So my questions: how can I globally change Z to 0 on: (1) All existing walls; (2) All wall styles. (3) Any 3D components created without my knowledge. Please note: (1) I have already changed the height in all layers to 0 for future. (2) Creating a Custom Tool/Attribute to select all walls and edit won’t work since it won’t change the walls within symbols, sub-symbols and groups. To enter each of them to edit takes too long. (3) Cannot edit multiple wall styles – only one by one. Much appreciation in advance for any suggestions.
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    CallOut Tool

    The graphic enclosure was just one of the things during this process, when I tried to find out the reason why there is no parameter to set the size so they don't look asymmetrical, since I am just a simple man who is not as smart as the programmers. 1 hour later I decided that may be I am not the village fool after all.
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    CallOut Tool

    see next.
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    Finding Mystery Keynote

    Hi Tom, I totally agree. I have been using VW for 20 years, my latest version is VW2017, so I'm not totally inexperienced. I had a little bit of free time on my hand so wanted to try out Callout - Keynotes Legend. Yes it turned out that it sounds too good to be true. I just spent 8 hours learning it. Although I successfully created 2 new legends after 4 hours(due to hundreds of options in the main dialouge box), when it came to updating or creating new legends it 's been a nightmare, just one problem after another. My latest one is when trying to create a new legend based on an existing one, a duplicate note appeared in the "Notes in Keynotes List Objects" of the existing legend. And it is showing up in the Legion on my layer. Is there a button to delete something in the box "Notes in Keynotes List Objects"? NO. After 4 hours I gave up on helping myself. Can anybody help me please? It is just one tool of millions in VW and it took 8 hours of my life with dead ends. My favorite saying is: " I don't work 24/7, only 14/7 since I have to deal with something like this every day". Sorry about the ranting. Lol.
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    Finding Mystery Keynote

    Hi BG, to whom is your post addressed to? It wouldn't have been me because Alan's post had solved the particular problem for me. cheers.
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    Keynote Legend

    Success! Thank you Jonathan. Take care!
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    Keynote Legend

    Hi Jonathan: I have been working with VW since 1996 and have always tried to be faithful to it. But lately it has been so frustrated to find solutions to it's problems it's come to a point which I'm very doubtful. I don't work 24/7. But I have found myself working 12/7 because of discrepancies like this. Sorry about the ranting. I just spent 3 hours looking for a way to create a new Keynote Legend. Why is it so hard? Could you show me the way please? Just so I receive your help could you email me at sidug@shaw.ca please?
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    Finding Mystery Keynote

    Thank you Alan, it worked for me. When a keynote is deleted it shows up as N/A in the list, which make sense due to this note is N/A for a particular job. The above method by Alan deals with an obsolete keynote, and it's great. VW should allow options for 'N/A' or 'Remove From List' when a keynote TAG is deleted. Thanks Alan.
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    CallOut Tool

    Hi Vectorworks: it has been almost over 2 years. We haven't heard any feed back from you?
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    CALL-OUT LEADER LINE BUG

    When Callout is created and a class is manually assigned to it, with Attribute By Class selected, it should work like any other objects. However, I had this incident that only the text itself did not follow the class attribute. After I edited that class by changing it's color, then immediately changed the color back, the color of the Callout text was corrected.
  11. It would be nice to be able to assign a class to window and door styles in the Settings dialogue box - not classes for the individual components but an overall class. e.g. all windows are assigned a user class such as My Windows, so when calling up windows using the tool we do not have to change it's class from None to My Windows. Same for doors. Thank you for your consideration.
  12. I'm such a fool. I thought I solved the problem but I didn't. I still can't snap nor select all the viewports.
  13. I solved it, although it is still a bit of mystery. I have a second viewport of the same plan on another design layer. I found out that this layer was set to Orthgonal projection(Don't know when it happened, probably a quick-key without knowing). After I change that layer back to 2D Plan I can snap or select the first VP in question. What doesn't make sense is why a different viewport on a different design layer could affect it. Hope someone can explain. Thanks Sid
  14. I am sorry I said "on sheet layer". They are actually on design layer. I have attached a screen shot to show the other settings. Please help! Thanks Sid
  15. I also have this problem - can't select nor snap to any points of a viewport on sheet layer. FYI: 1) layers are set to 'show/snap/modify others"; 2) classes are set to 'show/snap/modify others"; 3) viewports are in None class (and I can pickup any other objects in None class on the same sheet. Should I send you the file so you can try? Thanks Sid

 

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