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Hello, I'm using Vectorworks Architect 2020 SP5, and I have chronic issues with my title blocks. These occur regularly in multiple files, and I've tried rebuilding the title blocks (convert to group, then create new symbol) but to no avail. Here are the issues: Issue #1) At random, the title block wanders waaaaaay off from the page. The perimeter around the page remains and is selectable, but the actual title block geometry and text have moved far off to the right and (oddly enough) the three data stamps for plot date & file name tend to wander waaaay off to the left. To fix this, I go to edit title block layout for the TB style, and often it appear fine in edit mode, and just closing edit without changing anything will make it reappear correctly. Other times, when I edit the title block layout, it has moved off the page and I move it back again, where it stays... for a while before wandering off again. Issue #2) When it isn't wandering off, the title block sometimes just becomes invisible. Still selectable, was fine a minute ago and I haven't touched it since, but the text and lines have suddenly vanished. The workaround fix here is to select the title block and click "Make all attributes by class" in the Attributes window. This causes the title block to reappear, then I "undo" and it is still visible but with the attributes as they should be (i.e. prior to "Make all attributes by class" and prior to being invisible). What gives? This is driving me bananas and it a frustrating waste of time. The strangest thing is that these issues occur when I'm not working on the title blocks at all. I go back to sheet view from some other work in the file, and the title block has gone for a hike or is dabbling with invisibility (this is not a class visibility issue - I checked that!). Any help would be much appreciated! Attached images: 1) the wandering title block 2) The invisible-but-selectable title block 3) I've selected the tb and clicked "Make all attributes by class" 4) After command-Z undo of "Make all attributes by class" - this is what is was supposed to look like all along, better it went invisible.
Yesterday, working in my Users > Application Support > Door-Hardware file, in a door knob symbol, its geometry disappeared when rendered in OpenGL. Ultimately, the only way to recover was to create a brand new Vectorworks file and import all of my hardware symbols into that. Today a similar thing happened working in a brand new file created from one of my templates: when I grouped several symbols, they disappeared, even in Wireframe view (in Top/Plan view they were visible, and in 3D views they'd make temporary appearances either with the preselection highlighter, or when orbiting the view). Again, I imported them into a brand new (non-template-derived) VW document, which helped, except that it was then necessary to update sub-symbols before those, in turn, would make an appearance. One thought is that both of these files, the Hardware file and the Template file, exist in VW 2017 thanks to the Migration Manager. Is the Migration Manager corrupting files, or otherwise introducing some king of dysfunctionalism to them?... VWIS091