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  1. Hi folks, is anyone working with referenced project files? We have the following setup: A normal .vwx-file for our drawings and a referenced .vwxp file for our project library. It has to be a project file, because multiple people are creating and updating resources there. The refrence type is viewports and not sheet layers. We have the checkmark set at save copy of resources and updating when opening the file. Our problem ist that Vectorworks seems not to update the referenced .vwxp on opening the .vwx file, and is not giving any indication of being out of date(shown red). Symbols are shown with a black fill and wrong rotation(see Screenshot). After manually updating the refrence, the problem is solved. But this problem now raised doubt amongst my colleagues about the trustworthiness of the file. We can never be sure if what we see is the accurat. Any help appreciated. elepp
  2. Hi, I think I have asked this before but since there has been no answer I'll give it a shot again. For versions 2016-2018 at least, we find that dwg reference viewports on design layers sometimes turn off almost all classes and layers, even though "Use document's class visibilities" is turned off. The viewports diminish into tiny rectangles at the insertion point. I haven't found out the reason for this behaviour so far. It's not any saved view combination, and in any case, these should not have an effect on the dwg viewport if the tickbox is not selected. Please see the attached image. This issue is not version or file-specific, and is not project sharing related, although occurs also on those projects. There is quite a bit confusion sometimes as there might be multiple tiny rectangles at zero representing the dwg viewports with everything turned off. Any ideas? Thanks
  3. I wish that on the Navigation palette there was a one-click option to Update All of the Out-of-Date (red) referenced files. Currently there is only 'Update' and 'Update All', and depending on how many files there are, 'Update All' can be slow (and If they are not out-of-date there is no need to re-update them). It should be a right-click function as well as an option from the triangle pull-down.
  4. I am still having issues with a design client who wants to share exhibition design files with me (I provide the lighting design for their exhibitions). They usually want to send me a single project file, which contains all of the drawings, and usually requires several referenced drawings (the building walls, base build information and so forth). As they are designing 3D exhibitions, then scans or .jpegs of the objects or artworks are included. The upshot is the file sizes can often reach 800-900MB. For me, only adding a layer of lighting information to each drawing, this makes the files unwieldy & slow to use. At present, the simplest work around for the designers is to export the relevant drawings to me in .dwg format, which I then convert back to .vwx to use. This is clearly silly, and we are now beginning to wonder why we don't just all convert to using Autocad to cut out the middleman. Is there a way the designers could export the drawings that I need in a simple manner without all of the detail that they want to keep? The process of stripping this detail out for them is deeply tedious, so they just send me .dwgs. Why can't Vectorworks offer such a similar feature that reduces the file size, without us needing to invoke a third-party process?

 

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