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I have opened a file with a fair few VP's. The file was saved and closed properly. I open it this morning 2 days later and I cannot update the VP's. VWA just hangs.

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Has the DPI been increased on the sheet layer?

Did you add/change any info about the design layers?

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mmmm...your on the right track there I think. I had changed a couple of the design layer names. I did not realize that this effected the viewport updating. Can I change them back to the original name to illimate the problem? confused.gif

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The name itself should affect the drawing like that. If you changed the DPI of the sheet layer, or added/changed textures, or something like that - then it may take a while for the viewports to update (all dependent on made change)

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I have left VWA to update without undoing the name change of the DLyr's. It is working but taking a while. I set all VP's at 72dpi constantly, so I dont think it would be this. Once I have updated the VP's I would expect that it will speed things up again. Otherwise I will revert the DLyr's back to the original name. frown.gif

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Not about LayerNameString changes ... Layers use ID# which VP tracks...

most likely a class corruption issue ... or scale issue

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I'll create a new VP of what I want and if this updates quickly I'll transfer my annotations to the new one. Otherwise I will check each class after that and do a purge. It's worth a go.

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Well creating a new one didn't speed things up. So I'm going to attack the classes now. frown.gif

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I have spent the best part of the day transfering the main drawing thru WGR to a fresh blank template. I have come to the point where I am creating a Section VP, and guess what...the problem I had originally is still there. I now believe that it's a serious VW flaw. I am now attempting to reinstall VW to see if this corrects the problem.

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Try setting the VW Preferences 2D Conversion res to low and then regenerate all of your Viewports. After they have regenerated once reset it back to Medium or High and they should then regenerate okay.

Repeat the process if the problem occurs again.

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Generating a Section Viewport takes a while. This is not a matter of placing a reference of geometry like a typical viewport would. A section viewport reads the model, slices it, recalculates the geometry, and displays that data on a sheet layer. Depending on the size of the model, this process can take a while.

I advise to be patient while it calculates and generates.

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Patients is a vertue! Mike M, thanks very much for your advice. I did exactly what you said, reducing the conversion settings in VWA Preferences, however...it still did not work until I rebooted my comp, restarted VWA and amazingly the updating of the VP is lightning fast. As we all know WinXp Pro (and all MS OS's) leave residual amounts of program resident in the ram. So restarting VWA without a reboot after adjusting these settings does not work. From now on I'll reboot after making major display setting changes. Anyway thanks for heading me in the right direction Cheers!...P.S. Katie, please advise Nemet of this possible issue, could be effecting hundreds of users.

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You might also send the file to tech support with an explanation of the problem. That way we can use it to help us try to optimize performance. I did some viewport optimization recently that will show up in a future VectorWorks release, based on a user's submitted file.

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