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manfredi

Solar animation frames counter

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Hi,

I have a few solar animations to put together for a client and would like - like I used to be able to on earlier versions - to put in a frame counter illustrating the time of day as the sun sweeps through.

I'm on VWA08+RW, but when I am asked to click in the centre of the screen to place my counter (second pop-up window in the solar animation routine) an error message appears, warning me that this tool (text tool I presume) cannot be used in stacked layers mode... Any way around this? I tried to interpose a new layer and set it to top/plan, but I need the stack layer for the perspective.

Thanks

manfredi

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Sounds like a bug to me - the counter should be independent of the model making layer viewing angle irrelevant.

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That should work, Is this pref. also available in 12.5 - I couldn't find it.

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bcd, I honestly can't keep track of when features were added. I would need to open my copy of 12.5 to find out, but unfortunately I am using a newer OS in which it will not run...

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bcd whilst Stack Layers was in Architect 12.5 the option to show 2D objects didn't exist.

From the Help:

In a stacked view, VectorWorks aligns all visible design layers in the drawing file with the active layer, and displays them using the active layer?s scale and render mode. The active layer is on the ground plane; other layers are above or below depending on their Layer Z relationship to the active layer. 2D objects are hidden unless the drawing is in Top/Plan view, and most 2D tools are not available in a non-Top/Plan view in stacked layers mode.

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it works! thanks mikeminoz, I just had to clear up some lines and was able to put the counter in.

brilliant, VW never fails to amaze me

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sorry, it was cipes design that gave me the answer initially, my thanks to you then

cheers

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