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How to Tag a door that is drawn by hand

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Our office only uses VW for drafting (i.e. 2D). The building shell tools are never used. We draw everything (old school). So given that, i am looking for a symbol, or plug-in to use for door tags, and window tags.

Is there an out-of the-box one to use? And, if so, where can I find it? I am thinking along the lines of the drawing reference tool, but for windows and doors (i.e. place a shape with text in it, and with a dialogue box (PIO)).

If not, what does everyone do in this case? We have a group made up of a shape and a piece of text that we copy and edit, but the geometry is on one class, while the text is on the None class; as is the group.

There must be a better way.


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Try these if you like. It's what we used in our 2D plans. To edit them select them and click on the data tab in the object info palette.

Have a look at the Record Format in the file too (in the Resource Browser). You'll need to understand how this works if you want to change them significantly.

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Thanks Christiaan, I would like to take a look at it, but I am on VW2008. Would it be too much trouble for you to export it to that version?

On a similar note, I would like to modify an out of the box plug-in (Room Name) but it is locked. I am new to MAC and VW, and cannot figure out how to unlock it. Do you have any advice?

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got it. Is the idea that you input the number in the Data tab of the Object Info Palette?

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