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No transparency control for slabs anymore in 2019

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Hi folks,

 

is it possible that the controls for transparency in the slab tool were removed? No slider and no button to set it to by class.

Peculiar to remove something like this.

 

We generally use it to make the slabs semi-transparent in Plan View. It's less disturbing than having a black slab in Plan View.

 

Regards,

 

elepp

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I'm able to change the transparency of slabs using the Attributes palette.

How are you trying to change the transparency?

What version and service pack of Vectorworks are you using?

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Hi Marissa,

 

thanks for the quick reply. I've attached a screenshot of my issue for clarity.

Bildschirmfoto 2019-01-22 um 15.22.20.png

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Thank you! I do see that the opacity settings do not appear in 2019 vs. 2018. I'll put an issue in, but for the time being, you can use the attributes palette to set an opacity for your slabs.

 

Hope this helps for now!

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Following up on this - it appears this is by design, based on another reported issue. Object opacity is no longer controlled by style, so you'll have to use the attributes palette.

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Thanks for the info. But maybe I am misunderstanding, where exactly would you adjust the opacity of the slab?

 

 

Edit: Sorry, was sitting on my eyes (a typical response in germany for not seeing the obvious thing :D) I get it now. Somehow I was looking in the wrong spot. 🙂

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In your screenshot, your attributes palette is at the bottom left of your screen. With your slab(s) selected, if you click the button that has "100%/100" you can adjust the opacity there.

(The attached image says 10%/10% because I changed it for testing)

 

 

Screen Shot 2019-01-22 at 9.39.10 AM.png

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A pity it got removed, but will do for now. Thanks a lot for the quick replys.

 

 

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1 hour ago, elepp said:

A pity it got removed, but will do for now. Thanks a lot for the quick replys.

 

 


It had to be removed from the Styles, otherwise if you wanted one slab transparent and another drawn normally, youd have to create a whole new style just for that purpose.

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