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Shifting Referenced DWG positions in shared Project File.

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Vectorworks can't properly locate referenced DWG onto a model 
We reference DWG files created by our consultants (as is normal for any architects workflow)

- First, we make sure all files have the same (0,0,) point 

- Then, we import these DWGs as design layers in a VWX file, so we can append class names for better organisation. 

- Finally, we Reference this VWX file and put them in our Project File. 


On one terminal (where were did the imports), the file is in the correct location.

However, in the shared project file, other terminals open this file and the position is wrong. 

[See enclosed screenshots]

Also, if there was permission issue, causing us to re-save this project file, we also lose the correctly referenced location. 

This is frustrating and wonder if others have experienced similar issues. 

Screenshot 2019-06-10 at 12.49.14 PM.png

Screenshot 2019-06-13 at 2.50.11 PM.png

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I had posted DWG compatibility issues before. But got panned off. 

This issue needs some SERIOUS resolution. 

We can't have VW working in a silo and don't talk well with other consultants.

It's embarrassing for me to go to a project meeting and tell people about the BIM we use, but we can't do something as basic as importing and exporting DWGs simply. 

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