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Shifting Referenced DWG positions in shared Project File.

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PROBLEM: 
Vectorworks can't properly locate referenced DWG onto a model 
PROCESS:
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. 

MANEFESTATION:

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

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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. 

Edited by Amorphous - Julian

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