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I was giving a detailed tutorial the other day on the use of the Callout and how useful it is when in the hands of someone who knows what they are doing, and more importantly, what they need to get out of it, and a few suggestions were offered on how to improve it.

 

1 The callout needs to behave like a space label, i.e. it need to be capable of being a symbol, that can be classed, or have classed parts, and allow the user to add their own graphics.

 

For example, there was a request to put a box around part of the callout, e.g. the NBS specification clause, or the SRS/TSheet reference, but not the entire callout.  See example screenshot.

 

2 The callout database needs to have some sort of permissions option to stop inadvertent editing.

 

We have strict rules when using this tool, but there is still a risk that someone can edit the database through Vectorworks rather than the source Excel document.

 

We have developed quite sophisticated use of this tool, linking it to excel, etc, so that the deliverable and the vectorworks database are one and the same, but there is some fine-tuning required.

 

 

 

 

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