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Kevin R

Plant tool question from a beginner...

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I had a run of bad luck when I started with VectorWorks. The source of my trouble appears to be 2 things:

- Autoclassing of symbols, I thought I was placing the symbols on the active class, but they were going to a predefined class which did not exist in my drawing. As the class did not exist, they went to the none layer. At that stage I had only studie the Landmark CD and the main manual so I didn't get the autoclassing of plants until, I found it in the landmark manual.

- Make sure that your layers are at the same scale, otherwise objects that are reassigned to another differently scaled layer using the object browser will just disappear. This was an issue as I couldn't move plants that had been plonked onto the wrong layer across the the correct layer.

I think that there is also an issue with the classes of fills and lines within the symbols and this will catch me oneday. The symbol can be made of parts that are belong to different classes and if one of these classes is not visible, then part of the symbol will dissappear.

It is powerful stuff when you understand it but rather confusing if you get mysterious behaviour in the early part of your VW career.

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