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EvelyneB

Graphics glitch: turning on layer clips view

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Hello,

 

When I turn on the roof design layer in my model, the view clips bizarrely in an uncontrollable way, as shown in the images below

The model is near the origin and still works fine in another view. The file is attached.

Do you have any suggestions for how to fix this?

 

Thanks!

Screen Shot 2021-02-16 at 1.35.17 PM.png

Screen Shot 2021-02-16 at 1.35.27 PM.png

2021-02-16 Mont Ham.vwx

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Are you talking about a View from a Saved View or from a Camera View ?

 

Beside, that looks/sounds so bizarre that I would think, the typical restart

VW+macOS trick would likely help ...

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Hi @zoomer,

 

It occurs in a saved view, camera view and viewport. I tried restarting vectorworks and rebooting my computer but the problem persists.

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Hmmh, even more strange.

 

But I see 2 strange lines in the second screen shot.

Is Clip Cube activated ?

(Because the Camera is outside the building for

perspective/visibility reasons ?)

 

And it is a Perspective View ?

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I think what you are seeing might be a "distance from origin problem".  Maybe combined with layer scales being different?

 

Your building is approximately 16654986'   (approx 3,164 miles) from the origin.  That can cause weirdness 🙂

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@zoomer,

It is a perspective view, and the clip cube is not activated (at least not intentionally!). I have no idea what those thin vertical lines are - they appear in all of my perspective views, with & without the camera being activated.

 

@michaelk

Is the origin the blue circle in the top/plan view (image attached)? If so, then the building is quite close. That being said, when I zoom to the extents of the drawing, it zooms way out like there's a mysterious an unseen something-or-other far to the left side. I can't seem to select it to figure out what it is or how to move it though...

I checked and the floor and roof plans are both at the same scale.

 

Thank you both for your help!

Screen Shot 2021-02-16 at 4.00.53 PM.png

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Aha! I found the rogue element. It was a random piece of roof framing that ended up way off to the left. I've deleted it and now the problem is solved. No idea how it ended up there in the first place, but at least everything works now!

 

Thanks.

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I just found it too.  🙂 

 

I don't understand all the ins and outs of it, but beware of drawings that far from the origin.  It can really mess up textures.

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And I even missed that she already attached the file and always wanted to ask for an upload.

😃

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9 hours ago, EvelyneB said:

Is the origin the blue circle in the top/plan view (image attached)? If so, then the building is quite close.

 

9 hours ago, michaelk said:

beware of drawings that far from the origin

 

I haven't seen the file because I'm on 2020 but going on the screenshot @EvelyneB has the Internal Origin (the blue cross hairs) correctly located in relation to the geometry.

 

I don't think the distance of the User Origin (the 0,0 point for the file: where the xyz axes are) from the drawing is an issue is it?

 

In my files, based on the coordinate system I use, I'm typically 400 miles away from the User Origin so I guess 3000 miles is quite a long way - but does that matter in terms of how the file behaves?

 

Or maybe it was the distance of the 'mysterious an unseen something-or-other' from the Internal Origin that was the issue rather than the less mysterious geometry in the screen shot.

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