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VWX 2020 Label Legend Manager Attributes Will Not Apply

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Hello,

 

I am having an issue with adding new attributes to my label legends. 

 

I have a fixture type that I need to add unit numbers to on my plot. I go into the label legend manager and go into edit fields for the label legend I am using for the fixture. I select the unit # attribute to use for the 2D and then I select done. If I immediately go back in and edit fields again it is still selected. When I go into edit 2D layout it is not there for me to place. When I go back into edit fields Unit # is no longer selected.

 

I have tried making a new label legend and it does the same thing, but with any attributes I try to apply. So I am left with nothing to place.

I have tried a using a different fixture type to build one, I have tried refreshing in-between selecting the attribute and going into edit it, I have tried restarting the program.

 

It will not let me add anything to any of my label legends.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

Again I am working in 2020.

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Make sure the fields you checked are in the Use in 2d column. 
 

It’s a very easy mistake to make and everybody does it!

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@markdd 

 

They are selected.

 

It's becoming unselected after I leave the edit fields area and do anything else including refreshing or trying to edit placement in 2D.

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Do you have your classes set to Active only. Label legend attributes are automatically signed to their own classes? Change the class options to Show/Snap/modify

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Hard to know then without seeing your file. If you want to PM it to me I could take a quick look... 

 

Alternatively make a new label legend in a completely blank file and test it there before importing it into the current document. 

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@markdd 

Ok so interesting development. 

I tried to make a new label legend in a blank file and whenever I go into edit the 2D layout vwx crashes.

It's done it 3 times in a row now.

 

If I use a USITT standard symbol it will let me add containers, but will not add the text information.

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Nevermind. I got it to add containers, but it did the same thing after I exited the 2D layout. 

It unselected everything.

Again, blank file and USITT standard symbol.

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If you can't upgrade to 2021, the first thing to do is to try deleting your user folder since others are not having the same problem.

Reset Vectorworks User Preferences Folder

 

Also, make sure you are starting with a new blank file and not a template.

Check your templates folder for a default.sta file. If it's there delete otherwise a new document will use this template file rather than a true blank file.

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