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  2. You can fully customize the look. Change fonts/sizes, change cell borders, etc. If you post a file with a few of the symbols you want to use, I can give you a basic worksheet you can use as a starting point to develop what you need.
  3. Alright, yes, I've been checking that one out but I'm not familiar with it yet 😃 I guess I could use different symbols to begin with, that'll do the trick for now since I havn't started with record formats yet (way above my knowledge) 😃 So, with the worksheet, can I get a nice looking sheet layer with the numbers of each symbol then? Or do I need to use the built in Excel-looking format? I'll search on YT for Data tag straight away! Thanks for such swift reply!
  4. I would probably consider using a Worksheet to do the count and then include the worksheet as part of your title block. You could probably also do it using the Data Tag. How are you identifying each bit of information? Symbol Name? Record.Field? Class? Something else?
  5. @_c_ I think VW is more popular in oversees markets than it is in America - or so I have been told. Australia / Japan is where I heard it has more significant market share. But that is based on hearsay.
  6. @_c_ I think that AutoCad's high satisfaction rate is because they do not know any better. Most AutoCAD users simply have never used anything else - except SketchUp. It would be like being dissatisfied with a pencil - it just is what it is. I had the opposite trajectory - started on VWs and then moved to AC and was totally astonished about how backwards it felt in comparison. "I have to draw a door out of lines? What is this 1986?" - I did not get it. I have worked as the VW trainer and chief at several firms - and brought many people into the VW world. Almost everybody I have trained have a gone through a predictable progression of - bafflement and Frustration (No command line??? / Layers are classes and classes are line colors???) / begrudging understanding / continued frustration as they learn the more advanced features and master the list of VW workarounds, back doors, and troubleshoots / acceptance that VW does have advantages over AC / then finally most report having serious frustrations with AC when they are forced to move back.
  7. @Alex Sagatov That worked! I changed the default opacity back to "Use Class Fill Opacity" Saved and reopened and everything is solid again. Thank you! I needed another set of eyes to see this. Weird that VW draws the lighting fixtures at the attribute pallet on open vs at class level like drawn? Should this be submitted to VW as a bug?
  8. I want to have my titleblock setup so when I add i.e a hoist, the titleblock, which has a field that states "Hoists - Count" shows the accurate number. I'd like to have it like this: 1000kg hoists Audio - ## (##=the amount of 1000kg Audio-hoists) 500kg hoists audio - ## 1000kg hoists Lights - ## Seats on upper bleacher Seats on lower bleacher ... and so on. Any tips? Thanks all!!
  9. It is understandable that VW concentrates on what it knows better, its own direct market: the small sized American office. That is unfortunately the reason for the loss of confidence from the international user, who diverges towards its most immediate competitor en masse, here. I won't say the A-word. That one, weirdly, manages a pretty universal user satisfaction in spite of using so much less interface, interesting, isn't it? 😉
  10. @wrios - This issue seems to be linked to your default attributes. If you click in a blank area so that nothing is selected (Object Info Palette says "No Selection"), and then look at your attributes palette, the default opacity is set to 50%. This appears to be causing the gray out effect we are seeing initially. If you click on this opacity drop down, you can set it to be by class like the other attributes you appear to be working with (if that is what you want). Nudging the object is causing it to redraw with 100%, because the class the lighting devices are in are set to have 100% as opposed to 50%. Doing a Spotlight Menu > Refresh Instruments will cause all of the lights to appear at 100% again. To be honest, looking at this, I am confusing myself a little bit in terms of if this is working properly or not...
  11. The best option is to set you design layers at "close" to the desired output size. So if you are going to do your plans at 1/4", site plane at 1/8" and details at 3/4", you probably want your design layers to be at 1/4". That way the line weights and test sizes are close to WYSIWYG. For the viewports that are at other scales you can click on the Advanced... button at the bottom of the OIP and set the Line and text scaling options so you have consistency acrosss the entire set. Others will probably be able to offer more specific advise.
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  13. @Vectorworks team We have identified a bug in VW2021 which has been reproduced in both our migrated file, and a file created from scratch. The issue is that for our device symbols, we customize our dev_label_generic with additional text fields that are linked to the user1, user2, user3 dev_rec record type to show the additional info that we have for them. This is not working right now. The good news is that the data is still there, so I am not worried about it for now, but it needs to be fixed. Please see attached screenshots of the issue and a blank file created and reproduced with it. Linktext.vwx
  14. Hi, I'm in the process of setting up a set of contract documents (working drawings) for a series of small houses. My initial efforts have yielded unintentional changes in drawing size, text size, arrowhead size, etc., as the design layer viewports are set into the sheet layers. For a relative beginner what, in your opinion, is the best and clearest documentation on how to set up a working drawing work flow in VW? For keeping text size, relative line weights, etc. constant through several scales? Should all design layers be at 1:1 and let the sheet layer reflect the scale? What happens to text size? I'm sure the answer is out there! Thanks, RLB in Brooklyn
  15. Hello, I'm having an error in a file. This error has moved from VW 2020 to VW 2021, so it must be the file. When I open the file, all lighting fixtures seem to have a transparency. When I nudge a fixture, it turns solid. The solid state doesn't save with the file. I saved this as a new file with today's date, closed and reopened and the fixture is transparent again.. This doesn't seem to be tied to any class attributes that I can find. I happens on the design layer and effects the sheet layers as well. I tried removing breaking all references as well, and same results. Please help! This was a show that was canceled because of Covid but I'm trying to use this file to teach from. Thank you in advance! 09-VW-Elixir-09.30.2020-Fix.v2021.vwx
  16. @BGD- If someone else has a better way of handling this, I am all ears, but I would normally approach this in the following way: First, a quick explanation: The "Plant" object you currently have in there are not showing up based on how they are built. Our default plant resources use Image Props in 3D which makes them significantly faster than using direct 3D geometry. In turn, they do not work well for render modes like this. The image prop is simply an image/texture on a plane, propped up in 3D... so a render mode like this doesn't really know how to display that. --- A fully modeled 3D plant (Such as VBVisual) also likely wouldn't work too well with a render mode like this as they will likely provide solid 3D planes where the different leaf/branch textures are located. Example: Based on what you want, I feel like we would need to go at this with stacking viewports. For this workflow to work, your plants would likely need to be on their own design layer(s). Here is a quick example from a file I just threw together: First, I started with a viewport that had all of the geometry besides the plants visible and used an artistic render mode. It came out looking like this: I then duplicated that viewport, swapped the layer visibilities to just show my plant layer(s) and I used an OpenGL Render mode: With the top, OpenGL viewport that includes the plants only... I then messed with image effects to get a grayed, no colors, slightly blurred look to try to match my other sketch as closely as I could (in ~3 minutes of testing): If you want to send me over a copy of the file (direct message), I can mess with it a bit in your file specifically.
  17. Check the plants in the Render pane of the OIP and see what Sketch Style they are set to. It is possible they are set to No Sketch.
  18. More information about what version of VW, what operating system, and what the user is doing before the crashes would help with debugging this. This is not a usual occurance. Take a look at this thread for some basic troubleshooting.
  19. @Pat Stanford, thanks as always. Doing that without duplicating the information would definitely be desired.
  20. I don't believe you can override the visibilities or attributes of referenced viewports from inside another viewport. The workaround is to duplicate the referenced viewport and change the visibilities/attributes there and then control which version is seen in which viewport. I hope I am wrong and someone else can tell us both how to accomplish this without duplicate objects.
  21. Hi Jeff, I'm of the same opinion re having one file, I also put revisions on different layers. I just use the VW sheet numbering but the planning sheets have a P prefix. It's more the numbering convention that i'm interested hear different peoples' approach.
  22. Don't worry. Based on my experience, starting with MiniCAD +4 about 27 years ago, Vectorworks 2065 should be well able to do what you expect.
  23. Hello Andy: The symbol edit detail is important to know. Can you attach a specific file with a symbol you are editing to the bug? Thanks for the testing!!
  24. @Cadplan Architecture what is wrong with large files? A bunch of individual files is going to be larger than a single file... i generally stick everything in a single file, except for consultant info I reference in. I Generally put revisions on separate design layers, unless they are extensive enough to warrant creating a new file. Sheet numbering? Really? Just follow one of the industry standards and make your life easy. No sense in reinventing the wheel.
  25. @gytis15 Try resetting your User folder, instructions HERE. Also, have imported or migrated any old workspace? If resetting the user folder does not works, please send us the following INFO.
  26. Tisk tisk @vectorworks. Please hire a consistency Czar!! This is they type of thing that drives me crazy. On the surface, its just one little sematic / UI kink - but you multiply that by 1000, and we have this software that is gets very confusing for new users. Me now explaining this to my staff: You know how you can set a texture of a component to be controlled by a class? Materials can do the same thing! . . . But you will not see that option in the drop down like you do for setting it by a class. After you select a material, go to the texture area and select the dropdown - if you DON'T see "Revert to Material Texture" in that drop down - that means the texture IS currently set to the material setting. To double check this - please set the texture to a random texture - then select "Revert to Material Texture." Why?????? It seams as if it would be exactly as easy to be consistent - almost easier as you do not need to think of new phrasing. There needs to be a higher expectation from the engineering teams than technically completing the task - the implementation of that task MUST meet VW standards and best practices.
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