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  • Vectorworks 2023 Service Pack 3 Available for Download


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    Vectorworks, Inc. has released its third Service Pack (SP3) for the Vectorworks 2023 product line. This update includes the following quality improvements and updates that enhance your everyday experience with Vectorworks 2023.

     

    Important Improvements

    IFC and Data Manager

    • Improves worksheet functions GetSpaceNameForObj and GetSpaceNumForObj
    • Enhances IFC export of hardscape and hedgerow objects
    • Improves the Data Manager dialog box user interface

    Interoperability

    • Improves DWG export of georeferenced files
    • Supports DWG export of graphic legends
    • Enhances import of columns, doors, wall joins, and windows from Revit
    • Improves the reliability of the Revit import process

    General

    • The Create Similar Object command now works with elevation benchmark objects
    • Marionette network node connections are preserved when importing, copying, and pasting
    • The Export Shapefile command interacts smoothly with parametric objects

    Landmark

    • Improves site model stability and surface reliability
    • Enhances hardscape stability and hardscape/site model integration

    Spotlight

    • Improves Spotlight numbering by unit number

     

    Vectorworks Cloud Services Notable Updates

    Photos to 3D model improvements

    • Job submissions now incorporate the photogrammetry framework from Apple on the cloud infrastructure, desktop app, web portal, and Nomad (iOS)

    Cloud Infrastructure

    • Increases the storage quota for Vectorworks Service Select accounts (100 GB) and free Vectorworks accounts (10 GB)
    • Retains files and file version history in the Trash for 90 days

     

    Nomad

    • The 3D model viewer now has a Lights palette to turn on/off individual light objects exported from the .vwx file
    • A heliodon or directional light from the .vwx file sets the position of the Light direction control when opening the model in the 3D model viewer
    • Adds a new reality capture option, Room plan, for devices equipped with a Lidar sensor (iOS)
    • Adds the ability to preview .usdz files (iOS)
    • Adds job option dialog boxes for the Generate 3D model and Photos to 3D model cloud jobs (Android)

     

    For a full list of improvements in this update, please visit this page

     

    Installing the Service Pack
    This service pack is available as a downloadable updater for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2023. To install the service pack, please select Check for Updates from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows).
    Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process.

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    Hi, does this service pack remedy the delay with Redshift GPU rendering, which has a long pause when used for the first time in each session?

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    Hello, is it possible to change the settings of the new photogrammetry function to get a dense point cloud with a higher resolution? My first test gave me a pretty low res obj result which is nearly the same that the app "Photocatch" does (it is also using apple framework). The "old" photogrammetry function was slower but it gave me higher resolution point cloud, or am I missing something?

     

    Thanks Florian

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    • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

    Hi @FKA,

    In the Photos to 3D model dialog, make sure you select the desired detail of output model. "Full" is the default, but maybe you used a lower value? (see the screenshot below)

     

    When we evaluated the "old" photogrammetry algorithm against the Apple's framework, we found that lower amount of geometry didn't necessarily mean lower quality reproduction. The new algorithm is just more optimized, so it doesn't create unnecessary geometry, which the old algorithm was doing. This results in a smaller file, which is easier to work with in Vectorworks. This also allowed us to be able to reproduce geometry from photo sets that were failing with the old algorithm.

     

    If you would like me to take a look at your specific case, please feel free to send me a direct message with more details, and I can investigate further.

     

    Screenshot 2023-01-25 at 6.02.01 PM.png

     

    Best regards,

    Iskra Nikolova

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