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  2. Kevin McAllister

    Push/Pull Tool Impossibly Slow

    There was another thread about this (and possibly a bug submission). The other thread is here - Kevin
  3. Kevin McAllister

    Subdivision Volume

    This thread highlights one of the shortcomings of the SubD Tool, the inability to easily control the dimensions of an object. Setting the dimensions of the cage are possible but not the object itself. Its sort of like the difference between using a bezier control point and a cubic spline point. It would be much better if there was a mode to move the object edges and have the cage adjust to match. Kevin
  4. zoomer

    Subdivision Volume

    Ah, looks really different to what I expected. I don't have much more than Kevins ideas with nurbs tools. I also struggle with these and have to rewatch all Nurbs videos each time. But I think that should be possible to get the pillow roof top. (Loft Surface Tool in Bi-Rail Mode or such ?) At least all time on forums when users agreed that a form is impossible to create, one of the Nurbs specialists showed that opposite. Especially the german VW staff on youtube channel used Nurbs a lot in the past and has some nice videos. As the overall form is smooth but not overly complicated, I maybe would recreate it with the SubD tool.
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  6. zoomer

    Push/Pull Tool Impossibly Slow

    I think that wouldn't be the case when PushPull had an option to work on selected objects only. That would also make face selection of (occluded) objects much easier. My problem with latest VW releases was more that it failed to select any objects faces in files with a certain complexity at all*, than speed issues. (*until you used CMD+F for these (3D !) objects to bring them to front !?)
  7. Rob Books

    Download Content

    with the Resource manager, you can now download the content as needed, no longer do you need to download it all at once. of course you do need to be connected to download.
  8. Rob Books

    Tentage

    Vectorworks libraries>Objects - Ent Event> event tents.vwx. There is an array of typical tents in there or you can look at how they were created to make one that fits your needs.
  9. Modes for fixtures are done by the vision staff, of one. we are trying to train the Spotlight content team, but there is a learning curve on it. if there is a particular mode that you need you can request it through vision, but do not request every mode, that makes mark grumpy.
  10. Asemblance

    Push/Pull Tool Impossibly Slow

    P.S. I can use the tool fine if I open a new file with nothing in, so presumably this is some bug in the way Vectorworks tries to pre-cache all the possible pull/pull options, or examine every face in the drawing or something. Screenshot of file below.
  11. ericjhberg

    Align Hatches to Longest Edge

    I hesitate to support any option that requires additional input first, i.e. dragging a line to orient the hatch. This is essentially the way the software works now with the Attribute Mapping tool. Instead, I imagine a checkbox functionality that would do its best to determine an auto-orientation based on either longest edge or some other factor. From there, if tweaking is still needed, the attribute mapping tool could be further used to manually set orientations.
  12. Asemblance

    Push/Pull Tool Impossibly Slow

    Hi All, Bit of a problem at the moment - For some reason the 'Push/Pull' tool is impossibly slow in certain files. Generally speaking the file I'm working on runs fine, I'm able to work on it smoothly in Open GL mode and thats how I'm working for the most part. However, for some reason selecting the 'Push/Pull' tool causes my system to all but freeze up (in any rendering mode, including wireframe). If necessary I'll record a video, but it basically shows the following: - 2 Storey building with some simple doors, windows, stairs, a couple of references - Roaming around and spinning about smoothly in 3D in open GL - Find a simple cube which I want to extrude a little - Select 'Push/Pull' tool - Move mouse over to cube, but sit watching 'spinning wheel' of Mac loading for about 5 minutes. - Nothing happens, give up and deselect. After another few minutes, system will unselect the Push/Pull tool and file works fine again. Any ideas? Is this a known issue?? Thanks, A
  13. @ericjhberg I agree, particularly in regards to the Attribute Mapping Tool. Perhaps a variation to a auto align feature would be to allow the entry of a horizontal and vertical (or angled) non-printing control lines relative to which the pattern generates. Not unlike how such a layout might be done by workmen in the field.
  14. EAlexander

    Tentage

    Are you talking about sloped gables? Can you show an example photo of what you are trying to build?
  15. Markvl

    Download Content

    Glad you got it resolved.
  16. twhitwell6

    Download Content

    I downloaded it via "help - download content". I've managed to locate it now, I had to wait until everything was downloaded then close VWs, reopen and refresh library. For anyone looking for help regarding this, make sure you go into very file as the reference manager will not show whats in the files unless they are open. Thanks @Markvl for replying.
  17. VinceK

    Tentage

    Is there any tent symbols we could use? Like Roder tent etc. I have trouble drawing the triangular in 3D. How do I draw the 2, Z axis for the triangular? Any help here will be very much appreciated. : )
  18. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    ok thanks... guys please bare with me...more on core modeling first...special tools later.
  19. ccw

    Modlar Symbol Download

    Yes, I have set it to insert into walls.
  20. markdd

    Modlar Symbol Download

    Have you set the symbol to insert into walls? This can be accessed from the edit symbol dialogue.
  21. Markvl

    Download Content

    How did you down load the content? Via the Resource Manager or thru the VSS website?
  22. I downloaded a symbol from Modlar.com and no matter what I do, I cannot get the symbol to insert into a wall. Also, if I go into a symbol and set it to it's correct height in the z axis, the 2D attributes seem to disappear and it becomes transparent. Has anyone come across this problem, and what did you do to fix it?
  23. Gadzooks

    Concrete surfaces question

    I see you have added solids - not sure that has any bearing but this is my version of the same area (in your first file) and the section is complete Maybe all areas were not correct before you added solids? ___________ Just tried adding solids and it messes things up - I suggest you live with it as the geometry is not to VW's liking I find I can add these... and these... but if I then add the two parts together it falls over. I'm sure theres a reason, but I'd stick with what you've got 😎
  24. Rob Books

    GLP GT-1

    @Mark Eli I can see this fixture in the Vision list, any idea why he is not seeing it?
  25. digitalcarbon

    Concrete surfaces question

    the file Concrete Surfaces 2.vwx
  26. Markvl

    Concrete surfaces question

    Learned something new today. Thanks @Gadzooks
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