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  3. Not any more In the 2020 release we have made improvements to how fixtures are inserted and orientated in 3D. Fixtures can be added directly to angled and or rolled truss at any point. If you want them to insert with the correct 3D rotation you should attach a correctly orientated working plane to the truss or pipe and set your active plane to 'working'. or you can insert the fixtures from a top/plan view and use the new X, Y and Z rotation fields in the OIP, to rotate the fixtures to the correct orientation on the truss or pipe (this works with group selected fixtures) The 'Align and distribute' tool in the Spotlight tool-set has be upgraded to work in 3D. select the fixtures you want to work with (can be inserted any where in your document), configure the tool mode and then draw a line in 3D that the fixtures will get orientated along, for example along the chord of a truss with both a hanging angle and roll. note: the fixtures will only be aligned positionally and will still need the rotation fields updated manually to be correctly orientated in 3D to truss, pipe or other object. With the new rotation fields for trusses and fixtures this is much easier than before We have also improved how fixture and other objects associate with trusses and pipe. It is no longer necessary to convert the truss or pipe to a hanging position and assign fixtures and plug in objects to the position for them to move with the truss or pipe. Fixtures (and other plug in objects) will now automatically move and rotate with the truss or pipe they are associated with. Just move or rotate the associated truss line or pipe. This behavior is controlled in the Document setting-Spotlight-Loads and Rigging pane in the 'Auto positioning' section.
  4. Here you state that macOS 10.15 (Catalina) is a compatible operating system however on the Vectorworks System requirements page macOS 10.15 (Catalina) is listed as "testing" - as of today 27th Jan 2020. https://www.vectorworks.net/sysreq Does the above page need updating? Is macOS 10.15 (Catalina) "compatible" or "testing" - I don't see how both can be true.
  5. i am responsible for 6 mac workstations for Vectorworks plus another 20 workstations, servers etc. - of course I keep backups before upgrading the OS on the workstations, but I can't be expected to keep and maintain virtual machines for all of the Vectorworks Workstations "just in case" It is nice that people post their opinions here, but the only thing that will let me update my user's workstations, is an official answer from Vectorworks. We also use various other software (of course) all these other software vendors have a clear position on this question. Only Vectorworks seems to be unsure if it is compatible or not, which is frustrating. We have used Vectorworks for many years and intend to keep using it. We are fine with waiting for a couple of months after the latest MacOS update before updating, however I would say that by 3 months I would expect Vectorworks to have caught up. We pay an annual subscription which includes annual releases. I think it is fair to expect Vectorworks to make sure that the annual releases are compatible with the corresponding operating systems. I have sent the above comment directly to Vectorworks.
  6. There are 2 ways to accomplish this, When the make data cable chain command is run for the first time and you have finished selecting the fixtures, the preferences dialogue will open. In the calculate parts section enter the desired length in the 'part 1vert dist' field, note: make sure you enter the desired length including both ends of the cable, so in your example because you want 2' at each end you need to enter 4'. The second method is for all subsequent uses of the make data chain command after running the command, the data cables will automatically remain selected. Use the OIP to enter the desired extra length, same workflow as above. note: you will only have to change the 'part 1 vert dist' field if you want a different value from the previous use, as the command remembers the last value entered.
  7. Our workflow is now to make sure we import the point clouds in PTS format and use in Orthogonal projection, Layers set at "Show Others" to get all the colours in the point cloud. We're using VW 2020 SP2 at the moment. Most of our point cloud work is for measured building surveys for plans, sections and elevations, or parts of ships for 3D modelling, so our models are fairly small in dimensional size, rather than landscapes that are relatively larger, although we still max out on the number of points imported every time.
  8. @JasonMichael Did you find a workaround? This evil little glitch has struck me and as my Service Select has expired, it seems I am persona non grata as far as support is concerned! I am unable to open any projects! Sound familiar?
  9. Hi John, I bought a second hand copy of vectorworks 2010 from this forum. It works on Windows 10. Cheers Dan
  10. Hello all, You could try using the information from the Energos Labels and extract it in a worksheet. Keep in mind that you will get only one object with all the information of the whole document, database rows won't help much. Best Regards, Nikolay Zhelyazkov
  11. 3D Loci like the 2D ones are reference points and can not be resized and do not print. Not sure what you mean about 3 lines but that sounds like you need to update your GPU driver of try changing your Vectorworks Preferences>Display>Navigation Graphics>change to Good Performance and Compatibility. Either way the process is a step in order to create a Vectorworks intelligent Digital Terrain Model (Site Model) from a Point Cloud. Cheers, Peter
  12. Please email me at tom@kda.nyc with details. Thanks, Tom
  13. Mike Thanks for the drawing. That was the way I thought I would do it, but could not come up with the right combination of lines. I plan on making that method work for me over the next few evenings. Have a great evening u3rick
  14. If the angles of incline are all the same draw the base shape and use tapered extrude. Another quick way to do it is to use multiple extrude. Draw a line where the top edge is in Top/Plan View (both the base shape and the line need to be on the same plane). Select it and the base and make a Multiple Extrude with the required height. If the angles of incline are different extrude the base to the required height. Go to an isometric view and then use the taper face tool to set the incline of each of the faces. You can set the base as the axis plane using the Option key. You can get the volume of the final object with Model/Volumetric Properties... Saw tip v2020.vwx Saw tip v2019.vwx
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  16. zoomer I figured out what you were telling me and it worked once I made 3d poly faces! Thanks so much for your help u3rick
  17. My testing indicates the chart is accurate. I keep a virtual machine of macOS Sierra in case I need it.
  18. See bug report VB-167853 @Matt Panzer I've subsequently noticed you need to have the leader line checked to be able to move them.
  19. I made all the lines with the 3D polygon tool, then composed them. That made them into 3, 3D polygons and then selected all and converted to mesh. Then converted to solid in out come 1. I admit I am not sure about the difference you described I know the lines I used had a z entry.
  20. This is better but slower than working with the point cloud. Just need a way to make the points larger scale when zoomed in. They are so small when close they are almost invisible. The 3d loci are distracting because they have 3 lines for each loci.
  21. I wonder if this thread, https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/articles.html/articles/vectorworks-operating-system-compatibility-list-r533/, is definitive, or more a statement of intent about compatibility when it comes to the current editions, 2019 and 2020.
  22. I've been encountering this with the If node on many of my marionette projects and I'm struggling to understand if this is normal behavior and the list handling just doesn't work the way I'm expecting it to and I should be approaching my scripts differently or if this is a bug. Any help explaining this to me would be appreciated! I've attached a screenshot with a very simple example to explain. I've been trying to set up simple toggles using the If node and a Boolean or Popup node to control the output. I have 2 different lists of different lengths, one with 10 items and one with 15 items for example. Regardless of the Boolean status the resulting list is always as long as the list with the larger number of items and the last value just gets continued to fill out the maximum list length. Why does the result not just return a list of the 10 items in the True result? Is this a bug or am I just not approaching python script handling correctly? For this simple example I understand that I could just put the if nodes on the input values to the Series node to avoid this, but I there's not always a clear work around on some of the more complex scripts I've been playing with.
  23. We are talking about 3D Polygon Faces with at least 3 Vertices ? Or 2 point Polygons only, like Lines in 3D Space, which would not work. Are there really everywhere Faces, including the bottom ? And do all Faces touching a corner meet at the same point ?
  24. I forgot to renew/borrow my license serial from the network dongle before leaving work for the weekend, and found myself needing to access a drawing, so downloaded and installed the Viewer. Once I returned to work, I could not find a way to "restore" my full version without completely uninstalling and reinstalling the application. Did I miss something? VW2016 Spotlight Windows 10 64 bit Dell Alienware
  25. 2. Made the 3D Polys into # NURBS Curves and then tried to Stitch and Trim Surfaces
  26. Ok, I may have did something incorrect, but here is what I got. 1. Selected All then converted to a Mesh, Then converted to a Solid.
  27. I'm having wall's disappear too, only way I could get them back was to close VW & reopen & they come back. Mine happens more after selecting an object in a class to edit, with this class only visible, then come back to show all they wall can not be seen, but I can select all & see the handles, they also disappear in wire frame. Also having strange things with the door window tools. Now the glazing in some of my windows show up as solid filled even though the class has a glass texture & was visible the day before. It is a large file though of a house interior.
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