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  2. E Nelligan

    CABLE Worksheet: adding field

    Thanks Pat! That was really helpful. As it happens, you lead me to look for row three, which, when revealed had a drop down that gave me access to the end label. And good point. Worth reporting the bug, though I've never bothered in the past. Where and to whom do I report it? And thanks again. Much appreciated.
  3. Pat Stanford

    CABLE Worksheet: adding field

    I don't know why it is not showing up in the report creator, but you can add it manually. Worksheet View Menu, select Database Headers. Add a column to the report where you want the label to be shown. Select the database row cell to enter the formula in (i.e. 3, not 3.1, 3.2, etc.) Enter a formula of: =('Feeder Cable VW'.'End Label Text') Hide the database headers and you are set to go. Save the worksheet and use that from the resource browser (put it in a library file) rather than using the report creator to make the report each time so you don't have to manually add this. Submit a bug report on the report creator that the End Label Text should be an accessible part of the report.
  4. Andrew Davies

    External GPU for MacBook Pro

    Hi I did buy an eGPU box a couple of months ago - but I couldn’t get it to work with my LG 5K monitor. But I have just bought the Blackmagic eGPU which does work with Thunderbolt 3 monitors - picking it up Monday so will let you know how it goes! Andrew
  5. sbarnett

    Which New Laptop did you Choose to run VW?

    Correct Setting the scaling to 100% on the Laptop Monitor will Correct the Issue but then the laptop Screen Becomes un-readable at distance. And setting the Scaling of the Second screen to 200% defeats the Purpose of the Screen. Either option means I cannot use both screens in an effective manner. So I choose the Best of the Option for me is to disable the Laptop Display and only use the Second screen. Not the Result I would want after spending 6K on a laptop and 34" widescreen to be more Productive.
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  7. scottmoore

    Vectorworks is REALLY SLOW lately!

    Jim, What is different between 2010 and 2018 is that my drawings have become more complicated. Certainly more viewports. That said, I would seriously disagree with the idea that 2018 is any way comparable to 2009 or 2010. There was no way that I ever sat around and waited for over 10 seconds for the program to allow me to change the active class. I timed that particular issue at roughly 15 seconds this morning. I do recall 2008 being a bit of an issue, but what I am seeing now is really unacceptable. Certainly, 2010 was nothing like this.
  8. Tim Olson

    Which New Laptop did you Choose to run VW?

    @ScottLebsack I went through the same thing, got w VW tech support and let them take over my laptop. Turns out the scaling has to be the same on both screens for it to work normally. I'm curious to know if that solves your issue
  9. mmoore5

    External GPU for MacBook Pro

    Hi Andrew, Have you had any traction on this subject or explored it any further yourself. I am also curious if a eGPU would help.
  10. E Nelligan

    CABLE Worksheet: adding field

    Hi folks, Trying to make a worksheet report that includes the start and end label but it seems that the end label isnt an option. Is there another menu where I can select perameters to add? Being able to make a document that I can hand off to crew to make install is a big deal. Labels for both ends matter... *Sorry for the dodgy photos...
  11. Is there a magical way to really make Vectorworks WORK for multiple users sharing and working with the same project, with real time updates,.... etc What would be a basic structure for a medium size project, which we currently share as a team of 5? Disappointment comes as I don't understand how this program is made to function since all the options have so many errors.. it really should be more user friendly, better structured for people that are not at a genius level with their knowledge... more intuitive but that's another topic.. How is your team really using Vectorworks? Can you please share a structure? At our office we are strugling to set up a working environment witch can be accesed by multiple users. Currently we are trying to do the work separation by creating multiple files, each one containing a part of our building. example: File 1:structural elements; File 2:hotel rooms; File 3:restaurant; . . File n:nnn We are using the reference option to have as a base the needed environment to work - for ex for File 2 we reference File 1 Problems appear when we reference in File 1 a part from File 2 as that may be needed for further alterations We encounter this issue that we are creating a loop which causes crashing or just deletion of the ref file in one or both of the drawings. So as a conclusion this way of working is not actually working as unexpected errors may crash the file. Also did some studies about project sharing- but the forum is full of discussions about errors and I would be very scared to use it for the team as long as our VW knowledge is quite basic. (tutorials, the project sharing video, forum discussions, consultations with local service partner and even had training in the office for the whole team..- no one is able to share a way that actually WORKS for VectorWORKS) Looking forward for the light at the end of the tunnel!
  12. zoomer

    Previews (OpenGL) gone

    Thanks Kevin, now I got it and 100% agree with your post.
  13. Kevin McAllister

    Previews (OpenGL) gone

    I think this is a bug. Resource Manager previews shouldn't be dependent on class visibility. If the None class is off and the thumbnail of a symbol in the Resource Manager is changed to OpenGL the thumbnail disappears. Edit: I submitted this as a bug. Kevin
  14. ScottLebsack

    Which New Laptop did you Choose to run VW?

    @sbarnett I did some research before buying that seemed to indicate that it would take additional graphics power to drive the display instead of rendering, though I'd love a 4K display, I stuck with the FHD display. I do run a 2560X1440 QHD Dell display as a second monitor with no problems.
  15. Kevin McAllister

    Rendering problems

    I have seen some geometry shift in different rendering modes before (like the tiles). I'm pretty sure its a bug. Please make sure you Bug Submit your file so this issue can be tracked down. You can Bug Submit here - link ( @Jim Wilson any progress on adding the Bug Submit link back to the forum template? ) I'm not sure what's happening with the other lines. Are any of the objects scaled symbols? If they are scaled symbols containing NURBS surfaces this type of stuff happens because the scaling breaks. If you are able to post a portion of the file we may be able to help further. Kevin
  16. zoomer

    Previews (OpenGL) gone

    But I'm a bit confused why I get Previews by HL or Wireframe when "None" Class OFF anyway ? Just not OpenGL.
  17. zoomer

    PDF Files imported into VW Slow Down Screen

    For acceleration of CAD PDFs, I normally always disable PDF snapping. PDF Vectors are not as accurate as I would wish anyway. I use it as an underlay sketch and use Grid Snap instead. I also experience distortion in CAD PDFs and also have no clue why that can happen at all. I just selectively scaled them like Scanned Bitmaps so far.
  18. sbarnett

    Which New Laptop did you Choose to run VW?

    I bought a MSI GT75 8RG with the 4K screen Option. Core I9 with 32gb Ram and a 1080 Nvidia Card laptop is Great. Screen Resolution is Not! Vectorworks does not handle Display Scaling correctly when Using a second Monitor. When I try and Use My Second Monitor 3440x1440. I can open Vectorworks on Laptop Screen. As soon as you Drag it to Second Monitor VW crashes. Tech Support has No Solution to this Problem. So Avoid anything that you need to use Screen Scaling on. I am forced to turn off laptop Display if I want to use 2nd Screen.
  19. Kevin McAllister

    PDF Files imported into VW Slow Down Screen

    I've had issues with this slowdown in the past. Its usually with PDFs that contain snap-able linework. It can bring VW to a crawl. Sometimes I will bring the PDF into a clean file instead, work with it and then cut and paste my work back into my original file. If you don't need the snapping, turning it off in the OIP can help a bit. I've also seen the distortion before too. It doesn't happen all of the time but it does happen. I think its related to the type of curve points. VW seems to have difficulty converting some curve points. This is the main reason there are so many wish list requests for being able to import Adobe Illustrator files. Notice how the internal curves of the D and the S are fine, its only the exterior boundaries that are all distorted. I don't think there's currently a way to resolve this. Kevin
  20. Hello Mike, I am interested in one of the licenses. Emailed you yesterday; hoping the message did not end up in spam. Thanks,
  21. sbarnett

    Remote QR-Code blank and Start Server Crash

    I had reported this bug in SP3 The Update to SP4 resolved this issue for me. Fix was acknowledged in patch notes.
  22. Apologies M5D. I missed the gist of your original post by not reading it carefully enough. Hopefully the Vw Inc people will be able to give you an answer.
  23. This article will be kept up to date with details about the compatibility between Vectorworks and macOS 10.14 Mojave:
  24. Asemblance

    Curtain Walling and IFC Problem

    Update - The only way I can get this to work properly in IFC export (on attempt 11), is to use 'unstyled' curtain walling. Which is impractical for the project I am currently working on.
  25. zoomer

    Rendering problems

    I haven't seen that before .... strange. Is your geometry far from VW Origin ?
  26. zoomer

    Inserting BIM object into 3D model

    Visibility problems are mostly cause by unsuitable Class or Layer Visibility Settings. A similar problem happened to me when the Standard "None" Class was set to invisible by accident. All Library Previews were gone. And the "None" Class is widely used and should always be on. Like for Symbols itself. While the Symbol's Components may be on other visible Classes, they won't show as long as the Symbol's Class is off. So it is worth to double, or tripple, check all Class and Layer Visibilities first.
  27. Fine. BTW, I tend to go to tools > utilities > Update/Reset Plugins from time to time. That makes me feel it may correct potential problems, at least it makes ME feel better. (Just like the former option on Mac, to "repair user rights")
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