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  1. bcd

    BIM for Design Firms

    Congratulations Francois, (& Jeff) It looks great - Can't wait to get my hands on a copy. Brian
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    Renderworks - is it worth the effort

    Let's group wish it
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    Worksheet Data

    I would consider creating a series of parallel profiles each of which can be CNC'd in 2d to form a 3d buck. Shift-H to Create Contours (profiles)
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    Renderworks - is it worth the effort

    Thanks Luis, this is very cool - quite the project - with a lot of interesting techniques & details, thanks for sharing it. I have a question on the perspective. There's something about the algorithm that VW uses to draw perspectives that tends to make scenes like these overly distorted and compressive in general- I always feel Iike I need to step back to see the scene properly. eg. the coffee pots increase in width implausibly as they shift to the periphery of the view. This just doesn't represent reality to me. I wonder if I'm I alone in this response.
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    No Stories, No Problem

    I describe it thusly: [Stories & their associated Levels] work only with [Story & Level aware Walls] and vice versa. Level names defined in the [Wall Styles] need to exist in the [Story setup] and vice versa
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    drawing a cupboard

    This is an excellent case for the use of Data Visualization in a Viewport. Create a Record eg. Cupborard Height Assign Data - High or Low to the various cupboards And then In the Viewport set how you want them to display based upon the assigned Data value.
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    deactivate license on a computer

    There is an uninstall app in your Vectorworks 2018 folder - I believe this also deactivates the license.
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    Purge Script

    Would this be something different from the Purge unused Resources/Classes/Layers & Objects currently available in Tools>Purge?
  9. I think there is a problem with IES files - I too am seeing VW ignore Custom Lights with IES distribution files.
  10. I like Dimension auto-classing. However I find it restrictive. I would like the option to have a multiple Dimension Classes that are per-configured and linked to Dimension Styles and which would populate the drawing with their associated Class whenever they are used. Eg None Dimension Becomes: None Dimension Dimension-Layout Dimension-Survey whenever the Layout and Survey Dimension Styles are used in a drawing. (sorry Dimension Std. - for consistency maybe they should be called Dimension Styles)
  11. Looks like a good wish to me. It can be done - in a way - by saving views in your Template File - then new files cloned form this will have those Saved View intact. I came across this thread while searching for assigning Keyboard Shortcuts to Saved Views - eg ctrl 1 (on the numerical keypad) for SV-1 ctrl 2 ( " ) for SV-2 etc. maybe this is a separate wish.
  12. I'm not seeing the video - but the automatic flipping of a LX device after it has been mirrored is a feature - like a self-righting boat (not a bug). It allows you to mirror a single instrument or an entire half of a symmetrical lighting plot about its line of symmetry while keeping the individual devices & their associated Label Legends orientated correctly per @klinzey
  13. Thought for the day: It was surprising to have lost the often used shortcut (M) for the Unconstrained Dimension Tool to the Multiple View Panes. One I would use hundreds of times a day - the other perhaps 10 at most. I remapped M back where it was and the Multiple View Panes to opt+M. Merging the 2 dimension Tools would also be a good idea.
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    Display Flashing and Changing Colours

    Check the cable to the computer /monitor. Sometimes just re-plugging it helps to stabilize things.
  15. Going old school via the Organization window will be faster than editing each Title Block individually Of course via the Title Block Manager would be better.


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