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  1. Hi Any tips for importing STP files into Vectorworks? Originally created in Inventor. I received one which is 150MB, imports nicely into VWX but swells to 1GB+ in file size. Also - very slow doing some operations (rotate, going into flyover) but once in the flyover tool it is very smooth. Any suggestions appreciated. Regards Andrew
  2. Really ? Look on the RHS - lawn area. Several symbols disappear then reappear
  3. Hi Sorry for the slow reply. It's working out ok - not a major leap forward but certainly a bit snappier. BEst thing about it is the keyboard and the physical escape key!
  4. Hi I have a MacBook Pro 16". I went for the 2.3 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9 and upgraded the memory to 32GB (as Zoomer says, this can't be done post purchase) I had a 2017 MBP prior - it definitely feels snappier. VWX 2020 still doesn't perform great on it though - so don't expect it to be a magic bullet.
  5. Hi I've posted about this behaviour before a while ago - don't really understand why it is still happening. The objects on the video that disappear and reappear are all simple, 2D symbols. Nothing complicated Working on a MacBook Pro 2019 with a decent graphics card. To summarise - when momentarily scrolling - the objects are shown, but they vanish when I stop scrolling. When publishing they show up. Very frustrating Andrew Screen Recording 2020-01-08 at 12.15.44.mov
  6. Great - thanks Tamsin. I will respond. Andrew
  7. Thanks Tamsin - I will when I get a mo, but it is very difficult to replicate and happens across files. Thanks RussU - will give that a crack too Andrew
  8. Morning Just went to make some simple changes to some 2D symbols in a drawing. Opened the file - lots of instances of the same symbol missing. Edit it in Resource browser and add some geometry to test. Does not work. Thumbnail in Resource browser disappears. Restart Vectorworks -they re-appear (with the added test geometry) Carry on working Lo and behold - a different symbol then refuses to be selected (check layer, check class, check everything) - then also disappears Restart again (10 mins after first re-start) and they re-appear Have changed the settings to Good Performance and Compatibility ( was on good performance) to see if that helps - but I am on a brand new MacBook Pro - and this has happened before. So so so frustrating - what a waste of time- just want to get what I need to get done - done, Any ideas? Andrew OS X 10.15.2, VWX 2020 SP2 Radeon Pro 580 8 GB graphics
  9. That's a great tip Grant - thank you Particularly for what I am doing at the moment (unrelated to my wish list request). 12 viewports showing the project at different stages. Using the eyedropper tool to set layers / classes between viewports has really helped - thanks! Would still like the Wishlist suggestion though! Thanks again Andrew
  10. Hello This is one I have often thought of but never posted. I hoped Tags would do the job, but they don't. I have several viewports in the same file. Many of them, should have the exact same viewport layer / class visibilities. I'd like to have a preset that can applied to the viewport. Ie - the present defines all the visibilities and changes to the preset, propagates through all the viewports. Similar to Renderworks Styles. I realise this could add a layer of complication - but certainly on the project I am doing now I would find it very beneficial. Tags sort of help - but as soon as a new class / layer is added, I have to work back through each viewport. I could see this new functionality being added to the visibilities view of the Organisational pane. Thoughts? Andrew
  11. My MacBook Pro 16” with 32gb Ram is due to arrive today. It’s expensive, but I was surprised and relieved they didn’t hike the price even more. Will let you know how it performs. this is my old a MacBook Pro if anyone is interested! https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254428179832 Ive considered moving to windows a few times - but just too big a shift for me!
  12. Hello I have searched the forum, but can't find it. I am sure there is a @Pat Stanford script that cleverly renames all the viewports in a file to the same as the sheet number. Can anyone help? It's to make the Navigation / visibities section a bit more useful. Thanks, Andrew
  13. Thanks again for this Pat. Appreciate it. Scripting is somewhat out of my league - but I will give it a go. Do you mind if I ask another quick question? Is it possible to pull data from a sheet border that is contained in a separate file? The file could be referenced in. In a nutshell, a colleague has created a set of drawings using the exact same border but in a separate file. I would like to include his drawings in my drawing schedule. That possible? Thanks again, Andrew


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