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Andrew Davies

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    Teaser Tuesday - Class and Layer Filters - Vectorworks 2019

    Oh yeah - you're right - I assumed it was text file it was looking for I think. Either way - don't think I will be using tags that much. Shame - as thought it would be a really useful thing - but it's so clunky assigning them etc it's not worth it.
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    Teaser Tuesday - Class and Layer Filters - Vectorworks 2019

    Not sure - but you can import a "standard" set of tags via a text file
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    Teaser Tuesday - Class and Layer Filters - Vectorworks 2019

    I think that's for standard tags that can be set up globally for all projects and then imported.
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    Teaser Tuesday - Class and Layer Filters - Vectorworks 2019

    Hi My thoughts on this feature having tried it in anger. Certainly an improvement, but on the whole it feels like it is just bolted on to the existing UI - it doesn't feel like it is baked in to the experience For example - with tags : Why can't you add tags to a layer when you are creating a new layer? Only way to add tags seems to be right click and choose "Assign Tags". You can't add them from the edit layer dialogue - which seems like a natural place to do it The search box does not search tags, only names Tags not shown in the Navigation palette Tag Filters can only filter against one tag - even though 2 or mare tags can be assigned as already pointed out above There's a bug which I came across within 5 mins - so not sure how well tested this was. Make 3 tags, Tag A, Tag B and Tag C for example. Assign them to a design layer. Create a filter called "Tag C" and have it include "Tag C" in the results. Save etc. Then go back to that same tag and the tag to include is changed to Tag A This is just for starters - and just gives the impression that the feature is half baked and not fully thought through and tested.
  5. Hi Can any one recommend the best way of mocking up what a projector projecting onto a curve would look like? Mad idea that has been sold into the client. No money to do blended projection etc / mapping so I am keen to show them how it would look. I don't believe texture mapping would work as in real life the image is coming from one source? Any suggestions much appreciated. I am on 2018 with Designer / Renderworks. Thanks, Andrew
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    External GPU for MacBook Pro

    Hi I'm keen to boost the performance of my 2016 MBP - so wondering if anyone had tried an eGPU with Vectorworks? I think eGPU support is out of Beta now with High Sierra? Andrew
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    External GPU for MacBook Pro

    Hi Here are my Geek Bench Compute scores - with the on board GPUs (both) and then the Black Magic Seems that the Black Magic is working well? How do these results compare to others? Are there any tests that test OpenGL as these tests are based on OpenCL. Or is it more or less the same thing? @zoomer Have also attached a Luxmark result - let me know if there are any other modes you want me to try.
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    Renderworks - is it worth the effort

    Hi Neil That is quite an old post I think! I have checked it out - and actually need to eat my words. Couldn't agree more! Andrew
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    Ok. Whose money is on a release of v2019 tomorrow? (Tuesday)
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    Slower Screen Redraw in 2019 - Seating Sections

    I get that a lot with seating layouts. Hadn’t realised it was a possible bug as even PDFs generated from the same sheet layer as the seating section takes a while to load.
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    Design Reference Viewport visability

    I've just come across this. Deleting my crop (of the Viewport - Referenced) fixed it. To clarify - the view was visible in Top/Plan - but going to a 3D view meant that the viewport vanishes. What actually happens - it seems - is that the crop remains on the screen layer so effectively provides just a small window through to the viewport. As you orbit around - and as the crop window stays on the screen layer - chances are you will not see parts of your model. Probably not the best explanation - but the closest I can get! Haven't noticed this before which is odd. Guess I don't often crop referenced viewports
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    Unable to zoom in on objects

    Hi - A quick screencast is probably easiest way of explaining this - see attached - but you will see some objects which are impossible to zoom in on. They remain the same size on the screen regardless of the setting. File was initially converted from 2018 to 2019. I then test in 2018 and got the same behaviour. Doesn't matter as the objects in question (which are a tonne of polys in one group) are not required. Note that when a group is selected - the Layer plane is as "No active plane". Going into the group and changing the plane manually fixes it. Suspect they were imported from another package. Anyone seen this before? Andrew 20180914_113821106.mp4
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    Ahh yes, fair point. There is a situation when you can have neither align nor distribute selected - so I guess that does stand. It's just that if you have align selected, then choose distribute, the former is de-selected. Not the best example - granted! Oh and yes - interactive preview to that dialogue and duplicate array and a load of others would be a massive help and most welcome!
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    All this UI discussion reminds me so much of this time last year. No doubt - upgrading the UI is a MASSIVE project, and it has to be right - but I think it really needs to happen. It's not just a "oohhh - that looks nice" thing, it's about brand and the impression you give users too. C4D and even AutoCAD for Mac UI's just look so much more polished and professional. There are so many oddities in the VWX UI - regular users have got used to them - but it looks sloppy and unprofessional to new users. Take this screen shot from Align / Distribute for example - the checkboxes don't conform with basic UI standards (they should be radio buttons). This is from v2019 and has been exactly like this as long as I can remember.
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    I think Vectorow I think Nemetschek need to be really careful with these videos. They look great and sleek, but are hardly representative of the old UI we have come to know and love.
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    Vectorworks 2019

    Sorry Jim. Don’t understand. What are the 2nd and 3rd modes?
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    Vectorworks 2019

    Hoorah! Hoping for the same in ththe seating section tool?
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    I had a fiddle with that on the flight this morning. Agreed - this looks really interesting.
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    Gulp - sounds like a nightmare for us Project Managers who have to get these things built!
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    You’re up early too Jim. New release excitement keeping you awake?!
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    Downloading now. Early flight to Barcelona (from London) for a recce, so I can fiddle with it on the plane. Looking forward to trying out layer tags etc
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    Guess I was wrong! Doesn’t look like it is today. I just assumed that as there was no Teaser today it would mean it would be the released today. Oh well Stay safe anyone in the path of that hurricane. Andrew
  23. Did you get to the part where Jim talks about tags? Granted it’s not the same as the folders you suggest, but personally I think it would be extremely useful functionality. For me, preferable to folders or groups - tags for something like this are much more versatile.
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    Mine there too. This is my eleventh year. Blimey - doesn’t time fly. My money is on tomorrow. Just have a hunch!
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