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  1. Andrew Davies

    3DConnexion Mouse

    Hi Got myself a 3DConnexion SpaceMouse Wireless the other day (http://www.3dconnexion.co.uk/products/spacemouse/spacemousewireless.html). Really nice - good build quality and I can really see the benefit of it. But I am struggling to get it to work well with Vectorworks. I set it up as per these settings http://kbase.vectorworks.net/questions/1173/3Dconnexion+SpaceNavigator+-+Recommended+Configuration+-+(Mac+OS+X) But I am still struggling to make it feel natural. I have though just opened a file in Sketchup and it felt immediately natural to use with the default settings - virtually no learning curve. Now I go back to using Vectorworks and I am all over the place! Has anyone got any other tips for using it? Should I be in Flyover and walkthrough mode? Can I disable one of the modes so that it only ever uses one mode - which may simplify things? Any advice much appreciated. Andrew
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    Clip Cube Referenced Viewport

    Hello I am working with an IFC model of a venue - which is working really well. I am struggling to get different views I need using the viewport clip cube. I can use the clip cube to create the view I need of the IFC model (as a referenced viewport on a design layer) - but when I create a viewport of that viewport (with my design layers added in) it seems to lose the clip cube settings of the referenced viewport. Am I missing a step? Thanks, Andrew
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    eGPU and Vectorworks Testing

    I tried a similar adapter but it didn't work. Display Port out of the GPU and into my USB-C monitor. Think the difference is my monitor is 5k so had to be Thunderbolt 3? But not 100% sure.
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    Season of Thanks

    I gave training to a group of VWX newcomers for the first time last week and it was a good reminder that despite it's foibles and oddities - it is still an incredibly powerful bit of software.
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    Service Pack 2 for Vectorworks 2019 released

    It's intended to I believe , but I haven't seen any official announcement to say so. I have seen a note saying the majority are fixed, but printing is an issue.
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    eGPU and Vectorworks Testing

    I bought one of these Blackmagic eGPU’s. Would have rather a cheaper version, but it was the only GPU that outputted on USB-C (I have an LG 5k display which is USB-C in only) I couldn’t find a GPU card (that I could fit in an eGPU enclosure) that was USB-C out to the monitor
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Me neither. I’m good. SP2 on Mojave. Freshly installed Mojave as of this morning. All working well so far.
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    PDF Workflows

    Hello I would be interested to know how people generally work with PDFs. I rarely have to print at anything bigger than A3 - so am in the habit of formatting all my sheet layers / title blocks for A3 - which works for me. But all my clients only ever open PDFs - so am wondering if it matters - or if I would be better off formatting to A1 as they would still be able to open it and view it as a PDF - but I could get more resolution? What are your thoughts? Andrew
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    Equivalent of "`" key on a PC

    Hello I use the ` key a lot to temporarily disable snapping on my Mac. Can anyone tell me what the key is on a PC? I will be 😳 if it is the same key, but can't check! Thanks, Andrew
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Is there an ETA on full Mojave compatibility?
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    Equivalent of "`" key on a PC

    😳😳😳😳😳😳 Thanks!
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    That’s very strange! Are you running the latest service pack of 2019? SP1.1 I believe. Would love to hear what tech support say about this.
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    Vectorworks 2019 release date

    Ok. Whose money is on a release of v2019 tomorrow? (Tuesday)
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Does anyone know if the updated version of Mojave (10.14.1) released yesterday has any effect on VWX 2019? still holding off upgrading.
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    Fifth service pack for Vectorworks 2018 released

    This isn’t going well for Vectorworks / Mojave. Is is it just VWX or does anyone know of any other apps that have Mojave compatibility issues? What are the specific issues with Mojave? I’d be interested to know.
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    Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul

    Gosh - just looking at these videos, then VWX seems even older. Amazing work Stephen
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    Section Viewports. Odd behaviour

    Hi Just created a section viewport (from a top/plan Viewport) in Vectorworks 2019 on a Mac (10.13.6) Getting some really odd behaviour. This is part of my regular workflow and I have never seen this happen before. Hope this is not a VWX2019 bug?? I will upload a screencast shortly as I think it is best way of illustrating it - but the viewport is creating two versions of the section. One at a much bigger scale than expected (only visible when zoomed out) and another which for some reason flickers in / out of view. I have deleted the viewport and tried again (and restarted Vectorworks) to no avail. As mentioned - this is something I do regularly as part of my workflow and was very surprised to see it. Am sure I haven’t seen it before. Has anyone else seen this behaviour before? Screencast to follow shortly. 20180926_103456513.mp4
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Thankfully, my new MacBook Pro that arrived last week came loaded with High Sierra. Was thinking of going to Mojave now SP1 is out, but I’m doing some work which relies on VWX 2018 - so will hold off. No real reason to upgrade to Mojave. Only a few minor improvements that I have read about. Dark mode is nothing major and a couple of extra features in the finder. Not worth risking it.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    What’s the plan with 2018 and Mojave? That still a no go and is there a SP5 in the offing?
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    Preview Render

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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    So - how are people on Mojave with SP1 getting on? This thread has gone nice and quiet (apart from some installer issues - it installed perfectly for me on High Sierra BTW) Is the silence a good sign?
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    OpenGL does not work in Edit Symbol 3D window

    That’s a much better way of saying what I was trying to say!!!
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    OpenGL does not work in Edit Symbol 3D window

    I’m happy to take a look if you like. Pop a download link here or via DM Jim’s the real expert mind - but I can at least check for you
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    OpenGL does not work in Edit Symbol 3D window

    I’m not in front of my Computer now - but out of interest - how are you editing the symbol? I seem to remember a similar issue when editing the symbol via the resource manager - but opening a symbol when it is placed on a design layer fixed it. Apologies if I remembered wrong - but maybe worth a try?
  25. HI I would like to be able to assign data to a symbol (such as manufacturer, quantity available) that is permanent for that specific symbol. Aware you can do this with record formats now - but the data can be changed per symbol - I would like the data to be fixed by symbol - so if you change the data for one symbol - it changes for all instances of the same symbol. More info here : Thanks, Andrew


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