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  1. Kevin McAllister

    Vectorworks is REALLY SLOW lately!

    This makes me chuckle a bit. Over the last two versions, downgrading this option has been the workaround suggested by Tech Support for bugs in the VGM. Now that workaround has become an issue..... Kevin
  2. Hello, In VW 2020 I'm have problems with the By Class settings turning themselves off in the Attributes palette. I usually work with all attributes set to By Class as my default. For whatever reason, I've had to reset things back to By Class many times since I started using VW2020. Has anyone else seen this issue? Thanks, Kevin
  3. Kevin McAllister

    Create and Rotate a line in polar coordinates. Primes

    Here's a quick network that will rotate a line. The bottom version uses a manually entered list of primes to generate a series of lines. @Marissa Farrell may be able to help with a node to generate prime numbers in a certain range. There's lots of info online about using Python code and/or Python libraries with functions to generate prime numbers. Kevin Rotate Line.vwx
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    Extrude VW2019 vs. VW 2020

    Its specific to Lines. As far as I know it doesn't affect Polylines or Polygons. Kevin
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    Create and Rotate a line in polar coordinates. Primes

    Hi Benson, I'm not a Marionette expert but I do know various "rotate" nodes do different things. I think I would try either the Transform2 node or the Rotate Line node for rotation - Kevin
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    Extrude VW2019 vs. VW 2020

    The problem is related to this thread - Kevin
  7. I really wish there were proper tools to design interactively in 3d. They would include: - the ability to move a 3d object by dragging without it turning into a meaningless bounding box. - a real 3d gumball (grabber) style tool with the ability to move / rotate and scale along the x,y,z or a combination there-of. Something that you can shift to different snap points on an object rather than just being fixed at the centre of the bounding box. Something that can orient to the object or orient to the world axes. The current methods of rotating objects in 3d are abysmal compared to other software. These tools are so necessary for modelling or placing things in an intuitive way in a 3d view. Kevin
  8. Please added an additional record field type so that single line text and multiline text records are different field types. See this thread for why - Thanks, Kevin
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    What is this line, and how do I get rid of it?

    Those lines are usually controlled by the Ceiling>Main Class. It can be confirmed by making a Top/Plan viewport. Your example, however, is a section viewport with Display 2d Components turned on. In this configuration, toggling the Ceiling>Main class has no affect. It may be a limitation or a bug. Unchecking Display 2d Components makes the lines disappear but the end display is probably not what you want. @Matt Panzer is this expected behaviour? Should class control extend to components displayed using Display 2d Components in Section Viewports? Kevin
  10. Kevin McAllister

    Importing a PDF while using a black background setup

    A simple workaround would be to draw a white rectangle, place it behind the PDF and group them together. Kevin
  11. Kevin McAllister

    Strange Behavior From Loft Surface tool

    My apologies, I missed describing one step which I do automatically. I went into a side view and rotated the "circular" NURBS (Command L multiple times) so its directional arrow aligned with the others . I did this before scaling it. To turn on "show direction" click on one of the NURBS curves and select the "show direction" checkbox in the OIP. Kevin
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    Strange Behavior From Loft Surface tool

    There seems to be a problem with the way VW interacts with the "circular" NURBS object (note that it is in fact a different type of object and has a radius field in the OIP). I was able to get it to work by switching to top/plan, selecting and grouping the circular NURBS, scaling the Y direction up from 0.75" to 0.755" (use the centre point as reference to keep it aligned), ungrouping and then lofting. Although there is a workaround I think its worth submitting this as a bug. The "circular" NURBS behaves differently with other operations as well. I normally troubleshoot loft issues like this by splitting the NURBS curves along their axis of symmetry but the Split Tool wouldn't work on the "circular" NURBS. Kevin
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    Whole in organic solid

    How did you create the original object? Are you able to share the problem file? If your object is symmetrical (its a bit hard to tell in the screen shots) I would split it in half using the Split Tool, discard the bad half, mirror the remaining half and recombine the two pieces as a Solid Addition. Kevin
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    v.2020 now available

    Is this with snapping for the PDF turned on or off? I've found that a lot of snaps/snapping point does this. I believe the snap/snap highlighting system is still single core and hasn't been migrated to the VGM yet. Turn off snaps to test. The selection system was recently moved over so I would assume the snap system is on the list to be upgraded. Maybe @JuanP knows more. Kevin
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    Ability to map graphic to a swept path is gone in VW 2020

    Does the swept path have a Fill attribute or is it set to none? Can you post an example VW file? Kevin
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    Scaffolding Problem

    The easiest solution is to convert copies of both objects to NURBS and use the Analysis Tool. Click on both NURBS objects with the Analysis Tool and it will generate 3d loci where they intersect. Kevin
  17. Kevin McAllister

    Nurbs to polyline

    I tend to work mostly with polylines. From your examples above you can see the advantage. In the polygon, the curve is inherently made up of many small straight segments. In the polyline, VW dynamically creates segments for display using the render settings quality level and creates segments for geometry (eg. when you make an extrude) using the 2d Conversion Resolution preference. The polyline curve is defined mathematically as a curve or series of curve segments. Kevin
  18. Kevin McAllister

    Open Beta Program

    This is a direct follow up to a discussion about how releases work (specifically 64 bit) happening in a thread about the new Mac Pros in the General Discussions forum.... I would like to suggest that NV explore an open beta program for future releases like many other companies have (McNeel Rhino and FormZ come to mind, Autodesk also has many free "projects"). Perhaps it would be specifically targeted to Service Select members since they already have accounts and a support pipeline to report bugs. This would follow on the success of the new open-ness in the forums and would be a perk for those of us that are interested. I'm already reporting a significant number of bugs, it would be great to test out the new technologies as well. Kevin
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    Disappearing Title Block

    Thanks for the followup! Too early to tell. I've only had TBBs disappear in VW2020. Most of the other sheet layer issues seem to be resolved so far. If I can find a reproducible version of this I will most definitely bug submit it. So far its been quite random. Kevin
  20. Kevin McAllister

    Drawing Label Scale Margin Also Adjusts Sheet Number

    Interesting. I've never noticed this before. In my testing, it behaved the same way in both VW2019 and VW2020 so I'm not sure its new behaviour. Kevin
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    Disappearing Title Block

    I had trouble with title blocks disappearing in VW2020 today as well. Mine were in a file that I brought forward from VW2019. They disappeared after working in the Title Block Manager and exiting. I closed and reopened the file to have them reappear. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov are there known issues with title blocks disappearing in VW2020? Kevin
  22. Kevin McAllister

    Icons for Associated Dimensions Not Displayed

    I'd be curious if green constraint boxes are being handled by the VGM yet. Many "tool" type graphics are not. There is something up with them in VW2020. I had some randomly sprinkled across a sheet layer today. Kevin
  23. I would like a setting to have the Library Catalog update automatically at an off peak time I choose. I want to set this in preferences and never be asked about updating the library catalog again. Kevin
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    v.2020 now available

    Best 2020 feature so far - Tools>Batch Rename ūüéČ Kevin
  25. Works pretty well so far. Its a little bit odd though when editing class names when hierarchical display is turned on. Its a bit weird to only be able to edit part of the name and a bit annoying that I can't then edit a hierarchical category name and have it update all the classes below it. It needs to be all in or all out. Right now its sort of half in..... Kevin


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