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  1. Please contact me at tom@kda.nyc if you have a licence for sale. Thanks! Tom
  2. Why can I not dock the snapping pallet like other pallets? What it the purpose of treating this one pallet differently?
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    BUG -Auto-Pan No Longer Working

    Selecting objects and then moving the objects and mouse to the edge of the screen used to result in auto panning the drawing in that direction - allowing you to drag objects to other parts of the drawing. This does not seem to be working in 2019
  4. Just to break up my endless rants of complaints and grumblings - I want to publically state how great the Lumion Live sync integration is. We are evaluating with a trial version now and we are so impressed. So I have spent about a day teaching myself Lumion. I then upgraded to Lumion Pro Trial which caused me to lose all the work that I did the regular trial, but then did give me a good benchmark of how fastI can create a scene with a properly set up VW model. Of course in reality - there is back and forth - and the VW model has tweaked life - which is amazing. Though as we go forward, we expect to get better at building and texturing our models in a way that makes the Lumion process faster from the beginning (namely - simply texturing everything in VW to allow for retexturing in Lumion). Anyway... I whet from my VW model that looked like this; to these renderings in about an hour - not including the rendering time - which was about 2-4 minutes per image at "Print" resolution. We are very pleased with the effort to results ratio with this workflow. 
  5. It docks on the top or bottom - but not in line with the other pallets - it take up its own row at the top - shrinking the screen - and has a completely unique docking behaviour. It's like they forgot to upgrade the docking pallet with the others.
  6. The space tool and VW do not seem to get along. Why does it take forever for the tool to even activate - it's a good 3-5 seconds after clicking on the space tool before VW is ready to start drawing one. Changing the attributes, even if it is just a fill colour - takes forever. Why? For all the cool things VW can do - why does the space tool give it so much trouble?
  7. VW should start playing nice with Twinmotion. Archicad and Revit have a nice model sync and seemingly more intelligent object control in Twinmotion - VW should work with them to get one too. This would open up all sorts of possibilities. If that is too much - maybe an optimized Twinmotion OBJ export - as the one right now has some serious flaws. This is what I want! UNREAL FOR LIFE
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    Why Does VW have so much trouble with Spaces?

    I am working on an office layout - and that 3-5 seconds I mentioned is a gross underestimation. I am seeing 10-20 second delays. The only saving grace is we use the data tool for room tags, so we no longer have to edit the space to edit the space name, or change the tag style.
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    Why Does VW have so much trouble with Spaces?

    There are a few times where we want to use it because it helps with scheduling, space names, and room size charts - but it is sooo laggy it makes me nuts. Compared to a door or window that has 100s of options, built in 3D components and standard textures and nested classes - it seems like it should be a pretty simple object. I think it is somehow just coded really inefficiently - it also is an object that leads to crashes.
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    Lumion Ingratiation is Amazing

    @James H. That is straight out of Lumion. They have a rendering filter that adds a more camera accurate flare - but this is not that. They have some live flare effect - that causes this even when you are walking around the model. I love it - my partner thinks it is annoying.
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    Lumion Ingratiation is Amazing

    @Kevin Allen A mix, though mostly assigned in Lumion - as you can see in the VWX model - we used colours to distinguish textures then assigned them in Lumion. We though the texture library would be slightly better than it is in Lumion, which is why we did it that way. But this is not how I would do it moving forward. Lumion is very good at bringing the Diffuse map in, and so it is better to create the texture in VW, then modify the gloss, reflectivity in Lumion, rather than creating it from scratch in Lumion. There are no lights other the skylight in Lumion. That is one of my favourite things so far - is that it is REALLY easy to get nice daylight. We have not gotten into placing lights in the Lumion model for night and evening shots yet.
  12. We need to have the option to show the 3D tags on both sides. Now that I am experimenting with the interior elevation tool - I want the door tag on the door every time it shows up in an elevation. Right now it only shows up if the elevation is on the outside of the door.
  13. How do I update all notes with new wording from the database? I figured that if I use the database, then it would coordinate the notes - so if a specification or phrasing needed to change - I could make the change once - then all affected notes would be updated. But it seems I still need to go around to each not individually and update it - which is hardly better than copying and pasting. Am I missing something?
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    GRAPHICS Show down...

    I have been a Nivida guy my whole life...and I have no idea why - at all. I guess I understand their lineup better. So as I am looking for a new computer, I thought I would reach out to see what the community feels about this. So for you Windows folk - what is your preference??
  15. I am the worst kind of computer buyer - a specs snob without enough techincal knowledge to justify it. Is a 2080 worth the 200 dollar upcharge from a 2070? A recent computer death has me looking at the bigger picture. I am not sure if it makes more sense to buy cheaper machines and update every 30-36 months, or spend more money for a better machine and stretch the life to 44-50 months. Does the cheaper and replace more often leave me and my staff consitantly underpowered? Or does the more expensive longer life plan give me 1 year of good preformance that is counter acted by 1 year of crappy preformance on the back end when all the components are half a decade old? What do people recomend? Any good insites on good laptops + desktops to consider for my replacement machine?
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    Computers + Managing the Fleet

    @Paulo Ferrari Thank you!! Sounds top of the line and likely too rich for our blood - but if you have any good suppliers that sell machines with those specs - I would love to take a look!
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    Computers + Managing the Fleet

    @zoomer I did not know that. I certianly do not want dual since VW can't use 2. Thanks!
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    advice on graphics cards

    @ASagatovVW Thanks. I will take a look.
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    advice on graphics cards

    Soooo... my computer died yesterday, and want to see if there is any option on a good windows desktops and what graphics cards are out there. AMD vs Nivida? Is the 20 series worth it over the 10 series?
  20. Changing a misspelled word from the spell check - causes the program to go non-responsive. Sometimes it comes back - but after5 min or so I usually give up. Something is VERY labour intensive about the spell check now.
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    Until Next Time

    @MullinRJ Ha - Raymond has alerted me that my intended tone was not apparent - so I guess I should clarify - Jim - you are awesome. Thank you for your work. Do not worry - I am not really leaving for Cheif architect because of your departure. I hope you find what you are looking for... Rest of VW... You have big shoes to fill.
  22. Editing the Interior Elevation Tag graphics takes forever! Changing the tag class, color, or tag style creates a huge lag. The graphics of the tag need to be separated from the complex inner workings of the tool itself.
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    Until Next Time

    I get busy for a few months -and when I come back - all has gone to hell.... You were the only thing keeping me here - I am moving the firm over to Chief.
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    I am encountering a series of FRUSTRATING behaviors from the structural member tool. If I change the 3D class settings for my beam (which is the only way to actually change the class of the object) - it changes the height settings of the attached columns. Officially giving up on this tool and going back to extrudes. These things are soooo glitchy and just spontaneously brake themselves. Not ready for primetime - feels like still early alfa.
  25. I am resubmitting this. Now that we have wall styles and door and window styles - we need Viewport Styles. The would work in the same way - where certain attributes are controlled by style and others by instance. Really I want to set up Plan Style, an RCP Style, a Furniture Plan style, etc. Then later when we realize we need to turn on the sprinkler riser class on the plan - we do not have to go to all 30 plans to make that change - we can make the change to the style and all viewports would update automatically. Or if we need to make a class override on all plans to show...something - do that globally to the style.


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