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  1. Hi Neil, sorry for the delayed reply. This functionality did exist in the 2017 version of vectorworks but was removed from 2018. For instance, using Spotlight and working on a live event setup, I may have several items of scenery grouped together on a layer. I request comes in for an alternate look to some of these items, just for review. With VWX 2017, I could double click on the group, and say I duplicate an object in place, then I could assign that duplicate to a different layer for possible re-use, and then edit the original object within that group. Sometimes it is not desirable to ungroup everything just to move an object to another layer, then re-group it all again. Make sense? I actually did double check my old version of 2017 and that functionality works great, but is no longer part of 2018???
  2. I would like to request that a feature I used quite often in v2017 be added back to v2018. This feature allows you to change the "layer" assignment of an object that is grouped with others. This feature was added to v2017 and I found it a very valuable and time saving item that I used almost daily. I will have several items grouped together, and when I double click on that group to edit the contents, having the ability to remove an item from the group and assign it to a different layer was a huge benefit for my workflow. Of course this object would then not be part of that group any longer, but retain it's position on another layer. For me, that other layer is typically one I call "not used", a layer for items I may need again while working. Since this has been lost in 2018, I now have to copy the item, delete it from my group, then change layers, and then paste it. This removes me from my workflow that I enjoyed so much in 2017. Please, please, add this feature back to 2018... db
  3. When using VWX2017, I could group several objects, and then when I double click on the group to edit that group, I have the ability to select an object and then change it's layer assignment from within that group. This is no longer part of the workflow with VWX2018? I just did a side by side test to confirm this between the two versions. Having the ability to send an object to another layer from within a group was a huge bonus for my workflow in 2017, and I truly miss not having this ability in 2018. I hope this is just an oversight and will be added back to v2018? As I remember, this functionality was added to v2017 well after it was released. Does anyone know if there is a preference I need to adjust for this to be available in 2018? I can't seem to find one..... Thanks in advance....db
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    Editing Groups

    Thanks Pat....
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    Editing Groups

    When using VWX2017, I could group several objects, and then when I double click on the group to edit that group, I have the ability to select an object and then change it's layer assignment from within that group. This is no longer part of the workflow with VWX2018? I just did a side by side test to confirm this between the two versions. Having the ability to send an object to another layer from within a group was a huge bonus for my workflow in 2017, and I truly miss not having this ability in 2018. I hope this is just an oversight and will be added back to v2018? As I remember, this functionality was added to v2017 well after it was released. Does anyone know if there is a preference I need to adjust for this to be available in 2018? I can't seem to find one..... Thanks in advance....db
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    Straight Truss Tool not working since SP1

    Hi Adam, I found a work-a-round for this posted by Markdd, here is the link to his post below, click on it to be taken to the thread: Once you re-build the user folder the tool works properly, but then you will also need to replace your document templates, workspaces, etc... This is worth doing, not too bad on re assembling the user folder once the new one is created. db
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    Straight Truss Tool not working since SP1

    Thanks J, I tried that but the installer would not move ahead without seeing the old app. Another thread suggested re-setting the user folder. Once I did so, the truss tool works properly. db
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    Straight and Curved truss

    Thanks Markdd, Resetting the user folder did allow the truss tool to work, as well as make older symbols visible that I created with the truss tool pf previous VWX versions. I agree with Kevin though, this SP should have been reviewed and thoroughly tested to ensure everything is working properly..... db
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    Straight Truss Tool not working since SP1

    I am having the same issue, truss tool will draw a line but no truss is created. In the past I created symbols using the truss tool from older versions of VWX. These symbols do not appear visibly when I copy paste them onto a new document. I can see the old symbols when I open that particular file, but I can't use those symbols on a new drawing? JBenghiat - can you explain installing SP1 in a clean folder? When you launch the SP1 installer, it asks for the location of the VWX application? Thanks in advance.....db
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    Video Scree - multiple projector option not avail?

    Just found out that it is a small code bug that should be fixed soon in the regular Spotlight version. db
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    Video Scree - multiple projector option not avail?

    Thanks Rob, I do see that I can add a second projector per zone using the blended tool. The project I am drawing is a combination of a widescreen & 16:9 screens. Seems odd that adding a second projector for a single zone screen would be removed and only available on the blended tool? db
  12. Hello everyone, I am using VWX 2018 SP1 - Spotlight w/Rederworks on a fully loaded 12 core late 2013 Mac Pro. Recently I upgraded from 2017, and I have been using Vectorworks since it was Mini-Cad. Question: When I insert a Video Screen object, I no longer seem to have the option of multiple projectors for a single screen? See attached screen shot. Look about 3/4 down on the properties menu, notice that the "Multiple Projector" option is grayed out and not accessible? This has always been a very straight forward check box on all past versions of Spotlight and the Landru design tools. Has this changed in 2018? Do I need to do something differently? Is this a forthcoming bug fix? I have yet to load the latest Landru tools plugins but will be doing so soon, I doubt this will be a problem using the Landru versions..... Thanks in advance......db
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    Import data to Speaker tool?

    I am using VW2013 and see that the speaker tool has several generic audio speakers included (d&b, EAW JF80's, Nexo LS1200, etc). This is very handy if you use these speakers on a project. However, I typically use different boxes pending on the supplier chosen. I have been attempting to insert a new speaker type in the generic list with no luck....Is there a way to import data for a particular type of speaker form a symbol with the data included? I know that I can manually enter & save a speaker type, but it would be nice to pull from symbols.... Thanks in advance.....
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    VW2011 locked up while exporting 2008 format?

    Yes I did, and still the same issue.
  15. While exporting a large Vectorworks 2011 file to v2008, the program froze up, spinning wheel and showing non responsive, so I force quit the app. When I try to re-open the file it hangs up while trying to verify the file? Help, I have several hours of work into this project, and the backup file is doing the same thing. Any suggestions??? Using a 27" iMac 2.93 Quad i7, 16gb Ram, 1gb video card, VW 2011 SP2 Thanks in advance db

 

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