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  1. dbrumbach

    Mojave thinks 2019 is 32 bit

    I downgraded back to High Sierra after the Mojave 10.14.2 update. VWX 2019 started hanging up when I would edit annotations on a sheet layer right after that update. No issues since the downgrade back to High Sierra.
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    Camera Operator View

    It is important to set the focal length of the renderworks camera closer to 50mm. This closest resembles the way a human eye sees perspective. It may be hard to wrap your head around at first, because you may need to place the camera object much farther back than drawn to show the entire view you wish to see, or much closer than where it would be in real life for a tight shot. If you have the lens set at a wider focal length you get distorted objects in your scene.
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    VW2019-Hidden Line Viewport issues

    Thanks Simon, I’ll certainly give that a try when back in my office
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    eGPU and Vectorworks Testing

    I have thought of that and may explore in more depth once i have all the parts. I am starting to do more 3d scanning, and the processing software is PC only. if my components work as a hackintosh I would be very happy.
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    eGPU and Vectorworks Testing

    I just sold my totally maxed out Mac Pro while there is still value left in it. I am buying all the components to build a screaming fast PC. I will still use my MacBook Pro for travel & office work, but I’m personally tired of waiting for Apple to release decent pro level hardware. The new PC will be super fast (all the latest components including the i9 9900k processor, 64gb DDR4, HBM2 drive) all for a grand total of 3.2k. I will pull my AMD Vega Frontier edition out of my eGPU and use that for the time being, until the RTX NVidia cads come back down to earth. It’s unfortunate but time to go dual platform.
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    VW2019-Hidden Line Viewport issues

    Hi everyone, I am having the same issue that Simon experienced. I am running VWX 2019 with the latest Service Pack 2 on a MacBook Pro 2018 connected to an eGPU with AMD Vega Frontier edition card.I have not yet updated my OS to Mojave. I download the test file that Markdd posted, and it works correctly. Then I added a Christie truss object to his file and take a look at the results. The problem still occurs with the Christie truss but not the corner block? I assume this is an issue with some objects but not all? The video projector symbols are are also displaying classes that are off, very strange.
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    Hidden line rendering issue

    Hi Kevin, I am running 2019 with the latest Service Pack 2 on a MacBook Pro 2018 connected to an eGPU with AMD Vega Frontier edition card. I have not yet updated my OS to Mojave. Thanks for including the post from Simon about his similar experience. I however am still having the same issue. I did download the test file that Markdd posted, and it works correctly. Then I added a Christie truss object to his file and take a look at the results. The problem still occurs with the Christie truss but not the corner block? I assume this is an issue with some objects but not all? The video projector symbols are are also displaying classes that are off, very strange. All of the Christie truss is grouped on my file, so I ungrouped all one the DL, but it still renders incorrectly. I will also post this result on Simons thread.. Thanks again....db
  8. Hello everyone, I believe there is an issue using Hidden Line rendering on viewports placed on sheet layers. The issue I see: - "simplified" block geometry shows up for Christie truss - even if turned off - Projectors & cones appear even when turned off This issue does not appear when rendering hidden line on design layers, just on viewports added to sheets. See attached of the scene rendering correctly on a design layer. Is anyone else seeing this issue?
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    Hidden Line rendering issue

    Hello everyone, I believe there is an issue using Hidden Line rendering on viewports placed on sheet layers. The issue I see: - "simplified" block geometry shows up for Christie truss - even if turned off - Projectors & cones appear even when turned off This issue does not appear when rendering hidden line on layers, just on viewports added to sheets. See attached of the scene rendering correctly on a design layer. Is anyone else seeing this issue?
  10. 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???
  11. 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
  12. 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
  15. dbrumbach

    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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