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  1. Pat

     

    Thinking that Open GL is a potential source of some issues. Have NOT pinpointed any specifics, but my traditional use of Open GL has shifted to Custom with LOW settings to speed the process. Especially when test rendering to see how a Image Shader aligns.

     

    One odd thing I have noted. The Re Render that is indicated at the bottom of the drawing often needs an additional  Re Render to see the real view (¿ Why ?).

     

    Like wise I see this Rendering Indicator flash on when I perform some simple  (Non Rendered) functions. The attached shows when I was nudging in a 3D view at it looks like it Re Renders each time. ¿ 

     

    Suggestions are Appreciated !

     

    Peter

  2. Pat

     

    Please see the attached

     

    followed your - create a new User account - scenario

    The results were the same

     

    1 - Items are selected, yet they do NOT appear to be selected. (Pillar in this file)

    2 - The 3D Preference did NOT take effect when the Top / Plan switched to a 3D view

     

    Next Step ?

     

    (FYI - It took the better part of an hour to go through all the motions needed for the - create a new User account - scenario including the double log in for VW and the 5 min spinning ball waiting the online part.)

     

    Peter

  3. Resetting Defaults to match Workflow.

     

    Once upon a time there was an excellent drawing / drafting application called Claris CAD.
    At the time, the sign & POP firm I worked at switched from AutoCAD to Claris CAD.
    Graphics were the main issue. The Mac & Claris CAD handled them quite well. Text images etcetera.

     

    One feature that Claris CAD had (… as I remember) was the ability to alter (¿ any ?)  default settings in a dialog box to the users choice. Perfect for a smooth customized workflow. It would be a great advantage for VectorWorks to directly have this feature. (… or to know how to implement this feature ?)

     

    Example: Rounded Corner rectangle. I have never had the need for a such a shape with Proportional Corners. That option appears to be the Default in the Object Info Palette. What I have learned to do as a work-around is to draw this shape with the Shift key held down, and the Corner option defaults to Symmetrical in the Object Info Palette. This requires me to then reshape the Rounded Corner rectangle if I actually wanted a rectangle. What is good: The ninth handle functions as expected.

     

    More steps to accomplish what could / should be simple.

     

    Example Question: ¿How does one change the default of ALL in the Custom Selection to ANY, short of altering with the pull down arrow every time? (¿ And why does the pull down arrow disappear ?)

     

    On the Mac there are setting that require the use of the terminal to alter, yet they can be altered to your needs. Is there a way to look at a specific VW / RW file and edit it ?


        Pre Pandemic - VW 2013 / MacBook Pro 2013
        Post Pandemic VW 2022 / MacBook Pro 2021

     
    Mac OS 11.6.5  - MacBook Pro - VW Designer 2022 SP3.1 (646432) 64-bit

     

    ¿ Am I missing a step ?

              Suggestions are always appreciated !

     

    Peter

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  4. Texture adjustments in Obj Info not taking

     

    Something is not normal - Applied an image shader based texture to an extrude. Needed an additional 3D component with the same texture. Needed to align it so it looked like a seamless graphic. (Had already adjusted the other two locations with the Offset H&V in the Obj Info dialog.

     

    Could not adjust / change the Offset H & V until the Attribute Mapping tool was selected.

     

    ¿ What is the indication when the screen blinks ? (as though the object is locked...)

     

    What am I missing ?

     

    Peter

  5. Kevin M

     

    Thanks for the suggestions

     

    Please see the attached Movie

     

    3D / 3D Hybrid Symbols are the basis for a simple efficient, decades old workflow we use. (... it is like playing with Colorforms ) I find Auto Hybrid to be a bit flaky - looking different in different views. Not behaving the same way symbol to symbol. Not as easy (Before VW 2022) to edit. I have attempted to use them. I tried moving the 2D Layer component in Auto Hybrid symbols assuming that this would provide the desired 2D plan view and simplicity of manipulation. So far it is more effort than value.

     

    The 3D makes 2D results in excessively complex Plan View geometry. Don't see how it is a viable solution for me.

     

    If you look at the 2D / 3D Symbol (Middle) it is very simple in 2D, with only a rectangle to select and position, while the multi part 3D component is not visible in a Top / Plan view. The Auto Hybrid  & the 3D makes 2D  result in dozens of possible points to select in a Top / Plan view that would only inject error into the process.

     

    Thanks again

     

    Peter

     

     

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  6. Pat

     

    Thanks as always ...

     

    Affirmative to the Graphic Switching off ...

        Move made after a restart of VW and Computer.

     

    I am thinking that some of these anomalies I have experienced with 2022 point to Open GL.

     

         Suggestions are always appreciated !

    Peter

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  7. Preferences 3D Tab  - Default 3D view Render Mode / View Projection

     

    How do you get the Default 3D view Render Mode / View Projection setting to take effect

     

    Please see attached movie

     
    Mac OS 11.6.5  - MacBook Pro - VW Designer 2022 SP3.1 (646432) 64-bit
    Intel i9 / AMD Radeon

     

    ¿ What am I missing ?

     

                Suggestions are always appreciated !

     

    Peter

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  8. Eliminate unwanted Face Override Texture mapping

     

    After struggling with several frustrating situations, I have deleted the Texture Tool  from the active workspace and returned to my regularly scheduled workflow. It appears that the Texture Tool automatically was selected when I applied a texture from the Resource Manager onto a selected object.

     

    I still hit these anomalies where the Object appears to have texture Face Override when none is desired.

     

    ¿ How do you reset the texturing in the Obj Info so that the applied texture is only Overall ?


    Mac OS 11.6.5  - MacBook Pro - VW Designer 2022 SP3.1 (646432) 64-bit
    Intel i9 / AMD Radeon

     

    Suggestions are always appreciated !

     

    Peter

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    Delete Face Texturing.png

    Texture Overall.png

  9. No Escape

     

    Hit several locations where I intuitively pressed the escape key only to find I was stuck in position. This location was Symbol replacement. Did not have the needed symbol, intended to escape out of the process. Stumbled till I clicked on an open space in the drawing. Others I have encountered (I believe…) are all based on items in the Resource Manager.
     

    A consistent workflow has been a hallmark or VW / RW


    Mac OS 11.6.5  - MacBook Pro - VW Designer 2022 SP3.1 (646432) 64-bit
    Intel i9 / AMD Radeon

     

    Suggestions ?

    Peter

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    No Escape.png

  10.  
    Objects selected but not visibly selected

     

    This is similar to the issue with editing 2D/3D Hybrid Symbols
    In that case, Object appear selected, yet they are invisible. or.. Objects are invisible, yet appear when zooming or changing views.


    In the attached example items are selected & visible (Open GL Rendering) yet they do not appear to be selected

     

    Mac OS 11.6.5  - MacBook Pro - VW Designer 2022 SP3.1 (646432) 64-bit

    ¿ What am I missing ?


                Suggestions are always appreciated !

    Peter

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  11. Mac OS 11.6.5  - MacBook Pro - VW Designer 2022 SP3.1 (Build 646432)

     

    Apply a texture from the Resource Manager

    Info Dialog shows the intended texture - exture does not render with that texture until the thickness is other than zero.

     

    Has occurred several times -not all the time an extrude is "zero" -  Restarting VW / RW  appears to solve the issue for the short term.

     

     

    What am I missing ? - Suggestions

     

    Peter

  12. Render - Re Render ... Yet need to re render

     

    Mac OS 11.6.5  - MacBook Pro - VW Designer 2022 SP3.1 (Build 646432)

     

    Select Rendered Saved View & scene renders

    Edit Back Ground resource.

    View auto re renders

    View Does not show the changes made ?

    Need to re select the saved view to re render.

     

    ¿ What am I seeing when VW/RW auto re renders ?

     

    Suggestions

     

    Peter

     

  13. Pat

     

    Thanks

     

    More clicking - Noticed it works best entering from the 2D world.

     

    1. Is there a way to set this as the default when editing an existing 2D / 3D Hybrid.

    2. Add a feature to the next up grade to turn the Component Dialog off.

          Please and Thank You from those of us with small screens

     

     

    Peter

     

  14. Pat

     

    Pat

     

    Thanks as always ...

    VW / RW up to date

     

    FYI:

    Pre Pandemic - MacBook Pro 2013 with VW/RW Designer 2013

    Post Pandemic - MacBook Pro 2021 with VW/RW Designer 2022

     


    More disappearing geometry

     

          ¿ Possibly something with the MacBook Pro ?

     

    See the attached - If I can make a movie of it, it is not a one shot problem

     

    One clue may be ... when I save and close a drawing that is in a rendered state, those files are more likely to be problematic when re opened for editing.

     

    Suggestions are better than the continued frustrations

     

    Peter

     

  15. Pat

     

    Thanks as always ...

     

    FYI:

    Pre Pandemic - MacBook Pro 2013 with VW/RW Designer 2013

    Post Pandemic - MacBook Pro 2021 with VW/RW Designer 2022

     

    I am slowly (painfully!) learning to click once to select, then right click. Amaizing how many time I apply the wrong texture with key strokes executed for years.

     

     

    I do NOT utilize a mouse - I "right" click with the option key & track pad

     

    See the attached - went to the 2013 MacBook Pro / VW 2013 and used the same approach with out any issues

     

    ¿ Possibly something with the MacBook Pro ?

     

    Peter

     

     

  16. Matt

     

    Thanks ...

     

    Two problems here. One - (Went back and checked this ...) Unable to visually tell that the Organization Dialog is Sorted by the heading Op... (Something that I would never intentionally click on.) (Its that little arrow !) As the Op... is the same for the Layers in this case, (don't use this feature) the Stacking order appears correct.

     

    So... based on this, I could see how the drag & drop function may NOT work as expected, but... Yet, why is one is able to double click a Layer enter a new Stacking Order in the Edit Design Layer dialog box, then hit the return?

    The VW Help pop up appears on top, of this Edit Design Layer dialog box then tells you that there are other way to do this, though there is no indication that what you just were able to do, will not work.

     

    Very frustrating.

     

    Peter

  17. Pat

     

    Updated VW

         Still happens ... Right clicking to edit or to apply

     

    I use the track pad on the MacBook Pro and left  hand on the keyboard.

    The video shows that, unless I click the resource first, then right click to edit, it edits what ever was selected (Often out of view). This is aggravating as I almost always apply / edit textures with a right click inside the Resource Browser.

     

    ¿ Something is not set right ?   Same drawing method dating back to

    (even before ?) VW 2013


    Mac OS 11.6.5  - MacBook Pro - VW Designer 2022

    Suggestions ?

    Peter

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  18. Pat

     

    I find that the Legacy Screen Plane appears to resets it self. (¿ Something I do ? / something automated ?)

    Here is an example where the Worksheet  appeared on the Layer Plane ( ¿ a useless location ?)So... added steps to correct, what once was not an issue.

     

     
    Mac OS 11.6.5  - MacBook Pro - VW Designer 2022

    Suggestions ?

    Peter

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    Legacy Re Set.png

  19. Backlit shader example

     

    Question:  Does someone have an example of the Backlit shader in action. Preferably a Texture with an Image for the color shader ?

     

    The Backlit shader appears to wash out any Image I include with it in a Texture.

     

    Suggestions are appreciated

     

    Peter

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