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Elite Exhibits

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  1. Final Quality Render issue with the Unified View option Checked ... VW / RW 2020 SP 3.1 (Build 537701) - OSX 10.15.4 iMac Pro Editing several Existing Symbols in a new drawing. Unified View Checked by Default. Symbols Render sans some textures (Monitor screen texture appear as white). Check that existing Symbol / Existing Textures are still in place. Unchecking Unified View / Re render Final Quality obtains a render with existing textures as expected. See attached Known Issue ? - Peter Unified View Rendering Error Anomalies.mov
  2. Pat Thanks again for your assistance Do not want the Auto-Hide feature - Thanks ... Just want the desired Pallet to Open / Close with the Keyboard Shortcut. I have it set up to the point where 2020 now behaves as desired. However, you should note that the mix of "+ & -" signs, in the upper left, still exist in the Pallets even though they ALL remain open. Affirmative to the ... are you using a Custom Workspace, But Negative to the ... that you have imported. I typically have a lean Workspace sans the tools and features that are not needed in our discipline. Thanks Again - Peter
  3. Active Camera View - Walkthrough to adjust Keyframe Is there a step missing in this process? Attempting to adjust the Keyframe View / Camera View(s), in an Animation Path, to Smooth out the Fly Freely final movie. Is there a missing step that saves the adjustments made with the Walkthrough Tool, while in the Activate Camera View? ... VW / RW HELP states: "To change the camera’s look-to point from an active camera view: 1. If the camera view is not already active, select the animation path and click Activate Camera View in the Object Info palette. A first-person camera view displays, and the animation path object is not visible in that view pane. The Walkthrough tool in Look Around mode becomes active. 2. Use the Walkthrough tool to change the camera’s active view (see Looking around a model). The camera on the animation path changes direction in real time, and the look-to point reflects the active camera view." Please and Thank You ... Please see the attached. Starting in the Top / Plan View Zoom: Fit to Page Area Wireframe Rendering Select the Animation Path by clicking on it with the cursor. Select the desired Keyframe (Camera View) to edit in the Object Info Pallet Select, Activate Camera View, in the Object Info Pallet Walkthrough Tool becomes active Adjust Camera View (Keyframe View) as desired with Walkthrough Tool. Select the next Keyframe (Camera View) to edit in the Object Info Pallet Select, Activate Camera View, in the Object Info Pallet Walkthrough Tool becomes active Adjust Camera View (Keyframe View) as desired with Walkthrough Tool. Back up to the previous Keyframe (Camera View) in the Object Info Pallet Select, Activate Camera View, in the Object Info Pallet Walkthrough Tool becomes active Previous adjustments with the Walkthrough Tool are no longer there, Keyframe View / Camera View has reverted to the initial location. What am I missing ? - Thanks - Peter Deactivate Camera View.mov
  4. Pat Maybe the question should be ... If the Document Preference > Plane Mode set to Screen Plane Only - Why is the program drawing in other than Screen Plane? Peter
  5. Pat 1. Updated VW/RW Designer Renderworks 2020 to SP 3.1 (Build 537701) (64-Bit) 2. Ran Script Results = 6775:FALSE 6776:FALSE Peter
  6. Add Keyframe Camera Graphic (Icon) issue When you move along a Fly Freely Animation Path, with the Time Slider in the Object Info Pallet, the Keyframe Camera Graphic (Icon) looks the same as an existing Keyframe. The indicator is the Add Keyframe option is now active in the Object Info Pallet. ¿ In VW HELP, the indication is that there is an alternate Keyframe Camera Graphic (Icon) ? Same occurs when utilizing the cursor to move a Keyframe Location along the Fly Freely Animation Path. Peter
  7. Pat I am missing something ... "Please try something for me: Copy the single line script below. Go to the Resource Manager, click the New Resource button a the bottom left and click Script. Select Palette-1 (or whatever it suggests) by clicking Select. The Assign Name dialog box will open. Click OK. Palette-1 will open and will show the script name, probably Script-1. Double click on the script. A dialog box will open. Tell me the results of that dialog box. When I run it I get. "6775: TRUE 6776:FALSE". Do you get the same?" ¿ Something to copy and paste into the Script ? Please let me know, when you have time … Thanks - Peter
  8. Brendon Clarification will assist me - Please and Thank You ... "Try putting the drawing into Screen Plane when moving the Keyframe or points on the path. This should prevent them from any motion in the z direction. Switch back to Layer or other plane mode as needed." Is Top / Plan View the same as ... putting the drawing into Screen Plane" Suggestions ? - Thanks - Peter
  9. Alex Would you - Please and Thank You ... Clarify ? ... If this is the case, this is a known issue when in direct front/back/side views that we are hoping to address in a future version of the software. I have struggled (VW / RW 2020) when moving Keyframes and Look-To points along a Fly Freely Animation path. A simple movement of a Keyframe along the animation path, adjusted while in the TOP / PLAN view, may result in a dramatic change in the "Z" location when viewed from the Ortho Front or Right view. Not as expected. Suggestions? - Thanks - Peter
  10. Klaus - Please and Thank You ... re post the image - Peter
  11. Pat - More information - see attached Screen Recording Document Preference > Plane Mode set to Screen Plane Only Edit 3D Component of an existing Hybrid Symbol Draw Circle - Object Info Pallet indicates that a Circle is selected / active Plane Option is Blank - No Circle is visible(?) Document Preference > Plane Mode still set to Screen Plane Only(?) In the Object Info Pallet - Select Working Plane / Symbol Definition from Drop Down. The Circle is now visible and selected / active in the Object Info Pallet. Change color of fill and pen, No visible change on the screen(?) Exit Symbol Edit Re-select / re-Edit 3D Component of same Hybrid Symbol. Circle is now visible - sans the fill / pen color changes Deselect Circle. Changes to the fill / pen color now appear as defaults(?) Re-select Circle. Change Plane in Object Info Pallet Drop Down to Screen Circle Disappears. Exit Symbol Edit - 2D Part of Hybrid is almost as expected - sans changes to the fill / pen color. Would need to Re-select / re-Edit 2D Component of same Hybrid Symbol, to finish As suggested, ill check for updates - Hard to imaging this many oddities in VW / RW 2020 (P.S. Notice the Pallets with the Minus & Plus Signs that both stay open ... ) Pat, Thanks Again - Peter Hybrid Workflow_1.mov
  12. Pat - Animation attached that shows some "MINUS" signs and some "PLUS" signs - Pallets open / close from the keyboard - The Minus Sign (Yellow Dot), on the Drawing it self, does as expected - It Minimizes Peter Minus Sign.mov
  13. Pat - Thanks again for the assistance. I have VW / RW 2020 on a machine at the house - because of a NO Work Situation at the office ... because of ... (No need to elaborate.) We recently purchased one copy of VW / RW 2020 as the iMacPro was new and 2019 was no longer sold. So it is like a new puzzle! ... odd and frustrating for a person who has worked with VW / RW since MiniCad went 3D. Checking back a few versions, it was quite quick and simple to edit the 3D Part of a Hybrid Symbol and draw / edit Screen Plane 2D Items. We use the 3D component, of a Hybrid Symbol, to accurately size & position the 2D component. We use Hybrid Symbols to quickly design & edit in Top Plan View. Top Plan View is a simple way to communicate with a client. The 3D part of a Hybrid Symbol makes for excellent perspective renderings. Clients may only give us their equipment CAD in 3D for our library. We simplify and create the Hybrid Symbol. Recently we have worked thru a company process to minimize what each Hybrid Symbol looks like in 2D & in 3D. We use almost 90% Hybrid Symbols in our discipline. Several past designers were quite zealous in their desire to create complexity, when little was actually needed for the desired end result. Hence the clean up process. The VW / RW 2020 methodology appears to make, what was a one step edit, into a 2 or 3 step process. I would have a hard time understanding why one would want the 2D Part of a Hybrid Symbol to be other than Screen Plane. As it stands, we would need to Draw / redraw "2D" as needed in Layer Plane, then re edit the Hybrid Symbol and convert to the desired Screen Plane. Based on this, the plan is to use an older version of VW / RW for this bulk process, and deal with the extra effort needed with 2020 on a one at a time basis. One would assume that, setting the Document Preference > Plane Mode to Screen would get you Screen Plane geometry(?). Any work around would be appreciated. - Thanks - Peter
  14. Pat, ... I think I have my solution, although it is not so obvious, NOR is it consistent. Based on your suggestion I clicked the "Minus" sign that is to the upper left of the Resource Manager Pallet. Assumed that a "Minus" sign would only minimize the Resource Manager Pallet, NOT toggle its ability to remain open vs Auto-Hide / Auto-Float. Oddly, the Attributes & the Working Plane Pallet both have this "Minus" sign ON in this Upper Left location & they stay open. They also open / close with Keyboard Commands as expected. Basic, Tools, & Object Info Pallets all have the "Plus" sign ON in the upper Left Location. (...a bug?) - Thanks - Peter
  15. Hybrid Symbol Edit, Visually Lacks New 2D Geometry When editing existing Hybrid Symbol in past Versions of VectorWorks, double clicking gave you the option to pick the 2-D or 3-D component Selecting 3-D, you could still draw and see additional 2-D Screen Plane objects. Exiting the hybrid symbol these added 2-D objects would become part of the Hybrid Symbol. 2020 requires a few additional clicks on the Component Edit Palette. Without clicking these options on the Component Edit Palette you are able to draw 2-D objects, they become active in the object info palette, but they are not visible on the screen? (a bug?) Where is a preference that allows the settings in the Component Edit Palette to be retained for the next use? ... or set to user requirements? This additional Component Edit Palette “feature” complicates the workflow. We typically draw our own monitors and electronics as Hybrid Symbols so that they are very simple to manipulate, yet accurate in a rendering. This helps speed the planning & editing times. The accuracy aids the client in visualizing the design. Example: Monitors & electronics often interface with signs, backing graphics or additional client components. A recent acquisition of new monitors require the need to check / modify several existing hybrid symbols. Excessively complex, now, in VW/RW 2020. Suggestions? - Thanks - Peter
  16. Question: Where is a preference to keep the Resource Manager Pallet “open”? VW / RW 2020 Being a piano player… I use the left hand / keyboard shortcuts to open and close pallets as I need them… In VW/RW 2020, has this behavior changed only for the Resource Manager Pallet? What am I missing? The Resource Manager Pallet never fully opens till the cursor is over it? Other pallets appear to behave as expected. Resource Manager Pallet is active in the Window>Pallet The Auto Hide settings under window>pallet options are off Suggestions? - Thanks - Peter
  17. Maintain Focus - VW/RW 2020 - Fly Freely Animation As in past Animation creation, is there a way to have all the Keyframes, in a Fly Freely Animation, Look at The center of a single 3D item or 3D Locus? Version: VW / RW 2020 What: Fly Freely Animation Item: Multiple Keyframes "Look-to point" Attempted to snap to the center of one specific 3D Object in the design. In Top / Plan View, then in right or front view. - Also used Multiple views. Moving the "look-to point", the Screen Hints indicate that it is snapping to the desired 3D center. End Result is an animation that drifts. i.e.: All Keyframes do NOT keep their focus, accurately, on the desired object Suggestions ? - Thanks - Peter
  18. 1. Create a Record Format. 2. Attached to Symbols. 3. Assign Values to fields based on specific symbol (Example Cost in dollars - Weight in pounds) 4. Place symbols on drawing. 5. Create Report / Worksheet. 6. Database Report lists Symbols in drawing. 7. Add Database headings to Show Symbol name, specific Record fields etcetera. 8. As expected, the Record Fields show correctly (... for example) Cost in dollars for each symbol. So ... Used the Sum Functioning for the Record Field "Cost" and it returns a simple count - i.e.: Number of Symbols in the column, NOT (... for example) the total Cost in Dollars. (The number at the top in the Database Header is also a similar "count") Question to answer: It would appear that the Sum function would need to be =Sum(E2.1 .. E2.18) to add the specific values in those Database E2 cells? Or am I thinking like this is Excel.? There are lots of Worksheet / Summation discussions in the Knowledge Base / Community, none that I have found to show how a list of specific Record Field Values are summed. Somewhere I am missing something. Intent is to create a Group of Symbols, with attached Costs in a Record Field, then have a DataBase Worksheet, show the Symbols, in the drawing, the per Symbol price, and a TOTAL price (or Total Weight, Total Shipping Volume etcetera) of the project as it proceeds in the design phase. The designer gets a quick sense of where they are compared to the budget. Any Suggestions (Thanks ... )
  19. Agreed … Long wanted to have selectable "Lock" icon in the Obj Info Palette. As is common in other applications. i.e.: Scale Proportionally between the W and the H dimensions). This would allow the selection of the Center of the specified item, one modified dimension and the other dimension would change proportionally, without being required to know what it would be. There is a multi step method to do this … but not a simple one - Especially if you are manually sketching - Peter
  20. Much appreciated … It appear that selection inconsistencies in VW have long thrown the process off. Example: Created a rectangle as a Layer Plane Object. It manually moves correctly in a perspective view, with the basic Selection Tool. 3d selection tool not required. Rotate the Layer Plane Object and it manually moves correctly in a perspective view, with the basic Selection Tool. Even if you make this Layer Plane Object into a Symbol. it manually moves correctly in a perspective view, with the basic Selection Tool. Just don't add a third dimension - Thanks again - Peter
  21. I use the Fixed Point Resize Tool to reshape some objects. A rectangle from the center for example. It has a failing or two. If a Line, for example, one that was drawn from the center, is to be reshaped, from the center, it must be at an angle other than Zero or 90. Any angle, just not Zero or 90. Try it. 1. Draw a line, from the center, with an Angle of Zero. 2. Fixed Point Resize Tool. 3. Select the center of the line. 4. Attempt to manually reshape the line from an end point. 5. Fixed Point Resize Tool Fails. 6. Rotate the line with the most minute fraction of a degree 7. Fixed Point Resize Tool 8. Select the center of the line 9. Fixed Point Resize Tool works as expected, resizing the line from the center. Point is ? I have used the Fixed Point Resize Tool to resize some strange 2D shapes and groups "from the center", selecting a corner of the "bounding box". Problem is selecting the center of the "bounding box". Not sure this is a solution to what Kevin is looking for. - Peter
  22. On a similar note … In a perspective view, should one be able to duplicate and manually move a symbol, or even a simple extrude, and have it remain on the Active Layer Plane? As an example, (see attached) when I place a 3D Symbol, in a perspective view, it appears to "float" across the floor (i.e.: the Active Layer Plane) maintaining perspective, until I double click. After this symbol is placed, manually moving it, does NOT keep it " on the Active Layer Plane". Holding the shift key restrains it in one direction, but not the others. - Still Puzzled - Peter
  23. Tim, excellant - thanks for the help - Peter
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