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  1. Learning to use GIS has been on my to-do list for a few years. Excited to see how this new VW GIS feature performs! FYI, QGIS is a 17-year old open source GIS project. It's available on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Android(beta) and looks to be very capable. https://www.qgis.org/en/site/ I know ESRI dominates the GSI world. But, I wonder if QGIS might be useful to un-trap some of the resources in ESRI-world and become useful in VW. Kudos VW Developers!
  2. Looks good. As the Teaser Tuesdays are demonstrated, can you list the device info: brand, cpu, gpu, ram, etc?
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    Installed SP4 not callouts aren't working right

    After restarting my PC, and reopeing VW, the callout works. After installing the 2019 SP 4, I opened a file to edit. I guess, after installing an update, you need to restart the computer.
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    Installed SP4 not callouts aren't working right

    Not working for me either. Well, everything works except no leaders. Even if you add a leader...no leader, only the text box shows. Same issue whether a new file from the Blank template, or in an existing file. Existing callout leaders look fine until you add a leader, then the original leader disappears.
  5. The Sheet Grids are helpful for layout. But they don't usually need to be printed. Why not make them non-printing by default? If there is a need to print, have a per sheet toggle to print, and even a global toggle in the Publish Dialog to print or not. A related wish is for a non-printing class, and even a non-printing design layer. A similar concept is found in word processors for Formatting Marks, which even if visual, will not print.
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    NAS Users

    Hi, I've been using the 4-bay Synology 414 NAS for about 5 years. Created project folders on the NAS and then mapped them as drives on my PC Desktop (cat5) and Notebook (wireless). Also put a VW Resources folder on the NAS so both machines link to the same folder. Configure that in VW Preferences. Been very pleased. At times, the notebook via wireless felt sluggish. Switched to a Synology router and have not had that issue since. The NAS has two RJ-45 network ports. If you have a managed switch (which I'm considering) it is supposed to eliminate data traffic bottlenecks...I think. Synology also has an app called Drive which works similar to Dropbox. This is handy for current projects that I can sync to my notebook and take it on the road and have access to the data on the notebook. If you're looking to buy, get the Plus Series: https://www.synology.com/en-us/products/series/plus
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    Best Practice Workflow To Export Revit to IFC For Vectorworks

    Not from this forum. I did search for Revit export to IFC and found some step by step guides. Haven’t asked the architect to try it yet.
  8. Background info: An architect client uses Revit. They usually export to DWG and that works okay, but it seems to be somewhat of a hassle for them. Not sure why. They have shared some Revit files, but the import feature in VW 2017 and 2018 does not produce a usable VW file. I asked them to try an export to IFC. The didn't know how to do that... So, I'm looking for a best practice guide to give to them for exporting Revit to IFC. Request To Vectorworks: PLEASE publish a straightforward step by step process for a Revit user to export an IFC file which will be usable for VW. If this exists, I couldn't find it. A VW webpage dedicated to a Revit to IFC Workflow would be very helpful for VW users. We can send our Revit clients to it. This would also be a great marketing opportunity to Revit users who may be interesting in switching to VW. Thanks!
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    Printer recommendation

    Look at the ink cartridges. HP are 30-38ml at $30-$35 each. $1.00/ml Canon are 130ml at $65 each. $0.50/ml Aside from any other feature comparison, Canon has a cheaper operating cost with a lot fewer cartridge changes. Several years ago I was comparing HP and Epson and chose Epson because of the ink system had larger cartridges and was far cheaper per ml. HP does make good printers with nice features, but every time I compare, it seems like they make printers to sell ink.
  10. What is B- thing? I can’t figure out from the thread or searching the forums.
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    Vectorworks Dark Interface for Windows 10

    Jweston, see Uglycat's second post above.
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    Vectorworks Dark Interface for Windows 10

    Well done! Thanks for figuring this out. Very helpful.
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    Vectorworks Dark Interface for Windows 10

    That looks very nice. I’ve tried to do this and not getting the same results. 1. I’m getting a white border around all buttons and other elements. 2. The application title bar background color is not black or dark gray like your screen shot. Perhaps you could share your theme and color settings screenshots. I’ve tried multiple options and not making progress. Thanks!
  14. Yes, good catch! I fixed it. Thanks!
  15. The testing chart was very interesting. I tested my two rigs, one being the SurfaceBook w/ Performance Base. Computer Name Computer Model OS CPU CPU Cores(c)/Threads(t) CB R15- CPU Score CB R15 - CPU Score – Single Thread GPU CB RB15 – GPU Score OpenGL Performance Heaven Benchmark Score Cinebench Version PCT3500 Dell Precision T3500 Windows 10 64bit Xeon W3670 @ 3.20 GHz 6c / 12t 741 101 Quadro K5000 59.74 Good R15 PCSB- PE Microsoft SurfaceBook w/ Performance Base Windows 10 64bit Core i7-6600U @ 2.6 > 2.81 GHz 2c / 4t 318 136 GeForce GTX 965M 69.77 Good R15 This SurfaceBook runs VW and other apps great, and beats the T3500 for OpenGL renderin. For non-OpenGL rendering, I'll revert to the 6-core (12 logical processors) T3500 which is much faster.

 

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