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Samuel Derenboim

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  1. That plan as you can see isn't very simple either. Custom selection helps dramatically. In either case, I can't always wait for VW to help, but you can send the file to tech support, see what they can do, at least that's what i did earlier today. It took me all of 20 minutes experiment for the solution and another 10 to carefully modify the file. But trust me, I have a deadline this Friday myself, so I've been doubling down on solving this problem myself. Good luck in getting yours straightened as well!.
  2. Leecalisti, I figured out how to fix it. Before modifying the file, make sure you make a backup. However, this is the way i fixed it. I created a new layer - to be on the floor plan as the original layer. then I slowly started cutting and pasting the objects from one layer to the other. Make sure you have OpenGL set on 3d viewing. every time you cut and paste a new object, check to see if it now appears (one by one) in the new layer. For me, after i custom selected all the walls, i went into 3d to check if they appear at that time. Make sure you do this upon every cut and paste object. I feel sometimes there might be a 'problem' object that's preventing the screen from refreshing. Then slowly custom select the rest of the objects - 1 by 1 (in terms of object type). I did this the first time, and it didn't work because i didn't switch to 3d view open gl mode, and as a result it replicate d the same problem as before. Once i did it this way, I was able to restore the layer that had the problem. Usually - this occurs with one or two main layers that you might have. Once you restore the layer, delete the original, and set the story level to the default story level, whether it be finish floor, slab, etc... Make sure you save between every copy, otherwise if you copy and paste - to make sure you don't copy the problem object that corrupts the layer. Let me know if this works for you.
  3. Note this is a several day old back up file....it isn't the current one. What is it that could have corrupted the new file? I just need to know to avoid making the same mistake.... Also - Is corruption permanent?
  4. why did a backup version of the file work? Crossing my fingers, to make it keep working this way...
  5. Just checked the 1 monitor option - unfortunately i still get the same result....
  6. I'll try the 1 monitor route. Let's see what happens. Is there an ETA on SP2?
  7. No problem. I think the files just attached. Also something to note : scanline drawings work. Its just theres no way to modify curtainwalls or any objects in 3d other than plan. Note 2 - All objects when opening the file - show up. Then disappear. DxDiag_Win7.txt DxDiag_Win10.txt
  8. This is the Win 10 Machine. Yes - Both machines have SP1 installed. Will update config for win 7 machine shortly.
  9. Ok, just confirmed, its not an OS problem / driver, it's a VW problem. A win 7 machine is exhibiting the same symptoms.
  10. Okay, just restarted discovered a new thing.... When i pan / rotate in one direction - this shows up: Then I rotate in a different Direction and I get this again - Maybe this is a windows 10 thing? I will try to look at the model on a VW 2019 copy on a Win 7 machine. Be back soon.
  11. No, I've tried all 3 settings, I've also tried turning off GDI+Imaging and Anti-Aliasing and in 3d lowered one tick from detailed to responsive in 3d rotation. The thing is, it briefly appears, and then dissappears again. I can't figure out why. There were a few experiments i've done where the upper stories work when i enable the layer, but the lower story does not for some reason. This is really frustrating. I have a deadline by friday 😑 Maybe a restart will help. Be back shortly.
  12. Hi everyone, I'll be honest, I was always able to work through vectorworks upgrades despite the times when there were bugs in the software before, but now its becoming very difficult. I can no longer work in OpenGl - as the walls tend to dissappear in the file. Here is a screenshot. Have there been similar problems with graphics? I have the latest drivers installed on a Win 10 machine (fairly fresh install)
  13. Hi Everyone, Is it possible to round out integers in the new DATA TOOL? I'm trying to get room dimensions and want to round out the numbers for each dimension for simplicity. #Space#.#11_Length#x#Space#.#11_Width# Currently it shows up to 1/8" scale for dimensions. Is there a way to get the internal mechanism of spaces to show rounded numbers for room dimensions? perhaps something like =round (#Space#.#11_Length#) x round (#Space#.#11_Width#) Clearly that doesn't work, so i thought id just give an example 🙂 Thanks in advance!
  14. @assemblyarchitecture Unfortunately It is a bug. But my workaround was to import the pdf's into the document and not reference them. It seems to hold the pdf file in the same format, only without auto update. I'm sure it will be fixed soon.
  15. Hi Everyone, Just to add, after re-adding the pdf references, and formatting them, they disappear once more even after saving with the new VW 2019. So heads up, seems like this is a bug.
  16. Why not just add an ID record for the furniture from the worksheet side and create a custom data tag that shows the id for the furniture? Wouldn't that be easier? I mean, you would see all the specifications there anyway when summarizing the items under finish, dimensions, mfg, etc... and then you would assign the id's for each item that would not match each other, even if under the same mfg / dimensions etc
  17. What I generally do is create a separate specifications layer where all information regarding doors, windows and symbols can be used. I create an unstyled wall showing all doors and windows on it with the proper separation for the viewports - and just simply show all of them in two or three viewports.
  18. Just curious, is it possible to use the datatag tool to ID the spandrel panel faces by material / dimensions? I can't seem to be able to find the database ID for curtainwall spandrel faces. This would be quite useful for creating paneling like so : my current solution is to use separate records in the annotative viewport : Any recommendations would be welcome! what are your workflows ? PS - the new DATA tag tool - Is FREAKING AWESOME! Way to go VW Team!!! Thanks in advance!
  19. Don't use 3ds - as 3ds for some reason throws the walls all over the place. IFC works pretty well, but its a pretty lengthy process. Last way is through obj. You need a free 3rd party plugin for sketchup though. If any of them use sketchucation - tell them to download quad tools from the sketchup plugin database. That imports obj format, and pretty well as well might i add! Just my two cents.
  20. For some reason upon converting a vw 2018 file to vw 2019, all pdf references in the drawing disappeared but remained in the references pallete. Two questions : 1. Is this a bug? 2. is there a way to get the pdf references out again into the drawing from the reference list? or do I have to drag them into the drawing once more? Thanks in advance!
  21. Good afternoon everyone, can someone help me with a worksheet function? I am trying to pull out a record if a row and a column match a specific number or letter. Best i can describe is in the image below In this example - i am trying to pull out 24x36 in a work sheet if the record of column a and the row of 1 match in that cell. I am trying to do a metal panel schedule, and want to match the panel dimensions by row and column instead of putting all the information in rows. Has anyone ever attempted anything like this? the conditional statement of =if(symbol.record),statement is true, statement is false) doesn't seem to work for me, or I am (most likely)providing the wrong syntax to call out the information. Any suggestions please?
  22. Good afternoon, Something i found to be a bit cumbersome, and was wondering if there is an already existing solution. I've grown to love the database management system of vectorworks when it comes to calling out record information. However, because some information in the database can be repetitive, and identical if say, the same records occur several times. Is it possible to merge records that are identical into one cell without having to repeat it. I know it works on a global level - meaning if i have 5 identical symbols in a design layer, i can summarize that information into one cell. However, if those 5 symbols for instance may have 2 identical records and 3 non identical records, it creates a cell for each record that isn't identical and doesn't merge the cells that are. Here is a diagram of what i mean. This would really help if this feature would be implemented. Instead of this
  23. Good morning, Ran into quite an annoying bug this morning when trying to assemble a curved curtain wall. Process - first i created a curved polyline to be the shape of my wall then used the tool distribute along path in order for me to segment my wall into workable corners afterwards i followed the contours of the intersections between my lines and curved profile. After assembly the wall, I noticed I cannot modify all the walls height at the same, and more importantly, when i reselect the walls - i cannot edit them anymore, as if a glitch happened. I'm uploading a file for your review. Let me know if you can recreate the bug. Note - you have to do it from scratch. If i close the file and reopen it, it doesn't reproduce the error anymore. I've reproduced this already on two machines. Note 2 - If you try to modify the walls - it will show that it is a wall, but as if its stuck on a command. If you press ctrl-5, it resets the tool. very strange. Note 3 - even after the quick fix, i notice the problem translates to other tools. In my opinion this could be a memory leak. This bug is w/ Vectorworks 2018 SP 2. I haven't tried with others. Sincerely, Sam Wall Glitch.vwx
  24. While i agree with the idea that it should be implemented with the viewport, my best guess is integrating existing tools is the quickest method to get what you need. I'm afraid an overhaul of the system would be required if they did it the way you wanted, and that means more time for development. we want to try to get the best features with the least time of development.
  25. Does VW preload any files other than its native format when checking? when creating a library I have multiple files in the directories other than vector works for reference ( code related info) is that cached during startup I’d say I have a shared library? And if so, can it be ignored? i knew it was the caching, I just thought it had too many files in there.
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