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Vitanaut

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  1. Yes thanks ray. It would be great if a lag feature was added to the fastener tool! Hint hint katie.
  2. Hey VW team. It would be great to make this a priority. VW 2008 is great and could be much greater with support for the more advances 3d mouses. I want all the functions of Space Pilot (same drivers as space navigator by the way). (three years ago I put this on the wish list!) Thanks
  3. None of the stairs displayed. However, after a cold boot, they are unexpectedly working like they should. Thanks, Robert
  4. The settings dialog box for the Stair PIO no longer displays. I have a building with multiple stairs and now cannot configure them beyond what you can control in the Object Info palette. I hope there is a quick fix and this is not a file corruption issue. Please help.
  5. Correction. The problem may also be caused by NVIDIA's nView Desktop Manager.
  6. Katie, I think Spy Sweeper is the problem. I ran for hours last night with not even a slow down after shutting it down. Spy sweeper impacts a lot of other programs as well---most notable Windows Explorer. When VW stopped responding i let it "not Respond" for hours on several occasions. Interesting I could start a new session and it would work fine though even while the first was still trying to close. I seem to have gotten off lucky with this quick discovery. You have successfully pulled of the Socratic method on me. Alanmac, SLI is now manageable through a typical dialog box. Turn it off or on depending on what you are doing without rebooting. This make great sense for me because I am driving three dell monitors a 20", the new 30" (fantastic by the way) and another 20". and SLI can only handle one. When I want to do some heavy rendering in any app that uses an Open Gl engine for example the speed is incredible. I have not loaded any games. On my last machine (dual xeon, radeon 9700 Pro) the render times for some images may have been 45 min or so with lots of artifacts. On this machine they are in the 2 minute range. (not a very scientific comparison I know but I am very happy with it.)
  7. Possible conflict with SpySweeper?
  8. Again, not the issue. Sorry I forgot to answer your question. The simple tasks i am doing are 2D polygon editing and wall movement. It simply hangs. and then shows "Not Responding"
  9. That was not the issue. It happened again. I noticed this time however, that it happened with a scheduled email check. Could this be network related? I am trying again to work without MS Outlook running. Any other ideas?
  10. Thanks for the response Katie. I have done some experimenting and have more information. I was hesitant to get into hardware/drivers because this machine is designed for high end CAD work and frankly I didn't want it to seem like I was posting to brag---but then I work from a home office and no one can appreciate it anyway so. . . It's a dual -dualcore operteron. dual NVIDIA quadro 4500 with SLI toggle 4 GB ram 4 10k rpm raptor HDs in RAID 0+1 I could go on but you get the point. Every component has the most recent driver available (w/ no beta versions) The additional information has to do with Open GL acceleration (the reason i paid 10x as much for the Quadros). i turned off Hardware accelerated 2D navigation in VW preferences and so far have not had any problems (one hour so far). But I have yet to really test it. If I come up with anything else i will add it here.
  11. OK, I uninstalled (and verified all registry entries were also deleted) reinstalled and the same thing is happening. Very frustrating to say the least. Is there a way to kow (besides these kind of errors) that a file is corrupted? Any other suggestions?
  12. I have not, I admit. I will try now and get back to you after a test run.
  13. Hello Katie, Robert, Here's the situation: After about 5 minutes or so the program stops responding. I am not doing anything fancy just simple manipulation. I have recreated the problem in different files. Same thing. VW is behaving like it has a corrupt object -- I remember similar problems in VW 8.5. There is no warning or error message it simply stops responding. Is there a way to check for file corruption? Are there any other known issues? When this happens every other program I am running is unaffected. This machine is just a couple of months old and was built to be very stable and very fast. Windows XP Pro updated VW 12.0.1 Designer
  14. A better initial question may have been: VW versus Revit. I'd rather not support Autodesk but they bought Revit for a reason...
  15. I may not understand exactly what you are trying to do but I suggest thinking about it in a different way: Instead of trying to create with subtraction build it with addition. If you can define the shape of the section you can then extrude it or duplicate a spiral array. Or simply assemble disparate parts and then add solid. When attempting to define the shape of a 2d section remember to look in both the transverse and longitudinal planes. If you can describe or send an image I will show you what I mean.
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