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  1. Hi grant_PD, we met some setworks scenic technicians at the Royal Opera house recently, very intriguing design and technical work! Yes, sounds similar to Exhibition design: add artworks and showcase displays and open display objects and various types of interactive exhibit inc. touchscreens, AV projections, mechanical devices and 3D touchable casts, weave in a narrative story line to the visitor journey told with text labels and exhibit panel graphics, featuring rich photos and illustrations, light beautifully and let in the visitors. Oh and don't forget to follow all the conservation, listed building, health and safety, fire regulations, sustainability and accessibility guidelines etc... I hear that VW is used a lot by the Museum design sector in the UK at least. It would be good to have a forum for exhibit/set design.
  2. Hi All, I am a Museum exhibition and spatial designer, but I can't see a dedicated forum for design for interiors or exhibitions or Museums. I have to do a general search to find these topics. There might be a broad range of queries, but we always need to draw these items up using Vectorworks. Anyone else think this might be a good read to create a dedicated forums for these?
  3. IMG_1790.MOV Here is a quick glimpse of the repetitive downloading problem which locks up Vectorworks for several minutes. This issue is still not resolved. It is the same for laptop and desktop machine. We are syncing with documents saved to remote server using MS OneDrive. I have had to stop using the publish command just to get the work done. Document has several symbols. I am seeking help to ask what can be done to fix this.
  4. Thanks for suggestions. This is a standalone file, with no refs to other files. I have tried to replace the VW user file. I have also upgraded to VW2024. Sadly none of these attempts have fixed the issue. The publish command hangs whilst repeatedly downloading something from onerive. If I can hit ‘stop downloading’ after a few mins, I can proceed to export the pdf after a few more mins. This is taking way too long! This file is saved to hard disk, but we use onedrive for SharePoint syncing. Clearly something to do with SharePoint onedrive sync. Not sure how to fix that.
  5. it looks like I have a damaged file: if I double click to edit the sheet layers in navigation pane, the list in the 'organization' window does not match. Sheet named 'Birds 601.13/601.14' is not available, cannot be edited, or deleted. If this file is damaged, and is there any way to fix it?
  6. I am using Vectorworks 2021 on a new Mac laptop (OS 12.6.6) I am having a problem with the publish command, on a file that was working fine with other Macs; the publish window stays open and hangs when I try and publish 3 sheet layers to 3 pdfs and add date suffix to pdf. I have tried a restart and left it overnight but no progress. At somepoint it appears to be downloading from Microsoft. We use Sharepoint for business, but the file is saved to laptop.
  7. Hi Jeni, I too am a Museum exhibition designer, interested in standardising workflows, perhaps I can join your network too?
  8. I would like to access the VECC, but cannot open this file, can this be made available for VW2021? thanks
  9. Don't the other users have to conect to 'site protection server' on their machine also?
  10. Still having problems. I set up the 'site protection server' on my machine, so it works for me, but my other collegues cannot run 2019. Our institution has not set up 'site protection server' on a server or set this up to work for all of us. Any ideas what we can do to get this working for all of us whilst we wait for 'site protection server' to be installed and set up on a server ? Thanks!
  11. JuanP - Yes! I am now and running with 2019. Thanks so much. The Site protection server is running on my machine, but we have some other users who will be installing and running VectorWorks on a site license. How does this work with other users, do they each install this software on their macs?
  12. Our institution has installed new Vectorworks 2019 software on our Macs, we have entered license details, but the software will not run. A dialogue box is asking for 'primary server' details. Our TS team say this is looking for a 'Site-Protection Server', which has yet to be set up on our network to allow these software to run. We have requested this to be set up. According to Launching the Vectorworks Site Protection Server info, 'The Vectorworks Site Protection Server machine requires a protection key (dongle)' I assume this is a dongle for Vectorworks software specifically?: Where are these dongles obtained? Is this dongle set up on a networked remote PC (that does not run Vectorworks) or a machine running Vectorworks (local Mac)? Where can I find detailed instructions to set this system up to run Vectorworks 2019? Thanks !
  13. Yes, I have had this happen many times on a new iMac, Yosemite OS with apple wired mouse. When this happens to me there is also a band of blank usuable space at the top of the window. If I do a 'fit to window' command the whole page centers on the remaining space below, with a much smaller view. Seems to happen when I return to a file that I left open for a while.
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