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  1. davidwd

    Unable to Save Palette Positions

    Just thought this might be a moment to note an irritating bug I have noticed regarding Palette position saving _ this related mainly to two monitor set up I work with . Also related directly to position saving and Palette snapping ., which at least in my experience, do not working use together , For a long period of time I dealt with the palettes on dual monitor set-up being thrown randomly onto one (main application) screen following VW reboot .... demanding the re-positionng of palettes on every application restart , VSS support here in UK could provide no obvious solution so I continued with this ..... until ...... I discovered this would only occurr with any palettes docked to each other ! Separate palettes would retain 2nd monitor location _ any palettes - tools / Object info/ navigation etc docked to one and other would be forced to application (main) monitor on VW reboot . I can deal with this quite easily but it does sort of make the whole palette docking feature a void in my case ..... VW 2018 & 19 Architect / Macpro / 2 X 27 " Apple displays ( one of which is Thunderbolt) .
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    Import PDF issue VW2018

    Further to the above item - Following recent work on a file held at remote disc - i.e. external drive - I note also that this file , although saving and backing up correctly , is never noted in recent items list under open menu . .. I will attempt a record of system profile again over the coming days and attempt to reach tech support again . David
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    Import PDF issue VW2018

    Hi - No time machine running on the external drives I am using ( although all of these are encrypted - but as they are recognised and have permissions throughout system this should mean nothing ) . and certainly not external servers - which for my working , are generally based in third party or contracted, production / company office set ups . At some point I will run through issues and/or results again , both on my Macpro and Laptop and with external drives / servers / and or flash drives used here.
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    Import PDF issue VW2018

    Also - just to add - as advised by Tech support in US (which I can easily believe ) - its very hard to define the problem - as little - nothing - has changed in PDF Import method / process between 2017 and 2018 VW Versions .. Therefore , the issue lies not with the import process , rather with how application versions are reacting to reading various file locations on this particular system .
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    Import PDF issue VW2018

    Hi Scott, Have been unable to resolve this issue - I have discovered - at least in my case - this issue occurs only with PDF files held remotely on 1) an external server / 2) external disc . As soon as I copy PDF to my local computer hard drive import process is as normal - Unfortunately , this is not always possible or the simplest thing to do .... 2017 VW Version has no issues similar to this with identical files and resources running on same hardware set up . I have been through various trial resolutions with UK Nemetschek tech support to no resolution - they have also forwarded details to Nemetschek techh support in US to no resolution - Have also been advised and removed reset all VW Preferences to default - no resolution , It was suggested this had perhaps only to do with my particular computer / software set up - however, the issue occurs with different computer set up to use identical external resources . My final / last email from VW tech support was along the lines of " At this point, I would go ahead and try an uninstall and reinstall of Vectorworks to see if it was anything related to the install itself. Hopefully that fixes it; however, I am doubtful it will impact this issue. If the issue does persist after the uninstall/reinstall, can we possibly get system diagnostics from both the working and not working machines he tested with? My next guess would be a software such as a security based software or an automatic backup software that may be reading/writing the files and causing it to fail. With both system diagnostics, we can confirm what software is different between them and see if we can narrow it down from that." As Im not aware of any such security / back up running on our systems which could effect this - I gave up at this point and decided to make do by other means . i.e. - copy the files to local disc before using . or use 2017 version .
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    Import PDF issue VW2018

    Hi mike-h, Id be very interested to know if you found a solution to this issue with the PDF import- Finding a similar situation here on VW 2018 SP2 - All fine on my 2017 version but with 2018 application I receive exactly the same window response to 90 % of PDF files on my system . Seems strangely indiscriminate - some small number will import , most will not . The reset of Preferences was finally a solution ? D
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    Subdivision Tutorials

    Yes - Ctrl plus MMb .. Many thanks
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    Subdivision Tutorials

    Thats great - it achieves working inside edit mode - Somehow I have a "Pan " tool with middle mouse but Im sure Ill find the way around . Thanks again for helping with this simple but very necessary tool
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    Subdivision Tutorials

    that will work - fantastic . Thankyou Jim .
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    Subdivision Tutorials

    A simple question here on tool switching shown - videos show "Flyover " selection without leaving the "Sub-division edit" . Is this correct ? Something simple I am missing ? For me this does not appear possible - at least . "Flyover" selection takes me out of sub-division edit , and I then have to reselect for edit . Perhaps it is simply the speed of reading the video process that flyover appears to be achieveable without leaving edit mode . Would be a nice thing ....
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    super-scaling of dimension markers

    I believe I have found my own solution - Through working solely with one layer and annotation . was pretty obvious I think when I got it It would appear I had to alter "Auto Scale , Custom Scale " attributes in viewport advanced settings
  12. Since SP3 I have come across a problem with dimension markers super-scaling in viewports . I often work with some design layers set a varying scales on one design sheet . Attached image is of viewport showing simple rectangles at Full Scale for Full Scale original Design layer . Some dimensions shown are viewport annotations / some on the design layer - however all present themselves with superscaled linear marker . Any design layers at different scale on design sheet will not display in viewport - even if selected in properties Cant find a way around this dimension scaling unless I purge / delete all unused design layers which seems to by degrees return things to correct scaling of markers . i.e. scaling reduction dependant on what other design layers I delete !. Any ideas on how I get out of this ?
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    colour match / swatches import ??

    I will have a look here - Knew it was undoubtably something simple - somehow I had only ever seen Classic and Standard colours . Thanks
  14. A simple question here someone might be able to advise on .. Is it possible to import standard colour codes from external applications ... Pantone ? RAL? Is it possible to set-up a customised colour swatch palette ? Is it possible to import a standard , i.e. RAL colour palette - If such a source exists ? I am trying to match renders with specific RAL codes . Regards David
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    Lagging Graphics until pan/zoom

    Hi , We are experiencing extreme lagg in 2D graphics rebuild of Polygon objects after editing and or moving with "Command M " - Move command . Polygon objects present as a ghost outline until zoom tool or zooming in or out , Very disconcerting as there is no way to know if command or edit is actually completed until zooming out and in from page . Problem has presented itself here only following 2017 SP1 install . Similar problem has now appeared with switching viewports to B/W only using Advanced Properties dialogue in viewport Object Info . Viewports remain graphically represented in full colour until zooming or out and window is rebuilt . Regards David 2017 - SP1 VWA. MacPro6,1 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 3,5 GHz Dual Apple 27 " Cinema Monitor

 

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