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  1. I am finally installing Vectorworks 2018 and I have a lot of templates/resource files in a workgroup folder that everyone can access from Dropbox. When I try to migrate it the computer just hangs on the first template. The migration manager recognises the directory (Dropbox/Vectorworks 2017) with all these files in so it seems to think it can do it but then fails. Anyone know why? Cheers, Matt
  2. This is driving me crazy. I have about a dozen pretty detailed rendered sheet layers that I want to publish to PDF but because of an inconsequential change to the design layer Vectorworks is trying to re render the whole lot which is taking a crazy amount of time. There does not seem to be any controls on how the Publish command works out whether to update the viewports or not. I used to set up my preferences using File - export - PDF and then Publish would remember the settings but that does not seem to work any more. Anyone know the answer? Matt
  3. Jeremy, thanks for the replay but I think you knew it wasn't applicable as you mentioned at the end. BTW, and I mean this purely at face value, do you work for Vectorworks, it's just that the only one on here that I know does is Jim W and he seems to have gone quiet? Anyone else got any ideas? Matt
  4. Art, I have checked all the permissions and they look fine. They weren't but I fixed them. I could not update the libraries when I was logging on before, that is no longer.a problem. This is, however pretty terminal. VW2016 worked pretty much flawlessly, 2017 seems slow, buggy and frankly gimmicky if I can't get it to work. Can anyone shed some light on this, I have horrible feeling that it's going to be SNAFU on2018 if I don't get this fixed now as 2018 is just going to be a development of 2017.. Anyone...? Matt
  5. Art, thanks for the reply but a) I am on a Mac and b) I am running the latest SP. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? At the moment I am missing a very large part of the functionality of the program and there doesn't seem to be much hope of fixing it. 2017 could be the first release of VW for a while that I have never used in the field at this rate... Yours in disappointment, Matt
  6. I have been running 2016 over 2017 because I kept hitting trouble with textures and load times with 2017. I have finally decided to go with 2017 for a small project because I am on sp4 and 2018 is now coming out. I cannot use the Vectorworks or the subscription libraries because I keep getting this message I have set all the permissions to read/write for the Vectorworks application folder and the Application Support folder that iOS hidden. I can now update the subscription libraries when I log on but apparently I cannot use them Beyond that I cannot find anything to tell me how to fix this. Anyone got any ideas? Matt
  7. I am setting up a new Custom Title Block and have set up all the text to NOT take any attributes from the Sheet Border i.e. the attributes are not set to "by class" It's all fine apart from the opacity which I have set to 50% for a some of the text. It's purely visual because you can't check what it is in the actual Title Block but it looks like everything is 100% Could anyone confirm whether opacity is one of the attributes that you can set in the Title Block that will remain the same. The fonts themselves work ok. Cheers, Matt
  8. I am still getting enormous problems with this, is there any progress at all..? Jim?
  9. I have a few .obj files that I want to import but when I do all the textures are lost. They do seem to have separate .mtl files (material?) that might contain the answer but there is no option to select them in Vectorworks. Anyone got any ideas? Matt
  10. See attached photo. I have been looking at the create Roof tool and I cannot see any way to make a roof like this, i.e. with two different pitches..? Anyone got any ideas? Cheers, Matt
  11. Ok, Merry Christmas everyone. This is a familiar sight I am sure to everyone using VW 2017 This is a familiar sight to me, and comes next, I am not sure how many other users have the same problem.... I have continued using VW2016 whilst installing 2 Service packs on VW 2017 and I am still getting these messages. VW 2016 is great and I am now pretty happy with it but VW2017 does seem like a big leap forwards, plus I have paid for it, so I would really like to start using it on some designs. I am a little reticent to do so on live deals whilst still getting error messages like the one above.. Does anyone have any idea how to fix this? Thanks, Matt
  12. Anyone? This is stopping certain users using 2017 right now and it is becoming a bit of a pain.... Matt
  13. Hi, Have sorted out the main problems with the installations and am now getting all users on all computers up and running. When I install on a different user account on the same Mac I get these two messages when I am starting up. The user is connected to the internet and has full admin rights. Any ideas what could be wrong? Matt
  14. Just tried to load a file into web view because we will be seeing the client shortly and wanted to show them. Uploaded to the server, left it on low just to see if it would work and got a warning that it was probably too big for mobile viewing. Then went to the web browser and just got a lot of sky and no model. So took out all the tricky multi polygon stuff and just left in a few walls and extrudes and tried again. No dice. Then tried a bare landscape and boom. Very nice. Very high seemed a bit buggy but high looked great. I have used Nomad and the choice of flyover and walkthrough modes make moving around pretty simple. I couldn't use the 2 fingered pan command in the web view file which made accurate viewing difficult as I could only fly around it or zoom into it. Is there a pan command on the iPad in Web View? The main problem is that I cannot show the client their file. Is there a polygon/size limit? Matt
  15. ok, uninstalled and reinstalled. The Vision error has gone and everything seems pretty normal. Still achingly slow on the templates, just the ones that I have created but once they are loaded it seems to work ok. Ah I think I have just sussed why they are so slow... I have a lot of textures pre loaded in the templates which I probably do not need any more with the new Resource Browser..hmmm...new templates I think I need, as Yoda might say.. Matt
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