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  1. Vectorworks, Inc. has released its seventh Service Pack (SP7) for the Vectorworks 2023 product line. This update includes the following quality improvements and updates that enhance your everyday experience with Vectorworks 2023. Important Enhancements General Improves general stability. Resolves an issue that caused annotations in graphic legends to rotate or disappear unexpectedly. macOS Sonoma (available to the public fall 2023) Testing for Vectorworks’ compatibility on macOS Sonoma 14 Beta5 is ongoing. For more information, please visit this page. Restores the expansion of collapsed (window-shaded) palettes on macOS Sonoma. Spotlight Resolves a Vision installer issue with legacy drivers. New installations of Vision can use the MA2net. ConnectCAD Changing circuit cables no longer resets the circuit graphics to their default. For a complete list of improvements in this update, please visit this page. Installing the Service Pack This service pack is available as a downloadable updater for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2023. To install the service pack, please select Check for Updates from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). If you have any technical questions or problems during this process, please submit a support request in the customer portal.
  2. Good catch! We've updated that course and it should now be correct.
  3. This article is referring to improving the performance of OpenGL and Wireframe rendering. Renderworks rendering uses your processor while OpenGL and Wireframe use the graphics card. The article linked below explains in more detail what hardware is used for specific render modes.
  4. I just did a test with a 4.3 MB image file. I was able to create a Renderworks Texture and then apply it to an object without any issues. It is possible, the image file size is not the issue. It may be something else about the image that is causing the crash. If possible, can you send in a copy of the image file you imported? Please send the file to tech@vectorworks.net. Just put Attn: Mike in the subject. I'll take a look at it as soon as it comes in.
  5. You're correct. There are two lines in the script that need to be updated: kRecordName = '1''contour'; kFieldName = 'CONTOUR'; For example, if in your file the record is named record1 and the record field with the elevation data is named, ELEVATION then the lines should look like this: kRecordName = 'record1'; kFieldName = 'ELEVATION'; Also, as Jonathan mentioned if you have Vectorworks 2014 or newer, you can use the Modify by Record command to perform this action. Using the Elevate 2D Polys option, you can convert the polygons to 3D polygons and choose the record and field used to set the elevation. You can also apply a multiplier to the field if you need to adjust for unit values.
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