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  1. In fact, I attended the AZ Design Summit and took the Model Set up class.  it quickly went off the rails due to varying degrees of grasp of the subject of those in attendance. I was suggesting that your previous post of getting familiar with making the resources from scratch would be a better agenda for the class materials or at least a directed series of video tutorials on this subject.  one for metric and one for imperial.  


    See you in San Diego. 😎

  2. Sounds like the basis for a good set of tutorial videos. And a Design Summit class. Imperial and Metric even. 


    Im starting framing a house today and I hope to make time to forensically re-build the model via stories to get a better grip after manually editing my sections for window changes and joist depth updates. 

  3. Howdy,


    I am running VW19 SP3 on a 2018 MBP 13 (2.7Gh, 16 GB ram, 1T SSD, 10.13.6, Intel IRIS 655).  I am a light user in terms of rendering and prefer the smaller laptop.  I'd say it works fairy well.  


    I am however curious of how much performance difference the new Radeon Pro Vega 20 15" MBP will offer.


    On 12/26/2018 at 8:58 PM, ThreeDot said:

    Is anyone running Vectorworks 2019 on a new 2018 13” MacBook Pro? I have a 2016 13” MBP that ran Vectorworks just fine until I upgraded to Mojave. Now it’s unusable. I’m thinking about upgrading before the end of the year. I like the 13” MBP for portability and it works great for light drawing and modeling. The 15” MBP has a better GPU, but I’d rather not lug that around if possible. 


  4. Good morning.  It appears this was a Class Options setting, however I'm not sure when or what I did to alter the settings.   I right clicked and chose activate class, then I set Class options to Show/Snap/Modify Others <---- I believe that was the trick.







  5. Howdy,


    Working on a home design and file seems to have gotten corrupted.  My wall tools do not work in many aspects.  I cannot select walls that are drawn.  I can draw a wall but then I cannot edit.  Have I accidentally changed some setting or is this file damaged?  I have quite a bit of work in this file!




  6. Thanks for this Wes.  I am a very casual user of VW but my productivity has ground to a halt trying to make the move to drawing a house with 3D.  As a home builder I am amazed that it is so hard to find any info utilizing the stories with pre-cut stud dimensions (8' 1-1/8" or 9' 1-1/8" plates) in mind since the vast majority of homes are built that way in my neck of the woods.  


    Pointed question - I'm doing some conceptual plans and modeling of a SIPS house to be considered on a difficult terrain site.  In the model worksheet, would there be any value in model set up to use the elevation set by the site civil engineer i.e.:  First Floor Elevation is 272.0'. Set model elevation to 272'-0" to make my model VOILA set at the right spot if I make digital terrain model of the site?




  7. Just got a 3D printer

    Monoprice 3D Select 

    I haven't done anything terribly complicated yet but I'm quite pleased with being able to import STL, edit in VW17 and export .STL and print. Blown away really. Hard to believe there isn't more traffic in the 3D printing section of this forum. 


  8. MBP 2008 is working fine for me with VW 2011.

    Have ported in DWGs from two large projects - one is a mile of street improvements, the other is a school renovation site with new buildings. Usual problems with world drawing origin hundreds of miles from the vectors, but I can work through that. And the hundreds of classes, hatches, line/dash styles in the ACAD drawings. Nothing that can't be sorted. I just sent off some VW to DWG vectors - I will post back with issues.


    Thank you.

    So far so good on my trial. Imported DWG no problem other than not choosing correct scale.

    It is a pretty slow to load but runs fine so far.

    Opens my 11.5 files fine - that was a concern about which I did not ask.

    There are some wall joining differences that I don't understand yet but I have gotten around that for the sake of productivity.

  9. Wow! 94 views and no thanks to anyone here I have discovered a trial download to investigate for myself.


    Maybe anyone here wouldn't know how to buy something which hasn't been for sale for 2 years

    Thanks, that is purchasing advice.

    Maybe a smart ass like you would realize the reference to 2009 was tongue in cheek after reading posts lamenting changes in 2011 relative to 2010 and 2009.

    Of course my topic is about purchasing advice on 2011 in spite of the fact that I have read that some here prefer not run that version (which is why one might consider trying to find 2009 to buy).

    How does it runs on a MacBook Pro? (IT = VW2011)

    How does it perform on dwg/dxf file exchange? (IT = VW2011)

    These are now rhetorical questions as I am running the trial version.


  10. ZOINKS! I see my answer in a few other threads!

    New Question.

    Any current way to get VW2009 as an upgrade from 11.5?

    One thing about Mini-Cad is it got faster and seemingly more efficient with every new version. Looks as if VW does not live up to that high standard.

  11. I have been a Diehl-Graphsoft/Nemetschek user since Blueprint in 1989. I have been using VW11.5 on my trusty 12" PowerBook G4 for several years now (yes I have draw working plans for 10k sq ft houses on that screen). My main machine is now a 13.3 MBP on which I cannot run 11.5. Looking for feedback on the move to 2011.

    I use CAD as a utility to assist me in simple to complex working drawings for custom homes as well as the odd mechanical engineering or industrial design HOBBY - such as designing a new bracket to hold my cellphone on my dashboard.

    I do not have much use for photorealistic rendering.

    Considering upgrading to VW2011 Fundamentals. One of the things I am hoping for is better dxf/dwg importing ie: Received dwg from Modular Home manufacturer and be able to snap and edit.

    Thanks in a advance for your feedback.

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