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  1. timmysmith

    Large Cumbersome PDF files

    Hello JMR, My export PDF dialogue has all your options except the PDF/A one! Anyway I'm out of troube for today since I managed to get my file size down. Have a good day. T
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    Large Cumbersome PDF files

    Hello JMR, I'm using Vectorworks 2013 I'm not sure if I have a pdf type option. I couldn't find it. T
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    Large Cumbersome PDF files

    Dear Vectorworks Users, I had this problem and I solved the issue. For me it was a Hatch problem. I had two hatches one on top of each other with different hatch settings. One was at a different resolution to the other . One was on my design layer and the other on top of it in the annotations of my viewport. I played around with my hatches and reduced a 2.5Mb slow loading file to 45k fast loading no problem file ! I had two hatches on top of each other one on the design layer and one in annotations in a viewport space. I changed all hatches to viewport annotations space and even with altered scale settings it all exported with no more file size problems. Look into your Hatches and Tiles and patterns it may be the problem there. All the best TIm
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    .DWG issue

    I can also use the model you have posted! thanks again.
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    .DWG issue

    Thanks for checking that for me Benson, you must be right I will update and see if it comes in then, it occurred to me that I am just getting some kind of shell imported and no content, all the class names and order are there and all the text but no content. I can import the sketch up version of the file so I can still use that in my model. Thanks for your help. Have a good day.
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    .DWG issue

    Dear Benson, Thank you for your prompt reply, I checked and tried all your suggestions. Still no joy. It may be that my version of Vectorwroks isn't updated enough, here is the link : http://www.hermanmiller.com/products/seating/multi-use-guest-chairs/eames-molded-plywood-chairs.html In the red box titled "Eames Molded Plywood Chairs" I clicked 3d Models/Revit and clicked "AutoCAD 3D file (140 KB)" of the top left of four chair models the "Eames Dining-Metal Legs" It's a .dwg file, I info'd the file but I couldn't see what version of autocad it came form if it did come from autocad. I thought it might have come from a more recent version of autocad since I have read this does make a difference. It is coming through, I just can't see it! Could you see if you can import it? Best regards Tim
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    .DWG issue

    I have imported a .dwg file into Vectorworks 2013. It's a model of an Eames chair that I want to use in my project. I have followed all the correct instructions from Thamsin Slater and all other tutorials I can find. I am sure I am following the correct procedure but when I have finished importing I can't see anything except a couple of text blocks. In my classes in the Obj Info palette I can see a list of what I have imported and i have a new layer in my layers palette but all I can see is a couple of text blocks on my new layer other than that I have nothing. Have I overlooked something really simple? or is there and issue here ? Thank you
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    Rendering - light and texture problem

    Dear Tamsin, Thank you for your advice. How frustrating it is to discover a crossed line in my render after a 10 hour render! This problem did not show in any of my previous renders at slightly lower resolutions, it only appeared in the final quality render. In the real world this sort of delay can lose me the job. Mine were'nt tree objects just simple image props with a one colour transparent background. It seems that simply turning on crossed planes gives me this problem. Now I will have to re edit in photoshop ( quicker ) or go through my image props and try and get rid of the lines that way and then re-render everything (approximately 1 day delay) surely this can be fixed ? I hope so. Tim Vectorworks 2013 w/ Renderworks Cinema 4D R13 Studio Mac OSX 10.6.8, 22" imac, 2 GHz Intel Core 2 duo, 8 GB RAM
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    Problem with Hidden Line rendering

    I had a hidden line render problem that I solved. I was drawing a balcony and I had a lot of spindles arrayed along a path. I forgot to delete the path and when I rendered the view in hidden line I had a mysterious line appear on the exterior wall. I gave up on trying to find the cause and deleted the line in Illustrator. After much frustration I later discovered that it was a path line showing up where it shouldn't. If you do not delete your path line after making an array (in this case a nurbs curve) it can give problems when rendering the view in hidden line render mode.
  10. In my case the one issue was floor coverings and other perimeter objects creating lines that looked like wall lines. In the other case I still had wall lines persisting. I redrew the wall and inserted a door in a test and all was fine. I redrew the wall in the drawing and inserted the door and all was fine. Then I MOVED the door in the wall and the wall lines appeared. It seems that If I move the door in the wall (click and drag) it creates a nasty wall line where you don't want it. So I PLACED the door in the wall carefully having set up a nice exact guideline for it.
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    Door wall lines showing sometimes

    In my case the one issue was floor coverings and other perimeter objects creating lines that looked like wall lines. In the other case I still had wall lines persisting. I redrew the wall and inserted a door in a test and all was fine. I redrew the wall in the drawing and inserted the door and all was fine. Then I MOVED the door in the wall and the wall lines appeared. It seems that If I move the door in the wall (click and drag) it creates a nasty wall line where you don't want it. So I PLACED the door in the wall carefully having set up a nice exact guideline for it.
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    Door wall lines showing sometimes

    I have the same issue. I am in plan view I have draw wall lines off in the O.I.P and in the 2D settings for the door, I have Ceiling main calss OFF and all other settings are correct I still have wall lines showing.
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    poly line extrude

    I had the same problem with polygon extrudes. Some of mine were solid and some not. If you double click the extrude it takes you to the 2d extrude shape in my case a polygon. In the Object Info Palette at the bottom is a "closed" button. it gives information about vertices and perimeter. Check it and you are all good.
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    STOP RENDER button

    Thanks for your reply JimW. One of the most frustrating things about working in VW is how often it locks up, there are many different scenarios that create a lock up. Another example is navigating through a viewport into the design layer when for example hidden line is selected in the overrides Obj Info Palette. The screen freezes and I have no control over anything until it decides to free itself and complete the hidden line render, then I can try and switch to Wireframe ( of course I forgot to switch before I went in to the design layer). I am not sure why this has to be so. It is not easy to stop programming processes once they are started in more than a few instances. It should be easy. As far as I know C4d doesn't lock up, or freeze when it's going through rendering processes it is organised with total user control, you can render to a separate render viewer where renders can easily be stopped, it feels much smoother. I wonder if it is programmed more robustly and if there is a way of making VW feel smoother, less liable to cost you a valuable hour redrawing or a disappointing dead end staring at a spinning circle. Sometimes VW feels like a minefield, it should be like a finely tuned instrument ! every day I get a nasty surprise when I should be getting pleasant satisfaction, it makes for an unrewarding working experience. An easy way of stopping the program freezing would be a great help.
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    STOP RENDER button

    I am using 2013, I have problems with stopping renders. I prepared everything in my sheet layer and now just before I tried to export as image I realised there was a change which needed updating so the whole thing started to re render as I pressed the save button. Now I cannot stop the render. I found this same problem when trying a batch render. I cannot stop the render if the batch is unsatisfactory after viewing the first of 10 pages in acrobat. I have to resort to FORCE QUIT and lose any unsaved changes and have to remember which changes were unsaved. In a complex drawing this is another nightmare. Surely having to resort to Force Quitting the application cannot be the way forward ? It can't be good practice. Please please give us an easy way to cease rendering.

 

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