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  1. Vectorworks 2013, Mac OSX 10.11 (El Capitan)
  2. I normally do my 3D modeling in other programs since it's mainly done for rendering purposes. But I would like to start using VW's BIM capabilities. I have a project that would be good for this type of workflow and I have started modeling it in VW. But I noticed right off the bat that the interface seems to be really slow, not very responsive, and not very accurate. The interface is not smooth at all, there is a huge amount of delay. Things don't always snap where I want them to. and navigating around the model is incredibly slow and difficult. I have a new Mac Pro that has a 6 core processor and 16 gigs of RAM. The graphics processor is a ADM FirePro. All of my other 3D programs zip along. Vectorworks 3D, Not so much. Is this just the way it is with VW?
  3. I just complete the Lynda.com course on Revit and I was very impressed with the concept of BIM workflow. I know that Vectorworks has BIM capabilities. But I am not sure where to start. Yes, I've been to the BIM in practice page. It's very general and doesn't tell me anything that I don't already know about BIM. I'm looking for self paced video tutorials that might show me how to use Vectorworks as BIM software. Right now I only use VW for 2D drawings. I have a lot invested in VW and would like to see what I can do with what I already have. Thanks! David
  4. Ah. Yes. I am able to print just fine from a new drawing. The printing problem I'm having seems to only be affecting some existing files. Any thoughts on why I'm not able to print? Fortunately it's not happening to as many files as I initially though.
  5. I recently installed the new Yosemite OS on my Mac Pro and now I am no longer able to print. Whenever I try to print, the print dialog box pops up, like it's supposed to, it then stalls for a little after I click "print" and then after several seconds, a crash log pops up that says"cgpdftops quit unexpectedly". Nothing gets printed. I have been having to create a PDF and then print the PDF as a work around. Is anyone else having this problem and know of a way to fix it? I'm using Vectorworks 2013.
  6. Just installed version 2013 and was hoping an old annoying problem I was having with 2012 would go away. Nope! I get the spinning beach ball whenever I exit a group or switch back and forth between open files. It spins for about 30 seconds or so. I know that doesn't sound like much. but it's very disruptive. Is anyone else having this problem. I don't have a slow Mac. I don't have lots of things open.
  7. This is starting to really drive me crazy. Every time I switch to another open file or switch back from another file, I get the spinning beach ball for about a minute. This never happened with other versions of VW I've used. Only 2012. This even happens if I go to another application and come back to vector works. THe beach ball for a minute and then I can start using the file. Is anyone else having this problem? Is there anything I can do to stop this???
  8. I really don't know what it is! I get the beach ball more times with this version than I ever did with 2008. Halp!
  9. FYI, Here are my specs. Mac Pro Processor: 2x3.2 GHz Quad Core Intel Xeon Memory: 16GB 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM OS: 10.5.8
  10. I just upgraded from Vectorworks 2008 to 2012 and I've been noticing that it is significantly slower an more laggy than the older version I was using. All of my snapping is delayed for a couple of seconds and I sometimes have to click on something several times before it is actually selected. I've also noticed a decrease in snapping accuracy, probably due to how slow the program is to respond. It's like it can't keep up with me. I was able to work very quickly in version 2008 and the program was very responsive. What's changed?!? I've tried reducing the amount of on-screen stuff that happens (WAY too many guides and nots and crosshairs and boxes and highlights. Overkill anyone?) and it still seems sloooooow. The only reason Why I upgraded was because I'm going to be switching to Lion in the next few weeks and 2008 is not supported in Lion. I was just wondering if anyone else has been experiencing these performance issues. Thanks D
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