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  1. Hi Guys! I posted this message long time ago.....and still no response. http://techboard.nemetschek.net/cgi/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=12;t=002238 Maybe you are the lucky one! What I actually know is that I'm not alone!
  2. Guys: This is an email I've sent yesterday to the tech support...I Think I'm not the only one with this kind of questions.....Please take a look. GAMO ****************************** Dear Tech Support Guys: We are a Company that has recently shift to use VectorWorks products instead of AutoCAD (four VW architect and one vW mechanical licenses). The main reason of this change has been that VW is a very intuitive package, mainly in a 3D environment. But, our products are mainly the Shop Drawings of steel pieces for the industrial division of our company, and even that VW has change our mind in a different ways (3D Models, worksheets, layer linkings, and so on), it's getting short when the # of pieces start to grow up (huge buildings, sport facilities or steel complex configurations). Do you know of a shop drawing module available for Vector Works...???? Are you planning to invest in this area in the near future...??? If you don't, maybe your partner Nemetschek has something like that in mind....Can you find out with them that possibility..??? I've been looking for in the third party add on's section of your website, but there's still nothing for Us. Please this is a serious matter for Us, if you or your partner don't have in mind to develop such a technology in the near future, please advise. In that case we have to shift again to software like Xsteel (http://www.tekla.com ) or ProSteel 3D (http://www.strucsoft.ca), by the way, the last one depends on AutoCAD. Finally if you think you can't help me, please pass along to the right person or department this inquiry. Thank You Very Much. ------------------------------------------ Arch. Guillermo Mejia MONELCA Industrial Plant San Juan Opico, La Libertad El Salvador, Central America
  3. Matt:I'm on VectorWorks mode (RenderWorks installed) when exporting the file and the resulting DWG file is empty.The same in the others machines (without Render Works) and the resulting DWG file is OK. My machine was exporting DWG files fine before installing RenderWorks. I'll send you two files in a while...OK Thanks
  4. Hi again: Respect to this problem it seems nobody have been in a similar situation....(I'm replying to myself)We have installed another four licences but of VW Architect (without Render Works) and the DWG/DXF export system works good with the same files....so We're swapping files to the others machines in order to obtain the desired DWG/DXF files. Please put a bit of attention to this issue...maybe there's a solution anywhere. Thank You
  5. Hi Guys: After installing Renderworks the export of any kind of drawing has change to a headache...you actually have to transform all the entities to lines (even arcs).....and there's nothing exported! I though it was the a default texture so I'm sure to turn them off, but the same: Nothing exported. Have you heard of this before??
  6. Matt: Look at what I've done: 1. I've re-install Windows 98 2. I've installed VW 9.5.1 3. The program didn't start up 4. Tried Safe mode (the same: didn't start up) 5. Ran Regedit and I didn't find anything under the path you gave me. Please, tell me what else can I do with this? This is very important for our company...My boss is expecting the programas to run (3 licences)because of the investment ($$$$) and also because we're switching from AutoCAD. Thanks again!
  7. Thank's Matt:I've done what you suggested: Upgrade to 9.5.2, switch to windows safe mode....start running good but stopped after filling name and company.....and stop forever!Certainly it's an incompatibility issue....I've to find what else to do. Maybe someone else (windows 98 user) had this problem and may help me this time.Any ideas?
  8. Hi there:I've already installed Vector Works 9.5 and everything goes fine, but the application doesn't launch...!!I tried installing the patch of the DLL's, but still the same.What else can I do? Windows 98 MachineVector Works Architect 9.5.1 Thank You
  9. Hi there:Why the welding symbols PIO's requires a plan projection in order to be placed in the drawing...???What if you like to annotate a welding sym. to an elevation view of a detail (layer linked by example)...???I think these PIO's will be more useful and efficient if they don't require the plan projection to be placed. Can you modify it's code in a future release...???Thank You!
  10. Katie: I have a similar situation with the upgrade procedure: Mine is Vector Works Mechanical 9.5 but a brazilian license....The upgrade to 9.5.1 or 9.5.5 doesn't work. I also have an Architect license and everything works fine with the upgrades. What can I do? there's no mechanical update in your site!
  11. Hello: I don't know if this happens to you: When you try to distribute the palletes in the left and lower sides of the workspace screen it's almost imposible put one on top of the other (left side) or one next to the other (lower side)...This is a problem to me considering a limited screen size....is there a way to make them stay where we want to place them...??? This is not crucial, but annoying Thank's
  12. Try this: Place an structural shape (PIO); then edit it's attributes via the attributes pallete, assigning a hatch in the fill panel...that's all. I tried via class styles and didn't work. Good Luck!
  13. Hi Guys!Well this time We're in serious trouble: We've been making a 3D model of an steel structure of a building during a month, full of extrusions of beams (about 300 beams) with solid substractions of holes, etc. The file also have many saved views of every piece of steel in the model. While switching from one view to another all of the solid substraction were reversed (I mean the substracted object now is the substraction!!!), it happens in about 90% of the substractions!!!Is there a way to fix this? (the file was already saved by the detailer).I tried to fix going into each group of the substraction and then going back to top level and it works!....the question is: Do I have to fix one by one???Hope you can help me!Bye Additional information:Windows XP UserVector Works Architect 9.5Vector Works Mechanical 9.5File Size 105 MB
  14. I wish the day when the differences between the US version and the localized version of every Nemetschek N.A. product disappears! It is very frustrating when an US update does'nt work with your program.... it seems that sometimes we belong to a a different group (but we're paying the same) Well, this is the wish I have!
  15. Katie: After many tryouts I've found that if you make an extrude based on the xy plane, and cut the holes from another extrudes make in the zx or xy plane the lines disappears. I mean the extrusions axis have to be perpendicular to each other. I'll hope this issue will be solved in future releases of VW. Thank You
  16. Tomu: It didn't work! I'm frustrated about this. I've sent an email to the tech support hoping they can solve my problem. Thank You anyway!
  17. Thanks Tomu:I'll do the VW upgrade today....I'll contact the tech at the email you gave me to ask for my CD. Thank You very much!
  18. Hi Tomu: I did not have make any contact by phone because I'm located in Central America and the forum is faster!. Are you able to help me?, I've downloaded the updater and only waiting for your kind instructions. Thank you
  19. Hi:Would you explain me why I can't update my VW Mechanical from 9.5.0 to 9.5.1...with the new updater??? It will be very nice to use the 3D Power Pack in Mechanical too as other VW users do! Any solution to this???Thank You
  20. Hi! Wen you make a perpendicular hole (any shape) to an extrude, a line always appears from the hole to the borders of the extrude...Is there a way of avoid this line to appear?? Thank You!
  21. Hi:it would be nice to have a tool that draws an extruded beam as a PIO(I, C, W or whatever shape beam without having to destroy the PIO's parameters)It also be good to have a tool that virtually do hole punches on the web or flange of an extruded beam.I wonder when will be posible to snap to a center or another reference point of a hole punch??? I turned to VectorWorks mechanical searching for that kind of tools, but still have to do al the work by hand!....did I missed something??Please let me know if actually there's a way of do that kind of work with Mechanical.Thanks!
  22. Trying to detail a three story building made of steel (shop drawings of every piece)without something like AutoCAD Viewports it's really big deal! Layerlinking every piece and every view (side and top) it's really difficult! considering you also have to create a saved view for every piece (layers and classes on and off everywhere) Please consider the implementation of viewports that will enhance our dear VectorWorks!!!
  23. Hi Katie: After many tests, I decided to unistall all of the printers and re-install them again....and it worked!!! It didn't crash again!! This is for the knowledge base: This time we were setting an XP machine to work on a NT server; to do that it was necessary to create new accounts with different settings, and maybe in this process I think the printers settings were affected by the accounts settings modifications...reinstalling everything solve the problem. Thank You for your assistance....I'll keep in touch!
  24. Hi Kathie: The program let you configure the printer and page setup, then when you are ready to print....exactly after pressing the print button up, the program crash!
  25. Hi Tech guys: I've been working with Vector Works Architect for months....we bought one Vector Works Mechanical and when I try to print on my HP DeskJet 1220c the program abruptly crash in a C++ Runtime error. The file I'm working on is an imported DWG from AutoCAD 2000...Operating System Windows XP, 250 MB of RAM; 2 Ghz of Speed!. Forgot to mention that I made a custom Workspace when crashed the first time, then I returned to a standard Workspace and crashed too! I've looked all over the board and seems nobody had the same problem....Can you help me please???
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