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  1. I've never used that tool.  Thanks Tom.


    It seems though it only works on NURBS curves.  Too bad there isn't a way to create a line or 2d shape and "send it to the surface" of a curved wall or other 3d curved object.


  2. I'm creating a model with curved walls and need to draw/ design a mural on them.  Using the "Polyline Tool" with the "Set Working Plane" tool is perfect for drawing on a flat surface but not practical for a curved surface.

    Does anyone have an idea how i might approach this?  I thought about creating it on a flat wall, taking a screen shot and then applying it to a textured, curved wall as a decal.  Not sure if that's going to work though.

  3. I was using the Logitech M500 mouse with VWs for year.  The middle button was configured to the fly over tool.  Since upgrading to MacOS 11, the button functions don't work in VWs.

    I upgraded the mouse to M500S and software but i'm still not able to configure the mouse toe VWs controls.


    Does anyone use a Logitech mouse with MacOS 11?

  4. I just upgraded to VWs 2020 from 2019.  I opened a document saved in 2019 and converted it over to 2020.

    One page has partial section details and the markers are missing.  Some of the viewports are correct (10a below) while others are wrong, that is not lining up with the annotations.


    I tried creating a new partial section but keep getting full sections.

    Is there some new setting i'm missing in 2020?



  5. Here is a plan view of a window at the top right (elevation 2' and a sliding glass door at the bottom left (elevation 0).  I've set the parameters to be identical as far as jamb, sash etc.... Is there a way to have the door show up like the window?  I can't seem to find the right parameter.


  6. I just upgraded to 2018 and migrated my settings from 2017.  My original settings allowed me to keep the Resource Browser open, opening it with a shortcut, but now it closes when not clicking within it.


    I can't find the setting to change this back.  Where would it be?

  7. From reading the other posts on the subject, my understanding is that there is no way to remove the green squares that are Constraint marks applied by default on dimensions. 

    The screenshot attached shows one angle dimension with them and one without.


    But is there a way to change the color to white so they would blend into the background?

    Screen Shot 2018-07-31 at 09.15.38.png

  8. I want create a "true" drawn line without any snapping to points or digital "corrections".  I tried selecting Smoothing off in the preferences and all the choices in the Snapping Palette are off, but the line comes out jagged.


    Are there any other settings to adjust for this? 

  9. I've been having this problem from time to time for the past few months. 

    When rendering in Open GL i get distorted surfaces like the screen shot below.

    Sometimes i can close VWs or go to a  Top plan 2d view an then return and it goes away, other times it doesn't. 

    If i create a viewport on a sheet layer with the distortions, close VWs, open it and view the model in a design layer, the distortions disappear but if i go to the viewport created before i closed VWs, they are still there, just not in the design layer.


    It's sporadic.  Anyone have an idea what might be causing this?

    Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 16.22.28.png

  10. I've just encountered something i've never seen before in using VWs for the past 6 years.


    When rendering a viewport in Fast Renderworks or Realistic Exterior Final, the result produces a red block on the left side of the drawing. 

    Can anyone tell me why this is happening?  Could it be a memory or processor issue?


    It only happens on one file.  All the other files seem to render fine.


    Mac OS  10.13.2

    VWs designer 2017 SP5 (Build 402127)
    3 GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5

    32 GB 1866 MHz DDR3

    red block.png

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