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  1. Sorry to keep this going but, has anyone used the "House Builder" in Cinema 4d? Any thoughts, opinions in comparison with VWs for sketching quick design ideas?
  2. Jim and zoomer thanks for the all the info.
  3. I know this issue has been dealt with on the forum before, but I'm a bit confused on which of the components of a computer are essential to optimal performance when using VWs or other 3d modeling programs such as Cinema 4d or Rhino. Taking the the new Mac Pro as an example: Processor core - 6, 8, 12 Is there a substantial difference in performance between 3.0GHz 8-core with 25MB of L3 cache and 2.7GHz 12-core with 30MB of L3 cache? SDRAM 32GB (4x8GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC vs. 64GB (4x16GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC, any substantial difference in performance? Graphics Cards Dual AMD FirePro D500 GPUs with 3GB of GDDR5 VRAM each or Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each? I'm assuming these are the main components to be concerned about. Please correct me if i am wrong.
  4. For those out there that use Cinema 4d with VWs, staring in 4d for modeling then importing to VWs, what is the best approach? It seems that only mesh and polygons can be imported and are often overly complex than if the same object was created in VWs. I can't seem to find a workable solution without having to recreate the object in VWs.
  5. Has anyone used Rhino for Mac with Vectorworks 2015? I'd like to be able design a building in Rhino and import into VWs to generate construction documents from the model as well as realistic renderings.
  6. How can i have a door in a wall appear without the wall lines in a 2d Top/Plan view? I tried checking/ unchecking the "Draw Wall Lines" in the obj Info panel but doesn't seem to do anything.
  7. I use Mac OS. Thank you very much.
  8. Is it possible to change the dimensions of the default print area border on a sheet layer ? I would like to eliminate the grey border so that i could print to the edge of the paper when publishing to .pdf, but i there doesn't seem to be a setting for this in the page settings.
  9. Thanks Jim. By editing overall opacity for the Plants-Component-Color Fills class affects all the other plants. I think it would be great to be able to adjust the opacity just as you can edit the dimensions of each plant symbol separately.
  10. I want to reduce the opacity of a plant symbol while keeping the tag at 100%. Is there a way to control the opacity of a Plant Symbol independent of it's Tag? I tried putting the plant in one class and the tag in another, but that doesn't seem to work.
  11. minotto


    Thanks for the info.
  12. minotto


    How does one get Grass to look like this in Renderworks? Realistic Grass
  13. Thanks Jonathan. I ended up adding some grading around the texture bed and this helped smooth things a bit.
  14. I'm using VW’s 2015 SP1 and am having a problem with jagged edges occurring in the site model as a result of using site modifiers when viewing in Open GL. Is there a way to smooth this out so a texture bed wouldn't look distorted? I tried rendering in Fast Renderworks but it doesn't look much better. In the Document Preferences Mesh Smoothing is raised from 70 to 150 but no difference results and Anti-Aliasing is checked in the Open GL Preferences. Could the problem be related to my graphics card? NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512 MB
  15. It seems so basic for 3d modeling: why can't a simple command be developed to join 2 NURBs curves into one curve, as can be done with polygons?
  16. No i wanted the image props to appear in color, not as line drawings. Can image props render as line drawings? I didn't think so.
  17. Ok i see what you mean. But there is no setting in the image prop textures or some other way to over ride the global setting of hidden line for a particular image prop.
  18. I'm trying to use the new feature in 2015 where a hatch can be viewed in 3d. I want the image to be primarily black line on white but with certain image props or other forms showing in color. Background rendering is Custom Renderworks with both Texture and Color enabled in order to see the image props. Foreground rendering is Hidden Line in order to see the hatches where applied. RW is White Background. Since color has to be enabled globally, in order to show the forms that i want to display hatch without color, i created a 2nd texture where the color is white and applied the hatch. But the problem i'm having is with Hidden Line. From the attached image you can see that the image props don't hide the lines in the background. Of course without any Foreground rendering they do. Without having to photoshop the image, does anyone have an idea how i can correct this?
  19. The choices for text in Vectorworks 2015 is truly overwhelming. Does VWs use the Fonts already present in the OS of a computer or are the text styles within the program itself? If so, is there some sort of reference chart available?
  20. I have a very basic question that i can't seem to find an answer for. After extruding a rectangle with a fill and line indicated in the Attributes window, the fill disappears. When switching to the 3d form it shows up fine but when i switch back to Top Plan, only the outline of the 2d form shows. I tried alternating different Fill options but still only the outline is affected when i change the line parameters. Editing the extruded form shows the correct fill. How do i correct this?
  21. I'm able to download the files now. Thanks for you help.
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