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    100% Ownership of Maxon

    https://nemetschek.com/en/news/corporate-and-brand-news/nemetschek-increases-share-in-subsidiary-maxon-to-100/ Not sure if this has already been posted but I checked and could not find it. Don't want to get into the politics of whether its good or bad news but the stated focus of the new CEO is 'interesting'. My own 2 cents is that they should focus more on partnering with Unity/Unreal as Autodesk has, or at least provide a much better pipeline than currently exists, in order to realise the stated goals rather than reinvent the wheel. I wish them the best of luck.
  2. No misunderstanding. I was just saying that you can transfer DLVPs from another file but then can't move them to a SL, sorry for the confusion Yes very helpful as it confirms what I found - thank you
  3. Thank Boh you can transfer a viewport to a design layer but then can't go from there to a sheet layer. If I group the viewport and copy/paste it only copies the annotations and not the design layer content unfortunately. thanks again
  4. I can create new design layers from an existing file and there is the option to include layer objects. It all works fine If I create a sheet layer and import from an existing file there is no such option. The sheet layer sets up fine but there is no viewport on the sheet layer that exists in the file I am importing from. Is there a way to carry over the viewport? thank you
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    Any C4D users here?

    I am not a C4D user but to add a material to the object (regardless of orientation) wouldn't you have to UV map the object first?
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    Colour Management

    Hi how does colour management work with VW? So if I bring in a png, jpg, tiff etc. they will have already been gamma corrected so if VW works linearly then they need to be de-gamma'd and also if I bring in a HDR file that would not have had gamma applied so what does VW do to manage this situation and finally how does it output the image on export image file with regard to applying gamma? (I am no expert in this area) thanks
  7. Depends which country you are in. For the UK then VW is the go to tool for Interiors. I have been teaching it for the last 6-years for Interior Design and the student to job employment in the ID field is over 86%. When I first started I would have said AutoCad but that has changed significantly over the last 3-years. I have no idea why this change happened but maybe because most UK universities have VW there has been an upward push. Most Uni's here use Macs which is why AutoCad has never really taken off with ID. I would add that VW on its own is not enough. You will also need SketchUp, Photoshop and if possible hand drawing. Finally you will need a nice personality
  8. Hi is it possible to create a 2d shape with the bounds of 2 curved walls based on area alone (see attached). There are two curved walls and the rooms are inside the walls with a specified area and there are several rooms following the curve inside. Its a student prob I have that I have come up with a manual workaround but although its close its not precise and its manual effort. thank you
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    Multi Texture Walls at Height

    Look at the wall square on and then take a screenshot. Go into Photoshop or similar and bring in the screenshot. Colour as required. Add it to your single wall and adjust with the attribute mapping tool. It will be the correct proportions
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    clip cube

    Is it possible to get the clip cube so it only affects a single layer? I composite layers at the moment to get over it (so one layer overlaid without the clip cube). Maybe missing something thanks
  11. The portal is correct and you have the student version. My guess is that Uni has 2017 and you have 2018. In Uni File > Export your work to VW2017 and you should be fine.
  12. @Philip Smith Ah ok I was not aware you could download the professional version for 1-year. My understanding was 30-day trial so maybe Jim can clear it up. In the past you could open student docs in the professional version but then the doc would remain watermarked once again maybe Jim could explain if that has changed (disappointing if it has). Either way if you are still a student then you can download the student version from the portal and it would of course work fine. I understand that if you have student work you want to convert to professional then if you purchase VW there is a discount and you can have a number of docs converted. There are a few differences between prof and student. Finally if you are in the UK my experience of student portfolios for interviews/jobs is that the watermark is not relevant. http://www.vectorworks.net/education/student2pro
  13. What are the versions? If the one at Uni is a higher version than the one at home then you should do File > Export > Export Vectorworks....... and vice versa I would guess that the student version is the same as the one available on the portal where if you have a valid student id you can register and after approval you can download
  14. Create the print file from 2014 and print at Uni. If it is a PDF then export to PDF, or to an image file etc. I am unsure why you have to open in an earlier version. To clear up my confusion: You are a student who has VW2014 at home and you have 2011 and 2013 at Uni? Not sure where the non student/professional version came in to this unless I missed something? Also, I am pretty sure that 2014 has not been downloadable from the student portal for a few years so how did you upgrade to 2014 or was that sometime ago? If so then just jump to 2017/2018. Out of interest which Uni and I am surprised they have such old installs of VW (they should be up to date or at least only a single year behind)? Sorry for all the questions but I teach at Uni in Southampton and its interesting to know what happens elsewhere
  15. Use both. Su works very well with VW and has done since 2015.
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