Jonathan Pickup

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  1. this should be automated, linked to the story levels, with the ability to turn them on and off in viewports. I'm learning a CAD program that does show that elevations of each story and they are live
  2. This is one of the issues with a saved view, you are never really “IN” a saved view.
  3. it is not, was not the case. I certainly would have liked to have been funded to the work that I do.
  4. That's really cool. Thanks
  5. I can make usually create the correct property line using the simple dialog. Sometimes i use the line tool and set the angle using the survey information. I have covered this tool several times on my web site:
  6. use the simple dialog for the survey input
  7. I was the author of 4 of the written manuals. The manuals were both printed and PDF. The PDF had embedded movies for those that want to watch. They really worked for everyone. However, the sales were low. Manuals take many man-hours to update and without enough sales, it was not economic for me to continue. I Now have online courses on my web site that are movie based.
  8. I am curious what your agreement for services says. If you agree to send PDF, then they cannot require a vwx file. If your agreement requires a Vectorworks file, then you have to supply it.
  9. I haven;t found this buggy, but i find the quality of the images to be OK for plants, but not OK for window elevations. I have had one client refuse to use these images because the images were not good enough for them.
  10. ideally, the gutter should have connected downspouts
  11. Hi Rob, I have a Mac desktop for my office and I have a windows laptop for travel and webinars. I have a few more crashes on the windows machine, but as you can see from the data from Jim, the Mac is not immune to crashing. Some software works better on the windows machine and some software works better on the Mac. So I tend to jump from machine to machine depending on the software that i want to run. Some programs are the same whatever you use. I like to use my Mac, I like the interface. I also like to use my windows machine, now that I have gotten used to it. The struggle is learning where to find what you want, usually system preferences. When you get used to it, they both work fine. My new laptop has a good i7 quad core, 4GB graphics GTX1050 and 16GB ram. I got a machine that will allow me to upgrade the RAM to 32GB when I need it. It was similar specifications to the 15” MacBook, but it was about 1/3 the price. The Mac is a Mac Pro and was really expensive. Windows has a habit of hiding settings from you, so you have to be an expert to find your way around. The Mac is much more straight forward, and you dont need an expert. I believe this is the reason experts want you to buy windows. Neither is perfect, and neither is terrible flawed... I really think that when you get used to it, either one is acceptable.
  12. I have added a tip to my website on the new title block.
  13. Data visualisation only works in viewports, so not on a design layer.
  14. You can set this up in a viewport using data visualisation. When we draw objects, we quite often add information to the objects using Record Formats. These record formats allow you to attach information and this information can be used to change the look of your objects.