Jonathan Pickup

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. ideally, the gutter should have connected downspouts
  4. 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.
  5. I have added a tip to my website on the new title block.
  6. Data visualisation only works in viewports, so not on a design layer.
  7. 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.
  8. the button you are trying to use has nothing to do with the object selected. ensure that the selected object is on SCREEN PLANE
  9. I think users make a mistake thinking that this new tool is the same as the old one. It think is it better to use the new tool and use this as an opportunity to create a new custom title block. I find this real easy if i place a tittle block first, then use the Resource Manager to edit the Object style. This will update all the placed Title Blocks in your file. There is a button to edit the Title Block Layout. Robert (and all the others), you've done a great job on the new title block. it is very powerful and it connects to the document transmittal form. very cool.
  10. no, it is so much easier now. there is a special area for editing the title block layout. create any text and look at bottom of the Object Info palette, you choose what to link the text to. all the choices are there and you do not need to make any records for yourself.
  11. It would be nice if the line weights on elevations could be automatic. In the old days (manual drawing) line weights were used to show the form and modeling of the building, but we used to do this manually.
  12. Please do not fall into the habit of using a quick fix because you are so busy. This is a little bit like taking the shortcut that ends up with your car getting stuck. It is a false economy to choose a quick fix at the moment.
  13. My advice is to start with the new Title Block tool and rebuild your title blocks using this new system. Yes, I know that Vectorworks will convert your title blocks, but it might be easier to start with a brand new title block from one of the standard title blocks that Vectorworks have created. This way you will be using the latest title block technology without any concerns about the changes to the structure of the title block. Once you have used a standard title block, you can edit the title block style either from the Object Info palette or from the Resource Manager. Edit the title block to suit the design of your company. Any graphics or logos do you have used previously can be copied and pasted into this new title block. Any general notes, copyrights, or other text can also be copied from an old title block into the new one. Many of my clients try to use the new title block in the same way that they used the sheet border. This new tool has a new way of working. I find it easiest if I place a title block on my sheet layer first, then edit the style.
  14. Replace the font in those areas with arial and see if that works.
  15. One of the things I liked about this plug-in is the fact that it is not connected to walls. in my case I often have demolished, existing, and proposed walls. This plug-in allows me to create the skirting (baseboard) wherever I need it, not related to the wall style or to the walls I have already created.