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  1. Thanks Michael! Somehow it had been deactivated - Never knew you could double click on these
  2. Hi, Ive just recently noticed my snap to angle function is only picking up 90° angles. It used to snap to 30, 45, 60 etc, but now thats no longer the case I did have a former staff member using my VW for a while just before I noticed it stopped working. Is there any setting that could have disabled this? (Note: Does this in all projects, new and old, and all workspaces) Any ideas? Thanks!
  3. Ah i found the problem, I'm an idiot Forgot I had the clip cube on - problem solved
  4. It might be worth noting the object is composed of NURBS surfaces - could this be the issue?
  5. Hi, Im having a strange issue where 3D dwg files are disappearing in any 3d view I can only see or select the imported object when viewing in plan view When i goto edit 3d component, i can spin the camera and see it at any angle, but then when i exit editing mode it disappears again. Ive got all classes visible, and it is on show/modify other layers & classes Ive tried changing the class, the fill and the line weight Is there anything else I can try to fix this dilemma? Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
  6. Thanks Vincent, Yes, i did use Revit for 2 years, but I've been using vector works for over 3 years, you'd think id be used to it by now lol.. Just figured if theres a hide objects button, it would make sense to be able to unhide it later. Anyway, you're help is much appreciated, should save me a lot of time in the future
  7. Hi, Im just a little lost about this, but if I use the 'Hide Objects' button, how do i unhide them afterwards? For instance, i want to hide the roof whilst I'm working on a floor plan, but i obviously still want the roof later on. Any idea how i can unhide the object later on?
  8. Hi, Im trying to design a little video for our website that shows how our stone cladding system works, and I'd like to animate the bits and pieces to move into position at each stage of the video. So far I've added in a AW Moving Object, using a 3d symbol, and added an AW Object Path. When in the obj info palette for the AW Moving Object, I try to enter the path name, but it just reverts back to <> They're both on the same design layer and class, I'm not sure why it won't connect. If I preview the animation, it just disappears... This is the first time I've tried using it, so I've probably done something stupid or have a setting turned off but I can't figure it out. One a side note, is animation works worth learning, or are there better alternatives out there (Without paying $3000 for cinema4D) Thanks a lot in advance
  9. Thanks jnr and Jim, will give wiping it a go. I hope it is machine specific, because after I told my boss he went and purchased a $6000 new Mac Pro - the black cylinder looking one. Hopefully when it arrives there will be no more problems
  10. So, I just downloaded 2015 Less than 10 minutes of using it for the first time, it freezes. Now it won't even open - just sits there bouncing on the app bar. All I tried to do was insert a title block, whats going on? Can it be because I still have 2013 & 2014 installed? Would uninstalling them help? Or should I revert back to 2014 and wait for more service packs?
  11. Hi, I was working on a project when all of a sudden everything on sheet layers disappeared. I can't override class visibility in the View>Class Options menu. Everything has disappeared from my sheets except for the currently selected class, and changing the Class Options to show/modify all doesn't have any effect. Everything was fine up until I created a new viewport and couldn't edit or select it. Ive tried restarting the program, and restarting the computer too. There seems to be one class, 13, which is unaffected and does turn on and off when changing the Class Option visibility. All the rest will not show up unless the class is selected. Any ideas would be very much appreciated Thanks,
  12. I just came across a nice set of drawings from a design firm, in which I found there were clickable links on the details and sections which took you to the appropriate page in the pdf. Very convenient, especially large pdf files which take a long time to scroll through. I was wondering if this is something vector works can already do? Or if not could it be a feature sometime in the future? Thanks guys, just my two cents
  13. Hi Guys, Yes loft surface was the answer I was looking for! I think I overlooked that option because I was looking for solids rather than surfaces, but I see loft surface has a create solid option. Thanks! Problem solved
  14. I need to make a solid 3d object from 2 polygons, and a simple extrude just won't do because the 2 polygons are not parallel or the same dimensions. I know this can be done, I've done it before, but I can't seem to find the command to do it. I had to select both the polygons and a path connecting them then use some command but can't remember which, and I've been looking for hours.. Does anyone have any idea? Thanks,
  15. Hi, Im wondering if the chain extrude command can be used with voids. Im looking to create something like in the image below: Also, I'm wondering if the final repeat can end on an incomplete section, as the length of the channel isn't always a multiple of the cutouts
  16. Hi Pat, I renamed the record format and then changed it back to My Custom Record and this seems to have solved things. Don't ask me why, perhaps it needed to be refreshed. The title block and record were created in VW2013, and Im now using 2014, so perhaps that could also be a factor Anyway, thanks for your help and speedy response
  17. Hi, I know this topic has been resolved, but I am having some issues with the database outputting the right values. I have followed your method of inserting functions into the database header, but it seems to be outputting the default value rather than the actual value. Ill add a screenshot that may describe my problem better Thanks!
  18. Hi all, I have recently been trying to get the transmittal page which was included in VW architect 2013 to work. I think it is worksheet based but I can't figure out how to get the fields to update with the records. All my title sheets automatically update using records with the P_ or S_ prefix, how can I get the document transmittal worksheet to update itself in this manner too? Thanks!
  19. Mann!!!!! What the hell! VW just crashed, but not only did it crash and lose the last 4 hours of work, the backups have vanished too. I just opened it now, and the only back ups are of it before I started today, and after it crashed. The ones I need with all the work done are gone???? What am I doing wrong?? Is it something to with pdfs? It seems to crash more often with pdfs. But it shouldnt be crashing at all!
  20. This is a new kind of on-site visualisation method, which has been emerging in australia for a short while. It allows a 3D demonstration of a proposal in real time using special markers placed at set out points on site. If you havent seen a demonstration of the PS Vitas capabilities, there are a few on youtube you can search for, but none of them are of a high quality as of yet. Basically, the entire 3d model is used and coordinated to set-out points, from which wherever you turn the camera, an overlay of the 3d model will correspondingly appear in real-time. I can imagine this being a site standard for large construction within the next decade, and I would love to be in on the ground floor for this one. As of yet, there is no commercially available software for this, and the PS Vita will probably not support the larger models. Does vectorworks have any plans for this?
  21. I seem to keep getting this bug, where model space wont update if I zoom in/out or make selections. The only thing that will update the model space is rotating with control + mouse wheel. I dont think it is a settings problem, as it seems to occur only intermittently. Could this be something along the lines of video drivers or direct x, OpenGL, or something else that might be out of date?
  22. Actually.. I restarted VW and now it works.. Sorry! Very bizarre
  23. Just upgraded to VW 2013, and have lost the drag selection box? The drag selection still kind of works even though I cant see the box. Another problem is the selection isnt highlighted until I zoom out or move? Before in vw2012 the selection would update immediately, and even highlight before unclick, but it seems to be glitchy now..
  24. Hi, Im looking into getting one of these to help create/edit vw files whilst on site. I know there are probably far more practical laptops, but the convertible capability of this laptop make it appealing. I wont be doing any rendering on the laptop, as I have a more powerful desktop at work, so will be using wireframe only. What Id like to know is if VW 2013 will run on it, with: 8GB ram Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics i7 3510u processor and solid state drive. Also, will VW run on windows 8? (It comes with the full version of windows 8 pro, not the simplified RT version.) And will I be able to configure simple commands to allow touch input? Such as draw lines, move, rotate etc
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