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  1. I find that VW prevents the operating system from shutting down by not responding to the system request. I also find that closing down VW in general will frequently trigger the application is not responding notice before eventually closing. I'm running this on a new HP Z4 Xeon workstation. I'm also experiencing many more crash to desktop incidents than I ever had on the old (and slower 3d regen) Mac, plus occasional screen flashes to black when regenerating viewports showing 3d objects in OpenGL mode.
  2. Is it normal on the Win10 platform to always be using the escape key to leave the attribute palette and the object info palette before one can use the 'X' shortcut to cancel the active function and return to the pick cursor? This was not the case on my old Mac platform. I am becoming very frustrated after editing the last object I created and then pressing X or another single key shortcut, that when I go to select or create something new I find that the previous function (lines, dimensions, circles, etc.) is still active.
  3. This could be a paired plugin exercise with a placement script in Vectorscript. The plugin on one sheet would know the name of the plugin on the other sheet and vise a versa. The plugin itself could store the name/number of the sheet upon which it resides for the other to extract or the plugin could simply search for the parent of the of the other named plugin and extract the name/number from the parental sheet. When dropping one of these plugins on a sheet via a placement script, the script could automatically drop another plugin on the sister sheet that the user selects at that time. They would need to be event enabled to update whenever printing occurs and have a manual means to trigger the plugin to be executed for other situations.
  4. LarryO

    Disabling hyper-threading???

    hehehe, that is almost funny.
  5. LarryO

    Disabling hyper-threading???

    Yes, but is that a virtual core at 100% and the physical core only running at 50% capacity? I which case is it possible to acquire the whole processing power of a physical core (25% of the CPU) by disabling virtual core pairing to each processor?
  6. Has anyone investigated if it is possible to disable hyper-threading? I have this higher end Xeon processor with 4 cores each split into 2 threads. This results in only 12.5% of the overall CPU processing power being available to do everyday basic hidden line rendering. I was thinking that if hyper-threading could be disabled then maybe a whole core would become available to do work. Getting 25% of our computer expenditure working for us! And then I wouldn't have time to write these posts and speculate on how to get VW2019 operating faster. Smile.
  7. The concept of making changes and not keeping track of all the viewports that are affected is like cooking dinner and leaving the pots and pans for someone else to clean up after you. The technique of drawing, doing annotaion and page layout in the design space is the old school technique that was required prior to the introduction of sheets and viewports into drawing applications. the old school method often had the technician redrawing information multiple times; once for each level of detail required. Building plans often did not jive with room plans which did not jive with envelope details because when ever one was changed the others would not get updated "for efficiency and speed reasons". Moving annotation and dimensioning to the viewport annotation results in fewer instances of unreadable blobs of text that were not intended for 1:100 drawings and cut-off witness lines not intended for the detail views and giant sized grid bubbles, etc. all related to differences in scale between the design space and the layout sheet or viewport's scale. When developing a drawing in the design environment the notes and references I place there are not usually intended for the construction drawings. They are site measures, design constraints, source references (CCNs SIs details, email instructions etc.) These annotations are grouped into their own classes and are rarely turned on in the viewports. Details can be laid out over building plans and sections at their relevant locations and simply grouped or symbolized with a class attached to control their visibility. If you are using viewports and switching things around on the fly you are still going to need to go through all the relevant viewports and realign them, so there really is no excuse for forgetting to realign the annotation and dimensions too when you move the crop. There is no one true way of doing these things but some methods just make it more difficult for the junior drafters to keep your drawings error free after you adjust them. After all that is what office standards are really about. I think that was more like ten cents than two.
  8. 1. If you do any rendering of 3d objects what so ever you will need the machine that has an independent GPU with some dedicated video memory. Even wireframe only files (no walls, slabs, roofs or other 3d objects) benefit from an independent GPU because the responsiveness of the mouse, zooming and snap point selection can be sluggish without one. (Will the installer even proceed to install VW2019 without one?) 2. Launch, load and save times improve noticeably with SSDs and faster processors.
  9. LarryO

    How to set line type (dash) default?

    With hatches you can go to the resources palette and without any objects selected in the drawing environment right click to bring up the contextual and select apply. Henceforth that would become the hatch that would first appear when you switch from one of the other setting like solid or none to hatch. For some reason this doesn't seem to work for linetypes. At least not on the PC version of VW2013, but what does work is at the beginning of a project or when setting up an office template you draw your line. Leave it selected and change it to dashed, then change the dash style to the one you wish to be the default. Open the resources palette and delete the linetype that first appeared leaving only the one you intend to be the default. Now you can add any number of additional linetypes including the one just deleted and the intended default will "stick". At least until it is deleted from the file. I believe ISO-02 becomes the default dash type due to alphabetical sorting of the linetypes in the library file that comes with VW and is typically buried in a system folder. That library file is what gives you linetypes to choose from when there are none embedded in you working file.
  10. LarryO

    AutoCad Users ?

    This is from rusty memory of when I was working with both platforms, over seven years ago. When having trouble with curved shapes, you can start by exporting the objects from a clean file. A clean file has no drawing objects, symbols, hatches, linestyles, etc; it has been purged of everything that the purge command will remove. The only layer should be renamed 0 (that's zero). Set the units to inches or millimeters as applicable and scale at 1:1. Accuracy should be set to at least six decimal places for imperial units. If accuracy is set too low there is the potential for division by zero errors resulting in points that fly off into Autocad outer space. Make sure your polyline has a width other than zero. Copy your object(s) from a working file and paste into clean file. Export to DWG Autocad version 14 or 12. Then check the result by importing back into another clean file. See if your polyline has retained it's curve points or were they converted to other points. There used to be one type of curve that was not supported by Autocad. The translation process would approximate the curve using other types of points, usually hundreds of straight line segments. You might also include a straight line for the rotation axis (or two loci). Autocad supports solids. You should be able to do the sweep yourself and have it export cleanly. You may have to give the final object a solid fill.
  11. I didn't realize that it was even possible to completely collapse all the columns. Thank you Thank you Thank you How it got that way doesn't matter now that I know that it's possible and the technique to return them to normal.
  12. LarryO

    Script vs GUI

    Just a stab in the dark here, but have you tried ReDraw or ReDrawAll? Or applying attributes to the rectangle before ending the floor statement (and then to the parent floor as you do already)?
  13. And another but the layers tab, only showing a column of storys
  14. Here take a look. not much to see anymore though.
  15. What do users of the PC (Win10) version of VWs use to insert a Carriage Return/Line Feed into a field box of the OI palette? On the Mac I was using I could simply write my text using the text command and create a second line with the return key, copy into the clip board my two rows of text complete with the invisible CR/LF control character and paste it into one of the detail tag's title field and two rows of my text would appear above the tag's horizontal line. But all that emerges when I paste on the PC is the characters before the CR/LF; everything afterwards is missing. Existing tags with two lines of text created on the Mac display on the PC correctly and you can edit the regular characters either side of the CR/LF but you cannot paste the sequence of visible and hidden characters into another detail tag. Also noted that the info palette doesn't do a CR/LF in the field box on the PC whereas the MAC does.


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