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  1. I am teaching a class on using vectorworks for a specific application. I have put together a workspace that it well suited to this, but some students will be on Macs and some on PCs. Can the workspace file be used cross platform? Also what happens if I include a tool in the workspace that the student may not have available. For example: I have the Industry collection, but some students will only have spotlight. Will the unavailable tools just be greyed out?


  2. I just installed 12 and OGL rendering no longer works. It just renders a white screen. All the other render setting work fine and if I open the same file in 11.5 it renders fine. (The scene is just a blue extruded rectange in isometric view)

    I am on a PC, XPSP2, P4 3.0, ATI9800 with current driver

  3. So.... After reading the pdf of new features is it safe to assume that other than changing the gobo projector that the spotlight module is still the same as it was in V 9.0? Left behind once again? Updatable worksheets? Update to lable legends? Position summaries? Accesories, intruments and position objects that stick to one another?

    Please let us know if there have been any meaningful changes.

  4. I have found that when I selct a dimension it flashes for 2 or 3 seconds before allowing me to do anything to it. Grouping, ungrouping, duplicating and moving symbols is much slower than V10. I am on 11.5.1

    [ 08-26-2005, 06:35 PM: Message edited by: AndyM ]

  5. Maya is a great program that can create fabulous renderings and animation. Unfortunately there is no easy reliable way to get your VW files into Maya. DXF export is the best way and not very good. My advice would be to check out Cinema 4D (www.maxon.net). It can do everything Maya can in regards to Arch Vis and has a nice plug in to get your VW files into C4D. It's also half the price.

  6. I upgraded to 11.5 and now my export to C4D doesn't work. The option is grayed out and says "Cinema 4D export US VW 10.qtr" not in directory. There is an rsr file there with the same name so I renamed it. It's not grayed out anymore, but still doesn't work.


  7. Gee, I didn't think of that. [Wink] It was handed from person to person to person.

    I haven't been able to find any info on a program that uses that extension and have tried renaming to all the usual suspects. It's probably some cheap consumer cad program like 3d home designer or something.

  8. VW11 is all about viewports. They are a huge advance and I don't know how I ever worked without them. As others have mentioned, there is always room for improvement. I REALLY wish you could copy sheet layers and workgroup referencing needs to have the same functionality as viewports i.e. cropping, moving, controlling class vivibility, etc...

    The Spotlight module is also desperate for an update.

  9. OK, I sometimes need to diplay text at 270 degrees rotation. With adjust flipped text checked it will automatically rotate the text the other way. I usually get aroung this by typing in 270 in the rotation field on the OIP. HOWEVER, viewports don't obey this rotation. Even if it looks correct in the design layer the viewport will flip it and there doesn't seem to be a way around it. I REALLY don't want to turn off adjust flipped text because I mirror text all the time. Anything I can do????? Many Thanks!

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