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Everything posted by FRED JOHNSON

  1. skfurn, Probably the cable you are using does not support bi-directional communications between the plotter and computer. The only solution that I know of is X-Rip and cable from Macro Enter. $350 for both; supports the 330, 430, + older & newer Designjets under 10.6x. I also have a 330 and this is the route I will be going as the 330 has been refurbished by a local HP shop and is in excellent condition and ink carts are very available. Using an Epson Workforce 1100 for 13" x 19" prints now ($149.95 special price from Eponstore.com)
  2. skfurn, How is the HP330 connected to the IMac?
  3. Bruce, Yes its titled "Vectorworks 2010 getting Started Guide"
  4. Bruce, The 2010 training DVD has a little of everything, indluding fundamentals and spotlight,I believe, as well as taking one through a small project - similar to the 2009 VWA traianing dvd I suppose. Funny thing, I also received the 2009 training dvd which would not run under SN.
  5. Thanks Ray, I'll give it a try, sort of a one time thing.
  6. Is it possible to import a jpeg digital photo of carpet into renderworks and use it as a flooring material in a room rendering. If so, exactly how - new to renderworks.
  7. Peter, FWIW Macro Enter's X-Rip software supports the 430 and earlier 330, is updated for 10.6 and can be purchased with the necessary parallel to USB cable. This will let me continue to use the 430 for B&w output and my HP8750 for 13 x 19 color stuff. SL has the necessary driver and I got the printer for free.
  8. Peter, Ray, I have no network setup - just the Mac directly to the plotter hopefully with some sort of parallel to USB cable.
  9. Ray, How is your 430 connected to your computer. I have a 430 and IMac but the 430 has a parallel port and the Mac has USB so I need a USB to parallel cable - any recommendations?
  10. Peter, Thanks thats what I was looking for.
  11. Pressing "C" then marquee the area to be zoomed in on works fine, I also found the marquee zoom tool on the basic tool palette so I'm a happy camper, for now. Is there a way to keep some tool sets open all the time without creating a new workspace?
  12. Ray, Marquee!! thats the word I was looking for..Thanks
  13. In VW 8.5, Architect 1, there was an icon at the top, similar to the 2010 zoom position that represented a "window" zoom. Click on it, window a portion of the drawing and that portion was enlarged to fit the screen. There was another icon on the bottom which you clicked to return you to the screen view before the zoom (previous view). I can't seem to find these two features (icons) in 2010 and I wonder if they are still there in another form or were they eliminated in a previous version. For the old timers out there I believe Minicad had the same features.
  14. Ray, Thanks..in 8.5 I can use the mouse to window and area to enlarge it, similar to autocad..this feature is what I can't seem to find.
  15. OK I just upgraded to VWA 2010 from 8.5, new computer, OS, the works. I started playing around with 2010 just to feel my way around what has changed since 8.5. (LOTS!!)before starting the training DVD's. This may be a stupid question but what happened to the "zoom window" command? If its there I can't seem to find it. If its gone I will really miss it, I'm probally just not seeing it.
  16. So he has... must have missed it - just what I was looking for. Thanx for the head-up & link
  17. Jonathan, I am not familar with this tool, being several versions behind. Perhaps you can demonstrate its use when our CT users group has a live hook-up with you later this month, not sure of the date. Cheers, Fred
  18. Is there a way to insert letters in the dash styles, ie. "w" for water "san" for sewer, "G" for gas, etc.. this would be a real improvement.
  19. Upgrade to 2010 VWA/RW was free with free training DVD offer. $9.99 shipping cost - out the door to me today.
  20. Since my new IMac should arrive by thursday of this week, and I purchased VWA2009 in July with a free upgrade offer to VW2010 I am taking NNA at its word and emailed a request for the 2010 upgrade. I am expecting to have to pay the $15 shipping cost and even offered to return the unopened 2009. I will let the Board know if I have any problems getting the free upgrade.
  21. I opened both drawings with AC2002 - for what its worth. Normally I would just save back to R14 to be safe and inport in VW but that probally won't work for you.
  22. Kool Aid, I am really curious..are you REALLY using a Mac Plus???
  23. I just purchased 2009 VWA+RW as an upgrade from VWA 8.5. At the time I worked out the upgrade price with NNA I was told I would receive a FREE upgrade to 2010 VWA. I have the offer sheet somewhere and would expect NNA to honor this offer.
  24. I do intend to order two of the manuals; the Essentials and Architect manuals. I downloaded a sample for architect which shows how to lay out a site plan - uses the script I downloaded years ago..the sample specifically mentions your manual for "increased productivity", I cannot find this manual anywhere on your website. Can you tell me more about it.
  25. Thanks, that is good to know. You may not remember me but our CT User Group did a live video workshop with you a couple of months ago; I believe the topic was design-layer viewports. There is a lot of new stuff to learn in going from VWA8.5 to 2009. Fred
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