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  1. Upgrade to 2010 VWA/RW was free with free training DVD offer. $9.99 shipping cost - out the door to me today.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Kool Aid, I am really curious..are you REALLY using a Mac Plus???
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Does VWA2009 have a feature to offset walls? Years ago I downloaded a scrip someone made to do just this in earlier versions and it became a real timesaver for me. I do have 2009VWA but have yet to load it as I am still deciding on which new Mac to purchase.
  9. I am finally upgrading VWA 8.5 to VWA 2009 + RW; up till now the upgrade was not necessary for my workload. I will also be upgrading my old G4 to a new 24" IMac dual core intel machine. Question is can I continue to use my old HP330 which is in fine shape? If so, what do I need for a driver or one built into the current OS? Any help will be appreciated.
  10. I used the OS9 install disc to boot the mac at startup with the "c" key depressed, then did a clean install of OS 9.2. After a restart I used the OSX system preferences to have the mac start up with OS9. Everything seems fine, so far and I loaded one OS9 program just to check. System profiler shows that OSX is still there although I don't know how to activate it if I wanted to. This excercise was to allow me to use my older and highly customized version of VW Architect 1 at remote locations, such as a client's house and to continue to use my specification writing software, also highly customized, running an older, and better version (IMHO)of MS Word. Thanks Islandman & David for your help. Fred
  11. No need to run anything OSX on this computer. Just 1 or 2 OS9 compatible programs only.
  12. I have an old macbook which was upgraded to OS 10 +, now I wish to "downgrade" it back to OS 9 (which was what it came with) to use some older software. I have the original restore CD but I don't know exactly how to do the downgrade. Any help would be appreciated.
  13. Pat, Thanks..the single installation thing was what I was looking for. Fred
  14. Pat, Thanks but I do not quite understand your reply..I would be getting a new full package 2009 Architect with Renderworks for new installation on a new computer, not an upgrade of any sort; new from scratch. I am currently still using Architect ver 1 on a G4 (OS 9.2.2) without renderworks so everything will be new, I kept abreast over the various newer versions but will still have a decent learning curve.
  15. I am thinking of upgrading to architect 2009 and I have a simple question: When you order the package with Renderworks is RW intergrated or loaded as a separate package??
  16. Looking to purchase an early version of Renderworks; using VW 8.5 with Architect 1.0 email me at fjj.slap@snet or fjjohnson@snet.net
  17. Peter, I will need to plot sooner than later and x-rip is a lot cheaper than a new plotter. My 330 was refurbished at an HP service shop and is in new working condition - the 430 is just a newer name for the 330 with the same features and gimp may, in fact , drive it. Bottom line: I would consider a 430 if the price was right because, as you said, its got built-in OS support and the 330 won't last forever.
  18. Islandmon, Went to link - Yep, not there.
  19. Katie, Checked the gimp web site, seems the 330 is not supported but both older 220 and 450 are.. so I think I'll plan on X-rip. I need to get all my upgrade costs lined up before I jump in 12.5x Thanks
  20. I am not in a position to compare as, at the moment, I have neither gimp or x-rip. I was just wondering if someone plotting from vw is using gimp in lieu of x-rp and what plotters gimp supports.
  21. Actually Katie X-rip 1.7 (intel macs) still supports the old girl (opps, beg pardon)
  22. I am thinking up upgrading computer to new iMac w/ 10.4x and VW to 12.5. Does the OS still have gimp drivers included or will I need to get X-rip 1.7 to use my old but still going strong HP330?
  23. At $450 its a REAL GOOD Deal considering what you will get.
  24. Guys (& Katie) Thanks for the advice and time..the iMac is it. I'll be ready to purchase something in the next month so at that time I'll compare prices (new vs refurbished, etc.) got price for upgrading to 12.5 and x-rip so I need to keep those in mind.
  25. Just Curious re iMac... refurbished 2.0 Ghz G5 or new Intel.. my son , the graphic designer, has a new intel iMac which has to run non-universal apps photoshop, quark, etc.. and gets lots of sowtware crashes.
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