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  1. I cannot get my sheet to export to DWG in a way that preserves the look of my sheet. I want to send my sheet to my engineer, but the "export viewports as 2D graphics in model space" adds lines that are not visible in my sheet view, making the resulting DWG file unnecessarily complex for the engineer, and requiring tiresome editing on his part to get a DWG file that he can use. For example, in my Vectorworks 2019 file, I have turned off the classes for the exterior finish, sheathing and interior finish, and I am only displaying the wall framing. When I export "using flattened 2d Graphics", hidden wall components are unhidden and added to the file (see attached dwg.pdf). Also, my Vectorworks file hides the door leaf and swing, but the exported dwg file show a bright green lines in the door opening - where do those come from? vectorworks.pdf dwg.pdf
  2. @michaelk Did you ever find an answer/resolution? I have to switch to Vectorworks 2018 to send files to my engineer and I am having this problem. Roof objects disappear in Top/Plan view, but show up in Top view.
  3. Boh, Thank you for responding. What you suggest is exactly what I did. I have created a worksheet to show all the stake objects in my drawing, I have the worksheet displaying the "Elevation Units" setting, and I can edit each line individually, but I guess I am at a loss as to how to "globally change" all of them at once. I have tried selecting all the rows in the worksheet and clicking the "select item" option, but it only picks one of the stake objects. Alternatively, trying to select all the "Elevation Units" fields and clicking the arrow pull-down menu, which conveniently show the alternate settings, only changes one item of the selection. Where is the "Global Change" option? Thank you for your help!
  4. It looks like Vectorworks 2019 has added an option called "Elevation Units"in the Object Info palette which allows you to have a different unit setting for Stake objects than the unit setting for the overall drawing. However, how would one go about changing all the Stake objects in a drawing universally from one setting to another?
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    Nurbs Roadway

    @CipesDesign since I have your attention...is there a way to select a station point then specify the desired grade for a specified number of station points? I could measure the distance and calculate an elevation, then "Align stations vertically", but I was wondering if I could get Vectorworks to let me type in "8.33%"?
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    Nurbs Roadway

    @CipesDesign Thank you! I didn't know about the reshape modes - that explains everything! I am saved! In which version did they add those modes?
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    Nurbs Roadway

    Nurbs road 3 480.mov
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    Nurbs Roadway

    @CipesDesign Thank you. Yes, I am aware of the "Vertex Only" setting.
  9. Ian M.

    Nurbs Roadway

    I have inserted a nurbs roadway object into a drawing (see "Nurbs road 1" attached), but when I try to edit the elevation of one of the station points, the object contorts itself into a pretzel. Is this a bug, or am I doing something I shouldn't be? Nurbs road 1.pdf Nurbs road 2.pdf
  10. @MikeB Thanks for the tip on how to get out of a Renderworks rendering. The "command ." and "esc" don't produce any noticeable reaction, but the switch to OpenGL worked very nicely.
  11. I was wondering how to punch an opening in a slab, and I am very pleased to see that simply drawing a polygon for the opening, then selecting both the polygon and the slab and selecting the "Modify_Clip Surface" tool worked like a charm: Edit slab.mov
  12. There is also a setting in Vectorworks_Preferences_Display_Show other objects while in editing modes.
  13. I was hoping for answers, but it seems everyone here has the same issue. I have walls that are disappearing. They show up in plan view, I can use the flyover tool, but OpenGL only shows me two parallel walls and not the perpendicular ones. In Renderworks mode, the walls appear briefly, but then they all disappear in the final rendering. This is happening with a file that I downloaded from Vectorworks (!) tutorial page: "Drawing Organization - Using Stories". I am curious if it is something that happens with older files that are converted to 2019? disappearing walls2.mov
  14. @inikolova I have not yet figured out the photo to 3d model process and I was wondering if there is a tutorial that could take me through the steps? I also don't understand the cloud model generating feature. I have multiple "schemes" in my file. Using Vectorworks on my desktop, I can pick and choose which layers, clases, etc. I want to see in my model, but in the cloud services there is NO control over the model that is generated? Am I missing a major step? How do I control how the model is generated in the cloud services folder? If I can't control/customize it, what use is it?
  15. Since Vectorworks employees are not drummers, it is probably best to ask the drummer in question how they set up their drum kits. Every drummer is going to do it differently.
  16. @JustinVH I am enclosing a screenshot showing the Resource Manager window with "piano" typed into the search bar. There are only two pianos shown in the results. In the lefthand column of the Resource Manager, the folder under "Vectorworks Libraries_Objects - Ent Stage" only shows two files (see "piano4.png"), but using my computer's "Finder" window, I see 12 different files under the same "Vectorworks Libraries_Objects - Ent Stage" file structure (see "Piano5.png"). What is the explanation for that? Why can't the Resource Manager see those files?
  17. @JustinVH I confess that, so far, I am not hooting and hollering about how the Resources Manager works. I used the "Help_Download Content" menu to get the "Spotlight Libraries - Entertainment Objects Libraries". The file successfully downloaded onto my computer, and I can now see that I have "Orchestra Layout 2D.vwx" and "Orchestra Layout 3D.vwx" in my "Vectorworks_Libraries_Objects - Ent Stage" folder, but searching in the Resources Manager does not turn up the files with "piano"?! (see attached "Piano2.png) I used the "Browse a Document" menu to look at the "Orchestra Layout 2D.vwx" file, and finally the 2D piano images showed up in the Resources Manager, but the 3D files that I know are on my computer, in the Vectorworks libraries, still do not show up. That doesn't seem very effective to me. Am I missing something?
  18. @Kevin McAllister Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. It turns out that I needed to download the "SpotlightLibraries - Entertainment Objects Libraries" via the Help_Download Content menu. Piano.pdf
  19. I confess that I am new to the Resource Manager, having only just upgraded from 2013, but I have watched the video tutorial, have turned on every resource option in the Resource Manager, and I get a variety of Forbo linoleum samples, and a Johanson bar stool - no piano. Can you tell me exactly which resource folder it is in?
  20. OK, it is 2018, now and there is still no Vectorworks piano symbol?
  21. Is there a piano symbol(s) available for Architect?
  22. shouldn't the formula be IF(A-INT(A)>0.01,INT(A)+1,INT(A)? Assuming you want any value .01 greater than the integer to be rounded up?
  23. @Chad Hamilton HAarchs What version is your attached file, please? (It won't open for me, but I'm back in 2013)
  24. It is quite easy to to do what you want with a Mac...and I only have Vectorworks 2013. I connect my MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2015) to a Dell monitor. Under "System Preferences_Displays, there are options for detecting other monitors, choosing whether the monitor "mirrors" the main display or provides additional work space, etc.
  25. I have been running Vectorworks 2013 on Mac OS X Sierra version 10.12.6. It works just fine for long periods of time, then suddenly gets cranky and crashes when doing even simple tasks. Sometimes I can just reopen Vectorworks and carry on, but others I end up restarting the computer. Sometimes that works well, and...sometimes not. Alexander Sagatov, Senior Technical Support Specialist, says I need to revert back to El Capitan.


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