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Ian M.

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  1. This conversation explains why there is a software program called MeshLab (https://www.meshlab.net). I have downloaded it, but stopped in my tracks when I saw all the tools and options. I feel confident that it can solve the issues that have been discussed above, but I definitely don't have any of the necessary skills yet. I would love to hear from the Vectorworks community which point cloud file format they like to use? There are so many options that I hardly know where to start on deciding which format to use. I really like https://3dscannerapp.com
  2. If a Vectorworks user has created a new tool and posted it to the Vectorworks forum, how would I access that tool? I have searched for instructions, but I must be using the wrong search terms. Thanks in advance for any help.
  3. I just stumbled across this and it sounds amazing. Thank you for taking the time to create this tool.
  4. I am working in a rotated plan view, trying to insert a revision cloud. Instead of the cloud being drawn where I drew a rectangle, it is offset and skewed to match the drawing's X-Y axis. This is very annoying. Is there a secret setting for revision clouds that I need to change? Rotated Revision Cloud Object.mov
  5. The "Rotate Plan" command has been easy to use, so it is frustrating that there are tools that don't work well in that mode. I was wondering about a custom UCS, so thank you for confirming that notion for me. I haven't worked with that very much and I worry that I will screw something else up...
  6. I can't find a way to have a Space object or a Property Line object's Fill show at a certain opacity, but have the Line remain at full opacity for the Boundary and the Label. Almost every other Vectorworks object does allow setting fill and line attributes separately. Any suggestions? Screen Recording 2022-06-30 at 11.59.43 AM.mov
  7. To sort of answer my own question...it seems that "Space" objects need to be made in "Top/Plan" view. The label can then be set to the rotated plan view angle and the boundary will stay in place: Screen Recording 2022-06-30 at 11.34.40 AM.mov
  8. I am working in a "Rotated Plan" view. I created a "Space" object, but it sets the label at the original orientation. Using the "Settings" button in the OIP, I corrected the "Label Angle" to match the rotated plan angle. This successfully oriented the space label, but it also rotated the space boundary. How can I use the "Space" object so that the boundary sticks in place, but the label orients the way I would like it to? Screen Recording 2022-06-30 at 11.22.08 AM.mov
  9. I want to give the property line a fill color, and give that fill a transparency, but the transparency is applied to the entire property line object including the boundary line and annotations. Other Vectorworks objects seem to understand the attributes palette's instructions regarding "Fill" vs. "Line" - am I missing something, or is this just another piece that is not fully integrated?
  10. I am here because I drew a 3d Poly to represent an audio cabling run. Since the cable is expensive, it would be great to have a worksheet quickly add up and compare the lengths of various routing combinations. This would seem like a very import function to have for ducting, cabling, piping, etc. Is there a tool in the piping or ducting tool set that does this?
  11. No answer to the question?! I am having the same issue. The Object Info Palette won't display any information about the selected object. In my case I am editing a viewport. I can double-click to enter the "annotations" edit mode, but a "select all" produces no results in the OIP, but I have just been making annotations. I have Vectorworks 2022 running on an 12.3.1 (21E258) MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021) Apple M1 Pro
  12. Ditto to all above. I have a window "open" in 3D so the client can see how it works, but in the elevation viewport the window doesn't display conventionally. It would be great to disable the 3D open.
  13. My 2022 file is partially frozen. No zoom, no pan, no flyover - the file is stubbornly stuck in Top/plan view. Layer menu is not responding either. freeze.mov
  14. ...and was it worth the effort? 🤔 Which file format do you find is the best to use?
  15. Meshlab "the open source system for processing and editing 3D triangular meshes. It provides a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering, texturing and converting meshes. It offers features for processing raw data produced by 3D digitization tools/devices and for preparing models for 3D printing". Does anyone have any experience with Meshlab? https://www.meshlab.net/#features
  16. The "Canvas" app on my LIDAR equipped iPhone allows for the quick capture of as-built conditions, then you pay Canvas to do the legwork on converting all those points into more usable vector objects. They offer several output options: Sketchup, Revit, Chief Architect, 2020 and "2D Floor Plan and charge $0.15 per square foot. The Revit option comes with .rvt, .dwg and .ifc files. I found the .ifc to be the easiest to work with.
  17. I'm having the same issue with VW 2022 - I can't get point clouds in LAS format to render. They show up briefly when using the flyover tool. The "OpenGL" rendering option that I had in 2019 did the trick, so what is the replacement rendering option in VW 2022?
  18. 2022 and I am only just learning about this? Wow! Better late than never.
  19. Pat, sorry - your link did show the Mac OS compatibility chart. Here is the Mac OS/Vectorworks compatibility chart:
  20. This image shows a chart of Windows operating systems, not Macintosh. I couldn't find a similar chart for Mac OS and Vectorworks versions? I was running 2019 on Mojave, but now on Monterey I have to zoom in or out to get the screen to refresh.
  21. I just got a new Apple MacBook Pro 16" running OS Monterey, and a file that works fine on my older MacBook Pro, will not refresh the screen, now, without zooming in, or out. I also notice that the pan tool is non-responsive, again, until I zoom in or out. Screen Recording 2022-01-10 at 3.58.26 PM.mov
  22. ...and many years later, and many versions later, I am having the same issue with Vectorworks 2019 running on a new MacBook Pro 16" with M1 Pro chip and OS Monterey. The same file works fine on my older MacBook Pro with Intel i7 chip running OS Mojave. Is it the chip, or the operating system?
  23. I am encountering this issue on a new MacBook Pro 16" with M1 Pro chip running Vectorworks 2019. Every edit requires zooming in or out to get the screen to refresh. Running the same file on my MacBook Pro Intel For i7 with Mac Os Mojave, there is no problem.
  24. I am still on Vectorworks 2019 with latest updates, and I am finding that the screen does not refresh after I make a change, edit, etc. I have to pan, zoom, etc. in order for the change to be displayed. Vectorworks crashes when I try to import .rvt files
  25. @MultipleWaysI think I have the same issue. My alternate understanding of the original question is, would it be possible to split a General Notes object into two parts (or more) as you can in many word processing programs. For example, on a Notes sheet where you need to carry the text over to the next column? I have databases of notes from different agencies, and they seem to be constantly adding or changing the notes. I organize my notes in columns on my Notes sheet, but there isn't a way to coordinate the formatting of each General Notes object over the whole sheet, such that adding an item to one General Notes object would trigger an adjustment in the others. If Vectorworks had broader word processing capabilities, the worksheet could be organized into columns with the content filling from one column to the next automatically as notes were added or removed.
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