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    Drawing lines

    Brilliant that's it!! Thankyou so much!
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    Drawing lines

    Hi Have just updated to 2019 SP1 (from 2108 SP4) and have started drawing, I have noticed that in order to draw a line I have to keep the LH mouse button depressed throughout the line, which is not the way it worked in 2018 and before, where a click started the line and a second click finished it. I have looked for a setting to change this but cannot find one, have a missed something? or has the new programme changed the way in which I should draw.
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    Pop up data bar broken

    This is a serious problem for the way I draw, I am forever needing to offset by a distance entered into the data bar, I have had to go back to 2017 to be at all productive, I know this bug has been submitted, when can we expect a fix? I am using Windows 10 pro
  4. I am also having problems with the data bar in 2018. In the edit group and data bar drop down box the option for 'allow numeric keypad entry for instant data bar activation' cannot be selected so input to the data bar is not possible, however I can manage to input whole numbers but it will not allow the decimal point. I have checked all other parameters and these are set at the same as 2017 so I would guess that this is a bug that has slipped through the net. Hope it gets sorted soon as I use this method of entry constantly. My system is windows 10 pro.
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    perspective, 3d pipe & 3d connexion

    Brilliant Jim I will get mine on order!
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    perspective, 3d pipe & 3d connexion

    Thanks Jim Do you know if this is in the pipeline at your end? or should I be asking the question of 3d connexion.
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    perspective, 3d pipe & 3d connexion

    I am looking at the new space mouse enterprise which will allow for 12 preset commands (extrude, duplicate along path etc.) it states that it is vectorworks compliant but I am not sure that it will work with vectorworks in the same way that it will work with solidworks or inventor, does anybody have any knowledge of this? I would not like to purchase it to replace my space navigator only to find it can only do much the same thing and not allow for assignable presets. BTW I am using Windows not IOS
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    Missing or corrupt plug in

    Brilliant Jim Fixed by removing and replacing!
  9. Since upgrading to 2016 (and up to SP4)I have not been able to get a renderworks camera or a heliodon command to work. The message comes up as 'The plug in tool "Heliodon" or RenderWorks Camera" could not be selected. It is missing necessary resources or the file is damaged'. I have checked that these reside in the plug in tools folder and all seems to be OK. I am currently saving the files back into 2015 to render which is less than ideal. Has anyone had this issue? or if not, some idea how I can get this set up to work. Is a complete reinstall the answer perhaps? I am working with a Windows 10 operating system.
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    Jim Thanks for advice will try out alternatives. And go to support if required.
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    Jim W Have had no response to my question about the missing delete command, has anybody else noticed? is it just windows or is it a problem with mac as well? When I am editing I use one of my mouse buttons to delete, I have had to change this to cut and so I can not hold on to copied items for pasting as they default to the last item deleted, it really screws up my work pattern.
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    Updated to SP2 and am delighted that the main crashing problem has been sorted, however, the Delete command has disappeared, I can cut but not delete, is this a bug?
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    Possible crash reason

    Hi Jim I have been posting about random crashes and have monitored the GDI handles and this was the reason 10,000 and boom! Your tech guys have been aware of this for nearly a month now, why has a patch not been released, it means we have to monitor the handles, close the programme when it gets above 7500 reopen, reload and carry on. Not an acceptable way to run a programme. Please ask the programmers to give this absolute priority, 2016 may have a lot of new features that I have not even been able to explore yet because the problems caused by crashing have substantially added to our workload.
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    VW 2016 crashes

    Crash Crash Crash when I think about 2016 my heart sinks, I am so busy and each crash costs me up to 15 minutes to recover from, this leaves me absolutely no time to report the problem or check on the reason for it, but it is totally random. Clicking onto anything be it a group, single item or a symbol can cause a crash, I reported it when I first loaded 2016 (along with slow text editing) and had hoped that SP1 would have sorted the problem, but alas that did not help. The faster I need to work the more frequent the crashes usually about 3 a day, just that dreaded message 'Vectorworks has stopped working' Never happened with 2015!!!
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    VW Crashes - Why Do We Put Up With Crashes?

    Hi Jim Just set up a new drawing in 2016 and it is faster (not as fast as 2015) It happens in legacy drawings with any text at any drawing size. Most of my work is with drawings which were created in previous versions, so it is no help to me if this is the reason for the slow text response. Could it be a bug in the migration, or has text changed in some way to make this a problem? Thanks Jim I do appreciate your quick response.


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