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timpower

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  1. I haven't seen any discussions yet on 3d rotation and 3d views. i have yet to see version 2009 so if anyone who has can answer, please do. It sounds like this new kernel is going to bring VW to a very professional level in 3d modeling, which we should all be thankful for - this is a huge step and not only will it make our work easier, it will increase the seats of VW users, making hiring easier other steps which need to be taking are: _the way you move around a 3d object in VW - the grab and rotate capabilities. _2, 3, and 4 different views of the model contemporarity - at the present, VV allows you to only have one view at a time of a 3d model. my question is, has this release of VW been changed regarding these issues and/or has NM addressed these implementations, and if yes, how?
  2. Thanks Sean for adding Vectorworks to the list on Wikipedia, and for adding Parasolid to Vectorworks!
  3. all of the information that i've read regarding V.2009 is actually quite positive. the parasolid kernel is very likely to give vectorworks improved capabilities, improved speed, and hopefully increase the userbase (which will make hiring qualified employees an easier task). i've got some concerns however which i have not been able to easily clarify regarding minimum requirements: can anyone tell me if from what they have read, I could run V2009 on a G4 with a chip upgrade (dual 1.4) with 2MB of Ram? Would it run smoothly?
  4. The Plugin is now available as a direct download on the Maxon site -
  5. i had updated to SP2 and then had to 'backtrack' to SP1 - I found SP incredibly slow and for some reason SP1 is more responsive - after reinstalling everything and upgrading to SP1, I am happy again. I'll await SP3 - just one persons opinion
  6. i had updated to SP2 and then had to 'backtrack' to SP1 - I found SP incredibly slow and for some reason SP1 is more responsive - after reinstalling everything and upgradign to SP1, I am happy again. I'll await SP3 - just one persons opinion
  7. yes, this and other issues with SP2 have me doubting whether my updating was a mistake or not. i would like to go back to SP1......could I receive instructions on the proper technique to reinstall? thank you
  8. Hello - Thanks for the link. The plug in is available at last and it does work. I've run a few tests and it does work, but I've had a few issues with Vectorworks crashing while exporting so I'm not sure this is the final version or not. Restarting VW's helps, and second or third tries with the export work! good news.
  9. good question - 'i would like to know what it is fixing' - hopefully it will be faster, and not slower, on all fronts.
  10. hmmmm - thanks....i guess the drawing in question was created in 2008, so strange that a linked layer would have been created - stranger yet that a message would pop up discussing the need to un-link some linked layers...
  11. I've gotten numerous times a message saying something like 'you cannot create a viewport - please unlock layer links' -the problem is i can't find layer link in VW 2008 - it seems it doesn't exist? has the name changed?
  12. wow - 60 seconds is long time. i have noticed soem very slow time for doing things like 'making' doors or windows in VW 2008 as well -something like 10 or 15 seconds, which seems like allot of time to me as well - it was faster in VW 12.
  13. thanks - but on mac it isn't working.....probably an incompatiblity between leopard and the plug-in, which i trust will soon be resolved
  14. Hi Ariel - you mention that you were able to install the plugin, which is actually further than I have gotten - a few questions for you: did you install the 12.5 export plugin or the 12.0 export plugin? are you running tiger or leopard? any further information would be a great help for many of us
  15. It has been a while since I've had to do this - I don't remember how to set up (change) the defaults of the document setup. in other words, I would like that every time I open a new document that the new document opens in 1:50 instead of 1:48, in meters instead of feet and inches, etc.
  16. I agree - I think the software is great, the service quite good - the price is OK. But there is always room for improvement - I think VW needs to get more users on board however, and any means to get VW to a tipping point should be encouraged.
  17. further opening the VW program as much as possible to what WE architects and designers do on a day to day basis is necessary in order to help the program grow - any communication which advocates the opposite ('we do not support', or 'we do not produce', or 'contact some else') makes it hard for my non VW colleagues to want any thing to do this program! They see this and walk away! My experience is that when I am 'inside' the VW environment I am very satisfied, but any attempt to communicate with any environment outside, is nothing short of a constant struggle. You at VW can agree or not, but that is how it is for THIS user.
  18. you're right - my fault. I'll accept that. But I also note that every other software package as well as all hardware I use has gone through 3 OS upgrades without any glitches.
  19. sorry - it is not my intention to annoy anyone. My lack of patience is based on the fact that recent upgrades have totally broken my work flow, and after having spent lots of tine and money to 'upgrade', I have recently had to go through the downgrading process of reinstalling older programs and OS's. In the meantime, Leopard and VW 2008 is on the shelf - waiting to upgrade again for a second time ------ when clients are waiting for their work to be completed, they don't care whose fault it is that the plug-ins are not updated! BTW - I support idea to start a third party rendering forum.
  20. my point of view is pretty straightforward: i use VW and C4d, and have tried renderworks....I seriously doubt renderworks can ever compete seriously with C4d. If VW and C4d was ever to loose compatibility, i may instead opt to use Archicad and C4d instead of switching to RW. I hope we never have to come to this point. But, is that a risk that VW can afford to take? NNA, I honestly suggest you opne your platform as much as possible (ask Steve jobs what he thinks about that) when and where it makes sense. Just MHO
  21. is that an attempt to stifle discussion or what? i was asking an open discussion on an open board.....can any one else answer my question?
  22. can someone here reiterate the current state of affairs regarding the Cd - VW plugins? I've recently purchased VW 2008 but haven't installed yet, as i am awaiting clarification on the plugin....i would rather wait than risk. please, if anyone from VW is listening, do not attempt to convince me to use RW, as that will only infuriate me. Does the plug in from VW 12 work in 2008 or is there an update? what is the state of affairs for C4d 10 or 10.5 with VE 2008?
  23. can someone here reiterate the current state of affairs regarding the Cd - VW plugins? I've recently purchased VW 2008 but haven't installed yet, as i am awaiting clarification on the plugin. Does the plug in from VW 12 work in 2008 or is there an update? what is the state of affairs for C4d 10 or 10.5 with VW 2008?
  24. does anybody know it if is possible to use any of the plugins to export from VW 12.0.0 into C4d 9.6 or 10......?

 

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