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  1. rgcn

    VW 2019 Lag & Spinning Wheel

    @khumenny Did you migrate from the old mac, or did you do a clean install of all the applications? If you did migrate, I suggest you make a second user account on the iMac and install Vectorworks from scratch and see if the performance improves. Cheers, Rob
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    I miss Vectorworks Viewer

    I don't recall there ever being a stand alone Vectorworks Viewer for iOS. Only nomad. You can still get the Mac and Windows versions of the viewer here. https://www.vectorworks.net/support/downloads/vectorworks-file-viewer Rob
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    ever-decreasing performance of Vectorworks

    @MelanieR When you got your new MacBook Pro, did you migrate your user account from a backup (Time Machine) or directly from an older Mac? Or was this computer fresh out of the box with no migration what so ever? Rob
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    The Vectorworks Twitch

    How do you mean you get nowhere? Has tech support given you any inkling as to what the issue may be? It's been my experience with the folks at tech support that they will either tell you what you're seeing is absolutely a bug or that there is something wrong with your file or something is amiss on your computer. If it is indeed a bug then clearly it won't be resolved right away until the engineers get to it. In a lot of cases that is resolved in the next sweep of a SP. Tech support has never gone radio silent on an issue.
  5. You should have a look at the 3DConnexion space mouse. These make 3D maneuvering a breeze in Vectorworks. I have both the wireless and enterprise. Rob
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    Hide Classes Within Layers

    Work arounds can lead to the implementation of a feature. The engineers can't predict every way someone will use Vectorworks. By asking for something like this to be changed in Vectorworks brings it to the attention of people who write the code. Rob
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    Wireframe and OpenGL missing parts

    I would follow Neil and Jim's recommendation to contact tech support directly. I have been using 2019 SP 2 on a 5 year old MacBook Pro without any issue with any of my renderings in any of my files.Tech support has the means to take your file apart and examine your computer specifications to help determine what the issue is. Rob
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    Hide Classes Within Layers

    I agree with Gadzooks on the first recommendation. You would have to sub class the doors on the floors to differentiate them between layers when showing the 2 floors in the same vp. I would suggest that be added to the wishlist request section. That would be a great filter to add to shut off that class for that layer only when showing more than one floor plan. Rob
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    Wireframe and OpenGL missing parts

    500 MB sounds awfully large for a modest sized design. My rather large projects are around 250mb with photo realistic renderings. It sounds to me like you may have a high poly object inserted in the file or something is calculating away from origin. Something simple like a line or node many miles from origin would throw the whole render calculation out of whack. Have you imported anything from a AutoCAD File, revit objects or Sketchup objects? Can you post the file on here for others to look at and give input? Have you tried tech support? Those folks can find the most nagging of issues in a file. Rob
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    Merge Cross Section Not Working

    I am seeing this difference as well in my sections between 2018 and 2019. Its only happening with my walls. Slabs don't show components in "Merge Cross Sections" Rob
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    Property Line Tool

    I have found the easiest way to create a property line is to have the site plan situated in its correct orientation. Trace the property line with the polygon tool, then with the polygon selected, I go to AEC > Create Objects From Shapes... then select property line from the pull down. It converts the polygon to a bang on property line representative of the legal survey. I just did one this afternoon for the project I am working on as I just received the survey an hour ago. Rob
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    Cabinet Drawers

    Kelvin, Stephan may have been pointing out that you can build this cabinet in the custom cabinet tool. Cheers, Rob
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    I too design a lot of commercial kitchens, I have a boiler plate letter that I will send to manufacturers, it takes a whole 3 minutes to format it to the specific manufacturer. If they bite and send a reply I will point them in the right direction if need be, or they will thank me and start looking into it. I have received positive feedback for doing so. I have also reached out to BIMobject to persuade their manufacturers to produce more Vectorworks content. I don't know how you took my comments as disdain for your needs, I was merely making a suggestion to help promote the application we all choose to use in these professions and hopefully help you find the native Vectorworks files you needed. Rob
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    If you properly hound manufacturers (respectfully of course) you may find that they are willing to learn new ways of getting their equipment out to other formats. Myself and a colleague have successfully convinced some manufacturers to include Vectorworks native objects in their libraries. Its not always easy but its beneficial to get more manufacturers friendly with Vectorworks. The more folks we have out there persuading these companies the better. Rob
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Have you contacted anyone at Vectorworks to look at the revit files you are having issue importing into 2018 and 2019? If its a bug, those files could inform them on what needs to be fixed. Rob


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