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  1. rgcn

    Until Next Time

    Jim, I wish you all the best. It was an absolute pleasure meeting you and talking to you at the design summit. I truly appreciate every ounce of knowledge you have shared with us. You have made my use of Vectorworks that much greater. Hope our paths will cross again and I can tip back a beer or two with you some day. Cheers, Rob
  2. I received an email today that has made me quite unhappy. Bluebeam has decided to drop Revu for Mac. Bluebeam never really put much effort into the Mac platform, their Revu was quite sub-par compared to the Windows version, but I was able to use it almost daily in my professional practice. Since Bluebeam and Vectorworks are part of the same family, how did this happen? How does one part of the company drop Mac support when all their other applications (as far as I know) have Mac versions? Here is a copy of the letter. Hello, We’re writing to let you know that we’ve made the difficult decision to stop developing future versions of Bluebeam Revu for Mac. We understand that this decision will impact many users and organizations, and we’re committed to providing the support and resources required to keep you and your company on track during this transition. We’ll also release the Revu for Mac 2.1 update in Q2. This update includes improvements to our measurement tools and addresses some critical issues. When we originally developed Revu for Mac, our intention was to extend the incredible efficiency and collaboration power of Bluebeam Revu to the Mac platform. While we pursued this multi-platform approach, advancements in cloud-computing redefined what was possible and provided an opportunity for us to reevaluate our strategy. At the end of 2018, we committed to building a new cloud-based ecosystem of solutions that delivers powerful features, tools and workflows accessible from any device and from any location. You will first see this vision coming to life in new products like Bluebeam Atlas and features like Drawings. In order to invest in this long-term vision, we have made the decision to begin the process of winding down the Revu for Mac product. We know that Revu for Mac provides specific benefits for your business. To minimize the disruption this decision may have, we will provide you with the following: You can continue to use your existing license of Revu for Mac. To learn more about your support options, please read our support article. All customers who are on Revu for Mac 2.0 will have access to the 2.1 release. Please note that we will not release any additional updates after March 2020. Customers who are on Revu for Mac 1.0 will be able to purchase an upgrade for a limited time only (until 6/1/19) at a discounted price. If you’re interested, please reach out to sales@bluebeam.com or your local reseller. Please note that this is only available for upgrades; as of today, Maintenance sales and renewals are no longer available. Customers who are interested in Revu for Windows can purchase a Standard, CAD or eXtreme license for a special price. If you’re interested, please reach out to sales@bluebeam.com or your local reseller. Please note that Bluebeam does not provide support for Mac applications like Parallels or Boot Camp. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out. Thank you, The Bluebeam Team I found it humorous that they go on to suggest that customers could purchase the Windows version to continue using Revu. I am severely disappointed in Bluebeam with this decision. Rob
  3. 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
  4. rgcn

    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
  5. rgcn

    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
  6. rgcn

    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.
  7. 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
  8. rgcn

    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
  11. rgcn

    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
  13. rgcn

    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
  14. rgcn

    Cabinet Drawers

    Kelvin, Stephan may have been pointing out that you can build this cabinet in the custom cabinet tool. Cheers, Rob
  15. rgcn

    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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