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Alex Sagatov

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About Alex Sagatov

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    Senior Onboarding Specialist
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    3D Modeling, Rendering, Videogames, and Level Design
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  1. @Sarah M Hello and welcome to the forums! You basically got it right in your post. The educational licenses are generally approved on a yearly basis. When your license is coming up for renewal, you will need to upload a current proof of enrollment, and then you will get extended for another year. Please note that the extension does need to be manually approved on our end. When your renewal is coming up, please fill out the extension request ASAP and do not wait for it to actually expire. This way you do not lose access to the program for a day or so.
  2. These instructions are technically for 2015 and older, but the same steps should work if you don't have the uninstall app:
  3. As I was messing around with modeling this, I got a little carried away... <.< I've attached a copy of the dice resource I made in case you wanted to use it / use it as reference. ResourceExample.vwx
  4. In many ways, the two options can overlap. As an example, if you convert your 3D object into an AutoHybrid and then make a symbol out of that. you end up with a 2D/3D symbol automatically. I always like having as much control over my objects as possible. If it is an object I plan to use in the future, I always try to make a 2D/3D symbol with a completely separate 2D and 3D component. This allows me to individually class parts and make certain details I want. If I am working in a file and need a quick 2D representation of a 3D object, autohybrid works perfectly for this. Autohybrid is a faster workflow. Manually doing 2D on top of 3D is more time consuming, but provides more levels of detail if you need it.
  5. Based on your original screenshots, I thought there were objects completely not appearing and changing fills. Now that I have seen your follow up video, I agree with what others are stating. Autohybrids or 2D/3D symbols would be the best ways of accomplishing this. (I personally prefer going the symbol route, but its up to you)
  6. I believe the main issue being displayed here is between image 1 and 3 (correct me if I’m wrong). This isn’t something that I have seen in my experience in 2020 so far. Have you noticed this between different documents or only this one specifically? Does this occur every time after swapping from 2D to 3D and then back to 2D? Have you found any way of temporarily fixing it (such as zooming or adjusting visibilities)? Does it require a close and open of the file to fix it?
  7. @KBallantyne It appears the wall is set up to be above the cut plane setting. If you increase the cut plan up to 10' or so, it will then display in top/plan properly.
  8. I just direct messaged you over an upload link.
  9. If the whole file can be uploaded directly here, that works. If you would prefer, I can also send you an upload link.
  10. Any chance you could throw that curtain wall into a file by itself and post it so I can take a look? The curtain wall doesn't display anything in 2D if it doesn't have a 3D height set, but other than that, I am not sure what could be going on without seeing it.
  11. Alex Sagatov

    OpenGL died

    EDIT: I just re-read the topic and realized my recommendations fell in line with @BSeigel. If I send you an upload link, can you send me a copy of the file?
  12. @boldoutdoors I just direct messaged you an upload link.
  13. Just thought I would throw in my two cents. This is my personal experience/preference, not an “Official Vectorworks” answer. Similar to @RussU, I would recommend custom building when possible. So many options and a lot of fun if you get into it! That being said, there are times when going with a specific brand of prebuilt desktops or laptops are the way to go. I built a number of custom desktops, but a few years ago, I was at a point where I wasn’t in one specific spot on a regular basis. As a result, I started reluctantly looking into “gaming” laptops for the first time. I hate LED covered, “gaming” branded stuff. This was one of the areas that made laptop shopping so hard for me. Everything that had the hardware I wanted was ugly to me. After months of research and talking myself in and out of different options, I decided to go with a Razer Blade 14”. The 14” line isn’t around anymore, but they now have 13”, 15”, and 17” options. I can honestly say that I don't regret my purchase at all. It’s been four or so years now, and the laptop still looks almost new (Granted, I take very close care of it). The hardware is still pretty great (intel i7 4720HQ, 16GB RAM, Nvidia 970M 3GB, and a 4K display). I am personally a huge fan of the keyboard, trackpad, and my unexpected love for the touch screen. It handles my games without a problem. It handles the professional/CAD work I’ve put on it without issues as well. The metal casing and basic look is exactly what I wanted. The thin and light weight of it is always great when I am carrying it around. The laptop definitely gets toasty and when the fans crank on, it is pretty loud. Definitely a laptop I wouldn’t want to use on my lap; however, I’ve also never used a cooling pad or anything with it. It handles the heat properly. I've had day long gaming sessions without problems, but its toasty to the touch in certain locations. The fan noise is definitely my biggest pet peeve, but I normally have headphones in, so I rarely notice. Also, fan noise is pretty common complaint for high end hardware laptops. My model also only has green backlighting… new models offer full RGB, so you can go with a solid white/gray backlight which is what I would really want. My model also doesn’t include an ethernet port. Every machine comes with its pros and cons. If I were in the market for a new laptop, I would look at the Razer Blade line again. Definitely search around for reviews.
  14. Hello @boldoutdoors , From your original post, my first route would have been something related to the graphics card such as possible overheating. From the original description, it definitely sounded more hardware based (Monitors Flicker, Solid Colored Screen, Still hearing music when monitors were down, etc.). From your follow up post, it sounds like it may be more file based. From your description, I’ve never heard of a file causing these results, but its definitely worth testing. If I send you an upload link, can you send me a copy of one of the files where you are crashing a lot so I can see if: 1) I am finding any corruption. 2) I am able to replicate any issues on my end. 3) There is anything in the file that stands out. I use multiple monitors on my two machines here (granted, I normally keep Vectorworks on my main display), so I don’t think the multiple monitors in and of themselves is an issue. Thank you
  15. @Joseph_K_ Your account/extension are approved. Please let me know if any further issues occur trying to get VW running again.

 

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