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About ASagatovVW

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    Senior Onboarding Specialist
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    3D Modeling, Rendering, Videogames, and Level Design
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  1. ASagatovVW

    why can't I see my curtainwall in plan?

    @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.
  2. ASagatovVW

    why can't I see my curtainwall in plan?

    I just direct messaged you over an upload link.
  3. ASagatovVW

    why can't I see my curtainwall in plan?

    If the whole file can be uploaded directly here, that works. If you would prefer, I can also send you an upload link.
  4. ASagatovVW

    why can't I see my curtainwall in plan?

    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.
  5. ASagatovVW

    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?
  6. @boldoutdoors I just direct messaged you an upload link.
  7. ASagatovVW

    Buying New Laptop...Need Recommendations

    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.
  8. 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
  9. ASagatovVW

    Student License Extension Request

    @Joseph_K_ Your account/extension are approved. Please let me know if any further issues occur trying to get VW running again.
  10. ASagatovVW

    Student License Extension Request

    @Emi- Your account is showing as approved as of earlier today. Please let me know if you are having any issues getting back up and running.
  11. ASagatovVW

    Model disalignment

    @andreas Ø I know I have seen this before, but I can't recall exactly the cause. If you go into a top/plan view of your model and do a Tools > Origin > Locate Internal Origin, does your model sit close to the blue crosshair? Do you see any objects extremely far away from the blue crosshair?
  12. ASagatovVW

    GL to Fast Render

    By "image", are you referring to the graphical representation you are seeing on screen? I initially thought you meant either an image fill / image import / image prop. Also, we are only talking about top/plan here? Not OpenGL or Renderworks? Can you either provide a video or a more specific step by step to what you are doing?
  13. ASagatovVW

    GL to Fast Render

    Can you possibly post an image or two of what you are seeing? It sounds like you are talking about Image Props, but these should generally display the same way between OpenGL and Renderworks.
  14. ASagatovVW

    No Color in Viewports

    This would point to the door/window having a blue pen applied to it. Most commonly, this would be through the Attributes Palette, but it could also be through parts of the object / classes.
  15. ASagatovVW

    No Color in Viewports

    @JulieK Can you also check in File > Document Settings > Document Preferences > Display Tab > Black and White Only? Is it checked there by chance? If that isn't it, can you possibly send me a copy of the file? I know Black and White Only settings will cause what you are describing, but I've never seen it caused by anything else...


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