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  1. michaelk

    convert vwx to dwg

    VW can import Sketch Up but it doesn't export it. But there doesn't seem to be any 3D geometry in the file, so I'm not sure what it would have exported anyway. I made an export of just sheets and an export of just design layers. The design layer export is attached. The sheets export is taking forever to upload. This might be faster: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7bpsdykm1z61n7x/CD_0930_v2010_v2019 Sheets-dwg.zip?dl=0 CD_0930_v2010_v2019 Design Layers-dwg.zip Let me know when you have it downloaded.
  2. Yes. If you don't plan on upgrading VW you should stick to the OS range that works for your VW.
  3. That's the problem. 2017 doesn't run on 10.14.
  4. michaelk

    Vectorworks 2010 - Mac OS requirements?

    This page might help. Interesting that 2010 and 2011 ran on "10.5 or later". 2012 ran on 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 !! Can you pop in another hard drive with OS 10.7 to test it without upgrading the 10.6 drive?
  5. michaelk

    Keynote legend in more than one place

    Did the keynote legends get deleted or did the keynotes just loose their assignment to the keynote legends?
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    Importing dwg file crashes my 2019

    Can you open it in a dwg reader? (like MiniCad) If you post the file here or PM it to me I'll try it on my machine.
  7. michaelk

    Assigning Classes

    This is normal. It is possible to have a "container" object - like a group or a symbol, etc. - that contains objects that are assigned to different classes. So the container has it's own class assignment and the objects contained therein can each have their own class assignment. This is often very useful. You can control the visibility of the whole container with its class or turn internal elements on and off. So, the reason the group of lines in the "concrete slab" class isn't automatically in the concrete slab class is that it is like all other objects: It springs to life assigned to the currently active class. There are two workflows to get around this: Make "concrete slab" the active class. Then the lines and the group will be in the "concrete slab" class. OR Make all the lines in whatever class is active. Group them. Change the class assignment of the group to "concrete slab". You will get a dialog box asking if you want the contents of the group to also have the group's class. Choose yes.
  8. michaelk

    Vectorworks 2016 crashing

    VW 2016 is not supported on Mojave. You're better off reverting back to 10.12 Sierra. (I'm still running Sierra on my production machine)
  9. michaelk

    Slabs loose reshape ability

    Is the thinking that the slab should be bound by walls, so adding (or clipping?) a surface to a slab is just taking care of an unusual condition? The example I posted was for a deck which will never be bound by walls but will need to be reshaped several times as the project develops.
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    Slabs loose reshape ability

    Thanks, Matt. I feel a script coming on…
  11. michaelk

    Slabs loose reshape ability

    Matt Interesting, never thought to look in modifiers. You are correct, I had used an add surface. In this case the slab was showing the correct shape. I wanted to reshape it a little. I just tried it and by copying the geometry in Modifer and adding it to the geometry in Boundary, it works again. I can now reshape it. Is that the secret? Surface additions live in the Modifier space and moving them to the Boundary space makes them fully integrate into the slab?
  12. michaelk

    Slab Style Worksheet

    That function is adding up all the instances of the component called Stone Screening in all slabs. The criteria is just PON='Slab'. So it's doing its job. It is returning the total thickness of Stone Screening in all slab objects. The problem is the name Stone Screening is used as the component name in two different slabs. The function COMPTHICKNESSBYNAME(criteria,component name string) either needs a criteria that can differentiate between the two different slabs - like class or slab type - or the component names have to be different. I'll attach one example that uses slab type as a criteria and another that uses different criteria names in the slab styles. Slab Styles~.vwx Slab Styles~~.vwx
  13. michaelk

    XY Coordinates

    No, the stake tool is not available in Spotlight. http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/eng/Commands_Tools2019.pdf
  14. I haven't noticed any changes in the worksheet behavior between 2018 and 2019. Did you have a custom plug in that you haven't installed yet in 2019? (that's the only thing that makes sense to me). Feel free to post or PM the file. I'd be happy to take a look at it.


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