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  1. @Benson Shawthe 2d polys form the basis of generating the 3Droof face and should be deleted when creating the roof or roof face. The roof or face can contain the 2d hatches as well as the 3d texture for either shaded or wireframe. some people ad a hatch over the roof but this is not needed. the component off set has an issue, sometimes the offset is a negative and sometimes its a positive even when you type the same offset. i saw in the file only the none class polylines were causing the problem and not the 3d parts.


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  2. Hi, Is it possible to close the doors on the lower level design layer so they don't appear in the upper floor plan when multiple design layers are visible without masking them.

    I can close them but when i need the lower floor plan the doors are closed when i need them to show open.?????

    See attached


    Doors Below.jpg

  3. Hi Dave, 

    Still appears to be issues with some textures from VW and Water in TM not connecting. See attached.


    On 3/16/2022 at 3:36 AM, Dave Donley said:

    Hello all:

    Vectorworks 2022 Service Pack 3 includes many important fixes for Datasmith/Twinmotion.  Please update to Service Pack 3 and let us know whether these issues are improved and/or resolved.  Thanks!


    Regarding the eyedropper not picking objects, in SP3 we changed site model geometry to help with this situation where clicking on shown geometry doesn't select properly, and Twinmotion is looking into a fix for this problem too.



    Screenshot 2022-07-04 103829.jpg

    Untitled 2.vwx Untitled_2.zip

  4. Hi, I still use C4D to export my final model from VW and do all the dressing up in TM.

    Never have any issues with strange textures or geometry.

    Datasmith not working properly yet as far as i can see. I import based on Textures always. VW create different items with any texture and change them in TM.


  5. @Dave DonleyHI,

    I have noticed that i can save my Datasmith file from VW to any location which is good but TM wont allow me to select another location of the file. I am using the current TM 202.2 Preview 1 to test.

    Am i still missing something??

    Still working with C4D exports.

    Example of my work.Image8.thumb.png.6c71af5c67be2704f78a4f7655b00c6c.png

  6. @Pat StanfordThanks for reply Pat.

    Am Interested in knowing how much they pay for and what speed is their upload and download?

    Also what is the time delay in getting files up and down?

    More comments welcome.

    Seems like everyone is dragging the files up and down and working on them locally, not using cloud as a server, as we do in the office, may be wrong but still need to get head around this if its possible and feasible as an everyday working setup.


    Thanks in advance.

  7. Is anyone using Cloud storage for all their server everyday working files?

    Our office is considering it but using Team viewer to download drawings they can take 20min of so for an average drawing, then i work on it at home.

    My concern is if i am continually saving this file as i am working on it is it as instant save as quick as it is to a local server?


    Any comments welcome


  8. Hi, Anyone else having issues with stability of VW2022 SP2????

    Stalls and crashes many times a day. If I drag a window or wall or just do menial tasks it will stall and crash?????????


    Any remedies??

  9. Hi, I have windows 11 and and extremely quick computer and find that some viewports can take 10 min to update and often stall.

    Tried same on an old slow windows 10 and it rendered the same viewports in 1/10 of the time.

    can only surmise that its associated with Windows 11.

    anyone else experiencing the same issues??? 

  10. On 1/22/2022 at 3:11 AM, Dave Donley said:


    Hello Alan, you can export Datasmith file to any location.  We are adding a new option for Direct Link to save it somewhere other than the default location if you wish, in the next Vectorworks Service Pack.  We would like this to work across multiple machines ultimately but Twinmotion doesn't yet support direct linking across a network from one machine to another; it only works when the file is on the same machine, for now.  Epic may change this in the future.  HTH


    Thanks Dave,

    I would be putting pressure on Epic Games (Twin Motion ) to have this option available on a server it makes sense when working in an office and a number of people on different computers working on the. If i export the Datasmith file to another location the Datasmith direct link cant find it. in the meantime i will use Cinema 4D export.


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  11. @zoomerHi I have no issue with C4D files as set i up a folder in the project file in the server and export the C4D from VW to that location and the texture file arrives in the same location automatically. All easy to control.

    Datasmith no way to control the destination as far as i can see.

  12. Hi when i use the datasmith file rather than cinema 4d i cant change a few of the textures that work perfectly in cinema 4D. see attached the pool water.

    Any ideas, been having this issue each time i try to use Datasmith so i revert to Cimema 4D export as all works fine. hope we can find the issue.



    Seems certain textures from VW cant be altered in Twinmotion if you use Datasmith. See last image you cant select the pool water or the site model grass. all others you can eyedrop and they show up and can change.




    Screenshot 2022-01-20 081628.png

    Screenshot 2022-01-20 081701.png

    Screenshot 2022-01-20 082919.png

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