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  1. Updated 3/19/2020 The Vectorworks Updater can be used in two modes: GUI mode and CLI mode. GUI mode is what most users use and guides them through any updates or other operations via buttons, menus, and other visual elements. The CLI performs the same functions as the GUI but via the command line. The CLI is accessed through calling a script file instead of the main exe/app of the Updater. You can have it show help by: Windows: "c:\Program Files\Vectorworks 2020\Vectorworks 2020 Updater\resources\cli.bat" -h MacOS: /Applications/Vectorworks\ 2020/Vectorworks\ 2020\ Updater.app/Contents/Resources/cli.sh -h On both platforms, the help command prints the usage help: For help on a specific command, you can use the arguments -h <command>, such as: Windows: "c:\Program Files\Vectorworks 2020\Vectorworks 2020 Updater\resources\cli.bat" check -h MacOS: /Applications/Vectorworks\ 2020/Vectorworks\ 2020\ Updater.app/Contents/Resources/cli.sh check -h Here is a quick description of the commands: • check: Prints out some basic info on your version and says whether there’s an update available • check-simple: returns 0 or 1 based on if an update is available or not. This is how VW calls to check for updates. • repair: Checks that every file that’s supposed to be installed is present and valid. Fixes any problems that it finds. • download-generic-update: Downloads a .vwupdate file that can be used to update Vectorworks while offline or on multiple machines. • download-update: Downloads a more specific (and smaller) .vwupdate file that can be used to update Vectorworks from a specific version to a specific version. • update: Updates Vectorworks. Used to do a normal update, or use a .vwupdate file with the –input option. • download-latest-updater: This can be used to download an updated Vectorworks Updater package. This is done automatically at startup in the GUI. Again, for any of these commands there is further help if you append -h to the command as in: Windows: "c:\Program Files\Vectorworks 2020\Vectorworks 2020 Updater\resources\cli.bat" check -h MacOS: /Applications/Vectorworks\ 2020/Vectorworks\ 2020\ Updater.app/Contents/Resources/cli.sh check -h Known Issues: 1) The updater may complain about not finding “CommonDir” on Windows. It will show an error such as: Could not find a path for the update location 'commonDir'. To correct this please run this again with the arguments -L commonDir:<path> with <path> being the correct directory, or contact support In this case, you can supply commonDir as follows: "c:\Program Files\Vectorworks 2020 SP2 Updater Cli\Vectorworks 2020 Updater\resources\cli.bat" -L "commonDir:\Program Files\Common Files" -h Please note the quotes (due to spaces in the path). Also note no drive letter supplied. There is currently a bug passing a drive letter, which is fixed in newer updaters.
  2. @hollister design Studio We will have someone from the Technical Support team reach out to you today and gather some needed info. We should be able to get you up and running without issue soon. Thanks!
  3. @axhake I believe this issue was addressed in our most recent Service Pack, Service Pack 2. Can you please confirm that you are up to date with this service pack and let me know if you still have this issue? Thanks!
  4. @domer1322 You can still use Vectorworks 2015 as long as you are on a supported operating system, even with mac OS X. Can you send me a DM with your license details so I can look into your issue and make sure we can get you up and running with 2015? Thanks!
  5. This video will cover how to upgrade your Series G license with the Site Protection Server.
  6. I'm fairly sure that you will need to have the device focused in order to see the Gobo.
  7. @CKPLighting Is the lighting device aimed at an existing focus area specified in the Focus field of the Object Info palette?
  8. @Arianna Losi Please contact your local distributor directly. They will be able to assist. Thanks,
  9. Please contact your local distributor directly for assistance. They can approve your student account and issue the serial number. Thanks,
  10. Hi @TimG This is probably related to the new hardware that the Surface Book 3 uses. If you contact our Technical Support team directly at tech@vectorworks.net, we should be able to get you up and running. Thanks!
  11. We have received several reports recently about some specific keyboard shortcuts no longer working on Windows 10. These reports all describe that "Ctrl+Alt+Shift+D" is no longer working for "Duplicate Array" command. The reason for this is a recent Windows update that pushed Skype for Desktop onto Windows 10 machines, running the program as a startup process. If Skype for desktop is there, Windows uses this keyboard shortcut and does not send it to Vectorworks for processing. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be done to fix the issue by our development team. With the Windows updates, users now have this unless they are proactive about removing Skype. Technical support recommends to either modify the workspace or stop Skype for desktop in order to continue using the original keyboard shortcut in Vectorworks. Please refer to the following article for steps on editing your workspace: There is no problem with Skype for Business. You may also see this on Windows 8 if you install Skype for desktop. This shortcut continues to work on Mac and other platforms. There is also a separate, but related issue: Keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Shift+F" may also stop working. This appears to be a Windows bug that was also introduced in a Windows update. See: https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/content/problem/676325/ctrl-alt-shift-f-no-longer-working.html
  12. @Nina Agelvis are you referring to the Layer Import dialog? This will not show any Layers that have the same name as Layers that currently exist in your document.
  13. Hi @oliver sadler you should be able to use the Clip Cube to isolate parts of the Point Cloud. You can then right-click on the plane of the Clip Cube and create a Viewport from there.
  14. Hi @willofmaine I have seen something like this before with extraneous geometry that is located very far from the rest of the drawing or the internal origin. If you send me a private message with .vwx file, I can take a look. Thanks!
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