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Eric Chase

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  1. Heya, I'm often working on several projects at once, or needed to refer back and forth to different vwx files during a session. I have auto save set up every 10 minutes-learned this the hard way year ago that it need to be very frequent. However I still find I'll perform a function and the pinwheel of death arrive. So far my only option is to eventually force quit the entire vectorworks program and lose the data on a bunch of files. I've no idea how complicated the coding would be, but it would be an amazing feature for Vectorworks to create an internal force quit- rather than using the computer to end the program, but being able to make vectorworks stop the last command, without closing the program. If I can stop the function (the render, hiddne lines, moving large objects etc) and then save all my files before a re-start, that would be amazing. Internal Force Quit- force quitting a function rather than an entire program.
  2. SCRSHT 2.mov Hi, 2022 has this bug I've found that is killing my effeciency. Every time I zoom in or out in the design layer, items disappear and I have to wait a few seconds for them to re-appear. This happens on every vectorworks file (not just the example shown). This problem has occured on the 2018 Macbook pro, and the latest 2020 macbook pro. So multiple files and multiple computers are creating the same issue. How do I reseolve this? this problem will add hours to my week and I'll go insane. I've attached a second file, with just (3) 2d shapes. It's not as bad but still there. SCRSHT 2.mov SCRSHT 3.mov
  3. Hi, I've been frustrated in the past with Apple products and vectorworks being cumbersome. Seems like every new VWX upgrades gets slower and slower. I have recently purchased the 2021 Macbook Pro 16 inch. 64 GB memeory, Apple M1 Max chip, OS Monterey. I've also updated to Vectorworks 2022. On that computer, when I open a vwx file in Vectorworks 2021, go to a sheet layer, and attempt to change the crop size, it's slow but will eventually work. When I open the same file, on the same computer, to the same sheet layer in Vectorworks 2022, I've had the program crash twice attempting to change the crop size. The 3rd time it was significantly slower than on VWX 2021. I've also notice that the graphics are much slower to load on Vectorworks 2022. This is true on both my old laptop (Macbook Pro 2018) and the new macbook pro. It's better on the new macbook pro, but graphics are still much slower than VWX 2021
  4. Hi, I've been frustrated in the past with Apple products and vectorworks being cumbersome. Seems like every new VWX upgrades gets slower and slower. I have recently purchased the 2021 Macbook Pro 16 inch. 64 GB memeory, Apple M1 Max chip, OS Monterey. I've also updated to Vectorworks 2022. On that computer, when I open a vwx file in Vectorworks 2021, go to a sheet layer, and attempt to change the crop size, it's slow but will eventually work. When I open the same file, on the same computer, to the same sheet layer in Vectorworks 2022, I've had the program crash twice attempting to change the crop size. The 3rd time it was significantly slower than on VWX 2021. I've also notice that the graphics are much slower to load on Vectorworks 2022. This is true on both my old laptop (Macbook Pro 2018) and the new macbook pro. It's better on the new macbook pro, but graphics are still much slower than VWX 2021
  5. @markdd Thanks, I understand now. Already was in place, but thanks for the suggestion. Thanks @Pat Stanford I'll reach out to Tech Support.
  6. Hi When I publish my sheet layers, the pdf automatically opens when complete. How do I stop that from happening? Thanks
  7. @Pat Stanford, is there someone I can contact to review the plans attached above? I'm still having painfully slow program running on my laptop with vectorworks. Would love to know if there are issues on my files that are corrupt that are causing the issues....but I'm constantly having deadlines that are hard to meet because I can't quickly resize the crop of the viewport, or move a viewport....as well as other issues dragging down the program.
  8. Thanks, I'm not sure I understand what you are saying....Vectorworks restarted on they display preference?
  9. Hi, VWX is running incredibly slow on my mac. Unacceptably slow. I'm hoping there's something I'm either doing wrong, or a symbol or file that is corrupt perhaps.... Attached is a video of the 2 minutes it took me to move and resize the crop on a sheet layer. Also attached are video files showing how slow it is moving a chair in a group, and changing the class type inside a door symbol. This problem is not unique to this file. It happens on all of them. It's killing me. Here's a link to the file from the video: https://ldj.box.com/s/2ltd3yb8qt76tfyxx8eoj9nw0uggro8z Macbook Pro-2018 2.9 GHX Intel Core i9 Radeo Pro 560X 4 GB INtel UHD Graphics 630 1536 mb I've encountered multiple professionals in the entertainment industry who have found issues with vectorworks struggling to use multi-core systems on macs....that the program throttles the speed because it can only work on 1 core and drags the system down. I'm hoping that's not the case here, and that there is something that I'm doing wrong. Been an issue pretty much since I've had 2020. Never encountered this before on my 2014 mac, or any earlier version of vectorworks. Obvioulsly the speeds in this video are unacceptable and killing my proficiency. As I said, hoping this is user error easily fixed. Thanks for you help. SCRSHT 8.mov SCRSHT 7.mov SCRSHT 6.mov
  10. @Jeremy Best I tried the resetting process and the only real change was on startup up I got an error on the Vision Library. Crashes were probably a bit less. Yesterday I have done a clean delete and re-loaded the program and I will let you know about crashes. I am still finding the program to be incredibly slow. Took me 5 minutes to arrange 10 chairs around a table. Every time I hit "shift+arrow" I'd get a pinwheel. But I suspect that issue is more related to vectorworks and macs no longer playing well together.
  11. Hi, For some reason I find that my files suddenly defaults for the text to be black fill. I've gone through every class to make sure no class has a default of a black fill. I've reviewed all the text stiles to ensure none of them have a black fill. when I click the text icon in the Basic tool palette, I have the fill as white. But as soon as my mouse clicks on the design layer to start typing, the fill changes to black, with the class error. I cannot find any location to change this default. As you can imagine this is incredibly frustrating. EDIT: As I started playing around, I found that the "unsytled" converts to a white fill, but all the other styled texts, (both custom and default vectorworks styles) all default to black fill. I added a quick video of some of the steps if that helps. I'm hoping this is a simple fix and just a silly user error. SCRSHT 2.mov
  12. Why can't I just use existing Vectorworks icons? They are the correct size and shape and work.
  13. I was using VWX up to 2019 on my 2015 MBP 16gb, and it was fine running that, sketchup, excel, email, lots of programs running. I bought the 2018 32GB i9 processor MBP a year ago and it's been choking, crashing, slogging....for any other pogram it's lighting fast. But for Vectorworks it gets super slow. I have to restart the computer multiple times a day compared to once a week or so for the 2015. I'm literally looking for a replacement laptop, trying to guage if I should pick up a 2016 or even earlier. From what I can tell VWX's legacy infrastructure is too bloated and drags on the Mac multi-core system.... I do love Mac, but maybe going back to PC is worth it.
  14. I've been having the same issue. Rarely crashed before, been crashing on me a couple times a day now with SP2.1, and of course losing work.
  15. Hi, I'm sure this is a simple setting, but I don't seem to have the export to pdf function. When I go to File>export> the drop down list does not give me the option. I have to save as an image and then open the image to save to pdf. I'm running on a Mac. Vectorworks 2017. thanks.
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