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  1. Does anyone know what version of Vectorworks the "Publish..." command was introduced ? That's the item in the menu "File" that automates output to various supported file formats, i.e. a PDF book. It appears it was VW 2013, is that correct ?
  2. If "being located within the US is a requirement" is cast in stone, then sorry to bother you. But if you really want an experienced residential designer, I'm one with more than 25 years, 15 years as a design builder of custom homes, fluent in VW 3D CAD use, that primarily provided construction plans for custom home builders, maybe that's more important. If interested I'm in Ontario Canada.
  3. I've seen the strange eave rendering too. It seems to be another issue. While in front view raise the roof elevation, and the eave cleans up, but still only a vertical cut. Support asked for more sample files this morning. Seems to me all they have to do is create a roof in VW 2015 with the double eave cut, and open the file in VW 2016. Why do some people make things so complicated :-) Thanks for posting. I expect there will more. Update: Support has acknowledged the problem, it's been sent to software engineering.
  4. In a clean install, no migration of prior settings, there are issues with the Create Roof tool. You have to initiate the roof styles with at least one. When you open it to edit the default component it has no name. Adding a name and using it after that it seems to work. Opening a 2015 file, doing the same, initiating a roof style, then applying that style to the existing roof does NOT resolve the problem with eaves. Some are left as is with double mitre, while other are randomly change to just a vertical cut. I can not move forward to 2016 if it means creating unnecessary work, and obviously can't be trusted because of it's inconsistent behaviour. I wish they had left the original tool as a basic Roof Creation tool, and made a new separate one for roofs with components. It's a nice idea, would be very useful, but as is is not useable. I'm trying to avoid a negative tone, but I am very annoyed over the time I wasted on this issue.
  5. I've reported this problem to support, but no response so far. I sent file samples for VW 2015 and 2016 for comparison. Please submit your findings, maybe they will get on it sooner. I have spent a considerable amount of time testing installs, using migration and no migration. Migration isn't the source. It is a bug and a bad one. When I opened a vw 2015 file it left some eaves double mitred and others were changed to just vertical cut. It's also random, very inconsisent. I think they went overboard with changes adding the roof components features to the Create Roof tool. I wish they had made a separate tool, and kept the original one as a basic roof creation tool. I told support I can't use VW 2016 like this, I do a lot of modifications of previous house designs. Thanks
  6. I've submiited this to support, I want to see if anyone else can reporoduce the issue. Using the "Create Roof" tool. Eave Profile "Double" is not working. When I set roof thickness to 6 inches, and the vertical eave cut to 6 inches it doesn't make the horizontal eave cut. The vertical eave cut ends up being 7.25 inches. All attempts to try this different ways, styled, unstyled, etc. don't work. The Roof Face tool works correctly, but that will kill prouctivity for me, having to create slopes one at a time. Also the soffit tool hasn't worked correctly since VW 2014. When recess is set to zero inches, it still gets a recess. I can't use VW 2016 as is, I lost a days work because of this, had to go back VW 2015. I hope these things are fixed ASAP. I was looking forward to the new features, but not if it means introducing other issues that impact productivity. Thanks In Advance
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