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  1. halfcouple

    3D Connexion settings migrate to VW 2020

    Hello Chih-Pin, works fine ! Thanks ! The trick is that it is essential to restart Windows after editing.... I tried to get help from 3D Connexion support, and they could not pass me this simple information... very poor...
  2. Hi wayway, I'm working a lot with booth construction companies and yes, it's a mixture between architecturial and event -CAD. But I guess Spotlight is the version to choose since most fairstands in the end deal with truss and lighting. Up to now I did not find any achitecturial tools that are essential for booth construction that are not part of spotlight. As for rendering, I think that Renderworks as part of Vectorworks is sufficient for 90% of booth rendering unless you want ot create high resoluted high glossy picture for very sophisticated clients. Hope works for you as a first orientation.
  3. a bit off-topic here, but maybe other VW users have the same problem: The 3D Connection software recognizes the new installation of VW 20 as a new program, there seems no way to migrate the settings from VW 2019. I had this problem already when changing from 2018 to 2019 and ended up in re-writing all macros. Maybe someone here knows if the is a better way to do this ?
  4. halfcouple

    ClipCube to 2D Polygons?

    Yes this is something I'm deeply missing in VW, there should be a way to direcly create a 2D Linework form a Section by clip cube. I prefer Hans-Olav's workaround and use it a lot: - create a section vewport, export it as flattened 2d to .dwg, re-import this to an empty VW file, dissolve all groups and symbols and try to purge all coincident lines.
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    try these settings that influence the appearance of GL viewports: - in the object info pallette there is "Backgrund Render Settings". If it is set to "low", circles appear more as polygons, "very high" makes all curves smooth, but increases the size of the file when exporting - the sheet layer itself has a setting for resolution. ( Right click on the sheet layer in the Navigation palette, "Edit...") If it is set to 72 DPI it gets blurry, for a clear Open GL you should use min. 200 DPI, better 300 DPI, but this also increases the size of the file when exporting. Hope this helps ....
  6. Hi Guys, thanks so much for the help ! Think I never got the solution alone. I need to do this with different side lengths so 1200 and 750 are only an example. So the reproduceable method is to calculate the "double angle" Edges / (Edges/2 -1) / 360 and split it up by the proportion of the side lenghts. Two parallel lines for each side cross the angle at the desired radius. I will check that for other length combinations.
  7. This is more a mathematical question, but maybe someone knows a way to to draw this: I want to draw a closed regular polygon of 15 edges with alternating sides of 1200mm and 750mm. All I know is these two legths. The question is how to draw it, and is there a unique radius that matches the outer circle ? If yes, maybe someone knows how to calculate this radius mathematically ? ( I gut stuck in trigonometrical theorems in the end...)
  8. Don't know if I understand you right, but maybe this helps: - If you have a VP created from Clip Cube be shure to have the planar objects within the clip cube. Sometimes the projection of planar objects on screen plane are not located in the range of the clip cube section - for planar objects on Screen Plane you need to have "Project Screen Objects" on the OIP of the VP selected - for planar objects on Layer Plane you need to have "Display Planar Objects" on the OIP of the VP seleced. I have just tested it, and you are right, depending on the resolution planar (line) objects may appear "weak" in Open GL renderings, but thats seems not to be a problem of VP's created with clip cube.
  9. halfcouple

    Viewport from clip cube not functioning

    Sorry, sorry, please ignore my post. I located the problem between keyboard and office chair. 😯 Everything workes properly as designed.
  10. halfcouple

    Viewport from clip cube not functioning

    Section views from Cilp cube in Hidden Line worked with SP3 , now with SP4 they do not. Very bad since I use this not only a lot,- this has become part of my daily work. Will there be a SP5 soon or do I have to wait for VW20 to proceed my work ? 😕
  11. anyone knows what was done ? Hidden Line Renderings seem to be 2 times faster ? Great ! 😀😀😀
  12. halfcouple

    how to deal with section lines ?

    Hi markdd, thanks tor the tip and testig, but it seems to be not even halfway... I can edit the class in the plugin manager, but not permanentely, - this setting is lost as soon as the file is closed. Even saving this as template does not work.
  13. Using the clip cube when creating sections leads to section lines /rectangles somewhere in the drawing. Their class and Layer is whaterver was activated when the section was created. I wonder if it is possible to give the section lines an automatic class like dimensions in the dimension class ? Anyone here has a workflow for this ? Having a "sectionlines"-class in the template and manually assign the section lines to it is one way. But anything more elegant ?
  14. halfcouple

    Why can you move axes in Symbol Edit Mode?

    Hope I understood the question right... You can move the X and Y axis in order to define a new working plane. This does only affect the tools you are working with, but not the position of the objects on layer plane. Try to move the axis and then click on "look at working plane" button to see how it works.
  15. halfcouple

    insert symbol on working plane

    uups, got it,- it's simply the ALT-key ... ( on windows )


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