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  1. I'll pull in a vector PDF document (either as referenced file or imported) every so often for reference which I need to snap to and it'll start fine but as certain tools are used or actions taken (I'm assuming), or for whatever reason, VW stops snapping to them mid-session. The only way I've found to remedy this is to save + QUIT VW and staring VW again - closing and reopening the file didn't do the trick. Any other workarounds welcome! Thanks in advance for any feedback. VW 2018 SP 6 (build 465771) 15" MBP 2016
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    Vectorworks is REALLY SLOW lately!

    Thanks for the insight - sure sounds like a mult-thread optimization issue - haven't looked too far into that but I'm sure they've got some verbiage about it, albeit probably just for the buzz though. As for Windows, I'm half torn on the performance of VW and the other half on my 2016 i7 MacBook Pro which wasn't cheap but at the price and at the time I got it for, could've netted me a PC book with a signficant spec-bump.
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    Vectorworks is REALLY SLOW lately!

    Thinking of investing in a Windows gaming machine (laptop for mobility) (as much as I really don't wish i had to) and to get VW on there to see if it's a MacOS vs Windows issue - I know Sketchup runs sigificantly smoother on PC's than it does on Macs (at least in my experience) so it might/can be the same for VW?... can only try to find out.
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    Vectorworks is REALLY SLOW lately!

    Are these instances of slowness witnessed on both Macs and Windows PCs? I'm on a Macbook Pro 2016 and have really been acknowledging the bang-for-the-buck price points that are out there for the Windows OS machines. What kind of hardware are you guys running?
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    Vectorworks is REALLY SLOW lately!

    Just a small potato design firm that has decided to unsubscribe from Service Select and have yet to install VW 2019 - with my 2016 i7/16GB/500GB MacBook Pro, I've come to the realization that it's not just my MBP that may be the hindrance but with the amount of similar complaints of the lag and slowness of the app, that it's got to do a lot with the software itself - sadly I don't even utilize the Architectural license to its fullest as I was put off by its 3D workflow so with just a 2D workflow in tow using multiple files (Plans + Sections/Elevs) to keep things lighter, I'm slowly winding down VW as the go-to app and migrating to the Sketchup/Layout workflow, not because it's any better, but just because things just seem to go a lot smoother without the migrane-inducing lags experienced in VW and for a lot less $.
  6. Hi, Just wondering if anyone is experiencing why the heliodon 2D graphic is not showing up in my design layer (one created just for it). It just appears as a VW node (ie. blue dot) and still editable via the OIP. If there's something I've got disabled, please let me know - thanks! Janvin VW2018 SP3 2016 Macbook Pro
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    3D lines are a real struggle for me

    @markdd is there a quick way to toggle on/off that pink square that indicates current working plane?
  8. That was weird as it happened right before my eyes as one moment it was done properly then the next line it went buggy. Hope its in VW's bug database and thanks Kevin for the workaround.
  9. Hi guys, I think I accidentally toggled a mode on/off for the endpoint line type because now when I give a polyline a leader arrowhead, it's not behaving as it should. Attached are images of what it should be like and the other is what is currently happening. Restarted VW but haven restarted the comp yet. Any clues? Thanks in advance!
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    Components in section viewports

    Andy! Thank you for that quick tip - I'm curious why that isn't set by default. And that last checkbox (Merge Structural Objects with Same Fill) sounds pretty handy! Thank you once again Andy!
  11. Boy, I'm new to this section viewport business so I have to apologize for this question - it's so frustrating not knowing how to enable the components in my walls to simply show in my section viewports - it's currently displaying my section's walls and slabs as single entities. I know it's something simple but then again, transitioning to this bim workflow seems to be nothing but an uphill fight. "help me VW community, you're my only hope!" thanks!
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    Flyover tool on the fly on a Mac

    @Kevin McAllister Thanks Kevin - I'm guessing it's just something which VW assumes either users will just get use to using as-is or just call up the command 'full-time' with Shift-C combo - I'm coming from a Sketchup background and their Shift + middle mouse button is the perfect combination. It's a stretch but here's, hoping they add that bit of code to VW 2019...
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    Flyover tool on the fly on a Mac

    @markdd thanks again Mark - that's too bad, it's a really handy keyboard shortcut to have but the 'control' key is definitely awkwardly placed on the keyboard - first world problem. @Christiaan thanks for the reply Christiaan - the keyboard shortcut to the actual flyover tool is not what i was looking to change - thanks tho!
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    Flyover tool on the fly on a Mac

    Hi Mark, thanks for the prompt reply. Perhaps, I can clarify my question: yes, I know control + middle mouse button initiates the flyover tool (temporarily) but I'm asking is there a setting in VW that allows me to use/assign another key other than the 'control' key for this function.
  15. Does anyone know if there's another key I can use other than the default "control" key + middle mouse button to initiate the flyover tool "on the fly" (ie. without formally clicking on the flyover tool (Shift-C)). Thanks!


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