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Steven Kenzer

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About Steven Kenzer

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    Furniture/Cabinet Designer
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  1. Steven Kenzer

    Service Pack 2 for Vectorworks 2019 released

    I opted to finally upgrade to Mojave yesterday and have been working all morning with no issues (VW19 sp2). I'm mostly developing 3d furniture models, not any complex architectural work. I think Andrew nailed it..no official announcement but Jim did post confirmation that VW has worked through the majority of Mojave conflicts other than some printing issues.
  2. Steven Kenzer

    Apply different color to subtracted surfaces?

    Thanks, Andy. Mark's technique worked well for this but, for the next phase, I need to add different colors (like attached pattern) to each drawer front. I think converting to Nurbs will be helpful for that. Again, much appreciated. This forum has helped me so much over the years. I feel fortunate to have access to the wealth of knowledge offered here.
  3. Steven Kenzer

    Apply different color to subtracted surfaces?

    Thanks, Mark. Will check it out. Much appreciated.
  4. Hi, All. I’m trying to apply a different color to the recessed pattern area on these drawer fronts but not really sure how to go about this. Is there a simple way to achieve this? Any help from the forum would be great. Thanks in advance.
  5. Steven Kenzer

    Animation for VW ?

    Thanks, Kevin. It is supported and I am checking out it now. Was just curious if that’s pretty much our only choice with VW.
  6. Steven Kenzer

    Animation for VW ?

    Because I need to start animating some furniture pieces, I'm looking into my options now. I have used VW Animation for spinning a piece around but that’s about the extent of my experience with this. I'm checking out AnimationWorks by OzCad but also curious if there are any other choices for a VW animation add-on. My work would involve object path movement ..think exploded views coming together, drawers sliding in and out, doors swinging open, etc... Thoughts on this? Thanks in advance for any guidance here...always appreciated.
  7. Steven Kenzer

    VW 2018 slow start up time

    All in all, startup time is much improved for me. I've seen anywhere from 40 seconds to a minute+...much better than the 3-5 minutes with the previous release. Thanks, VW.
  8. Steven Kenzer

    VW 2018 slow start up time

    That's great to hear, Jim. I'm approaching 5 minutes of "checking activation" right now. For some reason this has gotten worse for me the past 2 days. Looking forward to the update.
  9. Steven Kenzer

    Large File Size...

    Another interesting result of converting the Bun Foot to a symbol is that my exported dwg's are now much smaller...50%+ less. Before, without the bun foot symbol creation, the dwg export size was very close to the actual drawing file size. It seems these feet are at the root cause of the large file syndrome on this. They were created with a sweep command. It seems "sweep" object/s have a lot to do with this.
  10. Steven Kenzer

    Large File Size...

    Interesting. I just changed the Bun Foot to a symbol. The file went from close to 15 MB to 10.5 MB. That's a pretty large decrease in size for such a simple move. Thanks again, Benson.
  11. Steven Kenzer

    Large File Size...

    Very informative, Benson....thank you for the information. The feet are sweeps and no symbols were made which sounds like, if I do that, it would help a lot to decrease size. Much appreciated.
  12. Steven Kenzer

    Large File Size...

    Thanks, Matt. I checked and this had already been turned off.
  13. Steven Kenzer

    Large File Size...

    Thanks again, Jim and thank you Mark.....I'll play around a little a see what I come up with.
  14. Steven Kenzer

    Large File Size...

    Thanks, Jim...I'll review based on what you mentioned. I did check the Purge and it does offer to remove all previous textures, etc... Considering the size of architectural renderings, I guess I shouldn't be concerned. I have a favor to ask..if you can. I'd love to see a screenshot of your dwg export window when that's being done. There are quite a few boxes and I'm just curious to see how you set that up. I send overseas to AutoCad users if that makes any difference.
  15. Steven Kenzer

    Large File Size...

    I've been working on a few pieces of furniture and surprised at how large my files are ending up at. These are fairly simple 3d models, each piece not very big in dimension. Does it make sense that these individual furniture pieces average out between 15-19 mb each? I'm attaching an example of one of them. Also, when exporting to dwg, are there any tricks to reducing the size of the file during export. I played around with dwg export settings but always ended up around the same. I do purge a file before exporting although not sure that makes much of a difference. Curious if this seems typical or very large for what it is. Any tricks to reduce file size? As always, thanks for any help.

 

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