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Steven Kenzer

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Large File Size...

    Thanks, Matt. I checked and this had already been turned off.
  7. Large File Size...

    Thanks again, Jim and thank you Mark.....I'll play around a little a see what I come up with.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Round to Square extrude...

    Great tip, Kevin...thank you for that.
  11. Round to Square extrude...

    Thank you, Markd.
  12. Round to Square extrude...

    I need to create a shape that starts at the top in a round shape and ends at the bottom in a square shape. Similar to the coffee mug I'm showing here. When I try a Multiple Extrude, it gets disjointed. I'm also attaching the result of the Multiple Extrude. I did try it with a rounded corner square at the bottom but with the same results.Can someone explain the best way to go about this shape? Thanks all.
  13. VW 2018 slow start up time

    Sorry about that repost...accident. Attached is my Sample Process document. My startup time varies but averages in the 3 minute range, I'd say. Sample of Vectorworks 2018.txt
  14. Faceted Multiple Extrusion

    This was done using the Sweep command......exactly what I needed. Kevin, like Phil asked, when would you shift to using the Multiple Extrude tool? Just curious. Once again, the forum here has helped me quickly to understand VW a little better. I feel very fortunate to have access to so many great VW users who are always willing to help others out. Although I've said this before, and on more than one occasion, thank you for all the help over the years.
  15. Faceted Multiple Extrusion

    Thank you, Kevin.....much appreciated.


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