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Francisco J. D. Rogers

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  1. Hello Matt: That do not work for me. For example the opening in the roof I made, must be displeased about a meter. But nothing works. And when click on edit opens the Roof dialog. I will start over and make the opening again to the new position
  2. Dear All: I am testing VW 2021 with Monterey. At this time, all works fine
  3. Hello to all. I will try it to test. I backup my ssd first regards
  4. I do that, but lost the file. It was about: Create a Worksheet, Set a row as DataBase. Set the criteria as Layer is <<the floor plan do you want to get the report >> In the first field put the function ==GETSPACENUMFOROBJ in the next =GETSPACENAMEFOROBJ at last =OBJECTTYPENAME
  5. The same model working in VectorWorks 2020, in Windows monster PC vs a MacBook Pro with not al all features, works better in the MacBook Pro. It is incredible. My Mac with only 1.5 Mb VRAM loads a 536 Mb model and did not have troubles with Open GL. Meanwhile the same view in the PC appears with scratches. I do not know why. But it is my experience.
  6. Hello to everyone. I think we are in a revolution times in many areas..... politics, health and now in the Technology Industry. Apple not only says good bye to OpenGL. Is saying Good bye to INTEL and external GPUs as well........ or not. Nobody knows except Apple. In my case, use a Mac since 1988. And when Apple left away 68k architecture to migrate to PowerPC, many worry. When abandoned PowerPC to use INTEL was worst, almost a treason. Now after the long partnership with heat and more heat processors will change to use a RISC Architecture again. Then. I only feel hope. Yes. The hope of a good support to all users that are always loyal to the brand not only for follow a brand but a way to work and think. Obviously VectorWorks will run in Silicon processors at last. Obviously Apple or any other will give support to OpenGL like Java. (Java or Flash are not part of macOs any more). But ORACLE and Adobe keep working on maintain its software running on a Mac. Then do not worry. All finally will be adapted to maintain users happy. Regards
  7. Hello: Export directly to REVIT can be an excellent way to share data. For example I am creating the BIM Library of a Windows Maker, and he ask for the REVIT files. IFC is my choice to BIM sharing information, but it is very complicated to people new in this affairs
  8. I ask for almost the same to you, plus the kind of material. nowaday Steel Frame is a very good choice and wood frame as well. Then why do not up date a tool that is present without change since 2008?
  9. Hello there. I am producing a VW Classes for a colleges. I am using VW 2017 in my MacBook Pro 17 2011, with High Sierra. And they are using VW 2019 trial. The same file in all computers: One a MacBook Pro 13 2018 and a HP running W10. In VW 2017 all works fine. But in VW 2019 walls are shown bad modeled. All settings are the same, but shown with errors. In the images: the first two are Story 1 showing the wall frame and the correspondent model. The second two images are form Story 2. And can see what happens. The last is the same model but made with VectorWorks 2017.
  10. Hello To all: I use wall framer since...... I do not remember the VW version. In conjunction with FRAMECAD STRUCTURE ( to produce LGS automatized ) is a very nice toll to take an approach of the steel quantity and structure model details. Now, since VW 2017 it is very complicated its use. And follow all the common steps I did before, have a lot issues. For example: If in a Story I have two kind of walls, only frame one. And the others can't at all. Any way, any have the same troubles? Regards
  11. Hello to all: My experience is with VW 2017 in High Sierra, and VW 2018 with Mojave. To my surprise OpenGL works. Issues at this moment: 1) when render a part of the model, and add other layers to Unified views, maintain only the portion of the rendered part. 2) Do not show the icons of the Tool Set.
  12. To me fail in any file. Then I think it is the VW Preferences file
  13. Hello Phillip: I am from ARQvision. An architecture firm located in Santiago of Chile, South America. I started using ClarisCAD for Macintosh since 1995, when I was studying in the University. In 1996 change to MiniCAD as well. And naturally, when found my firm in 1999 I was using VectorWorks as well. In 2005 we implement BIM in our process, and we aren't stoped. Regards www.arqvision.cl/
  14. Hello: Well, all this situation will be clarify next 12th of September. By my side, I will not change because I maintain my old MacBook Pro 17 as my war horse. I love its big screen. And its performance is not tooo slow like the new ones, except VRAM. For other side in the iMac of my office, things will change. Mojave will be there early or late. Then I will review how VectorWorks 2017 work in the Dark. Regards to all
  15. Hello all: In my experience operating VectorWorks 2017. Bad render occurs when an object is located, like a 2D Locus 10 Km from the building. For other part I work in my MacBook Pro 17, with only 1 Gb VRAM. then if open two files problems start. Reagards
  16. Hola a todos: Recientemente publique un libro digital en iBooks sobre Arquitectura Sustentable, BIM y Construcción Automatizada. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bim-or-not-to-bim/id1424719962?ls=1&amp;mt Comparto mi trabajo de 20 años de arquitecto trabajando con VectorWorks. Saludos
  17. Hello to all: I install VW in each Beta I tested before to preview if I must update all my software when the final release appear. In my experience, working since VW 2008, when update to Yosemite must update to 2014, after that with El Capitan, 2016 was the choice. Now I always operate with High Sierra Beta, and VW 2017 works perfectly. But Mojave is other thing because Apple left to work with Open GL and CL, then I think some troubles will appear using Metal. For that, I suggest maintain High Sierra to work efficiently. Regards.
  18. Dear all: Al less in High Serra I tried to add the Dark Mode feature with mySIMBL to tests ( Dr. Dark plugin ). And try to view what happens activating the DarkChocolate Theme to be tested. (In Terminal write defaults write -g NSWindowDarkChocolate -bool TRUE to activate or FALSE to deactivate. ) With both procedures, VectorWorks 2017 do not work with Dark Mode at all. All Tools windows goes white and can't operate. About Open GL I think Apple will not suspend its operation because a lot users will not update to Mojave and change to Windows ( very nasty to me ). But I think in 2 or 3 more years Developers including VectorWorks will change to Metal or include OpenGL as a plugin. Then....don't worry. Users have the power to make fix any problem to operate with their software. Regards
  19. Working with Project File is tooooo slow Since begin with a big project ( obviously in BIM ) the worst thing is the time to make changes in the Working File. For example: User A made architecture and User B made Electric MEP, and User C made HVAC User B must make a change in electric receptacles for HVAC that interfere with light receptacles. Then trying moving only one receptacle all freeze and appear the bar Waiting the Project File........ sometimes 45 seconds sometimes 65 seconds. For other side. When Save and Commit, the time to do this demands about 15 minutes!!! And the time to refresh the content for the other Users DEMANDS a Local File Server. In my case, the time I am talking is using DropBox with a 10 Mbps connection. I think the Project File must be in a local Network ( shared in DropBox or any other Cloud ) And the changes in the project must be quick. Regards
  20. Hello: In my experience, importing single models from a BIM Library isn't a problem. But if I try to import an entire building, for develop an extension for example, is completely a nightmare. ( adding to this, people that work with REVIT comes from AutoCAD and you know what's mean that). Well, technically speaking, when import a REVIT file, grows and grows. And all are meshes. VectorWorks prefer work with generic solids. Then it is not a good idea import it. The last file I try import from a 144.3 Mb rvt file, grows to a 1.2 Gb
  21. That is un useful. Because lost data in the transfer
  22. Jim: I am using an iMac 2013 and a MacBook Pro 17 2011. Both with High Sierra. VW 2017 works fine and as always except with an issue in the Info Palette. When click on a rectangle for example, the section points in the Info Palette are bad positioned.
  23. Im working with VW in a MacBook Pro and an iMac with High Sierra. All works fine except an issue in the Info Palette
  24. Hello Robert: In my experience a good BIM Design Team must work with two CAD platforms. Not in parallel but complementing each other. And using the same information model shared via IFC. For example: The Building architecture, structural model and electrical devises; are made in VectorWorks. And MEP in other software like Data Design System from Nemetschek as well. When work with other professionals like Civil Engineers ( that may use REVIT and SAP2000 for example ), VectorWorks export to IFC, SAP or REVIT natively, then I never had have troubles. Then go ahead and be sure all will works fine. Best regards
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