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    VW 2009 and upcoming Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

    To do what? I have no information as to the scope of issues, or the number of people involved in fixing whatever problems exist, so I can't intelligently speculate on the optimal schedule. I am not an active employee, beta tester, or contractor for NNA. And, unless you are one of those, you're just pulling an arbitrary number out of your backside with no context. NNA says the patch will arrive in November. Case closed. Whether you think it's "acceptable" or not is irrelevant to the issue of releasing the required update. Again, not knowing the scope of issues, when they received it is irrelevant. And as I said before, there are many products that currently require patches to function 100% under Snow Leopard. For all you know, it's a big task and they've been working on it for months. But my point is... you don't know, and I don't know.
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    VW 2009 and upcoming Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

    One more point I'll make: take a look at any Mac-related web site and you'll see there are many products that currently aren't working with Snow Leopard. Either all of these companies are equally incompetent - seeing how they've had the final build of SL a few weeks - or it's a more complex issue than you think. Also (well maybe two points), take a look at the ArchiCAD web site: there's neither a tech bulletin or forum post there that indicates their compatibility status as-is with Snow Leopard. Tiger->Leopard required a patch; Leopard->Snow Leopard requires one too. The phrases "bleeding edge" and "early adopter" exist for a reason.
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    VW 2009 and upcoming Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

    I don't mean to offend (much), but both of you have obviously never been involved in software development. There is no guarantee from build to build that something that once worked isn't broken by a new seed. That's true for beta versions of OSes and applications. You don't rush a half-assed "compatibility patch" without thorough testing. And CAD is one of the more complex software products that's been created.
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    VW 2009 and upcoming Mac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard

    Folks, there was an announcement as Ray Libby posted earlier: http://kbase.vectorworks.net/questions/706/Vectorworks++%26+Mac+OS+X+Snow+Leopard+V+10.6 You'll also find a tech bulletin that posted on this forum site yesterday: http://techboard.nemetschek.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=128018
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    VW2008 and Snow Leopard

    Ben: You could do all those things (assuming Snow Leopard can be virtualized as Tiger and Leopard can in VMWare, etc. without an updated version) but I guess the question is why you'd want to.
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    Vectorworks 2010

    If it shows up anywhere, it would be possibly associated with the Parasolid kernel or Renderworks. But both of those are just guesses on my part.
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    VW2008 and Snow Leopard

    Don't upgrade your OS if you're unwilling to purchase the latest versions of your applications. Period. End of story.
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    VECTORWORKS 2009 vs REVIT 2009

    Bob, I completely agree about viewport updates; it's one of (but not the only) issues that keeps me from embracing more of a comprehensive 3D BIM approach.
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    VECTORWORKS 2009 vs REVIT 2009

    There is not a Mac native version of Revit, so using it vs. VW would mean navigating both Mac and Windows interface differences all the time. While not necessarily a big deal I've found instances where some members of project teams seem incapable to do both and keep their wits about them.
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    VectorWorks 2009

    Upgrading is always a business decision, first and foremost. I've purchased some software products and upgrades that pretty much paid for themselves in one job. I've seen way too many instances of architects who are pennywise and poundfoolish. Having said that, I'm still on OSX 10.4.11 and VW2008. I need more information and need to see the product in person before being able to justify an upgrade at the moment. I may wait until 10.6 comes out next year, since I have other products like Macromedia Studio that I'll need to upgrade as well.
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    Rendering Modes within a viewport

    The only way I know to do it is to specifically set the sketch settings in the design layers (via the render tab) and set the items you don't want to have sketched to be 'no sketch'. Then, set the viewport to sketch and you should see only the portions not set to 'no sketch' as non-sketched lines. Hope this helps...
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    HP Design Jet 100 plus and HP Design Jet 130

    I thought the "nr" stood for network-ready and rollfeed.
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    Skylights on window schedule?

    Yes, that is unfortunately what one must do for the time being. It's not fun or pretty.
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    Skylights on window schedule?

    Robert, I've always indicated any skylights as part of a window schedule. The carpenter needs the rough opening info and factor in the need for the shaft framing, and it needs to be ordered by somebody. Otherwise, it falls through the cracks.
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    Quick Window PIO Question

    Peter, you can adjust the mullion width via the "parts" section (part: sash and mullion: mullion width)... I did this for representing some windows I'm using that have a 2" space mull.

 

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