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  1. let me re-phrase my last comment ..... I can download the premium file resources one at a time. They are clearly on my hard drive, inside the VW application folder under "libraries". However, the files do not show up inside the Resource Manager dialog box, inside the File Browser pane. Is there some way to 'load' the files into the resource manager ? I didn't have to load the normal VW resource files. It was part of the download process. The premium files seem to act differently.
  2. thanks for the responses ..... it appears that I can not download the Premium Libraries. Is that my fault because I'm doing something wrong, or is it just set up that way ?
  3. It appears that many resource libraries are not on my local hard drive, but are 'called up' from the internet when I select them. Is there a way to download every single resource file to my hard drive ? I've discovered how to download a single resource file, but I'd rather do them all at once. Also .... if I were to cancel Service Select, would I then lose access to all these resources that are not downloaded on my hard drive ?
  4. I just upgraded from VW2015 to VW 2023 and purchased Service Select, and I notice a huge increase in the available symbol resources. However, they seem to be downloaded from the internet when I use them, rather than residing in folders on my hard drive. So ... are these symbols and other resources only available to me because I have Service Select ? If I cancel Service Select but keep my perpetual license, will these resources still be available for download ? If they disappear with a Service Select cancelation, could I download them before Service Select ends in order to save them ?
  5. also try my favorite, "Graphite" from the same Adobe website. It mimics the way some old Architects (like me) were taught to letter .... constantly rotating the pencil lead to get the right shape/stroke ... back when pencils and paper were used.
  6. I am now happy to report the problem no longer exists in the same file after being exported to and opened with VW 2023. So thanks for the help ..... never mind.
  7. thanks for the help ... I went down the list, and turned off every single class and could not find an offending class. I am working in VW 2015 but recently purchased VW 2023. For a bunch of reasons, I can't check it out in VW 2023 for a couple days but will transfer the file and see if the ghost lines still exist. Hopefully, they'll disappear. More to follow .....
  8. I know there is an easy answer to this, but I can't remember ...... when I insert a door PIO into a wall and set to "opening", the OpenGL and RW renderings show white lines (or black lines) around the opening. How do I get the lines to disappear ? (I thought it had something to do with setting the door classes, but I can't figure it out). See the attached image.
  9. I downloaded a trial of VW2023 and noticed that it exports to old VW formats, but only back to VW2018. My current system is VW2015. So .... if I get the new VW2023 and want to keep my old VW2015 on a different computer, should I assume that I can never ever save a newly generated VW2023 file back into the old VW2015 format ? Is there a "work-around" ? I suppose you might ask "why would you want to save it back to 2015 ? .... I have 3 very detailed and large 3D models in VW 2015 and I am concerned that they might not translate completely and perfectly into VW 2023 format.
  10. well .... dismay has returned to my world. I read the Parallels v18 User guide and discovered the current version does not allow "guest" Mac OS systems that are as old as Mac OS Sierra (the last OS that will run VW 2015). here is a link: https://kb.parallels.com/en/124223#section2 . It appears the Apple M1 chip will not allow Parallels to run older Mac OS versions, even though Parallels will run very old Mac OS systems on Apple hardware that uses an Intel chip. Since any future Apple computer will use an 'M' series chip, I'm now stuck again. If you (or anyone reading this) has an intellectual interest in solving my issue, I'm still open to suggestions.
  11. Pat: Eureka ! Once again ... thanks for the brilliant reply. I should have thought of Parallels Desktop as the answer to my problem. Thanks to your idea, I think I can rest easy with a likely long term solution. After having read the entire Parallels website, it is not clear if, or how many, older versions of the Mac OS can be emulated using Parallels. Once again, your response above is great because you testified that you've done it. On the website, they emphasize running Windows or Linux with no discussion of emulating older Mac OS versions. I've found other internet evidence that it is possible. Once again, Pat ....... thanks. PS: As a retired guy, you can see how I use VW to design wheelchair ramps if you visit my charity at https://faithworkscoalition.org . I'm the only one in the world using $4000 software to design $600 ramps. (I'm also the guy on the cover page wearing shorts. It is easier to design small stairs than it is to cut stringers properly.). Anyone reading this: feel free to make a contribution. 😉
  12. OK .. thanks for the reply, Pat . For your info, here is my unique problem: I'm retired and I don't use VW to make money. I use it for charity work (I have a great 3D model of my church that I don't want to lose). My 2015 VW perpetual license would be fine if I weren't concerned about my 2012 iMac becoming obsolete or broken. Using the subscription service would be much more irritating, economically. So ... I will soon have to make a decision on buying the last year perpetual license (2023) and expect to use it for several years before I pass along, or try and get bye with the old software and hardware. (I can't buy new hardware, since VW 2015 won't work on it with the associated new Mac OS.) So one last question .... if I get the 2023 version with service select (in order to get the discount), will having Service Select for a year also allow me to get the 2024 VW version for "free" ?
  13. slight diversion here ...... I followed the links and looked at the compatibility charts for VW 2015 and it says that it will not work (red X) for Mac OS Sierra (10.12.6). I've been running VW 2015 on Sierra for about 1 year on my late 2012 27" iMac and have not noticed any issues. I'm currently perplexed about what to do with the new "subscription only" model and wonder if VW does actually work on older Mac OSs but the literature says it doesn't. Any thoughts ?
  14. OK ... thanks for your help. I got the pdf from Juan's link.
  15. is there some way to obtain a pdf file of the VW Architect help manual from prior versions ? Specifically, how can I get a pdf file of the help manual for VW Architect from 2015 ? IS there some way to open the internet browser version, and get the internet help manual to print to a pdf file (on mac) for all the pages ? .... I ask because I want some way to read the manual on a mac computer that does not have the main VW app installed.
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