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  1. Hi Pavlov no this is version 2011 that only runs on Intel based machines. I need version 11. VW really confused things by shifting from version numbers 10.xx.xx, 11.xx.xx to version numbers based on year, e.g. 2008, 2012 etc. The version I am after is real OLD and runs on Mac PowerPC processors. We still use Ver 11.5 and very reliable and fast. Does what we need. However, I have not seen that chart before and looks like 2008-2009 will run on Tiger so will amend my post thanks to your input. Thank you for responding and clarifying for me. All the best Michael
  2. Looking to source some old licenses + dongles for version 12 that will run on Apple Mac PPC OS X Tiger 10.4.11. Anyone? Let me know.
  3. In OS X. Can anyone tell me how to change date/time formats in Vectorworks log files. Currently like this when opening log file: 9/16/19 1:00:43 PM Opened "34 High Street.DSHsk". 9/16/19 1:00:45 PM Closed "34 High Street.DSHsk". Date is MDY format and require DMY Time is 12 hour and require 24 hour with no AM/PM. Changing OS X system prefs seems to have no effect. Any guidance appreciated as need log files for work analysis. Thanks Michael
  4. Not quite getting it. I want to create a colour chart of Classic Vectorworks colours in 2017. That's the issue I am having. When I try and create just giving me a grid of current colours used in document. Want the whole shebang. Intention. Create colour grid. Export as eps. Open eps with Adobe Illustrator - map the colours to AI. Then we can assign colours in VW drawing and export as eps and assign in AI to select specified colours as part of AI actions. Manually we can see that the colours even in RGB do not match between VW and AI. Something I am missing as seems trivial to create the colour grid.
  5. Thanks Art - will check these out.
  6. Thank you to everyone for responding. Benson - looks like we can setup a Keyboard Maestro macro to do an initial search and delete certain objects, e.g. zero line weights etc. and then Compose as per suggestion. Adding any simple saved search as VW script drop down menu, then adding drop down menu selection as steps within Keyboard Maestro macro can make it quite easy to create strings of actions. Will look into this. Thanks
  7. We are often asked to redraw supplied architects PDF plans to create marketing materials. If the PDF is a vector drawing then we can do this by opening PDF in illustrator, export as DXF and then import into VW. Any advice on simplest most efficient way would be appreciated. Especially pertaining to page sizes, scaling and duplicate lines from illustrator. Thanks Michael
  8. Just for interest. I have figured out how to use Keyboard Maestro to click buttons. Using If statements, if X axis > Y axis, etc. This can also work for other objects but in each case only for 90 & 180 degrees but does the job for what we needed.
  9. Thanks Jim Hopefully I should have OS 10.6 knocking around somewhere for spare drive. Thanks Michael
  10. I have an old copy of version 12 that uses local dongle. Runs on old PPC OS X 11.5 Will this version run on an intel machine and if so which Mac OS's? I have tried looking for system requirements but no luck. Finally if it does run on an intel do I need a different install discs? Thanks Michael
  11. Is there a way to decompose or convert a wall in some way such as to be left with just a centre line only? If there is can this be done on multiple selected walls simultaneously? Why? Using single internal footprint of floor from internal side of external walls it would be great if internal walls could be duplicated, decomposed to leave centre line so that centre lines could then be used to clip footprint creating room footprints on centre lines of walls. Using a wall style with specified attributes custom searches could easily be set to delete unwanted lines leaving just centre lines.
  12. I have been trying to set up a macro that will click specified button on Obj Info palette depending on trigger, e.g. Command+3 (on numeric keypad) clicks bottom right button. This used to be easy as the button display was static. Now it expands and contracts based on an objects dimensions. However, I can work round this but need to ascertain how may steps in button expansion there is and x/y dimension ratio that triggers expansion. For a horizontal rectangle (macro only works with rectangles) where dims x > y it appears that once x/y is ≥ 1.11 then button array expands. Also, I can only detect a single expansion. For a vertical rectangle where x > y it appears that once y/x is ≥ 1.12 then button array expands. Also, I can only detect a single expansion. No steps due to in x/y ratio. Can anyone confirm that there is only a single expansion of the button array? And someone from tech support confirm these ratios as the triggers for button array expansion? Apologies if posting in wrong forum. Using VW 2017 on Macbook Pro OS X 10.11 Thanks Michael
  13. Put in request as per your suggestion. Thanks for help.
  14. Currently the button array in Obj Info is dynamic and whilst this looks nice those buttons still have to be clicked manually. If the button arrays were static then creating a macro in third party app to click a button triggered by key combination, e.g. Command+N (OS X - from number keypad) would be easy and save a lot of mousing around. In prior versions with static button array it was very easy to set-up and saved both time and effort.

 

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