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  1. Anyone have ancient install+serial for VW 12.5 that will run on PPC? . Good home awaits
  2. Anyone have copy/ies of Vector Works 12 universal that runs on old Mac running OS X Tiger? Long shot I know but worth a try.
  3. Thanks - will dig into this - have thought of trying coding using Python (have to learn that first!) But your suggestion looks promising so will investigate. Thanks you
  4. Hi Tom sorry for delay. Useful suggestion. We have many small 2D drawings that take less than 20 minutes but often contain elements at differing angles with different hatches that require conforming to the elements angle. Just trying to figure out a way of speeding up by possibly assigning class hatch and element class so can do a custom selection on element class and then change class for selected objects to class with specified hatch. Creating small VS and then adding a pull down menu or using a palette with Keyboard Maestro. Appreciate suggestion. Cheers Michael
  5. Is there any way to make Local Mapping a default for a specified hatch? Appreciate help. Thanks m
  6. Using 2017 Fundamentals. Anyone know if there is a way to have an objects shadow scale as the object is scaled - strictly 2D question? Any suggestions appreciated. m
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. Thanks Art - will check these out.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
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