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Erik Buijs

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  1. Found out what went wrong. Appearantly the system needs to make a list of all attached printers before opening the printing dialogbox. One of these printers was physically removed and nevertheless xp tried to open it. This caused the delay.... that simple! I just wonder why this problem only occured after last weeks SP2 update. For the printer whas removed over a month ago.
  2. This is what I mean. However it would be useful to include this feature in the "save" command and use the small picture as a thumbnail attached to the file when opening it. But is this possible?
  3. I see what you mean. However I worked with AutoCad for several years and they don't make a problem of this? Perhaps just a preview of the most recent screenshot? Kind regards
  4. Hello, I didn't find this topic in the list so I want to ask: When will VW get a file preview when opening a file? This would certainly be a great advantage and time saver! Kind regards,
  5. Hello, - VW11.5.1 PRO on WIN XP - Since my administrator has updated the Win XP operating system, all VW printjobs are relayed with exactly 30 seconds. It doesn't matter which printer I use. What could be the problem? Thanks.
  6. Hello, I am working on PC with VW10.5 and like to open or import VW8.5 (Apple) files a client sent me. Adding the mcd extension doesn't work, what should I do? Thanks in advance for a solution.
  7. Hello, I have tried to explain my problem before, but still have no solution for this: I am drawing a cove construction with curved surface, when I choose for render polygon, a number of renderlines appear. And that is not what I want. I just want to see the outside lines and fill color. I have put the 3D conversion already to 'low' but still about 20 lines appear on this curved surface. Anyone an idea? VW + RW 10.5 win
  8. Hello, I am working on a 3D model and have the following question: I have the section of this model but the starting and ending angle of it is not the same. How can I create a model that is extruded and twisted around a centre line? Working with VW10.5 on PC Thanks for advice
  9. Hi, I am using Vectorworks Pro 9.5.1 on PC and I have a question about exporting rendered perspective views to eps format. When I do so the files become huge! (20 - 25 Mb each!)Is there something I can do about it? I need this eps format, because it's the only way to be compatible with our press-office. Or should I use another format?
  10. Hello, I am working with VW 9.5.1 on WIN95 and I have just tried to make a PDF file from my drawing. Therefore I print the file to a Adobe 4.0 PDF-writer. The drawing consists some different layers, including a 3D view in Open GL. And that is the problem: The Open GL rendering shows completely BLACK on the PDF file. (Printing the same file on a HP4500PS printer was perfect)What can I do to make a proper PDF?
  11. Gareth, I tried to put the file in my menu. Downloading worked fine, however it doesn't work yet. It seems to be a .sit file, can I use that on PC?
  12. Thank you both for answering. Sorry it took so long... work, you know. I will try the plug in gareth advised me. And Katie, when I said isolines, I actually ment the renderlines. I sometimes still use terms of AutoCad! Sorry!
  13. Hi, I am doing some simple renderings in VW 9.5.1 on curved surfaces. And I can't get rid of these nasty isolines wich dominate the view. Does anyone know how to reduce the number of lines or better, how to remove them? VW9.5.1 on PC
  14. Some weeks ago I proposed to include a file preview in Vectorworks. I think it would make searching files much more easier. Obviously there are not many users dealing with this problem, for I didn't get any reply. I really think this would improve working with Vectorworks. Is it, for example, possible to make a small bitmap with the current screenshot each time a file is saved? (and of course overwrite when the file is saved again) At this moment I have to do this manually and I search my files with a picture viewer. I am running VW 9 on PC.
  15. I have experienced several problems when the sessions are longer. Sometimes drawings appear in black and white and toolbar buttons turn black... I suggest the reason is lack of memory. I don't know if these problems are typical for PC??
  16. Sorry, been away for a while.... Thank you Katie. I see what you mean. And to you AMO: until now I haven't had any experience with nurbs? Did I miss something? Or should I feel guilty?
  17. How come that if I open drawings from a certain directory, after a while the path to search those files will be changed? These days I am opening, changing and saving a large number of files. And it is rather awkward to put in the path again and again.... Is there a way to set a default searchpath? How is this organised in VW9 for PC?
  18. I know what you mean! In fact I also searched for a way to do that, but didn't find one. Maybe you can preset the RGB colours on your drawings in a way so they match with CMYK? I found a simple (and free) program to translate one to another, you can download it from: http://home.t-online.de/home/michael_weigand/rgb-cmyk.html Though it is in German language, it is well understandable I think.
  19. Right. I can do that for I use PC. But why do you still ask: did god use nurbs or polygons? It is obvious he started with polygons. But after a while we all became nurbs...
  20. Hi, I am making some drawings for technical specifications that will be printed by others. Therefore I export my VW9 files as bitmapfiles. I have noticed some troubles while exporting bitmapfiles. On my drawings I use both 2D and 3D images. When I go to export/image there is obviously no way to get ONE high quality bitmap from this drawing. When I activate the 2D layer, the bitmap will turn very large, with small image in the corner. When I export through the 3D layer, only the 3D drawing will be exported. By the way, exporting wmf doesn't work at all! What can I do? Or what did I do wrong?
  21. Thank you Kristen, I'll give it a try!
  22. I am making a layout with a number of 2D details but also some 3D elements. How can I get more than one perspective view on my drawing? Are the saved views interchangeable with other drawings?
  23. Works great! Why didn' I see that before? Thanks!
  24. Thanks, now I have got it right! I guess I have to do more practice with classes...


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