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  1. Personally I think this should be a standard part of the convert to group command. Only being able to retain either 2d or 3d geometry of a symbol being converted is annoying. This would also fix "insert as group" symbols, as you can lose geometry in a symbol when inserted.
  2. Title Block 2018

    Thread created in the Troubleshooting forum, thanks Nikolay.
  3. Title Block Manager Bug

    Using the new 2018 Title Block Manager, if you go in and edit the Sheet Number and Sheet Name fields from the Title Block Manager in the File menu, it breaks the link between those fields and the actual sheet name and number. The only way to re-connect them is to delete the title block and re-insert. When the connection is intact you can change these fields in the Sheet settings, or the Title Block Border Settings, but not the Title Block Manager window.
  4. Title Block 2018

    Hi Jim, I did find a fix. If you delete the title block and re-drop the block from the Style it reaffirms the link. Attached is an empty file with a title block where the update between Sheet Title and Sheet Number is broken. The fields in the manager should be greyed out or something to indicate that they are linked to a field somewhere and shouldn't be changed. title block example.vwx
  5. Title Block 2018

    Hi Jim, I see that is how it is supposed to work, but it looks like the link between the Sheet's title and the Sheet Title field in the Title Block Manager has been broken. The Title Block Manager field is a user editable field, and if you type something in there it breaks that link and there seems to be no way to restore it so that the Sheet Title takes over again. This was an import Title Block from 2017, but if I create a new title block and modify the Sheet Title field it breaks that link and the same result happens. Thoughts?
  6. Title Block 2018

    Hopefully I am just missing something, but with the new Title Block Manager in 2018 how do we link a text field to something like the Sheet Title. It used to be as simple as _SN for linking to Sheet Number but those shortcuts don't seem to be working anymore. Thanks
  7. I haven't got around to installing 2018 yet, maybe it solves this issue, maybe it doesn't. I would absolutely love it that when I double click on a resource in another file to insert in a drawing I could set an option somewhere in VW to always import these resources in their source folder hierarchy, the option we can choose if we right click and import. If I'm working on a drawing having to slow down and import every symbol resource (and let's be fair I'm not doing this) is a pain, otherwise if I just double click and drop, it imports the symbol and all of it's pieces in to the top folder location and it gets very messy in there after a while. Please give us a default option.
  8. GPU Rendering

    I'm not a C4D user, my only experience with rendering is within VW itself, so I'm not exactly sure what you mean about there being a difference in quality between a CPU render and a GPU render. I would have assumed the GPU would have been able to create the same quality as compared to the CPU. Honestly I have no idea how computer graphics rendering works under the hood though.
  9. GPU Rendering

    @JimW So what are the chances we'll see this come down the VW update pipe? I think I speak for everyone when I say GPU rendering would speed things up considerably
  10. GPU Rendering

    I came across an article a little while ago that mentioned C4D was moving to incorporating PreRender GPU powered Rendering capabilities. Do we know if this will come down the pipe in to VW? I thought I had seen a timeline of end of this year for C4D. Should we expect a VW update around that time to update the engine inside VW? Or is this all heresay at this point?
  11. Crashing when Change Layer

    VW 2017 SP3 running on an Alienware 15 R2. I was working on a file that was based on a DWG import. Turns out I was attempting to move some 'symboled' geometry that included "3d" geometry from the DWG file, so I deleted the DWG junk and just drew new geometry. I do find though that the program can still lockup if moving a not overly-large amount of geometry from one layer to another.
  12. Crashing when Change Layer

    I've been seeing this a lot recently and it's starting to annoy me. If I grab a selection of objects and attempt to change their layer assignment, VW has a propensity for locking up and crashing. Anyone found a fix for this?
  13. SoftGoods tools drape sliders length

    I'm seeing something weird that I haven't had an issue with before in regards to drape slider lengths. If I draw a 60' line of pipe and drape using SoftGoods, select my sliders (7'-12') and give my preferred target length of 10', VW is spacing the uprights at 12' (the max for the slider) and not the 10' I'm asking it to try to target. I think this is new to SP3. SP2 and earlier I don't recall having an issue with the target length. Anyone else noticed a change in behaviour?
  14. Vectorworks viewer

    Is it abnormal that I can't open the navigation palette in the VW viewer? As well there isn't a way to modify the toolsets? I have it installed on a surface tablet, I'm close to just doing a full install and building a custom workspace but figured the full program would chew through the battery faster if I just wanted to view a document.
  15. I'm going to drop this here after starting a conversation in troubleshooting. Can we be given the option of defining a location to store the default library folder? In my case I have a 100 GB ssd for os/apps, and a 512GB hard drive for data, so I prefer to have the couple of gigs of library stored on the hd, but I need to do a shortcut workaround to make it work and watch out for library updates as they don't follow the shortcut upstream. We're given the option for user folders but not the library.


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