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Wesley Burrows

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  1. Wesley Burrows

    Spotlight Numbering

    My complaint with the whole new new(ish) numbering tool is just the fact that it's so easy to inadvertently highlight an unintended field blue and not realized you edited the numbering information for the wrong field until you get unexpected numbering results.
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    Spotlight Numbering

    You might double check that you have unit number highlighted blue on the left column when you enter "1". I've had the wrong field auto-highlighted, or inadvertently bumped the selected up to the wrong field bone me numerous times. It's pretty easy to do the way that tool is laid out.
  3. Wesley Burrows

    What mouse do you recommend?

    I will definitely investigate! Thanks for the suggestion!
  4. Wesley Burrows

    Replacing a Braceworks configured truss symbol

    I have used duplicate array with succes.
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    Replacing a Braceworks configured truss symbol

    Yes, it's under Spotlight>Rigging>Replace Truss / Replace Truss Type. I've only used them once but they were completely unintuitive and it was a miracle I got it to work at at. For example, using it to replace some 20x or something, with tomcat 12x12 you have to tell it to change the type first, then replace the truss, but by my recollection when you tell it to use the Tomcat 12x12 truss, it lumps both Spigotted and Bolted together, and the tool doesn't tell you which one is which, it just double lists all available truss and you have to guess if you picked spigotted or bolted. It's such a garbage tool it would almost certainly be faster to re-draw with the new symbol. You might be able, however, to (if it's the same size just a different symbol) convert the current truss to a symbol (Braceworks>Convert Truss To Symbol) replace the symbol with the correct one then Braceworks>Convert Symbol To Truss.
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    I have awful carpal tunnel and RSI problems. To combat I switched to an Evoluent Vertical Mouse about 3 or 4 years ago, and that helped tremendously for a while. But the last few months my carpal tunnel has been really bad again, so I switched once more (though I still have this hooked up for occasional use, and for my wife to use) Most recently (two weeks ago or so) I've switched to a Contour Design RollerMouse Red. It took some getting used to but I really am starting to love it. My clicking finger, wrists, and arm feel better than they have in years. The first hour with it I was wondering if I made the wrong choice, the next couple days I was just irritatingly slow, now I'd venture to say I'm faster with it than a regular mouse since I don't have to move my hands away from the keyboard. It's also nice that you can assign the buttons behaviors on a per application basis. Probably bizzare choices for the masses, but they've served me really well. -W
  7. Wesley Burrows

    WWDC 2019 - Mac Pro Hopes

    Interesting to note they mentioned Maxon and more specifically Redshift (GPU render engine now owned by Maxon) which is currently NVIDIA only.
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    WWDC 2019 - Mac Pro Hopes

  9. Wesley Burrows

    My personal EGPU Benchmarks

    I had similar results with a GTX 980 TI on an external display, though mine was on Thunderbolt 2 and High Sierra. Made a huge difference in Cinema 4D, But I felt no discernible improvement in doing all the things I do daily in Vectorworks. I last gave it a shot on 2019 SP2.
  10. Wesley Burrows

    Until Next Time

    Jim, I have no doubt that you will be wildly successful no matter where your next adventure leads. I truly enjoyed our hang times at the last two Design Summits and will miss them greatly. I will most certainly miss the unmistakable voice and personality your brought to this organization, you made it like talking to a friend on the inside vs a faceless company. I'm glad you'll get to spend more time with family. Someone once told me, never fall in love with the Job, because the Job won't love you back. The more time that passes, the more I realize how true that is. Family first! Best of luck to you! You will be missed! -W
  11. Wesley Burrows

    Service Pack 3 for Vectorworks 2019 released

    I too get disappearing worksheets, (or they hop around, or sometimes the horizontal cell outlines go off into infinity) Other random objects I can no longer select, or you try and move an object and basically the bounding box acts like it moved, but the geometry is still in the original location, and you can't select it. But if you can find the invisible bounding box again you can "move it" Lots of weirdness.
  12. Wesley Burrows

    Service Pack 3 for Vectorworks 2019 released

    I just get it on Best Performance.
  13. Wesley Burrows

    Spotlight Numbering

    You have to select the items you want to number, open the numbering dialog, then check the boxes in the "use" field list on the left. Then for each item you check, you have to highlight it (turns blue) and adjust your numbering options. I've caught myself numerous times having the wrong (usually unchecked) field selected to modify the options and can't figure out WTF it didn't work.
  14. Wesley Burrows

    Changing Trim Height disconnected Hoist

    I just followed your steps with that same type of truss and was unable to duplicate the issue. You might try backing up your user preferences, resetting them and see if there is any difference. As annoying as it is it's helped me several times when I couldn't figure out why something wasn't working right. -W
  15. Wesley Burrows

    Changing Trim Height disconnected Hoist

    I am unable to duplicate the issue, With 2019 | SP3 (on a Mac though). I tried it with Tomcat 20x truss, I don't know if that makes any difference. When I used to have stupid errors with hoists becoming unattached, I would sometimes be able to re-attach them by, selecting all hoists, cutting them, and then pasting them back in place. I don't know if that trick still works though.


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