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Wesley Burrows

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  1. I suspect that the Vectorworks Design Summit ended up being a casualty of the pandemic. Though I hope it comes back some day. I enjoyed the ones I attended.
  2. @inikolova Hi! While the link is informative for understanding what could be happening, it doesn't really offer a solution, and I realize there might not be one as I'm on Mac and the servers are on Windows. But if it is font related, I'd love to see if we could get that working. I did download Font Forge, but I'm not really sure what I'm supposed to try and convert that font too. Or if that's even what the problem is.
  3. I've used this plugin for years, it's a select similar wand tool specifically for lighting instruments. You can select by name, type, position, etc. https://benghiatlighting.com/software/product/savvy-select-similar-instrument-3/
  4. I have a some custom fonts in my title blocks/etc that all generally seem to work fine now when cloud publishing, I do full integration on a dropbox for business account, and the fonts are uploaded in a folder there. But there are a couple of font's in particular it just refuses to use. The one that bothers me the most is Gravitica-Light.otf. I don't know if there's anyone that could help me with this? And on a side note, when you publish a pdf locally, the Vectorworks remember's the last directory you published to and takes you there initially with a successive publish. When publishing on Store on Dropbox and Process on Vectorworks Cloud it goes back to the root folder every time. Rather than remembering. I don't know why it behaves differently. -W
  5. @jcogdell So, it seems these bugs still persist in 2023 SP4.
  6. Would it be possible to put in a feature or enhancement request to address this? Or could a script toggle the preference check marks like you can with other preferences?
  7. Is there a way like with regular snapping to temporary disable rigging related snapping? I know there's a spotlight document preferences option, but it's clunky to go back forth to quickly. For example. You've created a truss, hung lights on it etc, and say for some reason you need to shift the truss L/R of it's current location without moving all the fixtures, or maybe even rigging points, cause say they are fixed hook points in the ceiling. Is there a smart way to do this? I generally want the loads to attach to the truss on creation, but sometimes I don't. Screen PIO's in particular I may want a a specific fixed height from the ground, but they snap to the truss, then you fix it, and say you need to adjust the trim on that truss, but want the screens to stay put, how do you deal with that? I typically have been cutting whatever objects I want to stay put and pasting them back after the move, but this isn't without flaws, that works with L/R moves etc. But projection would just re-snap to the truss. Am I missing something?
  8. I can't quite figure out Vectorcaching. On my 16" 2021 M1 Max it seems to work fine. However on my 2019 Intel Mac Pro with Vega II Duos it seem like Vectorcaching just makes it run slower when it's enabled.
  9. As far as the laggy/slowness/freezing goes with 2023, I've found this: I am 100% convinced that something with the VGM got jacked up in SP3. I've been using 2023 SP2 for a few days now, and it works fine. I "upgraded" back to 2023 SP3 and the problems come back. Doing same mundane navigational tasks, zooming, panning, orbiting, etc in various files yield different results in different service packs. In SP2 the GPU stays low most of the time, occasionally hitting half way on the GPU usage history. SP2: However, in SP3, doing the same activities will randomly peg the GPU. This is when VWX will lag out, or the drawing window will lock entirely, though you can interact with menus, tools, but nothing in the drawing window, it's frozen. SP3: (The first screenshot was a laggy hang that recovered, the second was the drawing window completely eating it) I've switched back and forth between SP2/SP3 and the problems consistently go away in SP2 and return in SP3. I haven't even had so much as a laggy interaction with SP2.
  10. Update to this, I did a repair installation of SP3, and the hesitations and beach-balling remained. I've since reverted to SP2, and SO FAR, I haven't had any of the hesitation, lagging issues. I'll report back after more time passes. But so far so good, you know, other than having to deal with all the bugs in SP2 that SP3 fixes. But I guess it's a trade off I have to live with to make the software more useable. I've been rolling with 7 or 8 drawings open all day, so far so good. Vectorworks has been open all day here, with the above 6, 7, 8 drawings open simultaneously and this is where I'm sitting so far:
  11. This. This right here, super fun.
  12. This is becoming infuriating. Even with a single file open, zooming, beach ball, layer change, beach ball. Whatever mundane task it is, the thing just chokes for no reason, at random. I can't say for sure it didn't do this in SP2, but it is loud and clear in SP3. Based on peoples signatures in here it seems to be a cross platform problem too.
  13. I also seem to be seeing this more if there are several VW files open at the same time. A lot of the same types of stuff happening as mentioned above by others. I don't understand why this is. When I deal with even larger amounts of high poly geometry in C4D, (I often replace geometry from VW exports with higher poly replacements for renders) and it goes all day without missing a beat. I'm not modeling high rises or anything, just live events. I have a hard time believing 96GB of RAM just isn't cutting it anymore for what I do. Particularly when the problems soley arise in Vectorworks.
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