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Wesley Burrows

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. Hi! This drove me nuts for a while, I finally figured out the way to get this to calculate is to change the connection type (in the OIP of the Blue Diamond) from Pliable to Rigid. You will likely receive new warning message (though the loads will still calculate) that says: Which based on my reading basically means the pipe/load isn't balanced. Hope this helps! -W
  8. I just ran into this. Something needs to happen with this. It sucks.
  9. Is there any slick way to make a symbol key so to speak of stuff using this? IE: Using data visualization to color code the truss by length. Is there easy way to make a reference key for it the colors?
  10. I approach this in much the same way as @EAlexander I do this for maximum control, and though Corona can make beautiful volumetrics, I don't have a week to get a clean image with the number of lights I use. Thus, I use C4D's standard renderer for volumetric only passes as it can usually render in under a minute. Then use Corona for all the direct and GI/Bounce lighting as it's beautiful and worlds faster than the C4D Physical engine. Plus it's lighting seems to behave much more like what I would expect a light to in the real world. It's the best combination of speed/quality I've arrived at thus far. Modeled in Vectorworks, Rendered in C4D. This is using the stage plugin (with some tweaking to work with Corona). Comped: (Base render is Corona): Beams Only (Standard C4D Render Engine): (All other textures overridden to black) Comped: (Base Render is Corona): Beams Only (Standard C4D Render Engine)
  11. Gotcha. I think this might be Vectorscript/Marionette territory.
  12. I'm probably misunderstanding, but checking that box under criteria should do it.
  13. You could try custom selection, under the tools menu. Then once the items are selected you can replace them with a different symbol. It should look in groups/symbols.
  14. It would be cool if you could actually place hoists and braceworks connections on the same layer as your truss/position that you use for a rotated DLVP position. You currently cannot do this, you get the hybrid symbol error if you try to rotate it (this is solely caused by hoists and rigging connections, which is stupid because if you uncheck show screen plane/planer view it seems like it should be a non-issue since it's treated as 3D only anyway) In addition to this it would be rad if the hoists could auto adjust their chain and orientation to always be vertical, or show the toe-in/toe-out of the chain. In a similar way to how a lighting device can track it's focus point through the DLVP.
  15. Not sure how I'm just seeing this but thank you! It worked! There seems to be little in the way of continuity between how difference devices attached to motors and stuff.
  16. I personally have two main machines. My Vectorworks Mac box, and a dedicated PC next to it running Cinema 4D w/ Corona. I even use one keyboard and mouse for both using a program called share mouse, so the PC feels like it's an extended display of my mac. It's all very seamless. I have to turn renders around for entertainment fast and this allows me to do it. While I appreciate the idea of an all in one solution, this setup gives me maximum flexibility and allows me to continue working in Vectorworks while I'm rendering on the other. Plus Cinema allows you to farm your renders out to any one of hundreds of renderfarms if you need a bunch of views turned around super quick. I spent a lot of time beating my head against the wall trying to make an all in one pipe-line work for me. And things became way less frustrating when I finally caved and just decided to get a dedicated render box with C4D. Let each software platform excel at what it was intended to excel at, plus it opens you up to a whole world of alternate render engines. -W
  17. Forgive me if this is an ignorant question. But regarding the Instrument Summary. Say your spotlight settings are as follows: Which lets say results in something like this in Top/Plan view: Why does the instrument summary ignore the colors?
  18. Good people there for sure. I was there 2003/2004. Mario was one of my favorite dudes! Learned a lot from Him, Finley, Heath, Ray Ray, Laird, Scottie. Everyone really. Also FWIW tech support contacted me back acknowledging that it's not working as intended and submitted to engineering for a fix. It's related to truss objects (insert truss tool). When I've used DLVP's previously in 2019, but so far I was displaying scaffolding and light ladder positions and didn't run into this problem. I don't know that it's problem with the PIO truss tool. -W
  19. I have done curved LED walls drawing a line curved how I want, extrude it, convert to a nurbs surface and then do a surface array of an extruded rectangle that is the size of the LED module. You have to make sure you use fixed spacing so it doesn't distort your module size.
  20. That's for checkin! I'll definitely get with VW Support. This crap always shows up when I'm staring face first at a deadline for submitting something. Never fails. Say Hi to Mark C. Audra, Mario and others! (I worked at TMS years ago in a previous life)
  21. Update: After multiple profanity laden tirades that probably changed my 3 year old daughters life forever. Smashing some inanimate objects, and pacing around like a psychopath, I discovered if I save in a 3D view (num pad 5 in this case) and re-open it holds the correct rotations. If I save in Top/Plan, it all goes to hell. what. the. actual. F.
  22. Has anyone run into 2019 losing the rotation of these DLVPs after closing and re-opening the drawing? (saving before closing of course) Happens every time and is about to send me on a homicidal rampage. If I load from a recent backup file in VW Backup, it regenerates correctly. But again, opens wrong even when re-saving the backup over the master drawing. See below. These were vertical towers before closing.
  23. I'm curious what tips and tricks people have for maximizing their efficiency with their template file. Default design layers/sheet layers/viewports etc.


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