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Wesley Burrows

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  1. 35 minutes ago, Jim Wilson said:

    If you switch to another workspace thats unmodified in any way, edit the arrangement, shutdown Vectorworks, then relaunch, does it still move? I've been unable to replicate this one on Mac or Windows since the beta of 2019 but I just got another report of it today.

    If that still happens, if you undock the OIP, adjust the data tab arrangement, then restart Vectorworks does it still collapse again?


    Default Braceworks:                               Adjusted Braceworks:                           After VW Restart:


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    So yes,  it appears to work with a default workspace.  Though my 2019 workspace started as the default spotlight workspace.   I modified it vs importing an old one.

  2. I,  like you,  attempt to screw around with it about once a year,  and I can almost never get it to work right.    Then I give up,  cause I actually need to get stuff done.   I got hopeful with the last update as it said that they fixed problem with Dropbox for Business integration.    But nope,  I still get stuff like this all the time.    The file's live in dropbox,  they are always sync'd.   VW Cloud has full integration to my Dropbox for business account.    Then I get pissed at it and move on.  I can see the value of it,   I would like it to work.   But so far,  no good.




    Edited to add,  I can get the Nomad app to output PDFs but then it just outputs everything.   No way to control it.   Just like what you were saying.   That's what is confusing because you are supposed to be able to publish from VW like you usually would choosing your sheet set and telling it to process and store via the cloud:




    But even when I have that selected I still get this crap:







    Maybe you'll have better luck?





  3. I run dual 27" 2K screens on my Mac.   I Tried a 4K monitor and I found everything too small,  (I even used 55" 4K TV for a minute,  that was comical)    Most of the time I'm operating VW on one screen and have all of my reference material on the on the other.    In 2018 I would say there definitely was an overall performance/stability hit when the second display was plugged in,  but VW was the only app I experienced this with.    So far,  2019 seems to behave better with this configuration than 2018 ever did. 

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  4. I've actually had a mildly pleasant experience with 2019 thus far.   I wasn't planning on using it right now,  but out of sheer desperation with the complete failure that is 2018 SP4,  I tried it and so far I haven't had nearly the number of beachballs per hour as 2018.     Switching sheet layers is stupid slow though,   30 seconds or something.     And the "new" to braceworks Structural Member tool doesn't work.   I'm sure there are other things.   Time will tell...

  5. It's somewhat self explanatory.  But I recommend a healthy amount of patience when you start to get in to it.    You also have to pay pretty good attention to what you're doing to make sure loads really are added where you expected them and stuff.    It seems to behave a bit more like you would expect it to in 2019.   There were quite a few idiosyncrasies with the behaviour of things initially and though improved in 2019,  I imagine many are still to be found when I have time to start running it through the ringer.    So a lot of patience, and a healthy amount of double checking.

  6. Along these lines I don't understand why you can't (or I can't) seem to get a single hoist to grab the load info from the Line Array tool let alone connect to it.  (single point array).   If I stick a point load under the hoist with the weight of the array and same Z value of the motor, that works.    What am I doing wrong?   Or is it really that stupid?

  7. As Scott said this is precisely the functionality the Braceworks module provides.    It’s a great tool to be sure, and has been much improved since it’s initial release, but it is still relatively in its infancy.     And as such it can’t handle all rigging situations you might encounter in the real world, but for those it does,  it does well.

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  8. I would imagine it would be generating a worksheet in Vectorworks with the info you want, exporting a CSV delimited version of it.   Then use Microsoft Word mail merge (or similar),  with that CSV as the data source.  And format how the labels look/what size label.

  9. 41 minutes ago, SeanOSkea said:

    I haven't really noticed any performance upgrade from 18 as far as the multi threading goes. My 6 core 8700K and GTX 1080 that rips though every other application I use still seem to be pretty sleepy on the dang tool I use every day! 


    It is my understanding from @Jim Wilson that 2019 is currently hard coded to only use a max of 4 cores for now until it has proven itself stable.    Then they can increase it later.   Part of me wishes that the core limit was a user preference and then I can scale it back down if I start crashing.  But I understand why they did it.

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  10. While I understand the current UI is crusty and the promo videos make it look and feel great.  Perhaps it's the utilitarian in me that would rather have a rock solid, completely multi-threaded,  lightning quick,  patch on-demand software package first.  The focus of 2019 seems to be a step in that direction.    It could have the most beautiful/functional UI on the planet but if the former isn't met,  who cares?

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  11. Just now, Jim Wilson said:

    Did anyone experiencing the delay manually migrate resource libraries from an older version? If you go into the Resource Manager, click the gear and then Refresh Libraries, does the same issue happen after restarting Vectorworks?


    I did originally,  but since deleted the 2019 user folder and restarted it clean.   I just did your gear > refresh libraries and that seems to be working so far.

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