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Wesley Burrows

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  1. 2019 SP0 Update: I have been able to export successfully 4 times and counting so far without a VW restart! Dare I say this bug has been fixed? Anyone else?
  2. Default Braceworks: Adjusted Braceworks: After VW Restart: 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.
  3. Yes, 2019 seems to not save any changes to it. Mine resets to this after each program launch:
  4. I don't understand, according to the cloud services site the current app version is: Everytime I download and install the "Current Version" from the cloud portal, I still show:
  5. 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?
  6. Is it possible to rotate the stand, scaffold in my case, independently of the screen's rotation. IE: getting it to fit on the mezzanine aisle of an area? I know you can shift, just wasn't sure about rotate.
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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?
  11. I agree with you, typically, the "open beta" ends up being the official release until service pack 2 or so. Something like Release SP0 = Open Beta, SP1 = Release Candidate.
  12. Interesting. Since I can't actually draw anything with it, it's hard to say 🙂 My apologies for incorrect information.
  13. 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.
  14. I suspect you are referring to the AEC structural member tool. We are referring to the entertainment rigging one. There are several tools in VW that share similar names but with somewhat different functionality. Confusing for sure.
  15. I only attempted to mess with this for a moment but I too was unable to draw anything.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. 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.
  20. Anytime I use a tool that has you select a symbol from the dropdown there is a spinning beach-ball and the whole program/UI stalls for 20 seconds or so. IE: Insert Lighting Instrument. Select from the dropdown.... stall. This is a fresh blank file.
  21. Are there any videos relating to the new Braceworks tools? IE: Bridle Calcs, House Rigging Points / Structural Members?
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