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  1. Kevin Allen

    LED tool / custom shape

    Could you just make a 3D Poly and texture?
  2. I'm so NOT a fan of WYG. That said, I would like VWX to make some things easier, or have options. I like focus points, but shuttering could be easier and somehow interactive. I'd like to be able to eyedrop and flip shutter cuts. Adding a gobo in LW ought to add the gobo in VWX and Vision...
  3. I am a fan of the closed eco-system, if you will. I think VWX should do all of the things. Acquiring Vision is, in my mind, a serious step in the right direction. I understand the time required for integration, but the simplicity of an interactive export is critical to team work and collaboration. Currently collaborating with an LD, I'm the SD, and the LD is working with WYG which he prefers to Vision at this point. Many extra steps involved in sharing information, and updating files. The more VWX can do, the better I can present and she info, and the less I'll have t argue other's choices.
  4. Well said, pretty critical. Missing one point. I think prior to 2010 there was also (?) and option for low fog, that would be great to have back as well. Especially important for performance pieces that lay down bed of fog on the ground, or to help illustrate cryo effects
  5. Yes, this is kind of a bug, as the preferred workflow is draw in the desired class. As it is now, I class later because of this issue.
  6. I'm not sure this is in the right place as it refers to the forums, NOT the program. That said, the website should have a more responsive design. I just learned that if the browser window is not wide enough, the search function disappears from view. I checked this just now. If my Safari window is generally fully open, I see the search box. If I make the window width smaller, the search data filed drops to the second line. If I narrow the window further, it goes away. Additionally, I get as much or many of the forum posts as I can as emails. I'm old school. On my system, that's not too bad. on my iPad (admittedly for now a Mini 4) reading can be tolerable. On my iPhone 7 these emails are useless. As I am often in the field, this is in now way desirable. They are unreadable. Of course, I can pinch in and scroll around, but that's a HUGE PITA. The emails should respond to the type of device being used.
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    Responsive website and email design

    Yes, but I'm seeing that this isn't always intuitive enough.
  8. Kevin Allen

    Teaser Tuesday - Rendered Panoramas - Vectorworks 2018

    I've had the render work from a local machine, and from a sent folder.
  9. Kevin Allen

    Move Functions

    yes. I thought I added a disclaimer<g>. Similarly, you can use Move by Points as you describe with a Locus Object.
  10. Kevin Allen

    Change how the Workspace Manager Works.

    yes, simply edit a duplicate.
  11. Kevin Allen

    Move Functions

    You should also be able to do what you want in the OIP, depends somewhat on the type of object.
  12. Kevin Allen

    User Manuals

    I thought the PDFs were accessible through the help website, but I no longer see the links?
  13. I agree with a lot of this, I also wish a basic 2D rpiztive could be converted to a subdivision object
  14. Kevin Allen

    Title Block Styles

    Not a bad idea to allow customization of that drop down.
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    Title Block Styles

    I agree about the components folder, but wonder if title block styles need there own place in the RM drop down? We can have one document with many different size sheets and therefore different title blocks.
  16. Kevin Allen

    Spell Check for Note Legends

    As a Mac user, I'f like to see the MacOS interactive spell check work in VWX, everywhere.
  17. Kevin Allen

    OpenGL Enhancements

    I void OpenGL, so I generally wish it produced better (for me) results. I generally agree with the list above, but I also really wish for better texture visualization. I often feel that If I'm going to render in OpenGL, that's one set of textures, and if I'm going to render using Renderworks, that's another set of textures.
  18. I added that tool to my workspace, but I have not had the opportunity to explore
  19. Rob, my point is that I want full control, and I want that control to survive updates.
  20. To add a degree of difficulty here, what if I create/admin a project sharing file. If I share with the shop or the venue, they may want to use their own classing system, it should then be possible to decide what changes they make are committed to the project file. Same is true of instrumentation. Shop may suggest a substitute. Different shops may suggest different subs, the admin ought to be able to choose which changes to commmit.
  21. As Andy Dunning sys, Truss isn't always rigging. As. a user/designer, I want control over Classing, and I especially want control over the appearance of the 3D Geometry. For example, in my template file, I have set all of the classing preferences in the settings dialog of the "Door Tool (for example' so when I insert a door, it looks, by default how I expect to want it to look. This generally means all black all around. I'm typically going to use the architectural toolset create a venue. If I want a special door (in a ballroom for example), I modify the initial insertion and see it as a symbol. Thus I control it's appearance. I need to be able to do the same with SLDs. I generally want any SLD to insert in my own' LX-SLD' class. Similarly, I want any Vectorworks Light Object to insert in my 'LX-VLO' class. I want control over 2D and 3D appearance by class. If I modify a stock symbol, when the library updates, I lose that work. Just as I recently lost the work using the PIO Manager to assign objects to specific classes, those preferences do not survive any update to the application. For me, I don't care to class by light source. The rental shop may need that. In my opinion, it would be up to the shop to take the plot, and find/modify to make those changes. I am concerned with he appearance of the document in both a 2D drafting and in renderings.
  22. I keep as many classes as possible in my template. So, I have, for example, renamed the the Dimension class and changed the attributes that always works.
  23. Please do not remove the classes on the body parts. I think it is important to be able to use Classing to render the bodies, and especially add closing to the lens object. Obviously, I want to be able to define the attributes and use the class to assign attributes. Use attributes at creation should be checked in the class definitions.
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    Vectorworks 2018

    Has the lease version been posted? I think I'm using RC-1 and have not seen notice of a new version?


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