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  1. Well, I'm pretty free with my sharing. 


    If you create a Dropbox (pick your flavor of WAN), you can v=create a new folder and a new VWX drawing in that folder and do a DLVP reference, however, if the Engineer doesn't have access to that file, they'll likely not get updates. So you would have to repeat the process with any revision.


    You could also create a Project file and limit that user's access.



  2. So, I would Draw the triangle in plan, go to Modify>Convert>Convert to Subdivision. Start buy setting the subdivision iteration to a low number, like 0 in the ensuing dialog. Change to a front or side view.


    Select the edit subdivision tool in the 3D modeling toolset, first mode or operation (transform), select one corner. Hover over the dragger until eh Z axis turns yellow and drag up. Tab into the floating data bar and set a height. Remember, the triangle is the ground, so set the heights above the bottom for the heights from the low point of the swoop. Then I would raise the the thing. Alternately, you can raise the flat surface first.


    Changing views helps, working in OpenGL may help.


    Select the Split mode of the Edit Subdivision tool and select an edge. drag towards the center. Do the same with another edge. Use the transform mode to select the new center point. use the dragger to have the surface bow down in the middle. By default, the dragger is constrained to XYZ movement, although you can rotate those axis. For what you want, I don't think you want or need to do that.


    It's tricky at first, but once you get it, it all makes sense.

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  3. I'm not sure you can reconcile notes as you suggest. Organizing a team is always a challenge. There need to be some rules about how and where notes are added to the database. On a recent project we saw duplication of notes and inconsistent use, so training is needed.


    One other issue I've seen is a Mac/PC thing with Dropbox. The Notes tool would 'lose' the link tot he database and s=need to have that link reset when a user switched platforms.

  4. Sounds like a challenge. 


    With a spotlight lighting device, I use the Spotlight preferences to adjust the color of the lens in Spotlight preferences, bu class and use the color field. I would think I could manipulate another type of symbol in the same way. The figures would have to be converted to lighting devices.

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  5. 10 hours ago, Grethe Connerth said:

    Hi there,


    let me chime in please, as I just finished some renderings and my client is now asking for a fly-through animated video.


    —> A) … can I do animations of a high-quality rendering of an interior scene which also has lots of fog lighting by only using Vectorworks?


    —> B) … how would AnimationWorks support my custom event type scenes/renderings?


    —> C) … or would I be using Twinmotion? ... just asking in case anybody is knowledgeable with this program ...


    —> D) … and does Twinmotion support my 3D renderings with these event scenes with lots of custom light settings? I heard I would have to set up new lights and settings, is that correct?


    I am seeking a solution that won't cost me a lot of time and nerves of learning a complex new program, because I spent my last 18 months on improving my VW skills in 3D renderings, event type settings, which Renderworks Styles to use for spaces with no window and special lighting and textures.


    Please see attached below a floorplan showing the venue and the path of a fly-through with rendered scenes.


    Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 1.04.10 pm.png

    Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 1.04.17 pm.png

    Screen Shot 2018-09-15 at 1.03.42 pm.png


    Seems like Vision would be your logical choice.




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