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    Title Block Manager crashes VW2019 Sp1

    I am also having this problem. Even in a file that worked fine up until version 4 and now on my version 5 export I get spinning beachball when I try to go to title block manager to change the version number and the application. I have a deadline so I will go and manually put filled text blocks over where I should be able to change info through the title block manager until this issue gets solved.
  2. @Tom Klaber I am not sure of a way to tag the objects directly. I still use the saved view with everything off trick then only turn on the classes that come up with the filter and then use view option "Active only" and select all. Make a saved view of just those objects incase I need to repeat the action. I bet there is a better way to do this. I just haven't stumbled across it yet.

    VWX 2019 Significantly Slower

    Same thing here with moving LED walls any distance. Sometimes its a beachball for 10 minutes before the move happens. 2019 Designer SP1

    Instrument Summary Freeze

    So this is a confirmed bug by several users now. Two on this thread alone. Can this be moved to the known issues forum and assigned a bug number? We really need a solution for this.
  5. Yeah no problem. This is the best new feature other than being able to type and search. The filters are managed from the navigation palette. right under class or design layer dropdown there is another drop down thats default is <all classes> or <all layers>, click it and create new filter. You get to choose any combo of tags, classes and visibilities along with a preview of what those filters would look like in real time as you change them. I don't think I could use tags without the filter feature. Hope that helps!

    Feeder Cable Freeze

    The feeder cable tool is freezing the application and it is not responding. Although, unlike the other dozen times I have had to force quit for this and editing LED walls or placing position summaries, NO BEACHBALL! Still had to force quit. Didn't have to look at a beachball while wondering how much work I lost this time. Can someone please shed some light on how to get 2019 to work faster and lock up less? I feel like every single action takes too long.
  7. Create a new filter with the tags you want. That is the only way I have figured out how to find, select & edit them.

    VWX2019 - OS X 10.13.6

    Yes, I am noticing this and it is taking several minutes (sometimes 5!) just to move a large led wall any distance (no more nudging for me). This is also happening with instrument summary settings. Focus points are not taking their default class. Label legend attributes not going their default class. Things not showing up when Class options set to active and the objects are certainly in the class of question. Its random and not repeatable. Weird random things with objects being selected and showing not selected even though the orange glow is around them and I have moved my cursor away from the object (made a click, glow still there, no object selected) I have to de-select and re-select several times or do some random class changing before going back to the class the object is in to make it take the selection and give me options in the OIP. A few of these things are repeatable and can go into their own thread so they can be fixed but I don't know how to show someone all of these random ones until they happen.

    Instrument Summary Freeze

    In Vectorworks 2019 SP0 if I insert an instrument summary and apply the custom options prompted when you first use the tool and then go back to the tool and click the "instrument summary tool preferences" button next to the mode choices I get the spinning beachball of death and Vectorworks stops responding and I have to force quit. Attached is a file I can repeat the problem in 100%. Is anyone else having this problem or can replicate with a blank file or the attached file? 2019 SP0 Instrument Summary BUG.vwx
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    Align Distribute Tool. Is it broken?

    Bruce, Seems it only works with some objects and not others. All Spotlight objects work correctly. Doesn't work with basic shapes but if you create an object out of those shapes it will. Even if the objects are not spotlight objects. It is definitely hit and miss and also have noticed that some of the objects you create from shape like a rectangle to a slab will not align in the correct place that the line was drawn in. Very weird. Although this a step up from the last align and distribute bug I found when first upgrading to 2017 Spotlight where it would just crash. Now I also have a new instrument summary settings button freeze bug that I am about to go submit. SP0 is always interesting. I am already anticipating SP1.
  11. LVLDME

    Hide Cable Extra Label

    I really hope this feature is added in 2019. It is very tedious to not display length and then go and type lengths in text boxes if you are trying to show a stagehand on a plot what length cable to grab for the jump without having the (x' Extra) displayed all over the plot making it unreadable.
  12. Start by closing Vectorworks if it is open. I was having the same issue and when I contacted Tech Support today this is what Alexander said. (I would post the plug in but that file extension is not allowed) He was very quick with the email response containing the modified plug in attached and my Align and Distribute bug is now fixed! Thank You Alexander!


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