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  1. It is for both 3Ds Max and Cinema 4D. Whilst it's encouraging that Redshift is coming to VW, Redshift currently only works with Nvidia GPUs, counting out most modern macs.
  2. Hey Nikolay, There is an option to cancel, but I get the spinning beachball and unable to click it so I just have to force quit. It was opening up before pressing 'select sheets to use' however. I just tried to make a screen recording but can't repeat the error causing a freeze, but it does show how it quickly looks for files before opening up the TBM without pressing 'select sheets to use'. TBM1.mov
  3. Perhaps a question for @Nikolay Zhelyazkov With home-working, our connection to the server isn't as quick as being local. Occasionally in files, even when they have been copied to the desktop, when selecting the title block manager it tries to collect data from a lot of files that are on the server, leading vectorworks to freeze/crash/require force quitting. Even when locally connected to the server, I do not need to update the titleblock information of multiple files simultaneously so would be happy to turn this feature off permanently if it is an option? This is on VW2019.
  4. Hey @Boh - I understood, it's just your 'edit tag data' window is very reminiscent of the old window that would pop up when you edited a custom title block in VW2016
  5. @Pat Stanford - this is great, thank you! @Jim Smith - thanks, but we're pretty well entrenched with the Title Block Border. Like Pat says, it's actually pretty good. Whilst a bit cumbersome we do find it adds value - particularly for keeping track of issues and revisions, being able to batch edit via worksheets etc. @Boh - this is a really good idea. I do miss the old title block border object when the dialog was much more simple like the one shown in your picture, although I don't think i'd go back to the reduced functionality of the old one.
  6. Our title block is set to show "DRAFT" in big red letters properly positioned as part of the object style. It would be great to turn this on via a checkbox in the OIP rather than click "drawing stamp", wait for the dialog to open, and click the "display drawing stamp" checkbox in the dialog.
  7. This is a question more about general office practices rather than being specific to Vectorworks. We are a small architectural firm in the UK, less than 10 members of staff. I can't help feeling that the file structure we used is rather outdated and a legacy of technology from quite a while a go. Our set up is as follows, all of which is contained on a server within the office. - Project Drawings Volume - Project Photos Volume - Project Admin Volume - Office Admin Volume - Backups Volume I guess these are all a legacy of when hard drives were quite small and the information had to be split up across different drives, but i'm only guessing. My main concern is the project drawings volume, which is split into 10 or so folders for things such as; issues, surveys, planning drawings, demolition drawings, GAs, internal details, external details, 3D models etc. This is a legacy of when each drawing was a file individually. Now, as we move forward with BIM and single models from which we extra data, it's common to have a project master file within one of the above folders which seems a waste of a lot of folders and makes it different for people to find things. Especially as some people use the system on way and others another. This got me thinking about what the perfect project file looks like, and what data is included. Is everything (drawings, photos, admin) all within one file? Does this make it slow due to the sheer amount of data (particularly photos)? I'd be really interested to hear how other offices are set up for this kind of things, and perhaps what things they would do differently or what they're planning to do in the future. With coronavirus, i'm sure everyone is thinking about ditching physical servers (if they havent already) and to me this represents a great way to investigate how data is organised and how it could be done more efficiently. Thanks in advance!
  8. @Jim Smith / @Aspect_Design Would be interested to hear how you get on. It looks really interesting but there isn't much information or videos showing how it actually works.
  9. Thanks for the detailed response, @Christiaan, We use G-Suite, so google email, calendars and drive. Yes it is a shame about lack of delta sync. We have an office based server which is working ok for us at present but will likely switch to Dropbox in a couple of years or at a suitable opportunity. I've started making a wiki on Notion like you're doing on Nuclino. I was using Notion before and they seem pretty similar. DigitalOcean looks a bit too advanced for me! Do you use anything for AIs, Certificates etc? We're yet to get on board with NBS Chorus but it's intergration with VW may push us in this direction.
  10. Some great features listed as part of Rubina's presentation, a shame some (or all?) aren't making it into 2021
  11. @halfcouple how are you able to check? If vectorworks gave counts of functions used that would be great
  12. I have a couple of buttons by the thumb which I think are most commonly used for forward and back in browsers. I map these to Cmd-up and Cmd-dwn to cycle through layers. Very handy for sheet layers when checking large amounts of sheets. I also have a button just behind the scroll wheel to toggle smooth or indexed scroll, I map this to Cmd-4 or whatever the keyboard command is for 'Fit to Page Area' so I can always quickly centre back on the whole building. Mouse is a logitech MX master 2 I think. I must say, double esc would be very useful - I still have a button spare below the thumb so will maybe use that.
  13. I agree. How many tools are then in total within Vectorworks? How many could be streamlined into 1 - instead of "Angle", "Angle (Inch)", "Angle (Metric)" and "Angle - 3D", why not have a single Angle tool that can deal with the various ways in which people use the tool. That's 3 unnecessary tools removed from VW. The same for Wide Flange structural elements; 4 tools that should be 1. It's the same for channels, springs, lock washers, plain washers, retaining washers screws, nuts, wood screws etc etc etc. None of which I actually use but i'm sure people do. I'm sure the VW toolset could be cut in half.
  14. @Pat Stanford - do you know if there's a way to show the symbol as 2d geometry, rather than an image? In similar files we have to this (such as electrical schedules) the 2d symbol is shown as an image, which then creates a larger file size when exported to PDF rather than or old way of having a legend with 2d geometry in it on the sheet layer.


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