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  1. Still seeing it on converted 2022 files as well. In this case, rotate the model, and the artifacts stay in place. Stairs are worse. but then again the stair tool is still one of the worst on the market.
  2. So here I thought that by some miracle, 2023 was a substantially more stable release than all its predecessors. Silly Rabbit. Two different files, both converted from 2022 (or before). In one case, styled roofs randomly disappear, some even if when you select it, disappear. In another file, light fixture symbols if selected in wireframe-plan, also disappear. And yes, a complete shut down of 2023 brings them back, until they decide to do a Romulan cloaking again, seeming randomly. Anyone else seen this?
  3. That worked but I think you have to set the title block to "no constraints" otherwise the title block sucks inside the margin.
  4. Am I pushing the envelope to ask if like EXCEL, apple numbers can be similarly integrated in the workflow?
  5. Ron: I like your system. Years ago I had wanted to use the software's database to be able to spit out my specs (mostly residential and smaller scale) but alas, got taken out at the knees by the 256 character limit of the database. Worksheets don't have that limit, so I've stuck to old school where I have no connection between the worksheet and the callout or even keynote. I can get the specs on sheets using one long ass worksheet and viewports to get them to fit the page. Not idea especially when the spec changes and you have to adjust the viewport. Would be nice to find a way to automate this instead of copying worksheets from old projects. thoughts?
  6. Anyone know if the sheet grid lines can be adjusted/moved to accommodate the title block? zones currently extend to the border and not to the title block. Sort of makes them useless for setting up a con doc reference system (say for details). Any way to customize? Am I missing something? Any ideas?
  7. Thanks Juan. Will send next time it happens. Updated to 12.5, plugged the studio display back in (LG as a second monitor), and so far it has not gone off the rails. Not holding my breath though.
  8. Mark: So looked into reverting back to Big Sur on an M1 to get out of the dual screen problems with Monterey. Apparently you can't from what I found. You mentioned something about a future release hopefully addressing it? thoughts? -J
  9. Mark: Thank goodness you convinced me to sell my old iMac Pro instead of trading it in for the M1 Ultra. And even better, that I procrastinated selling it. I had a deadline this week where I had to have Twinmotion, and if not for the iMac Pro, I would have been sunk. It's been surprising that there has not been more chatter on the TM boards about the incompatibility with M1. This blows. All that dough and speed, and you can't use it. Additionally any thoughts on Monterey and dual monitors? Vectorworks locks up and no way around it other than to restart. I'm suspicious of the studio display as well. For me always on data entry into the OIP. -J
  10. My second monitor is the LG ultra fine 27" 4K. Very happy with it. As Zoomer notes, yes there's a difference with the studio display but it ain't much. For cad work and for that matter running renderings there's not enough of a difference to warrant the cost difference IMO. yeah you have to scale it. My problems with Vectorworks locking up appear to be exacerbated by the studio display. You can buy two of the LGs for around $300 more than one studio display. Looked at a Dell, Samsung and Benque. Dell has a new monitor out that is around the same price as the studio display.
  11. D For whatever its worth, I had the same iMac Pro. Drank the Koolaid, robbed a bank, and bought the M1 ultra 64gb ram and a studio monitor (not worth it). Really like the LG I bought as a second monitor. The M1 its made a significant difference in the speed of Vectorworks for most stuff. That said am having issues with it locking up on dual monitors (apple display is highly suspect) with projects with large dwg imports. it smacks of integrated memory perhaps being a failure but would defer to zoomer on that. In sum it's a mixed bag for me but hope that software development in time, irons this out.
  12. Ugh. same here. Always locks up entering data in a field in the OIP. And its random. Freezes the screen, forced to restart. No indication from Monterey that Vectorworks has stopped running. Just can't get back to its window. If just on a Studio display, you're dead in the water. If second monitor (new LG) in use, that screen is functional and allows me to save the work (still have to restart however). M1 Ultra 64 gb ram. Happens with a bluetooth mouse or hardwired. Tired to reach out to Apple, they won't touch it, blaming Vectorworks for the issue. I'd return the studio display if I could, in the end totally not worth it. In other news, similar behavior with Twinmotion 2022.2 (and .1). Word on the street is that Epic is not supporting Apple silicon. ostensibly, yet. Same behavior--locks up and a restart. Basically Twinmotion is now useless. if Epic and Apple continue to thumb their noses at each other, Enscape here we come... As luck would have it, thanks to Mark Aceto, still have an iMac Pro that runs Twinmotion so I can still work (more slowly). All this dough, and yet abject dysfunction still abounds. Wear me out...
  13. I contacted apple as it smells like a graphics issue. of course since its not their software, won't touch it. Have also learned that Epic is not supporting apple silicon so the lock outs I'm seeing with Twinmotion (same behavior as Vectorworks) are in theory, not the same. So far have discovered if you turn down the resolution in Twinmotion, it appears to run OK. Still have an iMac Pro that may end up as a Twinmotion station until Apple and Epic decide to play nice. All that said, the graphics lockout I'm seeing in Vectorworks has something to do with graphics demand on the chip so in the end, is unified memory a smart move? You would think the lockout would happen if doing a heavy computational move or graphics hog (like rendering), but only happening simply entering data in the OIP.
  14. Unfortunately the stair tool still flat out sucks despite everyone clamoring for a better one. can't customize stairs, the menus are ridiculous and almost impossible to understand. Completely counterintuitive. Custom stair tool will do this stair but because its legacy, prone to fail, or at least that's been my experience. you have to be gentle with it.
  15. Anyone have suggestions to simplify auto hybrid objects? Two examples of extrude along a path, simple profile. editing the hybrid can take several minutes to open and close. not very useful. file has become even more sluggish with them in there. thoughts?
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