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  1. David: Thanks to you and Mark for the info/video. Yes it's a little tedious but at least it works. Hopefully there will be a more direct method in the future. -J
  2. Well that explains why my fancy new 27" 4K second monitor on my 6 core mac pro with a fancy graphics card, sucks. (graphics lag in plan, visibiliy tool is on holiday, and whatever you do don't zoom in or out on a sheet). Any idea when this gets fixed?
  3. How about update all viewports on a sheet? Beats having to update all viewports in a set or worse, having to select them each time.
  4. Can the attached image be done in vectorworks without jumping thru a bunch of hoops? I've had to resort to taking screen shots of the clip cube in an iso view, which is lame. Seems like the clip cube view could easily be set up as a viewport. You can make a section viewport from a clip cube, but it flattens it to a 2 D section. Ideas? -J
  5. Vectorworks will not stay home on a second monitor, especially on a Mac. In order to keep floating palettes from reverting back the screen the program is parked on everytime you click on another program, one has to assign the program to all desktops. The downside is everytime you open the program, you have to move the program window to the second monitor. The Adobe suite does not have this issue. If I move it to my second monitor, leaving palettes on the first, when I close then reopen the program, everything goes back to how I left it. Vectorworks does not. Now that the program has a multi-view, floating view, environment well suited to a dual monitor set up, this needs to be corrected in a Service Pack and not torture us for another year.
  6. anyone else notice the paint drying faster than it takes a section to render in 2018? Throw this on the bus along with the 14-15 seconds it takes for window or door PIO menus to load in some files. UGH
  7. this happened to me a few versions back. I torn out the custom stair, saved the file, reinserted a new one and I think it fixed it. The regular stair tool sucks but you may end up having to use it. Custom stair is a legacy tool that is skittish. go vote for a stair tool that is as good as archicads...
  8. its made it impossible to work.
  9. have tried all three settings (graphics) in preferences and get the same behavior. This should not be happening with a graphics card built to handle 4 4K displays on a mac pro. I'm just on a 27" apple display.
  10. am having the same issue.
  11. All the time. This is a persistent pattern year in year out that one suspects stems from the aggressive release cycle that was handed down from the mother ship. The program used to be on an 18 month release cycle. I think it was more stable then, but my memory is going. Usually it takes SP2 to get it where you are not losing thousands of dollars in unbillable time. I should know better to not adopt a new release until then. Seems like it would be better to release when its stable, than suffer one's reputation. Does not bode well for future sales or market share.
  12. More problems. Views vaporize, layers disappear from saved views (says they're on) zoom has gone haywire. This is increasingly frustrating and it's costing me money. sound familiar? I'm completely unimpressed with stability. Again.
  13. Hey Zoomer: You forgot to mention the miserable stair tool in the list of essential and needed upgrades! I agree with your post though. I've been trying to use 2018 and have to go back to 2017. It's unstable which is a bummer.
  14. 2018 (w sp1) blowing up left and right, or should I say vaporizing. First began with file lockups, now it just disappears. This is what I get for trying to carry converted 2017 files forward and I should know better. There's a long-term pattern: new versions don't like old versions. period. Does make one wonder why pay for the service select auto upgrade until you get a project you can start from scratch with. I'm a one-man band, but I can't imagine what real offices have to contend with when facing this issue. Me thinks that despite claims to the contrary, there are parts of the OS that all versions access so may be time to clean house, or rob a bank and buy a new computer every time there's an upgrade... Otherwise why would I see the same behavior in version after version (like in how excruciatingly long it can take window or door menus to open in a converted file). Everytime I submit a problematic file to the nice folks in tech support, they can never find anything wrong with it which would seem to indicate there's something wrong with my mac pro despite my best efforts to put it on steriods and keep it clean. Back to 2017. ugh.
  15. Here's another one. This took about two days, a ton of trial and error, and generous support of folks on these boards. But wait, it appears the Archicad interface could do this in 5-10 minutes. If a new tool is designed for stairs, its not a big leap to create the same interface for ramps which would be of enourmous benefit to Landscape and Scene Designers.