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Dave Donley

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  1. Couple thoughts - what does the class dialog look like? There are separate settings for roofs, walls, and "other" object types. The roofs are roof, the porch might be "other". Plan shows image fill, maybe setting fill to solid would show texture in 3D. But I think image fill counts as solid already, not sure. HTH!
  2. You could try converting the polygon to a NURBS surface textured with Surface UV map type, the texture might stick to the geometry better when scaling it.
  3. Hello @rafaelmartins.95 Is this Mac or PC? The quickest way to see if Renderworks is available after Vectorworks has launched is to create a new Texture resource. If the Edit Texture dialog comes up then Renderworks is running normally. Renderworks not working usually is due to system install driver issues on Windows. For example when the OS is updated there are some system libraries necessary for Renderworks that need to be re-installed. The quickest way is to run the Vectorworks installer. Hope this helps.
  4. Hello @Martin Hofmann Can you provide more details about what operations you were performing when the material overrides reset? Some operations (editing plug-in object parameters, reshaping walls) will reset the material overrides.
  5. Hello @MHBrown The Datasmith Direct Link tool in Vectorworks has a preferences setting for Detail, this should affect how many facets are used for curvy objects. Maybe changing that to high will help.
  6. It sounds like you want the auto save to overwrite and also save a copy to your Drop box, and this control doesn't allow both things.
  7. Hello @livespace josha Sorry for the trouble you are experiencing. If I am reading this right, autosave is set to a Dropbox folder and VCS is not integrated with Drop box. If that is the case the only thing that VCS would sync up to the cloud from your local drive would be any manual saves you make when using VW on the VW files in their non-backup locations. Was it 4 hours between manual saves of these files, or are you saying you saved these multiple times manually in those 4 hours? If you saved the files locally they will be up to date locally, the extra step would be for the VCS desktop app to sync them from your local drive to the cloud and that should happen when these files are not opened in VW anymore. Also, what operations are you doing when Vectorworks is crashing?
  8. Hello @Simon Allan The materials are assigned to child objects inside the plug-in further down the scene hierarchy. That might be why applying material override to the parent plug-in object doesn't have an effect on the child objects' materials.
  9. Hello @mcochran7 Can you email the VWX file to us so we can investigate this?
  10. @Kevin McAllister Good, yes daytime sky is not very helpful for theatre. You can aim the light direction to the horizon and that reduces it some.
  11. Hello @Kevin McAllister Are you using Export Web View or the new Export VGX command which replaces web view in 2022 SP3? Web view is re-engineered with Nomad and I am curious if you are using the old one or new one?
  12. No not necessarily, but to improve over a piecemeal WYSIWYG workflow for you, something that lists all the views and lets you pick what to produce would be an obvious functionality, whether it is publish or just similar to publish. Somewhere you want to see a listing of what the VWX has in it and pick what you want to produce. The new generate 3D model/export VGX shows an options dialog, this could be elaborated further (maybe). Cloud Presentations let you stitch together 2D and 3D information but this is also a scrapbooking-like exercise that could use more automation, like what Publish does.
  13. Yes this can happen, we have noticed cases where export fails on the cloud when the file is saved in a view where there is no 3D geometry to export. A more full featured export would be more like Publish, where there is a lot more control.
  14. A temporary copy of the file is automatically saved if you are using the Export VGX command, so you could invoke a saved view, export, give the exported VGX file name some clue about the view it's in, choose another saved view, export VGX again, name the VGX with the saved view. You don't have to save the VWX file again and again yourself that is automatic with the export VGX command. Maybe that helps some steps.
  15. @Christiaan All good suggestions, thanks Christiaan!
  16. We hear you for sure. Q: Classes and layers and plan and 3D (and render mode and options) are part of saved views. Do you have a priority for these? It is hard for us to include classes and not slow down performance, since classes go across all objects in the model.
  17. Hello @line-weight For the moment the viewer doesn't have saved views.
  18. Hello @AlanW Twinmotion picking currently does backface elimination, which can cause this behavior as well as difficulty picking surfaces for selection or for material overrides. Twinmotion is looking into fixing this for a future release.
  19. Hello all: Vectorworks 2022 Service Pack 3 includes many important fixes for Datasmith/Twinmotion. Please update to Service Pack 3 and let us know whether these issues are improved and/or resolved. Thanks! There is a new option to export record field data that can help Visual Dataprep workflows, and IDs have been improved. Light objects are being exported and a few bugs related to those have been fixed in SP3.
  20. Hello @tsw: Vectorworks 2022 Service Pack 3 includes many important fixes for Datasmith/Twinmotion. Please update to Service Pack 3 and let us know whether these issues are improved and/or resolved. Thanks! Regarding material overrides, there are cases where objects are deleted and recreated in Vectorworks and this still results in the material overrides being lost in Twinmotion. One case is changing plug-in object parameters, another is resizing of walls. When possible the overrides should be more persistent in SP3.
  21. Hello @Ridder: Vectorworks 2022 Service Pack 3 includes many important fixes for Datasmith/Twinmotion. Please update to Service Pack 3 and let us know whether these issues are improved and/or resolved. Thanks!
  22. Hello all: Vectorworks 2022 Service Pack 3 includes many important fixes for Datasmith/Twinmotion. Please update to Service Pack 3 and let us know whether these issues are improved and/or resolved. Thanks! There is a new option to save the Datasmith files used with Direct Link to any location. Note that Datasmith Direct Link still does not support syncing across multiple machines - Vectorworks and Twinmotion or Unreal Editor need to be on the same machine to perform a Direct Link.
  23. Hello all: Vectorworks 2022 Service Pack 3 includes many important fixes for Datasmith/Twinmotion. Please update to Service Pack 3 and let us know whether these issues are improved and/or resolved. Thanks! Regarding loss of material overrides this should be improved in SP3. Some operations performed in Vectorworks will cause loss of overrides, still. A couple examples are if you change a plug-in's parameters, and if you resize a wall. In those cases and ones like them, the objects in Vectorworks are regenerated and IDs that are used for material overrides are lost. With those caveats, SP3 improves this feature overall a lot.
  24. Hello all: Vectorworks 2022 Service Pack 3 includes many important fixes for Datasmith/Twinmotion. Please update to Service Pack 3 and let us know whether these issues are improved and/or resolved. Thanks! Regarding the eyedropper not picking objects, in SP3 we changed site model geometry to help with this situation where clicking on shown geometry doesn't select properly, and Twinmotion is looking into a fix for this problem too.
  25. Hello all: Vectorworks 2022 Service Pack 3 includes many important fixes for Datasmith/Twinmotion. Please update to Service Pack 3 and let us know whether these issues are improved and/or resolved. Thanks!
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