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  1. propstuff

    Selecting Objects

    quote: Originally posted by john vs: 2. You can't start a selection inside a polygon or circle to select items within the polygon/circle because that selects the enclosing polygon/circle. This is maddening! How on earth do you select things?!? Yes, this can be annoying. first, if the object you're "inside" does not have a fill, it won't be selected, and in some occasions you might have to take it's fill out temporarily,but the easier answer is, If you hold down the shift key when you start the drag, the beginning object will not be selected. HTH [ 02-27-2006, 03:16 PM: Message edited by: propstuff ]
  2. Greetings, Part of my working week involves teaching (VectorWorks amongst other things) to Design students. The courses I teach in are populated mostly by people who intend to be self employed (Small Business) arts and design practitioners. After leaving the Institute to start their businesses, there is currently no "easy" way to go from the cost of a Student license, (about AU$250) to a commercial license (about AU$1800). It's a big jump for someone straight out of training -with all their other set-up costs as well. On the other hand, Autodesk offer QuickCad ($150), Autosketch ($250), then LT, then AutoCad. There is a strong "upgrade path" before getting to the specialties, and probably a good marketing strategy. So, how about VW "LT"?? Perhaps limited to a maximum of 3 Layers and 3Classes? Perhaps limited file size? Perhaps with no PIOs, or the PIOs visible, but Greyed out, (or only enough functioning to want more)? Perhaps 2D only? Perhaps 2D& 3D, but no Power-Pack tools? etc etc etc, I have to "convince" my students why I'm teaching them VW, and not ACad. A VW upgrade path would make more sense to them. cheers, N.
  3. propstuff

    No longer able to hide palettes in 2013

    In System Preferences under the General tab is where that pref lives. Is it turned on?
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    Turning OFF screen tips

    It's in the Snaps preferences General tab
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    New renderworks

    I'd say that's definitely part of the problem.
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    New renderworks

    Sorry, but are you rendering the scene on screen (or something like that) and then exporting the screen via iPhoto? If you're unfamiliar, the best thing is to use the VW Export Image File command. Then you have "complete" control over it. You also dont have to wait for it to render to export. Start it off in the render mode you want then hit Esc to stop the render. Then go to the export dialogue. HTH
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    New renderworks

    You shouldn't need to go that large. I rarely export at much more than 2000 across because that comes out at a file which will print to A3 happily and any more is a waste of time etc. Try exporting at 800 or 1000 (but not double, because -like harmonics- you might get the interference pattern again).
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    New renderworks

    Moire patterns are from small mis-matches in pixel/dot spacings as Mike said. Have you tried changing the output resolution of your renders a bit? This *should* make the small mis-match a large mis-match and the patterns should go away. HTH
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    Surface Array Tool in 2013

    Have you got the Edge Conditions set to Trim?
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    Creating walls with a curved roof.

    What you want is the Fit Walls to Roof command. Where it is depends on your workspace.
  11. Well I just tried it: (intersecting lines turned on) with a VW2012 file; interior of a house: 13 seconds The same file opened in '13 took less than 4 seconds So I'd be calling that 3 times faster -on a mac. So presumably on widows it would be faster again.........
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    Where are the new Arroway textures in VW2013?

    The menu item is missing out of my Designer workspace but it can be added in the workspace editor Looks like a little oversight in the release I bug listed it
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    Where are the new Arroway textures in VW2013?

    They are in the Default textures
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    Detail Viewport

    all working as planned here. Drawing was converted from 2012
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    VW 2012 and piracy...

    Are you suggesting that vendors (of any product) should make their product easy to steal to increase their market penetration? {:-O BTW; The free student versions of Autodesk products work in exactly the same way as VW: they apply a watermark and will "stain" any files they come "in contact with"
  16. The third (sub face) mode produces a solid addition/subtraction
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    BIMfail. Why we're moving to Revit

    You guys might like this learning revit in particular; this; more fun good luck
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    Animate Lighting Effects

    Animationworks will probably do what you want. Well worth the money if you're doing animations. Some of the demo links seem to be broken. http://www.ozcad.com.au/products/animationworks.php
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    Draw Order

    Does the SEND (to back/front etc) command not work?
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    VW Forum server Virus?

    no longer getting messages cheers
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    VW Forum server Virus?

    Not sure where to post this but..... FYI As of yesterday; whenever I load the forum webpage my Intego Virus Barrier brings up a warning about a malicious site. This is : count41.51yes.com according to my meagre search this is some sort of server virus associated with bot nets and attempts to download some Java nastiness. I put this address into the blocked address tab of the virus program but the message still appears anytime I visit the forum. It doesn't happen with any other site. N.
  22. Well the Project tool does split the surface, but then the surface can neither be pulled because it's not a plane, nor can it be extruded. It has the added disadvantage of punching a hole right through the object. Perhaps this is an "advantage", but the option to do either would be better. Enabling the Push Pull tool to work on non-planar surfaces would go most of the way there wouldn't it?
  23. Turn the 2D things into NURBS and use the "Project" tool? You might need to do it on a copy.
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    3d People

    try this thread http://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=158637&Searchpage=1&Main=32171&Words=propstuff+mesh&Search=true#Post158637
  25. I have some vague memory it can be done but dont quote me. By default it is generally the bottom left corner of the image.


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