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    Roof Component Junctions

    Struggling to get roof component junctions to work properly - it's a fairly complex geometry : Starting off wiht 2 parallel gable roofs that meet with box gutter in the centre. No roof overhangs, concealed gutters on the outside. Focussing on one (the smaller) of the two roofs for now with its two eaves : The geometry means the eaves junctions are different on both roof faces (eaves vs box gutter, see screenshot below). I can set up the components to work ok with the wall around the concealed gutters (even though it took a fair bit of stuffing around with it), but then Vectorworks assumes the same distances that I've set for the junctions for both eaves. So the only way I figured to avoid that was to ungroup the roof into two individual roof faces and create a second roof style with different settings for each box gutter and eaves roof face. The problem with doing that is that then Vectorworks seems to use the same offset for the ridge, as it is not linked to the other roof face anymore (you can see the outer skin / metal cladding I've offset from the box gutter in the centre to the right point but it now also offsets that component from the ridge). Using the connect/combine tool doesn't work to fix it. Is there a better way of doing this, or has anyone managed to create a roof with a situation similar to this ? (I'll attach a second screenshot of 3D so might make more sense then)? Any ideas ? Cheers Marc
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    iMac Pro information

    Thanks @Andrew Pollock ! Great summary . Now I feel like I should go back and check what the exact specs were that I've been working with to date, so I can better compare 🙂 Cheers
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    iMac Pro information

    THansk @zoomer - that makes a lot of sense of these figures finally ! Thank you so much !
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    iMac Pro information

    Thanks @JimW . I do use Renderworks, but probably mostly to present shadow studies, or in elevations etc as a white card model with hidden line rendering over the front of it, or something along those lines. These viewports usually take 1-2 minutes to render - so do you reckon that time could be increase by 10 vs 8 core, or is it too marginal to be relevant? Thanks for all your help everyone , I'll let you know how I go with what I get in the end 🙂
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    iMac Pro information

    Thanks @zoomer for the excellent thoguths and explanations. Seems to all make sense. What I dont' understand is the 'turbo-speed' vs the quote speed (4.5 Ghz vs 3 in the 10 core, or 4.2 vs 3.2 in the 8 core). What does the turbo mean, and which one is more relevant?
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    iMac Pro information

    Thanks @Hans-Olav . The 3.2 Ghz you bought, that's the 8 core I assume?
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    iMac Pro information

    Looking at purchasing in iMac Pro, mainly to run Vectorworks 2018. Small to medium architecture projects, but doing BIM, often combined wiht scanned sketches etc, so we often have very large file sizes (200-400MB) and slow performance on our iMacs, particularly in 3D and when entering viewports. So I am trying to figure out the best combination for our purposes. Thinking of an iMac Pro with - Vega 64 with 16 GB Graphics - RAM - unsure, tending toward 64 GB. Is it worth it ? Or would there be a dramatic difference even going towards 128 GB? - Cores : Seems that the more cores, the lesser the clock speed is on the iMac pro? And what does the turbo mean? So I am thinking : - either the 8core 3.2GHz Xeon with turbo boost up to 4.2 GHz, - or the 10 core 3.0 GHz Xeon with turbo boost up to 4.5 GHz . What would give better performance with Vectorworks ? Is it worth spending the extra $800 on the 10 cores? Really trying to find the best value for money in this and making sure I set the right priorities where the money goes :-) Would love some comments from people who know more about this (or have purchased something similar) than I do ! Thanks Marc

 

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