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  1. sbarnett

    2020 Another Year Of Broken Release

    Links to the files have been sent to support
  2. File this Under Frustrated Rant. When I open an existing file from another version. I expect it to look just like it did in the Old Version. What good are new features if you can't open old files with out re-editing things that you have already drawn? Is this too much to ask from software that we pay Thousands of dollars for? My company does not pay for my software I do. 2019 2020 Instead of the Rotated 3d pipe I get a schematic view of it. Did I want this? No Is this what you would call expected Behavior? Not to me Did no one Use a rotated pipe at any time during your beta? Just a question I would have for QA? Text added to Non-Rotating Label Legend does not display correct. We should not have to Re-edit every file we open to see what is going to be broken this time. This is Death by a thousand paper cuts. I saw a Reply to another comment about batch converting reference files to not have to update each file manually. This would Scare the living Crap out of me because of things like this. Now you would have Broken views in every file that used the reference. Everything Before SP2 should be re-branded as RC-1 RC-2 etc. This is not Production ready software and making paying customers Beta test for you is getting old.
  3. sbarnett

    Disappearing Title Block

    5 Years Running Still Have this in 2020. Anyone Surprised?
  4. sbarnett

    2021 Feature Maybe

    @klinzey Link to file emailed
  5. Could we get a New Version of Vectorworks that you could just take whatever file you are currently working on in the last year version. Open it in the New Version and it Work without errors? 3 years running this has not been an option. This year it is my Label Legends even though they are non rotating. Extra text elements in the label rotate. I can import the legend into a new drawing and all is good. it just Breaks in the conversion to 2020 opening the existing file. I understand this is an S*** comment but the Frustration is High. Most company's pay their beta testers not make the testers pay them. I said the same thing last year. Your Beta Test Pool does not use enough of a diverse workflow to catch errors that should not make it through your testing. You guys need to cast a wider net.
  6. sbarnett

    Direct editing Sheets in Nav palette

    I had a similar issue this morning. I could double click and the Mouse would let me highlight the text but the box would not accept input from the keyboard. I could tab to another application and type away I could type in other sections of vectorworks but the in line edit would not work. Yet another year of not enough beta testing and let the people paying you test it until at least SP3 then mid year it is kind of working until the next version. Wash Rinse Repeat.......
  7. I had a similar problem after requesting a profile. I got the following response. I did not attach file as it would be out of date but I would say hit support up again. "We’ve recently had some reports of issues with the updater. There’s several things that can cause the updater to fail such as, issues with internet connection, firewalls, antivirus, and user permissions. To by pass that we can manually update the library file. Save the attached file to your computer, then move the file to the location listed below, overwriting the existing file and you’ll have all the latest fixtures. On PC: Program Files\Common Files\Vectorworks 2019\Library On Mac: Mac HD\Library\Application Support\Vectorworks 2019\Library"
  8. sbarnett

    Pipe and Base Objects

    Version 1.0.0


    My First Run at creating new objects. I used the swivel CB object below for the start of what I made so thanks go to him. just Drag into your File and set the sliders in the OIP.
  9. sbarnett

    Service Pack 2 for Vectorworks 2019 released

    you are not alone in this. Had an issue where I have a truss Structure with fixtures attached. Rotate Structure to apply a rake. Do not like the angle I chose undo and only the fixtures move Truss Stays Rotated and Locked in Position. Only Revert to Save corrects.
  10. sbarnett

    Undo not working with Lighting Instruments

    I have also had this and similar problems with undo Rotation. I have a Truss Structure that is hung on a 25 DEG angle when I rotate the structure it rotates correctly in place. Hit undo and only the Lighting fixtures un rotate they revert back correct but the truss is still displayed as rotated but can only select when you select as if the undo had worked. so you can select the truss as if it had no rotation but it is still displayed rotated. only a revert to saved fixes this issue. Also show 3d only option on truss deletes 2d info from drawing if you unselect show 3d only after you have saved drawing truss is not visible and only insert points are shown. and we are @ SP2 level. Hours of my life I will never get back
  11. I am not using Lightwright but have had similar issues trying to get U/DMX to map correctly. I gave up and had to map them separately and use universe and dmx as separate fields. and built a symbol legend that merges the fields to look like i'm using U/DMX. Would love to see an answer to this as well
  12. sbarnett

    VW 2019 -- BEWARE Upgrade

    The issue for me is related to the Custom Lighting symbols I have created. as soon as I import one of my custom symbols into a new 2019 file the instrument summary tool crashes to desktop. So if I want to keep my current Document Style I have to use 2018 or Generate Summary by hand. Support says they hope to have the issue fixed in SP1
  13. sbarnett

    VW 2019 -- BEWARE Upgrade

    I have to agree with this also 2019 Spotlight is not usable for me. This is by far the worst release I have seen. The Instrument Summary Tool Crashes to Desktop every time I try and use the tool which makes generating paperwork impossible. Bug has been submitted and verified. How does clicking the button on a Tool Crashing Program make it through Beta? They really need to step up the Beta Program to Wider Group. Because the Current release is in Terrible condition for a release that was advertised as a quality of life improvement release. I Participate in Closed Alpha's and have had to Sign NDA's contracts to be included there is no reason VW could not do something similar if they are worried about features being spoken about too early. But the Test Group needs to be larger and use a wider selection of Real world Files to identify the issues.
  14. sbarnett

    Imperial Bridle Lengths

    Thanks for the Help It will get me started on adding the other parts of my inventory
  15. sbarnett

    Imperial Bridle Lengths

    Everything in the Document Is set to Imperial. But In the Manage Bridal Parts All I see are Metric Parts? In reading help section it mentions editing the File in the Default Library File. Do we really have to go make our own imperial library to have this work? No Steel 5',10',15',20' ?


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