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  1. @JLitterio Would you be able to share the file so I can take a look at it?
  2. @DukeC and @hbeach This seems to be the current behavior in both 2019 and 2020 and is technically working as designed. I agree that it would be better to have the ability to choose if the label displays in 3D as well so I have submitted a enhancement request: VE-100274 @Larry Cook If you bring in anything besides the first 4 options in the dropdown, it should automatically import a symbol into your Resource Manager with the same name as the option you selected. First, check that all of your classes are visible as this is the most likely issue. Second, try and locate the symbol in your RM and check the 2D/3D components. Third (stretching here), if there was another resource with the same name there could have been a resource conflict that caused the symbol to not import properly.
  3. The 2019 library files will not appear in 2020 because they need to be converted to 2020 files. 1. Open Vectorworks 2020 2. Go to File>Batch Convert 3. Use these settings (This is assuming that you have already moved the 2019 files into your 2020 Library folder) 4. Choose OK. Depending on the number of files, this can take quite some time, so take that into consideration. Once it has finished, 2020 should recognize all of your library files
  4. It's possible, you will need to have the files downloaded on another machine with Vectorworks. 1. One the computer with the resources downloaded, find the Vectorworks 2019 application folder (Applications folder on Mac or Program folder on Windows) 2. Open the "Vectorworks 2019" folder 3. Open the "Libraries" folder 4. Locate the "Objects-Ent Truss" folder 5. Copy the "Objects-Ent Truss" folder onto a removable drive 6.On the computer that does not have the resources downloaded, find the Vectorworks 2019 application folder (Applications folder on Mac or Program folder on Windows) 7. Open the "Vectorworks 2019" folder 8. Open the "Libraries" folder 9. Copy the "Objects-Ent Truss" folder from the removable drive to the Libraries folder 10. Restart Vectorworks and you should have the resources available 11. (optional) if you still do not see the resources select the gear icon in the Resource Manager and choose "refresh libraries"
  5. Here you go Swivel Cheeseborough v2019.vwx
  6. More cores and higher clocks speeds on the CPU will be the most beneficial to rendering performance in Vectorworks. In terms of "Kickass" performance I would look into AMD 3900X or Intel i9-9900K processors and possibly work your way up to Threadripper, Epyc, Xeon processors if budget allows. One other thing worth considering is that Vectorworks is continuing to integrate with other programs for rendering that utilize the graphics card much more than Vectorworks does. For example, if you plan on picking up Vision, a good graphics card will help your rendering performance. I recently put together a suggested build for a client with roughly a $3000 budget. You can get a great machine for much less than this, but this will give you an idea of a higher spec machine. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/wNzpb8
  7. @nicolas06 Are you trying to make these visual changes on the label legend for each of the lighting devices or just in the lighting instrument summary?
  8. You may not have the truss libraries downloaded. Go to Help>Download Content and make sure that you have the Truss Libraries 1 and 2 as well as any other libraries you might need installed on your machine. Let me know if this does not solve the issue.
  9. @Mike Wright is spot on, let me know if you have any trouble attaching the parts record. I would also suggest editing the clamp, the geometry for the clamp seems like a fairly dense mesh and could hurt performance in your drawing. You also probably don't have much need for wings nuts, washers, etc. I would suggest tracing out the right profile of the lower bracket and extruding it an inch or so. This should significantly simplify the geometry.
  10. Hello Everybody, I received a request for an adjustable swivel cheeseborough, so I created a marionette object that I would like to share with you all, enjoy! If you would like to add it to any of your files you can just copy and paste the object or import the "Cheeseborough Marionette" folder from the Resource Manager. Swivel Cheeseborough.vwx
  11. BSeigel

    OpenGL died

    Hello Mik, There a few possible issues here. First, check to make sure that your graphics drivers are up to date and ensure that Vectorworks is using the graphics card as opposed to integrated graphics (may not be an option on your Xeon processor). Typically, this sort of behavior indicates that there is an object very far away from the origin in the drawing. A good way to check for this is the following: 1. Deselect all objects and Turn on all classes and layers 2. Set class and layer options to show snap modify others 3. Go to View>Zoom>Fit to Objects 4. If you get zoomed out very very far, you have objects a great distance from the user origin. If this happens, proceed to the next step 5. Draw a marquee selection around the objects you want to keep in your project, in your case, the whole house and any neighboring objects 6. Go to Edit>Invert Selection 7. See if any distant objects become selected, check if they are important, and delete them Hopefully this can resolve your issue, feel free to report back with any questions
  12. If you wouldn't mind sending the VWX file over my way I'd be happy to take a look
  13. Have you tried using the Export MVR option and opening that in Vision?
  14. Bug submitted: VB-165734 . In the meantime, I would suggest a white fill color on the decks or creating a custom Data Tag. Let me know if you have any questions.
  15. This is true, I included a note in that section stating that in order to set the glow and the light's intensity to be "off" your need to enter a color field value of (1,1,1)

 

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