Will

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  1. Right... Well thats weird. I used send to c4d command again with default settings exactly as I did the last 3 times and its worked fine this time. The only thing I can think of thats different is when I used the command I'm in a model layer not sheet layer and I already had c4d open. Thanks for your help, sorry to time waste...
  2. Thanks for looking, I can't save the c4d file because I only have the demo version. I could screenshot any settings you think it might be?
  3. Sorry this is a really stupid question, but I'm using the trial version of cinema 4d.I have a simple model centered on the drawing origin in vectorworks and when I use the send to cinema 4d command, the viewport in cinema 4d is blank.But there is something there as clicking render view displays a rendered view of my geometry. I can't for the life of me figure out how to make the exported geometry show up in a wireframe or openGL view in the viewport in C4D. Iv'e made sure everything has the display tag and has visible in editor turned on. Is this expected behaviour when exporting to C4D? In the youtube videos people hit send to c4d and it just shows up but this doesn't seem to work for me... Attached are two screen shots one showing the rendered view and one showing the exact same view before rendering.
  4. And also a better and more public bug triage system. I have two outstanding bugs with section generation which date back to September last year. Tech support can't fix them and have told me they have been reported as bugs, but I have no idea when or even if these will ever be fixed.
  5. For Vectorworks 2019 the best thing that could possibly be done is to make all the existing features work properly. This would relieve a great source of stress to me and many others. There are currently outstanding bugs that cause section generation to fail, constraints don't always perform correctly, some worksheet functions don't do anything and this is just what I've personally uncovered in the last month or two. Please concentrate on quality for the release of 2019.
  6. Thanks Christiaan, I have corrected the classes but it makes no difference. The top left section is displaying geometry which does not exist at that location in the 3D model so even if this was related to having objects in special classes it is not 'failing safe'. Imagine if the error was much harder to notice, just a wall 150mm out of place. You make a quick check with the measuring tool at planning permission stage and it checks out, then you come to do stair details and you realise that you can't fit, for example, a stair which complies with regulations into the space. It could easily cause a problem that would cost someone a lot of money and embarrassment. Its a nightmare. Also, if you set the background render to a render works style, you will see all the geometry displaying in the correct location, it's only the hidden line view where this view fails to draw correctly. But, I can't submit rendered views for technical approval, they are required to be line drawings. Also you can't dimension rendered views.
  7. We have been trying to use 3D models constructed using the vectorworks BIM tools, ie the wall, roof, slab and window tools, to design buildings for a while now, but we have never made it past RIBA outline design stage before we encounter a bug which causes 2D drawing generation to fail catastrophically due to faults in the software. At this point we end up redrawing the whole thing in 2D and the model gets abandoned because why maintain 2 sets of information. See example of broken section generation attached. We are also currently having problems with hatches disappearing and parts of roofs disappearing. All these have been reported to tech support but they are unable to suggest a work-around, which is how I can be sure its due to faulty software. All these problems are occurring in 2018 SP2. We have had plenty of other different problems in previous versions of the software. Is this a common experience? Are others out there managing to make it work? I had similar problems with Microstation Triforma about 10 years ago. Are others having more success with other packages like ArchiCAD and Revit, Rhino? I know BIM advocates say 2D is dead etc, but no regulatory authority in the UK accepts 3D information for submission or is likely to in the foreseeable future. We still have to be able to print paper drawings for them to be stamped for 'Planning Permission' and 'Building Warrant' approvals. So 2D drawing generation with a high degree of reliability (99.999%) and control over output is absolutely essential and we still don't seem to be there.
  8. Awesome! Thanks that is great. That file has just unlocked so many mysteries that have been bugging me for ages.
  9. Which custom object property do I need to set to enable context menu events? When I right click on my PIO in the drawing it should receive event 45 kObjOnContextMenuInit but this never happens. I assume there is an object property I need to set using SetObjPropVS() to enable this behaviour for my PIO, does anyone know what this is?
  10. Is there a limit to the number of vertices you can have in a polyline or polygon? I am working with some imported GIS data and some areas that should be polygons are split up into polylines with no more than 12000 vertices. If I try to use the connect/combine tool to join them it crashes Vectorworks every time. Is there anything I can do about this?
  11. I would like to be able to export to pdf from a script without having to prompt the user to choose pdf settings and a location or filename for the files. Currently the only way to do it is to call these functions like this: vs.AcquireExportPDFSettingsAndLocation() vs.OpenPDFDocument(inFilenameStr) vs.ExportPDFPages(savedViewNameStr) vs.ClosePDFDocument() Could we we have an alternative to the first function like this: vs.SetExportPDFSettingsAndLocation( location, dpi, blah, blah, etc)
  12. @JimWWe work in a remote location with unreliable internet, Dropbox and Google drive are not optimal because they have to sync to the cloud before the file is transferred over the LAN. Resilio sync is our preferred solution because it can operate wholly peer to peer, it is more flexible than google/dropbox as it allows any folder to be synced not just the one approved by google/dropbox and it is more cost effective. Could you support Resilio Sync please?
  13. As a workaround could you add a button which opens a custom dialog and have fields there which allow you to enter the information. I Just tried this and it works fine.
  14. @JimWWe work in a remote location with unreliable internet, Dropbox and Google drive are not optimal because they have to sync to the cloud before the file is transferred over the LAN. Resilio sync is our preferred solution because it can operate wholly peer to peer. Could you support Resilio Sync please?
  15. I have a custom pio that generates a title block. I want to update it when the sheet layer is made active.