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  1. doberman69

    Viewport Updating- Why?

    The problem is not "to update or not to update". It's that the update is sloowwwww. Either way you pay the time cost of updating. Either at the end or in the beginning or all along. I'm pretty sure that anyone who uses this program and uses it as a design tool where the end product changes as the design evolves then one will be making changes. Those changes equate to updates of the viewport. This is un-escapable. I will literally wait 10 minutes to update a few pages. Then I'll look at the result and see something that could be improved. I make the change and then wait another ten minutes because every time I go into the design layer, ALL of the views on the sheet layers have to be updated though the change has no effect on some. So then I have to re-update ALL of the views. I save out and close the file and go back into it. What do I find when I reopen? All of the views need to be updated again. On another note. Updating views. I can understand how renderworks views with maps or skins can take time. It does for every program. Why does it take the same amount of time for just Hidden or Dashed Hidden. Those are just line drawings. No maps, no skins, no colors. If I use wireframe then the render time is immediate. Noone can read wireframe so.......Most detailers who use Vectorworks will use these last to view options. Those should be fast. The full color renderworks view styles should take time.
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    Viewport Updating- Why?

    So, Regardless of benefits of waiting to update or not. It takes far to long to update for hidden line, dashed hidden, and OpenGL views. This is why people keep asking for automatic updating. Yes if you automatic update it will bog down the computer but only because the render engine is taking too long to do the job. Never had these delays with other programs. I have to say that most of my time is spent waiting for Vectorworks to do it's thing. Just to day I tried to do a "update all viewports" and it wouldn't. I tried multiple times and still nothing. I saved and closed the file. Then opened it and retried, nothing. I had to go page by page updating the viewports. Why? There are so many things like this. Things where I'm driving Miss Daisy. Like the bug where you have to move the OIP out of the dock and back again because it locks up the program. Why doesn't the Bubble drawing label have the scale bar as a option built in? Instead you have to go one by one putting them in and adjusting the scale bars because they keep changing as you place them. Why? Point is instead of looking at the short term functionality and draw backs, look at the long term expenditure of each process that waists time.
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    Angled Section View

    I have an object I created in 3D but it's at a 30degree angle. I've created the orthographic views on the sheet layer of the overall element that object is placed on. Then I created a section view thru that object but it comes in on a angle though the section view should make it come in flat. I went to the properties dialogue and set the angle to compensate but it doesn't change. I don't see any other setting to rectify this. I've enclosed a view of the page.
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    Hatch Scaling

    So, when one creates a "SECTION" viewport there is no "Advanced Viewport" dialogue box to be had so it impossible to adjust the hatch scale on a SECTION viewport. You can adjust the scale on the viewport that section line is referencing but that viewport doesn't have any hatches so it's pointless. WHY is this so hard? This again is a rudimentary drafting requirement. It should be right up front. As in, you select the viewport and the Properties dialogue for that viewport has a hatch scale setting. To be spending anything more than a couple seconds to make an adjustment is absurd. WHY?????
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    Find Replace Text issue with Callout Notes

    I'm having the same problem among many others with this program. I have multiple pages that have the drawing label on each page that needs to be changed to something else. I've done it twice now and it reverts. This means I've wasted about 12 hours. I've saved the file each time. I've even made the change and printed immediately and it reverts just before it prints. So if I read this exchange about this issue then essentially there is no fix. Sort of like the move the Object palette to get Vectorworks to work and not hang up. How is that a fix? That and it's temporary.
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    VW19 SP2 dramatic slow down...

    ok so one of the tech's @ vectorworks suggested I undock the info pallete move it around a bit and then return it to it's original docked location. Then you do the hoky poky and you turn yourself around. That's what it's all about. Somehow that worked.
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    VW19 SP2 dramatic slow down...

    Pardon me but the OIP (Object Info Pallette) is critical and in every other program I've ever used it is docked. In some it's permanently docked as it's role is integral. So when you say undock the palette I get concerned. Why should a docked palette cause a problem. Especially this palette. As it is, all palettes should be able to be docked and locked. Right now the other palettes have a nasty habit of un-docking and then you have to go through the tedious process of getting them to redock. This is in another thread but related. OK so, I've had issue with Autocad and it's issues but now I'm facing the similar stuff with Vectorworks. Stop adding new bells and whistles and make the existing software solid. I know you are dealing with ios changes but this stuff shouldn't be associated with IOS.
  8. doberman69

    how do I reduce file size ?

    What about creating aspects of the file in a separate file and bringing it in as a external reference. Like in Autocad.
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    Lock palette positions

    drives me crazy
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    lock up

    For me it's locked up when selecting a text leader, panning over a 3D object of some size, selecting a viewport,.....there are others but I can't remember them right now.
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    lock up

    OK so Vectorworks locks up two to three times a day. The process during lockup is different each time so no real pattern. The constants are Vectorworks SP2 2019 on a macbook pro (best version possible) ios Mohave.
  12. doberman69

    Vectorworks 2019 Keeps Freezing

    This keeps happening to me also. Two or three times a day. With no pattern of causality. The only constants are Vectorworks SP2 2019, IOS Mohave on the best macbook pro.
  13. doberman69

    Zoom when opening Sheet Layer

    Thanks Jim. It seems to be working better. Not sure why but hey.
  14. doberman69

    Command complete

    I came from Autocad land. Not the best program but it has it's merits. One thing that I think is critical to efficiency with that software is the process of engaging a command and then that command is ended when your done. In Autocad you can re initiate but the command doesn't stay on. In Vworks you have to make a conscious effort to turn it off. In Vworks you have to make a point of shuttng the command down. This is an extra step that just shouldn't be. Every step is time. Though the time used is minor, it adds up. The next problem is the process of engineering and designing requires a chain of thought that is unbroken by having to back track. I say back track because if you are working in a flow, you are working from one command to the next as you tune and adjust. So your thought process is moving on to the next command. So imagine you've completed the dimensions you need but you need to make a adjustment after seeing the dim illuminatng a problem. So you go to select that item and move it to make the offset work better. Nope, you're still in dim mode and you've already started the next dim unknowingly. You look up and uuhhggg. So you back track. Yes I know you can hit the "X" key but this is an extra step that is unnecessary. This may not be the best example as usually people will do all of their dims as a process but when designing and engineering at the same time one has to bounce back and forth quite a bit. Regardless this happens with any command routine. Either way there needs to be a default to revert back to the selection command after every completed command.
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    Zoom when opening Sheet Layer

    I've been a little frustrated with what happens when I open a sheet layer only to find it blank. When I hit command 4 the sheet comes into view and centers. I guess you could say this is a solution but why should I have to hit commend 4 every time? Why doesn't it just come in that way by default?


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