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  1. Cosmic coincidence I was just watching this
  2. Thats actually where I landed after posting. Works great! I actually have no images at all. Its all a mix of wireframe and shaded/openGL graphics on 300 dpi sheets. 8 pages = 27mb. I think the above mention service is really terrific, thats how I do it now. Same 8 pages = 4.5mb, no visible loss. Cheers
  3. Hi Anyone got a good workflow for getting PDF export sizes down? I do A3 sized sheets and a lot of pages and the PDFs look great but are unmailable. I can recompress it with acrobat pro but its a bit clunky. There are some online solutions I think Anyway, would love to hear if anyone has ideas Thank you
  4. Can we agree that there are other industries than the one you are referring to? In my world nobody uses pangolin. And why should it matter? Why would Vectorworks feel the need to dictate what other products one uses. None of the other visualisers do. Sorry but this is a strict business decision and vectorworks is in cahoots with pangolin. And thats their right I suppose, but I refuse to sugarcoat it. I apologize for rambling on, I mean no offense to anyone. I have to cancel my vision subscription and change my workflow and it becomes a waste of precious time, thats why I feel strongly about it.
  5. There is absolutely no technichal reason to only implement one brand like that. And its not to the benefit of the user -quite the oppposite. Its like only supporting one brand of light desk in vision, it would make no sense. Pretty sad imho.
  6. What if you dont use prefab laser software? I dont, I use touch designer. I feel like the only advantage here is for vectorworks inc, not for the user.
  7. It is safe to say that the 2D plot is not the only way to show a layout. And its getting in the way of projection design in a major way. The option to disable hybrid would be more than a game changer. Looking forward to hearing more about the autohybrid PJ's. Intriguing!
  8. Hi We have had many conversations here about the difficulties of modern video projection design in vectorworks. The hybrid nature of the video screen tool seems to require a linear wall projection, which is very rarely the case in these days of videomapping and creative projection. Why do I have to break the symbol functionality to be able to project vertically on the floor? So, does the 2D symbol part of a projector hold so much value that it can't just be fired? Or optionally disabled in the OIP? I for one would be more than happy to forego having everything lined up in pretty 2D in plan view if I can put the projector and screen where I want. So short term, please disable hybrid functionality. Long term, rework the video screen tool to support any polygon as screen and a projector object that can be moved anywhere, at any angle, with a frostum that is locked to the screen object. In any case this straight on projection limitation seems like a silly problem for a otherwise wonderful videoscreen tool. Thank you Fubbi @trashcan Feel free to correct or add. I know this is something you deal with as well. @C. Andrew Dunning Is this something that works differently in your wonderful tool?
  9. Hi I am Modeling some objects in fusion 360 to use in vectorworks as symbols. Is there a way to keep the simplicity of these brep models intact in VW? Importing them as STL or STEP works, but its not a very pretty mesh and it can get heavy. Is there something similar in VW to the brep or body in fusion 360? Thanks
  10. Hi @Pat Stanford Thats why I posted this in feature requests and not in trouble shooting 🙂 It seems to me that there is a gap between the functionality of the OIP and marionette. Some basic scripting funtionality and a few global parameters would go a very long way to remedy a lot of repetetive tasks. @Thomas Peters Intriguing but I am not allowed to see the link, no permission cheers
  11. still happening in 2022, the loci are visible in my final quality render
  12. Hi So how can I reference records data in the OIP? In width or height for example. At the moment, every object has to have hard coded values in the OIP boxes. Marionette is total overkill for most tasks. Here is what I mean: I might want to have all my bolts be "material thickness+nut+washer+tolerance" long. So if I change the material thickness i dont have to update every single bolt. Symbols can work, but only if all assemblies are the same. Or maybe some simple scripting like putting height*0.5 into the width and have it follow if I change the height. Cheers
  13. Hi The one feature I really miss in Vectorworks is simple user parameters system, to be used in the oip inputs. The way it works in fusion 360 is an excellent example.
  14. Hi Yes they are active. All the other linked values work fine. thanks
  15. I have a total number of sheets in my titleblock layout. For some reason it remains zero, even if I have a bunch of sheet layers. The Sheet Data.Sheet Number works fine. Not sure when it started happening, it was not always so. Here is an example in a document with 5 sheet layers. Thanks for any advice
  16. @C. Andrew Dunning I think the reference is to this thread. @trashcan was just letting me know. Please correct me if I am wrong Other threads menitoned are:
  17. Accordning to this page: https://app-help.vectorworks.net/2017/eng/VW2017_Guide/Objects_edit1/Duplicating_Objects.htm it is in the preferences. but I cant find it there. There is however a setting in preferences>edit called alt-click to duplicate in place. that does what you want but with alt clicking instead of ctrl-D'ing
  18. it is, use the duplicate array command from the edit menu, you can specify offset there
  19. if you want the exact same location do copy and then paste-in-place
  20. I made a frostum out of 3d polys and added 3d loci to the top center and front and the tip. I can snap my rotation tool even in isometric view and rotate away
  21. Adding some 3D Loci to strategic points within the frostum symbol could help. Then snap the rotation tool to these loci. You might have to enable 3D loci visibility in your prefs. Its a theory but maybe worth a shot Fub
  22. @P Retondo I will look into that. Thanks
  23. Hello Is there a way to use dynamic parameters in the OIP? For example I would like to control the extrusion depth of multiple objects. Thank you
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