JimW

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  1. It is my great pleasure to share with you what we've been working on: Vectorworks 2018. This release was a bit unusual in that it turned out to be a number of large features and scores of small features intermixed, with very few in between. Many of you reading this may have already had a look at what was coming in the Teaser Tuesday section, but for any just joining us: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/forum/71-teaser-tuesdays/ There we cover the features in a good bit of detail and branch out a bit in a number of discussions, definitely worth a look if you haven’t read through them already. Below, the official launch commercials for Vectorworks 2018: Then we have the more focused feature videos about some of the more important or otherwise impactful features included in this release: Finally, in the below post, a comprehensive listing of user-facing changes that didn’t make it into the marketing material, but that you may find important and useful nonetheless. I am now free and clear to discuss any and all parts of Vectorworks 2018, ask away!
  2. Merged info from a few other cases into one bug: VB-146631
  3. SP2 for Vectorworks 2018 is out now! You should be able to download this through Check for Updates, but you can also find a summary of corrections and the download HERE as well. This was a major one, nearly 500 fixed bugs! If you have questions about any of the fixes, or after updating you still encounter an issue that was marked as fixed, please don't hesitate to reply with details below.
  4. We're trying to make it so that more delicate surgery can be performed to fix issues. Previously there was one big hammer (The Preference Reset) to fix even smaller problems but you had to decide whether to live with the problem or rebuild all your settings and workspaces from scratch.
  5. If you're referring Pipe and Drape from the Soft Goods tool, try the following: 1) Close Vectorworks.2) In your Vectorworks user folder: HD/Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Application Support/Vectorworks/2018/Plug-ins throw away the entire RuntimeCache folder.3) Empty the trash.4) Reboot your mac.5) Relaunch Vectorworks.
  6. Yep, click my username and then click "Message" near the top.
  7. If you click Title Block Border Settings from the title block border object's object info palette and then edit the Project and Sheet values from there (NOT using Title Block Manager) does the same issue recur? If so, please post a file where it does so here, the newly created test one is fine.
  8. Can you post the resulting animation that was exported? I can take a look and get an idea what happened.
  9. Select the Text in Title Block object, then near the bottom of its Object Info palette, check "Link Value" and then you can pick from the list. This series covers the other basics of the new Title Block Border: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/articles.html/articles/how-to/title-block-borders-vectorworks-2018-and-later-r746/
  10. Yes, but I found it hard to do with the default mode. I suggest creating a 2D polygon on the ground in the shape you want the rounded wall to be (so i just used an arc and then offset it closing open ends to get my thicker arc) then use AEC > Create Objects from Shapes > Foliage, it then creates the hedge with the proper thickness and length, then i edit the height of the two automatically generated crossing planes to give it the height I want: Careful when examining my example below, I made the wall a bit big so I had to include 7k symbols, so it takes a bit to regenerate: Foilage_Round_Wall_Test.vwx
  11. Edit the texture in the resource manager, then edit the Image shader near the top left, you should see two checkboxes for tiling Horizontally and Vertically, uncheck both of those and click OK and OK. It should then only have one instance of the image and you can use Attribute Mapping to make it fit your 3D polygon.
  12. If anyone is experiencing this issue on Mac and you have NOT already wiped your preferences back to default, please try the following and tell me if it resolves the issue: 1) Close Vectorworks. 2) In your Vectorworks user folder: HD/Users/YOURUSERNAME/Library/Application Support/Vectorworks/2018/Plug-ins throw away the entire RuntimeCache folder. 3) Empty the trash. 4) Reboot your mac. 5) Relaunch Vectorworks. Thank you!
  13. Make sure to create a 3D polygon, then create a texture from your image and apply that texture to the 3D face. 2D images work in renderings SOMETIMES but theyre unreliable enough in some of the rendering modes that I generally don't bother trying. You could also create an Image prop from the 2d image, which can be done like so: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBEVolcSveY
  14. Well in my highly technical opinion thats because CHROME RULES EVERYONE ELSE DROOLS. I'll file a bug on it, Safari may have some types of content blocked by default now for security reasons. I don't THINK the Help uses any sort of Flash but it might use something else with similar stigma.
  15. If anyone experiencing this issue could please send me this from their machine: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/articles.html/articles/directx-diagnostics-and-system-profiler-r202/ in a direct message, I'll file a bug and start adding info to it. Thank you!
  16. I saw this issue during development, but it is currently marked as having been fixed in 2018 SP0. What is the full path name to your Vectorworks installation folder? The original report was that any unicode characters in the path would cause the error.
  17. ^Agreed! I also usually recommend keeping Snap to Intersection and Edge Snapping enabled for this type of drawing.
  18. Enable the second snapping option in the snapping palette directly below your Attributes palette. This controls object snapping.
  19. This should get you started: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLiLCoe7DU1HbYig_mnACKbjjWkNNCksqZ
  20. Can you replicate this after restarting Vectorworks? Engineers have been attempting to replicate since SP1: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/52384-vectorworks-2018-service-pack-1/&tab=comments#comment-264553
  21. Hello folks! We've decided to roll the Teaser Tuesday concept into something a bit broader in scope. We still plan to use them in their original capacity, but because of the nature of software development (and partly because the planet's rotation causes everyone to experience Tuesday at different times, something I have no direct control over. For now.) we decided to detach it from any particular day, and simply share information that you would find useful, when we have it available to share. We wanted to ensure that we weren't merely sharing for the sake of meeting a schedule. This lets us still share things related to development early on, but also direct attention to items that may have been missed that came via other channels like the mailing list, social media and the main webpage itself. As a growing company we output a lot of information, and we understand that a lot of it may not always pertain to you as a daily user of Vectorworks and might get tuned out. Following this forum will ensure that anything that the Customer Success team and myself deem critical information will come right to your inbox. All too often I have come across users who were not aware of a service pack or known issue with included workaround that could have saved them a headache if only they had known about it in time. This is an effort to reduce that as much as possible as more and more of our users join the forum. Not only that, but we can feature educational content on the more advanced topics as well, with the beginnings of our new Workflow series of tutorials that cover the aspects of Vectorworks that are more complex and require a bit more explanation than the use of a single tool or command. Service Packs, Operating system compatibility statements, system requirements, feature teasers, new feature videos, tutorials, all the things a daily user of Vectorworks should be aware of can now be found in one place. We hope this rearrangement benefits you and as always, if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to share!
  22. To create subclasses, you only need to add a - so "Glass-Clear" would be a subclass of "Glass" To move an existing class into a subclass of another, youd add MainClassName- to the front of the name of the original class. This system is a bit clunky and has been marked for improvement.
  23. Does the same thing happen when using File > Export > Export PDF?