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  1. Coming Soon to a Forum extremely nearby: Teaser Tuesdays
  2. If the machine will no longer be used, there is no need to uninstall. Unless you get an activation error on the NEW machine, (and if you do; contact tech@vectorworks.net and they can get you sorted out) there is no reason to worry about the old machines installation.
  3. What do you folks THINK we're going to reveal on Tuesday(s) between now and release?
  4. Correct! I love it almost as much as when I'm planning on doing something anyway and then a user asks for it after the fact A huge amount of the time, I get to see users ask for something that I'm already halfway done the project plan for. I take this as a sign that I'm going the right direction.
  5. Juan is also very smart and handsome and a great all around guy. So he tells me.
  6. Why I think that's the best idea I've heard all day.
  7. It does not. Keep an eye out.
  8. That shouldn't be the case, Fundamentals is allowed to do docking. However, which service pack of Vectorworks 2016 do you have? There were workspace bugs related to that in the initial release that i'm fairly certain were fixed by the time SP3 came around. If you're already on the latest service pack, this can be corrected by removing the command from the menu via the workspace editor and then adding it back.
  9. Go to Window > Palette Options and disable "Palettes can dock with document window"
  10. Get that OBJ file to tech@vectorworks.net (if you can't host it for download on cloud storage, let them know and they can send you an upload link) and they can take a look to see what's going on.
  11. I have been told by the Sales folk that they're running a Buy One Get One offer for 24 hours for the Design Summit, use this link to get it: https://events.vectorworks.net/events/2017-vectorworks-design-summit/registration-3ce5afe760874c8d9e2ca8e076071cc9.aspx?fqp=true
  12. The 2017 Design Summit is on the calendar! September 18th through the 20th, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD. You can sign up HERE to be kept informed of the details as they become public. I would also very much appreciate you visit THIS PAGE and click the "I Have an Idea" button, and choose which of our proposed topics that you would want to attend a session for. If you don't see what you want on the list, please add it. The breakout sessions are not yet set in stone, so now is the time to speak up! This year we elected to double down on the time spent preparing training materials and content for you to enjoy that include new features we plan to add in Vectorworks 2018. Also, this time we picked a venue much closer to our offices in Columbia MD, so it'll be even easier for us to bring more of our people to meet you all, share a few drinks, enjoy delicious food, and answer your questions.
  13. Well the size of the STL file doesn't have much bearing on how long the print takes, you would normally increase layer height, extrusion width, or print head speed to decrease overall print time. The only way to make it smaller directly via the STL is to scale the object down or hollow out large portions of it.
  14. For rendering, it would be all about your CPU, but if your issue is lag in modeling views or Top/Plan, thats all your graphics card these days. Unfortunately, since that's a notebook you most likely wont be able to upgrade the GPU as they're often soldered to the motherboard in laptops. For purchasing new hardware however, these are the graphics cards you want to look to for good graphics performance: Nvidia: GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GeForce GTX 1080 GeForce GTX 1070 GeForce GTX 1060 GeForce GTX Titan X GeForce GTX 980 Ti GeForce GTX 980 GeForce GTX 970 GeForce GTX Titan Black GeForce GTX Titan Z GeForce GTX Titan AMD: RX 580 RX 570 RX 560 RX 550 RX 540 R9 480 R9 470 R9 390 R9 380 R9 370 R9 295X2 R9 295X R9 290X R9 290
  15. You should contact your sales rep directly, I do know they are running all kinds of promotions but I do not have a list in front of me. If you don't have a specific rep, sales@vectorworks.net is the fastest route to one.
  16. This is MORE correct than my original answer.
  17. Right click on the PDF and choose "Edit Crop" and you can then crop out the portions you don't need. You need to use one piece of geometry to do this, but it can be pretty much any shape you like.
  18. Looks like the web team took the page down, but it wasn't part of the old or new forum projects. I'll alert them about this text.
  19. You can set the Search to look for members, or search with nothing in the field when set to the following and it will list everyone: However, this isn't sorted by state and I don't believe it was on the older forum either. There is a User Group page that can be filtered by state however, which might be what you're recalling: http://www.vectorworks.net/community/usergroups/
  20. The should work if you place them in: /Applications/Vectorworks 2017/Libraries/Defaults/Video Screen/Screen Images, save, then restart Vectorworks. However, contrary to the fact that they are "images" they have to be a Renderworks Texture, then they should be picked up as a default selection in the Edit Screen Image dialog.
  21. Right click on the item in the Resource Manager and choose "Set Thumbnail View" then choose the view you need.
  22. I suggest adding the pieces together with Add Solids, perform the fillet so that you get the desired filleted corners. Then use the Split tool to slice the single solid back into pieces along the lines that used to exist so you get the fillet edges as well as the joint lines.
  23. Some work has been done recently to support the addition of alternate unit settings for different object and annotation types within a document. A number of types of objects have had this behavior requested: Not all of them are exactly this, but they're generally related to the ability to pick a different unit or set of units specifically for the given object type. My question for the board is: Are there many other objects where this would be desirable, and if so, which ones?
  24. Explore the basics of Vectorworks software’s integrated Renderworks features with architect and rendering expert Daniel Jansenson: