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Everything posted by KenAB94662

  1. Yes! I had to convert MP3 to raw but the single system alert sound is good enough. Changing it back in System Prefs is super simple too. Thanks again!
  2. Thank you, Pat! The SysBeep; is quite the direct solution I was seeking. Now if only I can sneak under the hood and replace that little beep with another sound... probably not. I wouldn't mind temporarily changing my entire Mac beeping (or buzzing instead of beeping) if I can change it back after my presentation. I've now installed FastScripts. Applescripts are new territory for me. Not really sure where to start to tie it into a Vectorworks Saved View.
  3. I'm trying to insert or invoke sound when changing layer visibility in Vectorworks. The reason for this is that I'm displaying my screen in an online presentation using Vectorworks because no other software/ application/ platform has the necessary features to do it quickly. Ideally, I'm hoping for a user-selectable sound when manually turning on/off layer visibility in the Navigation palette. The Mac has built-in Sound Effects such as Basso, Boing, Blow, Bottle, Frog, Funk, Glass, Ping, Tink, etc. But calling a system sound is probably impossible. Or is it? Alternative approach I'm thinking is a script that calls up and plays an MP3 file. I would embed such a script in a Saved View to trigger various layer visiblities. But FindFile and GetFile scripts seem to explain that the files can only be VWX or text files, not any audio file such as MP3, WAV, or AIFF. Then I cannot find any script that plays such an audio file, even if it's as rudimentary as pausing everything else in Vectorworks to pop-up and play. Probably not possible — or is there an expert here? Of the above is not possible, what other ways are there to trigger a customized sound when navigating views in Vectorworks?
  4. Thank you Raymond! Works great! I was clueless on the name of the procedure. Was searching for "unified view" something. Glad to know it's "stack layers."
  5. What's the VS that I can add in a saved view to toggle on/off unified view?
  6. In revisiting my workflow and how it can be improved with the latest version of Vectorworks: What's the best way to produce 2D linework exterior elevations from a 3D model such that those 2D drawings can be exported to colleagues /consultants /clients using legacy software? Same drawing file, raw or exported, must be usable by similar people using legacy Vectorworks. Thank you in advance.
  7. Just upgraded to VW2019 from VW2017 Architect. From my layer-linked model, I've always selected all, then Convert to Lines, Hidden Line Rendering, to produce Elevation drawings linework. I do so for each side of the building. But now it's NOT working in VW2019. Only Wireframe Rendering possible. No good. Help.
  8. That's unfortunate. And especially sad that, and I quote, "because critical bugs were introduced in the release of macOS Mojave that will affect the performance and stability of Vectorworks."
  9. I've recently upgraded hardware. Got the fastest Mac mini (2018 model) with SSD storage. It came with macOS 10.14, and I've been keeping the OS up-to-date (currently 10.14.3). Problem is, in Vectorworks 2017, there's a noticeable response lag when typing in or editing a simple text block. In fact, it's quite disrupting. Can't get much done. It's not snappy at all, not like in my older slower Mac. Probably a good half second to two seconds for anything like inserting text, double-clicking to highlight text, tapping enter after writing the text — even drag-moving a text block, which is weird. Might be a clue. But a clue to what? Everything else seems okay. Walls edit okay, dimensions okay, modeling okay. What could be the cause of this problem?
  10. I'm trying to understand the benefit of "True Colors" when exporting to DWG. What exactly is it? I'm using VW 2017 and don't have Autocad. I'm posting here rather than asking such seemingly annoying questions to my colleagues and clients who use Autocad. Specifically, it seems, when I import back the exported DWG (version 2004 or later), that "True Colors" is available without mapping line weights to colors and yet layer colors are also properly exported. Does the exported DWG file keep color assignments for layers separate from and in addition to objects line weights? Not sure if it's just my Vectorworks interpreting the line weights back to my color preferences because I run a script to set line weights to various colors, and I see those same colors in the imported drawing. In other words, what do Autocad users see when they import my drawing — do they get the layer colors from my settings? Do they also somehow get object colors separately, like when changing settings to turn off Layer Colors?


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