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The Hamma

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  1. I have my system set not to confirm, and I have had it crash in the same way that you stated.
  2. I have tried to go to Vectorbits.com for several days now, and I get nothing. Has Vectorbits closed down.
  3. I understand and live with x,y but it isn't the fastest and easiest way. Most other CAD programs give you the option to grab an object, pick a reference, start motion in a certain direction and then type in a distance for it to move from the reference point. I am a competent draftsmen in, Autocad, Generic Cadd, DataCad and Vectorworks, and in my opinion Vectorworks has the slowest move system of them all.
  4. Yes, Design layers would be good but mostly Sheet Layers. I just remember back when everything was drawn as printed. Now we hide so much stuff in turned off classes, Layers and Cropped viewports. It would just be nice to export a clean simple representation of what is displayed on the screen at any given time.
  5. I am not so much looking for a work around. I know how to get the information in the format I need. I am just trying to save time. It doesn't do me much good to use viewports if I must rework it all on a new layer to give it to the engineers . I just would like to be able to convert what I see on the screen to a new drawing, I can save it as an image, but not a drawing.
  6. THANKS FOR THE ADVICE, BUT NOT WHAT I NEED. I NEED A AUTOCAD DWG THAT IS NO MORE THAN WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU PRINT. VECTORWORKS HAS MANY GREAT FEATURES, AND I LOVE IT, BUT THE ENGINEERS MOST OF THE TIME JUST NEED A SIMPLE FLAT PLAN. NOTHING SPECIAL. WHAT I WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO IS KIND OF LIKE THE FLATTEN LAYERS COMMAND IN PHOTOSHOP. YOU HAVE THIS COMPLEX IMAGE AND THEN YOU JUST FLATTEN IT ALL TO ONE LAYER. SIMPLE...
  7. When using the batch print command the print files should be named the same as the Sheet Layer name. This way I can print a whole set of documents and not have to rename the files.
  8. I WOULD LIKE TO VECTORWORKS TO BE ABLE TO EXPORT FILES VIA THE PRINT COMMAND. REASON BEING IT WOULD BE NICE TO PRINT A 2D MODEL SPACE ONLY DWG TO SEND TO THE ENGINEERS. OUR ENGINEERS GET PRETTY ANNOYED WITH PAPER SPACE. THE OTHER OPTION WOULD BE TO BEABLE TO CONVERT A PRINT SHEET AND ALL THE VIEWPORTS TO A GROUP SO I COULD PLACE THEM ON A SINGLE LAYER TO THEN EXPORT.
  9. I would like a way to turn of fills in Top/Plan projection, ideally in View ports. This would be convenient in making Electrical and RCP plans with out turning off the fills on the Floor Plan. Does any one have a solution that is not global?
  10. Where is the corrected bug list for VW 12.0.1
  11. I have the same problem, but with added limitations. As stated above the problem shows up when using the lasso or box option, but also if you try to reshape a space with the "show Poly" option off. The other problem is that you can not reshape a space with the "show Poly" off as you could do in previous versions. -How long before we can expect a patch for all these bugs. Life as a Vectorworks User is getting annoying. [ 01-03-2006, 03:02 PM: Message edited by: The Hamma ]
  12. Ok, got it to work. I use the Windows version of Vectorworks, and the problem seems to be that you can not import a sketchup file from a mapped or unmapped network drive. If you try a network file it will fail, and if you try again even if you try a file on a local drive VW will crash.
  13. Is there a list of all the new or changes commands and tools for all Vectorworks 12 in all its forms. I would like to migrate my old workspace but I don't want to miss any of the new features.
  14. Using it on VW 12, tried several different drawings with different sketchup versions. None work.
  15. I am requesting that someone create a script that can remove duplicated elements from a drawing. On occation we will have a drawing where items were copied on top of themselves. I used to use an old Dos based cad program called Generic Cadd which had this feature, I don't see why Vectorworks does not. If anyone is able to create this script it would be greatly appreciated. I would be willing to purchase said script.
  16. Plug-in doesn't work anyway, I just get a invalid paramiter statement the first try and a crash on the second try.
  17. Whenever you execute a command in Version 12 and you are required to give a yes or no response to a ?Confirmation Window? the ?Y? and ?N? keys no longer work as the did for all previous versions as well as most Windows applications. Please bring them back. While on the subject, I would like to say, I have noticed that the Vectorworks design team has constantly removed the keyboard commands and replaced them with mouse click commands. This is not how CAD should work. We are in a high paced drawing field and the more I have to zero in on a button on the screen to get my work done the slower I draw. Case in point ? Zoom out was removed from the Basic tool pallet and hence the shortcut ?V? was also removed, yes this is one item that I was able to correct as well as many others, but my point is that they were once there. Other examples are mostly evident in the variety of popup windows that I must contend with to draw. Example, is the new door dialog, I like the visibility of the door, but I don?t like that all the information is not available on the main screen of the dialog, why the tabs? Don?t get me wrong I love Vectorworks I just feel that we are being taken over by a generation of point and click users who don?t realize how much faster CAD can be if you learn to use the Keyboard as well. Efficiency of work is being lost, the fancy GUI gets annoying after the cuteness wares off. [ 12-08-2005, 09:32 AM: Message edited by: The Hamma ]
  18. I have issues with the fact that I must click exactly on a line to do some commands. For instance if I use the Dual Object Connect tool I have to be very precise with my selections even if there is no other object near my pointer. What I suggest is that VW chooses the nearest object to the curser. One thing that aggravates this is that even if I use zoom line thickness, and I zoom in so the lines are large. I must still click on the very center of the line. Your design is slowing me down.
  19. I have a an idea. I would work to my advantage for VW to have the ability to print all as black and white, which it does have, but with the exception of the gray scales. In this way all colors would print black, but all gray scales would remain gray. Then I could draw as I am accustomed to black screen colors representing line weights, and grays being grays.
  20. I have a an idea. I would work to my advantage, may be not yours, for VW to have the ability to print all as black and white, which it does have, but with the exception of the gray scales. In this way all colors would print black, but all gray scales would remain gray. Then I could draw as I am accustomed to black screen colors representing line weights, and grays being grays.
  21. Still need this, such an annoyance to turn it off then have to turn it off again then again, then turn it on then turn it on again and again. One wall insertion mode setting for all objects and symbols and situations would be heaven.
  22. Thanks for your suggestions, but they will not work in my situation. The best fix would be a minimum printed line weight option. Windows XP, Sp2 Vectorworks 10.5.1 Pentium IV 3.2 HT Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 w/ Dual Monitors Printers Hp Laserjet 2100 - no problem Hp Deskjet 1120c - no problem Hp Officejet 7100 - no problem Kip 7000 - best print but no lines below 3 Xerox 8055 - On last leg but prints Hp Designjet 5000 - No problem - but expensive to print on
  23. I would appreciate a minimum printed linewieght option in the print dialog box. Reason being that may times symbols hatches and other objects nested deep within groups may be linewight 1. When I print any line below 3 they don't print, hence the need for a minimum printed linewieght.
  24. I have some experience in Autocad and trust me you scale issues lye within Autocad not vectorworks
  25. This update address none of the problems I have with Vectorworks. Still waiting for a good update!

 

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