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The Hamma

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  1. I use layer links a lot and I find it necessary to draw over the layer-link rather than the linked layer. I got very good at what I do using VW 9.5, but ever since we have upgraded to 10.X I have had problems with the continual re-draw of the layer-links (when the "project 2d objects" option is selected). Every move - nudge or anything you do causes the layer link to redraw. This is very disappointing. I get very discouraged from working. I am not the type of person that can go slow. And 10.5 is slow. We need and upgrade fast. Try this exercise. Create a layer link of a plan with the "project 2d" on and then draw a rectangle over part of the plan. Zoom in close enough to fit a couple of doors on the screen and the edge of your rectangle. Make sure the rectangle crosses part of the layer-link. Then nudge the rectangle. You will see the speed issue I speak of. This is not an issue in 9.5


  2. I agree, Vectorworks 10.X is much slower than 9.X. I find that I must group things to allow me to nudge them. Using the 2d reshape tool can take minutes to complete, and don't try to work with a layer_link visible. Dialog boxes take a long time to appear on the screen (comparatively). I could go on and on, but simply said 10.x is a very slow version of Vectorworks.


  3. There are at least two wall insertion modes one under the "Selection" tool and one in the "Insert 2D Symbol" tool. What I don't understand is why I have to toggle each independently. If I turn one off they should both turn off and vice versa. Sometimes I can turn off the wall insertion mode drop a symbol right next to a wall and rotate it. Other times I have to drop it, flip it, and then move it into place, but not before I toggle the wall insertion mode again.

    [ 10-14-2003, 08:58 AM: Message edited by: David Hamer ]


  4. I agree, but I would like to add. Personally I see no reason to have a limit on how many Dash styles you have. I would like the styles to be more visible when picking them from the attributes palette and numbering them would help. I also feel that they should be the same from one drawing to the next, maybe there would be a separate file that could contain all the possible dash styles and each would have a name. We could then import which ones we needed rather than inventing them each and every time. I also feel that the dash style editor needs to be more like the wall type editor or a combination of both. This would help to be more precise in dash creation, because lord knows I can't make a decent dash style with the existing editor. Also all lines, boxes, polylines, etc. should start with a solid section at the beginning and end as well as the corners. This is a drafting convention. You learn that one in drafting 101. In short I think the whole dash style system need an overhaul.


  5. These four keys are so under used in Vectorworks.

    Esc - should eventual bring you to square one. Every time you press it, it should take you one step out of commands and eventually to the selection tool with no selections.

    Shift - should have the option of being the add/subtract to selection (current function) or use it to only subtract from selection like AutoCAD and all other selections are additive. You would use the esc key to drop all selections.

    Ctrl - when dropping a symbol that is not being placed in a wall this key could flip the symbol so i don't have to flip it after i put it down.

    Alt - means alternate - you can think of uses for it. When I do I will be back

    You have three modifying keys to work with. Every tool should have three main options that could be assigned to these keys.


  6. Just one thing I have been able to pin point about the new version slowness is when I use the Align/Distribute command. My process is to select the objects press CTRL"=" and adjust the dialog and press OK. Then the slowness appears on the next round. I do my selection and press CTRL"=" and press enter immediately after since the dialog has already been set. But the dialog still appears and I must press enter again because I was too quick. I was never to quick in previous versions of Vectorworks the program has slowed down. I was executing this command yesterday on 10.1.2 with no problems.


  7. I have to increase the resolution of my monitor to 1152x864 "which is not very high" so I can fit all the buttons and resource browser and other palettes on the screen and still have room to draw. But in doing this I have no idea what the dash styles look like until I pick it. So every time I want a specific type of line I have to go one by one until I get to the end. Then I realize that the default line styles won't work. So then I have to go to that crappy microscopic Line type editor and try to separate the handles, which are so close together you can't see all of them. And to top it all off, on occasion after clicking indefinitely to grab a handle I am able to move it but then I can't let it go, so I click and click until the mouse drops the handle only to have it dropped it the wrong spot. LINE STYLES IN VECTORWORKS SUCK! Give me a table where I can define gaps or make the editor and viewers bigger so I can see what I am doing. Just make it better. Pleeaasse!!!!!!


  8. Dear Nemetscheck,

    Is there any time line for an update to fix the array of problems that have been documented in the forums. I would just like an estimate, and no I don't want to get in to the problems they have been well documented by all.


  9. [Roll Eyes] I hate to say it but Autocad has a lot of great features and one of them is how they handle snaping to objects. Not only can you specify as a rule what snaps you want to use you can override the presets at any time to zero in one one particular snap point. also If vectorworks can't do this they may be able to do this: Allow me to locate my curser over an object at any point on that object and press some key (tab in autocad) to rotate through all the available snap points on that object - another great autocad feature.

  10. Just a note this may be a problem associated with items that were grouped when the drawing was converted from 9 to 10. It will take me time to verify but, my test seems to support this.

    I ungrouped everything then grouped some things that I still wanted grouped and everything worked fine.


  11. Ungrouping all the object and then selcecting them all and nudging them does work. I have no issues selecting or drawing objects before or after ungrouping them.

    And switching the view snap edit options have no effect at all.

    So it seems that that the problem lies somewhere in how things are grouped. not as a whole but when some items are grouped and some are not. Also I have problems using the smart cursor while editing objects in groups if the "view others while in groups" option is selected.

 

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