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  1. I am looking to purchase an improved computer in regards to performance doing large file renderings. I am curious what people would consider the ideal specs on both Mac and Windows. Stipulations is it would need to still be a laptop device as it needs to go on site to different locations at times but otherwise curious as to what I should prioritize. CPU vs Graphics cards and so on. Any thoughts or help is appreciated.
  2. I've been trying to make cable labels and keep getting the error "Drawing not numbered." On each of my cables I have the number section filled in and so I'm trying to understand what this error is referencing so I can rectify it. Any help is appreciated.
  3. Probably a simple fix but I'm struggling to figure it out. I have symbols that I have linked text to. When I do the text linking, #Text fills those slots making the symbol size appear huge compared to the actual symbol. Is there a way for the default of a symbol to be blank without it having the #text making the symbol larger? I've attached an image of the symbol with the text all blank.
  4. @ThreeDot I've always noticed it... just assumed I was doing something to cause it rather than it being an actual malfunction of the software. Makes it so difficult to navigate the view sometimes.
  5. Hello, Periodically I will have different files that will suddenly have strange effects every time I scroll within the file. I am trying to figure out if there is a common cause for this but for the most part I have no idea. I've attached an example. Scrolling Chaos.mov
  6. Would you be able to share the file?
  7. Gotcha, so that functionality does not exist, I wasn't just missing it in the options.
  8. Trying to figure out how to insert 2 windows into a single slot for sound proofing. How is this accomplished?
  9. Here are some screenshots
  10. Thank you. I thought it would have its own and there are so many I got lost.
  11. The help desk at design summit has a broken link, so currently if you are having a problem and are looking for help, it takes you to an error message page. Heads up!
  12. @Marissa Farrell Trying to find the breakout room for today, do you know which topic area it is under?
  13. I'm having 2 text issues, not sure the reason, some of my connections have upside down text and some of my device labels have halved text. Any thoughts on reasons?
  14. @zoomer I agree, I have tried a lot of different methods. Sometimes when I need to maneuver around a shape a lot I find time sometimes functions better, since I'll be changing views a lot. Unfortunately I don't have hours to spend waiting for it to react or unfreeze, since it is faster to redo the work of 15 minutes than wait an hour. I just find it so frustrating sometimes how often it crashes for me. In general when I talk to people it is rare they spend a full day without having to perform a force quit or it actively crashes.
  15. I have been working with vectorworks since 2011. I feel like consistently for the last 6-7 years I run into several crashes a day. Today I had one that lost me 15 minutes work under a time crunch. not the worst but also pretty frustrating. Now I find that constantly saving seems to slow my processes down as well. I have been as low as 3 minutes on backups or 50 actions, I've tried a lot of different things but the program still will crash forcing to redo those residual minutes of work. This is not a specific type of work or a specific file or workspace. It is the standard workspaces and includes 2d, 3d, connectcad, lighting, scenic, and many other kinds of drafting. Today I made a viewport and vectorworks froze with the pinwheel of doom. I sat for the amount of time since my last autosave, which was 15 minutes prior, before I force quit and redid that work. I was 30 minutes into my day when it crashed so you can bet I felt a little cheated of my time and sad that such a basic workflow element crashed the program. Maybe I missed it at some point but is there a way to stop processes in vectorworks so I can save and then restart my program? I just find that it is such a burden to work with a program bringing out "new innovations" when the basics don't function smoothly. Side note, I am up to date with all service packs.
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