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Ethan R.

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  1. I once had a great library of 2D Top view people - was great with men / woman and superhero (Hulk and Clark!) Wondering if any one remembers where that was? I wish VectorWorks had a better library of figures. This is one are I feel that is lagging for VectorWorks all around. One of these days I hope that one of us gets it together and creates a repository !
  2. Ok - Played with this a bit more - and it seems quite effective. Initially there is a bunch of processing time to create the Hybrid Object - but once created, it reacts well. Enclosed is my new 2d Model + the settings I used to reduce the number of faces. I was able to convert to a Hybrid Symbol as well ! Thank you! Ethan
  3. HMm - the "Create Auto Hybrid" is a tool I did not know about - interesting. It seems to help a bit in the simplification process - will explore - thank you !
  4. Ok- so this would be a great addition to VectorWorks - considering the derth of existing .vwx models on the 'interwebs' - this is what I go through as well - annoying stuff. thanks! Ethan
  5. Hi all, 3dwarehouse is a goto spot for lots of symbols. I'm able to import great 3D Meshes - but I want to create flat 2D versions for hybrid symbols. I try all the "convert" commands - but nothing is quick. Does anyone have a good workflow for this? Thanks! Ethan
  6. I also found this video on YouTube - starting with the right photo is 1/2 the battle !!! Ethan
  7. Hey all - I went back and forth with tech support a few times. The Interior Corner was not my issue. My control lines were too close to each other and my verticals to dead vertical to each other. Combined, these did not leave enough variables to correctly calculate my model. for what its worth
  8. Hi all -- I found the culprit - and actually it was my MacBook's SMC Controller. My entire system was churning into overdrive - and if I went to Activity Monitor - my Windows Server & MDS were churning overtime! I reset the SMC controller http://tinyurl.com/owxhddj and life is MUCH better all around !!
  9. Got it ! For those reading this the "Gate" is where the Shutter would cut into in a physical light. You need to go wireframe or X-Ray and zoom in on the unit to see it & select it. I have a feeling that a macro could be made for "Select Instrument - Give 1% Shutter Cut - Set Working Plane to "Gate" - Look at working plane" But its above my ability Thank you !
  10. I'm working on a file that is not very complex - yet is over 100MB. Something in it is supremely slowing me down. Is there a way to do any kind of audit or filter to find out what is creating the slowness? Thanks E
  11. Hi - I'm trying to do some shutter cuts - and I think that it would be best to do this from the "Set View to Light" Command found in a "Light" Symbol. However - once that Light is buried in a Lighting Device (ie. S4-19º) - you no longer have access to the Set View to Light command. Any ideas on a workaround? Thanks ESet View to Light commandSet View to Light commandSet View to Light command
  12. Thanks - I've got the normal conrers nailed - its' when I got to "Interior" Corner ref points that my world gets whacky !
  13. Hi Josh - having trouble finding the Updated Tutorial - can you point me in the right direction? Thnaks e
  14. I find myself forever going to the Color Palette and having to go through the 4 drop downs to reset all to the "Color by Class", "Fill by Class" "Style by Class" etc ... Does anyone know a shortcut or script to automate this?
  15. not sure if you saw, but this is one of the thing in the mac pipeline ... http://appleinsider.com/articles/17/06/08/first-look-at-apples-external-gpu-developers-kit-for-the-macos-high-sierra-beta
  16. Thank you ! I was able to add as a menu item - now I need to hunt down how to add as a right click item Thank you! Ethan
  17. Any one try the Razer Blade yet ? Only negative I see is the possible load fans and running warm ?
  18. Thanks Tom ... in the end - which machine do you get? I am pretty balanced between drawing & rendering. Thank you, Ethan
  19. Seems there should be a way to move the internal origin to a place that you want it? Maybe too many things are connected to it to move it ?
  20. I'm in need of a new laptop as my MBP is aging. Is VectorWorks on PC really that much nastier? I almost feel I should get a cheap PC laptop for month to play with windows and see if I can live in that environment. Has anyone else made the switch over to PC lately? the Razor sure looks sexy though Thanks
  21. I'm finding that sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Like there is some order of operations that must be followed to get the drivers to kick in ?


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