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    Vectorworks Viewer hardware specs

    The files are all types. VW viewer should have a standard hardware spec the same way Vectoworks does. Somewhere there should be a minimum, and performance spec for viewer, and I can't find anything.
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    19 years!

    An interesting anniversary I had to share. Today is April 19th in 2019. I joined the VW message forum or whatever it was back then on April 19th in 2000. So it's the 19th anniversary on 19th of 19. Hahaha. -may your software crash less than mine -Mickey
  4. I gave you a thumbs up for your post, but i really want a thumbs down option for the information. Thanks
  5. That doesn't solve the problem. That would require me knowing what I want it to look like before I draw something in my design layer. I want the 2 sets of elements to be able to viewed together. This works when there is no crop so in order for me to work at all I have to delete the crops to view the objects in 3D.
  6. Reference a file with 3D geometry and create a viewport on a layer. Rotate the view, and everything is visible, both objects in my other design layer, and objects in my viewport reference. Now crop that viewport so that only objects you want are visible. Rotate the view, and what you get is a fixed window from the viewport crop, not your 3D objects rotating. Why because the crop is locked into Screen Plane. Is this a new 2019 feature? I don't remember VW doing this. Generally I don't crop viewports, but sometimes I don't want to see an entire property but just a small portion, and the viewport kills all of the 3D ability. I tired switching the crop object, in this case a square, to layer plane, but it won't take. It's screen plane only. I hate screen plane. I never use it, and now it's screwing me. Is there a way around this?
  7. It's always done this, but maybe nobody else cared. This should be a simple thing to add. Hellooooo.... Anyone out there?
  8. This is my biggest gripe with Project Sharing. How about we add a button next to OK that gives us the option to "Save and Commit" when we exit a file. It's so frustrating to have to reopen the file just to do this action. I get that some people have commitment issues and maybe aren't ready to fully commit at this particular moment, but some of us are more sure of our actions and are fully ready. Please
  9. There is a Data Stamp tool that I don't believe is in any palletes. I added it to my Dims/Notes tools. Edit you work space, and go to the Tools Tab, and expand all tools. It's just after Data Cable. See image attached. To the right is what it looks like on the drawing
  10. Vectorworks Viewer of VV is a handy tool https://www.vectorworks.net/support/downloads/vectorworks-file-viewer I'm looking at putting together s tablet PC (Surface Pro) for meetings. Since moving last summer I find I have to ride my motorcycle into the city often for meetings, and I bring my whole mobile CAD rig. It's a bit tiresome dragging all the hardware around with me. Most of the time I don't make changes in the active file, but we just look at things, and take notes. In my mind I can use a Surface pro as a mini PC for viewing VW files I have stored on a cloud drive, and reduce the weight on my back. However: There's no specs' on the website. I'd hate to think I've got this great solution only to find my tablet PC is a sorry slab like my Samsung phone. Anyone?
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    Auto Numbering Fields

    Is it possible to limit, or modify the Auto Numbering fields to see only what I want to use? The way we can limit the fields in the OIP by editing the the Lighting Device Parameters in the Spotlight Preferences? Maybe you guys need to auto number your cost, shutter depth, time, voltage, wattage, and XYZ position. Me I tend to only use Unit #, Channel, Address, circuit number a a couple of others. It'd be great to drop those others out. Now I now some people are going to say "you know you save settings" And you're not wrong, but I just had a terrible waste of time using my saved "Unit#" setting where no matter what I changed in the Options it would only number the units starting at the number saved in the Saved Settings. I had to delete the saved one and restart the program, and now I can auto number starting from any number. So I'm not so keen on saved settings.
  12. See these threads Have an option for OpenGL rendering to ignore theatrical lighting instruments so that adding fixtures doesn't turn off default OpenGL lighting
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    Lighting Instrument Removes Global Lighting

    This. Can't we just toggle it off / on? How hard would that be to add? It's no different than turning the layer off and on? I'm going to submit a wishlist request. I suggest others do the same to get this in front of the developers Wihslist thread here
  14. That is so incredibly annoying, and of course doesn't say that anywhere Wouldn't it be so simple for VW to make that a checkbox? What's even more annoying is that the lighting options in each viewport have "Ambient Info" on, but you say it's off. Am I missing another default lighting option somewhere? How do I recreate the default lighting just in the viewports that have lighting instruments?


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