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  1. dtheory

    VWX 2019 Significantly Slower

    Chiming in here.. on these files2018 SP4 vs 2019 SP1: Update all viewports was significantly slower in 2019 (around 15 seconds) as compared to 2018 (around 2-3 seconds.) My question would be, is the 2019 pergola file a conversion of the 2018?.. are any settings, especially caching settings different between the 2 files? I noticed that the 2019 version of the file is slightly smaller 4.2 MB as opposed to 4.3MB for the 2018 version...
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    Vision - PC or Mac

    Please spec a PC and be specific.. that out performs a maxed iMac Pro on a $2000 budget.. I'm curious.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    @rjtiedeman, I took at look at the procedure you pointed to above (https://beta.apple.com/sp/betaprogram/restore) and tried booting into recovery mode. The OS on offer seems to be limited to the version that one has currently installed, so not a path to downgrade Mojave to High Sierra... Would work if you have a time machine backup.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    I recently bought a new machine that came with Mojave and it was fairly easy to just erase the drive and install High Sierra on a brand new machine.. The hard part is for someone who has updated to Mojave, to roll back to High Sierra on a machine that has been extensively set up and contains many files.. At the moment, as far as I am aware, no currently shipping machine that ships with Mojave is incompatible with High Sierra.. Comments?
  5. Andy Broomell said: -Is there a way to have the cut surfaces display with a hatch fill, rather than solid? I'm interested in this as well.. Jim?
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    2019 Hardware Requirements

    recommendations.. yes.. up vote
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    2019 Hardware Requirements

    Thanks for the lightning fast response, Jim!
  8. Searched, but to no avail. Jim (or anyone)... do we know hardware/OS requirements for 2019 yet? Pardon if this has already been covered.. I couldn't seem to find references to any discussion.. If there is already a topic could someone point to the link? Thanks
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    Vectorworks - new computer reccomendations

    Jim, I'm considering an upgrade as well. Profile is similar to the above though RW is maybe 10-15% of presentations.. Currently on a late '08 mac pro, upgraded with an SSD boot drive and an ATI Radeon HD 5770 1024 MB
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    Automation for sequential window ID-Tag's ?

    As far as I can tell, windows can be labeled sequentially using the ID Label tool after a window has been placed in the drawing, and then the auto-increment setting has to be checked. Also, no way to re-number windows automatically if one is deleted or added, once again it's through the ID Label tool, manually clicking on each window. If anyone knows different... let us all in on the secret..
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    El Capitan

    This may be the implication.. however with software testing and QA in general, single examples are often anomalies that don't necessarily describe the experience that many users have
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    El Capitan

    And to add a bit more info to the thread here.. initially, I used the VW migration manager and there were some relatively minor glitches that I was unhappy about and in the end did a re-install, opting to NOT use the migration manager during the installation process ending with the stable config that I seem to have now... once again if that stability changes appreciably, I will notify. So for me.. the path to El Cap and VW 2016 has been very seamless..
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    El Capitan

    on El Cap here, on an ssd, I actually updated Yosemite this time.. usually I would do a clean install with an major OS update.. this time not.. I'm having no problems so far with 2015 or 2016, everything is smooth, and files converted from their 2015 versions open more quickly in 2016.. Updated with SP1, also so far no issues.. if something does crop up I will notify the board..
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    Which Mouse for CAD under OS X ?

    anyone else want to chime in pro or con on the 3dconnexion CadMouse.. looks interesting..
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    El Capitan

    Thanks Chris, I went ahead and took the plunge and installed El Cap. So far the only glitch seems to be an increase in the incidence of docked palettes becoming "un-docked" between restarts of the computer. I'm doing residential design, file sizes 50-200 MB, 12-14 to maybe 40 sheets probably an equal number of design layers. a small number of referenced files. I'm on an older machine, somewhat more recent video card, performance seems more or less similar to VW 2015.. I am on a fast SSD as my boot drive, that certainly helps with opening larger files.. and loading assets, obviously not with rendering or other processor bound actions. I can post more details if anything of interest pops up..

 

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