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  1. Personally I get best results by exporting in IGES/SAT but I think the problem is exporting in AutoCAD
  2. Copy and convert in lines the model and then export from a new blank file?
  3. erminio

    Lock palette positions

    I'm using Vectorworks 2019 IT on 2 monitors both on a mac and win Palettes are in the 2nd monitor as ojardnas On mac docking palettes is really unstable with unpredictable results each time I stretch one of them or quit vw In the picture Info and Navigation Tab became grey and was no longer possible modify them Besides that palettes can't remember the position on the second monitor and come back to 1st one It drived me crazy and had to finally undock them Monitors have different size and pixels
  4. Really? This seems interesting, even if I can't understand the reason
  5. Tried to avoid exporting groups as anonymous blocks? This normally increases file size
  6. Yes Zoomer, I had to explain it better "Copy/Paste with insertion point" is intended to be a command apart not instead of the normal copy paste I'm attaching an AutoCAD contextual menu screenshot to show what I mean
  7. T Thank you Zoomer (sorry for late answer - problem with mail) I knew that What I'd like is a handle FROM which copy and paste, as you write "you have no control where your origin to place from is" It should work as Move by Point tool Believe me, when you have it, you use it
  8. Thank you Jeremy I apologise for late answer, but didn't receive notification of reply Have to control why I know what you mean, but for me it's not the answer for best compatibility from and to AutoCAD I simply have to create just one viewport for sheet layer Not so smart but works
  9. Hi JMR, sorry for late answer: unused symbols, nested symbols in there?The link I posted treats well the argument
  10. Hi guys, there are only few AutoCAD features that I'd like Vectorworks should have, one of them being "Copy with Insertion Point" When you copy some objects with Cmd/Ctrl-Shift +C, you activate the possibility to copy and paste from a desired point, instead of pasting from the center of them
  11. Hi guys I wanna submit a request based on the topic linked below https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/51777-vw-17-massive-file-size-for-dwg-export/&page=0#comment-259615 In my opinion VW till the 2014 release was great in exporting 2D manageable DWG files with many Viewports, while maintaining a good compatibility From 2015 till now every viewport doubles the file size In effect Vectorworks creates a symbol with the FULL drawing inside for each Viewport included all nested symbols So if you export the only model space with about 10 symbols in a DWG file, its size could be for instance 10MB, while the same file exported in in 7/8 Sheet layers with 4/5 Viewports for each one can reach the file size of 170/200MB with 1300 blocks/symbols inside For each Viewport a new AutoCAD layer is created, so you really can't work Every time I was exporting in Vectorworks 2014 and then to DWG, but 2014 isn't compatible with High Sierra It should be nice having a flag, permitting you to export in the old way at the cost of a minor (not sure about that) DWG compatibility Erminio
  12. erminio

    VW 17 - massive file size for dwg export

    Hi all In this period I’m exporting big files to AutoCAD in massive way for externals These files start from 50MB in Vectorworks Having 5 viewports they become over 110MB and collaborators complian that they are simply unmanageable If I export the same files to DWG without viewports, they become about 10MB Tried Art V way but takes a lot of time for complex files and needs AutoCAD, so I have to pass through VW 2014 For me it’s time wasting and after all this trick won’t be available for ever I’m really wondering if it could be possible, the insertion of an export option that work as before (without n-duplication of blocks/symbols) even at the cost of a lower compatibilty
  13. erminio

    GTX 1050...Good Enough?

    This could be the answer Kevin Go to Preferences of Vectorworks then go to the User Folder label Select Show in Finder then quit Vectorworks Take the 2017 folder and drag it away from Application support, assuming you're working on a mac (has to be similar in Win) This way you reset preferences You can do the same pushing the reset button in the preferences but you have to reinsert the serial number
  14. erminio

    GTX 1050...Good Enough?

    Hi all, Just to be correct, I’ve to post this update Problems of slowness I mentioned in previous posts were probably caused by importing old settings from VW 2017 I’ve reset VW and now everything is ok I’ve bought an LG 32UD89 32” 4K monitor and placed my 2 20” Cinema Displays aside LG monitor comes with a nice split view by itself both in Mac and Win I’m working with VW files in the main monitor at full 4k res and put palettes in smaller monitors to make them bigger and I’ve to say it simply works great No more pain or fan noise
  15. erminio

    GTX 1050...Good Enough?

    Thank you again Jim


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