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  1. Hi Sherwin, it needs a copy of Vectorworks to work. It's a interior / joinery plugin. https://www.extragroup.de/interiorcad/interiorcad-highlights/
  2. Vectorworks Architecture licence, 2021, perfect working order, basically brand new. Offers excepted. $1800 USD or $2500 AUD or 1500 EUR or 1300 Pounds I will also pay the transfer fee. I also have a copy of Interior CAD XS, very detailed Joinery software Thanks Rohan
  3. Hi, Open to offers. Also have a copy of interiorCAD XS Thank you
  4. Current version $2100 USD inclusive of the transfer fee.
  5. Thank you. You're both right, but what if the icons appeared inside the preferences bar, instead of opening up a drop down list and move around finding it. The used wall could be visible without you opening anything. The resource manager like you have stated should still exist so you can search other open documents or old projects also, but wouldn't it be nice not to have to go into all the time? In the image below I've roughly shown how the wall icons could sit in the tool bar each time you selected the wall tool. It's more about eliminating having to open things to find things, they are just in front of you. It functions just like the resource manager, it's just an automatic tiny version of it already open. Hit the plumbing button and all the most recent plumbing symbols are there, similar with electrical. the furniture, lighting, plants buttons all automatically show the most used or favourite symbols there to pick from straight away. Basically it's a permanently open, tiny resource manager tool pallete that automatically filters to the tool you have selected, without all the clutter, just symbol icons.
  6. Instead of being presented the whole resource manager every time you want to change the wall style or structure style between ones you have already used. You could add icons of the current document used wall styles to select from in the dialog box next to the tools preference button. It would actually give this second stage dialog box more relevance. So instead of searching around your model (and hoping the wall you picked was the right style) and right clicking on a wall and saying create similar object, you could click on the wall tool, then in the second stage dialog box you could have thumbnails of all the document wall styles you have in use to chose from, then use the tool. This system would also help a lot with tracking how many different wall styles in the file and encourage you to use ones that are already there and manage it. You can do this with the resource manager by using search filters etc, but by activating the wall tool it should automatically filter it for you and have it right in front of you, not buried in another dialog box in the resource manager which is another dialog box itself. w The resource manager is handy to use but also a very big beast, especially with all the different countries local conditions and libraries. The resource manager shouldn't be relied upon during general drafting, there must be a simpler way.
  7. I'd like the option to add Undo and Redo buttons to my custom tool pallets. I know there are shortcut keys. It's the only program I know that doesn't have the option of buttons for these commands, you can't add them as it's not an option. It's 2 clicks, Edit then Undo, then if you need to go back 2 steps, it's 4 clicks and a lot of pointer moving. Having a button means you can keep the mouse in the same place and just click.
  8. When I heard 2021 was going to implement 50 efficiency changes to streamline user experiences and less clicks I was excited, I was unrealistically hoping you employed someone with some logic to reassess the program, I was disappointed. Why are there all these unnecessary clicks, there are too many to mention but there's one that drives me nuts and is super easy to explain. Enscape in every other software has 1 button to start the render, you click it, you wait a little bit and the render appears. In Vectorworks you click the button that looks nearly exactly like every other software's start button and you wait for it to appear... you keep waiting, then you keep doing more work thinking enscape is still processing the request. Finally you realise after a minute there's another button that looks nearly identical you needed to click after the first button. 2 clicks to start a render and a minute of frustration. In this case it might be the 3rd party app that's the issue, which it decided only in Vectorworks to create these extra steps? It's just one example. The other super painful click which gets me every time is the orbit tool. You can move from 2d plans to 3d orbit holding the Ctl+middle mouse button.. GREAT!! but it only orbits around the last placed interactive origin mode, you can't change this origin point when you are in this orbit mode. The only way to have this option is to click on the orbit icon to engage the orbit tool, the tool is halfway there but hopeless. Every other software changes it's orbit axis automatically from the location of the cursor when you engage the orbit tool. Not Vectorworks, you need a click to place an interactive origin point hundreds of times a day. Keeping 1 interactive origin point is fine for modelling an object but orbiting around a huge masterplan is hopeless with your orbit tools. Users have mentioned they overcome it by buying an expensive 3d mouse, do you expect new users trialling your software to buy this mouse before they download the trial software to test? Or do you expect them to be suitable frustrated that they decide on a different software? Or do you expect them to already have one of these expensive 3d mice to test your software? They don't own this mouse, they haven't ever needed it because all the other 3d software's haven't needed it. Please fix the orbit tool, let users decide how to set it up the way they like it. You are putting off new users with the tool you have, orbiting is fundamental.
  9. I have just tried Simlab's sketchup OBJ importer also and it works well, it brings in materials and appears to work like FBX importer (it still needs the cleanup sketchup plugin) as another option.
  10. I’m having this same issue, the very detailed sketchup furniture file only has 4 materials/maps but when I import it into vectorworks the program hangs for way too long and I need to force shutdown vectorworks. I the sketchup file has materials attached to each individual mesh triangle inside the group, as opposed to all the meshes and line to have the default material, and the whole group or component painted with the selected material. Try making all geometry inside groups the default material and only whole groups get material allocation.
  11. An Archicad style Pet Palette to access tools faster. You Left click on an object twice (if it's a group you enter the group) but if it's no a group a small palette of appropriate tools pop up above your mouse click. ie if you click twice on a line you get the options to rotate it, copy it, mirror it, mirror it with a copy etc. I realise you can right click on objects in Vectorworks and find these tools and add tools that you want, this is still handy for changing the properties of things, but for simple drafting work having just drafting tools in this little palette helps. Instead of right clicking, scrolling down the list to find a drafting tool like rotate, then waiting for all the rotate options list to appear (not everyone has a fast computer there is a delay for these menu's to appear) then find rotate and left click to select it, then move the mouse back to the line to rotate it. If you add every drafting tool you need to this right click list it gets even bigger and longer to find things. I know there are hot keys, but that takes more co-ordination than I've got and my eyes need to drift off the screen and do a juggling act with Ctlr+Shift+R.
  12. For others thinking of updating your graphics card to improve performance I can say it's not worth if you are hoping for a snappier experience. I don't see any difference from my K4200 to a RTX2070 Super in viewport performance at all with my old CPU. It has drastically improved updating Open GL viewports, from say 4mins to 1min. Using Enscape in sketchup with the K4200 was pretty terrible but the RTX2070 is super fast and definitely worth the upgrade but thinking you will fix Vectorworks issues isn't the case. The RTX2070 actually seems to be way slower in response times in ArchiCAD and I wish I hadn't swapped it, there is a 10 second lag moving lines in plan mode, I'm hoping it's an Nvidia setting to fix this. Does anyone have any experience with 8700k or 9900k or 3800x CPU's and Vectorworks, are they a joy to use or do you still have delays doing things?
  13. Bimobjects.com have the range but only revit and archicad, I’ve messaged the manufacturer from this website to see if Vectorworks files can be added. It might be another way to nudge them. https://www.bimobject.com/en-au/velux/product/top-hung-roof-window-bottom-operated-gpu-gpl
  14. Photoshop and illustrator have a great system that uses the rulers to quickly drag construction lines onto page and you can drag and copy them, lock them etc. so much faster than finding the right class, starting a line, zooming out, ending the line the converting the line to a guide line. Then working for a bit and finding you need to do it all over again.
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