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Neil Barman

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  1. All the new videos are fine and dandy @JimW, but I think that going forward they should be more like this one below. I find this presenter's explanation very clear and understandable. Without a doubt, I definitely feel completely ready to use this equipment the moment this video ends. -Neil
  2. It's good to see that this thread has been moved to Wishes Granted, because the new Forum is indeed great... and seem to be getting even better as more and more people bring their energy, enthusiasm and cooperation to it. -Neil
  3. I have Bluebeam Revu and I'm quite fine have the overlay (compare) and notation features in it, rather than in Vectorworks itself. Having those features in Revu means that far more people in my spheres can and will use them compared to the smaller number who use Vectorworks. This makes it so I encourage colleagues towards better and more efficient workflows without them thinking I'm trying to make them switch to my 2D/3D/BIM software. (That will come later... mwah haw haw.) Also, having Revu as a separate application that handles a fairly universal file format (PDF) means I can use it more quickly for documents created by other applications. -Neil
  4. @Erik B, I'm not able to reproduce the issue either. I opened your 2015 file into 2016 and it only went from being 1.5MB to 1.6MB. Also, did you mean that your file ballooned to 61,235 kB, as in sixty-one-thousand two hundred and thirty five? If so, in your original post it looks like the comma was replaced with a period, hence my previous question about that. -Neil
  5. ... And if you're not using Project Sharing, please don't open and work on a file that someone else has open (for example, if there is a regular, non-project-sharing file in a shared Dropbox folder.) The changes you make to the file and the changes the other person makes will not come together into one file. That's why Project Sharing is so nice. Definitely check out the link @JimWrecommended above. -Neil
  6. Erik, it looks like you might have included an image from the file but not the 2015 file itself. Might you be able to include the actual 2015 file? And did you mean the size of the 2016 files becomes 61.235 MB rather than kb? -Neil
  7. While this may not reveal any _more_ features than have been previously known, this article appeared on Planet Vectorworks today. It and its videos may shed some new light on the features we've heard about so far. -Neil
  8. If you're wondering where Signatures went... This feature needs to be switched on manually. To do so: Go to the upper right corner and click on your username. In that menu, click on Account Settings. In the Settings area, click on Signature. Switch on the "View Signatures" option.
  9. Great work on this Jim and the rest of the Vectorworks team! -Neil
  10. I agree about keeping the initial source shape, and perhaps keeping them in a "schematic design" class, but I'm wondering what could/should one do if those source shapes are no longer available. -Neil
  11. What is the best/most efficient way to take a Landscape Area object and turn it into a Hardscape object (and vice versa)? The scenario is that the client keeps changing their mind regarding what they would like to be hardscape and what they'd like to be planted, so I'd like to be able to switch back and forth as easily as possible. I realize there isn't a direct "convert this into that" option, so I'm curious to know what would be the best way to go back and forth? Thanks in advance! -Neil
  12. Very nice. Thanks for sharing Taproot! -Neil
  13. +1's for: - Better searching (+500 for this one actually. I too use Google instead of the built-in forum search) - Marking posts as "solutions" or "helpful" (+499 on this, as it would make long threads FAR more useful for everyone, especially newer users.) A per-thread option of toggling between all replies and helpful/solutions would be good too, so that a questions and its answer can be viewed together. - Automatic abbreviation expansion (perhaps as an option in Post settings) - Embedding of images and videos - Mobile device support (of course) - Keyword or topic/theme tags - A more inviting, easier to read & digest main forum page. Perhaps a more icon based one to make targeting overall forums easier. Other features to consider: - Thinking of being able to mark posts as Solutions/Helpful... It would great to have a Post Option to mark a new topic or post as a question needing a response. Combined with that one should have the ability to only view questions questions needing responses at any forum level. - The ability to show forums active in the last N days/weeks/months right up to the top level of all forums. Currently this is only available only forum level in. (The "Active Topics" links doesn't allow the same time granularity and presents with a new, unfamiliar interface.) I'm very much looking forward to seeing what you come up with Jim! -Neil
  14. I'll be there! But you knew that already Orso. I'm very much looking forward to hanging out with you again, seeing familiar faces from last year and meeting new people. -Neil
  15. Sarah just demo'd the Google Maps network during Marionette Monday #4... Amazing. Mark, have you posted the Vectorworks files for the weather map somewhere else in the forum? Thanks, -Neil
  16. I've not found a way to do this yet, but would love to know how if it's currently possible. It would be even more amazing if the worksheet where items were reported were bi-directional so that changing values in the worksheet would feed back to the nodes. -Neil
  17. Are there existing nodes for Align & Distribute commands? Or must these actions currently be built from a combination of the Move, Math and Point 2D nodes? Thanks, -Neil
  18. Very nice... Thanks for compiling and sharing Alan! -Neil
  19. Wes, Thank you very much for the explanation and especially for the sample file! After trying to get my head around how to deal with upstand/knee walls in situations such as this, your advice has solved it! -Neil
  20. Sounds like Threaded Text Frames, like what InDesign has... https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/using/threading-text.html That would indeed be fantastic to have. -Neil
  21. Thanks for checking on this one JimW. Shall I submit it as a bug or have you done this already? -Neil
  22. Hi Jim & Peter, I wanted to connect the dots here to make sure you, Jim, have Peter's files. I buglisted the issue and two large sample files last Tuesday, November 10 at 5pm. The file number is: VB-128895 The performance slowdown of the strictly 2D files from v2013 to v2016 (and 2014 & 2015 along the way) is perplexing indeed. Thanks for your help with this Jim! -Neil
  23. Thanks for sharing this Jonathan!... I'm curious to see how you got your Duplicate Array to work. -Neil
  24. Sarah, you read my mind... I would LOVE an in depth look at the Data Flow nodes. While I have been able to decipher many of the other nodes I have attempted to use, I'm not quite sure what to do with the Data Flow collection. (Even just knowing what a "list" is right off the bat would shed some light on this.) Many thanks in advance, -Neil
  25. Luis, thank you so much for sharing these! I too have been enjoying exploring this new territory of Marionette. It looks like some of your files should help fill gaps in my knowledge so far. -Neil
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