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Neil Barman

Vectorworks, Inc Employee
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  1. +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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Very nice... Thanks for compiling and sharing Alan! -Neil
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Thanks for checking on this one JimW. Shall I submit it as a bug or have you done this already? -Neil
  10. 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
  11. Thanks for sharing this Jonathan!... I'm curious to see how you got your Duplicate Array to work. -Neil
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Jim, Which of the changes and improvements to Renderworks would be ones that lead to longer render times (when compared to rendering the exact same file & the same settings in v2015)? Obviously new features in 2016 will add rendering time, so I'm not thinking of those features. Thanks, -Neil
  15. Thanks twk! May I share your file with others not on the Community Board? If yes, how shall I credit you? -Neil
  16. Jim, those tutorials are great! They're a superb series for gradually building up basic skills with Marionette and also for showing the power & versatility of the new feature. I've already binge-watched and rewatched them! I can hardly wait for Season 2! Thank you! -Neil
  17. +1 Indeed to JoshW and Alan Woodwell's request.
  18. I'm delving into using the "show tag in 3D" option for windows and doors and am wondering how to have the tags appear in the most "crisp" way in a rendered viewport. The viewports (which are essentially elevations) are set to render as: background - RW Realistic Colors White foreground - Hidden line (w/ Surface hatches) So far I can get the tags to look more sharp by setting the sheet layer's DPI at 300, but the VP's obviously take longer to render and the resolution is actually overkill for the building itself. Is this method the only way to get sharp looking tags, or is there another technique that I should know about? Thanks in advance, -Neil
  19. Hot off the presses is my review for the 7th edition of Jonathan's Pickup's Vectorworks Essentials Tutorial Manual! If you are new to using the application or a seasoned user who learned it informally, you owe it to yourself to check out this manual. Read the full review here: http://paxar.ca/book-review-vectorworks-essentials-tutorial-manual-7th-edition/ -Neil
  20. michaelk, What must one do to change item or drawing numbers in the worksheet and have them change the actual sheet's number or name? Or is this even possible? (I do have automatic drawing coordination on, if that helps to know.) Thanks, -Neil
  21. Jonathan, It's great to see that you've updated this for v2015! Your Guide to Productivity is superb. I have gone through it from start to finish, and I keep referring back to it whenever I need a refresher. I have also recommended it to a few colleagues I work with and it has helped them understand Vectorworks like they never had before. They are definitely more productive & efficient AND they find they enjoy using VW even more now. In their cases, they completely overhauled the way they use Vectorworks but the Guide is equally handy if someone simply pick individual topics/tools/methods to focus on and improves at your their own pace. It's quite versatile in this regard. Keep up the great work. Thanks again! -Neil
  22. Dillon, might you be able to share one of your typical files here, with the existing layer and class setup you're using? It might help to have us check it out, as we may have suggestions how to arrange or streamline things while we wait for Jim's requests to become a reality. I know that I have certainly appreciated colleagues' input when it comes to using the software in new ways. -Neil
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