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Christiaan

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  1. My preference would be for the Window and Door tools to be improved/fixed. While I love WinDoor I actually prefer the Custom Sash Options in the native tool (at least in concept) over the tabular/dropdown interface of WinDoor. But given a choice between carrying on with the minor improvements to the Window and Door tools and integrating WinDoor I would take WinDoor, no doubt.
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    to renew or not to renew (that is the question)

    With regard to annual subscriptions, there's only one question you need to ask when a new version of VW is released: does it improve my productivity? Whether that's in the form of new features, improved existing features or bug fixes, it doesn't really matter. If it sufficiently improves productivity and/or makes life easier then it's worth the fee. This has been the case for us for as long as I can remember. I wouldn't want to use one version of VW for 3-4 years based on my experience of using a new version each year (despite some of the headaches we've had). There are some projects we simply would not have been profitable on if it was for new features like Project Sharing (even with the missed deadlines here and there because of bugs causing missing data). Personally I hate annual release cycles and would rather see bug fixes and features large & small pushed out whenever they're ready. That, to me, should be one of the advantages of an annual subscription model.
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    a case for browser based CAD

    @digitalcarbon did you receive the email survey regarding the concept of VW running in a web-browser? The only thing missing I think is any emphasis on not having files to manage.
  4. Pressing the space bar activates the Pan Tool but only for a brief second. It's flicks back to Selection Tool almost immediately. One of my colleagues has this problem and now I have it too. Any ideas?
  5. Here's an example of the kind of madness you can get with this "feature". This is obviously buggy but there's just no point for it to change the view at all. Any view change needs to be an explicit command imo. example.mov
  6. When I'm working in 3D and I double-click into an extrude (or any other object*) I don't want the view to change. I want the object and view to stay right where it is. If I want a view change, then I can change it myself. * Like Edit Mode of DTMs, especially for undos
  7. Sorry, I meant only double doors vs no gangs of folding doors.
  8. This was split off to here by the way: https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/topic/49471-ability-to-delete-arbitrary-line-of-criteria-in-custom-selection-window/
  9. I've never looked at that before. Nice interface. Appears to support only double doors but general principle is great.
  10. Yes, we were using Windoor but since they dropped international support we've concentrated our efforts on using the native tools.
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    a case for browser based CAD

    Same here. The pros far outweigh the cons for us. And there's a gapping gap in the market here. I'm sure we're not the first to look at Onshape and imagine an AEC-centric version.
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