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  1. Christiaan

    What mouse do you recommend?

    After 22 years of using Apple's mouse I've finally decided I need a middle mouse button (to operate the now free Twinmotion). What do you recommend? Is it worth it to plonk a £100 down on a 3Dconnexion Cadmouse? Are they actually that good. Or should I just get something for a tenner?
  2. We need the door tool to support frame stops. These can be both planted or rebated, as attached image. We need this for a number of reasons: Correct visual representation in 3D and 2D views The ability to visually check that we're providing the correct clear opening For accurate scheduling
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    @zoomer did you see they've just released a full-size wireless? https://www.3dconnexion.co.uk/cadmouse_pro_wireless/uk/
  4. I'd like to be able to use Nomad but it's often not capable of coping with our building models. They're just too big. I look at Twinmotion (which uses Unreal engine) and Archicad's BIMx and wonder why we appear to be so limited with Nomad.
  5. 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?
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    Spot spot spot spot...

    I'm experiencing this too.
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    WWDC 2019 - Mac Pro Hopes

    The other way to look at it is that many pros using these kinds of machines will already have mounts/stands, so really it's a discount 😉
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    WWDC 2019 - Mac Pro Hopes

    Ah I see. "Even on it's own hardware" seems bonkers. What are they scared of?
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    WWDC 2019 - Mac Pro Hopes

    What I'd like to know is whether Vectorworks thinks they're worth it to run their Vectorworks Cloud Services. I suspect not.
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    Yes, as Zoomer said, BetterTouchTool. And there's also MagicPrefs.
  11. Christiaan

    What mouse do you recommend?

    Okay, you might think I'm not giving it enough time but I've gone back to my Magic Mouse and found a way (using a plugin) to configure a middle mouse button on it. And it works. Now I can use Twinmotion. And this is all I was really after. So I would be plonking down £95 for middle mouse button + a woeful downgrade in scrolling/zooming capabilities. And, admittedly, a higher resolution (which I do like).
  12. Christiaan

    What mouse do you recommend?

    What's everyone's favourite setup for Buttons and Radial Menus with CadMouse in Vectorworks?
  13. Christiaan

    What mouse do you recommend?

    Man I want to love this thing and I need a third button... but I'm having serious doubts that I'm improving things here.
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    So what I'm finding here (scrolling columns horizontally in the Finder) is a variant of the scroll by rows problem you mentioned. With the Magic Mouse I can infinitely control the speed and increment, including speed scroll and inertia. Whereas with the the CadMouse it just steps me through from one visible area to the next like a teacher yanking me off the headmaster's office for swearing. The weird thing about all this is that the clicky scroll wheel is touted as an accuracy feature (for CAD), but with the Magic Mouse you have infinite control over speed and increment. Another little niggle, when I turn the wheel gently notch by notch, some things just don't scroll (like Apple's News app). I have give it a vigorous turn to get things going. And even then it's not reactive; the scrolling action on the wheel hardly ever matches the reaction on screen. And there doesn't seem to be a setting for this kind of thing.
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    There's no way to scroll sideways with CadMouse right? Very used to doing that in Finder's column view.
  16. Christiaan

    What mouse do you recommend?

    I'm talking exclusively about the scroll wheel here 🙃
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    This is going to take a lot of getting used to. Every app I go into I feel like I've parked the Tesla in the garage and taken the old Model T with hand starter crank out for a whirl.
  18. Christiaan

    What mouse do you recommend?

    Oh right.
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    Wow, it's really f'ing noisy, haha
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    What is scrolling "rows"? Yes, that comes across a bit. The other thing I'm noticing is the noise, lol. Magic Mouse is quiet as a mouse!
  21. Christiaan

    What mouse do you recommend?

    Yes, no doubt. I haven't seen what it can do in Vectorworks yes.
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    I've clearly taken this for granted having used the Magic Mouse for so long. What I've found in the driver preferences is a thing call Smart Scrolling, which apparently adjusts to suit whatever application you're using. "Precise click" for CAD, "soft scrolling" for web and documents. I have it enabled but it obviously doesn't reduce the mechanical click of the wheel (perhaps this will dampen over time) and while it does add speed scrolling and inertia it really has nothing on the feel of a Magic Mouse. Yes, found that, nothing like one fast sweep of the finger on a Magic Mouse though. Not a dealbreaker. Just going to miss the Magic Mouse scroll.
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    Right, but it's not just the smooth feel. It translates to the screen as well. Zooming and scrolling with the CadMouse is distractingly jumpy. Not only that but the CadMouse scroll wheel is more jerky than the CadMouse Wireless, which makes you then wonder how much thought they've actually put into how the scroll wheel feels.
  24. 1. Update/render viewport in a file containing workgroup reference of model file 2. Notice a wall join that's become disconnected 3. Go back to model file and rejoin wall (despite the join looking perfectly fine in the model) 4. Go back to workgroup reference file and update workgroup reference 5. Re-render viewport 6. Notice that join looks fine now, but another wall join has become disconnected (usually at the other end of the said wall) 7. Go back to model file and rejoin wall (despite the join looking perfectly fine in the model) 8. Re-render viewport 9. Continue game of wack-a-mole while simply trying produce some "5 minute" final renders on a tight deadline
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    What mouse do you recommend?

    Both CadMouse and CadMouse Wireless arrived. First impression of CadMouse is how high is rather than its general size. Also feels quite light. One thing I don't like for the moment is the mouse wheel clicking when you when you turn it. What's the idea behind this? Zoom and scroll with the magic mouse is so much smoother. The CadMouse Wireless seems to have a smoother wheel than than the CadMouse too.

 

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