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Don Seidel

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  1. Nothing in the Apple-Vectorworks ecosystem is a serious problem. Yes there are some minor temporary bugs, but there are always minor issues we have to work around. Nothing that inhibits normal every day work on the Mac OS. I'm unhappy about some of the bugs, but none of our clients will fire us because we have to use a different sketch-render method short term.
  2. there remains an odd, white background when no document is open. As if a new blank document is on screen, but it's not. Minor bug, but FYI. no document open.pdf
  3. Same UI fail on 2 Macs upgraded to Monterrey. This is not an isolated issue. Both Beta and regular VW 2022 same issue. UI missing some palettes, tool interface unresponsive. Obviously something substantially wrong here.
  4. gotta downgrade back to Big Sur https://www.macworld.com/article/234409/how-to-create-a-bootable-macos-big-sur-installer-drive.html
  5. It would ge great if possible to have VW and TM on separate machines, WITH the live link for sync.
  6. My current M1 Mini performance vs my high end (3yr old) i9 MBPro is impressive. I've ordered the new MBPro w/ M1 Max. This is one of those times when the speed and performance boost of new machines will be a true leap ahead, and not another small bump.
  7. You can fake it: - Set the door leaves to look you want via Settings or import custom - set Jamb Width & Depth to Zero - don't place in a wall (place walls on either side) or place in a wall of equal or LESS height this way you can render them open if you want, with no header.
  8. of course if you need nothing better than Open GL with maybe line sketch overlay, there's no reason to go outside VW. It's 10% of the time that we need something better, and Final RW is dinosaur tech at snail speed.
  9. Working in TW is a love-hate exercise for me. I love the datasmith VW to TM method, with intelligent updates. I love the instant environments, backgrounds etc that TM offers, and I love the near-instant final output of still images. For Mac users, TM is at the moment the best possible workflow if you want a pretty good rendering without huge effort after you’re done w a VW model. i hate the navigation. I mean, really? It’s so basic to using the software. It should be the fastest part of using TW, but it’s the slowest. I haven’t used a mouse in almost 30 years. You can program the Mac trackpad for right-click, but not center-button (I don’t think). Good night! What effort would it be for TM programmers to add orbit, or pan with simple space bar?? I look forward to Red Shift and Octane
  10. Well ! Finally the VW Mac rendering world takes a leap forward! Many thanks to the VW Team for this great mid-cycle bonus ! The Datasmith export/import to TM is very clean. Our models come in just as we see them in VW. The re-import update in TM for changed VW models so far is flawless and extremely fast. Even better, texture changes made to your model in TM remain so. just short of the live link method, this is still a massive leap in realistic render workflow. Now If we could get VW lights to come into TM...
  11. Well ! Finally the VW Mac rendering world takes a leap forward! Many thanks to the VW Team for this great mid-cycle bonus ! The Datasmith export/import to TM is very clean. Our models come in just as we see them in VW. The re-import update in TM for changed VW models so far is flawless and extremely fast. Even better, texture changes made to your model in TM remain so. just short of the live link method, this is still a massive leap in realistic render workflow. Now If we could get VW lights to come into TM....
  12. ...But TM is the only solution for Mac at the moment, and the Mac version is pretty sorry.
  13. Rendering is a big part (if not the primary goal) of so many workflows. It's 2021 and we're long past due to have a built-in or add-on fast render tool that's at least on par with the general market. One that is 100% in sync with VW
  14. OK seriously? I remember why I bailed on TM Mac when testing before. Version 2020.2 so buggy as to be "alpha" software. Slow navigation (hilariously so, even on different Macs), and yes I hit the eye button for faster mode. If you're using a trackpad (hello...it's 2021), there's no alternate navigation for many keys. Really should be "normal" right out of the box, not 100 workarounds for everything. Sorry but this is neither modern software or modern UI.
  15. OK, so if I understand, you're saying a VW model with geometry changes (but no texture changes) is re-imported into TM, everything in TM is still good....no further editing of the VW model needed? What file format out of VW has given you the best success with TM?
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