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  1. would anyone else find it useful if fonts mapping were settings in the workgroup folder and not user settings?
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Jim my point is that many issue rvt file format irrespective or with absolutely no consideration of who they are sending the file to. admittedly getting stuff off a manufacturer’s website is unlikely to be a huge choice of file formats but even then i would be amazed if they didn’t have another file format languishing somewhere.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Do you mean ‘no reason not to argue these points’? the less we insist on ifc the less chance we will get it. Rvt file format does not get a mention as the primary file exchange format in my BEP. One thing it does do is initiate the discussion about IFC exchange even if rvt consultants decide to issue rvt files between themselves. No problem with that as long as they can guarantee the same geometry exists in the ifc. that said if you are saddled with a rvt file from someone and you cannot get an ifc find a mate with rvt and get them to export it to ifc. same result ultimately since any rvt specific functionality will be lost but that’s to be expected.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    What? Why not? And why should your software import Revit files? There are dozens out there thy don’t. if a manufacturer does not issue IfC they are the loser ultimately. i am not arguing they should issue vw files but issuing rvt is like someone issuing a pagemaker or indesign file rather than the pdf. short-sighted and ignorant. we ban revit as a file exchange format on our projects.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    What’s Revit? I am sure they must have a nice IFC lying around... oh, hang on, Revit users don’t know what an IFC is so probably not. IFC imports superbly in 2017 onwards or at least the files I have been in receipt of.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Well said. It is unbelievable how many moan about incompatibility but do absolutely nothing to check, or test, or seek advice before applying any update of any software let alone an OS, which let's face it, has the biggest impact of all.
  7. Does anyone else feel that class filtering needs a few more options, and the ability to concatenate search fields? For example... 'Show only classes with 'A-' at the beginning, and the all classes containing the word 'Wall', and that are not from a referenced file...' or 'Show used classes only' Steven
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    [ot] network license problems

    If one individual cannot connect to a network license but everyone else can, and it looks like it is a B series install, what could the matter be? Therefore 56 licenses and 23 logged on so there are sufficient licenses. Any suggestions? Have restarted the server through the RLM. It has been installed on a VM, but this has not been an issue before.
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    Uniclass 2015 and Notes Manager Sections

    Christiaan Did you get anywhere with this? Given that Pr and Ss tables tend to go beyond simply the Group and Sub-Group codes I would limit it to Pr_65 Services distribution products as then 'Section' but then expand to Aluminium rainwater pipe and fittings for the Note Description and Pr_65_52_63_04 for the Note Text However, all this can be avoided IF you use T-Sheet References. Steven
  10. Need also to allow us to have two storeys at the same elevation! Or be allowed to duplicate a design layer, and retain the storey assignment, and allow us to set the same storey and the same level so that we can do options!
  11. I would like to see the wall hole component AT THE SAME TIME as the other geometry in a symbol, perhaps highlighted as a red translucent solid whilst editing a symbol. When creating the symbol and the object that will become the 'Wall Hole Component' a 'right click' and assign as 'wall hole component', in a similar way we can assign 2d elements to screen plane, would be very useful.
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    UNICLASS 2015

    I think it is important to note that the use of BS1192 class naming does extend to BIM. In the CPix Post-Contract BEP, you will note, in section 5.4, it says: "Each discipline should provide the Design Manager and the CAD manager with a full list of all layer names to be used on the project. This list should be published to all members of the project team for information. Table 25 Layer naming convention Discipline - Classification - Presentation - Description e.g. A-G23-M_Stairs [using Uniclass 1.4, I should add] Some software solutions suggest that layer names are not necessary but it has been found that the convention shall be used when sharing or exchanging information." Whether you include this section in your BEP is of course up to you. The work Martyn Horne and I have been doing as part of the AEC UK CAD and BIM Standards initiative, and in order to assist Vectorworks users, in Vectorworks 2015 and 2016 you will find Class Standards Libraries containing AEC UK CAD Standards classes. Object libraries for Walls, Slabs, Roofs, Doors and Windows using Uniclass 2015 could also be provided. Uniclass 1.4 could also be provided if that was of interest. Anyone viewing an IFC file will note that 'layers' can be used for viewing the model. And, of course, you probably still export DWG... Classes and other Library content should adopt BS1192 naming conventions. The question of adding Uniclass classification to IFC fields, is separate, and should be done when creating your own content, in a similar fashion to inserting 'T-Sheet' or NBS references. Hopefully Vectorworks, Inc. will work on ways to make it easier to add information to IFC fields, and custom property sets in future releases. Let us know if you have any (useful) comments on the content provided with Vectorworks, by the way. Regards Steven
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    El Capitan

    If it has not already been confirmed, 2014 definitely has a problem after upgrading to 10.11. If you edit a viewport, and try to change the layers attached to the viewport you cannot see their names. The list is blank, although they do appear if you hover over where their names should be. Haven't had a chance to test on a fresh 10.11 install or new Mac running 10.11.
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    OSX 10.9 Mavericks support

    We have confirmed reports of VW2011 crashing on startup in Mavericks.


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