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michael john williams

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  1. I got myself a cheap VR headset [iTech VR] to try out web view on my mobile [Samsung Note 3]. The web view 3D model exports ok and can be seen on my pc screen and my phone but the image remains static. I can look around but I can not get the 360 deg walk through to work. I look down and focus the dot on the walk speeds - + and whilst the toggles spin nothing happens and there is no movement. What am I doing wrong?
  2. I go through this every year when the VSS bill comes in for 3 licences. Pity I did not date it to coincide with the release of info for the next version. Recently and or the fourth time I have now renewed more out of loyalty then anythings else.....which is crazy I know ..... but I am a loyal customer and it would be nice to get a few more rewards and benefits.
  3. Three days ago Vectorwork files have been saving to a date in March 2016. The date and year are correct but not the month. For example today 9 March 2016 rather than 9 September 2016. This is happening on all our pcs and not on one pc on existing files and new files when opened. Obviously this is frustrating as we can't easily find files and have no record when drawings have been modified or started. This is not happening on Word or other programmes. We updated vw 2016 to the current service pack about 7 to 10 days ago. Windows 10 updates about every 2 months and this happened 2 to 3 weeks ago. There have been no other updates. We are protected by BullGuard protection which has not detected any virus or bug issues. The problem only started 3 days ago and did not coincide with the these updates. The problem is not with any other programmes.The corect date is shown on the pc settings. It is unlikely to be a system issue as it is happening on 2 different pcs. Whilst I am not an expert, I would say the problem is more likely to be an incompatibility between the latest version of vectorworks 2016 and windows 10 but if so the problem would have started 2 to 3 weeks ago. I believe the problem is with vectorworks. Any help appreciated.
  4. More useful for 3D work rather than 2D. Eitherway I find that I am still adding hatches in the viewport.
  5. Will it calculate u values and saps and heat loss?
  6. I changed the settings but left the second monitor on. Not all the settings are the same as the link but as you say I have changed them best I can. So far it has not crashed....but I have not used vw much so I will see what happens. And if it does I disconnect the second monitor. I will keep you up dated. Thank you for your help.
  7. The hardware meets the requirements. One pc has gone down to seven crashes a day - but is that normal and acceptable?
  8. Number of operations sounds good - did not know you could do that. Its not happening in one particular file it is happening on all files and not on one pc but on 3 pcs.
  9. I have 3 licences for vw architect with render works on 3 pcs. 2 pcs on win 7 and 1 on win 8. All 3 keep crashing or not responding. Tried all ways of sorting it out but still have problems. Upgraded to 2016, did a complete fresh install, updated all drivers but all 3 still keep crashing frequently like several times a day. I am having to to an auto save every 10 minutes. Been in contact with vss and they don't know what the problem is and can not fix it. Decided to upgrade all pcs to win 10 and update drivers again. Not sure its worked yet. Vectorworks on one pc is going extremely slow and not responding. So I doubt the problem is fixed. Reading here I see that other users are having similar ongoing problems so obviously there is a problem with the software. So when will it be fixed?
  10. Jim, thanks for your reply. What's a real pain is downloading the upgrade. You tick download licenses. It appears there is no option to just down one licence at a time on each pc. So the download is going to one pc. We have 3 licenses for architect and renderworks. Over 8 hours later and the upgrade is still downloading and its on its fifth zipped file. One file has failed.
  11. I have only just got use to 2015 and completing a standard template / file for all our projects to be started from rather than a blank new document. The drawing was created as new in 2015 and all standard classes and layers for our office were set up. Now updating to 2016. Do I start all over again with a new file? Or simply do I convert the 2015 file to a 2016 file to save time setting up standard classes, layers and sheets again? I feel it is best to start afresh with each upgrade to avoid bugs, inconsistencies, etc but perhaps I am being too cautious. What is the correct procedure?
  12. I have just upgraded from 2010 to 2015 and the storey at first appeared as an attraction. Now that I am actually starting using it and reading threads it appears far too complex. I have a simple question [i can't find it in a search so forgive me if this has already been covered]. I am setting up a drawing template and would like to organise the drawing set up correctly as a template for future projects. Now I have set up sheets and layers and I have now moved onto stories. But when setting up storeys it automatically creates a new layer. I have some spent time setting up these layers based on floor levels and I want to avoid deleting these layers or adding more layers. Or should I have set up storeys first? Surely one can assign a storey level to a design level and visa versa? And then it automatically changes when the level of either changes?
  13. A long thread! I have just upgraded from 2010 to 2015 and the story at first appeared as an attraction. Now that I am actually starting using it and reading this thread it appears far to complex. I have a simple question [i can't find it in a search so forgive me if this has already been covered]. I am setting up a drawing template and would like to organise the drawing set up correctly as a template for future projects. Now I have set up sheets and layers and I have now moved onto stories. Bur when setting up stories it automatically creates a new layer. Now I have spent time setting up these layers based on floor levels. Surely one can assign a storey level to a design level and visa versa? And then it automatically changes when the level of either changes?
  14. I have just updated from 2010 vectorworks architect with renderworks to 2015. I enjoy setting up an office standard drawing template. Whilst its kinda fun its also time consuming. I thought it wise to start from scratch with a new drawing rather than use our 2010 template. I have completed a new list of classes and I am about to do the layers. However, do I need to do everything, as there maybe items that have not changed? For instance set up a new office drawing title block symbol template? Do you have any recommendations?
  15. Time is running out! I need to find a way of entering the new vw serial numbers I have purchased to avoid the hassle of having to remove the trail and reinstalling the software. Any ideas?
  16. I am in a bit of a dilemma in choosing the right graphics card for a new pc to run Vectorworks Architect with Renderworks to either go for AMD Fire Pro or NVIDIA Quadro. What's your opinion? From the Knowledge Base it appears that there have been problems with AMD but my research shows that they generally have a better Open GL rating. Also These are the two Dell pc options I am considering: 16GB1 DDR4 at 2133MHz 1TB 3.5inch Serial ATA (7,200 Rpm) Hard Drive AMD FirePro™ W5100 4GB (4 DP) (2 DP to SL-DVI adapters) with an open GL rating of 4.4 OR 8GB1 DDR4 at 2133MHz 500GB 3.5inch Serial ATA (7,200 Rpm) Hard Drive NVIDIA® Quadro® K620 2GB (DP, DL-DVI-I) (1 DP to SL-DVI adapter) I can't find a GL rating for Nvidia cards The AMD version is approximately £350 more expensive. Thoughts appreciated.
  17. I feel the creepiness closing. Thank you for your reply.
  18. I downloaded an evaluation version to test out 2015. The test is going well and its very likely I will purchase 3 licences after my free month. Unfortunately I can not recall when I downloaded the software so how do I know when my free month is up? Is there info in any of the settings? Do you get a warning? If so how long?
  19. Simple question - what happened to 3D rectangle in tool sets in 2015? It appears that you have to go to basic then draw a rectangle and then go to 3D and extract. I am sure you could easily do it in previous versions in the 3D tool set before.
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