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    Virtual Reality

    Our students use AR showing their interior designs to clients. I can send you some, but I’m sure @Alex Nicol can help you here as well with examples. Let me know it there is anything I can do for you! Cheers, JB
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    Can I stop VW re-rendering everything on PDF export?

    True , I didn’t realize that. Under File > Document preferences you can tick Save viewport cache in the Display tab. Would that help speeding up the re-render process for you?
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    Can I stop VW re-rendering everything on PDF export?

    Would it be an option to print the SL as a pdf? On Mac it can by default, on Windows you might need an Adobe PDF driver.
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    Linking panorama 3D to each other

    Very cool!! And it is from a static pov, right? @Alex Nicol: Can’t wait to see this quality in Nomad’s AR, hehe… 😉 @Rick did you see this? Now VR too can have the quality you’ve been looking for!
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    Until Next Time

    Hi @Jim, thank you for all the support, humor, bright voice overs, webinars, design summit tech talks and everything else you have been to ‘us’. Hope to see you again and wish you and the ones you love all the best! Cheers, JB
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    Are renders saved as image files, in some temp directory?

    Cmd+shift+4 would have saved you some money…
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    3d powerpack unfold surface tool

    I read options are little and limited and that there is dedicated software around, but would it be possible to do this in VW? I’m still working on that ski tow I posted some time ago – actually my students are… – and was thinking maybe #Marionette has some commands/scripts that will be of any help?
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    Homemade CNC

    Hit print is exactly what we do using the laser with .ai files. Apparently it comes down to the capabilities of the ‘printing’ software, not so much the source. This functions as a hub to the laser software where material settings are done. Might come in handy for VW as well?
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    Homemade CNC

    I’m sorry I meant ExtraGroup of course and will edit my original post. All credits to you guys for interiorcad! 😱
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    Homemade CNC

    All screendumps in the link you mention are from a Mac (see button style on top). If the gcode generator is cross platform itself ‘most of the times’ it doesn’t matter to what platform the machine is connected. We use Cura for our 3D printers, which has gcode files as output as well. It doesn’t matter on what platform the Vectorworks model is exported to .STL from to be loaded in Cura.
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    Homemade CNC

    SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics and is an export option from Adobe Illustrator, etc. We sometimes used it for our laser cutters, until we were able to proces native .AI files.
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    Homemade CNC

    Well, in the real world it’s all about me having the right network when I’m not capable in doing something myself. The people I work most frequently with are the ones that understand me.
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    Homemade CNC

    Maybe acqui…, ehr teaming up with ComputerWorks would get things rolling?
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    Homemade CNC

    There is a plugin/add-in from ComputerWorks in Germany that’s called InteriorCad. We’re aiming to use this for furniture making at school here very soon! Works seamlessly & cross-platform with Vectorworks…
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    Homemade CNC

    Cool stuff! We may or may not be experimenting here at my school to get interiorcad up and running for a cnc job in furniture production (or anything else that will apply). Our team Furniture Design was looking for an ‘intuitive, flexible and intelligent’ 3D app. I may or may not have advised them to choose the obvious… 😇
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    off-white (shaded) background to Sheet when printing

    … or maybe have no background instead of white?
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    Unexpected render issue

    Are later viewports rendering correctly, or are they completely black? When you said ‘at the very last second’ I was thinking it might be a gpu issue, ie that the card is ‘full’…?
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    Need to draw a Boat

    Hehe, I know a lot of you boat guys are very helpful, which I appreciate a lot. If I will not be able to have it done in VW, I’ll consider asking some of you to provide the flats. I still like to think VW could do the trick, it only needs to combine some existing possibilities… 😇
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    Need to draw a Boat

    Hi Art, thanks for your reply. The boat itself is fairly simple (it’s a ski tow wooden boat) and has been made before, but without CAD for the production part of it. We manage to have the hull in 3D in the correct shape and all. It’s ‘just’ that we need to extract the sides in order to send it to our CNC…
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    Need to draw a Boat

    Thanks for your advise, I’ll try this myself first as well… 🤓 But the main question still stands: how can I have VW do the trick of unfolding a hull? Be it #Marionette, #VectorScript or a hidden trick almost noone remembers, I can’t stand my favorite cad brand hides its hand 😇
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    Need to draw a Boat

    Forget the intelligent textures, why not have our skates on and let #Marionette take care of it! Anyone in the room willing to try & complete the ‘unfold double curved surface’ challenge?
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    Need to draw a Boat

    Thanks! I'll have a look... 😉 Come to think of it, wouldn't it be nice to have 'intelligent' textures that can unfold in 2D the same way they are projected on an object?
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    Need to draw a Boat

    Hi Claes, this is awesome! But you leave me no other option than to ask the name of the progam you use for the unfolds…
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    Need to draw a Boat

    Hi Claes, Thanks for your comment. My main concern is how to unfold a double curved surface as the hull of a boat is. I'm trying to help out students with their technical drawing and CAM files for the boat they're planning to make & was hoping VW could have the genius option (somehow) for the trick 'other' CAD programs lack...
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    Need to draw a Boat

    Awesome playground indeed! @markb did you get the job done eventually?


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