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  1. So what is this file? machine_uuid.txt?

    I'd like to know too. I know your copy of VW is registered by being tied to your machine's unique ID - I suspect this is part of it. Perhaps a temp file that gets created during the registration process but that didn't get deleted?
  2. Add point clouds

    I have a point cloud imported from an .e57 file that is actually 7 point cloud objects. They overlay each other and together describe the building very well. I've trimmed away excess points and now I'm wondering if it's possible to turn all the points into a single point cloud object? Cris

    This seems like a good way to go. I'll try it; thanks!
  4. Screen Refresh / Lag time in 2018

    @Archi-RSH have you check your graphic quality in VW prefs? You want it set on Good Performance/Good Compatability, not Best Performance.

    Hi all. Is there a way to give worksheets on drawing rounded corners? Cris Dopher
  6. Vectorworks 2018 Import / Export File Formats

    Jim W, a tiny nitpick but in the export list, it says "Image files" where it should say "point clouds". And thanks for this full listing! Nice to have handy.
  7. I saw the Teaser Tuesday post about the touchbar customization, but I can't make it happen for some reason. With no document open, selecting "Customize Touchbar..." from the Vectorworks menu only leads to the System customization screen. With a document open, I only get the System screen and for only a split second. Then it disappears and VW is back on the screen. I've NEVER seen the VW tools on the Touchbar. What do you think the problem might be?j Cris Dopher
  8. Teaser Tuesdays - Mac Touch Bar Support

    Exactly so! You speak my thoughts.
  9. Prefix Classes

    I'm not sure it's wise to rename the None class. I've had issues before when that was attempted.
  10. Rounding formula

    for archival sake, the answer here is to use the forumula =ROUNDUP(('lumber'.'length'),0) and make sure your column is set to display numbers as Dimensions. Whole feet is easy. Rounding to whole inches is more difficult in a feet-and-inches Units setup, as I'm finding.
  11. Autocad layers import

    I agree this should revert. The user should have the option to Purge on his own, whether at time of import or later.
  12. Autocad layers import

    My solution would have been to use a copy of ACAD or Draftsight to open the template, save as a .dwg there, then import THAT into Vectorworks. I've had plenty of dwgs come in with empty classes.
  13. When I use Publish... to make a set of drawings into a PDF, the program takes forever because it's re-rendering every viewport. Is there a global way to stop that? Used to be if you turned it off in your first Export to PDF action, it would stick in Publish, but that doesn't seem to work anymore. Ideas? Cris Dopher
  14. Pipe and Drape highlighting

    pipe and drape object: Is there a way to turn off highlighting of sliders on the end that don't work with the set slider length; i.e. the remainder?
  15. VW2017 Freezing computer completely

    I have a brand-new iMac Pro at work. We migrated everything from my old machine to the new. I deleted all copies of Vectorworks and reinstalled from the latest releases fresh. VW2018 is working just fine, but VW2017 cannot seem to interact with the Finder, or whatever controls file opening processes. If I try to open a file, the program and the whole machine freezes completely. If by a miracle I get a file open (by dragging a file from the Finder to the application icon in the Dock), then I'm faced with being unable to even browse for resources in another file. (I'm assuming such action means the program is trying to open the file behind the scenes before it can display its resources -- hence my suspicion of VW/Finder interaction problem.) I have run Onyx and fixed permissions. Saving a file, once I'm in and have made changes, goes smoothly. Backups happen smoothly. It appears to be the reading of files that's scrambling the program's brains. Does anybody have a cue what is happening and how to fix it? Cris Dopher CAD Administrator George P Johnson, Inc


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