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  1. Cris Dopher


    Another good idea Pat! I haven't had a moment to actually try this out, but I"m keeping it in the back of my mind for one of our upcoming projects going overseas. Cris Dopher GPJ CAD Administrator
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    Screen Refresh / Lag time in 2018

    Pretty much ALWAYS the solution! Haha. @Art V, have you tried reducing the graphics preferences to "good compatiblity"?
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    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?
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    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
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    This seems like a good way to go. I'll try it; thanks!
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    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.
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    Hi all. Is there a way to give worksheets on drawing rounded corners? Cris Dopher
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    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.
  9. 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
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    Teaser Tuesdays - Mac Touch Bar Support

    Exactly so! You speak my thoughts.
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    Prefix Classes

    I'm not sure it's wise to rename the None class. I've had issues before when that was attempted.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  15. 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