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  1. Wow. I would have never ever caught that. I appreciate it! I'm sure I grabbed a corner and pulled it in or out at some point. and i'm assuming that 'scales' the solid as opposed to the way you would grab the corner of a rectangle and just pull it in to change the dimension. Thanks a ton. Just didn't even see that. Kelly.
  2. Here you go. thanks for taking a look! TurnTableConsole.vwx
  3. Here goes: Creating a solid with two slots in it. A sheet of 3/4" plywood with two slots. easy. Create the solid, subtract a couple rectangles. No problem. the two rectangles are, say, 1 3/4" apart. Double click solid, enter 'edit solid' dialog. Move the two cutouts directly adjacent to each other. Exit. Verify that the cutout is now just one big hole. perfect. Now i'd like a 2" 'bar' between the two holes. Return to modify solid dialog. Select one of the cut outs, use 'Move 3D' to move one of the cut outs exactly 2" away from the other. Use the dimension tool. Check that the two items are, in fact, 2" from each other. Exit 'edit solid' dialog. Return to top/Plan, use dimension tool to check distance between items. Dimension tool shows 1 3/4" between items. What am I missing here? I have a screen cap showing the issue if that helps. I originally thought this was because in the 'regular' 2d move dialog, there was a 1/4" dimension in there from a previous action. But I changed that to x=0 and y=0 and have the same issue. It is like Move 3D moves the subtraction in the dialog window, but it doesn't actually modify the solid once you exit. TIA. Kelly. Screen Recording 2021-02-06 at 1.18.23 PM.mov
  4. Good to know, @jamesmac. Unfortunately here, the whole entire point of a .LAS or .LAZ is to not have to scale it. It's infuriating that I'm taking a 1:1 file as input, Vectorworks is mangling it, and I have to re-scale it back to 1:1, sometimes with no way to accurately do that. I'll look into the State of Washington's data and see if the bounding box is a fixed size that I can use to scale the data back to where it should be. Thanks for the update and confirmation that the tool is still broken. Kelly
  5. For those interested, I'm wrapping this up. My license for ConnectCAD wasn't working correctly. Simple as that. We had purchased VW with ConnectCAD right as the transition from third party software to Vectorworks software, so for whatever reason it just didn't do whatever license gymnastics were necessary. I use a custom workspace, and SOME of the older tools worked just fine. So that ended up being a big red herring. Jeff, our rep sorted it out post haste and got the updated license info out to me. All good here. Kelly.
  6. There should be a way to 'float' elements IMHO. Literally a wall style that is called "poor work" or "on-site adjustment". Like when you kick a wall in a closet to miss plumbing. It looks like a chase on the drawing (when drawn vertical), but it's just a crooked wall when you get on-site. I wonder if there is a way to build that into a workflow. Just make a class called "crooked stuff" and when you add a wall to it, it gives it a color, and detaches it from stories, and is set to maybe grey/snap others. Dunno. But I run into this as well. Garbage as-built plans on paper, and even worse work on site. And I need a model out of that mess. SOME of the walls are fine, and need to be fine, like exteriors and some interiors. It's an idea. Not sure if it's viable or worth the time. Maybe i'll just build a 'As-Built' plug-in that heaps a bunch of the make-good tools into one product. Who knows.
  7. cool. I cut a ticket on Friday after posting here for that reason. I will follow up via phone on Monday with support. Thanks Conrad! I always appreciate your willingness to step in. Been that way since my first CC purchase. Vectorworks Corp (if you're reading this): Make sure you take care of Conrad. dude has put in hours troubleshooting for me over the years. Huge help and I would still be stuck in AutoCAD bumbling about with dumb lines and unrelated wirelists. Kelly.
  8. UPDATE - I deleted the old rm2017 - rm2019 folders. No change.
  9. I even went as far as to delete all my VW2017, 2018, 2019 folders that were laying around. Emptied recycle, restarted. So I should be clear of any old stuff. I've lost my "Kellys Workhorse" workspace, so I'm pretty confident all my custom stuff is gone (and thats fine, I did back all that up off this box. Wanted all fresh). EDIT - dunno what rm2017 - rm2019 are for. I didn't delete those.
  10. Yeah. thats the strange part. I don't even see the ConnectCAD template OR the ConnectCAD workspace on a fresh install. Fresh install loaded up SP4, so I'd expect all the ConnectCAD stuff to be installed. I did NOT choose to use the migration manager on this install. Kelly.
  11. OK. i just ran an OS update, and upgraded to VW2020. I did this fresh, on a new machine. I declined the 'migration tool' when I first launched Vectorworks. So this is a fresh, from scratch install. I have no ConnectCAD tools in my install. I open an existing drawing, and it exihibits the same behavior. Devices are gone, lines remain. So couple questions: Whats the best way to get ConnectCAD installed into a fresh version of 2020? Kinda stuck here.
  12. Hey there. Just did a fresh install of VW2020, ConnectCAD activated. Same issue. New file or old. It's just like the plug-ins folder isn't there. the "new" CC content like 'TV' seems to work. But Devicebuilder and most of the other core functionality doesn't show up. Any help is appreciated.
  13. Can confirm. Not resolved, still a show stopper. This fails in the same way using VW202 as it does in VW2019. I just repro'ed this on two laptops side by side. One running VW2019 SP4, the other running VW2020 SP3.1 Seriously bummed here. Kelly.
  14. Can confirm. The software has not been fixed. Still broken. My 122 foot long building is coming it at over 300 feet long. So, this was not fixed in VW2020. I have two laptops, one running VW2019, one running VW2020. Neither one can translate a point cloud file correctly. They both appear to have the same problem - the scaling on import is wrong.
  15. I'm trying it right now. I'll let you know how it goes.

 

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