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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. UPDATE - I deleted the old rm2017 - rm2019 folders. No change.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. I'm trying it right now. I'll let you know how it goes.
  13. It appears none of the connectCAD stuff made it into the plug-ins folder. I upgraded VW2019 to VW2020 and used the 'migrate' tool. I half wonder if that is all that is wrong here. Kelly.
  14. I should add.... I used the 'regular' connectors shapes when I did this drawing. Not the circular ones that seem to have issues. Just the regular, default device. builder settings for all these devices.
  15. Hey all. Just popped open a couple older ConnectCAD document files in VW2020. While all my lines and connectors and names show up, the actual 'device' box and subsequent connectors do not. I tried turning on every class and layer I had, but no avail. Am I missing something silly here? Same result in two different drawings.

 

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