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RonMan

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  1. RonMan

    3D Animal Objects

    Will any of these work for you? http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/search?q=dog&btnG=Search&styp=m
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    HDR Backgrounds

    I found that HDR Mill, http://www.hdrmill.com/Skies_Uncategorized01.htm produces some very realistic skies that don't cost a lot. Check them out. I tried some of these: http://www.accustudio.com/index.php?option=com_remository&func=select&id=19&Itemid=54 but I was not happy with the results, but they are free. RonMan
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    2D Projection

    Hmm? I have only had to do this once and it worked out OK. Your milage was different. VW handles True Type fonts well, others it ignores. If you really need to use Helvetica Nue, then you will need to convert it to True Type. TransType handles this well. We have some 300 MB files that perform just fine on my system. My partner's G5 has some issues with the size so we do all the renderings on my system. He handles the annotations. Other than the methods suggested, I really know of know other way to accomplish what you want. Good luck RonMan
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    2D Projection

    This is not trivial, but one way of doing it is to create the annotations you want, convert everything to a group edit the group, convert the text to polylines and then extrude everything to 0.01. I would do this on another layer. If you do it on different layers at different heights you can do multiple floors in the same viewport and it will all look pretty.
  5. 51 MB is a bit too big to upload. When you say that it won't render, are you getting any error messages? Check the console (in the Utilities folder) and see if you are getting anything there. Also, are you trying to render after you have been using the app a while or just after restart? There are memory leaks that can cause problems with rendering in VW2008. Starting fresh allows me to do renderings that I cannot do if I have been using VW for a few hours. Other than these things, I don't really know enough. If you contact me off line, I can give you a place to upload the file so I can look at it. RonMan
  6. Not really enough information, but if you attach the file I will look at it as my setup is similar to yours. RonMan
  7. RonMan

    ISO shipping containers

    Here is one from Sketchup 3D warehouse. http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=e20bd667b4b8320e9566662a26e53fef&prevstart=0
  8. RonMan

    Notes Sheets

    Try here: http://vectordepot.com/market/ Items VM001- VM004
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    VectorWorks 2009

    ditto
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    Need a FAST machine spec for VW

    The memory leak is very real on the Mac side. I am unaware of the details on the Windows side of the world. VW will not correctly release memory when it finishes a rendering. When it gets to about 1.5 GB to 2.0 Gb (it varies a lot) VW will either warn you that you are out of memory, mess up your rendering, leading you to save and restart, or just crash or hang. RonMan
  11. There is no way to edit or allocate more virtual memory. This is a Vectorworks problem that "will be fixed in a future release". Memory management in VW stinks and an would love to see it improve. We wait and see. RonMan
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    buying new mac need advice

    Three monitors are great! Main screen for VW. Left screen for worksheets and other programs (Word for specs, Excel for spreadsheets, Strata 3DX for odd renderings). Right screen for pallets. Thought it would be overkill when I set it up, but it only took me two days before I realized how cool it was. RonMan
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    buying new mac need advice

    I have the beast from January; Mac Pro Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.8 GHz. I now have 10GB of memory and about 3TB of disk space on this thing. I added the NVIDIA GForce 8800GT to the ATI Radeon HD200 XT for faster OpenGL rendering and I drive 3 monitors. This baby screams. It is really fast, and uses all 8 cores on final quality renderworks. The only reason I don't use that as my default rendering is that OpenGL is just about as fast with the NVIDIA (and it is much easier to move around the model in OpenGL). When NNA allows more cores for basic functions I am more than ready. What I really need is for VW to use more memory. It crashes once it starts using more than 2GB when you are rendering. Get as many cores as you can afford. NNA will improve this over time and you will be happy. RonMan
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    is SP3 worth it?

    Yes, do the update. Fixes several bugs and performs better. YMMV, but it worked great for me.
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    HUGE file size

    First your files are not that huge. My current project file is about 300 MB. Others have reported on files even larger. There is a thread on this subject already, you may want to search for it. You can reduce the PDF file size may reducing the resolution of your sheet layers. Also, you indicated that you have a lot of detail, well detail equals size and printing a detailed image is always going to take longer than a simple one.

 

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