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  1. They look great!👍🏻🍻 - unfortunately they won’t load as it states ‘illegal VW copy’  when trying to open on my legal VW…🤬  VW SHOULD BE GIVING YOU A FREE TRIAL FOR ADDING DECENT MODELS TO THEIR LIBRARIES!


    - why VW thinks stopping paid users from being able to use these types of files is beyond me!! - just making more work for the users who actually pay their wages!!!


    will have to wait until I can boot into an old Mac OS which works with my ‘VW file validator’ app

  2. Think we all learn this lesson at some point….don’t upgrade until at least sp2  or 3…..

    they should give new version out to students for 6 month for free before paying customers get to really use it…🤣

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  3. Yes, saw this posted earlier today…


    ive been contemplating upgrading my hackintosh all day ( 11.3 from 10.15)….but then it’ sounds like Redshift is a seperate app unlike renderworks - so maybe I don’t bother and stick with twinmotion for the amount of 3d vis I have to do as a architect…


    would save me having to work out how to move to opencore….

  4. 52 minutes ago, JuanP said:

    @neal-2002You can have a good idea of what's coming in Vectorworks 2022 by visiting our current public roadmap. You can see the Scheduled, In Development, and Active Research upcoming changes.


    I hope this helps. - Juan P.






    Well if redshift and door/window reveal inner leaf wrap is in 2022 that’s fine - otherwise I think I’ll just hold off the vss - I ain’t in no rush to update/become a beta tester until at least sp3/4…

  5. On 8/11/2021 at 1:41 PM, JuanP said:

    The first one will be at the end of August. 

    Hmm, so will have a day to decide if I should bother with continuing with VSS then….

    .won’t be paying out any money without knowing what’s coming In This this years update…

  6. Anyone else had issues with part of VSS/Library furniture being missing?? had it prev with sofa/cushions and now the stool.


    The has happened a couple of times to me now - latest was today when imported a vectorworks stool into my model - see attached (all classes apart from ceiling are on). And the item is above the ffl level. 

    Screenshot 2021-06-11 at 16.53.36.png964432524_173RENDERSv1-1a1A3.thumb.jpg.36ce1beb74524566256b7eeafffb381e.jpg

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  7. Just used the data smith export today and models are definitely importing better into Twinmotion - so thanks!


    One big issue im finding -

    Missing elements in my model - they are there, but material in Twinmotion is set to transparent and opacity of Zero..

    It appears to be ALL materials in vectorworks which have Transparency set to 'plain', (even with opacity set to 100%) - but for some reason they're importing into twin motion at 0% opacity - Its only happening with items ive imported from eg 3dwarehouse which generally have these settings im finding.


  8. 1 hour ago, line-weight said:


    How much time do you reckon I'd need to invest in it, to have a mess around and get an idea of how it works?


    An afternoon, or a couple of days?

    Just import a vw model as c4d file type with textures- you’ll be getting 3ds out within hours- it really is easy to use..

    If anything looks missing (like window frames) it probably needs 2 sided material setting switching on in materials editor (vw exports faces wrong way round a lot)

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  9. This came up recently actually - although user was trying to design a bow string truss- not had to use the old vector depot plugin since though- so can’t tell you if it works - looks like mark got it working though..



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  10. 1 hour ago, JuanP said:

    @neal-2002 you can follow this article with the latest info about the new M1's

    We shared with the community not only that Vectorworks 2021 installs but also a couple of issues found. As soon as our QA team finishes with the acceptance tests, we will be sending a communication to our users.

    That post doesnt actually state that vw 2021 will install on a M1 - which was my point....were just left to sort ourselves out....

  11. 2 hours ago, Allen Brown said:

    Just received a new MacBook Air and of course immediately installed Vectorworks 2021 SP2. I've had no issues so far except turning off Ambient Occlusion in an OpenGL sheet viewport. Speed seems faster than my 2014 MacBook Pro..

    Thats the million dollar question finally answered (that its installs - Note - its been given by a client and not from vw..!!.) 👍🏻👏👏

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  12. 19 minutes ago, Helm said:

    Agreed, I am using Enscape for rendering now.  How do you use Twinmotion, I don't think it is integrated with VW.  Do you have to export the model.


    Like Jonathan said - just export from vw at cinema 4d jncl materials and import to twinmotion - so plugin between the two would be great if it worked similar to enscape meaning any changes to the model would auto update in Twinmotion. 

  13. concur with the speed of some issues that never seem to get resolved...

    im a self employed architect and use renderworks often but recently been using twinmotion to render projects as renderworks is nowadays just too slow - so im looking forward to the epic/twinmotion/ redshift changes to speed up my workflow...

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