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  1. The full installer refuses my serial number. (?)
  2. The title pretty much says it. I've had to put a replacement computer together and part of the process has brought me here. The initial install of VW2009 goes without a hitch, but the SP5 updater fails with the attached notice. I have the original SP5 updater I downloaded 'back when' and a fresh copy from vectorworks.net/support. Neither successfully installs the update. Suspected maybe 'Security Settings' (firewall) but I'm open for business. Any help appreciated.
  3. Mac OSX 10.11.4 and VW/VWA 2009 My VWA 2009 lost it's license somehow, but it wasn't a problem as I had it near at hand. After providing the serial number the program quit. A relaunch and another quit. I tried to reinstall in a new directory (same machine) but the new install also would not launch. I don't know how to proceed.
  4. buz

    Door Hardware

    My experience is - interior doors are typically 1 3/8" and exteriors 1 3/4".
  5. Just wanted to get back to everyone for pitching in their thoughts on this ... all relevant and appreciated. Also, to those who responded as available (via pm and otherwise), sorry I haven't responded and will - seems to be a 'time of year' thing at the moment. Imagining I will follow up soon - after the first of the year. For whatever reason, need to sit on it a minute. Thank you.
  6. I for one just want 'value'. I suppose one's 'credentials' could speak. If someone's resume did not include a substantial history with VWs and include other background in the field - I wouldn't be impressed nor inclined to pay for help. As has been mentioned, there are a number of ways to 'skin a cat', and users of the program will develop and gravitate to ways/workflows not mentioned or covered in 'manuals'.
  7. Hello Pat, Thank you for the insights. I'm sure your pet saying is totally valid - I've seen a number of ways of doing the same thing. As much as I understand that one on one (person to person) would be the preferred environment - I don't believe travel is in my immediate future. I've worked through a number of VW manuals beginning back with 8.5 and while the info is good fundamentally, I'm sure they stop short of good workflows and practice. I'm aware of you, Cipes, gmm18 and Jonathan - have seen a couple other signatures quoting as trainers ... hoping I can work something out somewhere.
  8. I understand that 'saying they offer training' and actually being 'qualified' are different. Therein lies my question about how one goes about choosing someone. Like you, I too have used VW since it's MiniCad days, but unlike you I have used the program only occasionally never grasping a majority of it's functionality. My use has been to develop basic shop drawings or drawings required for building permits for simpler jobs. No doubt I could pick something up from the Quickstart guide, but i would like to consider myself (perhaps) an advanced beginner. It's difficult for me to quantify/qualify my level of experience. I can 'manage' to create 3d drawings and have a basic understanding/knowledge of many of the tools. Prior to VWA 2009 I had not used VW since 11.5.1 - a few years ago. Currently, I am familiarizing with 2009 finding it much 'cleaner' than 11 as well as finding where Nemetschek relocated many of the commands. One area I know I need/want help is with workflows. Also in setting up template files with my own layer and class definitions. Deciding on attributes, understanding and creating styles, working with worksheets, records and databases ... these are among other things not coming to mind readily. Beyond books, I'm wondering if anyone offers training/mentoring/help via phone or pm's. Or do trainers have curriculums developed. At any rate, thank you for the reply.
  9. I have noticed a number of forum members live in my 'region' and offer training. My question is diverse, from - how do you (I) evaluate/select a trainer, to - what does it cost, how is it conducted, would/could training be 'tailored' to my experience and needs? Guessing this is a concise start. Thank you.
  10. Thank you very much. In essence you: - more than answered my question. - confirmed what I 'thought' I knew. I wasn't 'sure' if edge to edge had value in the CAD realm.
  11. Hello Pat and thank you. It appears I stumbled across 'option 1' in the 'meantime' and for me and my purposes think it will be the preferred option. As an aside to this thread, 'a printer that can print edge to edge'? - Does this refer to zero margins? - There are printers that do this? - Is there a reason such a printer would be 'preferred'? (Seems all design printing would print to margins) Thank you for any extra info here.
  12. I'm still relatively steep in the VWs/Arch learning curve. Mean time I have occasion to produce 'small' shop drawings from time to time. I have a HP CP1700 which can handle up to 13x19 paper however there seems to be issues regarding paper sizes. The driver is the latest offered for Mac OS 10.5 by HP. I'm trying to set up Arch B (18x12). In the driver setup, the driver offers Tabloid (11x17), Super B (13x19) and Custom. I have set up a custom size for Arch B and in VW the page appears as if it will take 4 sheets to print one Arch B. There are gray page breaks at bottom and right edges - 5/8 bottom and 3/8 right. I see in Page Setup command there is an option to 'input' values for page size ... as it is set up now those values are Horizontal = 1.0227 and Vertical = 1.0548. I know I could troubleshoot this further with sample prints but hopefully can avoid a majority of the paper waste with a clue or two here. Thank you.
  13. Just talking to myself gets me where I need to go it seems - the answer was as simple as selecting a heavier line weight in the design layer. I don't understand because the same line weight in other sheets printed just fine. In any event - thanks for the space to weed thru the troubleshooting.
  14. One sheet of 5 is particularly affected. There are two VPs on the sheet, both modeling the same design layer. I printed the design layer and it too came out a gray scale. I have set the advanced properties > line weight of the VPs to 1.5. I duplicated a design layer which printed black and white and copied and pasted in place the drawings and still it's printing a gray scale. I have looked at the design layer from every angle and cannot come up with why (?) Still looking for clues.
  15. I'm recently returning to VW - just upgraded 11.5.1 to 2009. I'm printing in house to an HP 1700cp large format inkjet. I've downloaded the most recent Mac OS 10.5 HP driver and all is well, except .... the lines of my drawing are a shade of gray and the dimensioning, call outs and other text is nice and black. All class pen colors are black and vary in dimension from .05 to .25. Those at .05 print darker (blacker) than those at .25. Any clues what may 'fix' this?

 

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