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  1. Not of any help to you, but just to note I've been running VW on my Surface Book 2 without problems for quite a while (i7, 16Gb RAM, GeForce GTX 1050). Currently using VW 2020. Fairly heavy 3D models, just the occasional pause. Opening an Enscape window does cause the fan to start running fairly loudly though, otherwise works really well with an external monitor
  2. It would be great to have an option in open GL where you can have outlines on greyed objects attached screen shots show current view with a class greyed, and then the second is achieved by hovering over the greyed object with the visibility tool set it gives a much better easier to read view
  3. we get this error sporadically too when trying to save and commit - "The Administrator revoked your exclusive lock on that layer, and other users have subsequently committed changes on that layer. If you choose to continue, your uncommitted changes to that layer will be lost." The only work around that works for us is to save a copy as a vwx file, then quit the file, re-open it and choose revert. Then open the vwx file and copy and paste the changes back into the reverted project file The project sharing has been working much better since SP2 Mike VWA 2016 SP2 / Win 10 / i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz / 16 GB RAM / GeForce GTX 970
  4. I'd like to be able to use a 2D symbol for the profile of an extrude along a path object. This way if you have several based on the same profile, you'd only have to change the profile once (within the 2D symbol) to change all instances For example handrails, spouting, you can have many EAP objects based on the one profile, but to change that profile you have to edit each object rather than just one profile
  5. mdarch

    Wall Constraints

    we're on VW 2010 SP4 no dimensions, no parametric constraints, in top plan, etc suspect a bug as goes away on restart of VW
  6. mdarch

    Wall Constraints

    have since found that quitting VW and re-starting stops the problem, for a while at least, then occurs again and any wall seems to be affected
  7. mdarch

    Wall Constraints

    I'm having a similar problem, draw walls ok, but then if you try to stretch one of them them or join them you get an error message "This editing operation cannot be performed because of constraints on one or more objects involved" but there are no constraints
  8. mdarch

    wall rendering

    don't worry, solved it, just realised that the class I was using was not set as solid fill in the use at creation graphic attributes
  9. for some reason my walls won't render in open gl or final quality rw unless they are converted to unstyled with the styled walls, the attribute pallette is greyed out so can't select solid, which seems to be needed even when created with textures used at creation, only show as wireframe when rendered, but if convert to unstyled, voila the texture appears see attached example any ideas Mike VW 2010 sp4
  10. try right clicking on the UpdateVectorworks.exe file and run as administrator (or shift-right click if you don't see this option)
  11. problem solved tracked it down to a bitmap logo in a title block not sure why, but it caused the output error having removed it, the PDF export works fine now
  12. search where, in VW or Adobe, and how? I've since installed Acrobat 9.0 (not just the reader) and it reports errors in the document, and will only display some areas when zoomed in
  13. Adobe Reader 8, and Acrobat Pro 8
  14. when I export PDF files from VW 2010, the files created cannot be read by Acobat Reader - you get a message that an error exists on the page and it won't be displayed properly Acrobat itself will open them, but initially displays the page with mos of the information missing. Then, if you click on a zoom button the page displays, but there is an error message saying "Could not find the XObject named 'Im1'" anyone else come across this? the export PDF batch would be really useful if not for this
  15. solved - I found that under the text menu, that Spacing was set to Other, and this was set to 0 changed spacing to 1 line, and all OK this was also affecting general text


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