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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. 5 hours ago, GatRed said:

    I was wondering if it could always be displayed ?

    (I’m using a 14" macbook pro M2).


    Edit : It is a macOS option. I needed just to select “always display menu bar” in the macOS system settings app.

    I don't think we're doing anything here. It's entirely a macOS system thing. 

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  2. On 1/16/2024 at 3:24 PM, LeeElston said:

    Can I change the style, size and fonts of text in the menus and palettes in vw 24. Text has shrunk and lost boldness making it much harder to read/see. Have you been taking lessons from graphic design companies putting cooking instructions on food packaging perhaps, and assuming everyone is young with 20/20 vision...



    Hi @LeeElston text has indeed decreased in size somewhat. Sorry about the inconvenience this is causing you! I am sure you probably know this already but for what it's worth: you can incease text size in the Windows system setings, in case that is an option for you.

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  3. 5 hours ago, EAlexander said:

    @Stephan Moenninghoff Hi!  No, I did mean snapping.  Two users have suggested unpinning snapping from the view bar and they have it returning to the lower right corner of the viewport window like previous versions.  I cannot replicate that - if I unpin, snapping menu simply goes away all together.  I wondered if that was because I was on windows and they are on Mac, but I realize that is an assumption.

    Hmm, that's interesting. I just tried on Windows and I am seeing the snaps. image.png


    Are you able to file a bug for this? 

  4. On 12/15/2023 at 5:37 PM, spettitt said:

    In a dream world, database rows would work more like a proper database reporting engine:

    - Group headers (large flat table splits in to multiple table chunks based on the data - i.e. Group By Field x)

    - Hierarchical group headers - group on X field, then group on X field.

    I would love to understand your dream world a little better 🙂 . Could you post/DM with an example?

  5. On 12/16/2023 at 9:47 AM, GatRed said:

    I have difficulties to set borders : if I want to remove the down border of a cell, sometimes it does not work. I have to select the cell below and remove the up border.

    I tried to reproduce this but I was not successful. In a Vectorworks worksheet, adjacent cells seem to share borders. You can turn the border on and off between any two cells from either of the two neighbouring cells. This is not the same as, for example, html, where each cell has its own border (and that comes with other quirks, like border-collapse properties etc.).

    If this does not work for you reliably, that sounds like an edge case or a bug. Do you have a sample file that demonstrates this? Could you share this file?


  6. On 11/30/2023 at 3:21 PM, Philip Humphrey said:

    Oddly the "Control Sizes" Option does not show up in my dialog box?


    Additionally I'm having font size issues in dialog boxes as well.


    Any thoughts - Thank you,


    That's a bug. Thanks for letting us know! Could you share your screen resolution and UI scale preferences from your Windows settings as a screenshot here? I will try and reproduce it on my end to get it fixed.

  7. 54 minutes ago, E|FA said:

    Only a partial set.  A bunch must be hiding somewhere.

    There are several places where Icons are kept:

    • Vectorworks.vwr
    • Plugins
    • Vectorscript tools and commands

    As of Vectorworks 2024, toolset icons are also stored in Vectorworks.vwr for easier access. 

    Unfortunately, with Vectorscript icons, you cannot get to them from the plugins. I am attaching them here for you.


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  8. 10 hours ago, MogTheSmilingCat said:

    Here you go - the narrow drop-downs mean info isn't helpfully displayed, so my current layer for example appears to be FF Slab when it's FF Slab Addition instead. So I'd rather lose the extra screen space and run it in regular mode. But if it auto-stretched....



    Thank you! I will make sure it gets addressed.

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  9. 1 hour ago, MogTheSmilingCat said:

    Compact mode doesn't make much difference if you've a big 4k screen - each of the drop down boxes becomes irritatingly narrow. A facility to stretch to a chosen width would be good, or simply auto-sizing to fill screen width, since the remaining RH space is no use for nuttin'. Yeah I know, "simply"...    🐵

    Hi, @MogTheSmilingCat could you post a screenshot of your setup? Thanks!

  10. 19 minutes ago, Jesse Cogswell said:

    Extracting the Vectorworks Resource file and looking at the default icons, I appear to have been correct.  Each icon has two versions, one standard and one with a "_dark" suffix.  However, I can't seem to make any of my custom icons work even with the suffix.  But when I use one of the default icons, it works as expected, so I must be doing something wrong.

    If SVGs are not displayed as you expect, there can be several reasons for it. I noticed you are using a non-uniform stroke. This might be one of them although I haven't tried.

    Here are the known issues:

    • Patterns not supported
    • Transformations not supported
    • Non-scaling strokes not supported (just ignored. The icon still displays correctly)
    • Nested clipping paths not supported. (You can use a clip path but you cannot clip it again, using another clip path on top of it).

    Using "_dark" as a suffix will use that resource for dark mode. Failing to supply it will use the light version for dark mode.

    You can still use PNG but SVG is preferred, as it stays sharp when the UI is scaled.


    Use a vector graphic app like Adobe Illustrator, Sketch or any other vector format authoring tool that lets you export SVG and you should be good. 



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  11. On 9/13/2023 at 3:41 PM, alex_angusandmack said:

    I, for one, can't distinguish the icon unless I highlight it by hovering the cursor over.

    It uses the accent colour you have set up in your Windows Personalisation > Colors preferences. Can you check and let me know if a different colour helps you read these? 


  12. 10 hours ago, Tom W. said:


    Thanks for confirming. That's fine. Just want to get a sense of what you can do + what you can't. Of course if I disable 'Display Router Radius' + have square corners there is no issue. The only issue is if I want to maintain a smaller corner radius than that of the router cutter.


    It's a great piece of software I am enjoying exploring it! More questions to follow no doubt (sorry!)

    You can use an NC Macro and add a Symbol to it to use as a boolean geometry. That will allow you to do pretty much any shape.

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