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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. FWIW, the way I went about placing the sprinkles via Marionette was to generate curves from the model and getting the points on each curve by subdivision. Each sprinkle-symbol is then placed on one of those points and rotated randomly. That is why they get embedded. If there was a way to generate random points on each surface of the frosting model and getting the normal's orientation at that point, the sprinkles could be placed perpendicular to the surface and then be rotated randomly. Unfortunately I don't know of a way to do that with Marionette.
  2. I tried that. The frosting has overhanging cliffs, depending on the degree of twisting and the depth of the ridges. I don't think the DTM is meant to handle such conditions.
  3. Here's the file. Play with randomization along the generated curves and add more symbols as you require. Some manual nudging may be required to get this to look the part. Sprinkles.vwx
  4. ...and again, Marionette comes to the rescue.
  5. It's not too late to register ūüôā
  6. The slider should output integers. It's broken (but works). I'll file a bug.
  7. Guys, that's what Marionette is here for. It's not rocket science (otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it). Come to my class at the Design Summit to learn how to do this kind of stuff in no time (shameless plug) :-) Star.mp4 Star.vwx
  8. The problem with unit conversion is now fixed. It will not run on versions before 2020 SP3 though. At the time of this writing, SP3 is still in beta.
  9. This is to inform you that there are other snap points within a tight radius of the currently acquired point. You may want to zoom in, or use the snap loupe, to acquire your desired point.
  10. Ingredients for a single cupcake shouldn't be excessive. And IIRC Vectorworks now has photogrammetric visual scanning. I haven't tried it but it's not a bad idea!
  11. Frosting is definitely doable with the Deform Tool. Glazing should be, too. Glazing.mp4
  12. When I Google "cupcake with frosting" I get this: Is that what you want or is it glazing:
  13. I wonder about that. VWX objects are most often filled. Wouldn't those get dragged if the selection marquee was started on top of one?
  14. That's one reason to abandon Autocad. How very inefficient that must be. What happens if you make changes to your project? Vectorworks has sophisticated fills and transparencies almost like a graphic program. In fact Vectorworks' tile fill is much more elegant than the fills options even in Illustrator. And it's more powerful than Autocad in 3D as well! (I only use the 3D part of VWX because 2D workflows are too inefficient to get work done!) I have converted hundreds of users from Autocad to Vectorworks over the past 20 years and not a single one has wanted to go back. Autocad users always tell me "we don't work in 3D. It's too complicated. We only do 2D". Truth be told, Autocad doesn't even have proper 2D. it's all flattened 3D really. I could go on for hours! @Vectorworks Novice give VWX a chance, you will *not* regret it!
  15. @SeanOSkea if you start with a NURBS curve for the path and then use a Working Plane to draw the profile on it is easier to achieve what you want. Make sure to check "Fix Profile" as well. Extrude Along Path.mp4
  16. I suspect (forgive me if I am wrong!) that you are lumping together several issues. If the Fillet Tool fails, it is usually because some of the conditions it is meant to work on are not right (edges tapering into nothing or meeting at impossible angles). It can be frustrating but it is explainable. The title of this thread is still about objects not hiding and I know that there are issues there. I know they are being worked on as I have files bugs. However, these issues are very unlikely to be related to the fillet tool not working.
  17. Align should work even if one of the objects is screen plane. This feels like something I have seen on a customer's machine. Maybe worth a shot deleting and rebuilding your user folder just in case something got corrupted there.
  18. @MHBrown are you running Multiple View Panes? I had this happening and it turned out to be caused by it.
  19. Export as a 2018 file and open that. Does that work? I have had the same happening with 2018 files that were opened and saved in 2019. the original 2018 files were fine but the 2019 files froze 2020 on open. Not sure if saving back to 2018 will work the same but it's worth a shot.
  20. @JoeStewart I know. I have logged a bug with Vectorworks. This will be fixed. Thanks!
  21. @Niels Timmer I am seeing it, too. Are you saying that using the menu instead of the keystroke will not break undo?
  22. @KingChaos you are still trying to force VWX into something it doesn't do. As I have recommended before, start embracing the wonderful world of Vectorworks and stop looking for Solidworks.


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