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  1. Why does Vectorworks fail on curvilinear bevels? Is this a menory issue? I am forced to use other software to achieve it....
  2. Apparently not! I use the Mac because it's designers generally offer little clues when something is not compatible. A window pops up and says, sorry, that file type is not compatible with your operating system or something to that effect. Given that I am not a programmer, these instructions are rather like teachers who help you to discover limitations as you roll along. It's disturbing to learn from silence. I would even appreciate a "Does not Compute" with the requisite skull and bones! This upload attempt does nothing and I am left to figure out why Google and VW Tech Board are not compatible. Not worth the effort frankly. What sources for images are being used by other members of this tech board? Thanks
  3. Yes, pulling them apart and reconnecting them normally works. My scenario was chronically dysfunctional given that each wall I repaired caused another to extend infinitely in sequence. The entire plan (mal)adjusted organically. As I stated above, what worked was being certain that no connection errors remained (apparently in memory). VW seems to retain the instruction to connect by L even if it looks correct after being connected by a T for example.
  4. Considering that I solved my own problem, I thought I would change the topic to another problem! Any HELP with creating a custom AVATAR would be appreciated. Using an 80 x 80 pixel .jpg image from Picasa Web Albums, I am told that it is the wrong image type. I think that's related to wall components too! ....
  5. UPDATE - the infinity walls vanish after resolving ALL....and I mean ALL of the connections that were unintentionally told to form L's rather than T's! Anything less creates a domino effect where healing one mutates another over and over again until all are healed. Use the HEAL tool dragging over the entire length of the wall and reconnect the walls manually. It appears the walls remember incorrect connection instructions (L's when T's are required for example) if not healed..... There is a VW god and at least for now, I think it's me!
  6. Islandmon, fractals require algorithms so I assume you are writing macros in VW to self-generate these forms rather than merely duplicating arrays yes? Sacred Geometry are forms that harmonize with natural wave harmonics that literally hold fields of energy that are generally healthful if not merely peaceful and relaxing. Most architects are too proud to delve into metaphysics though I love to ask skeptics what causes their heart to beat to name one example.... Much of your work is fractal (self referential) it appears upon first glance though this does not negate using 'sacred' forms as the fundamental tone. Ancients cultures built their temples with these principles. Thanks for sharing...
  7. Thought you all might be interested to know that turning off auto-join offers no improvement and quite painfully, the corruption on the lower level automatically creates the same effect on the upper level. It's my opinion that it has something to do with WINDOOR or Wall Components. My buildings are not saltboxes therefore wall connections become complex particularly where interior walls connect to exterior corners where different components (wall types) merge in one location. I would like her from Vectorworks moderators about this as well! Anybody listening?
  8. Ahhhh, a philosophical solution! LOL I'll ponder the wonders of mutations whilst my client writes a check to another....
  9. Gideon thanks for the input. Curiously though the walls were joined and peachy until i decide to turn off the WINDOOR window tags and all hell broke loose. Because I was zoomed in I did not realize what had occurred on the fringes until a wall zoomed across the middle of the plan. I don;t get the connection (no pun intended) between auto-join and window tags but I will try it to see what happens. The walls come undone so frequently I figure I join every wall 2-3 times per drawing!
  10. This is about the tenth time in my career using Vectorworks that this WALL CORRUPTION has occurred and this time it's a result of of turning off the window tags after component walls were already resolve and connected. It's costing me a great deal of time and money and it seems it's a defect with the component features. The solution IS NOT to upgrade! I need to understand what causes this. Thanks.....
  11. Islandmon, your work is astounding indeed though a book might be rather like a cheat sheet in physics class for those of us who may not understand the written instructions either. Said another way, I could read a book on gourmet cooking and still mash up the simplest of meals. I have more confidence in my skills than that but you get my point! It's my opinion that the most effective way to convey your approaches would be in a video (tutorial) format. You would not need VW's approval as you could set up a webpage requiring small membership fees or the like. You would have over 200,000 potential customers. At $5 each, you could retire from arch and engineering! Do you have a webpage? Are you familiar with the term and practice of Sacred Geometry?
  12. I am having that same issue. How do you NOT fill the sill? WHY is there a fill and why doesn't it respond to the class setting?
  13. Thanks, my shell tool is not working!
  14. Mike, do you work for Nemetscheck and are you independently wealthy? I am certain a few years ago Vectorworks users were resolving this problem without the new kernal as well the shell tool in their version 12.5 was functional. For the record I am not complaining. I have inquired HOW DO I RESOLVE an ERROR with the shell tool as well requested a work around given a deadline that has passed. Are you kidding me about questioning my effectiveness? Is this how you joined the 2000 club? You have already stated you do not have an answer. "Blink, complaining about what a two version old program can't do won't achieve much." What is the effect of that hollow statement? What's your point? Buy a solution? So how do you solve problems once you have the latest release? Gimme a break!
  15. Excellent Mike, send me a check for $1,000.00 and I will take care of that.....Hehe
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