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  1. 12.5 beta testers have reported it being UB.
  2. I was in Mexico (Sayulita) this week last year, and only us Gringos were partying! Had a good time, though. We'll be hitting the Margs tonight as well.
  3. OK, i'll give that a shot. Thanks!
  4. I am not so sure the Mac Mini will ever be "fast" with VW. The processor is slower than the new iMac's and MacBooks. The Graphics card only has 64 MB of "shared" ram - not ideal. Best bet would be to bump up your total system ram to the max 2GB. I am running the new iMac duocore 2 GHz w/ 1GB ram, and notice slow performance (via rosetta) with rendering, and have a couple of issues that have been outlined in the knowledge base articles, but day-to-day operation is nearly as fast as on the Dell workstation I used to use. Hopefully the UB will speed things up for you, but try to max out your memory in the meantime.
  5. Hopefully it'll be part of the 12.5 upgrade - mabe June?
  6. I am trying to edit some of the stock RW materials, but cannot find where the actual image files are. Is there any way to export the stock texture images to Photoshop and tweak them?
  7. Doesnt sound like it in this version. Hopefully we will have full control over all the properties in the door and window objects soon. I think you have the Ceiling class on if you are seeing the threshold inside (really the "header" near the ceiling)
  8. Sorry - Maybe I was unclear. I want to change how the fractions are displayed: Instead of: 1'-2 1/2" I would like to see: 1'-2?" Notice how much less space that takes up! Makes dimension strings a lot cleaner and easier to read.
  9. Desert is definitely better than the standard. Who came up with the "wild" one? A color-blind 5 year old? Haha
  10. I know there was a post about this a long time ago, but cant find it now (new search engine is teh suc) Is there any way to get stacked fractions, or even change the font size of JUST the fractional component of the dimensions? And all you metric guys can stuff it. The US wont switch (at least in my lifetime)
  11. It's a java issue with FF (, that I have for some reason (havent had time to really play with it). I actually get it to work in Safari, even though the Knowledge base says it wont. :-P I keep a link off to the side of the desktop to open the help document.
  12. I have found that the roof too is "close", but not quite there, yet. I have had to manually calculate how the roof will work, then draw each individual face to make complicated forms work. I do this by drawing a ploygon that I know is the true shape of the roof face in 2d, then create the roof plane from that with my known plate heights, pitches, etc. Its old-school way of doing roofs, but works every time.
  13. Huh, wish someone would have pointed that out earlier - I guess the search funtionn didnt pick it up. I could have sworn I saw it on the other machine, too - maybe it screwed up the file? I'll have to check it later. So far, I havent experienced any other glitches - rendering can be very slow sometimes. Open GL is quick with the top of the line graphics card in the iMac. Zoom, pan, rotate functions are quick as there were on the PC. Most of the Industry knew Apple was coming out with the Intel based Macs early. It will be imperative for NNA to get the Universal Binary out ASAP as the next wave of Intel Macs comes out this year. Especially with the ability to not only Dual-Boot to windows, but with the new Virtualization products that will allow windows and OS X to exist simultaneously - and at full power for both. More and more people will be switching from PC's to the Apple HW - no matter what OS they use. /end rant :-)
  14. Yeah, technically they are called "contextural menus" because they can change based on what is happening at the time. I guess if you are using a mac laptop, you still have only the single button and have to ctrl-click (or whatever). I agree that it is not that obvious if you dont know exactly what you are looking for. Just having the online docs java based screws with my Firefox.
  15. Not an issue, then - I'm on 10.4.6
  16. yeah - downloaded it already - just need to dig out an old xp disk. We shall see. Anyone know of a good benchmark test to do?
  17. CD - I assume you restarted after the upgrade? Did you upgrade the OS, or VW, or both? One quirk I have seen is "sometimes" VW freaks out by not switching layers, or thinks the layer is another scale, and needs to be shut down and re-started. Dont know if that helps you or not. I'm going to be really stupid and install XP on my iMac and install VW for windows just to see what happens. Insert evil laughter here.
  18. The p2p move and copy work great! Thanks to all for the heads-up on those. Vectordepot is cool, guess it could be a little more organised, but seems to have some good stuff. Sounds like I really need to learn the scripting language (one of these days) to make this thing do what I want it to do - haha. I bet I could make a mint designing a command line interface for old ACAD users. I still hit the spacebar out of habit - I should program that to do something useful. David - I used to have the digitizer template ingrained into my muscle memory - it took me a long time to get used to the mouse. So far - after only a couple of months, I really like the ease of use - especially MOST of the 3D and modeling elements, and I'm sure they will continnue to improve. It's great to show clients virtual models of their projects. When it really comes down to it, though is how fast can you draft up a set of construction documents after the model is abandoned for 2D linework (I know - if your model is perfect, you wont need to go to 2d, but this is reality - nothing is perfect). I have not had any VW training, other than my exploring and fumbling though stuff (and asking questions here - thank you all) and trying to decypher the inadequate help system. I find "new" things every day. So I'm sure I am doing things that a VW user from way-back would think is backwards. I have yet to explore surfaces and groups to any extent. I'll work on that after I get XP installed on this iMac to use the few things I still need. The line is starting to blur...
  19. I'll check out the plug-ins - thanks guys! David - I started in '87, too - maybe it was 2.1, haha! I have changed most of the keyboard commands to what I used in ACAD, l for line, o for offset and such, but do miss the full command line. Is there some way to create a script that changes a menu command into a tool icon? That'd help, too. Thanks again,
  20. Being fairly new to VW and coming from Autocad for the last umpteen years, I am getting used to some of the "work-arounds" to do seemingly simple things, but this one has me stumped: How to copy an object (a line, or group of lines) from a specific point (like an intersection not a part of those lines) to another specific point (such as the intersection of another group of lines) ??? I have seen from other posts there are ad-ons for this, but c'mon - seems like there has to be a way that is part of the program.
  21. I doubt it is a hardware compatibility issue. I dont have any other problems, really - runs quite well. The problem does show up on the Windows machine we have running 12.01 as well. I have not tried it on a PPC-based mac.
  22. Definitely! Having one view with a model with layers stacked in a 3d view, and another with the plan where updates are immediate (from either!) would be awesome.
  23. Is there some way to select specific objects only? Such as selecting only the walls within the selection box? Or only the 3D ploylines of a Site Model? If not, I wish there was!
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