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  1. As long as you’re not using 2019 Fundamentals, the Visibility tool on the Basic tool palette will do what you’re asking: There are several modes to control Visible / Invisible / Grey for either Classes or Layers. Vw 2019 Help File: The Visibility Tool
  2. rDesign

    2021 Architecture Wishlist

    Yeah - 2022 might be a more realistic title for this thread since I recall that Vw has an 18-month engineering cycle. Many of the wishlist items listed in this thread already have existing wishlist topics. Here are several links to existing individual wishlist items included in this thread that everyone should go up-vote, if they haven’t already. Stair tool rehab for 2050 Stair Tool Stair Tool Viewport “Styles” Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul Window and Door Tool Maturity Bi-Folding Sliding Doors for Door Tool Custom Cabinet Setting - No Top
  3. rDesign

    v.2020 now available

    Matt - thank you for finding that section, I clearly missed it. Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of most of the collapsible sections in the Help file. I’m always having to click them open because that’s where almost all of the important info lives.
  4. rDesign

    v.2020 now available

    This does make sense, but I didn’t see where the ‘empty’ icon functionality was described in the Help file section on Creating 2D Components for Symbol Definitions and Plug-ins. It might be something that deserves explanation.
  5. NanaWall has some 3D files available of their bifold doors, available in SketchUp and Vectorworks formats. I believe the SketchUp versions may be Dynamic so you can make it fit your exact opening / leaf requirements; The Vw version may not offer this functionality. HTH. https://www.nanawall.com/resources/bim-3d
  6. rDesign

    Spaces Tool Sticky/Laggy/Slow

    Which version of Vw?
  7. rDesign

    v.2020 now available

    @Kevin McAllister I don’t know how extensive it is, but there is a list of New Features in the Vw2020 Help file. I did read about several new features that I didn’t see mentioned in the marketing materials. Hopefully @JuanP can provide us with a complete list of all the new features.
  8. rDesign

    v.2020 now available

    Here’s a link to previous wishlist item requesting an XYZ Axis Lock (aka 3D gumball), it could use some more up-votes.
  9. This wishlist request is partially fulfilled in Vw2020: The Help File says that ‘Hardscape’ objects are now available in Architect (but ‘Retaining Wall’ Site Modifiers are still only available in Landmark / Designer). Having ’Hardscapes’ in Architect is a welcome addition, and coupled with the new Hardscape align mode, hopefully this will make warping driveways easier to model accurately in 3D. Thank you!
  10. Reading through the Vw2020 Help File about New Features, I came across the following description under the section about ‘Architectural template and styles updates as a result of improved workflows’: http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2020/eng/VW2020_Guide/Structure/Workflow_Model_setup_with_stories.htm#XREF_78064_Model_setup_with Since this is a departure from the recommended workflow in previous Vw versions, I think a video tutorial explaining the changes to the recommended workflow is warranted. Thanks. [EDIT: As a side note- the hand-drawn sketch of the Levels / Stories diagram on that Help page is pretty low-resolution quality and looks like it was taken by a hand-held camera. As an architectural floor construction sketch, it doesn’t make any sense: What is the part at the lower left? Where are the foundations for the part on the right? Why are the two parts offset and separated? This sketch is more confusing than helpful. A better quality, more legible sketch would be welcome. In addition to a video tutorial. Thanks.]
  11. rDesign

    v.2020 now available

    Wow - those new 2020 icons are really illegible. Definitely a step backwards in terms of UI.
  12. Has any progress been made on Vw releasing more detailed training videos as requested in this lengthy thread (which is now almost 6 years old)? Thanks.
  13. rDesign

    Data VIZ video = wait, how to what?

    @SMannVW Thanks for posting this short screen recording. I have very little experience with IFC - so I sort of got lost at that point, and not having sound with the video - I didn’t know exactly what you were doing. Is it required to use IFC to do the 1-Hour Wall Rating live visualization as your video demonstrated? On a side note: Quick videos like this really demonstrate how important it is for Vw to promptly release training tutorials about new features like this immediately after the Vw version release. New tools are great, but they are of limited use if we the users don’t know how to use them. Thanks again for posting the screen recording, I’ll be looking forward to more of them in the future.
  14. rDesign

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    That 404 page should be sent to Vw @JuanP, but if you click on the ‘Follow’ link at the top right of this page, it should give you a button to ‘Unfollow’ this thread. HTH.


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