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  1. 1 make a 2d poly the shape of the cushion < i guess the shape of the seat plus or minus a little? > 2 extrude it to the cushion thickness 3 use the "fillet edge tool" to fillet the top and/or bottom edges of the extrusion. you can set the radius of the fillet as you use the tool in the [...] option 4 the extrusion then becomes a fillet and the radius can be adjusted in the OIP hope this is what you're looking for...
  2. bcd get the "IE TAB 2" add-on for firefox and then set the add-on to always render /Vectorworks 12.5/VWHelp/ files in IE mode, painful, but it works. either firefox is not capable of rendering html properly or the help files have not been properly checked for html compliance
  3. pat why does VW even use quicktime? windows doesn't "need" it, apple is killing it off, what does it do? why is VW so sensitive to out of date software, yet requires up to the second graphics drivers? a little clarity or rewriting would help...
  4. are you saying he should now accept that VW08 is incapable of doing DWG exports and "upgrade" to VW11 just to achieve one of the most basic functions of a CAD program????? that's the kind of "support" no one needs nice one jeffrey!
  5. gScott


    add more "spot heights" to the source data where you want the detail to be more accurate. i.e. give the DTM more to work with; but only if you know the site well enough to be making up data!
  6. joel i'm afraid i know nothing about macs, maybe one of the apple fundis on this board could chip in? what i found on google, but not sure if it applies to your version of the OS: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1810 from the instructions for the 10.6 + newer firewall it seems that apple have crippled user customization or outgoing control. for the jobs ubercontrolmeister> what you should be looking at is option 3 of the 10.5 instructions: "Set access for specific services and applications:" and add VW the list + set to deny if the default firewall won't do it google for a 3rd party firewall. there are plenty free or $$ versions for the pc so there should be something for mac? other google results for mac firewall: http://www.macworld.com/product/405592/apple_mac_os_x_firewall.html http://www.zdnet.com/blog/security/apple-admits-to-misleading-leopard-firewall-settings/673 have fun...
  7. joel have you got a firewall you can configure? until you can get this sorted out, add a firewall block on VW and tell it not to phone home
  8. matt to return to the original contention of the thread, your 2011 renders are a lot more washed out, are there settings you might easily change to get the same level of "vividness" in the 2010 render? obviously neither are "realistic" but the 2011 renders are just boring. could this be because you are mimicing a 2010 setup? would a default 2011 render be any different?
  9. ooooh, they deleted another one! and i haven't insulted anyone, yet...
  10. sounds like a hole in your firewall... what happens if you entirely disconnect from the network? no wireless, no wire, no internet...
  11. manfredi there is a demo version of windoor you can try, http://www.ozcad.com.au/products/windoor.php
  12. jonathan thanks, that tip should be repeated massively in your documentation, or in popups, or something, as it's always been a mystery to me what defines outside or inside on windoor
  13. they ain't coming... any longstanding, repeatable glitch and it's either 'get the latest driver' or it's a deathly hush ummm, stairs, call-outs, anyone? on the graphics front why in the name of the great spaghetti monster are we urged to upgrade graphic drivers, when still using quicktime 7, which has little or no support for gpu acceleration?! apple has canned it + quicktime x, released for mac 2 years ago, ain't available for windows painted a bit into the corner?
  14. if you do sliding/folding doors often then get WinDoor, very easy, very flexible, no calculating required... and using it as a design tool you can flip through all sorts of permutations of leaf size, where to park in the open position etc.etc...
  15. http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/2011-02-03/
  16. jeffrey the fact NV is now "fixing more bugs per release" would have to be viewed against how many bugs there actually are per release to have any value... you might have fixed 10 bugs last year + 20 bugs this year, but if there are 1000 unfixed bugs it's not much to crow about... i'm trying to screw up the courage to make the jump from 12.5 to 2011 in the new year, but there is so much gloom + moaning about 2011 that it's difficult to justify rationally... are there any delighted or even happy 2011 users, not connected to NV or any sellers or trainers?
  17. it happens if you work in the annotations of a viewport with an active class that is set to be not visible in that viewport... i don't think it happens on a design layer...
  18. hi i'm trying to get STACK LAYERS to work in a VW12.5 script as the "save view" doesn't seem to record or recover this setting neither pref 94 nor 95 work in VW12.5 "STACK LAYERS" doesn't work as a "DoMenuTextByName" and there is no refence to it at all in the 12.5 help or VS appendix does anyone have any ideas? thanks
  19. pat that sounds very apple-like; trust us, we know better, don't ask any questions, you'll only be disappointed... what i think people want to know is something like: do they actually have a plan? are they just playing catch-up and adding flashy features for the next release adverts? do they have any intention of ever fixing integral problems, or are they just stringing people along in the hope that they'll keep upgrading in the hope that things will work next time? for instance; the stair tool. is it "we're trying to make it work better" or "live with it, that's as good as we can get it"? when you base your career on a piece of software it's difficult + expensive to vote with your feet. but enough indifference + non-performance from the manufacturer will do it...
  20. SP1 after less than a month? sounds like they didn't bother to finish beta testing properly, or that the launch was dictated by date rather than fitness for use?
  21. if you can 'move' with the viewer would you not be able to 'unlock' as well?
  22. just tried the 2011 evaluation with a 12.5 project i'm currently working on and it couldn't convert the whole model, some error message to that effect. i turned off all the graphic bells + whistles + it was fairly sluggish in 2D, very much slower in 3D rendering, using minimum settings on all rendering types. on a new file i tried out the new stair, which crashed as soon as i got to the railings tab. the new stair tool looks nice, but doesn't get upstairs... don't have time to poke around to find the obvious reason to upgrade, so if anyone knows a real compelling reason please mention it!
  23. if you're taking it to site you'll need a good sleeve to protect the screen. i've stuffed up many palm screens with the fine grit that hangs in the air on site. you can't see it at the time, but in a clean office environment you can sob over your torn up screen...
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