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  1. When I shut down Vectorworks after using it, I save the current file tabs and then select shutdown from the menu. The files disappear quite quickly, but the transparent screen sometimes takes 5-10 minutes to shut down and during that time the computer runs slowly. What could be causing the problem
  2. On an iMac 27" 2011 version running OS 10.12.4, When I have Vectorworks open, and I place the computer in sleep mode, upon waking, all programs on the computer run at 1/10th speed. Everything hangs up, thinks, waits. It only happens when Vectorworks is running. When it comes out of sleep normally with all other programs running I have no problems. Running disk utility and restarting seems to solve the problem, but what a hassle. This has been the case in the past 2 Vectorworks versions as well. Is there a fix.?
  3. I have found that when I set customizeable parameters in the door and window user field PIO's there is no problem as long as I change only the "alternate name", and not the "name". The problem I have is that none of the script entered default values propagate the any of the items (doors and windows) on the worksheet, nor newly created items.
  4. in the upper right corner of the worksheet, select the "Database Headers". this will show the formula bar in the worksheet. Next, Click on the row that contains the formulas, and only then will you be able to select the 'sort ascending' or 'sort decending' items. drag and drop them onto the columns you wish to sort in the order you wish to sort them. best of luck m
  5. As a person who has worked on bothmacs and windows clones.... go with macs.... more reliable, less crashes, less hardware problems... programs work right out the gate... easier installs... friendlier interfaces, consistantly. an 20" imac would be perfect for you, start with 1 gig memory.. upgrade later if you wish... best of luck in your new venture
  6. you might try to purge all unused objects as well to get the file size down..... I also had a file recently that had a bad wall, which created all sorts of havic. after deleting it and installing a new wall.... all was well.. best of luck
  7. Another option is to do a SV, and then select it and do a convert to lines..... at that point you can easily ungroup and change line weights to whatever you wish, delete exteraneous lines, and change whatever you wish....
  8. He mon... De dont work in the Virgin Islands.... de jus enjoy de sun.... O' is dat Jamaica now...... twould be nice to be dere now mon.
  9. If you select a group of imported classes and delete them, it will ask you what class you would like them all to become..... that way you can selectively change the old classes to pre-existing classes you wish to use.
  10. Under 'View', 'Rendering', 'Artistic Rendering Options', you may choose whatever you wish.....
  11. I dont pay attention to the AIA designations on almost all items..... I set up a layer for each of the following slab footing floor surfaces spaces Floorplan lower cabinets plumbing / appliances upper cabinets, rods & shelves int. dimensions ext. dimensions trusses and roofs, plus a few others, stacked in the reverse order from this list. then when I create a viewport and link the required layers, the visibility is correct. simple and works well for one and two story structures... for more than that it would create to many layers.
  12. drastically, I was running a 2.5 ghz dual processor pawermac G5. I recently got an intel chip 2.16ghz, 24" imac, and the speed increase is quite noticable across the board.
  13. I think "average wall height" comes from an individual wall with a gable pitch in the center. for that the function might be ok..... but the walls I am describing are only one height end to end.
  14. If you are in viewport edit, crop or annotation mode when an autosave comes, it will corrupt the save file... if you exit that mode and save again, it will correct itself.

 

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