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  1. Yeah, I got my training at JPU (Jonathan Pickup University)and has worth more that the tuition.
  2. jlk, there is no VW tool/command that is similar to the Acad FENCE that that would trim all objects to any line that it crosses it/them to whichever side you clicked on, but you find other things that greatly add to your speed.
  3. My dimensions like to take flying leaps too, but it only seems to happen in VP annotation mode so now when I am in VP anno mode I use the number pad to enter my desired offset.
  4. altoids, thanks for that link FASTRA that's some pretty wild stuff.
  5. Yeah JP, I agree with Christaan so why not send folks to your VectorWorks Podcst site (see link above) where the clips are much better?
  6. Good info Jeff and Wes and thanks Mac for bring it up just as I require the process for a particular project.
  7. I have experienced some funky-ness with converting VWA sheet layer images to PDF and it seems to be since upgrading to 12.5.3 also.
  8. I just called 410 / 290-5114 and ask to speak to my sells rep Christin and was transfered to on the spot her and we talked about upgrading. In the past when I had troble reinstalling VW from a bad disc my rep had new CDs in my hand the next day, she is the only name and voice that I know at Nemetschek so I call her first and let her tranfer me to to the Techies. Give it another try.
  9. Hey Dan, try posting your tech support need/request here in the forum and Jeff, Katie, Wes or Robert will respond pretty quicky and most of the time answer your question with one or two replies.
  10. Israel, what version of VW are you using? There could be some over-lapping of your VPs (so check the crop) Try selecting the two visible VPs and move them off the sheet to see if VP #3 can be selected w/o affect the other 2. Or recreating the sheet-layer and bring the VPs again or copy VP # 1 to get the ohter 2 and set the view using the OIP
  11. Wivc, try turning off the CEILING-MAIN class in your Navigation Pane this class is used to create boundaries across the opening for hatching and fills.
  12. P.S. I Installed a new video card after buying my Vista machine back in 3/07 mainly to run two monitors but I found that it also made a difference (good) in the VWA app.
  13. BHunter, first VW is a 32 bit App. I think. When I first started using VW it was I was running XP Pro and now I am running Vista HP and the only time I have a problems is when I move a file from my laptop to my desktop. Some of the problems that you are experiencing may have more to with things like video cards, fonts and 12.5.3 than your OS. If you seach through this forum you will get a sense of the prolems and solutions that others have had on both the Mac and Windows platforms. Try going back to 12.5
  14. Just today I was doing some work in AutoCad for about an hour and then it took about three hours for me to stop trying to right-click for the REPEAT COMMAND fucntion once switched back to VW.
  15. Rob, I have a Turn Around template that I got from the traffic dept. in San Leandro for use on a corner lot (you know the ol' dual front setbacks situation) I also seem to remmember seeing them on the web somewhere. But in the meantime check your email.
  16. Speaking of VW and Japan, I heard on one of the Podcad Podcast from VectorTasks that VW was or is becoming the top seller in that country probably due to it's flexibility.
  17. Hey Bob, I do recall seeing Daniel Liebeskind's original design being mention/used in VectorWorks' BIM white paper or something back when I was looking for an Acad replacement and of course I was impressed. http://www.nemetschek.net/bim/anderson_whitepaper.php
  18. Ahhhh! Peter thank you man for another GREAT tip about the very skinny wall component, no more using the 2d polygon tool to draw around an object. I am starting to use walls to repesent various objects like counter tops, conc. slabs/porches or anything that I am going to hatch. Thanks again. When is your Tips-Tricks and Techniques manual coming out?
  19. Jeffery, What I was trying to get at was a simple answer/response to defjef's post and in the speed of the moment I put forth two comparative examples that I thought would point to scope and range of the two programs. You offered Ellicott Heights as an exmaple to support your point of view and I offerd the Freedom Tower. Now get at this on my Mac I have Acrhicad and Powercad w/ Wild Tools and stack of books and stuff because I don't use it that much, on my PC I have autocad, ADT, Revit, TurboCad and VectorWorks. In my line of work I support Architects,Designers,Engineers and Land Surveyors and now that I am getting to be pretty good using VW I have found that I can do a good job and deliver a fast turn around using VW and letting my clients think that I am some kind of AutoCad stud is part of the fun. For my own personal clients it's straight VectorWorks and no chaser. Oh and once I learn to be really good using VW's DTM here in the hilly Oakland Ca area I will then be able afford season tickets to the Raiders, Niners, A's, Gaints, Warriors, Sharks, SaberCats and gasoline. What I am trying to get at by saying all this is that VectorWorks is my money making Ace In the Hole.
  20. Ellicott Heights 1.25 million gross square feet. Freedom Twoer 2.2 million gross square feet and 1,776' tall. The info about at link below is a quick read: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/som.pdf
  21. defjef, here's the link to Revit FAQ PDF. http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/revit_arch2008_autocad_revit_arch_suite2008_qanda.pdf
  22. Revit is Autodesk's BIM software. (REVise InstanTly) Very Big and Very Powerful and built on Acad's platform which is also used by ADT and Land Desktop (the AutoCad family is BIG) in my area most Designers, Architects, Contractors, Engineers and Land Surveyors use an Autodesk product Designing a house or good size commercial project use VW Designing a 30 story office or six lane bridge use Revit You are Welcome
  23. You make vista run VectorWorks in XP mode by: Selecting the Help and Support function Select Table of Contents Select Programs, Tools And Games Select Working with programs and tools Select Program compatibility RUN the Start the Program Compatibility Wizard I hope that this helps you Daniele G. P.S. list your Hardware/Software parameters by making a signature like the one here in the lower left corner because some hiccups are hardware/software/version specific.
  24. I have the following manuals/tutorials; VW Core Concepts VW Architect 1&2 video by Resolve VW Architect Training Manual VW Step by Step And then I have: VW Essentials manual by Jonathan Pickup VW Architect manual by Jonathan Pickup These books with tutorial video clips get right to the point. by following instructions/videos in the Essentials manual I was modeling in 3d by page 35. My Architect manual is nicely tabbed and ready, while working on a tricky roof I put CD into laptop and watch the video as I worked on my desktop. To me they are the best.
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