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  1. I thik that it can be very useful to have the ability to export a SheetLayer into a VectorWorks file, and convert each viewport to a designlayer, so to have a file I can save to VectorWorks version prior 11 and have the same aspect that has may original sheet. It will be useful to give the file to customer of older VectorWorks, but in many case to Vectorworks 12 users too, in case I won't give them entry file.
  2. I think that now that both software are under the same roof, it's time to put an import and export command on both software that can make them exchange designs without limiting the exchange trough dwg.
  3. I found that if I export files from VectorWorks 12.5.x to DWG 12 or prior versions, all text will be truncate after comma (simbol <,> ). It's a sirius bug for us, because we have to export files with ungrouped dimensions, and all are truncated. Can anyone verify this?
  4. An other time: I would be happy to go back to VW 12.5.0, if there is the possibility to download the update 12.0 -> 12.5 from your site!
  5. I only don't understand way Nemetschek has removed the update from their site. They have all intermediate updates from VectorWorks 8, 9, 10 ad 11, but not the 12->12.5. Katieee: can we have back the 12 -> 12.5 updater on the site, please? or have you not enough space on it?
  6. etice, try to delete VectorWorks Preference file: for me it helped. Now I haven't not much time to do other tries, and I really like to go back to 12.5 that worked better for me (I've lost the 12.0 > 12.5 updater), but for now I go with 12.5.1 that after I rebuilded preference file seems to be usable.
  7. Are you kidding? I want to return to the 12.5! Do you read my previous posts? It can be they are not completely without syntax errors, but I did a great effort to write them, in hope to be useful to correct the bugs... But now I must do some work... or better, a lot in little time! So I'd like to work with a stable software: VectorWorks 12.5.0!
  8. In the meantime, is it possible that Nemetchek puts online the VectorWorks 12.5 update?
  9. And another issue, too! I can't make fax from vectorworks 12.5.1 (12.5 and all other programs have no problem) with may HP Photosmart 3310 All-in-One printer. If I try to make a fax printing a page to HP fax, when I select Fax Recipients, I've got a few second freez, after that a Comunication Error and then VectorWorks crash. And this on my home PowerMac G5, with OS 10.4.8 and not networked. I'm sad: I lost antoher hour becose I made a simple design to ship with fax (and didn't save it). I'll want to go back to 12.5!
  10. I've experienced the same issue then etice. I've partially solved by deleting preference file and re-setting up VectorWorks. Partially, becouse it happend again once after some time, but before I wasn't able to work: it happened every 2-5 minutes! So, I answer your questions with my situation: Yes, that's true. After the message it seems to be all right, but after a moment, VectorWorks close with a OS X crash message. If I try to save or save a copy after message, I've immediately the crash, mostly making unreadable the file I was saving. from 2 to 5 minutes, not more before rebuilding preferences file. After that it happens once. But I experienced more than one 'little freeze' (some seconds), that was let me think error was coming, but was not. On the network in a shared grop folder; the Server is a PowerMac G5 / 1.6Ghz / 1.25Gb ram / 2x160Gb HD in mirror with Mac OS X Server 10.3.9, and OpenDirectory accounts (so preferences and user's home are on the network, too) I didn't try before I deleted preferences, and now I'm not in office and so I can't. I can try Wednesday, If you think it will be useful, but if the error don't occur, I'll can't say If it's because I opened the file this way. I think it doesn't matter. I hope to not see the error anymore! It made me lose entry morning... In other case, is there a way to download 12.5 update? I looked for it, but I didn't find.
  11. No, it's not wath I asked, but can be a alternative I hoped there's a simple way to get single files that look exactly like a sheet layer. So if I work with sheet's I've a simple way to pass may layouts to people that work with older VW or other CAD's that don't support viewports. If VW can export single sheet layers to VW12 files looking exactly like the original sheet (cutting away all thing is not visible), we can re-open it and export the file to any other format supported by VectorWorks 12, and be pretty sure to give away files that look like they should.
  12. Look at my sing, please. I'm not a newbie to VectorWorks! The answare is: Yes, I used Convert to Group!
  13. Yes, I'm making some try with a Single sheet / single viewport file.
  14. I did, (before the last message) but nothing is changed. The Viewport will not be converted.
  15. It doesn't work in my case. If I try to convert to group I've a massage that says "Only rendered, updated viewport can be converted to groups.". And in any case it seems not to be simple job, to create 8 or 10 (from the same number of sheets) files with until 15 viewport for each! I think that the option to create a "model-space only" file from any sheet (somthing like you create PDF's) can be very usefull (I was hoping it exist).
  16. What I want, is to have a VectorWorks file that looks like a Sheet Layer, but cutting away all I can't see in the sheet. On my mind, this can be a usefull way to extract portions from great models (like country or regional maps), and the best way to export ready sheets to people that can't use linked Sheet and Model.
  17. In VW 12.5 is there a why to export a Sheet Layer to a file that looks like my original sheet layer, but without sheet layers and all the things I can't see in my sheet? I mean something like have a Design Layer for every viewport and cut all it's outside from used viewports from visible sheetlayer. To understand better wath I mean, I need to give some sheets to pepole that use VectorWorks 10, and they must can modify the files. If there's not this possibilitty, I think it's a lack of VectorWorks because it can be useful for a lot of other case. What do you mean?
  18. I've sendet the file to bugsubmit@nemetschek.net but I've got a failure notice (the compressed file is about 10 Mb). Any other idea?
  19. Omitting DWG export slowness described in DWG thread.
  20. I've experienced the same issue after upgrading from VW12 to 12.5. I've a 40Mb file (only 2D objects), that was exported in about 1 min. with VW12, now it takes about 10 minutes, 9 of them standing at 1/10 of progress bar. Although exported DWG seems to be OK (circa 30Mb with 6 Sheets and 2 viewport for each). In my opinion there's something wrong in DWG export from VW12.5, and there aren't any new futures over VW 12.0.1 that can justify this slowness. Hope there will be soon a patch.
  21. Editing workspace: you can reassing every shortcut (and menu layouts too)
  22. Yes. Downloaded and installed on both, my G5 and my MacBook. And it's fast!!! I'm working with very large files, and speed increase is noticeable, even on G5. And MacBook 1.83 seems to be faster then G5DP 2.3!!! Note: if you use hardware dongle on OSX, you should update HASP driver (take it from aladdin site)
  23. 1) Why closed? I talking about open polylines. I use open polylines because previous designs that was made with Autocad used 2d poly, and I must exchange my work to Autocad user. Public administration in Italy want DXF/DWG files too, from all public project beyond dozen of paper copies from the projects. 2) It's not perfectly flat, but it's insiede the admitted tolerance: for now project will connect towns in valley bottom, mostly using abandoned rails. And a lot of work will be inside the towns, with public lighting, and they are mostly flat. As you talk seems you have made this kind of jobs, can you email me an example of your work with worksheet? I'll interested to evaluate your solution... Do you know how this worksheet are exported to DWG/DXF and used with Autocad? My email is borgobello/at/alice.it Thanks in every case.
  24. Sorry for my buggy english. What I want are distances from the star of polylines (that represent optical fiber cable), to put on every trap, and the distances between traps along poly's path (something like milestones). The job I'm evaluating is part of the main wiring project of a entry mountain region i live (1200 km2 ), for connecting most towns and village of the region. Before starting the main project, I must make a state of fact of all existing public lighting system tubes, also with distances from a starting point, for each town. So I'm searching a plug-in that let's me only make a mouse click on the polyline point I'll need to have the distance from starting point, and, if it's possible, from previous clicked point. I now there's something like what I'm looking for made Autocad. I've made in past jobs like this, but a lot smaller area, and it's really time expansive and annoing, to decompose or cut poly's, select all the part's from starting point and enter manually a callout for each lighting point or each trap. I hope now it's more clear what I mean.
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