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  1. Is there any way to turn this annoying feature off? When I publish to PDF, preview automatically opens with the resulting PDF. But the VW icon bounces incessantly to tell me it published the PDF successfully. VW 2014 architect/interiorCAD Macbook Pro OSX 10.9.4
  2. I'm confused as to whether you want an elevation, or a plan-section. If you want an elevation of the bench: 1) make a section viewport looking at the bench (you can crop this viewport on the sheet layer to see only the part of the view you want) To make the plan section, re-read previous posts: 1) make a viewport of the front of your model (not a section viewport. you will only see the wall in this view) 2) make a section viewport on the sheet layer cutting across your front view. This will give you the plan section. 3) you can move the cut line up or down as need to get the view you want. And again...you can crop this view to show only the parts you want.
  3. As bcd said....make a viewport (not a section viewport) of the front view of your model. Then make a section viewport at the desired elevation looking down. Then you should be able to crop the resulting viewport to show the area you want.
  4. Hi John. I do this fairly frequently, and with the same set-up you're using. My thoughts: With respect to thermador specifically, the options they give for the different CAD files are 2D front views, so you will only get that view regardless of whether you're in top/plan or otherwise. If you choose the first option they give "CAD file", it will be a usable 3D model. When you import the model, make sure the model space units are not determined automatically, but use a custom scale of 1:1 (this is set in the first dialog box when you import the file). This should take care of the scaling issue. Once you have the model imported, play around with the auto-hybrid functions in the AEC menu. Next, I find it easier to use sketch-up models wherever possible. Take advantage of the sketch-up's 3D warehouse. Search the warehouse, and see if there is a model of the appliance you're using. If there is, try it - but always check that the sizes match what the manufacturer's specs say. These are not alway models submitted by the manufacturer themselves so there could be inaccuracies. Hope this helps.
  5. "However if you click, move the cursor up and right and click while in motion, the drawn line segment will begin to bend to follow your cursor." Is there a way to disable this "implied curve" behaviour? It's very eager to draw a curve when a straight line is desired.....
  6. Brilliant. That worked perfectly! Thanks all.
  7. Please see attached PDF. I have a millwork unit with a 3"x3" post on either end of a radiused curb. Projecting up from the curb are 1/2" x 2-1/2" slats at an angle, but evenly spaced along the curve. I need to model a 1-1/2" thick x 3" wide top cap to join up to the square caps on each end post which are at different heights. Can someone point me in the right direction on how to model this? I'm sure it involves NURBS, but I have tried a numbers of times and can't seem to get it to work. Thanks for any help you can offer.
  8. Just to update....I'm finding that Vectorworks itself seems fairly stable with Mavericks, interiorCAD is definitely not. Many, many crashes.
  9. I realize this may be too broad of a topic, but thought I'd throw it out there anyway. A bit of background: I use Vectorworks 2012 with InteriorCAD for millwork shop drawings. Mainly commercial stuff....restaurants, schools, commercial interiors. It all works well enough. But, I'd like to have better looking viewports when doing smaller jobs, say residential stuff where the client isn't too familiar with architectural plans. I don't have Renderworks, so I'm left with "tricks" to make better looking plans and elevations. What I'd like to know is what, if any tips/tricks do you use to achieve this? Some that I use: - in plan views, I sometimes draw over the 3D generated top/plan to show things with a bit more clarity. Clumsy as it needs to be re-done with every update to the drawings. - when showing a 3D view, I overlay a hidden line viewport on top of an open GL viewport. - in the SLVP, I overlay the millwork with a polygon with a woodgrain hatch and beige background, and 'send to back'. Although I already use a grey woodgrain line I sometimes I set the opacity lower to make the grain lines or colour a bit more subtle.
  10. I use it. And it's usable to me. Still the odd crash (but that's not unusual....even if the VW version and OS version are fully compatible). 2 issues I've seen: - occasionally when using a larger file the little 'highlight' box around the icons in the toolbars follows the mouse pointer. It's kinda funny - if you do circles with the mouse around the tool icons, the highlight follows behind slowly so it continues to highlight tools long after the mouse has stopped (if that makes any sense....a bit tough to explain) - tool palettes change all over the place when switching monitors. This again is not unusual (I can't wait for the day OS allow palette docking), but it gets worse with this setup.
  11. Hi All. I'm looking to purchase a new macbook pro. I'm wondering if anyone here is using the latest computer for running VW, and if there are any problems. In the past I have been plagued with the slow regen time on zoom changes, and I'm wondering if the video card on the new macbooks might suffer the same problems. The machine I'm looking at would have the NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB GDDR5 memory. Any help appreciated!
  12. That was my thinking. You can paste-in-place of course, but It would be great to just click on an object (or right click) and send it to the main drawing and continue working in the group.
  13. I was looking for a faster way to do it...without exiting the group and going back in.
  14. Maybe this has been mentioned but I couldn't find it. I would like to be able to remove an item from a group. Let's say I group a bunch of objects, it would great if I could right-click and remove items as needed - then they would be sent back to the drawing and work could continue in the group.
  15. Well....this is a welcomed change for me. VW2012 is so bad on a macbook pro it's not usable. I've been waiting for them to address the zooming issue since 2008. Let's hope it works.....
  16. Yes....mine behaves the same way. But this CANNOT be working as designed. This is a problem that needs to be addressed.
  17. I think that's the only option.....thanks all for the responses. At least I know I'm not missing something.
  18. Thanks Kevin. You are correct that I'm working in 2D. I actually work with architectural woodwork, but thought the plan and elevation scenario might be more familiar for those offering help. I do have the "Centre on objects" selected, and this works fine for navigating on one layer. But when I switch to other layers (for me....I always have a separate layer for all the 2D sections of the millwork items that I'm draw in 3D elsewhere). I was hoping that the views of each layer could somehow work independently of each other.
  19. Hmmm. I'll try to explain this a little better. Let's say I have a plan layer, and an elevations layer. Let's assume I'm working on the plan layer with the plan centered on screen. If I go to the elevations layer, and then switch back to the plan, the view remains as it was - with the plan in the center of the screen. But, if I switch to the elevations layer, and zoom in or out, or pan to another part of the drawing, when I switch back to the plan the view - it has been changed as well. Generally only showing me a blank screen whereby I have to zoom to all to get the plan back to center screen. My question was whether it's possible to not have the view change in a layer that is not active. So that when I switch back and forth and work in the different layers the view is where I left it before I switched. I hope that makes sense. I'm on VW 2011 architect w/ interiorCAD.
  20. Mine never works either. Did anyone figure out why some don't work?
  21. I did a search, but didn't quite find what I was after. Is it possible for VW to maintain the previous view of a layer? When I switch between layers, the last view I use is the one that is displayed. So if I change a view in one layer, when I switch back to a previous layer it uses the same view, not the view when I left the layer. Does this make sense? I find I constantly have to zoom objects, and then zoom in every time I switch layers.....a waste of time. Thanks VW 2011 SP5 Macbook Pro 2.2 i7 8 GB 1333 DDR3
  22. Yeah it's too bad really. I've given up....back to using 2011. Not perfect, but much improved.
  23. Very frustrating....but this seems to be a problem with the MBP's. There are a few other threads about this. Try http://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=171223&page=1 I don't know that there is a definitive answer, but the video card is ofter cited as the culprit.
  24. Mine did it too. And it's frustrating. Between that and the laggy zooms, I've gone back to 2011. Sorry I can't be more helpful.
  25. Mine is a: Macbook Pro OSX 10.6.8 2.2 GHz Intel Core I7 8GB 1333 MHz DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024MB
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