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  1. No improvement for me. Still slow and laggy just like all versions since 2009. It's the worst when something is selected, and the zooming with the mouse wheel. Man....it takes a long time to refresh. Also, when selecting multiple items I need to be very careful to select the first, wait a second for it to register, and then the second....wait...and so on. I have a fairly new macbook pro, with a decent video card but issues persist. Macbook Pro 2.2 I7 8GB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6750M 1024MB
  2. Thanks....I read through that and it seems my specs are up to the task. It just doesn't work. I've noticed this laggy performance since 2009, and on 2 computers. I was hoping someone else with similar specs was getting better performance and could maybe help point me in the right direction. As it is, I need to consciously force myself to work slower....it's tiring, and frustrating.
  3. I'm just curious. With respect to video cards....what does it take to allow VW to run nice and snappy? No more 1-2 second delays to refresh the screen (even more if something is actually selected). Does anyone have a video card for a macbook pro that allows this? Is it possible? VW 2012 Arch SP3 Macbook Pro 2.2 I7, 8GB DDR3 AMD Radeon HD6750M 1024MB
  4. I must be missing something. Whenever I set my precision to 0.000001, the dimensions do the same thing. I have to go and manually change the precision of the dimension after I create it. Is there a way to set the dimensions to an accuracy of 0.1, while the OIP and data bar display 0.000001?
  5. Where are these settings? I don't see where I can set the display precision and the dimension precision separately..... VW2012 SP2 Macbook Pro
  6. Perfect, thanks. I'll do that. Hopefully things improve a bit after the update.
  7. Strange. Mine is SP1 (Build 149062). I'm in Canada....maybe it's released later here? At any rate, I'll try again if there a new SP. In the meantime, I'm happy to be back on 2011.
  8. There's an SP2? When I run 'check for new software' it says I'm up to date....
  9. Well....I've had enough. I've had more crashes in the last 2 days than I can count. This is counter-productive. I don't have a consistent set of events that lead up to a crash to file a bug report. I'm going back to 2011. Anyone else having this much grief? VW 2012 SP1 Macbook Pro 2.2 Intel Core I7 8GB 1333 DDR3 AMD Radeon HD 6750M 512MB
  10. The change from 2008 to 2009 resulted in laggy performance (slow zooms, a delay before the re-zoomed imaged was refreshed, delay in picking points or dragging a window). Something in the software "engine" was revamped in the 2009 release that resulted in this performance. I've been over this many times with my software provider. According to Nemetschek, this is working as designed. In fact, there was one correspondence I saw where it was listed as a "feature". Either way, there has been no improvement since 2009 (I'm on 2012 now). 2012 is worse than 2011. I might go back. If you do some searching there are many threads on the topic. No resolve of course....but maybe company with your misery might help.
  11. Ah yes...even better. Stay in snap loupe until you hit 'z' again. That would be great to choose several points close together while zoomed in.....
  12. It would be great to have auto scrolling in the snap loupe window. For those occasions when you didn't quite have the curser exactly where you wanted it before invoking the tool......
  13. Thanks for the replies. With the loft surface command, I drew the top ellipse, the bottom circle, and then another ellipse midway between the two that defined the side shape. Then I used all three with the loft surface tool. It really worked well. I can control the side bulge to some degree by moving the middle ellipse up or down before lofting surfaces. My drawing attached.
  14. The loft surface command worked perfectly.....thanks! But the adobe AIR help system really sucks.
  15. I've never used the loft surface command, but I'll read up on it. And SKFURN, the entire table is solid...see attached PDF.
  16. I'm trying to model a table of solid wood. The table top is an oval 14"x18", but the base is round with a diameter of 9 inches. I'm not sure how to go about modelling this. As far as I can tell, standard extrudes won't work (sweep, multiple, EAP, taper). I'm not at all versed in the use of NURBS, but maybe that's the only option? Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks
  17. Is this true. VW can't do it? I assumed it was my own ignorance of the tools, although I did spend time trying - just thought I missed something small that would allow me to do this. I'm sure this topic has been discussed at length, but this is just basic functionality needed here.
  18. I need to make a window and door arrangement like the attached PDF. I can't seem to find enough flexibility in the door dialogue boxes to make this work. I can get close, but how do you define a half-height sidelight? I haven't invested a lot of time in the window and door dialogue boxes, but what little I have has been frustrating.....
  19. Thanks Benson. I was missing the step to convert to nurbs. It worked perfectly!
  20. Hi All. I'm building a bulkhead over a bar that is radiused and angled. I need to laminate the bottom face, but I'm curious if I can unfold the sheathing in order to layout the cutting of the laminate. See attached file. I've drawn the stud framing, and the 1/4" mdf sheathing. I would like to unfold the 1/4" MDF so that in top/plan I can start to layout my laminate joints. I've tried a bunch of times with no luck. I've never done this before so excuse me if this is a simple problem, or if I'm missing something simple. Thanks
  21. Thanks for your reply. And thanks to the guys at Resolve - it turns out the set perspective setting was way off. I set it back to normal perspective and all is well. Thank you
  22. On occasion when I use the walkthrough tool I get a really skewed view of the model....where all the axis look like they're stretched somehow. Other times I get a proper perspective of the model. What setting is wrong? Sometimes - the walkthrough tools works fine, then all of a sudden it changes to this skewed view, and I can't get it back to normal. What am I missing? Thanks!
  23. Orso....your recommendation that using keys for zooming is 'more efficient' is a matter of opinion only. In MY opinion - the scroll wheel is by far the most efficient way to navigate a drawing. And it worked perfectly for a long time. But since 2008 it doesn't work as well.
  24. I think in some cases users have a file-specific problem....and it would be great if these could be posted for trouble-shooting. In other cases - particularly with the regen speed, it's ALL files. It's the 1/2 to a full second delay in regenerating the screen when zooming with the mouse wheel. There's no point in posting any files because a) they all do it, and b) "this is a feature" - NM has already acknowledged that the program exhibits this behaviour and says it's working as designed. For users posting about this problem we just want NM to know that this behaviour is not desirable...and is really annoying. If we keep posting maybe they'll fix it.
  25. Yes...please keep us posted on the screen re-draw issue. If it's fixed I'd be inclined to upgrade from 2010.
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