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  1. I am working on some models for solar farms. I have built a DTM of the site and the 3D solar panels. when I select send to surface from the terrain menu to panels float to the surface BUT they are still Always Vertical. I want them to be Perpendicular to the ground How do I get them to be perpendicular to a surface ? ... for example if I wanted to send a 3D model of a car to the surface the send to surface command would have some of the wheels in the ground and others floating if the DTM was sloping please help
  2. I have had to go back to using VW12.5 because 2011 is just too slow when i make any changes to massing models ..... example, select 'use custom roof from profile' and start editing the gable ends I end up waiting 30 - 60 seconds before anything happens and then exit the editing and the same happens .... and with over 300 the modify its easier to build them from scratch ...... awful, just lost over 2 days productivity !
  3. Hi I had the same problem a while back (and it sometimes reappears) but all I do is verify and repair permissions using disk utility and all is well again .... so when I see blank icons I usually take it as a sign that permissions need attention
  4. Hi I just got an invite in the post for 'an evening with Nemetschek' on a boat on the Thames .... one of the things in the blerb it says you can hear how well Vectorworks works on the new Intel Mac .... well hey I dont want to hear how well it works I want to use it !!!
  5. Hi Travis thanks for that .... I had figured that out but it seemed a bit long winded so I have created a new menu in the workspace editor on put 'units' and 'active layer scale' in it I must update to VW12.0.1 cheers Klaus
  6. Hi this may be a daft question but how do I change the layer scale in VW 12 also I do I get the Vectorworks help to work ! ... when I go to the help menu I get Safary up but none of the items I click on go anywhere cheers Klaus OS X 10.4.5 VW 12
  7. Hi Robert I sent you an email and you haven't bothered to reply ....... I have also left a message on your voice mail and again you haven't bothered to reply It was CU in the UK I contacted (Sarah Black) and she was the one that told me that you have only supplied 30 FREE upgrdes to the UK so far .... again why do I have to wait for my upgrade when people who purchase their VW12 upgrade get it soooo much quicker ...... had I known I would not have bothered with VW11.5, but you won't tell us when you plan to upgrade, so here I am a second class user because of the time I decided to upgrade Obviously I have got an issue you either can't or won't address
  8. My distributer is in the UK ..... I just called Nemetschek UK and they say I should get it in the next couple of weeks ..... apparently I am near the top of the list ..... watch this space ! they say they have only got 30 sets of free upgrades since they started shipping them early this month ...... they must have ever such a slow factory producing these ..... I think I could get more than 30 sets of manuals printed on my little printer and more than 30 sets of CDs copied in a day on my imac, still its worth waiting for such a quality product
  9. I bought VW 11.5 in October 2005 ..... as I ordered it at that time I was told I would get a free upgrade to VW12 ..... I am still waiting I spoke to my reseller and he is so embarrassed but says its Nemetschek dragging their feet, he says all the paid for upgrades have been shiped but is still waiting for the free upgrades ..... don't treat me like a second class user just because I picked that time to buy my upgrade i have been a user since MiniCad 5 ..... but am now getting a bit cheesed off waiting ..... sort yourself out Nemetschek !
  10. Hi Brunello fantastic .... it works ! I just got a new mac and used the migration assistant when I got it out of the box .... it coppied everything over but the dongle light was not on and VW could not see the dongle ... dut did what brunello suggested and hey presto it works
  11. cant seem to find a plugin for VW12 on the Abvent site .... has anyone come across one yet ? Klaus
  12. Hi Christian I would recomend CAD School, they are based in Winchester, Hampshire see the web site www.cadschool.co.uk for contact details regards Klaus
  13. Technoflash - sounds like you have got a bit of a problem with your version of VW .... I have just tried to recreate your problem and can't .... also I have never come accross anything similar regards Klaus
  14. I think NURBS is the best option for you chalk .... I was very aprehensive about using them the first time untill I worked through the tutorials .... its amazing the shapes that can be created using them It sounds like you need to create 2 NURBS curves that follow the underside, outer and inner edges then loft between them just plod through all the tutorials and things will become very clear
  15. I agree with Chris ... not being able to re-size columns makes identifying which file to open difficult/awkward ..... please, please sort this simple thing out
  16. Hi has anyone updated to OS 10.3.8 for the Mac and experienced any problems with VectorWorks ? .... thought I would wait a few days to see what the reaction is
  17. Thanks Mike but this wont work cos the wall goes up and down with no particular patten .... the work around I have found is to export to VW8.0.1, make a DTM of the top of the wall and then 'float objects' after using the 'duplicate along path' tool in plan .... works great !!!
  18. Hi using VW 10.5.1 I have created a symbol of a metal bar which I want to duplicate at 150mm centres along the top of a curving wall ... curving in plan and elevation I created a 3D poly that follows the path of the top of the wall but how do I get the 3D symbols to duplicate along the poly using the duplicate along path tool to work with a 3D poly ..... when I duplicate in plan it follows the plan of the 3D poly exactly ('X' & 'Y') but when I go to front view the objects are all at the same level and have not followed the 'Z' ..... and when I try the same operation in isometric the objects are just placed seeming at random any help greatfully received Klaus VW 10.5.1 Mac OS 10.3.7 [ 01-14-2005, 05:57 AM: Message edited by: klaus ]
  19. I agree with Kaare about exporting quicktime .mov, these can be made very small using the codecs available in Quicktime pro if you want to stay with the gif why not use Adobe ImageReady (usually comes bundled with Photoshop) and you can specify the interval between frames instead of mouse clicking
  20. I have noticed that it seems to take about 10 to 20 seconds for the import image dialogue box to open when import image is selected using 10.3.7 whereas with 10.3.6 it was instantanious also everytime I go to file and open or file and import the files are always arranged in name order even though I every time I open a file its in date order .... very annoying things are gettin worse
  21. I agree with jan15 ..... but also make sure you set the angles precision you want in the 'units' dialogue box before entering the angle in the Data Display bar using the Rotate tool
  22. hi you could try copy and paste a line with the line style you want from the drawing you already edited into the new drawing ..... then go to edit dash style select the dash you want to edit, hit the delete button and then you get a window which allows you select a dash to replace it with (select the style of the dash you just cut and pasted into the drawing) and hay presto all the lines and objects with that style are changed make sure you have the 'scale with line thickness' box checked cheers Klaus [ 11-12-2004, 09:41 AM: Message edited by: klaus ]
  23. Hi Hugo I just sent you the plug-in I got from Abvent as I had the same problem (I need the one for VW10, so they sent both VW10 and VW11 plug-ins)..... Alain Picard who work at Abvent said they were in the process of updating their web site and that all the plug-ins would be available "soon" ... lets wait and see cheers Klaus
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