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  1. This is a known issue. If the internal origin and use origin are not aligned, then the site model snapshot is created in the wrong place. I reported it in VB-156435 (internal reference).
  2. But your explanation was prettier with the screenshot and arrow!
  3. Put them on different design layers instead. Then adjust the Site Model settings - set it to be affected by modifiers on visible layers only. Then you can control the visibility of the layers and update the model. This is also a great method for troubleshooting any site modifiers. It's the first thing I do when people send me models-in-a-mess. Move everything onto a separate layer and work through each in turn.
  4. How are you extruding the Polygons? I would use Tools > Records > Modify by Record and then extrude the polygons by a value in the record. This definitely does not detach the record.
  5. Many years ago, I put in a request that the preferences should always be the P key. UIOP are really great shortcuts, but I would love it if P was always preferences. I'll see if I can dig out the report and revitalise it.
  6. Vectorworks 2020 has dark mode on Mac on Mojave and above. Just change the Mac to dark mode, and Vectorworks will follow.
  7. Your modifiers are set to apply to Existing - change that to Proposed. I notice that they are also Pads with Retaining Edges. If you have Architect, you will not have the create Retaining Wall Site Modifier command. Maybe this course in Vectorworks University will help? Here's my top tip - draw 3D polygons and set the vertices to the desired elevations for the retaining walls. Put these polygons in the Site-DTM-Modifier class. They will become modifiers. This gives you far more control in the long-run.
  8. On the export dialog, select to export the sheet only, and then check Export Viewports as 2D Graphic in Model Space. This exports just the graphics from the sheet as a model space. There is not accompanying model space. I've just tested this and imported the result into Vectorworks. I get a single flat 2D symbol that contains 2D linework. And I also get the drawing label.
  9. That would be my best suggestion. Using native geometry is a far better option. And looking in the Vectorworks libraries.
  10. I've had a look at your file. The seat of the chair is a group - if you edit the group, you will find it comprises many, many 3D Polygons. Select them all, and run Modify > Convert > Convert to Mesh. This will create a single object, which Vectorworks may prefer. With any mesh, there is also a command Modify > Simplify Mesh, which will enable you to reduce the number of vertices. But be careful with a small object like this. Simplifying will obviously also reduce the detail in the object by creating fewer surfaces/points on the object. Renderworks will also make it look better.
  11. Please contact technical support and send them example files so that they can work with you to diagnose the problem and liaise with the engineering team as appropriate.
  12. Hi Rachel When you request a student licence, you get a 30 day trial, but at that time, the student portal reminds you to upload evidence of your student status. If that's not done within 30 days, the licence expires. If you have now requested the extension, then our team will review it during business hours, and approve the extension of the licence. It's not an automated process.
  13. AND, you can render 360 panoramas which you can share with your clients via the cloud.
  14. And don't forget, if you are a Vectorworks Service Select customer, you have access to the Cloud Presentations feature. If your model is 3D, you can create a vgx file which your client can navigate in a browser.


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