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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. The trick here is to use environment lighting for reflections, but a different background is displayed in the model. If you look at the glazing, you can see the reflection of the warm sunny light that is introduced with the Physical Sky Mostly Sunny, while on the Background tab, it's using the Physical Sky for reflections and a plain grey for display.
  2. This definitely looks like a graphics card issue. Go to the graphics card manager software and ensure that Vectorworks 2019 and Vectorworks 2020 are listed in the programs list. Also ensure that the high performance card is NOT set to Auto-select but is set to use the high performance card all the time. Regarding problem 2, try View > Unified View.
  3. @lisagravy If you want to upload the file to Vectorworks Cloud Services, you are welcome to send me a link to it, along with Bryan. We'll work on it together from both sides of the Atlantic!
  4. Hi Mike The bug is what happens when you recall a set of saved units (in metric) in a file that was previously imperial. The resulting dimensions, units and rulers are displayed with the feet unit marker. (e.g. 3'4mm instead of 34mm). Of course, the workaround is simply to save your desired unit settings in a template, so that you don't need to recall saved unit settings. Start each project from your own template and you won't have the problem. Update - I have just had a notification that this bug will be resolved in SP2.
  5. Hi Lisa Yes, these new features are very exciting! When you select the 27700 EPSG code (presume you are looking at File > Document Settings > Georeferencing), you can indeed enter the coordinates that you want to use for the Internal origin. However, as your drawing is already centered, instead, you can use the new Geolocate tool to click on the point on the drawing which you would like to use as the internal origin. This will update the files in the Georeferencing dialog for you with the coordinates of your click point.
  6. It's such a shame we weren't able to include the Retro-encapulator though. ūüėā
  7. Andrew, I've just tested your workflow above and I am able to reproduce it. I will file a bug report immediately. Of course, the workaround described by Mike is to create a template that already has the unit settings you desire, and start your new documents from this file. This is the method I have always used, so I'm afraid this was not caught in my personal testing. But we will get it to the engineers today.
  8. It's one of my fave features Andrew. Of course, we've had Data Vis for some time on Viewports, but to have it available in the live design environment vastly increases its use - not just for presentation, but as a design aid, for troubleshooting and more. And I love the key that's auto-generated.
  9. You can change the unit of measure for length, area, volume and angles using the following command: File > Document Settings > Units.
  10. If you delete the reference (on the Navigation palette's References tab), you will be offered the opportunity to import the geometry at that point.
  11. Hi Katharine If you are able to login to the student portal, you are almost there. If the portal is asking you to update your account, it's because some of the fields are blank, Enter some information where it is asking for phone numbers and extension numbers (these fields have become mandatory somehow along the line), and then you will be able to save the details. After that's done, you'll be able to request the extension of your licence.
  12. Unfortunately, there is no way (that I know) to mass edit Renderworks textures. It might be a nice enhancement request though.
  13. Well, you just need Plant Record.Quantity - as long as the filters work in the criteria, that will only include plants in this classes. I am puzzled when you say "class layer". Classes and layers are different things and not related to each other. But if you want to group by class, then include a column that has =Class() in its header. This will list the class for each plant. Then. click the arrow to the right of the formula and check Summarise Items. This will group all the plants together by class and the Quantity column will add up the numbers for you (but you will need to have Summarise Values checked on that column).
  14. I am not sure what you are trying to achieve here. Are you trying to filter the list so that it only includes plants within the class listed in your formula? If so, that just needs to go into the row criteria - right click on the row header and choose Edit Criteria. Add a further option for Class = LP-G712... This will reduce the list to show only plants which are a member of that class. If you are trying to list the class in a column, in the column header row, just type =C() Hope that helps!
  15. That is if you want to use the hierarchy, which I think I Will I does not. If you uncheck the option then the preserve button is grayed out. The preserve option will remember which folders are expanding and which are not, regardless of which menu you are using.
  16. Tools > Options > Vectorworks Preferences, Session tab, and then Display classes in pop-up menus hierarchically.
  17. Yes, new profile working well! Sorry to hear of your ongoing woes. Have you tried the Repair tool? On the Finder, go to /Applications/Vectorworks 2019 and run the Vectorworks 2019 Updater application. Click Advanced Options and then Repair. I hope that helps.
  18. Hi Lupin Your signature still shows that you are using 2016, so may be worth updating. It also shows that you are on a Mac, so if that's still the case, then no the graphics card will not be the issue. The fix I suggested is for Windows users. You don't have the same graphics card management software in the Mac OS. I think it's probably best to speak to your local tech support service (OzCAD) and see if they are able to help you with these issues. They are not things that I see on a day to day basis, but your local team on the ground may have some useful insight for you.
  19. Can you post the file please Greg? And are you sure that the graphics card is set to high performance mode? Right-click on your desktop and choose the NVIDIA control panel. Choose Set Physx Properties and change from AutoSelect to the NVIDIA card. Then, click Manage 3D Settings and go to the Programs tab - make sure Vectorworks is added to the list of programs that use the high performance card.


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