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Tamsin Slatter

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  1. It looks like the Drawing Label that is automatically created when you create a viewport (unless you uncheck the box on the Create Viewport dialogue).

    To edit it, double-click on the geometry in the viewport and choose to edit Annotations. THis is where you should add dimensions and other relevant notes, but also where you'll find the Drawing Label.

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  2. Hi Bruce

    Classes are not actually associated with layers. They are completely independent elements. So, an object sits on a layer but is also a member of a class. But there is no relationship between a class and a layer.

    So, you might want to put the floor and ceiling on separate layers, for physical separation from everything else, but keep the walls and cabinetry all on the same layer. But put your walls in one class and cabinets in another (you could also break down the different elements of the cabinets into classes, depending on how detailed you need them to be (handles, doors, tops, sides, etc.)


    So, in summary, I would use fewer layers and more classes, and then saved views to control what's visible at any time.

  3. Put the plants for that area on their own design layer. 

    Edit the worksheet, and edit the criteria (right-click on the row header with the diamond symbol).

    Click more choices to add another selection criteria that filters the report to Layer = <Layer on which the plants are sitting>.



    On the design layer, draw a polyline around the plants in question (make sure it is large enough to include any tags that are displayed as part of the plants).

    On the Object Info palette, at the bottom, there is a Name field. Give your polyline a friendly name.

    Edit the worksheet criteria (as described above) and add a filter for Location IS WITHIN <Friendly Polyline Name>

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  4. Login to the student portal, using the account you set up last year and then request the extension from there (if you can't remember your password, there is an option to reset it on the login page). You'll need to include an image of your student card that shows your are still studying. Then, we'll review and extend as appropriate.


  5. Thanks for sharing Neal. You just beat me to it. 

    Glad you have a workaround with a combination of the OpenGL render. You can remove the colours from the OpenGL render and increase the quality too, so might be worth experimenting with that too.

  6. Thanks Neal. The team has your file and is doing some testing. I have a feeling this may be something to do with the way the Maxon engine handles the artistic edges, but we will come back and confirm for you.

    If you remove the sketchy edges from the Renderworks style, you will get a 360 panorama without the issues you are seeing.

    QuicktimeVR functionality was discontinued by Apple in Quicktime v 7 and that is why it is no longer available in the Vectorworks software.

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  7. It depends on the settings within that style - each option within a style is set to By Instance or By Style. You could edit the style, choose the options you want, and then set them to By Style. Then apply the style. The settings are fixed by the style and not changeable. Leave things you want to be able to change on each Sheet to By Instance.

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  8. Also, I am able to correctly export shapefile data without paying any attention to the user origin. Shapefiles use the coordinates within the georeferenced system, not the user coordinate system as far as I understand. 

    If you are seeing something different, please ask your local tech support team to work with you and submit bugs on your behalf, or you are welcome to post files here.

  9. When you import CAD data now, and you want to work with a georeferencing coordinate system, you don't use the Location tab. Instead, check the option This document contains georeferenced data. This will match the coordinates of the imported data to the georeferenced coordinate system.

    The Geolocate tool moves the internal origin to be close to the geometry, and therefore solve the problems that are caused by having geometry a huge distance from the internal origin. This was not possible before 2020, and made it difficult to work with such data.

  10. On 11/2/2019 at 5:17 AM, JeremyLondonRMLA said:

    However in either case I don't think it offers a solution or workaround to the issue I'm describing, where an imported CAD file generates an offset user origin, which subsequent shapefile imports and exports adhered to by default in previous versions of Vectorworks, but no longer do.

    Shapefile imports will georeference the design layer that is created on import, and respect the georeferencing setting within the shapefile OR use the georeferencing setting for the document. The import process can also apply the shapefile's georeferencing method as the document default if desired. The user origin IS irrelevant in this process. However, you can align the user origin with the origin of the projection method defined within the georeferencing system. There is a workaround defined in my other post, but the Align User Origin with Georeferencing system is a new command, that you will find under Tools > Origin > User Origin, following the release of SP2. Until then, the Stake workaround is the way to achieve this alignment.

  11. 3 hours ago, neal-2002 said:

    Im having issues where exporting my panoramic as white card render with sketch line added just isn't working, its only rendering the jpg as the current view and not the entire 360 view

    ..also doing the same under artistic renderworks


    And the old QT panoramic just isn't working either, just writes Zero Bytes...

    - so now I have no alternative for lined 3d 360's - spent all afternoon messing with this.. - all i want is a quick and dirty 360 image to show clients options and not having to render in best quality and then convert to B&W..




    saving Panoramics locally - opening 'index.html'  DO NOT open under the following browsers on my osX 10.13.6 - (ive moved back from 10.14 due to VW2020 being too slow and using up all the memory with far too many beachballs.....)





    or Chromium!!



    osX 10.13.6

    Hi Neal


    If you would like to submit this to the UK Technical Support team, they will do their best to help you. uktech@vectorworks.net. They will need example files and the spec of your system.

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