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  1. Thanks for your comments, plenty to look into. Regards using Fundamentals, we used to operate Design & Architect versions but past downturn in work lead to economising on new licences! I think we are accepting we have to start at the beginning of 3d modelling in VW if going to learn it properly. By comments above, it seems like the route of using SU for initial concept stuff, then importing to VW is perhaps not so efficient as a basic massing model will need to be rebuilt in elements in VW if we intend to do better rendering and scenes, or BIM. Depends what we want / need from each project model, but we like a 'go to' process for each model that is the same. ...might be more queries shortly!
  2. Hi, We are small architect company who are in a similar situation as have used Sketch up for a number of years to produce quick models that we export as favoured scenes and export to photoshop to be rendered manually. We don't get too deep into the modelling as leave the detail to be added on PS as an image. That said we have VW 2018 for all 2d bread & butter drawing work, and are aware we are probably missing a trick and should use VW for model building to get our money's worth form the licence fee we pay, and could get a much better model as a result. Having read the interesting discussion above, I can see it's not as simple as I'd hoped! It seems we have to go back to stage zero and learn how to build the most basic 3d models (which I'm trying to do right now, hence this post) in VW. Unfortunately due to the pressures of work, I need a quick result and have quickly hit a wall in VW as I don't recognise the commands or tools compared with Sketch up. Extrude is about all i can use and have made a couple of wire frame boxes for my building but cant even manage to put a pitched roof on it never mind what I'd like to do! Is there any nice, simple video on how to build a basic house form on VW 2018 fundamentals? You know, simple pitched roofs, blocks, floors, etc.? If we can get this in hand, I may then understand more of the tech jargon mentioned above! Any suggestions / help welcomed! Adrian
  3. Thank you. Are you saying: a, There should not be a problem with the G4 (details as follows): Machine Name: Power Mac G4 Machine Model: PowerMac3,5 CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (2.1) Number Of CPUs: 1 CPU Speed: 800 MHz L2 Cache (per CPU): 256 KB Memory: 256 MB Bus Speed: 133 MHz Boot ROM Version: 4.3.3f2 Serial Number: CK206J4SMJP That a good clean up and/or extra memory will not put right? The main complaint is slow running and jerky movements. b, There are no compatibility problems with the Mac Mini (details as follows): Machine Name: Mac mini Machine Model: Macmini1,1 Processor Name: Intel Core Solo Processor Speed: 1.5 GHz Number Of Processors: 1 Total Number Of Cores: 1 Memory: 1.25 GB Bus Speed: 667 MHz Boot ROM Version: MM11.0055.B08 SMC Version: 1.3f4 Serial Number: VM6161LBU35 L2 Cache: 2 MB ? This machine is much quicker but has always crashed - both with VW 10 (there was a problem with the off-sett tool - I think?) and now with VW Architect 12
  4. We are new users to VW12,Fundamentals, Architect & Render works and find it slow and jerky on our older G4 Powermacs (3,5) (the newer G4 powermacs & Powerbook are ok). We have tried using a Macmini 1,1 but get persistent crashes with Mac error message 10660. Is there a fix for this? All macs are using OS 10.4.9
  5. We have a query regarding text disappearing when using Viewport. When we zoom out you can see the text block (on the Viewport layer), and select it, but when you zoom in it isn't visible and dosen't print. This dosen't happen all the time but makes me nervous! Vectorwaorks Architect 12.5.1 Mac OS 10.4.9 Machine Name: PowerBook G4 12" Machine Model: PowerBook6,8 CPU Type: PowerPC G4 (1.2)
  6. Hello Our pratice is currently learing the ropes of V12. My query is whether V12 has a facility where by you can set up a base drawing that multiple users can access? Basically x-refs as used in AutoCAD? ANy help is appreciated Adrian
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