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  1. Did i miss something? I dont see that command anymore. I do not use it often. Thank you
  2. Aaah! Thx you very much Solved!
  3. alain

    2016 3d pdf

    Right on it Jim! Thanks. It was not in my workspace, so i had to add it via the workspace editor. Thanks a lot! Solved.
  4. alain

    2016 3d pdf

    I dont see the export 3D Pdf option in the menu. Something i do wrong?
  5. I have to draw a military building. I must say that the thickness of the walls can reach at some point 3 to 4 feet. My problem is that when i insert a door in those wall it always appear in the center of it. Now, i notice that i can also insert the door on the side of the wall. But is there a way to exactly position (by entering a unit) a door regarding the thickness of the wall? Thank you Alain
  6. Am i missing something here? I cannot find a way to fix that. Is it normal? Is there a way to get circular railings? For exemple if the inside diameter is about 20' the railings are ok. But if i put a 70' inside diameter (normal in a commercial building) railings are squared..
  7. Hello there I was using the create layer link command before to combine my cartridge containing text with my 3d views. But now it seems that the command is no longer available. How the ".." can i do the same thing now? When a create a layer view with both layer set to on, i cant see the 2d layer after the rendering. It was simple before. Please help. Alain
  8. This is really a ty service from you guys. Your developper team should be able to see that coming and fix it!!! I upgraded and PAID a good amount only 2 YEARS ago!!! For that version and you were not able to see that coming and help your customer with that. You see, i am currently using about 50 software on my machine, some costed me a lot, some a couple of bucks. Some were installed about 8 years ago and ALL my software are working great after that upgrade except? Guess which one? Vectorworks!!! Hey guys! When your customer pay around 600$ for a "basic" upgrade, you could make a little effort to make your program work for at least a couple of years! I am really really angry about that situation and i hate to feel like i've been take in hostage from a company to upgrade a software and pay more! I've been using Vectorworks since the "minicad" version!!! I had always talked good to my partners about it, but now i feel that you really missed that one. And i am considering seriously other options! Ciao Alain Boisclair
  9. JIm you are right about the transition from PowerPC to Intel. That caused problem. This was a rare time that i had problem upgrading in fact. But people were advise long before to be careful and company making software were also involved. By the way, that was a major upgrade that have nothing to do with the others that came after because the entire architecture of the microprocessor was changed. It was 8 years ago.
  10. And i should add that usualy you have to install the OS first to see if everything is ok.
  11. Matt, in your Signature you show a Win 7 machine (?). Also, I think its pretty unreasonable for you to think that VW 2011 (now 4 years old) should (or could) be made to work with OS X Mavericks... 2013-2011= ?? 4 years old? One thing is for sure: We did not went to the same school.... There are lots of reason for people to upgrade the current OS. Each time Apple release a new version they also release a developper version exactly for company like you to test there software on it and make some adjustment. I've been working with apple computer since 1997 and let me tell you one thing: In all those years of OS upgrades i can count on my fingers the software that i had problems with. And i can tell you that i rarely had to buy a new version of it because company publish a fix. Now i believe you when you tell me that you don't want to catch customer with that. BUT THATS HOW I FEEL right now whatever you say! Now, what i see is that i have a major FAIL with Vectorworks on my computer only two years after i bought a 2011 copy. ALL MY OTHERS SOFTWARE (adobe, maxon, etc.. ) are working great but Vectoworks NOT ANYMORE! :mad: So stop excusing yourself at Nemetcheck and start working for a solution for user like me instead.
  12. I have to draw a polyline from many locus point (around 4500). Is there a way to draw a line between multiple 3d locus automaticly? Are you aware of a script that would do that? Thank you
  13. I have try many ways but at each dxf export the symbol are not exported. For example, hole is leave in wall where a door was insert, but no more door! Is there a way to set that? thx
  14. alain

    Exporting 3d dxf drawing: Symbol not there

    Before posting here i did try all the dxf export options susceptible to correct this situation. Lets be serious here. Exploding my blocks? Let's figure that i have a simple house it could be "possible". But i have an entire University building to export!!! Can you figure that? Not only exploding my blocks would be a mess, but i would lose all the configuration options for those! Sorry, This is not a solution this is a workaround. I paid about $1000 for a professional software and i expect that the product will deliver what it is intend to do!! Exporting in DWG? If i wanted DWG i would have buy autocad instead sorry. ;-) Any other "real" solution? hehe!
  15. The question is in the title. I the last version of vector work i had the option to hide lines of the overhead door. Now it is not there anymore. Can someone tell me where to set this now? (vw2011) Thx
  16. Hi everyone. Here's the point. I've been modeling a bathroom and i've set my walls transparent because the camera is looking at the place from the outside. I also model electric cables inside my walls. The problem i encounter is when i'm trying to look a the cables inside a wall, thru a wall (hrmm it's not very... how can i say... clear isn't it? hehehe ) so an image worth a thousand word. Look the image under you'll understand what i mean. Is it a bug? (i have version 10.5 with renderwork) and teh second image was rendered using custom renderwork option all setting at higher quality [ 05-10-2005, 11:36 AM: Message edited by: aboisclair ]
  17. alain

    Seing thru object: transparency problem

    Kaare had it right.. The clue: SET THE RECURSION LEVER HIGHER. It fixed the problem Thank you both.
  18. alain

    Seing thru object: transparency problem

    second image: [ 05-10-2005, 11:38 AM: Message edited by: aboisclair ]
  19. Hello my friend i do a rendering with 3 seperate part of a house buttom=wall, between on top=floor and on the top of floor slab another wall... The problem is when i do produce a rendering of it, the texture does not apply on the slab (making a non-texture separation between my 2 outdoor walls). I'm not sure of that but i think there is a setting that i have to make to get continuous look of the textures in those case. Somebody know how to do that (i saw it somewhere but grrr ! can't remember h?h?!)
  20. Is there a way to save and print a specific area (extract)of a drawing using a diferent scale? For example suppose i would like to print a part of a big drawing on a letter format without having to change all the layers scale and printing area?
  21. alain

    Printing an extract of a drawing

    quote: Originally posted by PeterT: If you are on a Mac, just do a Page Setup to a letter size paper (we do this to either our LaserWriter or our HP plotter). In the Page Setup dialog, just choose a scale percentage and click "O.K.". The grey page boundry will now show the area to be printed at the chosen scale. You can now use the page move tool to move the grey boundry around the area you want to print. After printing, you can "undo" or "revert" to to put the moved page back to where it was before, or do a "save as" if you want to keep this page setup for a future print. If you are unclear as to what percentage to choose to get a particular scale, you can use the "paper scale" window in the Layer Scale dialog box to see relative paper scales at different drawing scales to determine a percentage. Hope this helps. Thanks for the answer but this is not what i really mean... Suppose that you have a big drawing (A1 sheet for example) and that you wanna save many smaller extract of that plan for printing them later I don't want to set my sheet scale and printing area every time i will have to print those extract. I know that autocad have this kind of function called dynamique vier or extract view i'm not really sure... Anyway i don't think Vector Work offer that possibility.... Thanks again
  22. H?h? me again.. How can i unlink layers ??? When i modified a linked layer, the modifications does not appear on the layer where the link was made, and if i tried to create the link again, the old modifications are staying on the drawing ANd instead sending another message, do u know if there is a way to put different textures on the faces of a 3d shape (like walls)? Thanks bodys

 

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