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  1. Are you sure that it is VW's inner workings and not something like a license check that is not connecting? Do you have something like little snitch or a firewall that is blocking connections. Maybe also try upgrading to 10.7.2 and see if this fixes the issue. I have not yet noticed any processor implications with VW 2012 Designer SP1 on 10.7.2

  2. GBen,

    Make sure not to select the accessories when you are moving a group of units around. Then they will move correctly. The same is true for a multi-cicuit device, only select one of the symbols in the cluster. If you are careful, working in this way, you can use all the tools normally, including space and distribute, etc.

  3. These are not the exact symbols that ship with Vectorworks Spotlight, although they are similar, at least the ETC profile. If you are looking for the ETC database on the mac in a standard VW Spotlight 2011 install find it in:

    /Applications/Vectorworks 2011/Libraries/Objects-Entertainment/Lighting-ETC.vwx (sorry I can't help for a windows install, but it should be similar). If you don't have this file and the others like it, you add it again with the app's installer.

  4. I would definitely try PDFCompress. It's a bit expensive but I find it indispensable. There are some more laborious solutions for slimming a PDF within Mac OS for free but if you need to slim a lot of PDFs that program is really a good solution. Good luck.

  5. what platform are you on? Mac or PC? What operating system?

    If you are on a Mac, I would suggest using a shareware application called PDFCompress (http://www.metaobject.com/). I use it a lot for PDFs of all kinds and with CAD generated PDFs I can sometimes slim down to 90% of the original size. It depends...

    As far as I know, a lot of factors can contribute to a PDF's size. Maybe you should try to make some PDFs again from the files you have used in the past to see if it's the specific files you are working on or something actually in the new VW code.

  6. Thanks for the feedback so far. I am specifically interested in data exchange with Lightwright if any fits that profile. Also, do you notice any performance gains or slow downs?

    > to Christiaan - yes, I agree with you about a .0 release, definitely, but I think this forum is the best place to assemble real user experience as some of us move forward on the new OS. Maybe this thread will be useful beyond .0

  7. Hello Forum-ers,

    I'd like to know from those who have upgraded to Mac OS X Lion 10.7 about your experience, so far, with VW and any components/plug-ins/add-ons. I am considering the upgrade but I believe Nemetschek has not completely signed off on compatibility just yet, and I want to better understand the current situation. I have read some sparse comments on the forums, but I am hoping for a wholly dedicated 10.7 thread.

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.

  8. I once experienced a spate of crashes with VW whenever I jumped to the application switcher on Mac with the keyboard shortcut CMD-TAB. After talking with support I learned that VW has an incompatibility with MondoMouse, a system preference pane I was using, and they offered a workaround.

    The crashes you are experiencing could be the result of many things. More information about your system and specific situation is required to help, if that's what you are looking for.

  9. Here are the paths to the articles in VW Help. It's worthwhile to set up.

    "Home / Vectorworks Fundamentals / Adding Text and Annotation / Adding a Sheet Border / Creating a Custom Title Block in Vectorworks"

    "Home / Vectorworks Design Series / Advanced Topics / Creating a Custom Title Block in Vectorworks Design Series"

  10. I have found that you cannot duplicate a multi-circuit; that I must add it from the resource browser each time.

    More important, is that I learned that I must reposition any multi-circuit by only dragging around one piece of it. If I drag all parts of it it will explode into the far reaches of the drawing. It took a long time to get used to.

    One other thing, if you want to distribute multi-circuit fixtures in a space, or other tools like that, it's important, again, to only select one of the symbols in each of the multi-circuit.

    Personally, I find this counter-intuitive. FWIW

  11. If they are all bars of equal length you only need to make one lighting position symbol.

    I, myself, would make them all lighting positions but keep them on a base layer in a template file. When you need to plot a show, then move the positions you need into a new layer specifically for that show, and then make sure your base layer is greyed and non-selectable. Then you can plot lights and they should only attach to the pipes on your active show layer.

    Hope it helps.

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