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Peter Neufeld

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  1. Dear Mike,

    I think it's because if you had a rigging point directly above the truss, then it doesn't make sense to use a bridle, rather instead a dead hang or hoist. As Martijn attests the bridles work as expected provided they're not directly parallel to the structural beam/house point. 

     

    Cheers,

    Peter

  2. Dear Mike,

    Why not post the file here (strip out all the non relevant bits) and some of us might be able to help. Or of course contact your local tech support. There's usually a reason for these things!

     

    Cheers,

    Peter

  3. Dear Alan,

    Yes but it makes a series of NURBS surfaces which isn't a solid.

    In spite of my movie taking 46 seconds from start to finish doping it for real and making a solid I can do using the SubDiv tool in 23 seconds!

     

    Cheers,

    Peter

  4. 8 hours ago, Christiaan said:

    Doe maximum undos really have a significant effect on performance? I have it set to 100.

     

    It is my understanding in tech support that it will have an effect on performance. When you think about it, the program has to 'remember' all those steps. Like grouping incessantly within groups, it's just inefficient. However I am not an engineer but this is what I have been told. The other thing is that for bug testing it is very difficult to know the cause of a crash if you have so many undos. We always recommend keeping the default number at 20. I remember the old days when we only had one!

     

    Cheers,

    Peter

  5. Dear Neil,

    Here are my essentials:

     

    Interactive

    Cursor Pre Selection Highlighting Timer: Set to 5 seconds

    Nothing more annoying than everything highlighting as you move the mouse across a busy plan.

     

    Interactive appearance settings

    (So you can easily see the difference between the two)

    Object Highlighting active layer: Blue

    Object Highlighting - Pre Selection - Active layer: Green

    and 

    General Editing Modes Border: Red

    (So you can more readily see when you're editing something).

     

    Selection and Snap box size made slightly smaller.

     

    Autosave:

    Off (unless I am working on a job in which case it's set to 20 operations and 5 back ups).

     

    Cheers,

    Peter

     

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  6. Hello,

    I'm confused as there is the 'Import Point Cloud Options' dialogue that enables some control on the way in. Is this impractical? 

     

    Also the Model>Point Cloud>Extract 3D Loci from Point Cloud command is also user controllable. BTW the 3D conversion resolution makes no difference to the file size when importing Point Clouds. It is what it is in terms of the data and the filtering that Vectorworks allows. There's a good Donationware program for the macOS at least called Cloud Compare that you might find useful.

     

    Cheers,

    Peter

     

     

     

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    Extract 3D loci from surface of PC.png

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  7. Try hitting the reset button in your preferences. I also note that you are using a migrated workspace which is not recommended. Reverting to the latest workspace that ships with the version is quite important as sometimes tools have to be reloaded (if they've been worked on) and new commands get orphaned in the 'New' menu and new tools likewise in an orphaned toolset. I'm not saying this will fix it but worth a try on several fronts. 

     

    Cheers,

    Peter

     

     

  8. Excellent. Now if only we can have different options for at least right and left Jacks...! Great that 0 covering depth means just the frame. BTW If I put in a number greater than 1200mm in the spacing it doesn't draw.

     

    Cheers,

    Peter 

     

     

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  9. That was quick!

    Sheet sizes are 1200mm x 2400mm. Most flats these days are steel framed (25mm square). Not sure about the carpentry but the 19mm x 76mm seems very familiar.

     

    Cheers,

    Peter

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