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  1. Asemblance

    Unable to Install Updates 2019 on Windows 10

    @omarkadry - I do have administrator privileges, and have been running the updater with administrator privileges in regular mode. However in safe mode, the problem is not that the launcher wont start, but that I cannot connect to the internet in order to complete the update download.. I have circumnavigated this problem now, by rebooting in safe mode and physically connecting to the internet with an ethernet cable. I was then able to run the updater successfully. But it is worth mentioning that 1) I often don't have access to a physical wired connection, and 2) some laptops dont even have an ethernet port to connect with. So its not an ideal workaround!
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    Unable to Install Updates 2019 on Windows 10

    Thanks for your responses @Tim C., @omarkadry - I can't see a log in the location you mentioned. I think the problem is more that the updater is failing to launch/is being stopped by Windows from launching entirely. I will try the update again and see if the log appears.
  3. Hi All, I'm having some real problems installing the service packs for vwx 2019 on my Windows 10 laptop. I've had issued with previous vwx installs and updates on this laptop, but always got around them previously by downloading the update, rebooting into safe mode and installing from there. However with the new updater, I am unable to take this approach, as I can't run the updater to download the update.. And I can't run the updater in safe mode, as then I lose my ability to connect to the internet (even with 'safe mode with networking' selected). Does anybody else suffer from this problem? How can I get around it? I'm stuck on SP0. Thanks, A
  4. Hi All, Control over drawing issues and revisions has got better over the last few years with the Title Block Manager, particularly with 2019 making it less easy to accidentally add to 'all sheets', but there are still odd holes. In the instance shown in the below screenshot I would like to be able to remove/delete the highlighted 'T2' duplicate issue (which is not the last issue) without deleting all and re-adding them. I just want to click on the one in question, and click delete. Is there some reason this is technically difficult to achieve?? It seems like an obvious addition.. There are files we have where some of our staff accidentally issued 'all' before they got to grips with 2018 properly, which means we have a legacy issue of hundreds of these incorrect drawing issues which need removing.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Also finding this to be the case @zoomer - More hangups the longer I'm in a file in 2019, or with more than one drawing open (on High Sierra). Even doing simple tasks like switching between sheets, or going into or out of a viewport. Memory leak perhaps?
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    VWX 2019 Significantly Slower

    P.S. I remember since a while ago in vwx settings it was recommended that 'Good Performance and Compatibility' was somehow better for system speed than using 'Best Performance'. Is this still true?
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    VWX 2019 Significantly Slower

    We've been doing some testing on some live projects, with the hopes to move things onto 2019. However disappointingly, we're finding 2019 seems to be significantly slower, with a lot of 'hangups' in between actions. In particular I've been noticing this going through and editing sheets. Doing the same actions in identical files on vwx 2018 (Sp4) is smoother and faster. This is quite the opposite from what we were hoping for! Has anybody else found this?
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    Stair Tool - Pain Points

    All of the above. It would be great if somehow a 'follow me' type tool could be implemented for stairs. This would be especially great with any curved spaces. I'm imagining a polygon as the object the stair follows, with straight segments and curved segments wherever the user wants them. The tool would guide the staircase to essentially follow the drawn object, ensuring a minimum tread depth occurs, and widening treads where curves occur. Once its got the geometry of the curve/stepped wall/whatever correct in 2D plan, you can then worry about adjusting heights of treads and numbers of stairs etc. Once this is dealt with, some way to customise treads either as a group, or individually (with a 'reset' button incase we screw things up..).
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    Vectorworks 2019

    Hi All, Is there a definitive list of new tools introduced in Vwx 2019? Specifically tools with 'buttons' which should be in the default workspace? I know there is a checkbox on immigration of workspaces from 2018 to add new tools, but for some reason this doesn't seem to have worked for me. Rather than setting up all my shortcuts and other settings again, I'd rather just manually add the new tools in their appropriate locations.
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    Dwg Export incorrect scale 350%

    Hi All, Having a problem exporting from a vectorworks 2018 model file sheet layer, where the resulting dwg seems to be scaled to 350% (exactly). I'm hoping this is something obvious we've overlooked our end, any suggestions?? Thanks, A
  11. Hallelujah! Looks even better than I was hoping.
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    IFC Export Data Wall Types

    Hi All, Having a bit of a nightmare at the moment exporting an IFC file for our QS on a BIM project from 3D Vectorworks Model. I have been using various wall types, which are largely generic at this stage. Currently 5 core types, 3 of which are generic walls (3 different thicknesses but no buildup shown), 2 of which are curtain walling types. The QS is trying to break down the building into different wall types to put costs against them. They have told us that the IFC Data they would expect to see in the model (which they would use to read these varying wall types) is not appearing when they open our IFC file. Looking at the model in Solbri, I can see that a lot of fields I would expect to be filled in are blank, and the walls are not searchable/sub-dividable by type. Has anyone successfully used wall types in IFC exports? Have I missed a key step where IFC data is added to each wall type? i.e. 'Wall type code', allowing all wall types to be differentiated in the model. Can anyone explain the 'IFC' menu under 'Data' in each wall type? Where on the below screenshot should we be inputting information? The 'global' vs 'single instance' toggle buttons in the IFC data panel don't work how I would expect them to. I would expect this to allow you to set, say, all instances of the wall type in question to have the same 'type' or 'name'. However clicking on the toggle appears to make data disapear, and clear the field. (I can't explain this very well - please try it yourself if you are reading this and hopefully what I'm saying will make sense!) Any advice much appreciated. Thanks, A
  13. The height of a door in a wall is currently pretty dumb. It would be much better if this could be set by story level, i.e. door height = FFL.
  14. Hi All, It would be useful if it was much clearer which side of a wall is inside/outside/left/right. Whenever replacing a wall with a new wall style for instance, I've been adopting the trial an error approach. I know the wall when selected shows a tiny arrow on one end, but often this is obscured or out of view. Also (more importantly), this is not displayed if you have more than one piece of wall selected. So the typical workflow of selecting a bunch of walls to update/replace, guess a side to align, get it wrong, undo, redo, select opposite side align. Whilst I'm on it, a marker showing 'inside' and 'outside' of window objects when selected would also be handy.
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    Skewed 3D Surfaces into Solid?

    Thanks all. @zoomer, I ended up doing option 2 as your recommendation above which produced a nice 'clean' result. I need to familiarise myself more with this style of modelling.. @Kevin McAllister & @markdd - I then tried to get the lofting approach to work, and was exactly as you suspected! Required reversing direction on one of the NURBS curves. I'm glad you also mentioned the manual method, as that feels like its going to come in useful down the line if struggling with some complex geometry or imports..

 

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