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  1. Still nothing as far as I'm aware..
  2. It would be useful if you could deselect multiple objects with a drag box. This would be similar to the current function when holding 'shift' and drag marquis around, which deselects selected - but also selects unselected. Maybe holding down 'ctrl' could only deselect, and holding down the apple key could only add. Or perhaps an option for the selection tool, to only add or only remove.
  3. Hi All, I've just taken the plunge to Mojave, and straight off the bat have run into a major issue. Editing text in sheet view is absolutely crippling my system. I'm working in the same file as I was prior to updating to Mojave, on the same system, on the same SP3.1 Vectorworks. The only change is the system update, and it is severely slower since the update. Is this a known issue? I can record some footage showing the slowdown if it helps. Thanks A
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    v.2020 now available

    Thanks @Christiaan - I can see there are actually a bunch of potentially useful items in the full update list - the less glamorous information management /IFC stuff sounds potentially very useful. But will depend on how well they have been implemented in reality versus the blurb.
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    v.2020 now available

    Is there somewhere with an official list of all the new/changed features? Surprised how this has snuck out today, can't see our office bothering to upgrade for a good while based on what I've seen so far..
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    @Mark Aceto it is very frustrating. I have to use a Mac since it is provided by our office, but a better solution if you are in control of your own hardware is to just buy a Windows PC.. At least part of the fault here lies with Apple.
  7. I like the introduction of the Display detail levels in 2019, but do miss the old 'on/off' switch for wall components to display in a viewport. I'd like to see this returned as a simple control because: 1. Less prone to error/less opaque (If I turn the detail level down to low, what else may turn off in my drawing without me noticing it..?) 2. More customisability. You may want to display a viewport without the wall details, but with other details showing.
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    Detail Level and control of Wall Component visibility

    I was just wondering along very similar lines myself. Perhaps I missed it, but the change from 2018 - 2019 with 'Display detail levels' kind of seemed to sneak in. I like the detail levels, but would rather have the old toggle 'on/off' for wall details to display in viewports.
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    Mojave 2019 SP3.1 Text Editing Very Slow

    @jblock This occurred again earlier and I remembered your previous comment about undocking the OIP. Which seems to possibly have worked? I'll do a bit more testing. But can you explain to me ~why~ this works?? Surely where the OIP is/how it is docked should have no impact on performance.. Is this a known bug?? Thanks, A
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    .bak files and autosaves

    Thanks @Nicolas Goutte that makes sense. Time for a bit of a file clearance then!
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    .bak files and autosaves

    Hi All, This is hopefully a very quick question with an obvious answer I'm overlooking.. Autosave options in Vectorworks are pretty straightforwards. I have it set to update every 15 minutes to 'a backup folder in the same place as the original file'. Great; it creates a folder called 'VW Backup' and I can see all the autosaved .vwx files in there. But what are the '.bak. files which seem to be littering the folder where the main .vwx files are saved? Do I need to keep these? Should I keep deleting them? I've never really understood what they are. Thanks!
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    Mojave 2019 SP3.1 Text Editing Very Slow

    Pier - Thanks for your suggestion. What gives you the impression it would be corrupted preferences? Is this an issue you suffered from before?
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    Mojave 2019 SP3.1 Text Editing Very Slow

    I haven't had the issue since first posting last month. Until now. I'm having a very similar feeling issue, this time selecting a piece of wall. Its quite a heavy file but smaller than most I am currently working on, and runs fine generally. I took a couple of videos (links below) to try and illustrate the issue. First video, all fine. Feels normal, responsive. Second video. Exact same file, taken about 2 minutes later. All I had done was select the piece of wall shown on screen. Vectorworks then took CPU usage up to about 103%, and became completely unresponsive for 5 minutes. (Note - in the video you can't see the spinning loading cursor, screen recorder doesn't record it. But it was spinning away the whole time). This is the same issue I was having with selecting/editing certain blocks of text in my previous post. This issue seems to arise quite erratically on certain bits of certain files.. Has happened a few times in this file this afternoon, very difficult to get work done like this. Vid 1 - Vid 2 -
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    VW12.5 how to select text

    @Miguel Barrera Just stumbled across this and was exactly what I was after, works great thanks!
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    Mojave 2019 SP3.1 Text Editing Very Slow

    Hi jblock, Currently object info palette is docked - Thanks I'll try undocking. Is having a docked OIP a known bug that could cause these issues then?
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    Until Next Time

    Sorry to see you go Jim, you will be missed! Thanks for the help over the years.
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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?
  18. It would be useful to have a little more control over the glazing used in window objects. I.e. double glazing, triple glazing. This is usually not too big of an issue as the sort of scale these windows are viewed at, its generally OK to treat the glazing as one object. However we are currently working on a project with a recording studio, which has very high acoustic requirements - to achieve this there is a significant gap between each layer of glazing (300mm in this case!) which we would like to see in our drawings.
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    Window Object Glazing Control

    Hi @timcrossley - Unfortunately not! Although I haven't actually checked since 2019 was released if this has provided any additional functionality which would help..
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    Curtain Walling and IFC Problem

    Thanks Mihail good to hear this is being resolved!
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    Curtain Walling and IFC Problem

    Having a problem with Curtain Wall objects exporting to IFC currently. Problem arose after exporting a curtain wall to IFC, then opening to view in Solibri. The glazed panels did not display with a transparency. After a maddening process of trial and error, I still can't seem to resolve this. It seems that no matter what curtain wall style options or class settings are used, either the glazed portions of curtain walling are not exported, or are exported with a solid fill. Somebody please tell me I'm missing something obvious! On another note, the curtain walling tool could really do with an overhaul. This should be a simple process.
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    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!
  23. 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
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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.
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    Custom Section Markers

    Hi All, Having a bit of an issue with Section Markers at the moment. Basically I would like to create some custom Section Markers for the practice (none of the default ones are appropriate for our use right now). I kind of hoped this would be as simple as duplicating a section marker in the files resource library, and then selecting this from the drop down menu. However it only seems to display markers which are present in Vectorworks Libraries - Default - Section Markers. Here they are, in all their glory: Now, my question is (and this probably displays my fundamental lack of understanding in how resources are managed in vwx) - If I go into this 'Section Markers.vwx' file, and add more symbols to it (i.e. duplicate SectMkr-1 with a new name and edit), will this work? - Should I touch any of the 'default' files with resources in - or is this a bad idea? - Will it work? - Will it show up in my drop down boxes when using Section Markers? - Will it work on my colleagues system? Also I know people have spoken about Workgroups in relation to this sort of thing before. I don't really understand what they are properly, or how they work. If anyone can point me to a good thread explaining the use of them, and whether a Workgroup folder would be useful in this instance, please shout out! Thanks, A


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