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  1. Problem with the iMac's lifspan is the display. It does not last much over 3 or 4 years. I have a late 2015 iMac and it already has heavy pink edges and a faulty ventilator. The pink edges are a common problem I read at the MacRumor forums. Repair is 600 euro for the display alone. Cleaning the mac up, new ventilator and repairing is almost not worth it. Selling it with these "features" takes a lot of the value off. So I won't go for the iMac's pro, more expensive with the same problems. I am thinking of iMac's i9 and sell them every two years. Here in Europe you have practically rentfree financial lease. Another option is a pc, much faster 2080 video cards and easy to upgrade or to add components. With a LG 27 screen of 400 euro's I get a system that is a lot more flexible. We model in VW and export to C4D for rendering with Corona. With a PC we could also use Lumion, Redshift, Octane and so on. The new Mac Pro's are good news but you're still stuck on AMD videocards. I am not looking forward to go Windows but 95% of my time is spend in VW/Cinema4D. So the OS is not such a big deal really. Still, the iMac i9 is given that I stick to VW/C4D/Corona a very good combination and I don't need to invest time in Windows. But Mac's no longer have a long lifespan as they used to have. A PC with well chosen components might actually last a bit longer. Especially since you can choose to build one with the latest tech.
  2. Hi, I loved 2020 for its new option to set 2D fills in viewports. I have clipcube viewports on sheet layers in dashed hidden line settings. Hoping to avoid adding a lot of 2D annotations I thought in 202o I could just set a design layer behind a clip cube view and add 2D geometry to the viewport. Sadly when things are a little more than very simple updating a viewport after setting 2D fills crashes VW. Maybe any idea how to avoid these crashes. Or maybe this feature is only for section viewports and so only for horizontal crossections in 3D models. Cheers Francois
  3. Although under "help" in VW it says line or area lights should work in OpenGL in practise it doesn't. Anyone got this working. Would love to know. Tx Francois
  4. Hi Tx again, Text shows with atributes but you can't have planar objects with their atributes shown in a (clipcube)viewport on a sheetlayer. So using annotations for adding 2D objects onto 3D crossections is the only way. A pity since a lot of added annotated objects in viewports is a hassle to work with. Francois
  5. I have a 5K monitor and its even smaller. Especially long list with layers gets tiring to read. If anyone know how to increase the font sice would love to know as well.
  6. Tx Benson, The thing is that I use clipcubes to create vp on sheetlayers. On the sheetlayer I can no longer see the planar geometry with their object atributes since I need to set the vp on either hidden line or dashed hidden line. The planar info is affected by this setting to black and white. I can however see object atributes of planar objects by setting the vp on OpenGL but only properly with very high resolution settings and still the OpenGL for planar objects atributes is a bit off. So in other words, vp's om sheetlayers created with clipcubes are hard to combine with planar layers in 3D models.
  7. Hi, I was wondering if it is possible to have 2D planar information show in a viewport on a sheet-layer. It looks like I can only set a 3D viewport in front view or clip-cube viewport in OpenGL or for example hidden line. Not the screen or top/plan mode. So planar drawings can only be projected on a 3D detail or section on a sheet-layer using the annotations right ? Annotations work well but to do so in dozens of details is a hassle. I would much rather like to add a planar layer to a 3D model and have it show up properly on a sheet-layer in a viewport. Any help appreciated. cheers Francois
  8. Hi, I have a bug with the detail callout graphic options. Version 2019 SP2 OSX 10.13.6 This is what happens. At a 1:50 crosssection I create a detail viewport. Set the shoulderlength for the graphic option and choose a sheetlayer to show the detail scale 1:5. At creation the shoulder lenght for the callout at 1:50 is changed and extends of the page at the crossection viewport. Each callout has to be reset at the desired shoulderlenght after creation back to the scale of the location were the callout is placed. This is a bug I suspect. The second is the radius of the callout rectangular. The radius only has effect on 1 corner of the rectangular so its useless or this is a bug as well. The Detail-Callout marker can not be used to create detail viewports which is a pity. Now I have to place rectangulars over my crossections manually and convert them in to detail viewports and each and every time need to do the settings again. Detail viewports are very handy by itself. It automaticly administrates the numbering and location of details. Editing details is also easier when you use detail callouts. But there are bugs which makes the proces of doing dozens or even hundreds of detail callouts a hassle. The whole proces of setting up detail callouts should be streamlined to make it an effortless job. It would be great if the detail-callout marker automatically created detail viewports. Francois
  9. I am on OSX 10.13.9 with the same crash. Titleblock manager simply crashes VW2019. Tx for the workaround, , it does work so I can at least update the title blocks. Please fix this asap. Cheers Francois
  10. Just found out you have to delete your active set in Publish to have the most up to date info from the title blocks show up in the file naming.
  11. Thanks Nikolay. There is another bug as well. At publish II no longer can link the title block info. The filenames look like this now: Project ID-Status-Current Revision Number-BEGANE GROND P_0-003 Project ID is not found, neither S and CRN. And the sheet name is an old name and is not updated. I have restarted and changed the title blocks but to no effect. Any help appreciated. Cheers, Francois
  12. Does anybody know how to delete custom file names from the predefined list at the export option in Publish. See attachment. I seem to be able to add but not delete. Any help appreciated. Another question I have is if its possible to add the revision date to the file name at publish. Again, any help appreciated. cheers, Francois The Netherlands.
  13. I found out that putting the viewport in top plan mode the hatch shows up foor doors. But then I loose the hatch for all solid walls and elements that are not drawn as walls. Is there a way to combine top plan view with a section cut at about 1 meter above the finished floor for example. tx Francois
  14. Hi, I have a problem with duplicated doors that are set in walls. Hatched doors loose their hatch in a clip cube viewport on a sheetlayer. When I just click one door in a wall then all is fine. But as soon as I duplicate the door using the duplicate symbol tool the hatch dissapears. Am I right to understand you can only duplicate doors clipped in walls as symbols ? Hope anyone can help. Modeling in 3D is fine but the process of getting proper 2D floorplans and sections drives me mad. I often spend hours going through all the overriding texture & attribute settings. Often I just give up and edit the annotation to get what I need.I wonder really if this all is part of BIM or me or Vectorworks. Is it really necessary to have so many options without any clue which one sets the actual atribute or texture at your sheet. Francois
  15. http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=61560 I had to do some elevations in a hurry. I had a detailled SU model. Imported it into Layout. Set the scale to 1:100 Exported a pdf from Layout. Imported the pdf of several pages as a reference into Vectorworks (2014) on several designlayers and put them into vieuwports set up as A1 elevations drawings with dimensions and all. This is a housing units project devided over 3 blocks. 12 elevations. Now when I edit the SU model all I have to do is update the Layout file and reexport the pdf. Then open the Vectoworksfile which automatically updates all pdf references. And all my 12 elevations are updated at once. Since this link is by pdf you can actually snap to lines in the pdf in Vectorworks. Conclusion: With a few simple clicks I have a perfect (layout) link between SU and Vectorworks. Francois


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