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Kaare Baekgaard

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    www.idesign.li
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    Aarhus, Denmark

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  1. Kaare Baekgaard

    Import logo for conversion

    If you import a PDF – or drag and drop it into a document, you can ungroup that PDF. The ungrouped version contains a raster image, a rectangle for crop and a copy of all vector graphics translated into VW polylines. Prior versions could do the same, but vector curves would not look right. Now they appear to be perfect. So this gives us a safe way to get logos and content from illustrator into VW.
  2. Kaare Baekgaard

    Tip: Import vector graphics in 2019

    If you import a PDF – or drag and drop it into a document, you can ungroup that PDF. The ungrouped version contains a raster image, a rectangle for crop and a copy of all vector graphics translated into VW polylines. Prior versions could do the same, but vector curves would not look right. Now they appear to be perfect. So this gives us a safe way to get logos and content from illustrator into VW.
  3. Kaare Baekgaard

    How do I revert to VW2019 SP-zero?

    Thanks
  4. Kaare Baekgaard

    How do I revert to VW2019 SP-zero?

    I updated to SP 1 yesterday and today I crash and have to restart my iMac (late 2015) every 15-20 minutes. The problem seems to be in working with ressources, and in particular HDRI maps. How do i revert to SP-zero? Regards
  5. Take a look on the corner details of the attached polyline. It is not represented accurately. Some vertices are skipped and some roundings are not shown. This did not occur until VW 2018 – now I get it all of the time on all polylines, that are slightly complex. Is it a known issue? Is there a setting, that I can change to fix it? Exported DWG's are OK – apparently it is only a redraw issue
  6. Kaare Baekgaard

    Rendering scene crash VW and my Imac

    Not much response from VW employees... Just as well, I found the culprit myself. It was an image prop, where I had flipped the content of the image and the mask the from within the VectorWorks texture dialogue. I am surprised, that this could crash not just the app, but the entire computer. So don't do that.
  7. Kaare Baekgaard

    Rendering scene crash VW and my Imac

    Thanks, Art V – I will try to get someone at VW to look at it first – there may be a confidentiality issue, if I ask you to do it.
  8. Kaare Baekgaard

    Rendering scene crash VW and my Imac

    I am trying to render a scene with a somewhat heavy geometry. Something makes it crash – and not only VW but my Imac. It freezes and I have to restart. I have tried to remove elements from the scene, to purge objects and to reduce the complexity of some textures, but it stil crashes. I use 2018 SP1 to avoid the OIP bug, that I got more frequently with SP2. Any chance, you can take a look at the file?
  9. Kaare Baekgaard

    Vectorworks User Interface Overhaul

    No law dictates, that the interface of a design applications must be dreary slabs of gray, black, grey and some more gray. It may be fashionable at the moment, but I prefer to be productive in a light and bright environment rather than hip and depressed in a fashionable bore. Do not listen to Thomas. I am not against change as such, but let it be dictated by rationality rather than fashion, and let it come seamlessly, so that I do not have to learn my most important tool all over again.
  10. While cleaning up a freehand path, i noticed something, that I have not seen before: What appears to be bezier control handles appeared while I was moving a corner vertex :-O I really wanted them to stay visible, but alas, they disappeared again once the move had been made. Is this the first sign, that a longheld wish is soon to come true? The 2D capabilities of VW really need an upgrade, and true bezier controls would be amaaaazing!
  11. I have used the shadow catcher texture for a few projects. It only catches the shadows of regular lights and not HDRI which is flaw. But a more serious issue is that the texture is black – and is reflected as such in the surrounding objects. Can you make it invisible?
  12. Kaare Baekgaard

    Accidental revert to saved – or something more sinister?

    Thanks for the respons. It seems likely, that I probably hit the undo shortcut.
  13. Kaare Baekgaard

    Basic textures for VW2018 and the future

    Thanks. Perhaps you could also make a request for a useful set of metallic shaders? The metallic pulldown menu includes niobium, magnesium oxide, tantalum and several others, that I may have read about. Like most VW users, however, I tend to go for somewhat less exotic materials – like stainless steel, aluminum and brass – all of which are excluded. I wish someone sensible would shout that to the developers.
  14. Within the latest week, newly created geometry has disappeared 3 or 4 times – usually 3-10 minutes worth of work. It seems to follow some unfortunate accidental keystroke. Then there is a view change and whatever I have just been working on disappears from my drawing. Instinctively I hit the undo shortcut and the the redo, but none of them work. It seems as if the file has just reverted to the last saved copy. But I did not knowingly initiate that command, nor is there any known shortcut, that could result in that event. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Does anybody know, how this could happen? It does make me fear for the integrity of my file – especially since backup files are notoriously unreliable for objects with complex histories. I use VW2018 SP1
  15. The most basic textures – metals, glass, plastic, etc. have not been updated for a decade, and they do not take advantage of the many new features, that have been added since. There are a lot of nice Arroway textures for architectural surfaces, but the most basic of materials – like aluminum – really stink. It would be my guess that many VW users spend a great deal of of time tweaking bad textures and it does take a lot of effort to get them just right. Perhaps you could ask a talented intern to redo them?

 

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