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Kaare Baekgaard

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  1. Me too. I wish that it would adhere to the pattern of every other palette - in that I could just turn it off in the Palettes menu.
  2. Sometimes I can convert an imported PDF (with snap to geometry activated) into a group and then find most of the geometry in vector format within that group. The problem is that 2D geometry in VW does not support Bezier curves with handles - like in Illustrator. So it has to be translated somehow. Except for the great 'Hide Edge' feature, the 2D technology in Vectorworks has not been updated since 2008 – I guess because it is not a huge selling point for architects. Besides true beziers with control handles – or at least weighted beziers similar to nurbs, a few parametric 2D shapes like stars and arrows would also be nice.
  3. The 'Modify' button on the OIP is sometimes useful, but it has an issue, that makes it less than ideal: When pressed the view randomly jumps to a different view - usually the Top/Plan view. When that happens, I have to reorient the view to model to find and select/deselect the elements, that I want to include or exclude from the modification. And since the 'Boomerang Mode', does not really work most of the time, I have to do this using shortcuts – or I will exit the modification involuntarily. It may seem like a small issue, but it does frustrate me quite often.
  4. Thanks Mark I wonder if anyone actually uses the component edit.
  5. Is there a way to loose the component edit pop-up thing? It is never anything but annoying. Can I loose it permanently?
  6. When I use the object context menu, it replaces a command with a line of 'Convert to Plug-in Object'. Maybe it continues until that is all I have, I usually reset it before it comes to that – by restarting VW or by invoking the Edit Current Workspace command. It has been a bug for several versions of VW.
  7. The 'Lock Tab' only works within the OIP & Navigation palettes. And it is still frustratingly easy to dislodge palettes, that are supposed to remain docked together. Some days my workzone resembles a messy bedroom within minutes – with dislodged palettes all over the place. I am sorry for fellow VW users, if my previous ranting on this subject has led to animosity at VW in granting this very basic wish: An option to lock docked palettes. Still not fixed in VW2023 Can we please get that in SP1? Ml,
  8. I use the jpeg setting to create PDF's that can be compressed to small file sizes, but I use PNG whenever i need PDF's with better quality transparency and shadows But the PDF file sizes are huge with the PNG setting, and they cannot be compressed with inexpensive apps. So I end up flicking the switch back and forth - and forgetting to set it correctly half of the times. So please move the setting to Document Preferences.
  9. The mapping fields in the OIP are either greyed out or unresponsive. Is it a bug, or am i missing something?
  10. I understand, that PDF and SVG define geometry in af different way than VW, so an exact translation may not be possible. But if I use the import PDF menu item (not drag and drop) – then check the 'snap to geometry' and then ungroup the resulting item, somewhere in the resulting stack I get a fairly good native VW vector geometry based on the content of that PDF. Good enough for most uses. Can we please get separate import functions for PDF and SVG's that only import vector geometry? + drag and drop for SVG's, if possible. Put a warning label on them, that states, that inaccuracies may occur, if necessary.
  11. From time immemorial, I have started drawing all new geometry using the 'Screen Plane' mode. And it is a continuous source of frustration when the program automatically jumps into the 'Screen Aligned' mode, where nothing works reliably, as far as I can tell. Now, apparently, I have become a legacy. My way of drawing outdated. Do anyone actually feel comfortable creating geometry in the 'Screen Aligned' mode – and should I make an effort to change my ways? Or is the 'Screen Aligned' mode in fact an abortion, as I suspect?
  12. Thanks, Dave I do not know, what node-based means Is there a good source for C4D textures of the right kind, that you can refer to? Regards, Kaare
  13. Trying to import a C4D texture (galvanized steel), I just get an empty resource folder. So I try a few other textures and get the same result Am I missing something?
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