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  1. Has anyone in the UK any experience of purchasing a VW licence from the USA re any import taxation issues?
  2. I have two 2016 licences loaded onto three Macs and we file share, mostly there are only 2 Macs active but I want the third to be active and to be able to file share between the three. I recently bought a 2017 licence and added the serial to one of the Macs. I was hoping that it would allow me to run 2016 on 3 machines simultaneously so that we can file share, however the 3rd mac no longer opens 2016. I notice also that it's only possible to have one serial on a Mac but I'm sure that at one time you could have more than one.Anyone know why this should be?
  3. Thanks Jim, fixed now it was the pallette docking option (VW2016)
  4. cant have two drawings open at the same time. One of our Macs want let us have two VW drawings open at the same time, I think it's a simple preference or something but not sure where to find it. Any ideas?! Thanks
  5. thanks I might give it a go if the VW file method proves troublesome although I don't have Sketchup
  6. That's great, one slight problem is that it won't open in VW2016, Do you have it it 2012 onwards? cheers
  7. Does any one have a 40" shipping container modelled and would be willing to share? It doesn't need to be ultra detailed. Thanks
  8. I'm with you but the design layer does get changed in the viewport, annotations write over the design layer view but because of that it doesn't do what I want to do as it leaves the design layer visible. I want something totally detached from the existing geometry. In essence I need a duplicate detail, true I can duplicate the deatail on the design layer and thehack it about by trimming and chopping and trimming, but it's not really a good way of doing things and time consuming, As I said I'm familiar with VPs but they don't offer the solution.
  9. Yes I know all about viewports, I use them many times each day they are great but they are not what I'm after as modifying the viewport changes the design layer. What I want is a duplicate of just part of the design layer that can be edited without messing up the viewport design layer geometry. It seems like a relatively simple thing to ask for but maybe it just can't be done.
  10. Hi, The closest analogy I can think of is like when you take a screenshot, you drag a square over the screen (I'm taliking Mac OSX), what you get then is a nice neat clip of everything that is within the marqueee- see the attached image. That's great but it's a rasterised .PNG and can't be edited, not to scale etc. imagine now that that screenshot was Vectorworks lines (vectors), then you could edit it in VW. I think it may be possible in a 3D view but it would be so useful in 2D as you could then scale it up, add colour or other detail. to show variations of one particular detail
  11. Hmm, no nothing seems to allow clipping only a portion of the sheet, the clip tool doesn't work on walls and insulation hatch either, frustyreating as it woudl be so handty to be able to do that when detailing
  12. What I am trying to clip is like a screenshot selection window that will copy all the geometry within it
  13. I tried that but have only managed to lasoo obejcts that fall within the also and not everything within it
  14. Is it possible to draw a marquee or polygon over an area of a plan view and then copy the selected area onto a design layer?
  15. Irrigation model tools are all very well but for us working in architecture and building design we really need VW to give us these basic tools that we have been requesting for some years.
  16. Jim, can you tell us when it will be included please? We really need a firm commitment now if you want us to buy further releases, we also desparately need a much improved stair tool, again this has been 'wished' for some time now. Thanks
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