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  1. I've got issues with wall joining as well... It seams for some odd reason, when I join two walls (say two interior walls) other completely unrelated walls, in my case exterior walls on the other side of the building, come unjoined and reposition (!!!) themselves in new locations within the drawing or completely disapear! A very unwelcome result... aarrggg..... any help?

    Welcome to my world! It definitely disrupts your work, for now I am trying to ignore them while we wait for the patch. I think they want you to send them the files. I have to say though, my walls don't disappear.
  2. No response from technical support - so much for that. I just want to know if this is a bug or not. I can't be the only one having this problem! I have it on the laptop too. I was going to re-install everything but I don't see the point since both machines are affected.

  3. I am going to have to go back to 2009. I can't get any consistency in the wall joins, and it is driving me crazy. I have joined the same corners about 20 times, following the help menu directions exactly, and when I open the file again some of the corners and mid wall joins are gone or screwed up.

    Not impressed.

  4. I am getting all kinds of odd wall behaviour in both newly created files and old 2009 files. Auto wall join is off:

    * I can no longer create a clean T join with the join component tool. I get an error saying "walls must be joined before components can be joined". In 2009 I could create a clean joint with 1 command. Now I have to use T wall join, then T component join.

    * T joins at corners, where you have 2 exterior walls L shaped, and want an interior partition aligned with the interior face of the GWB are problematic. The joint seems to revert to some odd state at will.

    There seems to be a lot of bugs.

  5. I am running snow leopard and 2010 architect, and having some pretty major stability issues related to saved views of my model. In particular, I have terrain models with the building referenced in. While in the saved view, perspective mode, it suddenly jumps back to plan / top view unexpectedly.

    Anyone else having this problem?

  6. Unless I am missing something, it doesn't matter how many floors you have. When you get to the top floor, using this stair method, you need a work around to show the stair below.

    Look, this isn't the end of the world, just pointing out how I feel the software could be better.

  7. The duplication work around is what I mentioned in my post, perhaps not very clearly. Also, you can't notate this stair with a down arrow, so that needs to be done manually too.

    The new stair menu is quite powerful, but it lost some functionality.

  8. Thank you for your reply.

    Kind of disappointing actually. You finally get amazing options to make great stairs, and it lets you down with simple 2D graphics. What good is it showing up on 1 floor?

    The fact that a stair would show on the floor that it is linked to above, was one of the few menu items in the 2009 version that wasn't cumbersome.

    I guess I will copy the stair to the next floor, then move it down 9' and strip it of the all the 2D graphics - clumsy.

  9. I like the new stair dialogue boxes, but can't figure out how to get the stair to be visible on the floor above. In 2009, the stair was locked to the layers, so it would be visible on the 2 floors.

    I must be missing something.

  10. I just installed Snow Leopard on a MacBookPro, and installed some other software (adobe, cinema4d, etc...) just to test it before compromising a general update on daily work computers.

    I installed VW 2009 sp4 and it opened ok. I was able to draw some simple 2d, change views, everything basically ok. I was able to open a big file and move around, save, draw some 3d, render in opengl, also ok. In fact i felt it faster an more responsive, snappy.

    VW crashed always when importing a dwg

    VW crashed once after a boolean -substracting two solids- (but it also crashed there ocacionally in leopard)

    It was not an exhaustive test, just a 20 minutes going around, and i will not upgrade to SnowLeopard in my other macs until NNA ensures a fully compatible version of VW, but at first sight, its not as bad as I thought after reading the technical bulletin stating the stability concerns...

    Edit: snow leopard has screwed up all the menus on the left side of the screen, it has piled all the icons in "dimension" on top of eachother.....weird. Will wait until November for the iMac!

    MacBookPro, 2.9 Intel Core 2 Duo, 4Mb Ram, Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT 512MB, Mac OsX 10.6

    Vectorworks Architect 2009 SP4

    Any more feedback? I am so tempted to update my iMac - I have the Snow Leopard disk sitting on my desk. It seems to work well on my laptop, but it just crashed while I was importing a jpeg to sheet layer..........

  11. I don't mean to offend (much), but both of you have obviously never been involved in software development.

    There is no guarantee from build to build that something that once worked isn't broken by a new seed. That's true for beta versions of OSes and applications.

    You don't rush a half-assed "compatibility patch" without thorough testing. And CAD is one of the more complex software products that's been created.

    So in your learned opinion, 6 weeks is acceptable?

    Were they not given the final build to work with before it was released?

  12. Developers have been receiving Snow Leopard builds for months, including the final, or near final, build (10A432) several weeks ago, and would have a pretty good bead on any issues / problems. Discussing compatibility with an upcoming OS release is not a violation of NDA; it's a business decision.

    That was my point. If they are a developer, why aren't they prepared enough to launch a service pack within a few days of the official release? Now they need another 6 weeks?

  13. I don't purge when something is being processed, in fact I don't even know how you'd do that.

    If I am in a sheet layer, and have all the purge options checked, it crashes fairly regularly in all different files. Annoying.

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