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  1. Ray, That did it! What does the GDI+imaging do?? What specific use?? Now I am back up and running, Thanks again,
  2. The font mentioed above is MARKER FINE POINT which is a good, commercial, current font.
  3. Document prefs are set exactly the same in both 12.5 and 2008. All other settings have been checked and are identical. It's not just me, is it?? Tom in PA
  4. Thanks Mike, As long as the issue is resolved I can continue with my future implementation of interiorcad. Is there a demo of VW2009 out there for use to see what new enhancements there are?? Tom
  5. Mike, I have attached the file in question showing what happens in VW2008. Clearly wrong...in my opinion. I have posted a query on this very subject a short while ago and the answer was that since VW2008 was using the parasolid engine that offset issues were no longer an issue. That being said, why can I duplicate the very problem that existed back in VW11 days?? Cleary a bug that has never been addressed or if it has NNA never told anyone, but that's another topic. Thanks, Tom
  6. Mike, I did the above example with the VW2008 demo. I tried it again and I get the same results as we get in VW12.5.3. None of the other programs we use, for either design or toolpathing, exhibit this issue. Tom
  7. Hans, Thanks for the reply. I understand about the CAM module not exporting information but will interiorcad export those file types after the design is finalized? The lack of support on the CAM module in the US has me worried. We are currently running a Multicam CNC using G-code output files. Will we be able to post process the files with VectorWOP to allow using them on our machine? Thanks,
  8. Hans, We have also contacted Sven via email today as we have been interested in interiorcad and also the CAM output module for output to our CNC's. Sven gave me the name of three customers using this module in Canada but there is currently no support in the US. We will be upgrading to VW2009 and purchasing interiorcad either way. Will interiorcad export dxf files so that they can be used in our current toolpathing software. This thread is the most interest I have seen in interiorcad in years and I cannot figure out why it is not more widely used in the USA. Thanks and looking forward to your reply, T.Gerald Marino Edinboro Hardwoods Ltd. www.edinborohardwoods.com 814-734-7364
  9. Well here is todays reason why not to use VW dxf outputs for any type of manufacturing. We just scrapped about $5K worth of mold parts due this particular VW issue. To duplicate the problem just draw a 6" sq. on the screen. Go to the Fillet tool and apply a 3" radius to a corner and trim the excess. Now go to the Offset tool and offset the resulting polyline .5" inward. All looks OK until you decompose the objects and you will notice that the radius that was offset is not only the wrong size, its sweep length is not 90 degrees and now a short line segement appears to connect the missing part of the arc. This is able to be duplicated at will in 11.5.2 that we are using. If you decompose the object first and then select the radius and adjoining line segments, the problem does not occur, at least with the limited testing we have performed. We had a small issue on the CNC last week with some other parts and we could not pinpoint the cause. Now we have. I hope you users with the Machine Design package are carefull, as this issue could lead to all sorts of manufacturing problems. Well, it's back to the other drawing programs for our everyday file outputs to the machines. They are not as user friendly as VW has been, but these types of issues do not occur and we cannot afford to scrap anymore products.
  10. Katie, Any luck with the files I sent you??
  11. Katie, Have you had any luck reviewing the file I sent you on the above problem??
  12. Katie, New dual head video card was installed recently. Layer scale is at 1:8. Coordinates from origin are as follows...X..-2'5.609", Y..-8.272" I have forwarded to you the file that shows the clip problem. Thanks
  13. Katie, I am currently running Windows XP. I just noticed again this afternoon when I went to delete a few items the menu bar was blinking and the part was on the screen for a few seconds, vs. an instant delete which even my VW8.5.2 accomplishes. I mentioned the 'blinking' above and it appears to be erratic. I removed and re-installed VW 11 and I still get the same thing. I had some more 'clip' issues this morning as indicated above, but not all the time. Another thing that I noticed today was a glitch with the 'Fillet' tool. I drew a rectangle 1.50" high x 3.00" long. I wanted to 'bullnose' the 1.50 end using the fillet tool and setting it for a .750 radius and just filleting both corners. One corner worked fine and it would not let me fillet the opposite corner. I got the infamous' Two or more unlocked objects....'prompt. I finally had to re-enter another value, in this case .7495 in order for the fillet to work. I tried the exact same moves on VW 8.5.2 with all settings and preferences the same and it works OK everytime. Has anyone else experienced this problem?? Thanks
  14. Has anyone had trouble with the Clip Surface Command in V11?? I am getting some weird results where I go to clip and the clipping object does not clip but becomes part of the object to be clipped. I can move the clipping object away and the outline of it will still be attached to the object to be clipped and cannot be removed. I also notice my menu bar blinking when I go to open some files and I tried to use the Clip Tool, using the marquee and it does not work. A Are there any current updates I am missing?? I have only been using V11 for two months after coming off of V8.5.2 for years. BTW, where did the Extend Tool go for entending lines to boundry objects?? I have had this for years and now in the new and improved version it's gone. Thanks
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