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  1. On 10/18/2021 at 5:49 PM, dtheory said:

    I (probably) agree with you.. but I can't help but hope that the rumor mills are on to something..

    An M1 Max Mini would be a super hot seller.. so there's that..

     There will definitely be a high end Mac mini to replace the high end Intel Mac mini which is still for sale. But I would expect a high end iMac to appear first. You may be waiting until next summer to see it... And if that is the case, it might just be an M2 and not an M1 Pro or Max. 

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  2. Hi @inikolova


    While I appreciate the concept behind Nomad, this solution is still half-baked and user unfriendly. I would really like to see drastic improvements with this platform because it holds a lot of potential.


    1. I have sheet layers that were used in schematic design or for presentations that I don't want as part of the PDF generated, but have no control over that if the Publish command can not produce snap points and measurement data. This function produces all sheets into PDFs!


    2. I am only using the Cloud Services desktop app on one computer. But that folder is also part of iCloud Drive. I'm not sure if this caused the problem. To avoid issues in the future, I will make a separate folder and duplicate a copy of the file to make a PDF. A tedious workaround, but I can't have my files compromised by VW Cloud Services. 


    3. Is there a technical reason that Dropbox and Google Drive are integrated, but iCloud Drive is not?


    4. I think I read somewhere that I can't do any editing of the PDF or all the snap points and measurement data will be lost - including renaming the file, moving the file location or deleting pages in the file. Is that correct?

  3. Things get worse.


    I made a project folder 'Cloud Projects' and designated that as my sync folder for VW Cloud Services. It is on my iCloud Drive. I moved over one project folder 'MHCC' into this.


    About 5 or 6 hours later, it was replaced with a folder 'MHCC (selective sync conflict)' and most of the files were gone! Luckily I use Time Machine backup and restored everything to the original folder. 


    Now I am worried about even using Nomad and cloud services from VW. Seem like a total disaster.

  4. I would like to ditch brining my laptop to construction meetings and just use my 12.9" iPad Pro.

    It's been such a time consuming pain to try to figure out Nomad. 


    I finally got Cloud Publish working, but I still can not measure on the PDF.

    It also does not include any snapping points.

    I get the error message: Measuring data is unavailable. The measuring will be reported in sheet layer space.

    What does that mean? 

  5. Thank you @Dave Donley. I ordered the 14" MacBook Pro with the top of the line M1 Max and 64 GB of RAM today. I will put it on a stand, connect it to an external 34" monitor and put my 12.9" iPad Pro on a stand on the other side. With Universal Control (coming later this Fall), I will have 3 monitors of different sizes working together!

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  6. I'm running a Mac Pro (2013) and looking to upgrade to the new MacBook Pro. Is it still true that Renderworks is dependent on CPU and not GPU? Is a basic M1 Max with 10-core CPU and 24-core GPU the way to go? Or is it worth the $200 to get 32-core GPU?

  7. As far as benchmarks, the Mac Pro is about as fast as the M1 Mac mini. But perhaps VW new features are optimized for the M1 chip? I plan to get a new computer but I was waiting to see the next version of the chip, which was announced today. I will be getting the new 14-inch MacBook Pro. I just have to decide how tricked out I need the processor to be. Thanks again for your help (as always)!

  8. 5 hours ago, Christiaan said:


    Checking piggy bank to see if I can afford a 32 Core Apple Silicon Mac Pro come September... okay probably not. But I am very curious to know how Vectorworks 2022 will perform on such a machine. Could it be the first time we don't have to wait for anything (assuming v2022 also has a lot of multi-threading improvements)?

    I doubt you’ll see a Mac Pro this year. My guess is that it’ll be unveiled at WWDC in 2022. We’ll probably see a MacBook Pro with 4 nm M2 processor late this year, and if we are lucky, an iMac Pro to go with it.

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  9. The M1 Macs are just slightly faster than my Late-2013 Mac Pro (trash can), so I'm waiting until they release a 4 nm M2 Mac before I buy a new computer. Its good that my 7-year old Mac still runs great, but I'm looking forward to a Late-2021 iMac Pro or a Mid-2022 Mac Pro.

  10. I'm using Vectorworks 2021 on Mac OS Big Sur.

    I'm imported a Kohler sink and an American Standard faucet from the Vectorworks Library, but the symbol is invisible in 3D.

    I can see it in wireframe and hidden line, but it can't be seen in OpenGL or Renderworks.

    The faucet is even stranger, because some parts are visible and some aren't. All of them are generic solids. 


    These are the symbols I've had a problem with so far. 

    Sanitary Fixt Am Standard Faucets 4332.001

    Sanitary Fixt Kohler Sink K-3943

    Sanitary Fixt Kohler Sink K-3936

    Sanitary Fixt Kohler Sink K-3821

  11. Enjoyed reading everyone’s comments/excitement about the new Apple Silicon Macs.


    I’m running a trash can late -2013 Mac Pro that is almost 7-years old. I too am anxious to upgrade my computer to these super fast Apple Silicon Macs.

    I am also excited to hear that VW2022 will run natively on the Apple Silicon processor.

    I expect an M2 and M1X processor next year along with all computers (except Mac Pro) to be updated.

    I hope I can last until 2022 when I expect a Mac Pro with M3 processor to be released. My computer will be 9-years old at that point but I think the Mac Pro will be really fast and worth the wait.

  12. @Oliver Hauser @BenG 


    The solution was posted by @Jeremy Best on March 3, 2019. I am reposting here for your reference:


    1. Quit Vectorworks 2019

    2. Go to: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Vectorworks 2019

    3. Select and copy these three folders:

    ⁃  Gobos

    ⁃  Library

    ⁃  textures

    4. Go to: Macintosh HD/Applications/Vectorworks 2019/Vision and paste them in.

    5. Reopen Vectorworks. 

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