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Sky

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  1. Sorry, the response was meant for IanH, not you Brudgers. He first asked me if I was sure about the upgrade offer. After I explained that offer, he asked me if that was wishful thinking or if it was fact. He then went on and on about how the return situation wouldn't work and how it doesn't make sense for the company to do that. *roll eyes* The way it would work is that you upgrade to VW2009. Then you upgrade to VW2010 when it comes out and return VW2009 before the 30 days are up. You have effectively only paid for a single upgrade. That is why they do this offer - to avoid the complaints, returns and headache.
  2. I think IanH finally believes me. So stop insinuating how ignorant I am. What I said is what they told me. Nuff said.
  3. I think it has to do with their 30-day return policy. If I buy 2009 and within 30 days they come out with 2010, I could just pay the single upgrade price to 2010 and then return 2009. So they do this rather than deal with all the headaches and returns. You can't promise a 30 day money back guaranty and then change the terms of it after the purchase. I think it is just a weird situation when 2010 is going to come out in less than 30 days. And since they have this offer, it is safe to say that 2010 is coming out in less than 30 days.
  4. That's great news. I'm thinking about purchasing the upgrade to VW2009 since it includes a free upgrade to VW2010 when it is released. I probably won't install it and just wait until VW2010 to do an actual upgrade. I ordered Snow Leopard this week. Looking forward to trying it out.
  5. XBench is almost 3 years old and is not a very good way of determining a Mac's true speed in actual use.
  6. @ossccar I don't do much work on my MacBook Air. It is too small to do meaningful drafting. But, I could be on site measuring something and needing to move around walls or doors or sketch up something really quickly for refinement when I get back to the office. Or I could be in a meeting with a client and we need to see what a change would look like. That might include manipulation of 3D hidden line drawings (but not RenderWorks which I don't have). Pat is right about the pitfalls of upgrading. However, I could really use that space on my hard disk. I also don't want to pay to upgrade to 2009 now either when 2010 is just around the corner. Since 2010 is Snow Leopard compatible, I will definitely be upgrading then. I wasn't planning to upgrade immediately to Snow Leopard anyway, but I would like to upgrade in the next couple of months. I'd be grateful if you would post any issues you encounter running 2008 on Snow Leopard. Thanks so much!!!
  7. @ossccar: I would love to hear if you have any problems with v2008 with Snow Leopard. I am running v2008 and wanted to put Snow Leopard on my MacBook Air to get 7 gb of space back. I do most of my work on my desktop, but if all the basic functions of v2008 will work on my MacBook Air, I would be so happy!
  8. I agree. They should release a statement about Snow Leopard compatibility. Why are they so silent on the matter?
  9. Has there been any word about VectorWorks compatibility with Snow Leopard? I'm really looking forward to upgrading when they release it, but I don't want it to adversely effect my work. Right now I'm running 2008, but I suppose I would upgrade to 2009 if I needed to... Sky
  10. Thank you so much for all of your help! Somehow that needs to be easier to do - this is set up from a programming/engineering standpoint instead of a user interface point of view. But anyway, my mistake was that I was choosing a layer criteria and then specifying the sheet (why it is listed in the pull down menu, I have no idea). But scrolling down further showed me the layers, I choose that, and it was excluded from the count. Everything is right in the world again. ahhh.... Sky
  11. michaelk was right. There were a couple of windows that did it too and it was related directly do a viewport I made on my site plan of the bottom floor. I tried everything I could to add criteria to either pick the layers/viewports or to exclude layers/viewports but I couldn't get any of them to eliminate the double counted doors and windows. Maybe I don't understand the difference between a sheet layer viewport and a design layer viewport. I have two site plans on my drawings because the building is a 3-story split level (5 floors), so I have a site plan where I put the design layer viewport (I assume) showing the roof, and a site plan with a design layer viewport (again an assumption) showing the bottom floor so the actual footprint is more obvious. Perhaps this wasn't the best way to do things? Sky
  12. Thank you for the suggestion michaelk. At the risk of sounding really incompetent, how do you check the criteria in the database? Sky
  13. Pat, You always have the answers. I did it for my window schedule not one hour earlier, but I couldn't repeat it with my doors. What would I ever do without you? That worked! BUT I have run into a different problem now. I'm stumped. I made a quantity column and defined it as =COUNT and put the Summarize Icon on the Mark column so I can group the same kind if windows and doors together with the quantity. All the quantities are showing up correctly EXCEPT for 5 of the doors. In each of those cases, there is only 1 door, but it is showing 2. I have other doors listed with a quantity of 1 door so it isn't across all doors. If I uncheck On Schedule in that door, the door completely disappears from the Door Schedule. When I recheck it, it comes back as two?!? WTF?!? Sorry. I'm frustrated. LOL Any tips? Sky
  14. This is probably something really simple, but I just can't figure it out. The summarize, ascending and descending icons are grayed out when I am editing my Door Schedule. What am I doing wrong?
  15. I think I've imported color palette into Vector Works before. Right now I have all the lines of Benjamin Moore imported except their latest one Affinity - which I use almost exclusively when specifying colors. Anyway, I downloaded the two types of color palette files they provide: ACB for AutoCAD and ACO for Photoshop. I can't figure out how to get either of those in a format that VectorWorks will recognize which I think is XML. Anyone have any ideas? It would be extremely useful for when I prepare boards for Planning Reviews... Sky
  16. Thank you very, very much! I had no idea that option was located there. Turns out that the layer was selected, but the Viewport was not. I selected the Viewports that I wanted them to be on, and it worked!!! Thank you once again!
  17. I have VectorWorks 2008. I used View>Create Section Viewport to create some building sections. When I edit the viewport, I can see the section lines and references, but when I go to the sheet they aren't there. The viewport has both the class and the layer of the sections lines set as visible. What else could I possibly be doing wrong? How can I get these section lines to show up on my drawings? Thank you! Sky
  18. Sounds like everyone does it in a very similar way. So I will make a layer for each scale of details and use the viewports to put them into the detail sheets. Good thing this is only a 10,000 sf office TI. If this were a large project, the detail sheets might become unwieldy! Thank you!
  19. Umm... hello - I wasn't asking anyone to highlight the shortcoming of VectorWorks. That is of no use for me at all. I was simply asking for suggestions and help for what VectorWork can do, not what it should do. Thank you to gmm18 and rDesign for your helpful suggestions. As for the rest of you, if you have complaints about the software, please take it up with the software company directly. You want to complain - start your own topic.
  20. Thank you for your suggestion. So would you create one viewport for every detail?
  21. So I need to put together some detail sheets with different scales on the same sheet. Any suggestions on how to organize sheets, layers and viewports to make this as easy and flexible as possible? Thank you for any suggestions you have.
  22. Just in case anyone looks at this topic, Pat replicated the same problem and found a temporary solution until this bug is fixed... at least we think it is a bug. To consolidate the windows in the window schedule, you should divide by the cell with the =COUNT formula in it (i.e. /D4), then multiply by that cell (i.e. *D4) so the formula will look something like this: =(Window.OverallWidth)/D4*D4 Weird, but it works for now.
  23. So just when I thought I had all the schedule stuff figured out... I am consolidating all the similar windows together by using the SUM function in the Marks database headers. I use the =COUNT formula to display quantity. And I divide by that quantity (/A4, the cell which the +COUNT formula appears) in the formula for overall height, overall width, and elevation. The quantities show up correctly. The dimensions are right if the quantity is 1, but half what they should be when the quantity is 2, and a quarter of what they should be when the quantity is 4. I did this in the door schedule and didn't have a problem. What am I overlooking here?
  24. That worked! Thank you, thank you!!!
  25. While Edit Criteria didn't work, Set Criteria worked. At first I had trouble figuring out what criteria I needed to set beyond the Layer criteria, but I figured it out - Type Is Space. So that is all resolved - thank you very much! Now onto the second part... I can't seem to get a separate Finish Schedule on each sheet. I am using VA Create Schedule to try to place the Finish Schedule on each sheet, but it doesn't seem to want to do it. I can only get it on one sheet at a time. I tried copy and paste, but it will only take the exact schedule and repeat it so when I change the criteria on one, it changes on both... ugh... Sorry to be so needy!
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