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  1. Introduced in Vectorworks 2020, Schematic Views were a welcome improvement over plot and model views. But because of some deficiencies, you couldn’t hit the ground running. Label legends in Schematic Views did not display consistently. Schematic Views were updating every time the model was edited, slowing down your workflow. More visual context was needed to easily edit model objects while working in Schematic Views, and more visual feedback was required to properly snap lighting devices to rigging objects. Reengineering in version 2020 Service Pack 3 (SP3) has addressed these issues, bringing significant improvements to the performance and stability of Vectorworks Spotlight. Faster Schematic Views: It’s a common part of your workflow to make a series of edits to a lighting device. You frequently update the device, whether it be changing the channel, adding an accessory, or even repositioning the device on the truss. Prior to SP3, each of these individual edits caused the Schematic View to regenerate, disrupting your workflow while you waited. Now, Schematic Views have an Update Geometry button, similar to the Update button for viewports. Each time the model is edited, its Schematic View is outlined in red. When the edits are complete, you can update the Schematic Views once and get the results of all prior changes. This quickens the pace of all Schematic View operations because the view is not updated with every change. Correct label legends: In the initial release of Schematic Views, the schematic label legends did not always look right. This was the result of a few bugs that were introduced when converting from the 3D model object to the 2D Schematic View. In SP3, schematic label legends support all options, containers, right-reading labels, and non-rotating layouts. Any update to the 2D label legend in the model is applied automatically to the Schematic View. More context when editing model objects from the Schematic View: With a Schematic View selected, you can click the Properties button on the Object Info palette to edit the properties of the corresponding model object. The feedback from many of you indicated that more visual context was needed; you could not immediately see the object you were editing. For SP3, clicking the Properties button automatically selects and fits to the model object, making it visible and graying all other previously-shown objects. If the object supports sub-classes, your user settings are preserved. Now you will have more context while making changes in the Properties dialog for the selected model object. Improved load attachment: With the initial release of Vectorworks 2020, issues with auto positioning sometimes made it difficult to attach lights to rigging objects. When inserting lights, there was no visual feedback to indicate the light’s position on the snapped truss (unlike when dragging lights). Sometimes, Auto Position picked the wrong truss in 2D or didn’t find a truss in 3D. Major improvements to auto positioning have fixed these problems. An improved search algorithm makes it faster and easier to attach lights at the correct position, and the AutoConnect highlighting from Braceworks now provides interactive feedback when inserting lights. When lights are attached to a truss with a hanging angle, they now assume the more precise Z height of the truss. Greater stability of Vectorworks: The improvements in SP3 have made Vectorworks faster and more reliable, especially when working with large files. Changes related to Project Sharing have also enhanced the stability of Vectorworks. Performance improvements: Performance of the lighting device object has notably improved. Depending on the file, Refresh Instruments is up to 50% faster than in 2020 SP2 and up to 100% faster than in Vectorworks 2018. Moving multiple lighting devices in Vectorworks 2020 SP3 finishes in half the time or less than in Vectorworks 2020, Vectorworks 2019, or Vectorworks 2018. Similar results occur when duplicating multiple lighting devices, except when using the Paste command. The Schematic Views workflow in Vectorworks 2020 made plot and model views obsolete. Removing the obsolete functionality has further increased performance, especially for design layer viewports. We are seeing performance improvements with all file sizes. Larger files show significant increases in performance. File open times for ~1,000 lighting devices: 2019 53 seconds 2020 SP2 26 seconds 2020 SP3 16 seconds Creating Schematic Views: 2020 SP2 40 seconds 2020 SP3 20 seconds Changing the view of a Schematic View: 2020 SP2 50 seconds 2020 SP3 25 seconds Moving ~1000+ lighting devices: 2020 SP2 5:00 2020 SP3 16 seconds Duplicating ~1000+ lighting devices: 2020 SP2 5:16 2020 SP3 18 seconds The Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3 is available as a downloadable updater for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2020, including Vectorworks Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Designer, Fundamentals, Braceworks, ConnectCAD, and Vision. This Service Pack is available as a downloadable updater for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2020. To install the Service Pack, please select "Check for Updates" from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). To find out more about this release, read the Vectorworks 2020 SP3 tech bulletin. Contact tech@vectorworks.net with any technical questions.
  2. When running the Vectorworks Updater, the Update may fail. This may be caused by incorrect permission settings, especially on Mac OS X/macOS. To fix this, try changing the permissions on the Vectorworks 2019 folder, in the Applications folder. Right-click on the Vectorworks 2019 folder and choose "Get Info". At the bottom of the window, you will see "Sharing & Permissions". You should see your current user name listed here, followed by (Me). If you do not see this, click on the + button on the bottom left of the window and add your user name to the list. Once it is added, change the permission to "Read & Write". Next, you will want to make sure those permissions are correctly applied to the items inside of this folder. To do this, click on the Gear icon at the bottom and choose "Apply to enclosed items". Once the permissions are applied, run the Vectorworks Updater again and it should complete successfully.
  3. Is it better for us to switch the sharing to SMB? If you are having issues with your current setup, yes. However its more important to ensure that ONLY ONE protocol is being used.  Why do you choose "full control" and not " Read/write" ? This reduces access problems in general and seems the most reliable.  We have problems with project sharing from time to time, would it be better to grant "Full control" and get less PS conflicts. Yes.
  4. Interesting that you recommend SMB, I thought it was the other way round, AFP only We have an mac server running 10.12. and all clients on mac 10.13.5. Is it better for us to switch the sharing to SMB? Why do you choose "full control" and not " Read/write" ? We have problems with project sharing from time to time, would it be better to grant "Full control" and get less PS conflicts.
  5. I am unable to download the project files. I click on the link but a download isn't prompted.
  6. Vectorworks, Inc. has released Service Pack 4 (SP4) for the Vectorworks® 2019 product line. This service pack includes multiple fixes and improvements in the following areas: Fixed numerous issuesImplemented various corrections for with cropped bitmaps Numerous stability enhancements in areas such as Viewports, Section Viewports, Selecting Walls, Roofs, Extrude Along Path, Project Sharing and more Improved DWG import, IFC Export and export PDF performance This Service Pack is available as a downloadable updater for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2019. To install the Service Pack, please select "Check for Updates" from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). For a full list of improvements in the 2019 SP4 update, please visit this page. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process.
  7. Vectorworks, Inc. has released its third Service Pack (SP3) for the Vectorworks 2020 product line. This Service Pack includes: A large number of performance improvements Partner integrations with Enscape and NBS Chorus NBS Chorus is a benefit of Vectorworks Service Select membership Improved performance and quality fixes in Vectorworks Spotlight BCF improvements that offer greater BIM collaboration With an active membership in Vectorworks Service Select, you now have the ability to stylize images with machine learning in the Vectorworks Cloud Services portal Many of the improvements are focused on the following areas: Vectorworks Designer: This Service Pack includes partner integrations with Enscape and NBS Chorus, as well as improved performance and quality fixes in Vectorworks Spotlight, and BCF improvements that offer greater BIM collaboration. Vectorworks Spotlight: This Service Pack includes quality fixes from the reengineering of lighting devices and their Schematic Views, improving file open time and performance. Further, enhanced GDTF support streamlines the MVR workflow. For additional information about workflow and performance improvements in Vectorworks Spotlight 2020 SP3 click HERE. Vectorworks Landmark: This Service Pack includes fixes to the Site Model and Hardscapes. When you place plant objects in your design, it will now show plant tags automatically. Vectorworks Architect: This Service Pack includes partner integrations with Enscape and NBS Chorus, as well as BCF improvements that offer greater BIM collaboration. Vectorworks Fundamentals: This Service Pack includes a new pattern importer from the Mosa Pattern Generator online tool, performance updates, and speed improvements for opening files. Vectorworks Cloud Services: With an active membership in Vectorworks Service Select, you now have the ability to stylize images with machine learning in the Vectorworks Cloud Services portal. NEW Partner Integrations: Real-time Rendering Connection with Enscape for Vectorworks Free Beta: In keeping with Vectorworks’ dedication to integrating new technology that brings direct benefit to customers, we have teamed up with Enscape, providers of real-time rendering and Virtual Reality (VR) solutions. Enscape goes beyond other real-time rendering applications by developing plugins that work directly inside Vectorworks, so users can accurately gauge the impact of their design decisions as they are being made. Enscape is providing a free beta plugin to all Windows users in the Vectorworks 2020 Service Pack 3. The plugin provides a suite of Enscape rendering tools inside Vectorworks which can control the visualization in Enscape. As geometry, lighting, textures, or views are changed or added in Vectorworks, users will see these changes in real-time in Enscape. For easy virtual reality, the Enable/Disable VR Headset tool connects Vectorworks models directly to a VR headset like Oculus Rift S or HTC Vive with little to no setup. NBS Chorus Building specifications integration: The NBS Chorus integration enables users to access and dynamically link their models to the NBS online specification database, keeping the model as the central source of project information. Users will be able to open a web palette in Vectorworks, letting them work concurrently with their model and NBS Chorus. Any data modified in NBS Chorus via the web palette will update in the data record of the model, ensuring accurate and up-to-date specification information is accessible at all times from the model. The NBS Chorus integration is another step in creating a holistic BIM environment within Vectorworks. *NBS Chorus integration is available to users of Vectorworks Design Series products with an active membership in Vectorworks Service Select and an active NBS license. Additional fixes and improvements included in SP 3.1 Esri login dialog box not functional Stairs and plants not showing in NBS Chorus Additional stability improvements This Service Pack is available as a downloadable updater for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2020. To install the Service Pack, please select "Check for Updates" from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). For a full list of improvements in the 2020 SP3 update, please visit this page. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. To learn more about this announcement, read our press release here.
  8. Vectorworks, Inc. has released a minor update in the form of Service Pack 3.1 (SP3.1) for the Vectorworks® 2019 product line. Below is a full list of issues corrected between Vectorworks 2019 SP3 and Vectorworks 2019 SP3.1: · No more repeated alerts during product shutdown · Design Layer Section Viewports and Section Viewport through a referenced Viewport will now show component fills · BIM workflow not working anymore because referenced viewports can’t be sectioned · Section Viewport through a Viewport will now show walls with components · Detail Level for Slabs in Section Viewport will be available · Section Viewports will show objects from Referenced Viewports · Cloud-based project sharing support for Dropbox Business and Box Drive is added · Distance in floating data bar will no longer be stuck on 0 when moving the object inside a Clip Cube This Service Pack is available as a downloadable updater for all U.S. English-based versions of Vectorworks 2019. To install the Service Pack, please select "Check for Updates" from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). For a full list of improvements in the 2019 SP3 update, please visit this page. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions. Respectfully, Juan Almansa Customer Success Director Vectorworks, Inc.
  9. It seems i've lost all the viewports crops I had previously made on the Sheet Layer. All I have now is the same viewports without any crops, and the whole project is over each other. Could this be a Bug from this SP2? See below some useful data from my system and software: -Vectorworks 2021 (Fundamentals, Architect, Renderworks) SP2 (Build 574483) (64-Bit) -Mac Computer -macOS Big Sur (version 11.0.1) -Hardware: iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch,2017) -Processor: 3,5 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 -Memory: 8GB 2400 MHz DDR4 -Graphics: Radeon Pro 575 4GB Thank you
  10. Fixes in SP6: Corrected an error related to memory use 3D Loci should now appear as expected in 3D Improved file handling stability Increased stability with editing Line geometry Improved speed of Project Sharing save and commit operations This Service Pack is available for all licenses as a downloadable updater. To install the Service Pack, please click here or select "Check for Updates" from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2018 SP6 updater, please visit this page. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions.
  11. Vectorworks, Inc. has released its second Service Pack (SP2) for the Vectorworks® 2019 product line. This Service Pack includes multiple fixes and improvements in the following areas: Heavy focus on correcting issues related to the Undo command Numerous stability enhancements in a number of areas such as: Multiple Views, Class Overrides, Attribute Mapping, Project Sharing Extensive improvements to VGM display of Annotations, Fills, Textures and more Large number of improvements to the behavior of the Data Tag object Improved the performance and quality of Generating 2D Graphics from 3D Components This Service Pack is available for all licenses as a downloadable updater. To install the Service Pack, please select "Check for Updates" from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). For a full list of fixes and improvements in the 2019 SP2 updater, please visit THIS PAGE. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions.
  12. Update as of 11-01-2018 Vectorworks 2018 SP 5.1 has been released. For more additional information click HERE Vectorworks, Inc. has released its fifth Service Pack (SP5) for the Vectorworks® 2018 product line. This service pack was released specifically to address compatibility issues between Vectorworks 2018 and macOS 10.14 Mojave. This Service Pack includes multiple fixes and improvements in the following areas: Compatibility with macOS 10.14 Multiple user interface appearance issues corrected Improved file translation from older Vectorworks (VWX) file formats Fixes to BIMobject imports Fixes to stairs Fixes to Railing/Fence objects Speed improvements Project sharing reliability improvements This Service Pack is available for all licenses as a downloadable updater. To install the Service Pack, please click here or select "Check for Updates" from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2018 SP5 updater, please visit this page. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions. Respectfully, Juan Almansa Customer Success Director Vectorworks, Inc.
  13. The following are real-world system requirements for running Vectorworks 2017. In some demanding cases, we would suggest a more capable machine than is described by these recommendations. Likewise, there are some less demanding situations where Vectorworks will perform well on older hardware. General Requirements: Operating System: Mac OS X 10.10 Mac OS X 10.11 macOS 10.12 Windows 7 SP 1 (64-bit) Windows 8 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit) Processor: 64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent) clocked at 2Ghz or better RAM: 4GB minimum, 8 GB recommended 8GB – 16GB recommended for large files and complex renderings. Graphics Card: OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card A dedicated graphics card is highly recommended. VRAM: 1GB (minimum), 2GB-4GB (recommended) (More Info) Vectorworks with Vision: OpenGL 3.0 compatible graphics card A dedicated graphics card is required VRAM: 1GB (minimum), 2GB-4GB (recommended) (More Info) Screen Resolution: 1440 x 900 minimum 1920 x 1080 or higher recommended Vectorworks 2017 with all libraries installed takes up ~25GB of storage space. * See the discussion in the Optimizing Performance section below. ** See the discussion in the Graphics Card section below. Additional Details: Graphics Cards IMPORTANT – Several Vectorworks features have placed higher demands on graphic hardware. Additionally, the performance and quality of the graphics provided by the Vectorworks Graphics Module depend directly on the speed, memory, and supported extensions of the graphics card. These new features have the potential to provide a very fast and fluid experience if used on capable hardware, or a noticeably slower experience if used on older or incompatible hardware. Graphics cards should support at a minimum OpenGL version 2.1; cards not meeting this recommendation will have limited functionality and poor performance, particularly when rendering in OpenGL mode. In general, the more powerful your graphics card is, the better your Vectorworks experience will be. The amount of Video RAM (VRAM) required to drive Vectorworks adequately depends largely on the size of the display being used and the complexity of the Vectorworks document. Medium-sized displays with a native resolution of 1920x1080 or less should be driven by a graphics card with at least 1GB of VRAM. Larger displays should use a modern graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM, with 4GB or more recommended. OpenGL rendering of shadows and edges are VRAM-intensive and require at least 1GB, with 2GB of VRAM or more being preferable. If you want to take full advantage of OpenGL shadows and edges, especially in situations where you have any combination of the following: - many lights - point lights - image textures - anti-aliasing - high shadow quality - excessive geometry and if you have a graphics card with less than 1GB of VRAM, you should consider upgrading your graphics card. We strongly recommend that all users check that their video drivers are current. The majority of display problems reported to our Technical Support department have been traced to older video drivers. For the latest information on our graphics card recommendations for Vectorworks 2017, see This Article. Remote and Virtual Machines We do not consider remote login environments such as Remote Desktop, Terminal Services and VNC or virtual machine environments such as Parallels and VMware to be appropriate for regular work, so Vectorworks performance in these situations is not of primary concern to us. They may be appropriate for administrative testing or utility purposes but you should not expect good performance in these environments, however, especially with interactive screen feedback. We do support Vectorworks running under Boot Camp on Mac machines. As long as you have appropriate and current drivers for the hardware on your machine, you can expect fast and reliable Vectorworks behavior. Maintenance Releases Unless there is a known problem with a maintenance release of the operating system, we recommend the latest maintenance release at the time we ship a new release of Vectorworks as a minimum because that is what we test with. If you have problems with an earlier maintenance release, we will often ask you to update as an initial troubleshooting step. Optimizing Performance For users who work with large files and complex renderings, we recommend running with at least 8GB of RAM. When RAM runs out, Vectorworks usually continues to function, but is slowed significantly by the need to access the hard drive to provide virtual memory. Extreme lack of RAM may cause operations to generate errors in cases where given sufficient RAM they would otherwise succeed. Faster hard drives can have a large impact on system performance especially when virtual memory is actively being used. Faster or slower processor clock speeds have a predictable impact on Vectorworks performance. Hard drive size requirements are driven by the total size of Designer with Renderworks including all content files. You can reduce this size by opting to not install some of the larger Vectorworks content files. Project Sharing and Network Bandwidth The performance of Vectorworks when working on a shared project over the network will depend on the available network bandwidth. If the network bandwidth is insufficient, operations that transfer large amounts of data over the network will be slow. We recommend at minimum a Fast Ethernet (100Mbit/s) network connection. For large projects, Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbit/s) networks are highly recommended for a fast and fluid experience. Slower networks can still provide a satisfactory user experience if operations that transfer large amount of data over the network, such as committing changes to the project file or refreshing a local working file, are kept to a minimum.
  14. Last Modified: 09/2/2015 The following are real-world system requirements for running Vectorworks 2016. In some demanding cases, we would suggest a more capable machine than is described by these recommendations. Likewise, there are some less demanding situations where Vectorworks will perform well on older hardware. Vectorworks 2016 and later are 64 bit applications. 32bit operating systems will NOT be able to run Vectorworks 2016 and later. General Requirements Operating System Mac OS X 10.9 Mac OS X 10.10 Mac OS X 10.11 macos 10.12 Windows 7 SP 1 (64-bit) Windows 8 (64-bit) Windows 8.1 (64-bit) Windows 10 (64-bit) Processor 64-bit Intel Core i5 (or AMD equivalent), Intel Xeon E4 series or better RAM 4GB minimum - 8 GB recommended 8GB – 16GB recommended for large files and complex renderings. Graphics Card** OpenGL 2.1 compatible graphics card VRAM: 1GB (minimum), 2GB-4GB (recommended) A dedicated graphics card is highly recommended Screen Resolution 1440 x 900 minimum 1920 x 1080 or higher recommended * See the discussion in the Optimizing Performance section below. ** See the discussion in the Graphics Card section below. Additional Details Graphics Cards IMPORTANT – Several Vectorworks features have placed higher demands on graphic hardware. Additionally, the performance and quality of the graphics provided by the Vectorworks Graphics Module depend directly on the speed, memory, and supported extensions of the graphics card. These new features have the potential to provide a very fast and fluid experience if used on capable hardware, or a noticeably slower experience if used on older or incompatible hardware. Graphics cards should support at a minimum OpenGL version 2.1; cards not meeting this recommendation will have limited functionality and poor performance, particularly when rendering in OpenGL mode. In general, the more powerful your graphics card is, the better your Vectorworks experience will be. The amount of Video RAM (VRAM) required to drive Vectorworks adequately depends largely on the size of the display being used and the complexity of the Vectorworks document. Medium-sized displays with a native resolution of 1920x1080 or less should be driven by a graphics card with at least 1GB of VRAM. Larger displays should use a modern graphics card with at least 2GB of VRAM, with 4GB or more recommended. OpenGL rendering of shadows and edges are VRAM-intensive and require at least 1GB, with 2GB of VRAM or more being preferable. If you want to take full advantage of OpenGL shadows and edges, especially in situations where you have any combination of the following: - many lights - point lights - image textures - anti-aliasing - high shadow quality - excessive geometry and if you have a graphics card with less than 1GB of VRAM, you should consider upgrading your graphics card. We strongly recommend that all users check that their video drivers are current. The majority of display problems reported to our Technical Support department have been traced to older video drivers. For the latest information on our graphics card recommendations for Vectorworks 2016, go to the Vectorworks Knowledgebase and search for "OpenGL". Remote and Virtual Machines We do not consider remote login environments such as Remote Desktop, Terminal Services and VNC or virtual machine environments such as Parallels and VMware to be appropriate for regular work, so Vectorworks performance in these situations is not of primary concern to us. They may be appropriate for administrative testing or utility purposes but you should not expect good performance in these environments, however, especially with interactive screen feedback. We do support Vectorworks running under Boot Camp on Mac machines. As long as you have appropriate and current drivers for the hardware on your machine, you can expect fast and reliable Vectorworks behavior. Maintenance Releases Unless there is a known problem with a maintenance release of the operating system, we recommend the latest maintenance release at the time we ship a new release of Vectorworks as a minimum because that is what we test with. If you have problems with an earlier maintenance release, we will often ask you to update as an initial troubleshooting step. Optimizing Performance For users who work with large files and complex renderings, we recommend running with at least 8GB of RAM. When RAM runs out, Vectorworks usually continues to function, but is slowed significantly by the need to access the hard drive to provide virtual memory. Extreme lack of RAM may cause operations to generate errors in cases where given sufficient RAM they would otherwise succeed. Faster hard drives can have a large impact on system performance especially when virtual memory is actively being used. Faster or slower processor clock speeds have a predictable impact on Vectorworks performance. Hard drive size requirements are driven by the total size of Designer with Renderworks including all content files. You can reduce this size by opting to not install some of the larger Vectorworks content files. Project Sharing and Network Bandwidth The performance of Vectorworks when working on a shared project over the network will depend on the available network bandwidth. If the network bandwidth is insufficient, operations that transfer large amount of data over the network will be slow. We recommend at minimum a Fast Ethernet (100Mbit/s) network connection. For large projects, Gigabit Ethernet (1Gbit/s) networks are highly recommended for a fast and fluid experience. Slower networks can still provide a satisfactory user experience if operations that transfer large amount of data over the network, such as committing changes to the project file or refreshing a local working file, are kept to a minimum. More Information For the latest support information on Vectorworks 2016, go to the Vectorworks Knowledgebase and search for "2016"
  15. SP3 is running quite well here. Have been doing al lot of training sessions on it and 1 actual real life project since the mayhem started. There is a thing here and there but I am happy with it now.
  16. How is SP3 running now? I haven't opened a file since my last gig in March. Some torturous version of SP2 was live then—and it was a giant bag of hurt. Just like SP1. And the original 2020 release. And the original 2019 release. And 2018. And 2017. And 2016. 2015… wait, is this a pattern? The video shows the pain of simply trying to dock my toolbars in late February. On one hand, I regularly had design assets move 50-100' without reason, become invisible or entirely disappear from my canvas. On the other, toolbars would sporadically transition from being neatly docked to a random scatter around my workspace. Thankfully, it was always difficult to get them re-docked and organized. I love paying a generous annual subscription for professional software that carries major bugs six months after release. Not that I need the primary design tool for my design business to be reliable. You know what they say… always trust your most important tasks to beta software. With Vectorworks, every release should be considered beta until at least SP4. Losing a day (or more) worth of work on every other project is a rite of passage, designed to create a sense of frustration-based camaraderie within the Vectorworks community. Does anyone else feel the love? Bug Video - Vectorworks 2020 SP2 - Toolbar Docking 20201226.m4v
  17. "The United States National CAD Standard (NCS) streamlines and simplifies the exchange of building design and construction data from project development throughout the life of a facility. It coordinates the efforts of the entire industry by classifying electronic building design data consistently allowing streamlined communication among owners and design and construction project teams. Use of the NCS can reduce costs and produce greater efficiency in the design and construction process." - National Institute of Building Sciences It is possible to configure a Vectorworks file to be 100% in compliance with the latest (v5) National CAD Standard, however we do not provide 100% NCS configuration automatically. This is up to the user to decide upon, control and enforce. The NCS is a cost-subscribed standard distributed by the National Institute of Building Sciences. We do not distribute any parts of the NCS directly so as not to be in conflict with this revenue stream for NIBS, which we support wholeheartedly through its BuildingSMART division. All the following remarks apply to version 5 of the National CAD Standard. The NCS is an open-ended set of guidelines, the main components being: 1. The "CAD Layer Guidelines" naming standards for assignable drawing attribute divisions (layers in AutoCAD, classes in Vectorworks); 2. The Uniform Drawing Standard, which comprises a collection of practice guidelines for Drawing and sheet organization Schedules Drafting conventions Terms and Abbreviations Symbols Notations Code compliance tables and diagrams 3. Plotting guidelines (not applicable to Vectorworks as it is a "WYSIWYG" and not a color-table driven graphical system) Item 1, the "CAD Layer Guidelines," are coordinated with Vectorworks' internal standard classing system in Vectorworks' "Standard Naming" feature. However, our collection of "Standard Names" is much smaller than the NCS broad list of standard layer names, which are intended to cover most eventualities and to be user-extensible to a project of any complexity. The user can extend their class list as required by the individual project. Vectorworks' maximum class name length is in excess of 60 characters, much greater that the 18- or 19-character limit needed by NCS: Vectorworks does not restrict the user's creation of class names to NCS standards as (a) this is antithetical to Vectorworks' design-usability philosophy and (b) the NCS is an extensible standard, so no comprehensive list of acceptable class names could be created in any case. Item 2.2, Schedules: Our default Door, Window, and Room Finish schedules are generally in compliance with the NCS (our default schedules are somewhat more comprehensive, reflecting the broad information contained in our objects). The NCS Schedule guidelines in any case only "suggest examples of potential content of schedules" and do not provide an exhaustive or restrictive standard in this case. Lastly, Item 2.5: the graphical symbols and conventions: As far as we have been able to determine, all of our standard graphical elements (dimensions, callouts, drawing labels, north arrows, title blocks, section line and detail markers, etc.) have at least one option that is compliant with the latest version of the NCS. Again, we do not enforce this, we only allow it. We have also successfully tested an import of all the NCS standard symbols to verify that they can all be imported into Vectorworks: However, as mentioned earlier, we do not distribute this symbol library as we feel this might be in conflict with the NCS revenue-stream of BuildingSMART and NIBS, whom we support.
  18. Vectorworks, Inc. has released its third Service Pack (SP3) for the Vectorworks® 2018 product line. This Service Pack includes multiple fixes and improvements in the following areas: New features: Vectorworks Cloud Services and Bluebeam Studio Integration Vectorworks SP3 will be the first CAD application with a direct cloud integration into Bluebeam Revu via the Bluebeam Studio API. This integration expands the drawing management power of Vectorworks Cloud Services by leveraging the Bluebeam Studio Prime API to sync Studio Sessions, folders, and files between Bluebeam Revu and Vectorworks. Users will be able to create Bluebeam Studio sessions, invite others to participate, and launch Studio sessions from within the Vectorworks Cloud Services portal. A Bluebeam Studio Prime subscription will be required to enable the integration. The Photos to 3D Model feature is a new reality capture innovation that leverages the latest in optical technology interpretations and the processing power of Vectorworks Cloud Services to generate usable 3D models from digital photographs. This is an exciting new area of development that can have substantial impacts in documenting as-built conditions at the beginning of projects. Web view VR has also received updates that improve the quality and broaden the ability of Vectorworks users to communicate their designs in groundbreaking ways. The latest update adds improvements to shadow casting, and an interactive clip cube to allow web view users more control over interactively sectioning or isolating parts of the model. Plus, for those with access to higher-end VR gear, the web view feature now also offers support for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, and Google Daydream. Fixes for existing issues: Significant overall application stability improvements Corrected issues related to Project Sharing synchronization IFC export fidelity improvements Corrected multiple redraw issues related to multiview capabilities Multiple improvements to Braceworks object visibility Improved title block border formatting, alignment, and field access Various Marionette node improvements, as well as newly included nodes This Service Pack is available for all licenses as a downloadable updater. To install the Service Pack, please click here or select "Check for Updates" from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2018 SP3 updater, please visit this page. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions. Respectfully, Juan Almansa Customer Success Director Vectorworks, Inc.
  19. Vectorworks, Inc. has released its fifth Service Pack for the Vectorworks® 2017 product line. This Service Pack includes multiple fixes and improvements in the following areas: Compatibility with macOS 10.13 High Sierra Project Sharing stability improvements Corrected a library installation issue affecting specific Mac hardware Improvements to IFC export This Service Pack is available for all licenses as a downloadable updater. To install the Service Pack, please click here or select Check for Updates from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows). To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2017 SP5 updater, please visit this page. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions. Respectfully, Juan Almansa Customer Success Director Vectorworks, Inc.
  20. Vectorworks, Inc. has released its second Service Pack (SP2) for the Vectorworks® 2018 product line. This Service Pack includes multiple fixes and improvements in the following areas: Vectorworks 2018 SP2 now supports the import of Revit 2018 format files Improvements to Project Sharing stability and reliability Corrections of issues related to the position of lighting instruments Improvements to the Title Block Border tool Correction of errors related to site model memory management Better support for Structural Members in rotated or mirrored views Improvements related to Braceworks and attaching objects to truss Overall stability improvements Compatibility with macOS High Sierra (X 10.13) NOTE: Users updating from SP1 to SP2 may also see a message when launching for the first time after the update that states: "One or more preference values could not be loaded." This is simply the result of a new preference value added to correct an issue with the option to Autohide docked palettes, click OK to continue using Vectorworks as expected. This Service Pack is available for all licenses as a downloadable updater. To install the Service Pack, please click here or select Check for Updates from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows), and click Check for Updates. To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2018 SP2 updater, please visit this page. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions. Respectfully, Juan Almansa Customer Success Director Vectorworks, Inc.
  21. SMB support from Apple is still a work in progress, certain network setups could still have some potential issues. SMB on Mac OS has been a moving target, but it is getting better. It is more mature with Mac OS 10.10 and 10.11. Some background information on SMB SMB is Microsoft’s proprietary network file sharing protocol. Most versions of OS X prior to 10.7 relied on an open-source implementation of SMB called Samba for accessing Windows file shares and sharing files with Windows clients. When the licensing terms for Samba changed, Apple had to develop their own SMB implementation. Apple has been struggling with it and it is still not as stable as it should be. Possible Issues We have not seen any issues with SMB on Windows clients. On Mac OS X, we have seen ACL permissions problems with SMB2 and SMB3 with certain versions of OS X (early 10.9.x). We have not seen the same issues with AFP or SMB1 (“CIFS” protocol prefix). Many SMB issues are related to a mix of SMB protocols between clients. SMB3 (now the default for Mac OS 10.10) could have problems when interworking with machines that don’t have full support for SMB3. Much better results can be expected when all machines where on the same SMB protocol version. Our recommendations are: Use client native support when possible AFP on Mac OS and SMB on Windows If you must use SMB, use the latest version of the protocol if possible (currently SMB3). Use the same SMB version for all clients. Use the newest OS X version. Following these recommendations should provide a better experience. We are all hopeful that Apple will improve the stability of the its SMB protocol at a faster pace now that they have made it the default protocol for Mac OS.
  22. For Cinema4D versions r13 and later, Vectorworks with Renderworks is capable of both Exporting to the .C4D file format, as well as a function "Send to Cinema4D" which will launch the Cinema4D application directly, then give you the option to create either a completely new project or to merge into the currently active project. These commands can be found under: File > Export > Export to Cinema4D File > Send to Cinema4D Vectorworks will export either the current active layer, or if you are using a Design series version of Vectorworks; all objects included in Unified View, if Unified View is enabled. A “Vectorworks Scene” is created within the CINEMA 4D project. Vectorworks layers are exported as container objects in the scene hierarchy. Vectorworks classes become CINEMA 4D layers, allowing visibility to be controlled across the scene. Layer names, object names, and object types are preserved. Vectorworks and Cinema4D Frequently Asked Questions: Q: Does Vectorworks or Renderworks include a copy of Cinema4D? A: No. Vectorworks Renderworks uses the rendering engine from MAXON, but does not include a full copy of Cinema4D in addition to Vectorworks. A trial version of Cinema4D can be obtained HERE. Q: Can I export to Cinema4D without Renderworks? A: In Vectorworks 2013 and later, Yes. (In Vectorworks 2012 and prior; No - Renderworks must be installed in order to access the Export to Cinema4D functions.) Q: Do all the renderworks texture export directly from Vectorworks to C4D? A: Yes, all Renderworks Textures, object colors and Image Props should translate over. Q: Do all the lighting objects export directly from Vectorworks to C4D? A: Yes, all lights should export directly, as well as retaining their On/Off state. Q: WIll my current view be preserved? A: Yes, the view in Vectorworks should be directly transferred to your view in Cinema4D. Q: If I alter the texture or color of a 3D object in Vectorworks, then merge to an existing scene Cinema4D, will the material be updated? A: No, however the texture or color will be exported to Cinema4D and can be applied there. This is done to preserve changes you may already have made in Cinema4D.
  23. Vectorworks, Inc. has released its second Service Pack for the Vectorworks® 2017 product line. This Service Pack includes multiple fixes and improvements in the following areas: • Added compatibility for MacOS Sierra 10.12 • Increased the overall stability of the application • Significantly improved the stability of project sharing in both local and remote networks • Fixed issues related to unexpected shifts of the user origin • Corrected issues related to solid Boolean operations via Marionette, in addition to multiple Marionette nodes • Corrected an issue that could lead to longer-than-expected file load times • Removed a problem that could delay the display of the Edit Texture dialog box • Fixed many issues related to object selection • Fixed multiple issues related to objects unexpectedly appearing and disappearing • Improved Vision export for Spotlight lighting devices • Improved BIMobject content downloading process • New U.S. water budget schedules for irrigation This Service Pack is available for all licenses as a downloadable updater. To install the Service Pack, please click here or select Check for Updates from the Vectorworks menu (Mac) or Help menu (Windows), and click Check for Updates. To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2017 SP1 updater, please visit this page. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions. Respectfully, Juan Almansa Customer Success Director Vectorworks, Inc.
  24. Vectorworks, Inc. has released its third Service Pack for the Vectorworks® 2016 product line. This Service Pack includes multiple fixes and improvements in the following areas: Rendering: Fixes for section viewport and Hidden Line rendering issues. Project Sharing: Numerous stability and performance enhancements. Multiple compatibility improvements specific to OS X 10.11. Marionette: Multiple node and workflow enhancements. Overall application stability improvements. Connected Walls & Parametric Constraints: Significant performance enhancements for large models. This Service Pack is available for all licenses as a downloadable updater. To install the Service Pack, please click here or go to the About Vectorworks 2016 dialog box in the Vectorworks menu (Mac users) or Help menu (Windows users) and click Check for Updates. To learn more about the fixes and improvements in the 2016 SP3 updater, please visit this page. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions. Respectfully, Juan Almansa Product Support Manager Vectorworks, Inc.
  25. Vectorworks, Inc. has released its fourth Service Pack for the Vectorworks® 2016 product line. This Service Pack includes multiple improvements and fixes in the following areas: Publish Command: The Publish dialog box now closes properly, so you can resume working in Vectorworks while publishing jobs process in the background. Text (Windows only): We fixed the clipped text in the Vectorworks Package Manager. IFC: Creating custom pSets in Vectorworks 2016 SP3 now works properly. Fixes performance issues when selecting Section Elevations and Detail Callout Markers. Minor improvements were made in the following areas: project file sharing, stories, and georeferencing. This Service Pack is available for all licenses as a downloadable updater. To install the Service Pack, please click here or go to the About Vectorworks 2016 dialog box in the Vectorworks menu (Mac users) or Help menu (Windows users) and select Check for Updates. Contact us at tech@vectorworks.net if you have any technical questions or problems during this process. Please note this Service Pack is currently available for all non-localized English versions. Respectfully, Juan Almansa Customer Success Director Vectorworks, Inc.
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