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Hi all, While this is not a completely new issue, it seems that (using project sharing/2018 designer SP4) DWG file import is extremely slow. Importing a simple 200k DWG might take several minutes. The procedurally following project file update from the working file will extremely slow, as well. The DWG files really are small and simple, HVAC line drawings etc. Is there any setting that might cause this?
Good afternoon everyone, I wanted to inquire about two things today - 1. Is it possible to center all objects in a symbol to a center? I.E. Group all objects in the symbol and center them based on origin? 2. Is it possible to mass convert all nested symbols inside of symbols into groups? 3. Is there an easier way to replace or merge the same symbols inside a vectorworks folder? This is a major hurdle when created libraries from existing dwg files - 1 - Vectorworks makes a copy of all the nested symbols from separate files after import and then renumbers them from 1 to however many copies there are. Getting rid of them and cleaning up the file becomes a very grueling task. Was hoping someone has had similar issues? Is there an easier way to replace these copies other than right clicking -> replace with? Selecting a bunch and just saying merge would be a wonderful addition to vw, unless something like that exists? A possible workaround this matter would be to convert all nested symbols into groups upon import and then delete all the nested symbols inside of the file. But then there is the task of eliminating or merging similar hatches, line types, records, etc... 2. When importing dwg files directly into symbols - not all files have a 0,0 origin from the dwg file. Is it possible for vectorworks to assign it to all the symbols after they were imported? or perhaps during? 3. Is there a way to convert mass individual groups to independent symbols? In other words - select three groups - create three independent symbols based on their internal origin? I'm attaching a file that shows some of the problems I'm having.... Sample_symbols_import.vwx
Recently I've been working with a lot of AutoCAD files. Obviously as a native file, navigation/editing/modeling functions all perform very well in AutoCAD. But when I try to import the DWG into VWX2017, it is crazy slow and unmanageable. FYI - a 75MB dwg file turns into a 400+MB vwx file. I can tell this is caused by VWX turning AC objects into thousands of polygons. Being more comfortable in VWX, I would like to work there. Are there any DWG import settings that will cut down on the "thousands of polygons" issue but still retain the models integrity?