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  1. Having issues exporting an ifc file. Everything converts and exports as it should, yet it takes 45mins plus for it to process and complete. File size, after purging is 370mb approx. Stories all set up correctly, for each of the 16 stories. Set in plan/top view when exporting, 3D conversion is "low" and most settings are as per the Vectorworks "Sharing your model with IFC" Document. Really is poor, as it means that no drawing work can be done until after the export. ArchiCAD users in the office export larger buildings than this in under a min in work. Any further tips? or is this standard for VW? You can see from the attached image, there is not a lot of detail in the model. Also attached is my computer specs. Its a top of the range iMac
  2. Hello, I am looking to export a Vectorworks 3D model to rhino. When I export using the rhino function all the layers are lost. I can individually export each individual layer and rename this and then import into rhino but this is very labour intensive. Is there an option similar to DWG export that allows layer preservation and solids to be exported.
  3. Hello!. I just changed from laptop to a 28" screen to work better on vectorworks, but now the information box when I measure is incomplete. On other words, using a line trying to measure doesnt show the whole information on the text-information box, the numbers appear half of them. Also, Arributes text: solid and opacity looks so small that I cant read them and that is happening with other palettes. Can somebody help me?. Thanks, SG
  4. Hi All, Seem to have a problem with scrolling on certain palette when using Windows systems. I've noticed this on: PC running Windows 7 (vwx 2017 sp3, sp4, and 2018) Laptop running Windows 10 (vwx 2017 sp3, sp4, [not tested 2018]) Also tested with multiple brands of mice. I've uploaded a short video as I don't know how to describe the palette clearly. You can see that the scroll works fine on some palettes, but fails to work on the one shown at the end.
  5. We need to make more visual presentations to sell energos to our clients this software is an example http://sefaira.com/sefaira-architecture/
  6. Global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. has been nominated as a finalist in nine categories in this year’s Construction Computing Awards. Known as “The Hammers,” the Construction Computing Awards showcase and reward the technology, tools and solutions for the effective design, construction, maintenance and modification of commercial buildings, residential and social housing and civil engineering projects of all sizes. The awards categories are divided into three sections – those decided by reader voting, project submissions nominated by the principals themselves that will be judged by a panel of experts, and the Editor’s Choice award, which is selected by David Chadwick, editor of Construction Computing Magazine. “We are delighted that Vectorworks has been nominated for these prestigious awards, and that we are recognized in nine categories,” said Vectorworks UK Sales Director Adrian Slatter. “Year after year, Vectorworks continues to draw praise from its users and Construction Computing readers alike. Our involvement and success in these awards reinforces the value designers attach to Vectorworks’ ability to help them transform the world.” Featuring over 20 categories, the Construction Computing Awards allow companies from every segment of the AEC industry to obtain acknowledgement for their hard work over the past 12 months. Vectorworks, Inc. has been nominated in the following categories: · BIM Product of 2017: Vectorworks, Inc. · Collaboration Product of 2017: Vectorworks · Company of the Year: Vectorworks, Inc. · Product of the Year 2017: Vectorworks software · Architectural Design Software of 2017: Vectorworks Architect · Augmented/Virtual Reality Product of 2017: Web View Virtual Reality · Innovation of the Year: Web View Virtual Reality · Cloud Based Technology of 2017: Vectorworks Cloud Services · Best Mobile Technology of 2017: Vectorworks Nomad Voting closes on November 2, and the awards ceremony will be held on November 16 at the Radisson Blu Edwardian in London’s Bloomsbury. View the full list of nominations and cast your votes for Vectorworks here. Award winners will appear in the November/December ‘17 issues of CAD User and Construction Computing magazine. To learn more about Vectorworks, Inc. and Vectorworks 2018, visit our website or follow #Vectorworks2018 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  7. Hi All, Has anyone paired vectorworks with projectwise for project information/document/sharing management? If yes, what has been your experience? or do you have experience integrating vectorworks with aconex, asite adoddle, newforma, Sharepoint, archdesk, selfie, or similar for project management/information management/collaboration? If yes, what has been your experience? and what about blue beam integration with these? I know that blue beam is integrated into projectwise and sharepoint. I've heard that vectorworks and blue beam are working on much tighter vectorworks/Bluebeam integration for the future. It seems that this could be a benefit when interacting with project management software that is also integrated with blue beam. thanks in advance, joe
  8. Hi Jim (or anyone else), I have a general question about the future of Vectorworks development. What is Vectorworks doing (if anything) with incorporating predictive analytics, and/or rule-based intelligence, and/or machine learning technologies into the functioning of Vectorworks? Bentley, Graphisoft, and Autodesk have all introduced predictive / intelligent tools in the last few years. These are all early forays into incorporating predictive analytics and/or intelligence into their overall toolsets. What is Vectorworks doing in this regard? I ask because I have really come to enjoy using Vectorworks, but I am on the fence committing to it as my primary design and BIM-authoring tool package. I followed Vectorworks development for a long time before starting to use it and my impression is that Vectorworks 6-7 years ago was not at all competitive with Revit, AECOsim, or ArchiCAD as a BIM authoring tool and as a design tool ( back then, it had 32-bit architecture, out-dated geometry kernel, limited 3d capabilities, limited support for IFC, limited/no scripting/graphical scripting capabilities, limited ability to handle large data sets, limited visualization capabilities, no building performance analysis, more problematic file exchange performance). In the last several years, Vectorworks has made up an incredible amount of ground at an incredible pace and is now as strong as or stronger than each of the other major tools in some ways. I'm not saying that Vectorworks is "the best program" in all areas. But I think that it is a very competitive BIM authoring tool. Right now it is an incredible value. And its focus on the user needs does seem to have yielded great, easy, fast, intuitive workflows. But the near future of BIM authoring tool development seems to be in reducing time to develop designs and improving design performance validation by incorporating predictive analytics and rule-based intelligence such that designers indicate design intent (for instance by laying out a stair, a road, a sketch line, a room, a roof line, etc. with some conceptual strokes) and then the program applies a combination of a set of rules and perhaps some learning about typical user preferences in order to instantaneously complete the geometry so that the designer may then evaluate the repercussions of the particular strategy on the overall design instantaneously. Graphisoft and Bentley have both introduced tools that offer this ability. In addition to its stair tool, Graphisoft also uses predictive technology to allocate computing resources more efficiently to speed up workflow. Bentley is probably leading with regard to automating and integrating context capture, automated conversion of point cloud data to usable models, and civil infrastructure design, and is also using predictive technology to improve its help assistant (Connect Advisor). Autodesk is deploying predictive analytics with regard to sketching and performance data management, among other applications. And yet a search of the Vectorworks Community forum yielded no results for "Vectorworks"+"predictive analytics" or +"rule-based intelligence", nor did a google search. So what is Vectorworks doing with predictive analytics and rule-based intelligence and machine learning? Is it staying competitive? Or will we realize over the next several years that Vectorworks has allowed a significant gap to develop with regard to predictive analytics and rule-based intelligent tools compared to its competitors and that it then has to close that gap in order to catch up with where the industry is? Thanks in advance for your response(s). Best, Joe
  9. Hi, I’m selling a VW Fundamentals 2016 licence. The licence cost £1,500 new. I’m selling for £900 plus £150 licence transfer charge which will go to the agent for ownership transfer (annoying to have to do that but I think it’s required unless you know otherwise). Send me a message if you want any other info.
  10. Vectorworks, Inc., a global design and BIM software developer for the architecture, landscape and entertainment design industries, has continued to help students reach their highest potential with its third annual Vectorworks Design Scholarship program. Nearly $40,000 in prizes were awarded for projects that demonstrate the creativity and high-caliber work of the next generation of design professionals. The pool of entries was competitive, with more than 2,000 submissions from students around the world. Ningxin Cheng (B.Arch. 2017) and Kalen McNamara (M.Arch. 2018) from Rice University’s School of Architecture were ultimately selected as this year’s winners of the prestigious Richard Diehl Award, with their project, “Open Pocket,” winning the $10,000 grand prize. For their submission, Cheng and McNamara entered an assignment from their fall 2016 advanced studio, taught by Assistant Professor Andrew Colopy. The studio is part of Totalization, a unique collaborative design program at Rice Architecture, which has been honored with distinction by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), as well as the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ASCA). “We are thrilled by this news and by this distinguished and generous recognition of Ningxin and Kalen’s terrific work,” said Dean of the Rice School of Architecture Sarah Whiting. “Nothing is more heartening than having the professional world help to foster the next generation.” In addition to Cheng and McNamara’s recognized achievement, an international panel of design professionals and academics also selected student projects that were awarded $3,000 each from across the architecture, landscape, entertainment and interior design fields. Submissions were evaluated based on effective use of computer technology and originality, as well as design integrity and a well-articulated design vision. The winning projects are as follows: · “Next to Normal” by Ted Brown, University of Iowa · “The Other Place” by Alexander Drachenberg, University of Wuppertal (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) · “Wander” by Tineke Gol and Astrid Stevens, University of Antwerp (Universiteit Antwerpen) · “Zuerichwohnen – Clusterwohnen im Solarhaus” by Joël Héritier, ETH Zürich · “Sustainable Energy and Environmental Monitoring Centre, Saltaire” by Peter Markos, University of Sheffield · “Moerbekes Regeneratie” by Dries Pattyn, KASK, School of Arts of University College Ghent · “Siebenschläfer-Übernachten in der alten Scheune” by Sophia Rodermund, Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences · “The Wall” by Brecht Scheelen, UHasselt · “The Space Left Behind-Uncovered” by Filip Staszkiewicz, TU Dresden (Technische Universität Dresden) · “Wonderland” by Paula Wheeler and Trish Thuy Trang Nhan, Arizona State University Not only were these students given monetary awards, but they also received licenses of Vectorworks Designer software for their schools’ labs, as well as free training provided by a Vectorworks expert. Visit the Vectorworks Design Scholarship web gallery to view the winning designs and runner-up projects. Once there, interested students may sign up for an email list to receive notifications regarding future scholarship award cycles.
  11. Hello I am selling my Vectorworks 2017 + Spotlight License transferable to a new owner. Contact for details. ryan.dunbarsa@gmail.com
  12. Happy to use VW2014 or similar to keep costs down as its just for a bit of private work (have used VW2014 at a practice for many years). I have a trial version of VW2014 installed, just need the license now. UK based. Thanks.
  13. I wish there was a Fixture Request submission page available for Vectorworks like there is for Vision so that I could get confirmation that the request has been received. Being instructed to submit a fixture request on the wishlist seems to me that there is a high risk of the Fixture request being missed, overlooked, and not being created in a timely manner.
  14. I wish there was a link to https://forum.vectorworks.net directly from the Vectorworks main landing page http://www.vectorworks.net in the Support tab. the reason is because the current link to the knowledge base takes you to a different starting page in the forum, making it difficult to navigate your way to the wishlist quickly without using a bookmark in the browser.
  15. I would like to know how I can insert new standards in the Structural Member category. How do I enter new usages / Member Types / New Shapes? I can not locate in the root of the software where I can put this new information, neither the own settings that comes with VectorWorks. I’m using Vectorworks 2017 SP3
  16. would love a search box inside the Vision Fixture Mode menu in the VW object info window… having to expand the menus inside this window every time it opens seems inefficient..
  17. If I change something in my Vision scene, it doesn’t automatically update my VW drawing with those changes.. there should be a way for Vision to update backwards into my VW drawing so that anything I change or add in my Vision file automatically gets added into my VW drawing.. the communication between both programs should be bi-directional.
  18. Hey, I am running VWX 2017 designer and have just installed vision 2017 demo. I cannot get the "Vision" menu to show up in VWX at all in order to compile my vision file. Does anyone know what I may be doing wrong? Thanks in advance. B
  19. Looking for a copy of VW 2012 - Architect version ideally. Please make contact if you have one available for sale. Now no longer upgradeable apparently, but fine for our needs. Cheers Bob.
  20. The program is very unstable and keeps crashing and even after setting up auto save for every 3 tasks, when it crashes I lose all of my work and not able to recover it. I have called tech support about this they seem not to be able to fix it and try to blame it on my computer. I have a very high powered machine with a R 480 Video card and a AMD crosshair V, 8 core processor and 24 gig of memory. So it's not my computer, is there anyone who has had this problem and is there a solution?
  21. Global design and BIM software developer Vectorworks, Inc. congratulates its Japanese distributor A&A Co., Ltd for receiving a BCN AWARD 2017. Winning the CAD software category, A&A received the honor due to its 32 percent Japanese market share, making Vectorworks software the bestselling CAD solution in Japanese electronics retail stores. As the market leader, Vectorworks beat out software providers Phototron Limited (24.3 percent market share) and Lilac System Inc. (21.8 percent market share). Market share is based on statistics accumulated from 2,614 stores providing sales reports to BCN Co., Ltd., the organizer of the BCN AWARD. Now in its 18th year, the BCN AWARD collects the sales data of major domestic electric appliance mass merchandisers, personal computer specialty shops and net shops in Japan. Based off these numbers, the awards recognize manufacturers with the highest total annual sales volume. “This is an incredible honor for A&A, and it’s quite the accomplishment for them to win this award in the highly competitive Japanese market. We sincerely thank all A&A employees for their hard work and dedication, resulting in this tremendous success,” said Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar. “We will continue developing the robust Vectorworks product line to further empower our distributors to lead the market and enable today’s designers to create unmatched experiences.” This year, 58 product provider companies received prizes in 121 different categories, with a range of software categories such as Business software, Communications software and Education/learning software. This marks the seventh year that A&A was recognized with a BCN AWARD, winning third place in 2012 and second place from 2013 to 2016. “It is a great honor to receive a BCN AWARD. It reaffirms that architects and designers highly appreciate the creative design features in the Vectorworks series, which led to us receiving this award,” said Eiichi Kawase, president of A&A Co., Ltd., during the awards ceremony. “We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the customers and dealers who have given us support and patronage. We will continue to make efforts to provide more attractive products and services in the future.” To learn more about the Vectorworks line of design software for the architecture, landscape and entertainment industries – which is available in twelve languages – visit vectorworks.net.
  22. Hello! My name is Nik Robalino and I'm selling my Vectorworks license with Spotlight (includes Renderworks). I am getting out of the industry and no longer have a use for it. I am asking for $2,650. Thanks for your interest, Nik
  23. Hi, I am currently working towards PAS1192:2-2013 mandate and I am having some issues with the IFC import and the way we create windows. As we work on large housing schemes we work with window types, a method Vectorworks have previously advised to do it. So we create windows and then turn into symbols, so when placed within a wall they appear as a 'symbol in the wall'. However when exporting to IFC and either re-importing into VW to test or into Solibre Model Checker, the IFC format does not acknowledge the relationship between the wall and the window. I therefore tried exploding the symbol to test if it was this and when it is a 'window in wall' it views fine. I was wondering if anyone has had a similar issue and a work around. One way i was going to try was using symbol geometry in the window settings. therefore if you change the original source component then this will still change. However this will result in manual window changes to each window for height width etc. I have attached a solider model checker screenshot showing the if import result of a door in a wall as a 'symbol in a wall'. This also applies to doors. Thank you. Gavin
  24. Hi, Could anyone tell me the best way to export from Vectorworks and import to MicroStation? I would like to keep all 3D elements in tact, for MicroStation to recognise walls, slabs etc. When exporting to DWG/DFX this information seems to be lost... Is it possible to retain all the information as seen in Vectorworks?
  25. I am currently running VWX 2017 SP2 on Mac, but have encountered a problem. Whenever I insert a 3D Lighting instrument and a focus point, and go to focus the light to the point, VWX crashes and closes down. I have tried a few different things but cant seem to fix this... got a few plans going out this week so could do with sorting it! thanks for any feedback which could help me!