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I also use Mac OS X Version 10.5 and my drawings disappear when I zoom. Sometimes my drawings are only visible in certain zoom ranges. Sometimes after a few days or weeks my drawings reappear. I find this to be very frustrating.

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happens to me too on my MacBook Pro... i've tried all kinds of different setting in the Preferences. i think it stems from the "highlight object under cursor"... totally useless problem causing feature.

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Those who are having problems, could i ask a simple question?

Assuming you said yes, apologies for my liberties here, this is the question:

Are you zooming using the trackpad?

If your answer is yes, then find a mouse with a scroll wheel and do the same action.

If no, then I am afraid I can be of no help.

If your case is like mine, the use of a mouse solves all of the aforementioned issues. I work most times with a external monitor and keyboard/mouse, so hadn't experienced the pain that shows up when using the trackpad with Vectorworks. I can tell you, I never go anywhere without a mouse when I need to draft away from the office.

The issue has been bug submitted, so hopefully they can track it down.

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Happens to me too very irregularly and sometimes I think is dependent on the file size but today too my web broswer locked up

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Zooming in 2009 with a 3D model on a Mac is horrible. After zooming in or out, the screen erases, waits a bit, then redraws, then flashes. Slower than 12.5. This is with a Mighty Mouse & nice new Mac. SP1 installed.

Rotating is lightning fast, but zooming like this hasn't been acceptable since 1997.

VW, you want us to upgrade for this?

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Witch is your config?, Altoids.

I'm working a model from scratch in Vw 2009.

I'm more than happy with Vw2009.

Remember that Vw2009 requires more video resources than previus versions of vw.

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For those of you using the trackpad on your MacBooks and MacBook Pros to navigate in Vectorworks, we are well aware of the problem and hope to have a fix in the next service pack.

While the problem is not entirely related to the trackpad only, it is extraordinarily manifested when using the trackpad to navigate (especially zoom in/out).

Please be patient....

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Mr Gog... what video card do you have installed

I have the same cpu config as you and have fairly bad redraw problems

when zooming in or out

I am running the stock (not upgraded) video card

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so... no redraw issues on zooming?

how big of a screen are you running... I am on a 30" aluminum cinema display

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Happens to me too very irregularly and sometimes I think is dependent on the file size but today too my web broswer locked up

wait, didn't you just say your two vista machines run perfectly?

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Well...I discovered something today... and Imac with 128mb video, runs perfectly smoth on sections viemports, smoother than my mac pro... what the :mad:

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I'm absolutely positive that this has to be a problem with the NVidia card. The common denominator appears to be the graphics card.

This is entirely logical because I am having problems in SketchUp as well. I suggest we flag them to Apple for resolution.

I have started a thread dealing with this in the Support forum here:- http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1829118&stqc=true

Feel free to add your comments.

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"Nemetschek North America Updates Vectorworks 2009 Product Line (SP2)"

and this display problem persists... what a drag

Let's not jump to conclusions regarding the video card...

I am on the stock ATI 2600

poll: a) Are you having the issue, b) What card are you using, in which mac?

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A 30" display takes a lot of horsepower...

Not necessarily. I don't think there is support for resolutions above 1920x1200, which is the native resolution of most 24" displays. With 30" or above, the pixels are just larger. (One may even be able to read the OI..)

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Guys... the use of this script referenced in the link below has completely solved the redraw issue for me.

It is a simple vectorscript that tweaks an application preference.

It seems to cause the screen to redraw immediately after zooming.

follow the instructions referenced below: (and please read the whole thread)

http://techboard.vectorworks.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=115468#Post115468

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Quote: "Not necessarily. I don't think there is support for resolutions above 1920x1200, which is the native resolution of most 24" displays. With 30" or above, the pixels are just larger. (One may even be able to read the OI..)"

N.B.: native resolution on the 30" cinema display is 2560 X 1600

pitch is 0.250 mm

24" cinema display native resolution is 1920 X 1200

pitch is 0.258 mm

Edited by dtheory

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