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hooray for the "visual alert for things like overlapping modifiers"!!

Another hooray from me! I've had lots of problems with grading pads getting too close to each other. For me, this means lots of time is saved in checking terrain model errors.

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I wonder if this is just a mistake, it seems weird that the new deform tool would only be available in Fundamentals and Designer. I always thought Fundamentals was just the base of all the Design Series packages, not a separate package of distinct features.

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And the serviceselect website is down.... :)Its up again :)

I tried to download the Vectorworks 2015 but i got 2014.

Is that because im from Holland?

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Buzz, the main website still hasn't switched to Vw 2015 yet. Look again after it has.

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Today's the day! Still getting the ducks in various rows, everything should be up and running by 9AM EST.

However, if you already have Vectorworks Service Select, you should be able to log in, download a copy and get your serial number as well right now.

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I tried to download the Vectorworks 2015 but i got 2014.

Is that because im from Holland?

If you're using the English version of Vectorworks there, it should go live for you today. If you are using a localized language copy, you will have to check with your local distributor for launch details, they all have different plans.

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I tried to download the Vectorworks 2015 but i got 2014.

Is that because im from Holland?

If you're using the English version of Vectorworks there, it should go live for you today. If you are using a localized language copy, you will have to check with your local distributor for launch details, they all have different plans.

More or less correct. The "English copy" isn't the "English copy" around the world. Once everything is ready, as a VSS member you will receive an email inviting you to download your serial and VW 2015 software. It's no use going to the portal before receiving that email.

Please: DO get your 2015 serial number too (there's a button to do that). You CANNOT install VW 2015 with your VW 2014 serial number.

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I tried to download the Vectorworks 2015 but i got 2014.

Is that because im from Holland?

If you're using the English version of Vectorworks there, it should go live for you today. If you are using a localized language copy, you will have to check with your local distributor for launch details, they all have different plans.

More or less correct. The "English copy" isn't the "English copy" around the world. Once everything is ready, as a VSS member you will receive an email inviting you to download your serial and VW 2015 software. It's no use going to the portal before receiving that email.

Please: DO get your 2015 serial number too (there's a button to do that). You CANNOT install VW 2015 with your VW 2014 serial number.

Ok, clear!

Patiently waiting..... outlook > F9 > F9 > F9 ;)

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Patrick, you will need to duplicate / modify wall styles to do what you want. I'm pretty sure. We are also introducing new templates for Architecture and BIM in the "New..." command. The BIM templates have some advanced (constrained) wall styles embedded in them.

Are these templates in the new program install?

Is there a tutorial video coming that will explain how best to use these and their "new advanced embedded features"?

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Are these templates in the new program install?

They should be included in the Architect downloadable content. I do not know about video tutorials for them specifically.

(I have many tutorials to make on my various lists, so they may be further down the pipe than I can see, or not scheduled to be created by my team.)

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Jim,

Our engineering office currently uses VW 2014 Fundamentals. The new feature matrix lists "Robust PDF Integration" as included for Fundamentals users, and the VW 2015 Help file lists several .pdf-related options as being available for Fundamentals users.

The ability to import .pdfs is one of the few Design Series features we'd actually use (along with Publish), and I got my hopes up there for a minute. However, it doesn't look like .pdf importation is actually provided, despite what the new feature matrix seemed to imply...is that correct?

Thanks.

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Jim,

Our engineering office currently uses VW 2014 Fundamentals. The new feature matrix lists "Robust PDF Integration" as included for Fundamentals users, and the VW 2015 Help file lists several .pdf-related options as being available for Fundamentals users.

The ability to import .pdfs is one of the few Design Series features we'd actually use (along with Publish), and I got my hopes up there for a minute. However, it doesn't look like .pdf importation is actually provided, despite what the new feature matrix seemed to imply...is that correct?

Thanks.

Fundamentals can not import/export PDFs. The feature matrix looks to be incorrect. I had seen this before release and thought it was corrected already, but apparently not.

If someone with a design series version gave you a file that had PDFs in it already, you would be able to change the snapping and cropping as it says, but listing it there is misleading.

Letting them know now.

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Thanks for confirming, Jim.

I have never understood the logic behind leaving that particular format out of Fundamentals - .pdf is a universal standard for information interchange, much more used and much more basic than Cinema 4D, Rhino, Parasolid, and many of the other proprietary ones which are included with Fundamentals. For an engineering office of our size, though, the fairly high cost of upgrading everyone to Design Series licenses outweighs the benefit since there are so few features we would actually benefit from.

Anyway, I'll remake my annual request: please include .pdf support for the Fundamentals license...we would appreciate it greatly.

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Matrix is correct, part of the Robust PDF are the snapping and cropping that is part of Fundamentals, see note at the end.

"*PDF/A is available in Vectorworks Architect, Landmark,

Spotlight, and Designer. PDF snapping improvement

and cropping is supported in Fundamentals."

but I understand it can be confusing.

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I am liking the new deform tools... I am just wondering if there is a way to display the on screen dial interface like what is shown in the video or was that just some video editing fluffery. not a big deal because the tools are great, its just not how I was expecting them to work.

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That was just video editing fluffery. I had worried about it being misinterpreted at first too, but then realized that those UI elements would actually be worse, since there is no way to determine the point you want to bend/bulge/taper FROM with just a graphic-grabbable dial UI.

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That makes sense. It just looked so magical on the video. I think the part that I feel missing compared to the video is seeing the full effect of the deform in real time as opposed to seeing a simplified wireframe and only seeing the final result after everything is done.

Like I said its not a big deal to me because the main thing is that we can now easily do some amazing shapes that would have required major work to accomplish before. I would however suggest that the video guys tone down their embellishments in the future as many people are not as understanding as me and I believe it could cause the company some grief.

Lastly I just want to say. The stability is just amazing. I've been pushing this thing hard to crash. I would have crashed at least 50 times in 2014 and not even once in 2015. Fantastic Job!!!!

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Agreed. I think the main misconceptions in the video were because it showed a mouse cursor interfacing with it directly, rather than some more abstract graphic element. Submitting the wish for the solid preview now.

Lastly I just want to say. The stability is just amazing. I've been pushing this thing hard to crash. I would have crashed at least 50 times in 2014 and not even once in 2015. Fantastic Job!!!!

Excellent. I and others did our damnedest to abuse 2015 all throughout its alpha and beta stages this year with stability and resilience in mind. It appears to have paid off.

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