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Gilbert Osmond

Interrupt any calculation - esp. geometry changes

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I'm sure this has been requested before; I couldn't find the older posts though:

Would like to be able to ESC out of any extended CPU operation, e.g. let's say I'm looking at a high-poly-count object (like a 3D plant model) with 50K or 100K polys, in OpenGL mode, and I switch (either by mistake or on purpose) to "Hidden Line" -- beach ball for 2 to 10 minutes while VW recalculates.

At least VW2016 64-bit doesn't crash; that is an improvement, but being able to cancel / revert any long CPU-intensive process mid-stream, the way you can interrupt a Render operation, would be very useful. As it now stands the only options are to wait, or to force-quit.

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Count me in for support on this one, I think it may have been requested before but it doesn't hurt to keep requesting it until it is implemented :)

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+1 here too

I'm getting long times with the clip cube.

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+++1

I accidentally turned on 'Hidden Line' while on a design layer: I thought I was going to have to force-quit because I couldn't cancel or change the render mode, but I was finally able to change the render mode.

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May we please  have a Kill Switch that cancels an operation? The Create polygon Inner Boundary Mode (paint bucket) is a case in point. This is a very fussy tool that never seems to operate twice in the same way - no matter how one holds one's mouth! Very often for god only knows why this tool will hang up. I have learnt to always save prior to using this function as often one must use force quit. As VW 2018 takes about 5 minutes to restart, having a tool that stalls can add 10-15 minutes of unproductive time to an operation that one should be able to cancel. 

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Here's what is bugging me. These Polygons all overlap. They are all inside a room made with walls. When one selects all the wall on the layer & attempt to create polygons from the walls the result is a set of Polygons on 3 sides of this room. Inner boundary mode fails, even when one further captures the room with additional Polygons except for one wall. Sheesh!

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I'm really seriously considering going back to VW2014 & waiting until I can get a computer & a version of VW that play nice.

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"Cancel calculation" would be useful for grade objects and worksheets, too. Especially as now the worksheet file menu has the option "recalculate all worksheets" directly above the "recalculate current worksheet" - weird placement and order. I repeatedly recalculate all worksheets now...

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