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So, the presentation is on 3 large screens that dont photograph well for a format like this, there are separate images and videos on each, so I will be posting single screens, if any of them seem strangely incomplete that will be why. Same with a few videos, theyre meant to be taken as a whole.

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He's hammering through the first few, I'll hit the high spots and answer what I am sure will be many questions as soon as I can!

Project Sharing, Subdivision and Marionette will all be receiving a "2.0" upgrade, where we address limitations users found in Vectorworks 2016.

Project Sharing:

-Compatibility with cloud storage systems such as Google Drive, Dropbox.

-Checking out arbitrary selections of objects.

Subdivision:

- Convert existing geometry into a Subdivision object

- Mirror mode, what you do on one side happens on the other.

- Bridging, connect two subdivisions or mend holes in a single subdivision.

Marionette:

- More nodes!

- More support for sharing and cataloguing nodes, especially custom ones.

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Resource Manager! Bye bye Resource Browser.

-Drag/drop organization

- Expanded, large working area for easy visibility

-Easy subfolder views

-Full library search as well as searching within a single library with results that appear as you type.

- Direct access to online libraries as well as your locally stored libraries.

- All resource types can be organized into folders.

- Larger preview thumbnail with direct control of the previews rendering mode.

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Browsing improvements:

Search enhancement:

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Subdivision:

- Convert existing geometry into a Subdivision object

- Mirror mode, what you do on one side happens on the other.

- Bridging, connect two subdivisions or mend holes in a single subdivision.

Certainly moving in the right direction here

holding breath for .OBJ export

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Structural Member Object:

-Three modes: Columns, Linear (beams) and a poly mode for freeform framing members.

-Concrete, Steel, Timber, with multiple preconfigured settings and configurations.

-Attributes allow you to set the appearance of the member at, above, or below the cut plane.

- These objects are associative, to altering beams will update to keep connected beams attached, similar to how wall networks operate.

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Irrigation Tools!

- Comprehensive tool set with preconfigured catalogue from common irrigation component manufacturers as well as letting you make your own.

- Coverage zones with colored warning for too much/too little coverage

- Focus on efficiency as well as accurate detailing.

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Analytics:

- We will be able to study how and why you use each an every tool and menu.

- We can study the user base’s favorite and least favorite tools all in one place.

- Helps improve performance, we can see your system requirements and track what your machines might be having problems with and allow us to address those concerns directly.

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Cloud Services:

- For EVERYONE! Students, demos, non Service Select subscribers, everyone will have access.

- More storage

- Allow Nomad to be used by everyone, no logins required for viewing.

Single signon, you will be able to use Facebook or Google rather than making another new account with us to access Cloud Services.

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Cloud Services:

- For EVERYONE! Students, demos, non Service Select subscribers, everyone will have access.

- More storage

- Allow Nomad to be used by everyone, no logins required for viewing.

Single signon, you will be able to use Facebook or Google rather than making another new account with us to access Cloud Services.

great news especially for students :)

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VGM Continued Upgrades

- This is what makes Vectorworks GO.

- Same speed enhancements we saw come to OpenGL will be brought to Top/Plan views.

- Large or highly complex files will perform more smoothly, even in extreme cases.

- You will be able to perform additional operations without having to wait for the previous operation to finish.

- MULTITHREADING - screen redraws will be split into separate threads, so that user input can be taken without the user having to wait, or without making Vectorworks stop what it was already doing.

Videos!

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WebView and Virtual Reality (Two semi related things)

- Export a model into a web view that anyone can see and move around in directly and easily, you won't need to know how to use Vectorworks to use it.

- Physically aware objects, you'll bump into walls and doors and columns etc. and not phase through the model strangely.

- This web view can appear on your computer, mobile device, but also a VR headset in a special view mode that splits the view into a left eye / right eye distorted view for use with Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or even Google Cardboard..

- A much better replacement for the Vectorworks Viewer. Includes textures colors, backgrounds, all of it in 3D.

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Still getting over the cloud services

I have to say now I have had a couple of minutes thats really really awesome for us

RIGHT? We pushed really hard for this. You guys are worth it. We aren't done by any means in that area but good things are happening.

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Hopefully you also allow manual setting up of colliders etc.

I think in at least the initial version it will be a very ON/OFF control for object collision, I do not know if/when users will be able to control it per-object.

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Juicy stuff, still hoping to see some real changes/upgrades to existing architectural tools like doors and windows.

Big things! Honestly the items I am allowed to share are not even the biggest (well, other than Resource Manager thats a big one and helps almost everyone in every industry) features coming. The crazy level of engineering hiring we have been doing is starting to bear fruit.

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hi jim,

thanks your your work, you do a great job.

what else i can see on the screenshots:

- tabs for open documents (see in the irrigation tool screenshot)

much appreciated

- input for two percent settings for transparency

(hope this means we can give lines and the duly areas different transparencies, a long awaited feature from me)

so hope we can find some other hints ;)

greetz

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