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Renderworks Engine Disappears in 2017


So...I have only just begun doing 3D modeling in 2017 and we are encountering a weird occurrence where the renderworks engine occasionally disappears.


When attempting to apply textures to a class's properties or manually setting textures in the OIP, any texture options simply aren't present. It is as if the program doesn't recognize the rendorworks engine as being present.


We never had this problem before when renderworks was a separate license, but now that renderworks is a standard inclusion in the software, this problem seems to be happening occassionally. I have found two fixes so far.

  1. completely closing the program/file and reopening...hoping that the issue is resolved.
  2. textures still appear in the resource manager? editing an existing texture seems to suddenly kick the engine in and apply it. I still have to reapply textures to existing objects though.Screenshot_2.jpg


Here are two screenshots that show the issue.


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Make sure to get in touch with tech@vectorworks.net directly about this. There are a few causes of this and they should be able to narrow it down.

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I think some german users had similar.

Problem was an migrated 2016 workspace in VW 2017.


If that could be that case, will it work when switching to one of the default VW Workspaces

(Architecture, Designer, Fundamentals, ..)

A small chance ....

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