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Hi everybody,

 

since Vectorworks 2017 my 'Vectormove' plugin from the developer 'Vectorbits' is not running anymore.

I tried to contact Manuel via mail, but he hasn't answered yet. His site vectorbits.org is down.

I hope he is doing fine.Does anybody know anything?

I'm very sad, because the Vectormove tool is still much more convenient and more powerful than the built in move+copy tool of Vectorworks.

 

Kind regards

VvierA

 

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VectorMove is quite similar to the built in move+copy tool.

There are some minor differences that make it more convenient for the daily work:

- Shows a silhouette of the copies before you finish the command (like with the built in mirror tool - don't know why Nemetschek isn't implementing this)

- Every time you call the tool it is set to 'move'. No problem with making copies accidentally.

- Though it's very simple to make a copy by just pressing the alt-key while moving.

- With every hit of the alt-key you can increase the number of copies, so you don't have to use a dialog box or enter a number. (with command key you can decrease the number of copies).

I know - this doesn't sound groundbreaking, but I like the approach to streamline the workflows, reduce the necessity to switch between mouse and keyboard etc.

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VectorMove is/was awesome. It was doing this before VW caught up... I also like the VectorStretch, which VW has not imitated yet...

If Manuel is no longer writing VB plugins, VW should buy up his tools immediately...

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FYI I've recently communicated with Manuel at VB regarding an update to VB Stretch.  I was emailed an updated plugin for VW 2018. 

 

 

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Last time I checked he was working on the Mac plugins and the Windows version was not in sight, but haven't seen much development in the past two years, which is too bad as some of the tools may have been implemented in  Vectorworks in a similar way, some other tools were really nice to have. As mentioned, it would be nice if Vectorworks could buy them from Manuel if he no longer has time or interest to work on them.

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From Manuel:
 
hi Hector,
I will try to release updated plugins ASAP. 
I will let you know when they are available.
best regards
Manuel
 
Manuel  Garcia de Paredes
e c t o r B I T S
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From Manuel ( just downloaded my 2018 set): 

 

 

dear VectorBITS user,

this message is to notify that VectorBITS plugins are now available for VW2018.
 
best regards
 
Manuel Garcia de Paredes
e c t o r B I T S

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Some of the plugins associated with VectorBits have been found to cause undo problems in Vectorworks 2018.

 

 

 

Thanks,

Tolu

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