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  2. hh_berlin

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    of course: imac 21'' 2014 fusion drive - running vectorworks 2019 on mojave - on synology in menu fileservices i deactivated afp and activated smb with maximum opportunity to smb3 in menu options. i followed a german blog about serverconnections synology to mac for mac os higher than high sierra. before i had the problem that mounting under afp always were very slow and time was passing by by waiting for files being displayed. since changing to smb in general, even using project sharing is much faster - and the connection to the server got a boost. for me it worked. try it. for me it worked well. small office with 4 clients.
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    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    We are also making this step, reluctantly it has to be said, since we have no issues under AFP but the move to Mojave is certainly putting us under pressure from IT support to change to SMB. Meanwhile, in the real world... The trouble we have is that most of our clients are not in a position to update all workstations to Mojave and VW2019 at the same time.
  4. SVA Architects

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Intriguing post but can you please explain what you are running, on what and how???...
  5. hh_berlin

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    i've had fabulous experiences with switching from mac AFP to the (reworked, new) SMB: mounting the server and accessing files is much faster. on my synology station, just setting to only offer SMB and the same in vectorworks.
  6. pjjmcc

    FOR SALE - Vectorworks 2015 Architect

    Hi HHA, Are you able to send me further details, am quite keen to find out more, many thanks. Peter
  7. Cory Pattak

    NEW- Vision online training seminar

    Forgive me if this is a naive question. Will there be training videos not behind a pay wall? If the goal is to get new users to check out Vision or quell potential fears about a steep learning curve, it seems like those videos want to be readily available to everyone. I understand advanced topics maybe being special training for VSS members only, but by VW's own admission, very few spotlight users use Vision and there is strong interest is seeing that number rise. Creating a great video about how to use Vision and then charging $150 to watch it, seems like a counterintuitive approach. But perhaps there are other videos planned. I hope at the very least, this video will be available for free to beta testers. If I can't confidently use a program, I'm not really going to recommend it anyone else. thanks, Cory
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  9. Hitting Zero on the numeric keypad should bring you back.
  10. agn93

    Student License Extension Request

    @JuanP Hi, I had already uploaded it before but now I reloded it, hopefully now you could see it. Please let me know if it shows up, if not I'm going to contact vectorworks.pl, thank you!
  11. I'm still trying to learn my way around the software, and I don't believe I have used a symbol yet. If I did, it was accidental. No borders of any type have appeared. This thread mentioned a "working plane." I did a google image search of the term, and it surely resembles the pink square I'm seeing. I just don't understand how I'm activating it, why it seems to make the rest of the drawing disappear, or how to get rid of the pink square after I accidentally make it show up.
  12. I think you might be going into an edit mode on a symbol and you have "show other objects while in edit modes" turned off. Do you also see a gold border when this happens? The numeric keypad can also kick you into a 3D view. Zero on the numeric keypad gets you back to Top/Plan.
  13. mattryan

    MacBook Pro issue

    HI I just purchased a 2018 MacBook Pro 2.7ghz quad-core i7 with 16 gb ram with Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 1536 MB with MacOS Mojave 10.14.5 running vectroworks18 I was running Vectorworks 18 on a 2017 iMac before this and had no issues whatsoever. I now try to work on a file on the MacBook Pro and I can't even edit text without it freezing up. is there a compatibility issue? Thank you for any assistance Matt
  14. Tamsin Slatter

    Fundamentals 2017 exporting pdf

    I'm sorry, but it wasn't included in Vectorworks Fundamentals 2017. Are you on a Mac or PC? If you have a Mac, you can use File > Print, and then select PDF at the bottom left of the dialogue box.
  15. JustinVH

    CL - B type link bars

    @Brent.A I just sent you a DM with a file that should help you out.
  16. Brent.A

    CL - B type link bars

    Hey Justin, TY for taking the time. So I discovered screencasting...lol. Went to make my first video to share, then dollars to donuts I was able to rotate as I recorded. Now my remaining issue seems to be establishing the linkbar as a structural connection. Linked below is my video to illustrate that. Any guidance? https://www.dropbox.com/s/6v7lqilx5y41ztr/2019-05-24 12-53-22.mp4?dl=0
  17. William Callahan

    Fundamentals 2017 exporting pdf

    Thank you. I have no old workspaces. I had no ideal this basic function was not included in Fundamentals 2017, as I was told by VW sales, "it will do all you need". Very disappointed!
  18. I am having a similar issue. I've been using Vectorworks for less than a week now. Long time AutoCAD user. Sometimes my drawing entirely disappears and this pink square pops up in its place. The pink square has a dashed border and a slightly darker pink color inside. Often a red vertical line appears at the same time. Neither the square nor the red line seem to be selectable. "Undo" doesn't seem to have any effect. Panning and zooming make the pink square move about the screen, but my drawing doesn't seem to be there. Zoomed all the way out, I can create a selection marquee, but nothing gets selected. All of my layers and classes are set to visible. This comment thread seemed to state that this might be a 3D view, but I'm not familiar with 3D operations yet. When I close the program and restart it, the pink square and red line disappear and I'm back to normal, but I keep losing all of my work. I'm using Vectorworks 2019 SP3 on a Windows machine. If someone could tell me what I'm doing to make this pink square appear and how to avoid making it appear in the future, I'd greatly appreciate it.
  19. Steve Clarkson

    Light Instrument Data Appearing in Different Places

    I've been playing with this some more, and I'm very confused now. My thinking is that I need to "open up" the stock symbol, add the lens (and a graphic I created to differentiate it), and then "close it back up" and have it be a lighting device not just a symbol. So far my attempts at various un-grouping and, record detaching and reattaching, have failed. But I'm going to keep at it, and may just have to resort to typing all the data in from scratch. I'm still interested in any and all advice. Cheers.
  20. ASagatovVW

    Imported DWG files very slow in vw

    @Ewaryst I’ve dug around in the DWG and I have narrowed down a few different items that should help along with some additional notes: 1) When importing the DWG, go into the advanced options of the DWG import > Conversion > and set it to import 2D only (nothing seems to be 3D?) and set the conversion resolution to low. This seems to help out a lot and I can’t really tell a difference in the geometry so far. 2) Make sure Unified View is turned on (View > Unified View should be checked). This helps with redraw speeds. 3) The majority of the slowness seems to be coming from the class called “TDG_podkład”. From looking around on this class, there is a large symbol and the main slowness is coming from this geometry along the exterior wall. This looks like it is duplicated at least 50 times around the drawing, and each instance is ~2,600 objects. Just this detailing is probably accounting for about half of the overall objects. Once adjusting the above items, the file seems to be working at a workable and standard speed in my testing so far. A few quick notes to expand on this: This file in general is importing over 800,000 objects. This is a lot of information that is required to redraw when zooming and entering/exiting editing modes. If the kind of geometry above was placed in symbols, it would help some with the file size differences. Due to compression and general information saved in the files, DWGs tend to be significantly smaller than their VWX comparison. Seeing a 5x-10x file size jump isn’t rare in my experience. A lot of this has to do with differences in how we draft information. In this DWG that includes 800,000+ objects, we could get a very similar drawing in Vectorworks with significantly less objects. If the geometry in this DWG was classed / layered a bit more, it would ideally be very easy to turn off this complex line work; however, based on how it is drawn, we would need to do quick a bit of work drafting over each one and then deleting the complex line work (unless we can just turn it off). If it is okay with you, I would like to forward this DWG along to our Engineering Team. In this specific case, I don’t think we are looking at a bug per say, but we are looking at a good example of ways we could better handle imports and speed. I opened this file in AutoCAD and it seems to zoom around without any noticeable delay. It would be interesting if Engineering could find any ways of speeding up this kind of workflow.
  21. mjm

    Rendering Viewport turns everything black

    Happy news @Dave Donley, thank you for the update.
  22. jblock

    drawing not refreshing

    What do you have selected for you Navigation Graphics setting? Vectorworks Preferences>Display>Navigation Graphics
  23. jblock

    Best way to clean op imported 3D Objects?

    @Phileas You may be able to select the connected 3D polygons and convert them to a Mesh. Once you have a Mesh object, you can use the Simplify Mesh command to clean it up and make it less complex.
  24. jblock

    Snap Point Hierarchy

    @Jackmill1 We do have Master Snap points to help prioritize what is snapped to. This can help when you have a bunch of snap points in a small area. Here is an article with more information: http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/eng/index.htm#t=VW2019_Guide%2FBasic2%2FObject_Snapping.htm&rhsearch=master snap&rhhlterm=master snap&rhsyns= Hope this helps!
  25. The seminars are not discounted; they have $ associated. We have received such good feedback after our first session, that I'm extending the discount for the next two sessions June 7th and June 27th using the same discount code at check-out VISIONROCKS. Registration link: HERE I hope that helps. Have a great weekend! Juan
  26. Jim Smith

    Grid Lines

    @fergus I have an older Wish list item you can find here if you'd like to vote it up! Further down the thread I outline what we do to create a 3D Symbol with classes to get a (somewhat) better result than what the tool allows
  27. Jim Smith

    Older versions of VW on older OSX

    Thanks @ASagatovVW . I have been able to open Vectorworks 12 running on my OS 10.6.8 MacBook, this allows me to back save files to Vectorworks 10. In the opposite direction I have been able to import some old Mini Cad files by opening them in VW12, then opening successive iterations of VW to bring these files "back to life". I suspect that I'm going to have to abandon much of this if I update this machine to a newer OS.
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