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  2. Hi VW Tech/Engineers. We really do need someone to fill the huge void left with Jim's absence. The CPU and GPU venders keep pumping out devices, and it's not clear if VW makes use of the new tech. And if so, in what way? For example, hyperthreading. For years, I've been using a 6-core Xeon processor with hyperthreading. It looks like VW is using all 6, plus the logical 6 during renders. So, is Jim's comment about a 4-core limit still accurate? By my experience, it was never accurate. But who am I to really know? Considering a new PC with either a i7 9700K or i9 9900k. Would VW make use of the i9 hyperthread? What would be truly helpful in the System Resources is a list of the vendor technologies and whether or not VW uses them. Another example, one of Jim's emails mentioned that VW does not use SLI (not sure what that is, but it's suppose to be great) and other technologies. Still true. What else? Rather than have us search the forum for hardware info, which for the most part is user experiences, start a list and keep it current. Telling us to get a gaming rig is not very helpful. And gaming rigs are just plain ugly and unprofessional looking. Yes, that matters. We need better guidance. And, really, do we have to ask? Please, pretty please. Would you tell us what you know? What systems are VW staff using? What are their experiences? Thanks,
  3. Any classes that could be turned off? Feel free to post the file or send it in a PM.
  4. We set up the worksheet in our template file, so every file we work in has the same layers. I tried formatting the column to show the image at a custom scale. It changes the size of the cells, but still no image shows up... so that makes it almost seem like it's there but you can't see it? Additionally, the symbol I'm using is the same between files because they are also in our template. So that makes it a bit more perplexing that it works in one file and not the other.
  5. Does the database criteria have something specific to the first file - like a layer name? What happens if you set the size to a custom scale and choose something appropriate?
  6. I'm using VW2020 on a MacPro running Catalina. When I place a Renderworks camera into my design layer (while in Top/Plan view) I get the correct object information window, but there is no trace of the camera. As soon as I click to place it, it disappears. I have been adding Renderworks cameras for as long as there has been a Renderworks, so I know how to do it. I know there are visibility preferences, but the settings do not seem to affect the camera visibility. Does anyone have an idea as to why this file is not showing cameras? When I open a new, untitled file any placed cameras appear, so it seems to be some setting in the misbehaving file. Thanks, Mike
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  8. I have issues with symbol images on worksheets as well. I've even gotten it to work in one file and tried pulling that worksheet into a different file and it doesn't work again in the new file. My cell formatting is the same as shown above in the previous post. I have my worksheet set up so the first column shows the image and the second column has the symbol name. My image doesn't show up at all.
  9. Was that necessary? How do you know I am not a professional user? FYI i represent a large user base in the UK as a Vectorworks CAD and BIM consultant and architect (bit simplistic but for arguments sake) as well as being a user myself and am responsible in many instances helping offices with their cashflow and IT budgeting as well as generally helping to streamline processes and helping practices become more efficient. I am not a salesman. And the advice I offer, in addition to taking a good look at how you work and how you might improve your workflows and data structures, is to get yourself on to VSS. It will make the ongoing cost of maintaining your primary software less expensive. It is cashflow friendly and if you actually look at the costs you will find the cost of maintaining VW under a VSS contract in the UK, for example, at the moment is less than £2 a day! No idea what the costs are like where you are but I would be surprised if they were much higher. Most software operates now on an annual cycle basis. Vectorworks are not unique in that respect but in VSS there is a really cost effective long term payment plan that takes the sting out of having to find 4x the amount in one lump every 4 years or so which is far less affordable and why so many find themselves with out of date hardware and software.
  10. I am looking for someone to make me a script in python or marionette. Let me know if you are interested. thanks ric
  11. Check the permissions on your plug-ins folder. By default the entire application folder is read-only.
  12. Would be super nice if we could edit existing Level Types names without then having to go round the model and update objects manually to the updated Level Type.
  13. @RafaelPernia I bet it's your default font size, which is giving you the issue. With nothing selected, go to text->font size and set it to 12 or whatever you prefer. That should set the default font so new dims should show ok. Let us know if that was the issue
  14. HI, with SP6 not yet resolved this issue! @jblock
  15. Hi, @Jidies could you share how you solve it please? I'm having the same issue. I create a dimension and there's no text visible, then I have to manually select a text style (because it's unstyled by default) and then, it appears,. It's annoying having to go to the bar every single time. THANKS
  16. @shorter The problem with your perspective is that it is as a salesperson not a normal professional user. If you cant contribute anything constructive to this discussion encouraging Nemetschek to improving subscriber experience, then stop replying. Maybe it's because you have a profit motive in selling licenses, that you feel that VW is unassailable? This is a continuously toxic problem with this forum's userbase.
  17. Hi @Nikolay Zhelyazkov Can you please advise on where to access/how to change this setting?
  18. Do you have a mouse with any programmable buttons. You could assign the calculator to one of them.
  19. When the edit section in place option became available I had great hopes for it. I quickly found out it took way to long for an edit section to load. It was much faster to go to plan view or 3d view and use the clip cube.
  20. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov Hmm, perhaps the design intent needs to be reconsidered? In my view, when the information is arranged as in @livespace josha 's example it should always be displayed in the same left/right orientation. Very helpful if one is looking for a specific reference among many.
  21. @mike m oz I think dark mode will be really popular honestly (Especially with the adoption that everyone has been giving it with every other program/phones/OS) And not to mention that almost every other 3D program has a dark UI. But having both options for a light and dark mode would be essential. So hopefully they would be able to design an icon set that is built to easily be modified to fit a light or dark UI. @JuanP It might also be a good idea to open up a public beta of a UI redesign to be able to get lots of user feedback as you modify it. That happened with Blender 2.8, and it's interesting to see how the UI changed through the iterations. They overhauled it a few times in the course of production based on feedback and usability until they found something that fit the best and people were happy with. This would give the developers a chance to do something crazy and really mix it up and see what sticks.
  22. sorry, but what's 'gaslighting'? VW 2018 came out in september 2017... catalina came out in 2019? that's two years by my reckoning and i would recommend upgrading every two years or so otherwise not updating your OS, or have plans just in case you have to through hardware failure, etc. By subscribing to VSS you will always be prepared, always have the latest version, so you can update OSs and hardware to your heart's content, and be saving money in the meantime. What's not to like? I would always think twice before updating my OS and if I did so and my software didn't work, I would only have myself to blame. Can't see it's Vectorworks fault, TBH, but there you go.
  23. I'm trying to change the color of all magenta text. I've changed the color of all classes with a magenta pen color but my Conn Panel Outputs and Data Terms are still labeled in magenta color. I've attempted to edit the sys symbols to see if I can change the text color there but no luck? Does anyone know how I can change the color of these labels?
  24. @Boh Thank you, Thank you! Data tags did the trick. This is going to save me soooo much time.
  25. Hi there, We have tried out the auto scale function in the title blocks in the office but every time we open up the file the scale is replace by the text 'manual entry'. The paper size then states the scale instead of the unlinked text that was there before. We have to go through each sheet, open up sheet data from the OIP and click refresh which solves the issue. This is more work than just manually inputting the scales. Is this a known error? Or perhaps a glitch when the file updated from 2019 to 2020? Need to find a solution otherwise we will revert back to manual text for this box. Screen shot attached below Thanks!
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