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  2. BenG

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Jeremy, You are right. I have done the same thing - made the same mistakes. So, I try to keep that in mind as I draw. For example, I start with small fillets and if they take, I increase them up to what I want. But when one side will take fillets and the other identical side won’t, I don’t know what the cause is. When Push/Pull won't work, but will when I simply change the view, there is something screwy going on. Many times joined edges are not flush when they were drawn flush. I guess an accuracy problem. PP may or may not fix it, but I have been able to use PP to pull the surface way out, and then it will properly make them flush. However, I have used PP to pull a surface out, then it quits working - wont go in or out. Over the years I have learned a number of work arounds and things to try, but it is still very frustrating to waste hours on things that should work.
  3. Dean Barker

    Custom projectors

    Thank you, Andy. That helped. I just wasn't doing the "attach record" at the right part of the sequence. This opens a whole new world for me.
  4. Matt Overton

    Navigating Layers

    Yes please. Also would be useful have an option to navigate visible layers only.
  5. Jeremy Best

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Hi @Ben G, Back in 2013 I did a lot of 3D modelling using Vectorworks and encountered many instances where fillet edge and other 3D modelling commands seemed to fail without reason, but what I learned was that there are a lot of geometrical constraints that aren't easily communicated to the eye; physical realities that make what is being asked impossible and that it takes some analysis to realise why. Sometimes the reason was that I'd drawn relying too much on mouse-precision which would result in surfaces that looked like they were 5mm wide, then they were 4.998 mm wide making a 5mm fillet/chamfer etc impossible. Sometimes the sequence of operations were critical to the outcome and sometimes the methods I'd used to construct objects created edges that didn't quite connect tangentially. And so on with many other types of unappreciated constraints with other commands and operations.
  6. According to the registration page there are 2 other sessions currently scheduled June 7th and June 27th. Though I'm not sure if those will be discounted like the first one.
  7. NickDLA

    Squre Tubing Tool length

    @mike m oz have you been told today that your are a champion? With VW skills like these I assume the ladies tell you everyday! Thanks mate.
  8. C. Andrew Dunning

    Custom projectors

    Dean - You might want to give this a watch:
  9. Dean Barker

    Custom projectors

    As an exhibit designer I love the video screen tool in Designer to create modeled throws of projections to check for clearances and interferences. But I hate that all the projector models are these behemoths that don't accurately portray the modern smaller units used in the field. I've tried to create my own models and upload them into the "Projector Models" file in the VectorWorks library folder. I can see them in the Projector pop-up field in the Video Screen Object Info Palette, but when one is chosen it always gives me a window that says, "The Symbol you have chosen is not a valid Projector model. Please select a different one." And then "Height from Floor and Lens to Top and Lens to Bottom and Lens to Back and Lens to Front are not readable dimensions of the chosen Symbol." I've attached the record "_VS-ModData" and filled in what seem to be valid dimensions in those fields but still get rejected. What am I doing wrong? Attached are screen shots, one is one of the "canned" projector symbols and the other is a Panasonic short throw I modeled. Why is mine "not readable"? Thanks in advance to anyone who can give me a hint.
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  11. Victor S

    Solar Access

    Hi All, I have to provide evidence of min. 3 hours of sun light on a particular day of the year to an apartment building and I was wondering what would be the best way to do so? I am using VW Architect 2019 and Helidon tool for shadows.
  12. agn93

    Student License Extension Request

    Hi, I also have the same problem, I applied for the extension of a student license last week and as it's already the end of the second one, I'm wondering if I need to wait longer or something went wrong? Firstly there was an information that I got an extension but now there's "waiting status" and redownloaded version is still asking to validate the license. My account is registered on the same e-mail address as this one. Thank you for any help!
  13. Brent.A

    CL - B type link bars

    What is the trick to get all of these to connect? It seems to auto rotate the truss segments, not allowing me to connect while rotated. Is there a sweet spot to overlay the forkend connectors?
  14. scottmoore

    lighting for interior rooms

    Agreed on all the above. The thing about lighting and glow textures is that you simply have to dig in and experiment. Everything impacts everything else. Brightness, color, location, rendering styles, ambient light, number of reflections, camera effects, the texture onto which light is projecting, etc. I used to wonder why, in the credits of an animated movie, that they listed personnel for “lighting”. Typically a lot of personnel. I don’t wonder that anymore.
  15. MaWi

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    Hi BenG One of my friends is Inventor and designer and he loves Vectorworks. For him Vectorworks has the perfect mix from 3d functionality and simplicity. Incidentally, Nemetschek has never said that Vectorworks is only developed further for architecture or landscape. And f.ex. it is precisely in Spotlight that Vectorworks is the world leader. Back to your shoe horn: For the back part you need from my point of view less than one minute: - 2 extrudes with different radius - 1 hemisphere - 1 Shell Solid - 1 Chamfer Edge For the front part you have two different objects: - One object as counterpart to the back part (modeling like the back part) - The horn For the horn you can use the CSG Modeling System, NURBS or Subdivision. If you don't have experience with NURBS and Subdivisions your should first watch a webinar or some Youtube-Videos. In my simplified-test I used CSG with a Extrude along Path. Best regards, Marc
  16. dwdavedw

    Position Summary / Minimum Circuits needed

    This doesn't work - the report says "No circuits are needed, are dimmers assigned to your lights?" - I don't want to assign dimmers- Our space is basically dimmer per circuit - I want to M.E. assign dimmers based on how many are needed for each position.
  17. pjjmcc

    FOR SALE - Vectorworks 2015 Architect

    hi HHA, Please email me further details on the address in the attached photo, many thanks. Peter
  18. Sally yang

    Planting figure showing different direction--how to fix

    @Tony Kostreski Thank you! That's very helpful! Good to know the plants can be rotated!
  19. scottmoore

    Musical instrument / backline symbols

    Good catch. I’ll update that.
  20. BenG

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    @Mark Aceto Mark, That would be easy enough if I didn't have 29 years of MiniCAD/VW files.
  21. Dave Donley

    lighting for interior rooms

    If you will ultimately be rendering with Renderworks, consider trying out making a texture resource that uses Glow for the Reflectivity shader, and apply that to the shade/glass of the lamp. You can control the brightness of the Glow effect in the shader controls. Then, to see the glow effect you have to render in Renderworks render modes with the Lighting Options using a choice other than None. The glow effect is produced by the indirect lighting engine. This technique is probably the best for producing soft lighting from non-point lit surfaces.
  22. LJ TMS

    Musical instrument / backline symbols

    @scottmoore Hey Scott, one item for clean up I noticed. In the 2D component of your 5' Grand Piano (Glossy & Matte) symbols, there are 900 polygons that can be removed from the curved portion of the frame.
  23. EAlexander

    Renderworks & Spotlight - Stumped.

    I haven't forgotten about this - just been buried in client work. Summer is coming!
  24. James H.

    Renderworks & Spotlight - Stumped.

    Would love to see a webinar on this! Super valuable thread. Thanks all
  25. EAlexander

    Twinmotion Plugin + Sync

    Yes - but haven't had proper time to dig in yet. It's on the radar though. Just.need.to.clone.myself.
  26. DMcD

    macOS Mojave (10.14) Compatibility

    HA >>our office is planning to change to one of the big and really reliable cad software houses If it were only as easy as that. I tried switching and spent months with Solidworks and some days with Rhino and found that especially SW was more buggy and unreliable than VW with all sorts of limitations and tools that did not work. I agree that VW could do a lot better and offer more in the annual upgrades… I can't remember when there was a "must have" tool or release, but regrettably, I have not found something better. D
  27. EAlexander

    lighting for interior rooms

    Without seeing the shape of it I would guess Spotlights. If they are truly down lights, then spots would be right - you can adjust the beam angle to make it more focused and narrow, or open up wider to give you more coverage. Omni light is like an exposed lightbulb (without the socket) - so a ball of light emitting in all directions. So if you had just exposed bulbs, this is the way to go. Directional light is about parallel beams of light - think sunlight here - so not a cone of light but a even direction of light rays. (Technically, the sun is hitting us in a cone shape, but it is so large and so far away, that to human eyes, the rays appear to be parallel.) For level - you just have to try it out and see what feels right. e.
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