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by fred johnson
Thu May 20, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 46
Views: 4854

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Its good to hear from current users that some sort of 3D capabilities would not be desirable in a near future version of PC.
by fred johnson
Thu May 20, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: DWG File Import
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: DWG File Import

I remember asking autodesk about this some years ago and their advice was to always use dxf for translation into another cad program not dwg. I have used dxf, when available, with no problems for years. Maybe this helps.
by fred johnson
Fri May 14, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 46
Views: 4854

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Generally, what it sounds like is that, for a future direction, most would like some sort of basic (not BIM) 3D modeling capabilities WITHIN PC/WT with which to extract various model "views" via viewports and the rest done with PC/WT using its tools and features. Also perhaps direct import of SK for...
by fred johnson
Thu May 13, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 46
Views: 4854

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Hello John, long time no see.. Viewports when placed on sheet layers can have any scale. VW's viewport feature came in around VW2011, I believe, and are best understood with the concept of design layers and sheet layers, similar to ACAD modelspace/paperspace idea, which came in with Release 14. Over...
by fred johnson
Wed May 12, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 46
Views: 4854

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Alfred,
Hardly sounds like software on a downward spiral.. good work Alfred. BIM may prove to be be very efficient at "assembling" but it ain't "drawing".
by fred johnson
Tue May 11, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Latest Words
Replies: 8
Views: 750

Re: Latest Words

Keith, I tend to agree with Alfred, although I work mostly with VWA. A long enjoyable and productive workflow with PC/WT is not to be easily discarded and the last word has not been spoken yet. You will certainly have to rethink the way you produce drawings and how important that process is or will ...
by fred johnson
Tue May 11, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 46
Views: 4854

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Kieth,
Johnathan Pickup is excellent as a trainer and resourse (although no tool maker like Alfred) has some very good tutorial stuff on YouTube. My VW Users Group actually had live on screen workshop with him some years ago.
by fred johnson
Mon May 10, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 46
Views: 4854

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

Hello Peter, Although I have normally used VWA like it was PC/WT as it was when was MiniCad I do see the value in some of the BIM capabilities. I have recently started to learn VWA as it was intended to work and am impressed with what it can do if one choses to go in that direction, especially with ...
by fred johnson
Thu May 06, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: PowerCADD Discussion
Topic: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?
Replies: 46
Views: 4854

Re: Life after/beyond PowerCadd?

I started using PC/?WT with the 2000 version while at the same time using MiniCad and Vectortworks Architect. What I wanted was the quality of PC drawings without having to "model" an entire project and "extract" the various items for construction drawings. VWA having morphed from a 2D program did a...
by fred johnson
Fri Mar 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Drawings
Topic: Some Elevations
Replies: 6
Views: 3282

Re: Some Elevations

Very, very nice!