Vectorworks 2012 Service Pack 3 Release Notes

The following issues were addressed for Vectorworks 2012 Service Pack 3.
This is a list of bugs that were fixed or wish list items that were fulfilled. The information comes directly from the bug database as entered by the users who filed the issues.

Issue Id
Title
VB-99713
KLS: Move By Points tool very slow along with a bigger amount of objects
VB-99658
IFC Problem-Slabs offset when inside of a symbol
VB-99612
Unable to Change delta X or delta Y of Extrude Objects in 3D Views - Regression
VB-99601
An alert dialog is displayed repeatedly when the window tool is used on the document with "Window" class
VB-99599
The height of the objects on design layer (target of the viewport) will be increase, if editing viewport at "Edit Viewport Design Layers"
VB-99569
Plants are duplicated when Change Plant Grouping command is used
VB-99552
Circular openings in Walls do NOT appear round in resulting IFC file
VB-99541
Protractor tool switches to Top when activated from inside Group Edit from Top/Plan.
VB-99535
IfcStair - PsetStairCommon appears to be added to object twice
VB-99534
IfcStair - Name of Vectorworks Stair object NOT being translated to IFC file
VB-99529
Command "Cut 2D Section" does not work in Front View anymore
VB-99520
Nurbs circle modes crosses
VB-99499
IfcPile - ObjectTypes not being written to instances, using Vectorworks Symbols as Type definitions
VB-99496
Blended Screen: A VectorScript error occurs
VB-99482
DWG Import: Map Colors To LWs does not work correctly when lw is set ByClass and B&W import option settings are used.
VB-99461
AHA: Sheet Layer Section Viewport cannot be updated correctly when moving section line
VB-99426
Slab Thickness column in Slab Report incorrectly reports "Types"
VB-99423
IfcRoof test case export - bad wall export for round top walls
VB-99403
The "Using Walls Control Offset" in the Create Walls from Spaces dialog does not work well.
VB-99375
2D poly tool (paint bucket mode) creates many groups
VB-99358
IfcRoof test case export - names for Roof groups missing
VB-99357
IfcRoof test case export - bad wall export for round top and sloped walls
VB-99330
When I created New Worksheet, VW is shut down.
VB-99311
Changing to Top/Plan using Saved view fails to set Active plane to layer plane
VB-99299
"End cap in Wall" is not rendering in 3D
VB-99293
Text appears garbled in worksheet. (Export DXF/DWG)
VB-99284
Crash if updating the reference in the navigation palette
VB-99273
Crash while open a document with a referenced viewport after moving the origin in the source file
VB-99272
Crash if updating a referenced viewport after moving the origin
VB-99254
Tape Measure Tool forces Top View in edit mode of Symbols and Groups
VB-99243
Image fills do not export to DWG when image resource has a Chinese name, Mac only.
VB-99242
On re-import of the exported DWG file, text with non-Chinese font gets messed up.
VB-99241
Chinese text does not survive DWG/DXF export - re-import, Mac only
VB-99239
"Place Plant" or "Image Prop" is not displayed
VB-99219
DWG Fails to Import
VB-99214
If "Group" and "Symbole" are selected, a group object and a symbol object disappear on the drawing sheet.
VB-99201
Tape Measure Tool switches to TOP view
VB-99197
When place the spotlight, VW would be crashed.
VB-99196
Vectorworks hang when changing the pitch chose in a Repetive Unit path tool
VB-99187
Wall problems in IFC
VB-99186
KLS: Quarz imaging could cause a crash under certain cicumstances
VB-99147
Poblem with Add Text to Database
VB-99139
offset duplication does not work
VB-99111
When Japanese input method is selected, existed texts in cell are not overwritten by entered texts.
VB-99109
Crashing by inputting 306 characters to a worksheet cell.
VB-99097
AHA: Using the tape measure tool change view inside a group
VB-99093
Crashing by number of hatch name characters.
VB-99081
Typo in Advanced Settings Tab of Space Settings Dialog
VB-99066
Net Boundary Options Become Unusable in Space Settings Dialog
VB-99055
The value of the story elevation becomes the value of the ceiling elevation(Export IFC)
VB-99030
Vectorworks crashes during "Export DWG" with the attached file
VB-99023
Grade object graphics are too big when inserted in edit mode
VB-99022
KLS: Export DXF/DWG crash when semicolon is part of symbolname
VB-99001
Crash while reshaping inside a group
VB-98950
IfcCovering elements "not in spatial structure" when exported from Vectorworks
VB-98945
Section Line moves back to original position when, "Reverse Direction" button is clicked in Object Info Palette
VB-98944
Slab plugin is not working properly when using the architect template.
VB-98939
Grade Tool's Elevation text jumps, moves and disappears in the test file
VB-98904
Attached file hangs on launch
VB-98900
Rounded Rectangle parameter
VB-98889
Please Add SHP import to the File>Import menu in default Architect Workspace
VB-98885
Placing a blended screen symbol can cause blended projectors in the document to move.
VB-98877
AHA: Offset tool no longer working on polylines with only 2 vertices
VB-98871
Parking along path not working correctly
VB-98848
Rounded Rectangle Settings Broken Strange, Report Wrong in OIP
VB-98835
Create Joists from Poly hangs Vectorworks on Mac and creates incorrect geometry on Windows
VB-98824
IFC-Insertion points problems
VB-98821
Spotlight: Track for Soft Good doesn't get created properly within test file
VB-98810
Dark shadows do not overlap
VB-98809
With OpenGL rendering, two directional lights make the scene overshadowed.
VB-98800
Space area is wrong on spaces coming from old files
VB-98794
"Tape Measure Tool" doesn't work correct under some circumstances
VB-98793
Viewport problems causing files not to open.
VB-98783
Toilet Stall object showing partitions at wrong Z-value for model
VB-98756
DWG 3D Polygon triangular network won't import to VW 2012
VB-98755
Attached file will not properly create Spotlight XML file for Lightwright Data Exchange.
VB-98705
The place with which Rectangle to which two colors were attached overlapped becomes white.
VB-98683
"Change Plant Grouping" menu command failing to count the number of plants properly
VB-98645
Roof Face Objects Produce Incorrect Shadows in Section Viewports : JBC
VB-98635
KLS: While Edit Group, Tape Measure Tool changes standard view from Top/Plan to Top
VB-98629
Projection screen dimension is incorrect in Event Planning
VB-98621
KLS: Export DXF/DWG crashes with files converted from previous Vectorworks
VB-98618
DWG Import - Hybrid Symbols created on import.
VB-98606
Resourse Browser with visualization problems.
VB-98605
KLS: Offset tool does not work with 2-point polyline
VB-98591
Clipping a Space Object causes unexpected result
VB-98580
Under certain circumstances the command "Modify by Record..." delete the symbols
VB-98578
editing number style in space settings uses the wrong prefix
VB-98575
corner style off a rounded rectangle is not displayed correctely in the Info palet
VB-98566
One time crash reshaping Walls and Slab object at the same time
VB-98549
Smart Cursor Does Not Recognize the Wall Line of a Roof Object; Not Snapping Possible
VB-98534
Vectorworks shuts down when change settings in Advanced Section Properties and update a section viewport(Windows only)
VB-98493
Paste in place can create 11 polygons from 1
VB-98492
VW create nurbs spontaneously
VB-98485
SPOTLIGHT - Deleting mirrored accessory also deletes lighting instrument
VB-98418
Export IFC gives wrong results when at least one of the original object is mirrored
VB-98415
Column object changes its Z height when 2009 file opens in 2012
VB-98379
Project tool: project and split method gives the same result as the project and trim method.
VB-98352
A plug-in object does not maintain the height of layer.(Export IFC)
VB-98340
Worksheet editing Fails when fixing capitalization
VB-98254
Holes added to a roof do not maintain their position if the roof is moved
VB-98248
Crash during snapping of scaled NURBS surface
VB-98242
IFC-Export problems-Duplicate Mirrored objects
VB-98232
Scaled symbols do not align correctly with non-scaled symbols
VB-98211
DLSVP Bounding Box doesn't update properly after Push/Pull tool is used within test file
VB-98198
DL Section Viewport doesn't redraw properly after navigating to Design Layer and Back
VB-98196
Crash When Moving Push/Pull Tool Cursor Over Certain Objects
VB-98177
AHA: Unpleasant Smart cursor flickering
VB-98167
Fill color by class is not applied properly for Soft Goods object in Pipe and Drape configuration
VB-98144
Moving Viewport With Linked RW Camera Causes Offset View in Edit Mode
VB-98131
Softgoods object gets deselected when Draw sliders option is selected with in a file
VB-98129
Soft goods object creates duplicate classes
VB-98121
Soft Goods class is not named properly
VB-98117
Curved texture bed fails.
VB-98105
Is there a problem with Site Modifier-Texture Bed in VW2012 (SP1 level)
VB-98101
update worksheet causes crash
VB-98100
IFC Import Crashes VW When File Contains a Space Object
VB-98088
Worksheet Broken in Vw 2012 When Criteria Searches for Two Records : JBC
VB-98083
IFC: Problem with IfcPort and containment / ownership
VB-98072
DWG/DXF Import: Flipped polylines in 3D blocks are not imported correctly when "2D and 3D" import option is used.
VB-98043
Align/Distribute Using Spacing Fails with Symbols in Vw 2012 : JBC
VB-98041
Planar Text in Plug-in Objects Fails to Render in Viewports set to Hidden Line : JBC
VB-98016
Space object: 3D boundary incorrectly drawn with radiused Space profile
VB-98004
Site Model Created in Previous Version Shows Incorrect Shape
VB-97983
Create polygon from inner boundary mode creates some unexpected background color (sometimes undo is very slow also)
VB-97978
Selecting a Viewport with an Associated Camera then modal right click to edit camera does not take you to the view and layer with the camera selected.
VB-97927
Create Fillet Surface causes VW 2012 to crash
VB-97896
Section viewport doesn't show correct bounding box after editing the Design layer
VB-97876
Special character problems in Space tool
VB-97875
Align/Distribute not functioning correctly
VB-97832
Image fill is displayed as color
VB-97687
Rectangular Marquee does not select the vertices on a mesh node in 2012.
VB-97683
The default Application Print Resolution for blank files and most templates is set too high.
VB-97519
Crashed while changing between files and navigating to another layer.
VB-97471
The space label is located outside the space if use a space tool to create the first space object in the drawing
VB-97385
Project and trim makes group instead of trimming.
VB-97137
Dimensions: whose plane is 3D cause view to set to "top" upon selection
VB-97136
A object slips, when the "Draw Edges" turns on.
VB-97054
Copy and Paste within Test File takes over 2 minutes to complete, compared to 16 seconds in Vectorworks 2011
VB-97003
Copying and pasting lighting devices from one document to another fails
VB-96914
CW Space: The auto-boundary Space is not correct in this case.
VB-96913
CW Space: 'Wall Centerlines' mode does not work as expected in this case.
VB-96865
Objects from Polyline... ignores class and/or attributes of the original object
VB-96763
Soft Goods- Image Adjustments control erases the percentage sign when values entered in 'Scale' and 'Horizontal Shift' fields
VB-96721
Create Space from Wall shows NNA#2_ in the 'Create Space From Walls ' dialog
VB-96591
Space object - Fill Style by Class does not take effect when done from the OIP
VB-96317
SDK Call ExportResource doesn't work correctly
VB-96296
Unchecking "Auto-Bound Spaces" in the space settings dialogue does not turn off the Auto-Bound feature for the next created space
VB-96186
Clipped Round Wall exported to IFC file incorrectly
VB-96185
Wall Y-Join not export to IFC correctly
VB-96174
Colors of walls and components not being properly exported to IFC file
VB-95558
VectorWorks to IFC: Design Layer Viewport and Reference files
VB-95422
A part of data is not exported to IFC.
VB-95262
Space PIO - Undesirable Attribute Mapping When Gradient is Applied Through Space Dialog
VB-95158
Move by Points Tool Bug
VB-95141
Position of group object is wrong when group object is reshaped by Selection Tool.
VB-95076
Spaces created in rotated view reports wrong dimensions.
VB-95028
Space: symbols can't save as default using name in current doc's symbol list
VB-95025
Space: Manage Labels dialog always creates symbols also when precedent dialogs exited with Cancel
VB-95018
Space: doubling of label symbols if Text Scaling in VP <> 1
VB-94471
The slabs are not changing their position in Z
VB-94298
Constant Out of Memory issues with saves to server, constant, every hour of work on almost all files.
VB-93439
Space: extra line
VB-93438
Space: extra line
VB-93416
Space Objects fail to Update correctly from VW2008
VB-92349
Problems in IFC exportation of Design Layer Viewports
VB-92109
Mirroring Space causes Labels not to mirror correctly until after a readjustment to the Space causing a regen with Label set to be Horizontal.
VB-92065
Broken link between RenderWorks camera & viewport
VB-92053
With Japanese characters, the name of print data is garbled.
VB-90521
Offset tool fails to duplicate on left side with Plan rotation
VB-90181
Rounded Rectangle tool: symmetrical becomes proportional.
VB-87736
Space Tool - Cryptic dialog when managing space labels
VB-87491
Space: Updating a space causes some extra strange locuses and marks to appear.
VB-82077
IFC: No way to attach IFC data to Symbol Definition in UI
VB-81600
(V1)Offset Fails in Rotated Plan
VB-77978
Section lines in VP: unexpected reset on move if in VP
VB-63840
MAC: "3D Extrude Contour" of site model is wrong
VB-54724
MAC: Roadways (Nurbs) doesn't support site models with 3d extrude contour
VB-54129
MAC: Roadways with a descent doesn't support site model with 3d extrude contour