Vectorworks 2016 Service Pack 3 Release Notes

The following issues were addressed for Vectorworks 2016 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-63588
IFC: Piping Run object displays improperly in Solibri Model Checker
VB-101082
The shape of handrail of stair becomes inaccurate.
VB-115050
Skylight symbols in Roof Faces and Roofs
VB-115299
2-D Polygon: Inner Boundary Mode responds to objects on other layers, when Layer Options set to Active Only
VB-117333
AHA: Crash when moving or reshaping texture on a DTM with attribute mapping tool
VB-120055
Object Info Data Tab Record Info resize bar always reverts to hide field
VB-121679
Camera-Linked Viewports Become Out-of-Date When Camera is Edited Without Making Changes
VB-123789
Attribute Mapping Crashes Vectroworks
VB-124256
Marionette Tapered Extrude Node Creates NURBS Surfaces Instead of a 3D Solid
VB-126146
Vectorworks 2016 Viewer Installer issues
VB-126239
When a EPS image opens arranged file, the display of the toolbar is incorrect.(Only Mac)
VB-127152
attribute mapping tool crashes when resizing texture and pressing escape key
VB-127214
Crash when commiting changes from the close and release function
VB-127309
Pressing the Escape Key When Using the Attribute Mapping Tool Causes Crash
VB-127470
Radio buttons too close in installer screen
VB-127558
Installer - Uninstall icon missing from uninstall list
VB-127559
Installer - The last "next" button before the install takes place should be relabeled to read "install"
VB-127609
2016 Installer: The installation can be completed without company name but after start of VW the user must enter company name
VB-127627
Vectorworks 2016 Installer: Using a very long string in the "Name"/"Company" doesn't display a warning message
VB-127684
Some Hatches look ok when exported to PDF, but the print-out is incorrect (HP PS)
VB-127894
Grade Tool seems to have lost capability to insert new grade point within line of existing Grade
VB-127926
Inability to edit prefs in OIP on Section-Elevation marker
VB-127929
consistent crash with this particular symbol edit
VB-128001
Shortkey "Cmd+>" not working if option "Palette can dock to document window" is set to on.
VB-128013
Crash while saving file
VB-128039
Marionette Node Selection Drop-Down Window Separates and Follows Cursor Drag
VB-128054
Wall pastes incorrectly in New Document
VB-128108
section viewports will not render
VB-128223
Polish Localization: accents of line thickness (organization - edit classes)
VB-128224
Publish to print results in only page border being printed
VB-128226
SBE: Dimension is not associative / Regression
VB-128310
Marionette; Boolean input should be a dropdown
VB-128315
Most nodes in text.vwx Marionette file will not show selection after insert in drawing
VB-128353
VW Crashes When Exiting Sweep Edit Mode
VB-128383
Installer - Once you finish uninstalling the application, uncommon wording is used.
VB-128453
Marionette: User can grab node menu and drag it around - Mac 10.11
VB-128557
About Format Text, When the Font Style is "Italic" and the Font is "System Font Regular(other System Font xxx)", Character become big.
VB-128561
About Export COLLADA (3D only), When the character of 2byte are used the file name, the file name characters is garbled.
VB-128593
Crash on closing RDLVP properties dialog in full screen on Mac.
VB-128609
Custom Stair Object Completely Disappearing in Upgraded 2016 File
VB-128621
Sheet Layer - Section Viewports move when model changed (regression)
VB-128667
The skylight opening in roofs does not match the skylight symbol
VB-128704
A numerical value of the thickness will be not displayed and only a line is displayed.(Only El Capitan)
VB-128718
Color Drop Down Not Working from the Attributes Palette
VB-128734
Vectorworks Grid Bubbles Not Exporting Properly as IFC Grids
VB-128767
Section-Elevation Markers Causing Issues in the Object Info Palette (File)
VB-128775
Portion of object is inverted when rendering with Hidden Line
VB-128787
2016 Missing Layers
VB-128822
Wrong Climate Data in Energos (Portugal)
VB-128855
Template: a file named Default.sta won't replace the blank file as it should
VB-128864
DWG Export Crash
VB-128868
Point Cloud import missing information
VB-128880
Marionette "Create Custom Object N" node should be renamed
VB-128888
DLSVPs With Multiple Cut Planes Show Section Graphics Incorrectly in SP1/SP2
VB-128900
Mac runs out of memory when deleting vertex point on a roof
VB-128906
OD: Files getting corrupted after converting and saving it in Vectorworks 2016
VB-128908
Images are misrepresented in tiles.
VB-128916
Inability to directly insert a lighting instrument from an external file via the resource browser.
VB-128918
Lighting Device does not display properly when inserting and attempting to edit the device produces a Crash
VB-128933
Error messages show and uninstaller isn't correctly installed if the folder where Vectorwroks 2016 Sp2 will be installed contains white space
VB-128935
Progress dlg fails to cancel property with ESC key
VB-128948
Operations like create new, delete or change to manual space does not support project sharing
VB-128949
Project Sharing locks out same user
VB-128958
2016 Regression: kNotifyDocPostSaved notification path we get is inside the temp folder
VB-128959
Project Sharing - walls on one layer have a dependence on another layer, both need checking out before editing
VB-128962
Staircase, slightly curved in 2D-Plan, is straight in 3D
VB-128964
Video Screen No Display
VB-128968
Accessing Plant Lists on El Capitan 10.11 Very Slow
VB-128978
A Renderworks Background texture is flipped upside down, and it's exported.?Only Win)
VB-129016
Incorrect information provided in the uninstall section of Windows
VB-129017
Company name not required during install
VB-129026
VW Help Single window mode is not findable
VB-129038
IFC export inconsistency
VB-129040
Hole in wall not exported correctly in IFC
VB-129043
Plug-in Object Automatically Undoes last Action Upon Deselection in VW 2016 & 2016
VB-129051
Erratic Behaviour in [3D] PDF Export
VB-129055
Uninstaller doesn't delete Updater Log file
VB-129058
Problems Importing a Rhino File
VB-129062
Problems with installation when the installation folder contains punctuation
VB-129064
Connected Walls mode in in Spotlight
VB-129066
Color Picker appears on wrong monitor in multi-monitor setup.
VB-129067
Installer - Spanish - Silent install default directory help text is incorrect and not the real default location
VB-129080
"Featue in Wall" draws the component lines of walls with the wrong thickness
VB-129081
Used a referenced image as resource lead to a Crash of Vectorworks or a damaged file
VB-129085
IFC Data command in Resource Browser not updating style objects
VB-129098
Crashing when updating viewports from 2014 file in 2016
VB-129114
Marionette "Symbol" node needs a default value of a 2D point for p instead of 0.
VB-129135
Slab Modifiers gets lost if copy-paste on a different design-layer.
VB-129138
Door and window sections not showing when 'Display Objects Beyond View Plane' turned off
VB-129140
OD: Project Sharing - Objects have unknown relations to other layers
VB-129156
Localization_English warning dialog is shown when placing plants with Rectangular/Triangle Array modes.
VB-129158
Localization_Resource name shown in the tool bar on Select Resource pull-down button garbles.
VB-129164
Polish Localization: accents of leveltypes of stories
VB-129169
Space Tool create multiple labels broken
VB-129176
Marionette "Get Arc" returns incorrect radius
VB-129187
KLS: Objects not in proper classes after IFC-Import
VB-129188
Project Sharing - Working File Crash When During Save and Commit : JBC
VB-129190
Vectorworks crashes after switching the tabs in viewport properties dialog
VB-129200
Story levels not sorted properly - Mac Only
VB-129201
Installer - Uninstall - between the time the first dialog shows up you can run the uninstaller twice without error
VB-129202
Round holes of polyline have wrong attributes
VB-129207
"Recalculate Worksheets Prior to Exporting" not working properly
VB-129209
Changing CurtainWall's Thickness Causes VW2016 to Crash within Wall Network
VB-129211
Project Sharing - Opening the project sharing dialog is very slow whith a large history database
VB-129216
Point Cloud Crashes Vectorworks
VB-129241
Render Issues
VB-129246
SBE: OIP widgets not handled and created correctly when universal names of parameters are very similar
VB-129248
Visible Out of Date Viewports not recognizing that it is out of date
VB-129256
Marionette "Circle 3 Pt" node does not have valid default input values
VB-129257
Marionette "Hemisphere" node should have a different 'top' default value
VB-129287
Localization_Unable to export Solar Animation from Heliodon after making a fix for VB-126425.
VB-129345
Heliodon Fails to Transfer Settings from the Solar Animation Dialogue to the OIP : JBC
VB-129371
Symbol insert in a roof copies IFC Data records to all roof parts
VB-129393
Sketch Hidden Line rendering problem in 2016, fine in 2015
VB-129425
Blended Screen Vertical Position Option Breaking
VB-129444
IFC File Missing Information
VB-129449
Exporting IFC Crash
VB-129450
Exported IFC Opens in Solibri but Causes Crashes in Revit/SketchUp/BIMsight/Vectorworks
VB-129454
Marionette "Contour" node needs a different default value for 'dir'
VB-129475
About import OBJ(3D only), can't import OBJ file.
VB-129476
Line thickness not showing in attribute pallet
VB-129479
KLS: Grouped DLVP do exclude lightsources
VB-129482
Marionette "Create Wall Feature" node should have wfType as an OIP control
VB-129483
Incorrect Help IDs
VB-129500
Walls invisible in hidden line (because tagSel.vis is false for the layers)
VB-129505
KLS: Attribute Mapping Tool crash
VB-129506
Crash during Project Sharing Refresh causes layer to be checked out without need for refresh on reopening
VB-129526
AM: Problems - changing a sheet-layer's name in project sharing
VB-129531
Random Crash After Revert to Saved Operation within Test File
VB-129536
Marionette; Ordered List not working properly
VB-129542
Was the design changed about a "Create Animation"?
VB-129567
Import Point Cloud menu item should be grayed out when no document is currently open
VB-129568
Create Animation menu item should be grayed out when no document is open and typo in message dialog
VB-129577
MN: Project Sharing - Layer not to be found in Projectsharing-Dialogue
VB-129587
Running Layer Marionette node fails to gray out the objects in drawing unless zoom IN/out. Redraw issue.
VB-129588
Hide Active layer Marionette node will not make layer invisible in navigation palette
VB-129601
Internal Error with Stair object
VB-129607
VW Crash when editing an imported symbol.
VB-129626
VW Crashes When Activating Space Tool on Mac 10.9
VB-129627
Blended screen OIP will not allow rigged projectors
VB-129633
VectorScript function CalcPolySegLen not getting length of closing segment of polyline
VB-129641
Out of Place Marionette Node.
VB-129647
3D Wall Hole Component Manual Images
VB-129651
Symbols in walls are not properly exported to IFC
VB-129652
AHA: DXF/DWG Export of section viewports on design or sheet layer fails
VB-129673
Section Viewport not Returning to its Original State after Crop is Deleted
VB-129724
When you delete a reference, the resources remain referenced
VB-129726
The wall opening of symbol in walls is not properly exported to IFC
VB-129757
Impossible to Cut 3D Section
VB-129759
AHA: Moving a Design Layer Section viewport is not working properly on EL CAPITAN
VB-129760
KLS: Impossible to render attached DLVP in 2016, while 2015 could do it
VB-129782
Mapping Textures on Site Models is Hosed in Vw 2016 : JBC
VB-129787
Vectorworks 2016 file crashes
VB-129795
2015 Pads with Slopes lose their slope when migrated to 2016
VB-129800
Point Cloud importing but very jumbled
VB-129805
Creating a Room using Event menu crash
VB-129815
KLS: Energos crashes Vectorworks by inserting an energy label without heliodon (Win only)
VB-129835
KLS: Energos system pop-ups empty when opening a german project
VB-129840
Polylines have some segments that do not respond properly to line attributes/opacity.
VB-129888
Recalculating worksheet causes crash
VB-129895
Editing a specific viewport within the test file, causes an additional viewport, with no name, to be created.
VB-129908
Get Set Rectangle Nodes
VB-129914
CW Space: The Space tool doesn't work (doesn't create a space) when using the Rectangle mode.
VB-129917
Documentation issue - 2016 Help lists Exposure control even though it was removed after 2015
VB-129949
Event Design: Create stage crashes from some shapes
VB-129950
Event Design: Create stage says it doesn't support holes, but stage plugs have parts of the holes in their geometry
VB-129981
CW Stair: strong misshape upon conversion of items with Stair Landing Corners
VB-129987
AM: write or attach values into a PSet is very slow
VB-130018
Export Shapefile: Customer reports that shapefiles exported from Vectorworks lose projection when opened in ArcGIS
VB-130022
Project Sharing - Text Displays at Wrong Size and or With incorrect Line Spacing : JBC
VB-130036
If the "Export IFC" option "Export Walls/Slabs by components" is on, three slabs are exported instead of one roof and two slabs.
VB-130049
Localization_English "None" class will be created when placing a plant object on Landmark templates.
VB-130073
VW Crashes on Save & Commit
VB-130103
Viewport crop does not track correctly when panning
VB-130106
Working with walls is very slow in files with many walls on different layers (like in Poject sharing files)
VB-130110
Localization_Default file name of exported Solar Animation is messed up in 2016.
VB-130111
Localization_Conduit Sizing Calculation results are always the same even if the file unit is switched between metric and inches.
VB-130117
Viewport Class Overrides not appearing in Project File
VB-130154
Crash when opening a 2014 file
VB-130156
KLS: Flip one Plug-in in wall regenerates all other plug-ins in wall and is very slow (because writing IFC data is slow)
VB-130164
Dormer Roof Thickness Can't be Changed on Generic Roof Objects ("Use Style for Dormer" Option is Enabled by Default)
VB-130178
Project Sharing - Crashing issues
VB-130186
Plant Tool: Problems with the Duplicate button.
VB-130213
Texture Opacity Reverts to Zero When Image Mask is Edited : JBC
VB-130225
Marionette "Transform2" does not use anchor point as anticipated
VB-130227
Protected drive and unexpected attempts to write
VB-130229
Marionette "Name" needs SetLinksObjects()
VB-130239
A file that created in VW2015 cannot complete a RW style rendering in VW2016.
VB-130291
Referenced Viewports missing information in DWG Export
VB-130292
Recalculating Worksheet takes 20 Minutes
VB-130296
SBE: Wall Features slowing down Vectorworks dramatically
VB-130302
Errors in Arc Marionette file nodes
VB-130303
Crash with node " convert to Polygroup " in Text marionette file
VB-130304
3D Export PDF: some exported objects (like extrudes) have weird colors attached to them when exported
VB-130309
Eyedropper tool with any Dimension Attributes set simply re-opens Eyedropper Prefs on click
VB-130326
Project Sharing - When Trying to Add Wall Tags, it is Requiring Other Layers to be Checked out
VB-130347
Multiple objects in walls not dimensioned properly anymore
VB-130350
Vectorworks crashes when move wall that is joined to other walls
VB-130370
VW Crashes When Pressing ESC After Dragging Attribute Mapping Widget
VB-130383
Rounding of angles in object info palette done wrong when entering math operations
VB-130384
Pressing the Esc key twice to deactivate attribute mapping tool crashes Vectorworks
VB-130389
AHA: Slab resource name not exported as IFC information
VB-130436
Crash if try to edit the text
VB-130437
Heliodon Solar Animation localisation
VB-130479
AHA: Roof resource name not exported as IFC information
VB-130480
AHA: Roof face resource name not exported as IFC information
VB-130481
AHA: Curtain wall resource name not exported as IFC information
VB-130487
A "Delete unsolvable constraints?...." message shows when moving a wall that has an inserted symbol and constrained linear dimension for the symbol
VB-130489
KLS: Project using references very slow in Version 2016
VB-130491
symbols with extrudes export to IFC with no z value (at z=0)
VB-130502
Landscape area tool used on layer with elevation higher than 0 crashes Vectorworks
VB-130542
KLS: Project Sharing; Crash by Release of Layers
VB-130565
Two seemingly healthy 2015 files are completely blank when opened in 2016
VB-130599
Marionette "Get 3D Info" does not return correct information for CenterPt
VB-130619
Import ifc fail
VB-130641
Localization_Solar Animation: Animate Data mode would not work when Month parameters are localized.
VB-130722
AHA: Moving objects is more slow in 2016 than in 2015
VB-130738
Blank instrument data is being sent to Lightwright when multi-circuit unist are inserted in VW
VB-130743
Convert > Stake Object from 3D Locus Command Not Authorized in Architect
VB-130755
MN: Project Sharing - updating broken vwxp-reference - vwxp-file cannot be located (on mac)
VB-130798
Opening attached file is slow