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V17 - 2020 General Discussion / Re: 2020
« Last post by Patricia G. on Today at 01:29:02 PM »
Hi there,

The lightworks photo realistic tools include reflections, light effects, etc. They are great!
All the images in my galleries were developed with these tools.

You can see more features at
and in my eBook pages and

Hope this helps

V17 - 2020 General Discussion / 2020
« Last post by davezub1 on Today at 02:09:47 AM »
So I was looking at my phone late last night in in my notification panel I saw a email announcing 2020. I went to my inbox but could not find it or in my spam  - very strange. I went to the main site and saw they released 2020. I have some questions:

1. Curios as to what ever ones opinions are on the lightworks upgrade for $100? I guess it is personal preference on the 3d rendering and how important it is. Seems a little steep.
2. Will there be an option for upgrades (e.g., discounts for anyone already owning an existing version)?

I'm installing the trial now to see if the additional features are worth the $$$.

BTW, having to fill out a information for a trial download, then get a link in email to download the trial, then having to email for a license, opens a support ticket, then wait for the key is kind of old school. Look at the title of the product it is 2020 ;-)
V12 - V16 Looking for Help? / Re: Photo board images disappeared
« Last post by bigrbtrout on July 05, 2020, 12:36:15 PM »
I got lucky.  After reading a bunch of other photo board posts, I saw something I thought I'd try - and it worked.
I found the folder that contained all of the photo board catalog images and copied all of my previously imported pics into that folder.  Voila!  It worked.  The 3D rendering now shows all of the photos.
V12 - V16 Looking for Help? / Photo board images disappeared
« Last post by bigrbtrout on July 05, 2020, 12:10:54 PM »
I recently moved my drawings to a new SSD in my PC.  Now all of the images I imported using the photo board are just gray, no photo.  It appears that the link to the folder where the pics were imported from is broken.
Is there any way I can fix that?  I've got 100's of photo board imports and I'd rather not re-import all of them.
Thanks for the help.
V17 - 2020 General Discussion / Re: TFP 2019 unable to import files
« Last post by Patricia G. on June 07, 2020, 07:16:53 AM »
Hi there,

If the menu is grayed out, then you are in "Quick Start mode". The Quick Start mode is just this, a fast layout, so you can use or just bypass it.
Therefore, after you press the "Continue" button you will be able to save, import, trace, print, move, as well as use all the TFP features.

If you are interested, I have an eBook, exclusive for TFP V2019 users => it includes a step by step tutorial explaining how to import DXF / DWG files, convert to 3D, etc.

Hope this helps.

V17 - 2020 General Discussion / TFP 2019 unable to import files
« Last post by Edge on June 05, 2020, 06:46:01 AM »
I recently upgraded to TFP 2019 PRO.  I wished to import a .BLD file from TFP V16 so converted it to .DXF in V16.  TFP 2019 for some reason has the "Import" (and "Export") options under FILE greyed out.  Anyone know why please?
V17 - 2020 Looking for Help? / Re: Slopes
« Last post by Patricia G. on April 24, 2020, 07:54:52 AM »
Hi there,

You need to extend the building pad out, otherwise you will get a little slope between the levels.
Additional tip 1 => use an additional building pad (under the wall) setting this pad with a lower (negative) elevation.
Additional tip 2 => I think that (perhaps) you have a problem with your video card => Go to => Edit => Preferences => System => Graphics => Hardware Acceleration. By default, the level of the accelerations is "Full" => Move the control to the center and see if your issue is solved. If not, move the control to the left (None) => check if your issue is solved.

And of course, don't forget to update your program =>,3449.0.html

Hope this helps.
V17 - 2020 Looking for Help? / Re: Slopes
« Last post by Graham on April 24, 2020, 12:42:07 AM »
 Hi Patricia, and thanks for the reply. I had read the section about closing the walls but just in case I had done something in the process of creating my full plans  I started a new drawing from scratch.
 I first drew my property boundary
and the first floor, a 16m wide x14m deep rectangle only, so all external walls.
Then using the slope tool I created my 8 Deg slope.
Using the 3D view to look in the 1st floor the grass is still there unless I'm holding down the mouse button to move about.
I then went down the building pad path with a little success. I drew the pad approx 1 1/2 " outside my external wall but still had some small grass bleeding in the back corner, so I had to extend the pad further out until it eventually stopped happening.
Should this not be happening I would rather have the grass right up to the wall or is it a common issue.
 Thanks again 

Hi there,

Shed Roof occasionally reverts back to a Gable Roof.  Not sure exactly when it happens, perhaps when I return to the roof tab.  The Shed Roof has a 2:12 pitch.  Wall in front is higher than back.  When it reverts to a gable roof, it becomes a zero pitch room, the front wall protrudes through the gable roof.  I then have to rebuild the shed roof.  How do I lock in the shed roof, preventing it from being changed.
In order to keep the first roof and avoid automatic changes, you must define the Auto-Roof Properties (Details and images about this feature on page 191 of the User's Guide)

Also, It took a long frustrated time to figure out how to create a shed roof.  It was not intuitive and nothing in the training guide addressed the topic directly
I'd suggest to use the Four-Point Freehand Roof Tool. (Page 194 of the User's Guide).

If there is a better way please describe. Suggest a training video.

If you are interested, I have eBooks for all the programs and versions. My eBooks contain images and tutorials about all the subjects, including a full chapter about Roofs, with 21 examples of different roof styles. All the items are related using more than 2000 links and more than 1000 images.

In addition, I have collections and tutorials (including a video tutorial for beginners users) in my Punchhelpers Store

Hope this helps.
V17 - 2020 Looking for Help? / Left and Right Views are Blank
« Last post by TomR on April 23, 2020, 11:30:50 AM »
Left and Right Views are Blank on the 3D view tool bar.  2019 version automatically generated the Front and Back views, but Left and Right are blank.  How do I populate the right and left views within the view tool bar.   I know of the 3D save views feature, I did create side views there and gave them a custom name.
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