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  1. SCParker

    Automatic Data exchange with LW keeps stopping

    Though true, the cloud service doesn't keep the files locked. The files get locked while the file it syncing with any/all local hard drive folders. So, if I have three computers with locally synced folders, anytime any of them are doing an active sync with said file, that file gets locked. Then unlocked when done. The chances of the xml, Lightwright, VW to done an active update of any of these files at the same time, across several computers is fairly high. If anyone of them gets an error, it may turn off the connection, etc. Best, Scott
  2. SCParker

    Attaching speakers to hanging positions

    I can do this and just have one speaker. But prefer to use the actual boxes the Audio guy wants. Good workaround though. Thanks, Scott
  3. SCParker

    Hoist functionality question

    There's also a Braceworks forum thread here on the forums.
  4. Greetings all, As hanging positions are getting more advanced, with the addition of Braceworks, etc. how are folk attaching speakers to hanging positions and having a record of it? The OIP for speakers do not have a hanging position field, etc. Are folk adding a record to the speakers? Should we have a hanging position added to the OIP of speakers? Thoughts? Best, Scott
  5. SCParker

    Truss hanging parallel under truss?

    The truss has to be EXACTLY in line with each other. AND, there needs to be enough vertical distance to allow a hoist to fit between them. To align the truss, I copied the X or Y position from one to the other. When I first drew the truss, I think I had one just slight off so I could still see in in plan view. I've not played with it, but what bothers me about the exact centerline alignment is; what if I want to hang one truss from the front or rear cord of the top truss? More playing is needed when I'm not under my current deadlines. Best, Scott
  6. SCParker

    Braceworks Cross Section info From Manufacturers

    Hi Rob, Understood. If you have the info for truss, is there a way to obtain the update without having to wait for the next service pack?
  7. SCParker

    Braceworks Cross Section info From Manufacturers

    Hey Rob, Is there any way for Braceworks subscribers to obtain the needed info without having to wait for service pack releases? Wouldn't it be possible to either open a file that contained updated truss objects? Or, simply enter the numbers into the cross section info box? Thanks, Scott
  8. SCParker

    Hoist hooks 6" higher than truss

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  9. SCParker

    Hoist hooks 6" higher than truss

    Greetings all, Is there a setting I've missed? I have truss at 19'-6", but my hoists are saying trim is at 20'. Reports say the same and, therefore, can't be trusted on site during load in. How do I get the "Load Trim" in the hoist to carry into the truss? Thanks, Scott
  10. Well, I’ve made duplicates on different layers. That should do the same as different classes.
  11. SCParker

    Braceworks Cross Section info From Manufacturers

    Same here. I meant to comment that the link bars missing that info didn't really matter since they're all set to rigid.
  12. If I'm using truss that is set to "Rigid", I shouldn't be getting flexible calculations, no? Picture a 60' truss, shouldn't matter the brand if it's set to Rigid (I'd think). Placing a hoist at either end gives green. Placing a second hoist at one end, about 6' in from the end, results in the outer hoist chain being compresses and failing. Yes, in the real world the middle span of the truss deflects down and the inner hoist acts as a fulcrum. But, if all is rigid, in theory, the end hoist shouldn't know about deflection. What am I not understanding? Thanks, Scott
  13. SCParker

    Braceworks Cross Section info From Manufacturers

    Enoch, I discovered that changing the drawing units to Microns was very helpful. Change back after you've built the L corner.
  14. I have a show with three scenic options in three different layers. I start by laying in a basic layout that will almost work for all three. I Duplicate the system of truss and move the duplicated items to layer #2. I work in layer 1 for a while. I then adjust the heights of my layer 1 system. Go to layer 2 and those heights have changed as well. They're linked somehow. Anyone know how to work in one layer and not have the system peek into hidden layers? Thanks, Scott @Moritz Staffel
  15. SCParker

    Lighting Symbol Greyed Out

    Just have to share. I just spent an hour trying to figure out why my symbols were grey when copying from one file to another. First file, all was fine with nice black lines. Pasted into second file, several symbols were grey. Not all. An hour I tell ya'! I had forgotten that earlier in the day, I had changed the class options to "grey/snap others". Oy. Just had to laugh out loud at myself. Time for bed.