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  1. Is there a way of reattaching several hoists back to a truss at once? If a truss gets nudged without the hoists, they all disconnect. Thanks, Scott
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    Reattaching a bunch of lights to a truss at one time

    Duh, never-mind. It helps if the trim of all the items are the same.
  3. Is there a way to quickly reattach a bunch of lights to the run of truss? The lights grab the truss when moving one at a time. But trying to do a group doesn't stick. I get the little blue box but neither choice works. Funny that it be removed from the hanging position AND set hanging point. But they're not being selected when I click on "select System Objects" in the OIP for the hanging position. Any ideas? Am I missing some sort of refresh and attached to closest possible point? Thanks, Scott
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    Philadelphia User Group

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    See all there.
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    different calculations

    Whenever I run into these kinds of issues, I copy and paste the offending parts into a blank drawing and try again. Not that this will help, it's just another step in the search of a solution.
  6. @JBenghiat Hi Josh, Sorry, I need just a touch more instruction on how to make your worksheet script work. I confess to having very little experience with running scripts other than those already flushed out and automated by you and others. Best, Scott
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    Modelling an LED screen

    I've not done this on a curved truss, but when I do a LED video wall, I add a distributed load equal to the weight of the wall. Most of the walls I've been using hang from a pipe underhung off the truss with webbing every two feet so, and then to the header bars. Thus the distributed load vs. several single point loads. Disclaimer, I'm not an engineer, nor play one on TV. When I get close to the point limits, I punt to the house riggers and/or an engineer to double check. hth, Scott
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    Looking for Freelance Vectorworks for Entertainment

    @Nik Mondo you're half an hour from me. We should get together sometime. Best, Scott
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    Braceworks Frustration

    This is one that you'll fair better by inserting corner blocks for most of your work and then change out for grapples after your calculation needs are done. Straight truss currently do not have a way of having this attached off to the side. Or, placing the side truss under/over the main truss line to make that connection point.
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    Braceworks Frustration

    wkwiat, I think the two types of truss you're working with are different. As in, one is the "AV" line and the other is the "Bolt" line. The corners seem to work with the AV line of truss. The workaround is an 11 step process that I've been able to figure out and you'll need to do it three times. One each for each truss object. You'll basically be resetting the cross section to 12" for each item and it should work after that. It might be easier to change the truss types in future. I hope this helps. Note that my workaround is likely not the "correct" way of dealing with this, but it worked. 🙂 Also note that this likely changes what an engineer would need if one is needed. If you want to calculate weight, you'll to add hoists. I know it's ground supported, but Braceworks doesn't understand ground support. Best, Scott
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    Braceworks Frustration

    I’m not at my computer at the moment but it will be helpful if you could post the file. Short of that, post a screenshot of each of the configuration windows for the braceworks objects.
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    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    The fastest way I've found to deal with the occasional searchlights is to make changes in the X,Y,Z settings of the units inside Vision. With the lights lit, make a change to each and when they're pointing in the direction you want, you're set. The underlying issue is the rotation of the unit within VW. It gets worse if you've done any mirroring of units. Sorry, I don't have time at this moment to delve further at the moment.
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    Prolyte PRT is red

    Did you get any of the warning notes when you did the calculation? Are the warning notes classes turned on? For me, red usually means I missed the mark when connecting the hoists and the truss itself is not actually attached, hence not supported.
  14. Here's a copy of a file I've been playing with to help me better understand the truss counting and which report format works best for my needs. You'll see I have six sticks of truss and three clamps. Three of the truss sticks are inside a hanging position. My three worksheets all have the same report columns, but point to objects with different records. The one on the left (there's an image so we're all on the same page) counts all the truss accurately, both inside and outside the hanging position. The two other worksheet suffer from either double counting or missing info. All depending on whether the report is counting the internal or second copy of the record. Oy. WorksheetsForTrussCounting.vwx
  15. Well, wouldn't the truss symbols be symbols? My truss runs have x number of sticks of truss, all selected and then converted to a single hanging position. I want all ten sections of truss to somehow know they are inside a hanging position and say as much in a worksheet.

 

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