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  1. I'm trying to hang a truss in line under another truss running in the same direction. Braceworks won't do it. It will attache the other truss that's crossing under. I can't attach where I've drawn the purple line. They are in line with each other. The truss crossing in the screen shot is not connected, just looks like it. Thoughts? Thanks, Scott
  2. Enoch, Timing is everything. I have been playing with the link bars as well. I made a tiny L-corner that matches the 7.5° link bar. I've not had time to make the rest. File is attached. LinkBar.vwx
  3. Hi All, Anyone have an easy workflow to convert the built in Metric measurements to Imperial of truss library symbols? I want my reports to read in feet/inches. Best, Scott @Rob Books
  4. How about if you clear all calculations and then only calculate the gear selected? Oh, wait. Are you speaking about the report itself? Or the hoist text on the drawing? My solutions apply to just the stuff on the drawing. I'll do some testing if these ideas don't work for you. Best, Scott
  5. Could you not just keep said motor disconnected from the truss?
  6. Just to clarify, they are still in process of figuring out the information needs and what/how to share. Best, Scott
  7. Anyone have a method of replacing one type of truss with another? When I do a drawing of a truss layout using one brand/model and then the rental house asks to swap out for another, I'd like not to have to redraw the rig. I know that "replace with symbol" has been requested. Until then... Thanks, Scott
  8. Not the full paperwork, just the load info at each hoist. In my first round of testing, I would add 1000# on one side of the non-connected joint and the load was much heavier on that side. The hoist that was just on the other side of the gap didn't register the amount of weight it should have. Further testing, I've been having better results, but I don't have enough info yet to report.
  9. Audio doesn't connect. It's a note in the install readme file. I don't think screens work yet either. Lights do work. I've been converting my truss runs into hanging positions and they attach. If you want to edit the truss run, you double click on the hanging position and you can then edit as needed.
  10. Hi Jeff, Which fixed corners are you using? I'm happy to take a look at your file if you'd like. I've just uploaded a tutorial video to YouTube showing how I did my corners and octagon, if you're interested.
  11. I'm looking to learn more about Truss Crosses. How and why are they shown in a drawing? They seem random in some cases. See attached. I've circled all the truss crosses shown. The help files don't really help. Thanks, Scott
  12. I'm playing with making an octagon using hinged corner blocks and the very last one doesn't want to connect to the first truss. Is there a way of forcing this last connection? @Moritz Staffel@Rob Books
  13. Hi All, Is there a way to recalculate worksheets without actually having to select a worksheet and right-click to choose recalculate? I've searched for the command in the workspace editor with no luck. Thanks, Scott
  14. Great list. Do we have a new one for 2018?
  15. I've been converting my truss into lighting positions and it's been working.
  16. ooohhh ooohhh, pick me Mr. Kotter. Peter's image reminds me of a question. Why is it that the Hoist Colors are removed from the rest of the hoist classes? And, how do I get the colors to come in under "Rigging-Hoist-Color-Unspecified"? Drives me nuts to have to scroll past everything between H & R to travel between Hoist Color and the stuff listed under Rigging.
  17. After placing a bunch o truss and then converting them into a hanging position, how may I then "select system objects" of all the truss, motors, and stuff hanging from the truss? If I do not convert to a hanging position, I have the "select system objects" button in the OIP. I want to be able to select to confirm that all the gear that is needed to be part of the system is actually part of the system. The only way I can do this seems to be to double click the hanging position and then click on a truss section, then exit the hanging position and see that the system has remained selected. Seems dodgy to me. Thanks, Scott
  18. Peter, Is the Edit Class Names Utility an add on? I wonder how we can get this in the US.
  19. Greetings, Anyone know of the (22' Extra) can be removed while keep the 50'? See image. @Sam Jones? Thanks, Scott
  20. I find this new method more time consuming as the mini resource manager opens each time and I have to find the unit I'm wanting. Btw, you didn't have to deselect the insertion tool. Just click on the replace button. Speaking for myself, my workflow involved having the resource manager/browser open right next to my drawing window and in the symbol folder I wanted to use most. Double click on the unit to make it active and replace as needed. Let's say I place a focus point and then place 8 lights (all 50°) around it at various different locations. Turn on the beams and replace as needed with the appropriate barrelled unit. Another peeve is the lack of folder organization past a parent level. I have a folder for Moving lights. In that folder I have all the movers we own, let's say 8 versions. I also have two more folders which contain the stock from two local rental houses and their respective dozens of units. When I open the replace unit mini browser, when I go to my Mover folder, I can't not see all the rental house fixtures when I'm in my mover folder. I'd prefer to have those stay hidden until I click on those folders. Sorry for this small rant. Happy drafting. Scott
  21. Agreed. Since you mentioned the cable class, I've had to add Cable-Data-Cable since data cable can't live simply in Cable-Data.
  22. Hmm. When I select a truss and then select "select system objects" in the OIP, the hoist gets selected/highlighted along with the truss. After I move the hoist, even though I snap to the red centerline, choosing "select system objects" in the OIP leaves the moved hoist out of the selection.
  23. Interesting. Falls short just slightly in that I'd want to select several classes and the parent in front of all selected. I just tested by selecting all the Braceworks classes and hitting "rename." I typed in my "rigging-" and it only changed the first of my list of chosen classes.
  24. Does anyone know how to keep Braceworks from calculating lights on hidden layers? I'm working in just two layers; Overhead Light Plot and Rigging. when I run the calculation, it's telling me that "the load is not connected" for all my units that are in my layer; Light Plot Deck. The layer is turned off. Not to mention that all these lights are sitting on the floor. Thanks, Scott
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