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  1. allannathan

    4 Lite Mole No output!

    @Carl Burnett It kind of worked for me in files you can find HERE. Try checking a few things... Vectorworks: -In the Object Info Palette, make sure your Lighting Devices have "James Thomas 4-Light Molefay" in the fixture mode field. -Check that the "Universe" and "U Address" fields have the correct values. Vision: -Check the DMX Viewer to see that you're outputting the DMX values where you need them. DMX > DMX Viewer -Change the DMX Provider to something else and then back to whichever protocol you need. Sometimes toggling this works for me. DMX > Change DMX Provider. -Question.... Does changing the ColorTemperature of the fixture crash your Vision too? Maybe save your file before you test this.
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    Spotlight > Vision dmx patch options

    @VClaiborne Agreed. I would love to see "Universe/DMX" (Universe-Slash-DMX) as an option in the Visualizer Data Mapping Window. The Visualizer Data Mapping Window is only currently set up for Universe and Channel (in my opinion, this should be labeled "DMX") only as separate fields.
  3. Currently... In Spotlight: X: stage left / stage right Y: upstage / downstage Z: floor / ceiling In Vision: X: stage left / stage right Y: floor / ceiling Z: upstage / downstage This should be consistent between two apps/programs under the same umbrella.
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    Vision Undo

    @bbudzon... I figured it out. I think I was just expecting Ctrl-Z to work right off the bat. HERE are some test files. Selecting the ColorForce72's, let's say I want to move all SR a few clicks. -I grab them all -Position > click into the Position X field -mouse wheel up -All the fixtures are now the same XYZ position -I freak out -Ctrl Z... Nothing happens -I freak out more wish I had saved my file -Edit > Undo a few times, and everything is fine I realized today after playing around that Ctrl Z does nothing while I'm in a text field (such as Position X).
  5. @bbudzon Found it! Thanks! Very cool... and warm.
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    Keep last used settings in Vision

    @bbudzon Found it. Thanks! How about putting another access point to those presets in the Properties window? Maybe it could be more obvious and/or accessible? Either way, it's good to know that it's there.
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    Find and Replace Anything

    Hey Max, For regular symbols, will the Select Similar Tool help? It's in the Basic toolset and looks like a magic wand. For Find And Modify, try using the "Replace them with this symbol". It worked for me ( 2019 SP2 on Windows 10) successfully replacing Lighting Devices that were grouped as well as ungrouped..
  8. @jcogdell Thanks for the reminder on those features. I guess I was just spoiled by the lighting Instrument Summary Tool that allows for easy formatting and addition/subtraction of displayed attributes. Spotlight > Rigging > Create Hoist Symbol Key is close but does not include counts. Spotlight > Rigging > Create Hoist Worksheet isn't as pretty nor as easy to fit inside of a Title Block Border. I've started looking into the worksheets on your recommendation and that of other users in the forum. They're very exciting, and a great workaround. I'm still keeping my fingers crossed for a plugin that can provide consistent formatting between Lighting Instruments, Hoists, and Truss.
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    Table of Contents

    Thanks, @Jim Smith ! Good workaround. Quick an dirty indeed. This will be great until (hopefully) we get a plugin.
  10. The ability to alter the visibility of objects in Vision would be nifty. Maybe on/gray/off just like in VWX? Sometimes I might want a top plan of the model but don't want to see the venue's ceiling which is blocking the truss, lights, scenic, and chairs under it.
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    Table of Contents

    @Kevin Allen - I remember you from the Design Summit! We were both front row in one of the courses... probably Vision? Any chance you'd be willing to share some screen captures or a VWX file with the report?
  12. If your "Address" field in VWX is mapped to the "Address" field in LW6... and if your Setup > Address Format is "Universe i.e.- 2/130]" ... then the "Address" column in LW6 should come across in LW6 as "U/DMX" format. If your LW6 "Address" column is in "U/DMX" format, LW6 should also populate the LW6 "Universe" and "DMX#" columns. This will enable you to... -Copy the LW6 "Universe" column and paste the info into the LW6 "User 1" column. -Copy the LW6 "DMX#" column and paste the info into the LW6 "User 2" column. -Pop back into VWX. -Using the "Find And Modify" tool, copy the info from the "User 1" fields to the "Universe" fields. -Using the "Find And Modify" tool, copy the info from the "User 2" fields to the "U Address" fields. -Export to Vision.
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    Festoon Tool

    Festoon / Bistro Light tool... This probably wouldn't be too much of a stretch from the Rope and Stanchion tool.
  14. Option for Vision to take dmx info from Vectorworks’ Address field in “universe/address” format. Currently, Vision only takes Universe and U Address information, and there is no option to move data from the Address field into the Universe and U Address fields without the use of Lightwright.
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    Vision Undo

    Vision Undo funtion doesn't work to undo the last action(s).

 

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