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  1. Can we have a tool that inserts a Table of Contents on a sheet layer? In an ideal world, it would poll sheet numbers and sheet titles from the other pages.
  2. I'd like to request a plugin tool to create cable swags. Sometimes you want to show the crew where their cable swags should drop off. Step 1: draw a line Step 2: choose the start height and end height. Step 3: choose how much swag or droop to have Optional: Maybe the tool can calculate how much cable is in that run.
  3. Someone on the team probably can make a festoon / bistro lighting tool/plugin. Step 1: draw a polyline Step 2: choose how much vertical swag to use OR the difference between the start and end heights Step 3: choose what symbol to use for the bulbs Step 4: choose the interval at which bulbs appear. Maybe default to every 2ft?
  4. I would like to request a feature that allows lighting instrument info to also show up in non-top-plan views. Let's say I have a column of lighting objects 1 row wide on the X axis, and 3 columns high on the Z axis. When I show the lighting info on a top plan, the info for the fixtures just stack on top each other; it's unreadable. If I move the text around, it's impossible to tell what text relates to which fixture in the stacking order. So if I switch to a front view, I can now see all the fixtures, but none of the text shows up.
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    slower educational watermarked documents?

    This file has a LOT of seats (3483). I'll do a test. Thanks, Michael!
  6. Are VWX files that are watermarked with "Vectorworks Educational Version" slower than non-watermarked files? I usually don't have any problems with small files (this one is 13.3mb). I've got 22gb of RAM and a 4gb GPU, but I've got a file that's watermarked, and it just seems slow as hell-- even when I've got no PDF's or classes/layers on that have a lot of points. What gives?
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    Chris, the quote was a comment on a small indoor gig, so I'm not sure what the relation is to this topic. If you still want to know what I meant by my comment, please read on: We all know that in production, things don't always happen the way we planned them to, but we make the best out of the situation and keep things in mind for the next gig. I know the heading says "engineer", but it appears MIG could use some drafting help. Having worked briefly on different gigs in the same ballroom with a couple of standup guys with MIG, I thought it would be nice to reach out-- especially if they're looking for a draftsman. Have I ever done something to you I don't know about?
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    Hey Douglas, I just sent an email from allan@allannathan.com.
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    Error:_3243 X

    Hi Pat, Thanks for the response. I have VW Spotlight 2011 w/ Renderworks. Worksheet is generated via SPOTLIGHT>REPORTS>GENERATE PAPERWORK. Mac OSX 10.6.8 Model Name: Mac Pro Model Identifier: MacPro3,1 Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz Number Of Processors: 2 Total Number Of Cores: 8 L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB Memory: 6 GB Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT: Chipset Model: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Type: GPU Bus: PCIe Slot: Slot-1 PCIe Lane Width: x16 VRAM (Total): 512 MB Vendor: NVIDIA (0x10de) Device ID: 0x0602 Revision ID: 0x00a2 ROM Revision: 3233 Displays: ASUS VH222H: Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Display Serial Number: 8ALMTF114194 Main Display: Yes Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: Supported ASUS VH222H: Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888) Display Serial Number: 8ALMTF114430 Mirror: Off Online: Yes Rotation: Supported
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    Rotating Hybrid 2D/3D Symbols

    Keep your hybrid symbol as a hybrid. Just convert it to an instrument THEN set 3d orientation. 1) select your speaker 2) spotlight>object conversion> convert to instrument 3) in your object info palette, scroll down to the bottom and check "Set 3d Orientation" 4) play around with your X Rotation and Y rotation values 5) do your happy dance
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    Error:_3243 X

    I keep getting a vectorscript error "Error:_3246X-Index outside array limits." box when I try to generate worksheets. How do I fix this?