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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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?

  4. 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


    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

  5. 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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