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  1. Hi Pat, Thanks for the reply. Sorry that was a VERY old signature, which I didn't realise was still there. It doesn't show in my posts to me when I view them! I'm on 2021 Designer. I'm using Layer Import references for this workflow. Cheers, Cookie
  2. Hi all, I'm looking for a way to display all of the referenced files in a document either in a title block or worksheet. Any pointers in the right direction would be much appreciated! Cheers, Cookie
  3. Hi jcogdell, Brilliant, thanks for the information. I'll give it try. Wish me luck! Cheers, Cookie
  4. Hi all, Could anyone share any tips on tools & process to model you own truss pickups with spansets? It's an interesting 3D modelling exercise that's currently beyond my skill set to do accurately. It would be great to put a set of symbols together to show the various wrap options, and what can be achieved with the set lengths of spansets available in the UK. Cheers, Cookie
  5. Hi all, What's the best why to shell a solid to a specific depth? I have a desk I'd like to create an indentation of 200mm to the front face, leaving 100mm of the desk structure all the way around. The shell tool does a lovely job of leaving the 100mm around the edges, but cuts all the way to the back of the object. Is there a way to limit this cut? Or of course a better process? Image below for reference: Cheers, Cookie
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  7. Hi @JustinVH, thanks for the clarification. I think where I was going wrong when pre-adding clamps was I attached the Lighting Info/Parts record to the clamp symbol after I had added it to the 3D geometry of the lighting device (from within the Edit 3D Component window for the lighting device). In this process VWX recognises the clamp as an accessory, but not it's correct placement for hanging on a lighting pipe. If I attached the Lighting Info/Parts record to the clamp symbol first, and then add it to the 3D geometry of the lighting device (using the symbol insertion tool), it's correct placement is recognised:
  8. @JustinVH thanks for the explanation of the process to add clamps as accessories. I was having the same problems as @Mark Aceto Supplemental question: Can we pre-add clamps to lighting devices so they come in from the resource manager with the most common clamp for that lighting device already attached? Or if we're running clamps as accessories do they need to be added every time a lighting device is added to the drawing?
  9. Hi Martin, I'll put in a plug for AutoPlot Tools for Spotlight. http://autoplotvw.com/ It's a set of really useful commands & tools that I use every day. There are commands to select lights by Position/Type/Channel/Dimmer/Legend/Symbol & Class. But the one I use the most is 'Select by Field Value'. This opens a dialogue window with loads of configuration options. Hope that helps!
  10. Certainly makes sense from an organisational point of view to keep it all in one file.
  11. Oh that's interesting. I've been keeping my network plans separate from my installation plans. But my line of work the exact location of the racks is less vital than what's in them. Are your CAD elevations completely separate from your ConnectCAD workflow, or are these integrated/linked the to Signal drawing?
  12. I'm very new to ConnectCAD, but my understanding is the 'Device' on the Schematic Design Layer and the 'Equipment Item' on the Rack Elevation Design Layer are linked, so they don't duplicate on Worksheet counts.
  13. Hi Kevin, Thanks for sharing an example of your custom Devices. Looks really nice. I definitely plan to add an image to mind as well as a visual aid. The 2D rack elevation look is a horse's for courses question of course. But I'm sure given the opportunity to customise this, many people would use it. After all, I don't know anyone who uses the stock lighting symbols! I do feel that visual aids are really helpful for repetitive activity, like building racks. It really helps to see at a glance that the right thing is going in the right place. I don't think this should be an additional symbol. It should be linked to the schematic Device in the same way Equipment Items currently function. It would then be down to the user to choose if they want to use the stock Equipment Item geometry, or add their own and save it for use in other projects.
  14. If there is eventually a path to automate this process, that would be fantastic. It's great to be able to edit Equipment Items, but a little laborious that these can't be saved and associated with Devices. I submit fairly graphical racks plans to the control team on jobs at the moment, and would like to maintain the same look if possible. (Example attached). One of the things that convinced me to purchase ConnectCAD was the automated link between the schematic and the racks elevation. But it seems this process is a lot more manual than I was hoping to produce a customised look. Thanks for the time and information. Much appreciated. Cheers, Cookie GRM Rated Awards 2020-A1.101-Control R3.pdf
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