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  1. Hi all, OK, no problem. Good to get clarifaction! Thanks for the responses. Cheers, Cookie
  2. Hi all, I have a Spotlight file I've shared with a designer who is using Architect. In my file the lighting devices are all focused, but when the designer opens the file in Architect they are all pointing down. Is there anyway to fix this? Or is this a limitation of Architect? Cheers, Cookie
  3. Hi @Milner Sommers, I think you might be using the wrong command to link Lightwright with your VWX file. 'Import Data' is used to import fixture information from a CSV or tab-separated file. To link your LW with your VWX drawing, use the Data Exchange function, which you access by clicking the 'V' Icon in the top right of the LW window: From this dialogue tick the 'Use Data Exchange' box, and then select the .XML file.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Hi jcogdell, Brilliant, thanks for the information. I'll give it try. Wish me luck! Cheers, Cookie
  7. 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
  8. 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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  10. 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:
  11. @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?
  12. 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!
  13. Certainly makes sense from an organisational point of view to keep it all in one file.
  14. 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?
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