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James Russell

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  1. Hey all, So I am attempting to create my own instrument insertion tool much like the existing spotlight insertion tool. The story thus far is that I have duplicated the lighting device plugin and modified the user fields and several other bits and pieces and wish to use this in conjunction with having the old original style ready to use. The plan as I see it would be to have two insertion tools, one which references the Lighting Device regular and one which references my new Lighting Device. I'm guessing that I would have to duplicate the Instrument Insertion Tool script, rename and change a value of some sort to reference inserting the new device but unfortunately the code is locked on this. Anyone have a work around? James
  2. XCenter(criteria) The center of objects in the X direction =XCenter (n='board') YCenter(criteria) The center of objects in the Y direction =YCenter (n='board') ZCenter(criteria) The center of objects in the Z direction =ZCenter(n='board') Hope that helps, I've been using http://download2.nemetschek.net/www_misc/2009/getting_started/landmark/VWHelp/Vectorworks%20Fundamentals/wwhelp/wwhimpl/common/html/wwhelp.htm#context=Vectorworks_Fundamentals&file=18_WorksheetDatabase.19.8.html for that kind of stuff. James
  3. I'm loving the database lookup that I've just recently (thanks Michaelk for the lookup assist) created for a plan I am currently working on. The only issue I have currently is that I want to rename the User Field 1 - 6 within the Lighting Device Info. Is there any way to change these field headings to Cost, Filter, etc. If this is impossible is there a way to make a new record for my lamps with the required fields and merge the values into a current worksheet? Almost like looking up all Instruments, listing their regular data from the general Lighting Device data and then in the next set of columns listing the new data from a separate record. Ponderingly, James
  4. Michael, Works a treat. Decided to go round the create a record method, which already had the lighting device lookup nicely formatted and organised, then just added the secondary clause. Looks great having curtains on specific bars and changing the dead heights at will. Thanks for the advice, James
  5. Within a drawing I am currently working on I wish to build a group curtains as objects which can be hung on lighting positions as you would a standard spotlight fixture. I can create the curtain fixture as a symbol and hang it as a lighting object the only issue is it then comes up in the LX count amongst the 300 odd lamps already in the rig. Any suggestions on how to a) make the curtain hang to a lighting position object yet not be counted within the lamp count (a dead object basically) or b) count these curtain objects in a separate count and removing them from the lamp count (a separate curtain counter if you will). Cheers, James
  6. Respect Josh. Sounds exactly what I need thankyou. Cheers, James
  7. I am attempting to create 92 fly bars in a theatre which I am drawing at the moment. I have created a bar Symbol which I intend to use as the Lighting Position Object for each of these fly bars. Does anyone have a method which will allow me to insert these bars easily and also automatically give them logical position names, eg. LX 1, LX 2, LX 3, etc. I could easily insert 92 of them and distribute evenly but how could the position names be incremental? Cheers, James
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