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Martijn Wingelaar

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  1. Hello Mike.

    I've got the same with your drawing.

    But I've inserted some structural elements and a truss and ..... tata....

    That works.

    Maybe it's the house rigging points tool.

    Personally i don't use those.

    Cause if you add a "house rigging point to a knot" on a beam.

    You get the knot loads but it won't calculate the load on the beam "Structural Member".

    If you use the click inserting mode it will work by the way.

    But not on a inserted truss.

    It won't snap.

    Greetings Martijn.

     


  2. Hello Mike.

    You probably need to change the Bridle Preferences.

    I use the Apex Height setting most of the time.

    But the problem with the tool is it works the wrong way around.

    Don't add a hoist.

    Add the truss and then create the bridle.

    In the truss a red square/diamond will appear click.

    And the bridle will be created.

    Choose replace down leg with hoist from the object info pallet.

    And that's it.

    The thing is that all your choices in the Preferences menu are the choices you don't want to use.

    But we don't have a choice.

     

    Hope this helps greetz Martijn.

     

     

     

     

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  3. Hello all.

    BenV posted a cool node last year.

    He made a swivel CB.

    Now I took his idea to use it with a truss bookcorner

    I've had a job last week where I needed it with braceworks.

    The only problem is that the symbol is on in an angle but with the node I can adjust it

    I only don't get it working with a braceworks truss symbol.

    Does anyone knows if that's possible and how?

     

     

    Greetings Martijn

    Bookcorner example.vwx


  4. Hello Scott

    Good question but...

    The eye-bolts are connected to a structural member "beam"

    I've been drawing a lot of structural members to speed up my bridle drawings.

    But it turns out that my drawings are becoming really slow.

    And it takes a lot of time for VW to process all the data.

    And the member is divided in to parts which means the bridle tool will snap diagonal instead of horizontal.

     

    Greetings Martijn

     


  5. Hello all.

    BenV posted a cool node last year.

    He made a swivel CB.

    Now I took his idea to use it with a truss bookcorner

    I've had a job last week where I needed it with braceworks.

    The only problem is that the symbol is on in an angle but with the node I can adjust it

    I only don't get it working with a braceworks truss symbol.

    Does anyone knows if that's possible and how?

     

    Greetings Martijn

     

     

     

    Bookcorner example.vwx


  6. Guys why don’t you make your own symbols?

    Just edit the stockbridle file

    I’ve posted mine a while ago and updated it for my personal use a lot after that (beamclamps, basketsteels,all length i use....)

     

    take a look and edit the stock file


  7. @ Moritz and all other users.

    Again.

    A bad Tool.

     

    So what if I want to create a 3 leg bridle and all the hanging points are at a different height?

    Like in a spaceframe with an extra level? "Image 1".

    Leg 1 at 11m, Leg 2 at 15m, Leg 3 at 19m.

    This happens a lot weight wise.

    Now in the tool I have to give a trim height that's for all the legs.

    This is the wrong way around.

    Snap to a House Rigging Point or Structural Member.

    Set this as trim height.

     

    Some more things I think are strange.

     

    1: Bridle leg angle.

    How can you choose the max angle? What's the max angle? 120 degrees?

    Why if I want to make it 130 with a load of 500Kg I get an equal load of 590.31Kg in both legs.

    If I use 1t steel then what??

     

    2: Bridle leg length.

    How can you choose the leg length before you've created the Bridle?

    Metric you can choose steels with a 25cm interval.

     

    Leg 1 should always be the shortest.

    And "you prefer this one without a S.T.A.C or Chainclutch".

    What does not work in the Bridle Configuration.

     

    The creator of the tool is thinking the wrong way.

    Is not a Rigger and got the advice from the wrong people.

    There are some good examples of how it should work.

    1: http://www.vectorbridle.com/ a vectorworks plugin

    2: http://bridlecalculator.com/ a AutoCAD and Bricscad plug-in

     

     

     

     

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  8. Hello Sebastiaan.

    I've started so redo all the steel length and chains.

    I'll add my file.

    I'm still working on it now I only got metric length.

    And I also discovered that you can only snap to a hoist hook with a 3 lag bridle.

    And leg one should always be the shortest without a chain or S.T.E.C.

    Greetings Martijn.

     

    Stock Bridle.vwx


  9. Hello Users.

    I've been trying the Bridle Tool.

    But I think is a mess.

    They tried to make something but didn't understand how.

     

    1st The bridle doesn't snap to a hoist that's inserted with the Hoist Tool.

    You can change the downleg for a hoist.

    But what rigger start with designing bridles before you got a hoist.

     

    2nd Why do is there always a downleg "what's called a drop or stinger in the business".

    A downleg should be used if the hoist does not have enough chain length or you need a steel for a deadhang.

     

    3th why is there a 4 leg bridle choice.

    A 4 leg bride won't work cause there's always a leg who does nothing cause steelwirerope is never exactly on the mm.

     

    4th They should change the trim height to apex height.

    If the tool snaps to a house rigging point or structural member you don't need a trim height you need a apex height.

     

    What I'm missing is the text from the bridle configuration in the drawing instead of the assembly diagram.

     

    How is the rest thinking about this?

     

    Greetings Martijn.

     

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  10. Hello Users.

    The Create Report List All Symbols function is gone in VW2018.

    Is there a way to do this in 2018?

    I use it a lot to check DWG imports or other VWX drawing i get from 3rd party suppliers.

     

    Anyone?

     

    Greetings Martijn.

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  11. Helo forum users.

    I'm kinda stuck and need some help with marionette and python.

    I'm trying to make a object info tool with several dropdown menu's that will output a combined text file.

    But i can't get more then 3 fields.

    And if i turn it into a new tool i don't understand how to make it editable.

    Can someone help me with this?

     

    Greetings Martijn

    Dropdown.vwx

 

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