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  1. Hi there, thanks for that info... all stuff I already do. Though it doesn't really address the question I answered at all. If I may rephrase. Does a Lighting Device display that there is a Light Info Record attached under the data tab, or not (regardless of how and where the Lighting Device actually uses the info it takes from the symbol)
  2. Hey there. So I'm working in VW2019, SP2 and I've had this crazy glitch happen. It seems now that while I've built all my lights correctly (I did this years ago and they've always worked fine before), with Light Info Records, etc. now when I click on the data tab in the OIP the Light Info Record isn't listed there anymore. Is that something that I'm just noticing now, or has that always been the case? When I look at a symbol that isn't a light the data tab shows the Light Info Record. Am I crazy? Have they just always folded themselves into the Lighting Instrument Data on the Shape tab?
  3. Sometimes I just want this, rather than recreating a piece of text with the same formatting and then re-linking the text to a new record, or the same record again (as is often the case when I'm rebuilding/transferring Title Blocks around).
  4. 1. With the UI change in the numbering window, you can click on Channel and set the start and increment, etc. in the top right box. Then you can select another field (like Unit #) and set those attributes. It'd be great if I could do multi directional numbering as well (i.e - channels left to right and unit numbers right to left). I'd love to be able to set that on a per field basis. 2. We should be able to drag and resort the field. Who uses Left Shutter Depth on a regular basis? At the very least, we should be able to select what is displayed so we can save sets!
  5. In this 2nd case, I don't have LW/VW sync turned on. And no, Modify Lighting Instrument Color is turned off...
  6. Has anybody else come across this? I just came across it again today in a drawing but it seems to be created this time by copying lighting fixtures, pasting in place and then switching their class. When zooming, they disappear. I can reselect them and reset the fixture mode to none (even if they already are set to none) and then they'll stay visible afterwards.
  7. For those interested, I needed Pat's script to do the exact same thing, except also rotate symbols and PIOs around their geometric centers. I merely removed this snippet of code, and it works like a charm! If ((GetType(A1[N2]) = 15) or (GetType(A1[N2])=86)) then GetSymLoc(A1[N2],X1,Y1) else
  8. I'm also interested in this. I've got a huge venue drawing, and looking to use Purge to cut file size down. I'm a little wary of this part of the tool (Coincident Objects) because I can't find an exact writeup about this. Does it remove all but one of the duplicate objects in a symbol definition, and in the file as a whole (if doing all other objects)? And does Coincident = identical and in the exact same xyz coordinate and rotation?
  9. Noticed that my lighting fixtures (spotlight - theatrical symbols - all custom) keep disappearing when I zoom. I thought maybe there was a scale discrepancy, but after checking that and checking to make sure that my class and layer options are all correct, I started futzing with the Fixture Mode dropdown. When I am able to select the fixtures, even if their fixture mode is already set to none, if I grab that dropdown menu and set them to none again, suddenly they don't disappear. This is true across the board, no matter what symbol or what fixture mode. Setting them to none makes them all stay. Edit: Day 2 - I have to do this once every time I open the file. And it seems that syncing with Lightwright also makes me have to do this again. Running VW2017 2012 Macbook Pro OS X El Capitan VW 10.11.6 2.6 GHZ Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Ram NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB
  10. I've noticed that in 2017 the 'weight' so to speak, of corner or line-end snaps is way higher than the midpoints. What I mean is that in 2016, I could easily snap to either then end points or the midpoint equally, no matter how far zoomed out I was (within reason of course - able to see all three locations distinctly). However now in order to snap to a midpoint, I have to zoom in really far to get the cursor to not want to just snap to the endpoints. This might seem like a little thing, but it really messes with my drawing workflow at times.
  11. Reviving this topic. Just got a new screen, and using the workspace workaround for multiple screen sizes. Works well, but I had to figure out that once I made changes to the palette locations, I needed to save the palette locations so that it'd update the workspace. I want to move that command for Save Palette Locations to the workspace dropdown menu, but I don't seem to be able to. But! There's a bug, it seems. When switching between workspaces, the location of the vertical divider in the resource browser when in File Browser mode automatically goes all the way to the left and hides the file browser portion. It took me a while to figure out what had actually happened. It's a bit annoying that I have to fix it every time.
  12. I have this ALL THE TIME. And not just with sheet borders. Sometimes symbols I've inserted directly into the sheets disappear after a few days, for no reason, and across ALL sheets. Seriously. So annoying. This happens all the time and the only way to get them back is to reinsert sheet borders. Or now in 2016, I can select all items on a sheet, then deselect all except the invisible sheet border, then in the OIP click "edit title block" and then click ok, and it'll magically reappear.
  13. What WOULD be great though, is in the Number Instruments dialog if those dropdown menus for direction and multi-circuits were actually two lines of radio buttons with temp keyboard shortcuts (like in align/distribute dialog). That would make my workflow a whole lot faster, especially because I'm often number and renumbering as things change in various revisions of the plot.


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