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  1. It would be great if you could place a camera operator in Spotlight and click on them to see their view. Also with the ability to change the camera settings the same way that a camera operator would. I know that you could insert a camera on top of an operator but it would be great to click on the camera position and be able to see what they see. Also include pan, tilt, and zoom relative to what the camera could do. Thanks!
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    Astera Fixtures

    I had put in a fixture request for the Astera line of lights a while back and I'm wondering if they were still in process? Thanks!
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    Astera Fixtures

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    Astera LEDs

    Does anyone have symbols for Astera leds? They are a newer company. Thanks!
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    Astera LEDs

    I did not even know that was a thing. Thanks for sharing!
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    Photometric Grid

    I hope that the folks at Vectorworks are looking at this thread. They are missing an opportunity in regards to lighting design. #wishlist
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    Photometric Grid

    Why can't VW use IES files to calculate foot-candles using the photometric grid? It can import IES files and use them to create lighting instruments the can be used for renderings, why can't it access that data and show us what it is "seeing"? Architectural lighting is an industry in need of disruption. VW should be that disruptor. AGI32 is clunky at best and crashes all the time. It can't be that hard to take IES files and use them to calc grids. Speaking of which, why can't you place calc grids on surfaces other than the "floor"? What if I wanted to see how bright a wall or backdrop was going to be?
  8. I wish that VW offered a way to lay a photometric grid on any object and use it to gather the data from IES lights. Basically, like AGI32. This would be a game changer.
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    Adding Libraries

    What is the process of adding additional manufacturers truss libraries to both Vectorworks and Braceworks?
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    Adding Libraries

    Hi Rob, I work with a company that manufactures truss, Applied Electronics http://www.appliednn.com They are interested in getting their libraries into Vectorworks and Braceworks. Can I put you in touch with them?
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    Camera Match

    @JimW that did the trick! Thanks!
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    Camera Match

    I'm running VW 2018 Designer and it is telling me the Camera Match is missing from the Plug in folder. How do I get it back in there? Thanks!
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    2018 Lens Color

    In VW 2017 and prior, I had a class, Glass Lens, that I used to emulate the color of the light passing through a lens. In 2018 it is no longer working. I think I have my setting correct in the Spotlight Preferences. I have noticed that there is now a part called Lens in the Parts. What is the function of this part? Could it be messing around with the settings?
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    2018 Lens Color

    I figured it out. I had to assign the texture to the class. Still, what is the purpose of Part; Lens?
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    Photometric Grid

    What Peter is saying really gets to the heart of my initial comment. It is clear the VW is using the IES data to render. Why can't it display that data? How can that data be captured ? That's really what I'm after. Also, in regards to the photometeric grids, it would be great to be able to draw them on any object in 3d space. So not just a floor but on a wall, up a set of stairs, around objects.
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    Align and Distribute Tool Crash

    When I use the Align and Distribute Items tool in Spotlight, Vectorworks crashes. Thoughts?
  17. I think it would be handy to be able to give lengths to multiple control lines in the camera match tool. Would that not help set the scale and perspective?
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    Linear LEDs

    Does anyone have a good way to get VW to accurately render linear LED fixtures? I'm talking about Colorblazes or better still, the ALQ Bar from Acclaim http://www.acclaimlighting.com/products/product-detail/product/alq-bar.html I know that I can make a linear light object out of a line but that's not accurate. When I import an IES file into a custom light, it behaves more like a spotlight than what I am after. Thanks
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    Align/Distribute Items Tool Broken

    I have noticed that the Align/Distribute Items tool in Spotlight is broken. This is still true as of the most recent Service Pack. Has anyone else seen this?
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    empty pdf

    When I publish a sheet layer from VW all of a sudden my computer is giving me this: The file "(file name)" could not be opened because it is empty" Any thoughts?
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    Random Array

    I've had to do this before as well. The best solution I came up wit was to start with a bunch of random dots then group them. Take the group and duplicate array with a rotation of something wacky a few times. Then grab all of it and duplicate it, rotate it, mirror it, then spin it some more. Pretty soon you end up with many many "random" dots. HTH
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    Slow Spotlight Plugins Slow

    I've noticed that the Spotlight plugins are much slower in 2016. For instance, using the Stagelift tool, the Lighting Instrument tool, the Stagesteps tool. Asking VW to generate the Instrument Summary. There is a lot of lag. Has anyone else noticed any of this?
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    Create Report from Selection

    Is it possible to create a report based on an active selection of objects?
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    Create Report from Selection

    That works well. Thank you!
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    Create Report from Selection

    I work for a staging and entertainment company. I am trying to get weights of groups of objects (truss, lights, motors, that sort of thing) easily reported. I created a record format for every object that I use and gave every symbol I use a weight. I'm trying to get a report back for a selection of objects that will tell me how much everything weighs.


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