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  1. Thank you @Conrad Preen, that is an efficient workaround, and not at all backwards like I was imagining. I've tested it and my current solution is to let the Video Screen tool insert the lens symbol, and then ConnectCAD insert the projector body symbol- thus, one hand washes the other. For 20 seconds or longer. I should have been clearer. It's not that I'm imagining a ghost hand doing my work for me- instead, I'm trying to adapt my existing library of assets and workflow to the new dimensions this toolset offers, and I thank you for being so present and responsive on this forum.
  2. @Conrad Preen, here is another scenario: integrating with other PIOs. Projectors need power, a video signal and ethernet, and I'd like to put projectors on my schematic. The catch: they need to be inserted by the Video Screen tool to be useful in 3D space, so I can't use the above 3D Geometry trick without ending up with double objects, which is what I'm trying to avoid in the first place. Is there a clever way to make this work? It's basically the reverse: I am inserting the Projector and imagining that 'update rack elevation' would work backwards to give me the schematic as the outcome.
  3. Thank you! It's all in the smart grid settings. I've set it to 5mm to give me 40mm which looks like it fits most of my IOs so far, and adjusted my header symbol to match- so far so good!
  4. To preface, I'm working in a new document created using the ConnectCAD.sta template file, the file is the attached ConnectCAD_14May2020.vwx I would like to schematic devices to conform to a standard appearance, but when I start modifying the components of the System Symbols folder I introduce problems. A customized dev_label_xxx symbol works great, and to change the font of the sockets and customized skt_text_L and _R look good, until it doesn't- new devices come in at very odd dimensions, so I must be modifying something else when doing that. Further, is there a way to determine and constrain the width of a device so my dev_label_xxx can fit? ConnectCAD_14May2020.vwx
  5. Amazing, thank you. This is going to improve my workflow significantly going forward. Not only does that work perfectly and immediately, but it also accepts spaces and other characters as well. The downside is that I lose the device symbol I've created because I'm essentially overwriting it, so my next test is going to be figuring out how to add/update devices in the internal library.
  6. Thank you very much @Conrad P, unfortunately I can't seem to replicate that result..? Attached are three .vwx files: - empty doc with only one object.vwx, which is the ConnectCAD device - empty doc with only one symbol.vwx, which is a regular symbol, 3D only - after merge.vwx, which shows the result of doing both Update Rack Elevation, or Inserting a new Equipment Item. I'm probably just missing a step somewhere? Thanks Thomas empty doc with only one symbol.vwxempty doc with only one object.vwxafter merge.vwx
  7. Is there a way to pull 'other' geometry in? For example, I want to have a Lighting Console present in my Signal Flow Chart, and I also have to account for it in 3D space, and I do not want to have to add it twice into two places manually. Everything in the rack is great, but in live events there is a lot of important gear that doesn't go into racks. I'm happy to expand on what I'm trying to achieve and give some examples if needed?
  8. @michaelk thank you for making this. This is super cool! Any chance of some class manageability making it into v1.0? I.e. the ability to rename the created classes and having the stay that way?
  9. I still have the exact same issue in VW2018, now on SP6, and on a completely different machine. All known updates installed. Downgrading this machine to High Sierra seems ridiculous at this point, but I don't have this issue on my MBP that I downgraded after the initial post here. I've paid good money for this software, I expect it to function properly, on the current operating system, for at least a few years.
  10. Thank you @Nikolay Zhelyazkov, I've hijacked this thread only because I've googled this problem that's been annoying me several times in the last few months. Unfortunately Service Packs to VW2019 do not help me, having purchasing my 2018 license in April 2018. To be clear, a broken function reported almost 12 months ago has been ignored over the course of 5(.2) service packs and there's no hope for any remedy?
  11. It has now been just under 12 months since this bug was reported, several service packs have come and gone, and I have paid for my VW2018 license which presumably won't see another service pack. Has this bug really not yet been addressed?
  12. Thanks @zoomer, Installed the 10.14.1 update- the field remains blank, but I can click blindly where the selection used to be and select different record fields. I use records extensively, this is not good.
  13. Mojave, of course. Installed OS update and then SP5 yesterday.
  14. Updated VW2018 to SP5 with noticeable performance improvements. I now can't see or edit the multiple different records attached to a symbol in the OIP. ūüĎé


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