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  1. dwdavedw

    Position Summary / Minimum Circuits needed

    Right, seems there should be some work-around. This seems like a common thing to calculate circuits needed - or dimmers needed per position.
  2. dwdavedw

    Position Summary / Minimum Circuits needed

    This doesn't work - the report says "No circuits are needed, are dimmers assigned to your lights?" - I don't want to assign dimmers- Our space is basically dimmer per circuit - I want to M.E. assign dimmers based on how many are needed for each position.
  3. dwdavedw

    Position Summary / Minimum Circuits needed

    Here it is: Mame.vwx
  4. I'm trying to create a report - either in VW2019 or LW6 that lists minimum number of circuits per position. It seemed the "insert position summary" in VW would do this, I managed to do it for a position initially, but now all I get is "a script error occured - and the error output says there's a "right bracket expected" If I can format it in a way to position on the plot, I would do it with position summary - if it were working - or a report, or a LW report. What's the best way to do this? I only have channels assigned - no dimmers - trying to save the M.E. some time by giving him a count for what they need for each position.
  5. dwdavedw

    selecting multiple objects - spotlight

    I changed Layer options from "show/snap/modify others" to "show/snap others" and now I am able to select multiple objects without using the shift key.
  6. dwdavedw

    selecting multiple objects - spotlight

    Yeah, that's how it used to work, only works now by holding shift.
  7. dwdavedw

    selecting multiple objects - spotlight

    Ah - holding shift and dragging works - is this new? used to be able to just click and drag.
  8. Every once in a while, I can't select multiple objects. I have select tool, the "rectangle" mode - can't click and drag to select multiple objects. I tried quitting, restarting, still the same. ideas?
  9. dwdavedw

    spotlight export defaulting to off

    I think the checkmark used to stay on - why would it not? LW exchange is on in LW, and the files are all in the same folder. Everytime I need to go back to LW, I have to open spotlight prefs and click that box again, and even then sometimes it doesn't update LW. Also LW then turns it's link off after a while, so have to do it in both apps. Sometimes I have to quit both, then open them both up again, and then LW will ask to verify what changes to accept. Very annoying and waste of time.
  10. in Vectorworks 2016, In spotlight preferences, the "perform a complete export on exit" won't stay on - data is not being sent to lightwright unless I open spotlight preferences and click it on everytime I want to look at lightwright.
  11. dwdavedw

    Beam Angle 2 and Field Angle 2 not saving

    This is a plot originally done in v2015. I did replace the source 4 par symbols from the Vectorworks ETC library. They didn't have the secondary beam angles either. I edited them in the lighting symbol maintenance window, selected update all lighting units. Looking at the OIW for a S4 par, the secondary beam angles still aren't reading.
  12. I have to manually input Beam Angle 2 and Field Angle 2 in OIW for every lighting unit if I want to draw beam. I have attempted to edit these in the Lighting Symbol Maintenance window, updated all lighting devices, but when I go back to plot, those values are still missing from the units, and opening up Lighting Symbol Maintenence window - all the values I inputted are missing again. What am I missing? VW2016 SP4
  13. And now wondering, how can a light have 2 classes - all my units are in both class "Lights-Instruments" and the new "Lighting-Incandescent" turning one class or the other off, and they disappear. In the Object info, they still say they are assigned only the original class - Lights-instruments.
  14. And another thing, found out that all units in the new library are, by default, set to class "incandescent" so when switching views, I almost had a heart attack when all the symbols were gone again. Sheesh.
  15. FYI - I sent my plot to support, who returned it to me with symbols restored. Seems there was a corrupt symbol with no data. Even though the list of symbols returned - Lighting symbol maintenance now shows all the symbols in the plot - all data for each symbol is gone. I've heard this is a thing with v2016 - it deletes the data associated with the symbols. It seems 2016 wants all lighting symbol names to begin "lighting insert" and all accessories "lighting acc" I had to go thru and replace all symbols with symbols from the new 2016 library. Would have been good to have some shortcut to do this, or at least a heads up on the problem.


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