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  1. Mike Wright

    Rotation issue

    You need to make the base and clamp into a group with the 'Parts' record format applied and 'Base' ticked. Have a search for videos explaining how to build custom lighting instruments, this explains the roles of the parts record
  2. Not sure it's everything Would be interesting to hear what people's experience on this is. You cannot rotate a video screen object for instance.
  3. Mike Wright

    Bridle tool problem

    Hopefully a fix soon. There is a similar manifestation of this problem I think in the below. I am trying to draw a 2 point bridle from two structural members to be in line with the truss. The bridle always draws at a slight angle: Maybe this is something I am doing wrong?
  4. Mike Wright

    Bridle tool problem

    It is pretty common tor bridle off a beam or house points parallel to a truss if say you need to distribute your load or avoid HVAC/lower steel work. This would seem to be a pretty big over-site. And if the house points tool doesn't do parallel two leg bridles and you cannot attach a single hoist to it in a striaght drop then what on earth is it for?
  5. Also take a look at this in V2020. I'm only just migrating from 2019 and this seems it may solve some of your problems:
  6. Hi Brad WYG and VWX are very different tools, I understand your frustrations but I suspect with some training and help from here you will get over it. How are you creating your custom image for the blended screens? Have you created a lighting position form your truss? I believe if you have, you can no longer rotate on the Z axis as the position contains 2D geometry. Perhaps this should be a feature request? A work around is to create your truss then with the whole system selected click the 'Draw 3D only' box in the object info palette. You can now add lights as you would normally and the truss will appear in 2D plan view as a wireframe model like this: Now you can view the whole rig from the side and rotate it in the Z axis like this: Thanks to the recently added fixture rotation features they will still appear in 2D plan view as normal which is great for plots and labeling: Unfortunately if you need to add more fixtures you will need to either adjust their height and rotation manually or adjust your truss back to flat first Hope this helps
  7. Mike Wright

    Bridle tool problem

    Gladly Attached is a clean file started from scratch. I am attempting to create a 2 leg bridle (V2019) Bridle test.vwx
  8. Mike Wright

    Mirroring Event Seating Sections in VW2020

    Definitely a bug It mirrors but does not seem to mirror the focus point of the section either so any section with an off centre focus does not mirror correctly.
  9. Mike Wright

    Bridle tool problem

    I'm still nowhere with this Trim height setting makes no difference, it is only referred to if you are in 2D plan view All I want to do is create a 2 leg bridle from a truss to two house points. The simplest of things. Below again the difference between what is predicted and what is actually drawn. Also How can I connect a truss to a house point in a straight drop? Single leg bridle does not work, it will not select automatically or manually. I really am extremely disappointed with braceworks. I spent some time persuading my employers to make the not inconsiderable investment, why should I now have to explain why it will not perform calculations for the simplest and perhaps most common rigging practices in the entertainment industry?
  10. Mike Wright

    Reset Braceworks IDs not working in SP4?

    I have had the same when resetting the IDs with nothing selected, It seems to try to set an ID for every object in the drawing
  11. Mike Wright

    Prolyle H30V Box Corners

    You are correct that you need to use the ATT symbols, they come in various length but be aware that the stock symbols often have incorrect/incomplete truss records. I have modified mine for S52, 40V and 30V ATT along with building my own symbols for CCS6 female couplers in set's of 4. Frustrating but has proved worthwhile as no-one seems to want simple truss structures!
  12. Mike Wright

    Bridle tool problem

    Does anyone from vectorworks monitor this forum? Unless I am missing something there is very little training/support documentation available for braceworks and I don't always have time to pester VSS support.
  13. Mike Wright

    Modelling an LED screen

    I was hoping to get more response to this! Never mind. I'm pleased to report that Braceworks reports compared extremely closely to real world readings from load cells on the 4 points to the roof and measurements of deflection on the circular truss.
  14. Mike Wright

    Bridle tool problem

    When I create a bridle (simple 2 leg to a structural member in this case) the auto select tool picks the correct objects as below: But when the bridle builds it is at the wrong height: Am I doing something wrong? VX2019 SP3.1 Windows 10
  15. Mike Wright

    LED wall looks dim, truss looks basic, no detail

    you have the 'simplified' class visible for your truss. Hide this class in the viewport proprieties and your truss detail will return


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