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  1. symo

    WIN 10 Meltdown

    Hi Zoomer Im not tricky enough to delve into the overclocking world - pretty sure its stock. I did some CPU load tests and it was fine - got up to around 75 degrees C (I think). Just seems to be VW mid-render that kills it. Really odd - my macbook takes forever to do final renders - but it gets there in the end. Ive boxed the PC back up and sent it to the supplier whilst I go on holiday!
  2. symo

    WIN 10 Meltdown

    Many thanks zoomer. Will try a CPU test app next.
  3. symo

    WIN 10 Meltdown

    Hi there Things were going swimmingly on my new AMD Ryzen "Threadripper" Win 10 PC - then it started to hang on final/custom renders. It seems to have started doing this after a period of intense rendering - usually on final or custom renders - but occasionally fast renders. Ive ascertained that its not file-specific. Prior to this, the PC would crank through any rendering job I threw at it. Towards the end of the render, after the CPU has been maxed-out on 99% for 10-20 secs, its like the PC just gives up and become completely unresponsive - no mouse movement or anything. The only way out is a hard reboot. The first sign of trouble was a render that ended with all my windows being re-arranged over my 2 screens. After the hangs started happening regularly (within a few hours), I restored the C Drive to an Acronis backup that was done 24hrs earlier. This didnt fix it. The last time the hang happened, I rebooted to find that my desktop had changed and that the Win 10 start menu wasnt working. My next step is a Win 10 Memory Test - which I have started and will take a couple of hours. There were no problems flagged after 1 hour of starting the test. Can anyone suggest the next steps to trying to resolve this? Cheers in advance.
  4. Brilliant - all makes sense. Many thanks
  5. Also - removing the parts records - is this just editing symbol in 3D, highlighting each part - then unticking base/yoke/body/lens/point?
  6. Hi Markdd Many thanks for that - and the file. Re your suggestion of removing the parts record - what negative consequences will this have? I see it fixed the issue I was having perfectly - but wondering what issues I might discover also. Cheers again.
  7. I tried posting this in the Entertainment forum - but its still driving me nuts. Im trying to use the PAMV command to show LED strip lighting symbols on vertical trusses for both lighting plots and renders/section viewports. The problem Im having is that the most of the LED strip lighting symbols I import rotate in the Model viewport after I run the command. Most of the LED strip symbols I import do this - some dont. All Im wanting to do is have the strips remain vertical on the trusses. The LED strip will show perfectly in the Definition layer, even in 3D views but will almost always end-up being rotated in the Model layer. The angle of the LED strip changed when you move the DLVP in the model layer. Ive tried using different truss symbols - but the problem remains. Ive used the PAMV command for conventional lights (profiles & cans) successfully, so Im pretty sure Im not doing anything wrong. VW file attached. Plot_and_model_view_issue.vwx
  8. Brilliant - do you viewport each boom or vertical truss for 3D renders - or show the viewports for the LX plots? Or neither?
  9. Hi scottmoore. I tried this - but to no avail. Its really odd - the lights can line-up perfectly in the Definition Layer - but spin around to right angles in the DLVPs on the Model layer. Some symbols dont do this and behave exactly as you expect. No amount of meddling in the Definition Layer seems to fix it. Would love to know why this is. Alternatively - is there another way to do this - for LX plot AND renders without doubling-up on lighting symbols?
  10. Hi Klinzey Cheers for your response. Im wondering if its a symbol issue? I used the same symbol as you did - and it worked perfectly. I tried another two and I get the same problem - with the process being exactly the same. Check-out the attached file - if you dont mind. Plot_and_model_issue.vwx
  11. Hi there Im having issues when trying to attach LED striplights to vertical trusses. When activating the model layer (which VW creates to show vertical trusses/booms in a 3D space) - I cant get the LED strips to show as being rigged vertically on the truss - they default to being at right angles to the truss. When I alter the "Set 3D Orientation" settings in the OIP - I still cant get them to rig vertically on the vertical truss. I can do this in the Definition Layer - no problems. But, I want to be able to show these in a Plan View w/ labels for the LX Plot and a 3D View for renders. Heres my process: Draw in a truss using the Spotlight truss tool Convert to Hanging Position Insert the lighting symbol (LED Strip) onto the Hanging Position, ensuring its inserted on the same layer and that it snaps to the position Select both lighting symbol & truss, then execute the Plot & Model View command Select the "Vertical" checkbox and create a new Definition & Model Layers After I execute the command, when I show ONLY the Model Layer - the truss is shown in vertical orientation but the LED strips are attached at right-angles to the truss. In the Definition layer, when viewing via an isometric view - the LED strip shows as being positioned in the same direction as the truss. I cant seem to correct this using the lighting symbols "Set 3D Orientation" settings. Can anyone shed some light on this? Plot & Model View always seems clunky to me - but I can at least get it to work for conventional fittings. Is there a simpler work-around to show the LX plot AND 3D renders without doubling-up lighting symbols? Cheers
  12. Hi All For my section style, I prefer to use a diagonal hatch that is set in the section style class. The only problem is, when printed - the diagonal lines are too close to each other. Ive tried to use the Attribute Mapping tool in my section viewports - but to no avail. Whats the best way to manually alter the hatch, without having to find another hatch all together?
  13. Hi there Ive recently moved to running VW on Win 10 - in order to be able to afford a PC with decent rendering capabilities - Im struggling with the way Win 10 shows VW menu and window text. The default text size is just too small. Adjusting the Make Text Bigger slider scales menu text to an acceptable size, but not other text. Adjusting the Custom Scaling setting makes the text bigger - but makes the VW graphics and tool icons blurry. I read that Win 10 has had scaling issues - but this was a few years ago - and Im no expert. The said Make Text Bigger setting fixes the text scaling issue in other apps, just not VW. Im running a pair of HP LA 2306x 1920x1080 monitors at the native res. Any help here would be much appreciated.
  14. Got it! Thanks so much. All makes sense.
  15. Many thanks zeroInf. When creating the report - what options do I need to select to generate that worksheet?
  16. Hi All Im wanting to create a symbol legend with non-spotlight symbols - but want them shown like they are shown using the Spotlight Instrument Summary tool. Is there a way of doing this so that it automatically updates? Cheers
  17. Cheers for those suggestions
  18. My experiment with high-contrast in win 10 has ended - have gone back to the standard look. Slowly getting used to windows.
  19. Hi there A question to anyone running VW on Win 10. Ive used VW on OSX for the last 8 years and have just had a win PC made for rendering as my long suffering macbook was struggling with renders. So far so good - but struggling a little with the way win 10 looks and feels. Can anyone suggest any win 10 tweaks to make it look better? Ive experimented a little making the font bigger and with the high-contrast settings with some success. Not sure I want to start downloaded OSX skin packs. Cheers Symo
  20. Brilliant - many thanks. Do they have their own class??
  21. Hi Rob Cheers for this. Are you saying that all symbols should already have a lens object? Cheers Symo
  22. Hi guys Many thanks for this. Sheesh - sounds pretty complicated - but I really appreciate the helpful responses. Will spend some time with this over the next few days. Symo


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