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    Raked Hanging Position Truss

    Hello Again Team, Todays little adventure is inserting truss using the truss insertion tool, turning on "draw 3D only", raking the truss to 45° and converting it to a hanging position..... Doesn't work. Is there anyone out there who has done this another way? Thanks in advance folks!
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    Exporting for AutoCAD

    Heya Team, We are working with a venue that demands we send them all of our plans before we can work in their building. They only run AutoCAD and they are saying they have real trouble importing our DWG exports due to the fact that we draw with incredible detail. We will often have 500+Mb drawings that we are exporting and they really only require 2D information to tick their box. Is there a simpler way to do this? Are there export settings I should tweak, or any way of exporting 2D information only? We are really at a loss, we shouldn't sacrifice our quality for just one venue, but we need to be able to help them out. Thanks so much!
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    Exporting for AutoCAD

    Heya @mike m oz Perhaps Im not understanding this. Ive just had another go, Im looking at the sheet I would like to export and Ive selected this particular sheet in the export dialogue. My original VWX file is 850Mb and the DWG export is 159Mb. I would have thought if I am only exporting 1 sheet and Ive told it to export viewports as 2D graphics in model space I would only be spitting ot lines, which would make a much smaller file. Is this right? Thanks in advance.
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    Exporting for AutoCAD

    No, we were exporting the entire drawing. I will have a crack at doing it that way right now. Thanks so much!
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    DWG Export Files

    Heya Team, We are trying to export a DWG file from our drawing and we are getting a significantly undersized file as well at a great deal of .pat files along with it. This is relatively new, we were previously getting a single .dwg file and we have not changed settings. Can anyone help me?
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    Tidy up imported 3d sketchup model

    Is there any way to change the pen colour on a mesh without editing it and losing the texture mapping? I have a drawing with a tan coloured mesh and a black texture, Id like it in black pen but if I double click the mesh I lose the custom map. anyone done this?
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    Viewport Layer Stack Order

    @Jonathan Pickup it was totally that the viewport I was trying it on was a front view rather than top/plan, as soon as I tried it on top.plan, there is was. Thanks so much for your help!
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    Viewport Layer Stack Order

    Heya Team, Tell me if I'm having a blonde moment, shouldn't I be able to change stack order in a viewports layer settings by dragging up and down in a column to the right of the layer colours? Whered it go?
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    Viewport Layer Stack Order

    Thank you @Matt Panzer of course it is a simple answer and I clearly was having a blonde moment. I really appreciate it!
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    Projector Weight Field Calculation

    Howdy Team, I am looking at the video screen tool and have realised that the weight field is populated globally by the plug-in parameters, meaning that all projectors will display at the weight set in the plug-in manager fields ProjWeightLB and ProjWeightKG within the video screen tool. Is there a way to set the weight to vary based on the projector model selected? Secondly, when using multiple projectors (Stacked or side-by-side) the weight of the projector shown in the "include in calculations" field is not doubled, should that not be updating? Thank you so much for your time!
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    Viewport Layer Stack Order

    Yup, that's what I thought. How could I even remove that?
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    Projector Weight Field Calculation

    Ah, the source of the symbols is me. I took the data records from the existing projectors in projector models. I will have a look at a fresh install and re-import them. Thanks so much!
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    Projector Weight Field Calculation

    Good Morning Mr. Dunning, I don't appear to have a weight field in my VS-ModData. Am I missing something?
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    Favorite Files Naming

    Hey Team, I have recently changed the location of my favourite files and I removed them and re-added them, they now all have the suffix (1) after each file name. I have removed and added them again, can anyone tell me why this might be?
  15. I'd be very surprised if this isn't already on the wishlist. Its been a problem for years and I'm sure I've posted about this in several areas. Thanks again @Mickey for adding this to the list.
  16. Hi Team, I've posted regarding this before, but I cant find a current thread so please redirect me if there is already a discussion on this. Adding any lighting fixture to a drawing removes the global lighting regardless of whether or not that light is turned on. This is frustrating in renders where we would like to see the lights hanging in the roof without necessarily turning them on and focussing them. There is a few tricks we use to get around this such as duplicating the lighting layer and converting to 3D polygons and then turning off the original lighting layer. or putting a lot of Renderworks lights through the scene. There was mention of this becoming something that could be toggled on or off. Has anyone seen any progress with this in 2019? Thanks in advance.
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    2019 Truss Symbols

    Heya Team, Has anyone else battled with the new Truss Symbols in the 2019 library? Im trying to use the Global F34 Truss and the 2D symbol is now just a rectangle rather than something that looks like truss and the 3D model is just a extruded rounder rectangle. The geometry is somewhere inside this mess but this just seems to be sloppy. Am I missing something or does everyone else see this?
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    2019 Truss Symbols

    Howdy @kieranhotchkiss, Happy to help. When you drag in a piece of truss to a new drawing, it automatically adds 4 new classes. They are all, by default, viewable, but you can turn off the ones you're not using. Rigging - Truss - Insert Points (this is the loci, viewable in 2D and 3D) Rigging - Truss - Label (This is the text identifying the type and length, viewable only from the 2D portion of the symbol) Rigging - Truss - Simplified (This is a simple version of the truss to help reduce the strain on your system that complex truss can make. In 2D it is a rectangle the size of the truss, in 3D it is a long white extrude that takes the place of the truss) Rigging - Truss - Truss (This is the complex version, in 2D it show the ladders and chords of the truss in a bit more detail, in 3D it is the full 3D geometry of the truss piece) The way these are presumably utilized is that you will either have simplified turned on and truss turned off, or vice versa, depending on what you are doing. If you have a complex drawing and you have completed all necessary truss elements, then turning simplified on and truss off will help you navigate more quickly. Just like @scottmoore said, try dragging one piece into a blank drawing and toggling on and off the classes to see what they do. Hope this helps, let me know if you have any further questions.
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    Raked Hanging Position Truss

    Heya @Bhel, Sure thing! 1. So create a layer all by itself and place your 6 sticks of 20ft truss the way you would like it. 2. Grab the truss and create a viewport, but rather than putting it on a sheet layer, select a design layer, or create a new one called angled truss or something. 3. Select that view port and hit the layers button, make sure the only visible layer is the first one you created. 4. Turn off the original truss layer you created. 5. select the viewport you have now on angled truss layer, go to a side view and rotate the truss the way you want it. If you want to edit the truss in any way you need to go back to the first layer, otherwise it can be turned off and you'll only deal with the viewport for the rest of the time. I hope this helps, let me know if you need any more help making this happen.
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    Speaker Tools

    Heya Team, I'm trying to create a library file for all of our speakers and line array elements that can be shared between multiple users. Can anyone point me in the location of the library file created after saving individual speaker settings please? The knowledge base article says it is in Vectorworks20xx/libraries but alas I cant see it in an audio tools folder at all. here http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2018/eng/VW2018_Guide/EventDesign2/Inserting_Speakers_and_Speaker_Arrays.htm Secondly, I can create names and models with specifications for line array elements, but within the settings of the speaker tool all naming conventions are greyed out, has anyone seen a decent tutorial on building and sharing these libraries? I'm stumped. Thanks in advance!
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    Speaker Tools

    You are a legend good sir, I shall fire you over a file shortly.
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    Speaker Tools

    That's Great, I have found the file in user folders and it moves across just fine now thank you. New problem. In trying to create new speaker boxes, L'acoustics - Kara specifically, when I fill in all of the parameters, horizontal dispersion at 110° and weight at 26kg I save the speaker type and overwrite the old file, exit and return to the speaker array tool it has changed the dispersion back to 90° and the weight back to 90kg every time. do I need to be in administrator mode or change the saving method in some way?
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    Speaker Tools

    I have located the .xml file located in the location specified in the manual (attached) and copied that and shared it with a colleague. They have replaced the file in the same location on their machine and they do not see the speakers I have created within the audio array tool. Am I missing a step?
  24. Howdy Team, I am trying to create a new option in the Video Screen tool under aspect. We have a proprietary screen system that isn't quite 16:9 or 16:10 and Id like to create a new aspect selection in the drop down. I can create my new aspect option in the aspect drop down, but I cant then link that to a new set of stock sizes. Can anyone tell me if I need to insert a new line in the tools parameters that will correspond to the sizes selectable with the new aspect ratio? is it just a naming convention and does it matter about the order it falls within the tools perameters? Thanks in advance.
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    Custom Aspect Stock Sizes - Video Screen Tool

    That makes sense. Thank you so much!

 

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