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  1. Hi all! I’ve noticed this couple of times now that in a VW2022 project sharing file. At times when another user uses a By Face Texture, I import the changes and the By Face Texture doesn’t show in the model. The OIP shows that the override is there, but it’s not visually showing in the model or renderings. I can add an override to the face myself, but this adds the one my partner added in the OIP and just makes the face show properly. Anybody else having this issue or know a solve? Thanks!
  2. I was playing with cable tools today, but I had some troubles. Is there a way to show a list of the errors? If I put in some lighting units, but then swap them to units with other connectors, I'd love to see that my stagepin cable won't work anymore in some way. How can I update the voltage or wattage in the Power Information for my lighting units? It seems like it's defaulting to 1000w and 230v for every unit, and a Mac Encore defaulted to using an Edison connector. How can I see a count adapters in the drawing? I'm particularly thinking about adapters that are automatically added, but I'd love to be able to see a count of all electrical components- Cables, breakouts, distros, etc. I'd be curious to know more about best practices for cable paths. I'll go rewatch the VW University video on it now, but I wish there was a video of a whole workflow of a process, since I haven't dealt with these tools much. Thanks for any thoughts!
  3. Just an update for those interested- Cloud Publish from Working Files is working now! That cut a bunch of unnecessary steps out of my process, so thanks!
  4. Hi all, I've started having this error when trying to create a schematic view of a boom. "Schematic views cannot be pasted without the model object they are based on," and then doesn't create the view. It started happening with the most recent service pack (2022 SP3.1), but I'm not certain that it happened right at that point. I've also created new blank files and had the same result. Is this happening to anyone else? I'm on Windows 11, VW2022 SP3.1. Thanks!
  5. Huh, interesting @DBLD. Thanks for the advice! That's working for me for the time being. Hope that gets fixed sometime!
  6. Hi all, I'm having an issue with a section viewport. When I render it, some of my lighting devices show in plan view, while the majority show in the right direction. See the attached photo. Any advice? Windows 11, VW2022 SP2.1 Thanks! Peter
  7. This didn't work for me- I can't make the rotation field appear at all. Any other thoughts out there? I'm on a Windows 11 machine, SP2.1. Thanks!
  8. Sorry I was unclear- I'm suggesting an update to the Auto Processing feature on cloud.vectorworks.net. I can make a task to generate a 3D model or a PDF, but I'd love for this to be able to look at publish sets I have in drawings and set these to Auto Process (which would then include the Images and settings I have set in those Sets), not just cloud publish from Vectorworks. Does that help? Happy to explain further if I'm still unclear.
  9. I'd love to have an option in the Auto Process feature of Cloud Services to auto publish saved sets in my files- I do a lot of publishing to Images, and having auto publishing possible for those would be really great. I have several saved sets per file that I'd love to auto publish to images when changes are made in those sets specifically.
  10. I love cloud publishing, it saves me a lot of time and helps my computer move along much more quickly. However, I wish that the cloud publishing feature would update each sheet as it completes them. If I set up 15 sheets (PDFs, JPEGs, etc), when the first one is finished, I'd like to see it in the Dropbox folder, so that even if all 15 don't finish in the time I need, I could have, say, the first 13. Or even the first 5. It would help me check the quality when time is too short to do a first single test render (which is my general default, but can't always happen), and would give me as much as possible to present when I don't know if the whole thing will finish in time. Thank you!
  11. I'd love to be able to use Cloud Publishing from my project files directly, instead of saving a copy as a new file, opening that, and then Cloud publishing from there. When the files are large, it take a bit of time to open it all and slows down my publishing, and therefore my workflow. Thanks!
  12. I'd love to be able to include a fixture mode in my Instrument Summary, so that as I update my build list I don't have to continually move my added text. I acknowledge that not everyone will have a standard mode per show, but this would give us a starting place, and I generally only have one mode per instrument per drawing. Thanks!
  13. Wow, thanks everyone! This was really helpful. I combined a few things you all pointed out, and came up with this: I got a little silly with it- I made a nurbs curve that was the outer ring (I know my Z-Heights are a little off...), and then drew a line tangential to the center circle. Extruded a little rectangle along that path, and then duplicate arrayed that around the circle. And then spent quite a while adjusting the end points of the Extrude Along Path to connect to the Z height to the outer nurbs curve. Things that didn't totally work- none of the bars are curved, so they all cut right through each other. Still some work to do, but partway there! I did try to use a texture, but couldn't find one that fit exactly what I wanted it to look like. Thanks again, all. Privileged to have this forum.
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