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stayathomedad

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  1. Yes. It is called a Truss Cross in the OIP. It is classed into the active class. They are added automatically when two separate trusses cross each other's path.
  2. I am referring to the automatically inserted Truss Crosses (see the attached screenshot). They are automatically generated and seem to get placed in the active class. For me, Braceworks is an add on that I have in case a client insists on using it. This happens for me maybe once or twice a year. I have my own load calculation process and I am leaning towards uninstalling Braceworks completely. There are too many limitations in the plug-in to work for me.
  3. Is there some way for us to turn off Braceworks or at a minimum the component that auto adds the truss crosses? I use Braceworks only when I have a client that uses it also. 90% of the time I do not use it and I find myself constantly selecting truss crosses and deleting them.
  4. FYI - I just checked SP2 and this does not seem to be fixed.
  5. Yes, I have 2020 SP1 and that is where I am seeing this issue.
  6. Thanks. Don't forget to mention that the whole process locks up as soon as you uncheck the 'Relative X,Y On Plot:' With that box unchecked the X & Y dimensions NEVER change.
  7. Also, if you add those 'Measure From:' X and Y distances to the Hoist Data Display and have the 'Relative X,Y on Plot' check box checked you would expect to see the values of those X & Y dimensions to be the same. It ends up that the X & Y dimensions added to the Hoist Data Display actually display the previous measurement when you move the hoist around.
  8. Yes, I understand that. 1. Place a hoist anywhere in a drawing and have the 'Relative X,Y on Plot' check box checked and turned on. 2. Move the hoist and the 'Measure From:' X & Y dimensions behave as expected. 3. Uncheck the 'Relative X,Y on Plot' check box. 4. Move the hoist and the X & Y dimensions do NOT update. If you go through those simple steps you will see what I'm talking about.
  9. It gets really weird if you add the "X" and "Y" Hoist Fields to the Hoist Data Display while having Relative X,Y turned on. Those numbers should be the same, but they aren't. There is definitely something off with this tool and these numbers.
  10. This is interesting. I checked again to see if I can reproduce the error. It seems that one must keep the box "Relative X, Y On Plot:" checked in order for the Relative X,Y to be recalculated. If that box is not checked, the "Measure From:" numbers do not change. Since I don't use the Relative X,Y on Plot and all of my worksheets reference the Measure From value this still is causing me problems, but I now see the workaround. Thanks for answering my post.
  11. This is interesting. I checked again to see if I can reproduce the error. It seems that one must keep the box "Relative X, Y On Plot:" checked in order for the Relative X,Y to be recalculated. If that box is not checked, the "Measure From:" numbers do not change. Since I don't use the Relative X,Y on Plot and all of my worksheets reference the Measure From value this still is causing me problems, but I now see the workaround. Thanks for answering my post.
  12. I noticed this also. Here is a thread I started in the Troubleshooting Section. If you are willing to, please like and flag my post so that we can get this issue addressed.
  13. When a hoist is inserted into a document the "Measure From:" X & Y dimensions are locked into the units that were active when the hoist is placed in the drawing. If the units are changed for the document all of the other dimensions or settings in the Hoist OIP change as expected, but the X & Y in the "Measure From:" section stays unchanged. Refreshing the hoist does not solve the problem. I have played around with this enough to know that it is definitely a problem that needs VWs attention. I guess I will wait until the next service pack as this greatly affects my workflow. UPDATE: It seems that those dimensions aren't even updating when the hoist is moved from its insertion point. This seems to be a major issue within the hoist plug-in that may render the use of the Hoist Origin useless if you move or adjust anything.
  14. I wish the new Insert Truss tool gave us a way to select a truss or truss system and change the color attributes. The simplified attributes are currently based on the settings for the Rigging-Truss-Simplified class and all of the trusses colors are always the same. I would like to have truss built from the same components to be able to display as different colors. i.e. Scenic trusses are BLUE and lighting trusses are RED.
  15. I believe that the simplified truss is to have a way to work with truss that isn't so data heavy. But it doesn't look right with just the rectangle, which is actually an extrude. I went in and edited the simplified look so that even when simplified is on and truss class is off, it still looks like a truss. I'm sure I increased the data a bit more than just an extrude but it should be nowhere near as much data as the 3D modeled truss.
  16. If editing the height or width of a straight truss, the z height changes. I'm not sure where to report this bug, but I am not the only user on my team seeing this.
  17. Aaaaand I just found a solution, at least in my situation. The bug was on my Working File from drawing that we are using Project Sharing. I committed all my changes, closed that working file and opened a new one. My callout tool now works correctly. I have a copy of the corrupted working file that I saved as a vwx and it is still corrupted. I will be passing this on to the tech team. Still would like to know the secret to deleting the leader lines...
  18. I'm having the same problem. Once I add additional leader lines and get the secondary shoulder it seems to get confused and adds extra lines and the position choices in the OIP don't work properly. I also have yet to get the delete leader line command to work consistently. Great features. Just seems a bit buggy. I also want my callout tool to work correctly on the file I have without rebuilding all of it. Has anyone sorted this out yet?
  19. Thanks for your reply sir. They were built using the array tool and have been populated. I would like to have my schedule show the number of boxes in addition to listing the speakers. Here is a screenshot of what I get. Still no speaker boxes
  20. Does anyone know if there is a way to get =IMAGE to show a complete speaker array? It only wants to display the bumper. Thanks Harry
  21. I would like to be able to change the font and the way the load numbers are rounded. I have some standard fonts that I use for my paperwork and I want my data in those fonts. Also, the fact that the loads are rounded to the hundreths of a kg/lb in my opinion looks bad and is also scientifically inaccurate. Rounding to the hundreths implies accuracy to the hundreths which in show business is laughable. It seems to me that our accuracy should be to the tens digit. Is this comment enough to make this happen some day? Until then, I will turn off the data display and stamp like I always have.

 

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