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  1. I've got an old file that I've been updating and cleaning up some. It had fixtures from many different years of VW and I wanted to update to the new GFDT fixtures. Did this and when I tried to do a MVR file none of the fixtures show up in Vision. No Patch, nothing. However, if I export ESC everything is there and working properly. I use my own Vision Mapping Data for addressing in VW19 and tried changing that back to the default to see if that was the issue, and still nothing. Class visibilities are correct and on, so is Layer visibilities. When I do the export to MVR I am getting a list of several custom lighting instruments that all correspond to the lights on the plot, however nothing comes through in Vision. What could I be missing?
  2. This is extremely frustrating right here. We are trying to make our industry safer and work easier and a major manufacturer is unwilling to work with others. Yeah I'm trying to find out the weight of a Tyler Truss 12x18x96" stick and that's frustrating.
  3. Thank you for your reply. Turns out I had updated Vectorworks, but failed to also update Vision and didn't realize that. However I did notice if I changed the units from Millimeters to Feet, or Inches, my lighting fixtures all disappear. I can leave in mm and they work just fine, just something I noticed on my file.
  4. It's my first time exporting to MVR, I have a truss on a rake and when I Export ESC everything works properly and looks correct. However when I import a MVR file the rake looks like this: You can also see that all my fixtures have rotated and nothing connects properly. All fixtures are rotated funky and this truss no longer rakes as it should. When I exported I selected all objects and opening in Vision on the pop up window, after the first failed attempt, I played with the settings and still had no luck. Is there something I am missing?
  5. I have a client that has made a request for custom set pieces lit with LEDs of some type. The set pieces will be simple to build using metal framing and plexiglass, but I'm not sure how to best draw this in VW. At first I was going to do a simple extrude and just make it the be a glowing color. But what I would like to do is draw the extrude with a LED fixture at the top and bottom to illuminate the extrude internally so that I can show it properly in my renderings. Issue I'm having is how to do a texture to mimic frosted plexiglass. The frosted glass textures that come with VW are to transparent and I couldn't find a texture that would pass the color, but not be able to see into the object. Any thoughts on how I could get this accomplished?
  6. Is it possible to create a ceiling tile grid inside Spotlight, or is the tool only available in Architect? I looked but couldn't find it and didn't know if I was just missing it and being stupid or if it is just not possible? I've been asked to speak into the can light placement for a space I'm doing production lighting for and didn't want to manually draft it out with lines, unless I have to.
  7. I didn't realize there was a difference between your tools and the ones that got incorporated into VW. Just to make sure I understand perfectly (because it effects me wanting to buy them) The updates mentioned above to the Soft Goods 2 for specifying the weight of the drape is not possible in VW19? I've not updated to 19 just yet (waiting on IT who keeps the license) but if Soft Goods 2 estimates the weight I'm assuming that will allow the drapes to be incorporated into BraceWorks. Correct?
  8. 1. Mac Pro Late 2013 on 10.13.3 with 3.5 GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon E5 Processor, 32GB RAM, AMD FirePro D500 3GB Graphics Card. 2. 44.1MB File (originally from 2014) 3. This has the VW Truss Tool but hasn't been updated to the Truss Symbol that comes with Braceworks. Has 11 Soft Good items but it's mostly dress kits for screens and a backdrop on a truss. When I first started this file I was using a Mac mini for Vision which was horrible because of the video card. I constantly had a to complex geometry error. So I stripped the export file of most of the unnecessary items and upgraded machines. From doing that in 2016 I didn't have any issues until now. But I have also just added a few more lights to the room. I'm now updating the focus points for a few of the non-moving lights.
  9. I recently updated to SP3 for Vision and now whenever I'm in the app and make between 3-5 changes it crashes. Does anyone else suddenly experience frequent crashes or is it just me?
  10. Thanks guys. It was a Part issue. Didn't do it in the correct order.
  11. I'm trying to glow the lenses on some Chauvet Epix Strip IP fixtures. I went in to the Resource Manager and edited the 3D Component of the fixture and applied the proper texture to the glass to make it glow. I then re-grouped the lens with the rest of the fixture and now the lens appears in a different orientation than the fixture. The fixture is hanging on an angle, but this shouldn't cause the lens to suddenly shift. I've done this before with success and I've done this before with the same exact results. What am I doing wrong to cause this?
  12. In Vision 2017 I was able to connect from my Jands Vista on my Mac to Vision 2017 via sACN. I was able to do this on a network and even the same computer. Since changing to Vision 2018 I can no longer get sACN to work on my computer through a network, nor on the same device. ArtNet works just fine, but we prefer sACN for our network protocol. Has anyone else experienced an issue with sACN? I would very much prefer not having to change protocols just to program and then shift back for running my nodes.
  13. (See picture) Not quite sure how I have done this, but I have made a settings change that has altered how my lighting pipe and tick marks looks. If I turn off the tick marks and end markers this goes way but the lighting pipe looks like a standard line. I would like to use the ticks to show that it is a lighting pipe, especially since it is over the seam of some risers. I was making some adjustments to the class on a drum cage so that in the renderings it would be able to be seen through. After those changes my tick marks look like this. But I don't know what I changed. Anyone have any idea what class or other random setting I may have messed with that would cause the tick marks to be very large arrows?
  14. This may be something that is already there and I just haven't figured it out yet...Is there a way to do a Cyc or painted drop that is flat with no pleats? Currently I make the pleat size to .1" which is the smallest it allows. I still prefer using the Soft Goods tool over anything else for putting in these elements. If it is not possible to natively make it 100% flat without any pleats, I personally would love to see that implemented.
  15. Is there a specific way to do this within VW15? I have a show I'm building where the Director is having trouble seeing what projecting on the walls will look like. So I'm attempting to show him, however I can't figure out how to project an image from a projector and be able to still show the walls. Currently to do this I am just putting in a 90' wide screen, however I know this director well enough to know he will want to see the actual walls in the drawing. Is there a way to do this, without having to place an image onto each section of the wall and show the curves and angles?


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