Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

68 Excellent

1 Follower

About Sebastiaan

  • Rank

Personal Information

  • Location

Recent Profile Visitors

1,101 profile views
  1. I believe you should be able to add IES files to a lighting device from the edit light button in the OIP. I have not yet gotten around to do this myself yet but I think that should bring some improvement.
  2. As to your question why. I always explain it like this. If I delete an object. And then change view. Then after that I want to undo the delete. Wouldn’t you want a visual confirmation that the deleted object is there again? I find the undo view change very reassuring for that reason.
  3. Hi All, I've been testing my workflows on the schematic views. I ran into some issues, I am working on 2020 SP3. I did not convert to hanging position. The file is a new 2020 blank metric file. I have 4 sticks of truss each truss has 1 fixture attached to it. If I make a schematic view from those, the placement, rotation and order of the fixture gets messed. This happens both in top and front view the first image below is the actual truss and fixture geometry, the second and third is the schematic view made from it. If I put all 4 lighting devices on one piece of truss then the order and placement is correct, but the rotation is wrong. The first image below is the actual truss and fixture geometry, the second is the schematic view made from it: A lot of movements of devices in the schematic views leed to out of date schematic view geometry. And also it is not possible to move a device in the schematic view from one truss to another. Again the first image below is the actual truss and fixture geometry, the second is the schematic view made from it: Is there a workaround to avoid these issues? I did try to use a hanging position but that led to a very long conversion time and this schematic view also had issues. I did not continue testing those as I understood the truss system workflow is the way the program is headed now. The VWX is attached.Schematic test.vwx
  4. SP3 is running quite well here. Have been doing al lot of training sessions on it and 1 actual real life project since the mayhem started. There is a thing here and there but I am happy with it now.
  5. in 2020 this functionality was added to Universe and DMX address. This is great already! The universe can increment upon the restart of the DMX address. I would love to see it extended to at least the circuit number and Circuit name. They are related to each other just like universe and DMX address.
  6. Hi All, I hav been experiencing an issue with the rendering of lighting devices. The light from the lighting devices does not render unless I perform a 'refresh instruments' or turn them off and on again. If I open the file then they do not render, If I refresh and then save again and reopen the file then the lights still do not render untill refreshed or toggled off and on. This also means that cloud renderings return without the lighting rendered as the refresh is not performed in that case. Is this an issue or do I have a setting that I have missed? It only happens to spotlight lighting devices, I tested it with a light from the light tool and then then the lights render without issues upon file open. Attached is a file, created from a blank metric file, where it happens Thank you and regards, Sebastiaan LIT FOG TEST.vwx
  7. The field in the lighting symbol maintenance that appears in the instrument summary is the model name.
  8. thank you for sharing these. This was on my lockdown learning list too!
  9. I have a razor naga trinity with 12 macro button under my thumb I have: duplicate array Move by points select similar Normal perspective view orthogonal view paste in place OpenGl Wireframe Custom renderworks set lighting options. Spotlight numbering Find an Modify after some practice I can find those buttons without thinking now. it has left, down and right scrollwheel click and I put spaces and Expose under that. So it can do everything the Magic Mouse can do. Spacemouse and streamdeck on the other side.
  10. I would be apprehensive to change the user folder to the same location as the workgroup folder. The user folder also holds the licensing information files etc. I's rather have that hidden somewhere in the application folder. My workaround was to place an 'alias' quicklink from my personal workgroup library folder and I put that quicklink in one of the VW specified folders. That way I can now always acces my own folder structure in the Resource Selector (with one extra click). But I believe that difference between the RM and the RS should not exist.
  11. mine too so a copy and paste of your example was a good starting point 🙂
  12. Thank you so much! I now have what I want. With this highest value with criteria I am now able to make a helper database row. Where I use the cell with the returned value by your custom function in the database formula as field value criteria for the DMX Address field. This gives me a single row with just the highest DMX adress in the desired Universe. I can then just add up the DMX Footprint column with the DMX address column giving me the last free DMX adress of the Universe. I know have a fully dynamical DMX patch sheet that I used to make in Excel where I needed to do lots of manual thing and now it comes straight out of VW. And I learned a lot from worksheets. Thank you very very much.
  13. Got it! Semi colon in between record and field too I now get 498 as return value which is the highest value of all the lighting devices.


7150 Riverwood Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, USA   |   Contact Us:   410-290-5114


© 2018 Vectorworks, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Vectorworks, Inc. is part of the Nemetschek Group.

  • Create New...