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TomWhiteLight

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    Lighting Associate/Designer/Tour Lighting
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    Lighting, Cycling, Cooking.
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  1. I played around with this, this morning. I made it a symbol, then attached the record then inserted the symbol back into the drawing which brought up the truss settings dialogue. I filled in the dialogue (length is important here). Then I was able to attach lamps and create a schematic. Try this workflow and any issues send me a email. Hope you are well. Tom W
  2. I think you can attach the truss record to the symbol. I think...
  3. Hi Ryan, Your new chair symbols should have the event planning record attached. Best wishes Tom W
  4. This is excellent Scott!
  5. Try tools-origin- centre drawing on internal origin. Other things to check would be extents before and beyond cut plane. Get in touch with Uk tech if you need further assistance.
  6. hmmm. I will raise this with my colleagues.
  7. Hi Nick "However, the single most important element of a fixtures symbol, the calibration circle, is not present in 3d models. I need that calibration circle to determine the ladder dimensions to make sure the unit will actually fit!" I personally would not want the calibration circle to be visible in my 3d model of light plots. When I hang fixtures on a ladder I check to see that the required drop vertically is equal or larger to the horizontal space available in terms of if the calib circle fits. However each to their own, you could easily create a 3d sphere for a calibration visual, centred around the 3d loci of the 'head'. It could have a class which you could grey out. You could also copy and paste the existing 2d calib circle into the 3d attribute and extrude along path a small shape through it to make the geometry display in 3d. A second problem is that moving lights will have a speed rail that is 2" tall, then the clamp attached to that. I have modified all my symbols to show that speed rail so I can build my ladders precisely and tightly. To my knowledge the 3d models don't show that speed rail. In terms of a vertical offset from the base of the fixture and any hook clamp/rigging hardware, we are aware of this issue and hoping to address this within Vectorworks soon. I am proficient at 3D, and would love to have one set of geometry for my ladders, but I just can't use them if it provides LESS information than 2D. For reasons of hardware efficiency I have always kept more of the detail at the 2d level so that when I go to a 3d view it is uncluttered and a realistic presentation of my rig. Also when you export to a visualiser, everything is exactly how it should be in real life. It sounds to me like if you're pursuing a mostly 3d workflow then using 3d label legends combined with a vigorous use of the clip cube tool to create to create your viewports might be more efficient and give you the look and detail level that you are after.
  8. Can you not just set a criteria within a custom report?
  9. OK hard to tell if it is the ID or the Hoist number that is causing the issue, if it is the ID..... Quit the application... Locate a program called Vectorworks Updater and open.... Select 'Advanced Options' and click repair. I know that the Braceworks team are aware of the hassle of re-numbering hoists. However when duplicating anything in Vectorworks you will get an identical clone. A script would be the ideal solution. You could create a marionette that would mirror the hoists and then run a renumbering script. I think it will always require a 2-step process.
  10. Thanks for the screen grab, Have you tried Braceworks reset ID's then re-run the calculation (or do a system check).
  11. Braceworks - Reset Braceworks ID's should reset the unique ID for all rigging elements on the drawing. If this isn't working then I would recommend resetting/repairing your user folder. Unless it was a different field you were looking to change? FYI you can use Spotlight - Number Instruments to renumber Hoists.
  12. Does reset Braceworks ID's do this? Not near my computer and cannot remember.
  13. Open GL and Open GL options no colour or textures.
  14. That would work, MVR will carry focus points to vision there is a temporary regression issue I believe, Fix for this very soon.
  15. Have you looked at Vision yet? This is a good question, I do know that most of the users using Depence2 are largely using moving light rigs so this is less of an issue. I wouldn't have thought the fixture orientation to export correctly without the focus points but I know a colleague who can give us more of a definitive answer... @bbudzon do 'focused instruments' retain their orientation when exported via mvr without their focus points?' I think probably no but though I would check.

 

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