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  1. Me either. I was troubleshooting another problem and found that turning that on and setting the high threshold below 1/4" made a difference for the issue I was having.. I'm not sure what the expected behavior should be if it is not selected.
  2. I'm not positive if this also affect sheet layer viewports, but … If you look at File > Documents Document Settings > Document Preferences… > Display Tab do you have Auto display detail levels for design layers checked?
  3. @Kealight Glad you like it. To get the barrel counts, I'm actually counting the whole instrument. Select a cell Type in = (equal sign) In the menu bar for the worksheet Insert > Function. Choose Count You will get this in the cell: =COUNT() with the cursor inside the parenthesis In the menu bar for the worksheet Insert > Criteria > Custom > whatever criteria you want + Field Value = 'paste Inst type from OIP here' You will get something that looks like this =COUNT((NOTINREFDLVP & NOTINDLVP & ('Lighting Device'.'Inst Type'='ETC Source4 19deg 750W'))) Once you get one cell done, I find it easier to copy and paste that cell and just change the instrument type text. You have to get the Inst Type text string exactly right. Notice, for example, that the 50º unit doesn't have a W after the wattage. Especially if you have symbols from older version of VW, you could see slightly different naming conventions. It only takes one character to be off to make it not count that fixture. To count the bodies I'm actually adding up all the fixtures used above like you would do in Excel. =SUM(drag the cells you want to sum) or =SUM(first cell..last cell). [first cell dot dot last cel] or = Insert > Function > Sum, etc . So to count lens tubes I'm actually counting each instrument type. To count bodies I'm adding up all the instrument type counts. Once you get it worked out and formatted the way you like, it's easy to copy and paste these cells to count lenses in S4Pars, or lamps in PAR 64s. hth
  4. Are you using the insert truss tool or the straight truss tool? I'm not seeing this on my computer. Can you post a file with just a misbehaving truss object?
  5. It works in the original script without a redraw. It falls down in my test script. Another mystery 🙂
  6. @Pat Stanford, I think you're right. It looks like the arguments on SetCLOpacityN are actually backwards to the documentation. It's also not taking effect until the object is forced to redraw. hmmmmmmmmmm
  7. Nice catch, @TD-Ben. I'll see if I can figure this out. I took a quick look at it and I agree with @Pat Stanford. It looks like it should be correct. But scripts always look to me like they should be correct, even when they don't work. 🤓
  8. Check the symbol in the Resource Manager. It probably has a 3 next to it, indicating that it is a 3D symbol. If so, then the 2D elements are being treated as 3D. Edit the 3D part of the symbol. You will see the 2D objects laying on the "floor". Select them. In the OIP change the plane from whatever it is to "Screen". When you exit the symbol you will get a warning that you are changing it from a 3D to a hybrid. Say OK. In the Resource Manager the 3 next to the symbol will be gone, indicating that it is a hybrid symbol.
  9. I'm pretty sure that this happens when the symbol is scaled prior to converting to an instrument. Before you convert it, look in the OIP. There will be a pulldown for Scaling that is either None, Symmetric, or Assymetric. If there is any scaling, there will be one or 3 Factor fields. I'm pretty sure that when you convert to an instrument it resets the scaling to none (or the factors to 1). So make sure the symbol isn't scaled before you convert it.
  10. I'm not able to recreate it. Can you send me a file with just the sweep?
  11. In the hidden line options take a look at the smoothing angle. 20 to 30 is usually the sweet spot. And with sweeps it's I find it makes VW happier if you turn the sweep segment angle as high as you can stand it. I usually default to 20º. Very low segment angles can bog the drawing down. If that doesn't work for you post an example of the sweep. It's possible to get a self intersecting piece of the sweep that can produce interesting results.
  12. The attachment is a .dwg, not a .vwx file. I was able to open it in a dwg reader. You should be able to open it in autocad.
  13. Convert to dwg.zip Nice catch, Raymond!


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