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  1. Hi All, So...was just working on a drawing with a bunch of truss and fixtures. When I went to move the truss, VW decided it was smarter than me and moved all of my fixtures as well. Now, I can understand it doing this if the truss had been converted to a lighting position, but given that it wasn't, the truss and fixtures were on seperate layers... I guess my question ultimately is, is there a way to basically have VW ONLY do what I tell it to as opposed to it randomly adding objects to a selection? Cheers, -gonda
  2. As an update...I created a new label legend and tried to apply it to a unit that had succesfully had a label legend applied. Applying the new label legend via the context menu ONLY changed the legend for the first cell of the unit regardless of which cell I had selected or if All were selected... Clearly, broken... Cheers, -gonda
  3. Well...ballz....just tried this again... So...I finally got it to work. At least for me, the only way it works is to make the label legend active. But specifically, selecting 'Make Active' from the Resource Browser doesn't seem to work. I had to go into the Label Legend Manager and make it active there. After doing that, when I inserted a new instance of the zipstrip, the label legend did the right thing for all the cells. If the label legend was not active upon insertion, even applying the label legend failed to get it to do the right thing. Chalk one more half-broken thing up for VW2021..... Cheers, -gonda
  4. @Jesse Cogswell So, I've tried applying the legend with individual cell's selected via the 'Edit Cell' dropdown as well as to the <All> option...same result both ways... @JBenghiat I am trying this with the standard Altman ZS-3 Symbol from the standard Vectorworks Library. If I edit the symbol, it contains three symbols: the L, C, and R parts of the light. I've looked inside each of those symbols and they only contain either groups or extrudes... Any other ideas? Silly question...are y'all on Windows or MacOS? Cheers, -gonda
  5. So, I've tried creating a Label Legend base on the full Altman ZS-3 Symbol: I also created one based on just the Center Sub-Symbol: When I apply either legend I get the following: If it helps, I'm running 2021SP3.1 on Windows...also, as far as I can tell, there is no way to select an individual 'cell'. Cheers, -gonda
  6. Hey All, So, maybe I'm missing something obvious, but with the changes to the way multi-cell units are handled, how does one deal with label legends for these changes? When I have tried to create a label legend for a fixture, it only seems to give me the option for a single 'channel' field. In the VW2021 docs, there is a picture showing multiple channels/dimmers for an instrument, but all of the references in the documentation that I can find only seems to deal with single cell units as opposed to multi cell... FWIW, I'm trying to set up a label legend for a 6' Ministrip...for now, I'm using the Altman 6' Zipstrip symbol since the L&E Ministrip symbol seems to be borked as far as multi-cell implementation. Cheers, -gonda
  7. Hi All, Has anyone noticed that beam drawing is funky with 2021? In an top view the edge of the beam lands at ~x=20'. When I switch to a left/right view, the edge of the beam is being drawn at ~x=21'9". Has anyone else noticed this behavior? Also, beam drawing for a side light unit is fine for a straight side shot but as soon as I try to tip it upwards by anything more than % degrees, the beam drawing goes crazy and projects the beam several hundred feet with an artifical top cut. Thoughts? Cheers, -gonda
  8. I understand that but this is a desktop machine that ONLY has a 5700XT. The processor does not have onboard graphics available. When setting graphics options the only option given is for the 5700XT Cheers, -g
  9. Hey All, Has anyone else encountered VW hanging on 'Resetting Bounds' when opening a backup file? Several times now, after VW crashes, when I attempt to open a backup file, it takes VW ~20 minutes to open the file. Currently running VW2021 with SP1 on Windows 10 with all updates & driver updates applied. AMD Processor, 5700XT video card & 32 gigs of RAM. Cheers, -gonda
  10. Yup. There's only 1 GPU and it's driver is updated. Cheers, -g
  11. Hey All, Has anyone else been having massive performance & stability issues with 2021 on Windows 10? I'm running Windows 10 x64 (all up to date) with SP1. I have been experiencing random crashes (no hang, no error message, VW just is gone), ridiculous amounts of spinning blue balls waiting on operations with no indications of progress. My machine is a Ryzen 3900 w/ a 5700 XT video card and 32 gig of RAM yet 2021. Has anyone else been having similar issues? I have tried clean installs as well as not migrating user folders. Anyone have thoughts? Frankly it's to the point where I practically need to bill more time because I'm sitting on my thumbs while VW does...something. Cheers, -gonda
  12. Hi All, So, I'm running into a bit of an issue with Spotlight's Data Cable Worksheet. Apparently, the option to include the 'End Label Text' in the worksheet generation doesn't exist. I figured it would be fairly trivial to write a python script to crawl all Data Cable Objects in the drawing and read the 'Start Label Text' & 'End Label Text' fields and write them into the 'User Field 1' & 'User Field 2' fields. The following code accomplishes this for a lighting device: import vs def xyz(current_light): xypoint = vs.GetSymLoc(current_light) zpoint = vs.Get3DCntr(current_light) vs.SetRField(current_light,'Lighting Device','User Field 7',str('{:.3f}'.format(xypoint[0]/12)) + "'") vs.SetRField(current_light,'Lighting Device','User Field 8',str('{:.3f}'.format(xypoint[1]/12)) + "'") vs.SetRField(current_light,'Lighting Device','User Field 9',str('{:.3f}'.format(zpoint[1]/12)) + "'"); vs.ForEachObject(xyz,"INSYMBOL & (PON='Lighting Device')"); I adapted this code as follows to try to get it to work for a Data Cable: import vs def label2user(current_cable): start = vs.GetRField(current_cable,'Data Cable VW','Start Label Text') end = vs.GetRField(current_cable,'Data Cable VW','End Label Text') vs.SetRField(current_cable,'Data Cable VW','Rack ID',"barf") vs.SetRField(current_cable,'Data Cable VW','Box ID',str(end)) vs.ForEachObject(label2user,"INSYMBOL & INVIEWPORT & (PON='Data Cable VW')"); Unfortunately, the second chunk of code doesn't work. I have verified by inserting a vs.AlrtDialog() into the code that it is properly reading the values from each Data Cable Object. Unfortunately, the vs.SetRField() commands seems to fail. I have also tried to write to other fields but the same results keep occurring. Anyone have any thoughts? Cheers, -gonda
  13. Has anyone else successfully gotten VW2019 to log in to the cloud services? I'm on Windows 10 Build 17134 and whenever I try to select the Login/Sign Up menu option, I get the following dumper to the Vectorworks Services Log File: Traceback (most recent call last): File "Vectorworks Cloud Services.py", line 5, in <module> File "DCC.pyc", line 9, in <module> File "PySide\QtGui.pyc", line 12, in <module> File "PySide\QtGui.pyc", line 10, in __load ImportError: DLL load failed: The operating system cannot run %1. Cheers, -gonda
  14. I'm trying to set the values each time an object is inserted -g
  15. So, I tried doing this with states....i.e. a variable is defined and checked to see if it had been changed from an initial value but it doesn't seem that the plugin retains the state of set variables between events...or am I missing something?
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