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  1. I have a 40' length of 20.5" Truss that I want to stagger six fixtures across, three DS, three US but when I create the lighting position and hang fixtures they all lock into centerline down the length of the truss. Is there a way that I can offset them easily so that they are centered under the chords? How is the position that the fixtures lock to determined?
  2. Ugh. Duhhhhhh. That does allow for me move the Name to the left. It's just the Make and Model that need to be adjusted, but I suppose creating a custom text object will probably be the easiest. Thank you
  3. I tried your suggestion and only the Device Name size is adjusting when the font size is changed, the Make and Model still are the same size (shown below, I changed the font size to 2). Performing an "Edit" function on the object does not allow for me to change any of its attributes. Is there a way to adjust the Make and Model also? It also would be nice if I could reposition the Name to the left side instead of it being centered.
  4. That is exactly correct. Also correct.
  5. Here's a shot of the entire device. It's pretty big because of the quantity of slots. Here's a close-up of the first four slots. I made separate devices for each of the slot types and just deleted the device header so that only the sockets are showing. Works pretty well in the Schematic view. The rack elevation though... ...I'm not too happy with the way the text is all on top of each other. Haven't figured out a fix for this yet but I also don't have a lot of time to toy around with it at the moment so if anyone has a solution, I'm all ears. Otherwise I'll have to come back to it in a couple of weeks after some active projects are completed. I hope this helps!
  6. So to touch base on this and to try and get a clear answer, can someone clarify? As I understand what was written in previous responses, there is not a way to create modular cards that are inserted into devices (yet), but there are conversations at VW development on how this can be added to future releases? I have a similar situation using a QSC Core 510i Device that has eight slots for expansion cards but I'm not finding a convenient way to display them. Here's a screen capture of the rear of the device: I can certainly create Devices for each card that can be added but each will have the device label symbol at the top when ideally it would just be something that could be dropped on top of the Core 510i Device I built that has space for each of the slots and then grouped together. My custom device with slots open: If anyone has any ideas on a solution, I'd love to hear how you go about it. Thanks!
  7. I see that now. That corrects the way that they are displaying. I'm a bit new to the whole "forum" thing. What's the best way to send the file over to you?
  8. - My company goes into great detail on every component used on a project, we go as far as to draw out 'Devices' for wall plates and DC PSU's. I find value in having everything organized into the Category list that is available in the Device Builder. It would be nice to have a category for 'wall plates' under audio, video, lighting & network and a "PSU" sub-category under "Power". Mind you, I have only begun the process of reorganizing all of the Devices we have from previous jobs into VW2022 (we just upgraded from VW2018, so it's going to take a while) so I'm sure that I'll run into a number of additional Devices that will fall into a "New" category. It is for that reason it would be beneficial to be able to create custom categories. As for the User Folder Devices, the reason why I ask is because I'm having some inconsistencies with how Devices are displaying when I use the ">ConnectCAD>Layout>Create Devices..." command on the Menu bar. I thought that If I could delete the User Devices I have created and started fresh it might give me a better result. I've tried editing the Devices in the Device Builder as you recommended, but I'm still coming up with the same problems. I will explain further.... Below are two screenshots. The first screenshot is of three devices I've created, a microphone, a wall plate, and a 12v PSU. All of these devices have the same Physical properties of 1-3/4" H, 1'-0" W, 1'-0" D. I then used the "Create Devices" dialogue. The graphical representation for the microphone and wall plate are displaying correctly (uniform rectangle, white background fill, make & model in the lower right corner), but the PSU is completely different. In the second screenshot, I added an additional microphone from my Resource Manager using the same Symbol as the first microphone (shown as MIC-02) and I created a new device using the Device Builder for a 24v PSU, using the same physical properties (H/W/D) as the first three devices and executed the "Create Devices" dialogue. The result is different for the microphone from the initial attempt and the PSU is the same as the one in the initial attempt. I would like all of these created devices to have the same characteristics as the "MIC-01" & "WP-01" objects. Can you provide any insight as to why the other objects are not displaying the same? It should be noted that the only reason I'm using different physical dimensions then the actual dimensions of the devices is so that they can be identified after using the "Create Devices" dialogue. If I used the actual dimensions, the object would be too small and the text labels/make/model cannot be read.
  9. Thank you! It's working exactly as I would like.
  10. Using the Device Builder tool, I see how you can create a new "Make / Model" by selecting "New" in the Device Browser, which opens the "New Make/Model" dialogue box. In this box there is a drop-down for "category"... Is it possible to create new or custom categories? Can these categories be edited? Also with the Device Builder tool, how is the User Folder managed in the Device Browser? Can items be deleted/removed from the User Folder after they have been created? Is there a data file that can be edited outside of VW? Where is the User Folder information saved?
  11. Scratch that last post! I found it in the OIP. After clicking the "Save Device" button the Device is now showing up in my Resource Manager. I suppose that the default surrounding shape will always be a square-cornered rectangle though, which can only be changed/edited after Device creation, correct? Device Screenshot (2).pdf
  12. That definitely works, but how about customizing the shape of the surrounding box or saving for future use as well?
  13. I've created a device on my latest drawing and the socket labels are all on top of each other, mostly due to the length of the names. I can certainly edit the device after creation and reformat the socket layout so that they read clearly but I don't see a way to save the device with the new formatting so that it is reusable on later drawings. The device is showing up in my Resource Manager but with the 'generic' device symbol (as a "3D point plug-in object") and no formatting changes. Can my formatting changes be saved to the Resource Manager for reuse later? I also would like to change the default appearance & size of the box surrounding the sockets to a rounded rectangle that is wider. Is there a way to customize the size for all devices made? Here's a screen capture of a couple of devices with a custom Device Symbol I've created showing the issues and how I'd like them to look. The device labeled "DSP-02" is what was created using the Device Builder tool. You'll see the text spacing between the left and right sockets are too close and the GPIO In/Outs are on top of each other. That clearly doesn't work. After editing, the device labeled "DSP-03" has clean text spacing and a different surrounding box. Can the spacing and size & appearance be changed from the defaults the Device Builder uses to match the changes I have done? Can this Device be saved to the Resource Manager for use on other drawings?
  14. I see it all now, thanks to your explanations. I was just not finding the formatting items. You both hit the mark with what I was aiming to do. Thanks for the help!
  15. Not sure if this would be a "Vectorscript" type of topic, but my guess is that is would involve it somehow. I'm wondering if there is a possibility of creating custom worksheets. In the attached file, I have a simple symbol for a typical power distribution unit that I use often for work. They come in a variety of sizes and types, this one in particular has 24 circuits. I've created a record format to name each PD, give it a simple reference marker, and then describe what each output is powering. I've then made a report that displays that information. The top report is all the info in one shot, which since I'm not sure how to customize reports, displays in one excessively long left-to-right report. Not ideal. Below that, I tried breaking up the record formats into four segments, but that's not ideal either since it breaks up each PD's information. Ideally I'd like to have the report in a format where the circuit numbers are shown vertically in the report's first column and the main information for each PD (PD name, reference marker) are listed on the top row of the report, with the circuit descriptions below. Anyone know if this is possible, and how it is achieved? Thanks for any help. PD WORKSHEETS.vwx
  16. @Boh Thanks for your input. I feel that my company is similar to yours in that we all have our own ways of organizing our drawings that sometimes doesn't match when one person picks up where another left off. I like your idea of creating a standard set of classes for everyone to align to. One question regarding your custom hatches/line types/gradients, etc... How are those shared over the workgroup? I am aware of the folder structure in the shared workgroup server location, requiring libraries and defaults, etc. Are these shared items saved in the Libraries\Defaults\Attributes - Gradients (or Hatches or Line Types) folders? And if so how do these files need to be formatted? I'm guessing that they just need to be vwx files with the appropriate objects included in the files but is that correct? Thanks again!
  17. @Pat Stanford Thanks for the reply but I noticed that I wrote the wrong word in my thread, "workspace" instead of "workgroup". I'm looking for tips on Resource Browser Workgroup Libraries. Apologies!
  18. Can anyone give some examples of items used in a Workgroups that are useful for your organization or yourself as a user? At my company we are starting to dabble into the benefits of Workgroups but currently we are only sharing files and templates. I'm curious of what other things users have done with either default attribute types, record formats, plug-ins, object types, settings or anything in general. I am new to the scope of the Workgroups and any gems of info anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
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