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  1. Thank you for the report and yes , namely the stand height, as the other fields dealing with units of measurement seem to be the industry standard.
  2. I am in the process of creating a library of Video Camera setups that our company uses and have run into what I feel is a bug. I spent 30 min on the phone yesterday with Service Select Technical Support and was told that the Video Camera Tool is working as intended. I am reaching out to other users so that maybe someone can offer me some insight and knowledge as to why what I view as an issue is considered “working as intended”. Process: -Create new blank document -Select Video Camera Tool from Tool Sets -Select a Lens, Select a body and Select a Stand from the Tool Bar -Click once in the Drawing Area and Click a second time to set the plugin object -In the OIP make changes to settings if necessary -With the plugin object selected, In the Menu Bar select Modify Create Symbol. -A Dialog window opens, Give the symbol a name and select convert to plug-in object and click ok -A red symbol is created. -Double Click to acquire the red symbol in the resource manager -Click once in the drawing space and Click a second time to set the symbol and all is good. -in the Menu Bar Click File, Click Save into any one of the multitude of library folders that Vectorworks has given us(Vectorworks Libraries, User Libraries, Workgroup Libraries) and Close the file. -Click on the Action Button in the resource browser and Click Refresh Libraries or restart Vectorworks I now have a red symbol in my Library with all of my settings. Now I can now save time in all of my future drawings by NOT having to follow that process of setting up a camera again. One would think! Next Process: -Create new blank document -Find my newly created red symbol in the resource browser -Double click on it to acquire the symbol -Click once in the drawing space and Click a second time to set the symbol and all is NOT good. The OIP is completely loaded with all of the correct information but the graphical representation of the object is completely gone and replaced with a rectangle that has 2D and 3D geometry. In order to fix this issue, you have to reselect your lens, body and stand. I have tried different forms of insertion such as copy and paste and importing the red symbol into the document first before placing it. All with the same result. I guess I am frustrated more on the fact that a Service Select representative told me yesterday that the tool is working as intended and the process that I should follow is to import the symbol elements of the plugin symbol and the record formats that go with my red symbol first before inserting my symbol. I feel this defeats the purpose of having a Plugin Symbol. Also, one other item I noticed is that while I am working in an imperial document all the OIP information is in metric. I thought that Vectorworks automatically did all of the conversions. If I am out of line here and having a knee jerk reaction to this, or this has already been discussed on the forum somewhere, can someone please let me know, It would be greatly appreciated.
  3. I am currently building a entirely new workgroups folder for our users. Would it be beneficial to have my default template contain all possible record formats that we use and then reference those to a single Record format master file in the defaults folder? Or.. did I have one to many beers today?
  4. For the love of God, Can Vectorworks "Please" fix the Seating Section so it can be symmetrically Mirrored? What a mess!
  5. Thanks Rob! I will give it a try.
  6. I just came across something that I have never really had to deal with before. My hunch is that it is file related but not sure. When using the Speaker array tool or @C. Andrew Dunning 's Audio Array 2 tool and I import data from the "Bumpers L-Acoustics.vwx" file in the Vectorworks Library It does not convert the units correctly. The "Bumpers L-Acoustics.vwx" file units are Metric and the file I am working in is Imperial. The "Speakers L-Acoustics.vwx" is also in Metric and all of their data converts correctly with no issues. Can someone tell me if this is tool related or if the the "Bumpers L-Acoustics.vwx" file is not configured properly? This is all being done in VW2019 on a new 2018 MacBook Pro. Edit: For example when importing the data the 554mm bumper width, it comes into the new document at 554'.
  7. I don't think this is right, Can someone confirm if this was taken away or changed in someway? Calculating loads may be directly effected by this!
  8. After importing a DWG file, Title Block Border Tool Crashes VW. After a little digging, I found that the DWG brought in a Symbol of a Title Block Symbol and Border symbol. After deleting these the Title Block Border Tool worked fine.
  9. RMDiekmann

    It's snowing

    Merry Christmas to you! That is awesome!
  10. I have to say thank you for adding the ability to set your own class default structure for parts in 2017. I found one that is missing unless I completely overlooked it. Please add the Multicable pointer to the dropdown for Parts classing in the OIP.
  11. I have been using 2017 daily with no issues until yesterday I started to get this message. I ran the update not realizing that this will write over all of your customized files in your User Folder!!! I understand updating the catalog in the VW Libraries but not my personal User Folder. Be aware! I highly suggest to the engineering team at VW to add in a popup that warns the user that all of there User files will be overwritten with the updates!!! If I am completely off on this let me know! Also, I might be nice to have some sort of a message letting you know what files have been updated. Way off base on this one. I totally jumped the gun!
  12. I am getting ready to start a new project that could have up to 400-500 object nodes in it. Before I get started, I would like to know if anyone has had any issues with multiple object nodes slowing down their process!
  13. @Alan, Thank You! I hope to be contributing more in the near future.

 

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