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Ethan

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About Ethan

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    Lighting Designer / LD Assistant / Draftsman
  • Homepage
    www.E-Lumination.net
  • Location
    New York
  1. Hi, I have a file that keeps crashing every time I try to print. I ran the Clear Print Settings script (http://kbase.nemetschek.net/index.php?ToDo=view&questId=72&catId=19), which worked until I tried to restore my page size after running the script. Can anyone help? Ethan Vectorworks Spotlight 2008 SP2 Mac OS 10.5.4
  2. Hi, I am using a Rectangle as the container for the dimmer on my label legend. For some reason, I cannot move that label on a unit-by-unit basis. When I select my light object, I get a selection handle for every other label, but there is no selection handle for the dimmer inside the rectangle. How can I adjust this? Thanks! Ethan VW 2008 SP2 Mac OS 10.5
  3. Hi, I am looking for a script or a set of scripts that will toggle the "Show Other Objects While In Groups" setting in displays. I am running Vectorworks Designer 2008 in Mac OS X. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a lot! Ethan
  4. How do you change the default font for MacOS Leopard?
  5. Is there a way to change the default font mapping screen, so that Vectorworks assumes I want to map unknown fonts to Century Gothic (or any other font), instead of Geneva? It's really annoying to have to go through the menu and choose Century Gothic I want every time I open a new file. Ethan Vectorworks 2008 SP2 Mac OS 10.5.2
  6. Really? No response? Am I gonna have to pay for the next upgrade for a fix for this problem, just like I did to fix the broken "Automatch" feature in V12?? I have always found that using Light Position Objects in Spotlight is not worth it because the inconvenience of setting them up and editing them far outweighs the minimal benefits offered. Now they're even more useless. My first order of business from now on when receiving a new light plot will be to convert all the Light Position Objects back to symbols.
  7. How can I disable the new "feature" that allows instruments from being associated with the lighting positions they share space with? While this feature is useful on a very basic light plot, Vectorworks 2008 can't discern between instruments in different layers, whether an instrument is supposed to be on the overhead pipe or on the floor. It also gets confused when dealing with units near the intersections of pipes on lighting grids. Ethan VW 2008 SP2 Mac OS 10.5.2
  8. Does Nemetschek have a response to this?
  9. How can I keep Vectorworks from defaulting to Chain Dimensions, so that I don't have to change my Dimension options every single time I startup the program? Ethan Vectorworks Spotlight 2008 MacOS 10.5.1
  10. My dock is set to the bottom of the screen, but I use Tinker Tool to mount it to the bottom left of the screen. That way, the finder is always at the bottom left, and the dock grows only to the right (as opposed to out from center) as I open more applications.
  11. For quite some time I have been encountering a problem where my selected arrowhead style keeps changing from my chosen Attribute Default (7?, 0.15") to a "Custom" style of 0?, 0" (invisible). When I draw a line with an arrowhead, I then have to click on that tiny little drop-down menu in the Attributes Palette to change it from "Custom" back to my default style. Every time I change my style back to the default by deselecting everything, then changing the arrowhead style through the Attribute Palette, a few minutes later it changes back to "Custom" 0?, 0". This was a problem I was having in Vectorworks 12, and it has carried over onto my new computer and upgrade to 2008. Any help is appreciated. Thanks! Ethan MacOS 10.4.11 Vectorworks Spotlight 2008 SP2
  12. It would be nice if the constraints palette and attribute palette could be made the same width as the other tool palettes (I personally use 2-icons wide). That way I get the the most out of my screen space and nothing overlaps my drawing window. Ethan Vectorworks Spotlight 2008 SP2 Mac OS 10.4.11
  13. Didn't want to leave this topic open-ended. Everything seems okay now. I think it had something do to with those new object resize options in 2008.
  14. I don't know why, but my constraints palette frequently pops out about 10 pixels from the edge of my screen. This happens multiple times a day, and I do not know what causes the problem. I had the issue in Vectorworks 12 and now it has carried over into 2008. I attached a link to a picture of the problem below. Any help is appreciated! I am running Mac OS 10.4.11. http://www.e-lumination.net/online/Picture%202.png Ethan
  15. Hi, Just upgraded to SP2 and now the alignment loci (the little x's) are not showing up on my selected Text objects. It's pretty annoying, because I have no idea which direction my text will go when I edit the object. Any way to get them back? I am running Vectorworks Spotlight 2008 on MacOS 10.4.11. Might my problem be related to some functionality that was removed from Tiger to accomodate Leopard? Thanks! Ethan

 

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