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  1. CETLV

    House Rigging Point tool

    I see what you are doing there, not a bad idea. But I think BW handles that math a little different. and I would not confuse the "Force" Number with the point load as its not the same. As seen here. Good idea though! I Likes it.
  2. CETLV

    Adding Cross Sections to Custom Pallet

    oh wow, i would have not even thought to change that type of name. when I imported it and tried to connect to the 10 footers, I needed to just change the connects to stuff, and thus started on a downward spiral... 🙂 Thanks so much. I also sent some files into the service select portal as well but am yet to hear back. Thanks so much!
  3. CETLV

    different calculations

    There are no hidden objects that are playing on this simple system. I have been playing around with this in my bigger systems as well. Selecting individual systems they all calculate out, but trying to calculate all (even though the systems do not interact together at all) causes negative weights and all hoists to fail. I was hoping to just see if there was a difference in equations or order of operations in the math between the two calcs.
  4. CETLV

    different calculations

    I ran into something a little different today. Why do systems calculate with different results if you calculate selection vs all objects? Greens are calculate selection vs reds on calculate all? Its a simple 20ft system with 2 motors pulled from a more elaborate file.
  5. CETLV

    Adding Cross Sections to Custom Pallet

    Can I send the file directly? There is a bit of non public release with the file.
  6. CETLV

    Adding Cross Sections to Custom Pallet

    Thanks a bunch! that I noticed, the challenge with me is that I need 10 footers to attach to the 6 way, so I had to customize. I did end up making a few things work. I think I may just end up using rigid and doing the old pen and paper until the libraries get updated.
  7. CETLV

    Adding Cross Sections to Custom Pallet

    Ok I am just going out on a limb here and say something really odd is in my libraries. The 6 way in my library (I downloaded the newest one off SS portal) only connects 2 way just like the XSF. Am I doing something wrong? I used my XSF symbols with the type A christie cross section, then when I put in the 6 way it only keeps going in the initial direction and wont turn a corner.
  8. CETLV

    Adding Cross Sections to Custom Pallet

    Thanks! My library is missing the 10' standard. Is this normal? This project is 3700 feet of truss and 8 footers just wont do.
  9. CETLV

    Adding Cross Sections to Custom Pallet

    yeah i totally get that 🙂 Thank you very much. In the meantime what is your suggestion on what library to use that can give me a simple box with a some sort of a light duty cross section. If I have to I can go rigid and just not get correct numbers for all the influence lines, but I would like to have them if possible. I can use this product flawlessly with our inventory until I have to put a corner in. Please help!
  10. CETLV

    Adding Cross Sections to Custom Pallet

    can you give us the data for the 2 way so we can make a custom for the 4 way? If anything the 2 way is less structurally rigid than the 4 way so I would feel comfortable using the 2 way.
  11. CETLV

    Adding Cross Sections to Custom Pallet

    Thanks for the update. I was under the impression that XSF had actually given you the data hence why a library is now available. Why would they just give you a 2 way and not the 3 or 4 ways at least ? 😕
  12. So, another XSF question (its our truss inventory) so since XSF does not have a 6 way in their library, I wanted to just use tomcat or something that does have a 6 way and is plated, than just change the cross section. However I cannot get the XSF to appear in the customize pallet to even see the data to input it myself. Does anyone know how to add it in or have that data?
  13. CETLV

    XSF 6 way CB

    Has anyone had XSF corner blocks that are at least 4 way with the proper cross sections made? The SS library just has a two way which is useless.
  14. When setting an instrument onto the trussing, I attach one with auto attach, then duplicate array for most instruments because I do not like to convert to hanging positions. I try to keep the rigging and lx plot files in the same file if possible. The problem is that when you duplicate array it dupes the load id and you have to go through and change each instrument manually, is there a way to do this? or talks to get load ID in the numbering tool?
  15. CETLV

    House Rigging Point tool

    That's Unfortunate. Thanks for the update!


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