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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Can I send the file directly? There is a bit of non public release with the file.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Thanks! My library is missing the 10' standard. Is this normal? This project is 3700 feet of truss and 8 footers just wont do.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ? 😕
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. That's Unfortunate. Thanks for the update!
  15. Has anyone found a way to attach more than just bridles, (hoists specifically etc), onto house rigging points? I do a lot of rigging in ballrooms with set rigging points and want to use the auto connect feature from house rigging points, to auto connect hoists to truss. basically I just want to not have to adjust all the hook heights once I insert them. Any quick workarounds?
  16. you just need to import the symbols as resources into the file, then simply add that file into your favorites. Pretty simple process. Just right click and resource in active document.
  17. hopefully soon, but the mid connections of mod truss do not even work, lets figure out both!
  18. You can also import the truss intl your drawing and from your resource manager select the truss and edit the 2d and 3d components by just selecting the box surrounding them and deleting. This will also allow you to purge the unecessary classes since there will be no data in them.
  19. Hey there, is there a way or in the works a way to give a total seating count for multiple selected sections or do we just have to add them all up individually?
  20. Also, you have to note that a "drop" is meant for vertical tension dead hang either with or without a motor. So when it says "the system is not properly supported" it makes sense, imagine trying to attach a pipe with a piece of chain or a steel sling. It does not assume you are using a cheseboro. Honestly I think the best way is to do the math for a cantilever out, get the forces, and simply put a simple point load on there to get the weight into your calcs with a decent safety factor built in keeping in mind you will not have deflection due to truss twisting and balance in the equation, but one leko on a pipe is pretty insignificant. I think the equation is F2=(- D1/Span)(W) and F1=(- D2/Span)(W) to get both upward and downward forces if my memory serves me right.
  21. 🙂 at least its on the list. The math is insane, so I know its a lot more than just an auto connection... Thanks sir!
  22. Awesome! I look forward to it. Also, why does the auto connect not work on anything for mod truss? I spoke to the ceo of blizzard at LDI and he let me know that all data has been passed on for mod truss. I know its gotta be pretty nuts for the auto connect for mod truss with all the different configurations, but is there any plans to get that going?
  23. Good thread! Also, I just wanted to also state the obvious and let you know that if you are using the tomcat library, make sure you are actually rigging tomcat truss otherwise the cross sections are not accurate and your calculations will all be wrong. I have ran into this problem, but in a different way with the XSF library. XSF does not have ANY corner blocks in their library, just a 1ft stick of plated truss... do not use these thinking they are corner blocks, auto connect will not work, calcs will be wrong. BW has come a long way, but there is a long way to go!
  24. Sorry I just cant make sense of that. If you are attaching that motor to truss, thats where the load falls. If the truss is supported by two points on each end, its a center point load on the truss. Whether the motor is up or down should not make all that much of a difference in the numbers unless there is a ton of chain out... Is the truss deadhung?
  25. when you use the hoist tool, there is a choice of hanging the motor with hook up or down. This option inverts your motor from step one. Then this reverses all the data fields. For instance the "hook height" becomes the hook on the hoist, and the "Load Trim" becomes the chain side hook.
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