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  1. The word from the people at VW is to try the new cable tools available through preview/new tools in VW2021. It appears now that the labels are completely gone and you need to use data tags instead. I don't have time right now to delve into this in detail yet so I don't know if it's an improvement or just a change in the way to do things.
  2. I've tried to use the cable tool in VW2021. A few suggestions: For the data cable tool there should be a way to turn off the "extra length" field. (I see this request going back a few years). It would be convenient to be able to select multiple fixtures at once and assume they daisy chain together in order. This would be faster than selecting each fixture by itself. The tools don't appear to work on fixtures in schematic view. It draws the cable in the 3D view which is usually at a right angle to the schematic view and thereby invisible. Thanks. -Ed
  3. Still not addressed in VW2021. Sigh.
  4. Interesting. Doing that caused a bunch of "phantom" fixtures to appear. I deleted that ones that claimed to be pipes and left the ones that say they are lighting devices. Now I just need to get the layering and classes correct and I think I'm back where I need to be. Thanks.
  5. In a file a created a while ago all of the fixtures in my schematic view now show up a Lighting Pipe objects in the OIP. If I try to recreate the position as a schematic view just the pipe appears but none of the fixtures that are on it. All the fixtures behave as normal in the non-schematic view. And yes the position on the Lighting Device matches the pipe it's on. There is no doubt some mode I turned on that is causing this but I don't know what it might be. Thoughts?
  6. I've been scratching my head over this for a bit. I got my fixtures oriented the way I want in the 3D view but when I display them in top/plan they are rotated 90 degrees around the Z access. If I rotate them in top/plan view that screws up my 3D view. What am I missing? -Ed
  7. I'm trying to create an instrument summary with two columns. I adjust the width of the summary but when I try to adjust the column offset it just resets to be slightly smaller than the width. If I adjust the text width and then the column width the total width of the summary shrinks. What as I missing here? -Ed VW2020 Spotlight Windows 10.
  8. Joshua, What major features do we give up by not converting to a hanging position besides auto-numbering? I found auto-numbering useful and I'm trying to understand better how I should change my workflow if I start using schematic views. Thanks. -Ed
  9. If you have a lighting pipe ladder with fixtures on it and change it's size the fixtures do not move to the new location of the ladder rungs. They are still attached to the ladder. Just floating in space. Below is before and after of adjusting the height of the ladder from 4' to 2'. The side effect is it messes up you schematic view among other things.
  10. I'm trying to figure out schematic view and have a strange problem where the orientation of my fixtures changes by 180 degrees if I'm not in top/plan view. In top/plan view the fixtures face one way. In top view it is 180 degrees the opposite. What am I doing wrong. -Ed
  11. Kevin, I had read about that but it's not solving the problem unless you can dynamically resize the page using that tool. Then you could get a window of just the second of the drawing you wanted to print. There is an option on the print popup that says "print current view", however, it actually prints more than what you're currently looking at on the screen. I suspect it uses the screen view as the starting point and then expands from there to fill the printed page. So you wind up with stuff you don't need/want on the printed doc. -edh
  12. I'm transitioning from Autocad to VW. Two things I really wish were available in VW are: 1) Print Preview so I could see what was going to be printed without having to first create a PDF and then open that. 2) Print window so I can select a subset of the drawing to print without having to create a sheet layer and viewport which I then have to change everytime I want to look at a different portion of the drawing. Thanks. -Ed Hunter
  13. According to the Lightwright manual it will exchange X, Y, Z coordinates with VW but they can not be edited. It would be really useful if they could be edited. It would then be possible to create lights in Lightwright and have them appear close to their final positions in VW as opposed to stacking on top of each other when the two programs exchange data.

 

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