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Kevin Allen

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    Experiential, Scenic and Lighting Designer
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  1. Kevin Allen

    How to import PDFs into a Layer

    DD is a typo for 'add'
  2. Kevin Allen

    How to import PDFs into a Layer

    Can you dd the import command to your workspace?
  3. Kevin Allen

    Windows not showing transparent

    The "portal' option is in the texture definition, Click the "Indirect Lighting Options" button and check "Portal' to allow lighting/indirect lighting/environmental lighting to pass through the glass texture.
  4. Kevin Allen

    Windows not showing transparent

    That texture should be a glass with 'portal' checked.
  5. Kevin Allen

    Class Overrides

    perhaps to get what you're after you need hybrid symbols of the objects?
  6. Kevin Allen

    Class Overrides

    Can you add some detail here? First it is always best practice to print or plot from a pdf and not from VWX. Are you assigning line line weight and color by class? Then in a SLVP overriding those things in Class override? are you only seeing color affected or not affected? is zoom line weights active and part of the problem?
  7. Kevin Allen

    Festoon / String Lights

    Yes, a catenary curve option somewhere would be lovely. Doesn't have to be a NURBS function, just a 2D function, that can be converted. I have had to plot those cubes with a chain and pencil!
  8. I do wish for a Class Manager functionality where, for example, I could tell the application that I would like all Renderworks Cameras to assume my Renderworks Camera Class when inserted. Over-ridding whatever Class I might be using at the time. Ideally those preferences would move from version to version.
  9. Not just yearly, in my experiments, those settings revert when installing service updates.
  10. So, for drawings labels, I have all of my basic settings adjusted in the Tool Preferences. I have a class for drawings labels. So, when I insert a drawing label, it's at least roughed out. I do have to assign the class which then controls the line weight and color. I would like the tool to 'know' that when I use the tool it should assign the class. Similarly, I have my preferred focus point object selected in the tool preferences, so the tool knows which option to use. Again, I do have to Class the inserted objects. Similarly for things like the North Arrow and the Centerline where I have my own symbols in the defaults and then chosen in the tool prefs. Make sense?
  11. I agree. However, I have worked around some of these issues by saving setting in a template file.
  12. Kevin Allen

    Festoon / String Lights

    I use the curve for an extrude along path. But the distro is manual.
  13. Kevin Allen

    Festoon / String Lights

    Well the path could be a NURBS curve or simply use the poly line tool for the path. Somewhat depends on the desired end result.
  14. Kevin Allen

    Festoon / String Lights

    I’ve just modeled the lamps and. Sockets. Added to a string that was an extrude along part. I used a glow texture on the lamps for rendering. In this case they were not attached to a light info record.
  15. Yes, I've not had this issue. It's great to inventory rental goods and maintain a budget estimate for rentals. Many other uses as well, but that's an immediate thoughts.