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    Automatic Data exchange with LW keeps stopping

    When you've done this successfully (with a full production team), please let me know.
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    Automatic Data exchange with LW keeps stopping

    And suppose there are lights on more than one layer, and you don't check out all of them? Or another example - you do work in Lightwright, on your computer, so changes you made are in your copy of the .xml, but because Vectorworks isn't open it hasn't processed the .xml file and cleared it out, etc.. Meanwhile, someone else does what you suggest, and makes changes. Their changes are now in the .vwx file (assuming they clicked back on Vectorworks). So now you open the .vwx file (with project sharing or not), so the changes you made are read by Vectorworks, but because Vectorworks has already processed the other person's changes, you don't hear about any of those changes. The more cases you start to consider, the worse it gets. You're welcome to try and make this work, but I can guarantee there WILL BE PROBLEMS. I've heard about them for years now, there are no workarounds.
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    Automatic Data exchange with LW keeps stopping

    That would work only if every time you changed anything in Vectorworks, it exported *all* data for *all* lights. That would make it glacial and be the equivalent of the old export-and-merge method. Data Exchange relies on their being only ONE .vwx file and ONE .lw6 file, which share data with each other. The .xml file is maintained for ONE user, with Vectorworks and Lightwright on the same computer. If someone else simply opens a remotely located .vwx or .lw6 file that has Data Exchange active, their copy of VW or LW would get the data out of the .xml file so it wouldn't be there for the intended user, resulting in chaotic data and nothing useful. And Project Sharing cannot be used with Data Exchange. Ever.
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    Export Focus Points XYZ coordinates to Lightwright

    Lightwright's focus coordinates are text fields and in practical use rarely contain coordinates expressed as X/Y values. In most cases, the entry is something like "6L @ 4", which means 6' SL of center and 4' upstage of center. Other times, they can be something like "Standing on Sofa" or "Leaning on SL proscenium". So while focus coordinates could possibly be brought from Vectorworks on a one-time basis into Lightwright in a future release, they would never be able to transfer from Lightwright back to Vectorworks.
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    Spotlight to Lightwright Issues

    You also need VW2018 Service Pack 2, that's the one that opens up the universe, u_address, and dimmer fields so that they can be edited & shared with Lightwright. Repeating Kevin Linzey's advice, read the Lightwright 6 Addresses and Vectorworks document (it's in Lightwright's Help menu), it's critical.
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    Fixture Mode and Lightwright 6 Profile

    It's not helpful to share fixture modes, because Vectorworks and Lightwright use different databases for their fixture profile information, and the text used to describe the mode is different in each. Same problem between Lightwright and Eos - different profile databases. Lightwright doesn't deal with it at all, Eos handles it by showing you the Lightwright profile/mode and lets you then select the appropriate match from the Eos data. There's no similar feature to do that in Vectorworks as far as I know.
  7. Project sharing is NOT compatible with Data Exchange. It doesn't have anything to do with Vectorworks quitting or not...:(


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