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  1. I see, thank you for the detailed answer. I actually don't have "Update Instruments" on my Spotlight menu, only "Refresh Instruments" What I'm really trying to figure out is -- I have a certain class set to be the color GREEN, but for some reason it won't show up as green in wireframe view but DOES in other views (top/plan, openGL, etc). Any idea on why that might be? Other classes DO show color in wireframe view so I'm pretty confused.
  2. Hey, I create some custom symbols/lighting instruments and added them in my drawing. Now I went back and edited those symbols slightly but I'm wondering: 1. Does the lighting instrument automatically update with the new symbol changes? 2. How can I update all of the currently used symbols on the drawing? Is there anyway just to make it auto-update? I searched but couldn't find a clear solution to this. Thanks for your help
  3. Hi everyone, After searching I can't seem to find the answer -- How do you create a 3D label legend? I know how to create it for the 2D plan, but can't figure out how to add it into 3D as well. Thanks!
  4. Hey everyone. I was trying to color code my lighting fixtures by type (yellow for par cans, green for moving lights), but some colors aren't being shown in the top/plan view for some reason. Any thoughts? Photos below.
  5. Okay that makes sense. Thanks guys.
  6. Hey everyone, I'm using VW 2017 and noticed that VW is creating it's own classes from time to time and moving my objects into them. For example, I have some par can lights ("Hex Pars") and assign those lights to the <Lighting> class. I do a few more things and then notice there is a new class called <None> and the par cans now *APPEAR* to be in that class (grey'd out even though <Lighting> is on). If I show/hide the <None> class the lights go away. The WEIRD part is that when I click on the lights and look at the Obj. Info box, it says they are still in the <Lighting> class (as they should be). I apologize if this is confusing — to clarify, the lights are listed (in Obj Info) as being in the LIGHTING CLASS but behave like they are in the NONE class. Any thoughts?
  7. Hey everyone, I came across this photo and see that it was done in VW, but don't understand what time of render this is. Clearly not a wireframe - Is it a sketch? I couldn't seem to replicate this look. Thanks
  8. Hey everyone, I'm fairly new to Vectorworks so please forgive me if this is a basic question. I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to see a list of objects in a particular class. For example, I'm designing a stage with a variety of lighting fixtures, so I have all of the lights in a Lighting class. It would be great if I could then see a list of all fixtures within that class. Is this the best way to organize my lighting? Or would it be better to give each fixture type its own class? Your advice is much appreciated!
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