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  1. On 10/24/2018 at 8:43 AM, zoomer said:


    I have only seen the 3rd Video so far.

    But there are 2 things I disagree.


    1. I hate the current trend of diminishing (Linux) or even hidden Scrollbars

    a) I can't even see that there could be more to scroll, or not

    b) Scrollbars are always a good indicator to estimate of how much Text

    or other content will follow.

    (like how much time it will need to read or how fast I will Scroll or pull the Bar)


    I have a distinct, but possibly very personal, issue with having to use a middle mouse button for scrolling when there's no other way. I don't use a mouse. I use a Wacom tablet with the pen. Exclusively for all computer functions. There is no middle button, so I'd never be able to scroll.


    I also agree that hiding scroll bars just makes things confusing. I use Macs for some things and Windoze for others. And this hiding UI elements is unnecessary and annoying.


    OK. My 2 cents. 
    Now back to your regular programming...



  2. 27 minutes ago, Steve Clarkson said:

    klawson - ya I tried an area light too, they're pretty close in the affect they have for this purpose.  My linear light is a rectangle placed barely above the exit of the shell, similar it sounds to your area light.  And ya I agree.... it's sorta the real thing.  I tried lowering my linear light into the enclosure hoping for a shuttering effect, but all it did was block all light, have you tried anything like that?

    If you place it inside the symbol it will need to have a transparent surface to let the light out.

    I just placed it a slight bit above the geometry so it was clear.

    You could eliminate some of the geometry to allow fr the shell to remain and your linear light to be within the shell. No one is really going to notice that the top of the fixture is "ripped" apart. :D


    Kevin Lawson

  3. On 2/20/2018 at 9:32 PM, MattLXdesign said:

    Much as the title suggests.  I've been finding the cable tool extremely confusing as none of the cable and connector type drop down menu's contain any familiar options.  The ability to edit or custom create your own connectors would make this tool infinitely more accessible


    While I'm from the US, I would like the ability to edit/custom create your own connectors. I'm from the video side of "entertainment" and find a LOT of connector types aren't there.


    We're not ALL lighting designers! ;)


    Kevin Lawson

  4. On 11/30/2016 at 5:44 PM, bbudzon said:

    Unfortunately for me, I don't pay much attention to who this tool is for (ok, that's not entirely true!). So, I apologize if accounting for 1000's of seats in a seating section is kind of silly. Figuring out what you guys need is more BrandonSPP's job :P I get to argue with Brandon about how every possible feature that can be implemented should be supported and he scales me back hahahahh So when I started on all of this I wanted to support S-shaped Swiss-Cheese-Holed Curved seating sections that have been chevroned 15deg and rotated in world view 90deg and are large enough to cover a WalMart parking lot ;) Oh and don't forget alternating row offsets! I want it to do it all, and all at once! But in all seriousness, that's where your guys' feedback comes into play too. If you guys aren't making seating sections that big, we can do things like beef up the algorithms so they are smarter, albeit a little slower.



    I am one of those people who you are making this tool for! I work within Hotel and Exhibition spaces all the time, and since they usually start as big rectangles, there's no holes bared for what people do within those spaces!  O.o 

    Having to layout a couple thousand seats is usual for me, and I would imagine anyone working in Vegas, Orlando, Chicago... and that's just i the USA. 


    I'm glad to hear this tool is being improved, and I also appreciate the info from behind the scenes of your algorithms. 


    Thank you for your work!!


    Kevin Lawson

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  5. On 11/28/2016 at 0:10 PM, GlueDT92 said:

    Got in touch with VW support.  Posting the fix below in case anyone else runs into this issue. Note that some of this is specifically tailored to a Windows machine booting Windows 10.


    This may be a permission issue with changing the settings on the plug-ins. If you open a file explorer window, navigate to the following folder:

    C:\Program Files\Vectorworks 2017\Plug-Ins


    Right click on the Plug-Ins folder and choose Properties. Go to the Security Tab, highlight “Users” in the top half and click Edit. Highlight “Users” again in the top half and check the option for “Full Control” in the bottom half. Click OK out of the dialogs and restart Vectorworks.

    THANK YOU! I was wondering how to do this for a while! :D


    Kevin Lawson

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