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  1. @Pat Stanford Thanks for that. This is a worksheet that is getting data from custom records that I built and doesn't use the actual DMX jumpers. TBH, the cable tools in VW are relatively worthless beyond just drawing the geometry. The data that is supplied is great but you can't really do enough with it in terms of custom worksheets. The internal cable paperwork in the spotlight menu don't get granular enough for what I need. I've spent some time during our industries standstill beating my head against the cable tools and I just can't get them to work the way that I need them to. To get around them, I've created a few symbols with custom records that populate the data that I can sort the way I need it to. Anywho... the formula you supplied worked and eliminated the "Zeros", however, it presented a new challenge. It was seeing each cell in that database column as having a value of at least 1, which was adding to my totals. I am calculating the totals by referencing the database cell, not each line item. I'm not able to successfully sum a range of cells like you can in excel and I'm pretty sure its because of the point numbered cells. By eliminating any characters where the *** was it leaves those cells truly blank and allows the totals to populate correctly. Thanks again for the help!
  2. @Pat Stanford Still not quite working. It returns a #NAME? error when I plug your formula in. I've tried replacing "***" with other characters with no luck.
  3. @Boh Thanks for the reply. I was under the impression that If/Then statements were not valid in VW Worksheets. I'm not too savvy with building the custom fields for the reports. Can you detail that out a little? The current formula for one of the columns on my work sheet is: ='Cable - DMX Homerun 5PIN'.'25'''. How would I blend the two together. I get errors when I try what seems logical to me. Thanks.
  4. Hi All, Is there a way to hide zeros in worksheets like in excel? I'm looking for a way to make the data in cells that have a value other than zero more clear. See attached photo. Thanks.
  5. @Marissa Farrell Hi Marissa, Just wanted to follow up to see if you've had an opportunity to review the file that I sent you. Let me know if you have any additional questions. Thanks.
  6. @Marissa Farrell I just PM'd you the file. Please take a look and let m know what needs to be changed to make this work correctly. Thanks!
  7. @Marissa Farrell I was running SP2.1 when I made the post last night. You're response made me remember there was a new one available. Updated this morning to SP2.2 with no change.
  8. @scottmoore @markdd Thanks for looking into this. I'm glad I'm not the only one who was having difficulty with this.
  9. Hi All, I literally just started exploring the awesomeness that is Marionette today so please forgive the ignorance. I migrated over from AutoCAD a little over a year ago and I'm really missing some of the dynamic blocks that I built to help with my workflow. Marionettes seem to be able to fill that void. I'm working on an object that creates "boundary" boxes for organizing some 2D symbols. The object creates these boxes by specifying the size of the boundary box and specifying the number across and down. It also has a "leader line" that will point to where the symbols are meant to go but are omitted for clarity. I built the leader line component by creating a line segment with an offset from the origin point that connects to another line segment with a 2D Control Point. Everything works great until I move the control point. It seems that moving the control point resets everything back to their original settings for some reason or another. I've attached a video. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Screen Recording 2020-03-01 at 8.59.45 PM.mov
  10. @scottmoore Correct, I'm doing the same thing. I took geometry from the spotlight lighting device symbols and created a simple 3D symbol and added a renderworks light object.
  11. @scottmoore Thats exactly what I am attempting to do. It appears this is not possible in VW2020. Are you currently running 2020 or still on 2016?
  12. When creating a new design layer you have the option to import one from another file and include the objects on that layer. You can also import sheet layers from a selected file but not any of the objects on that sheet layer. This kind of seems pointless as it only imports the sheet name, number, and page size options. Is it possible to add "Import Layer Objects" to this feature as well? Our main template file does not contain any pre-formatted department specific title blocks or worksheets in an effort to lean down the template file and alleviate those resources from being purged or sent off to third parties. Currently, most worksheets that are to be printed/exported exist on sheet layers as the formatting in worksheets beyond creating a database, in my opinion, are poor and leave a lot to be desired. Granted, this is coming from a Spotlight user where worksheets are being used as a replacement for the stock "paperwork", which are also poor. Having the ability to "Import Layer Objects" at the sheet layer level will help expedite the process and prevent having to create the sheet layer, insert the title block border, and insert the appropriate worksheet. Often times, there are 30+ of these sheet layers and any abilities to automate any of these steps would help tremendously. Thanks.
  13. Hello All, Is there a way to prevent objects from auto attaching to rigging objects? On many instances, I've had Drape or LED Walls that are meant to be ground supported and drawn as such but happen to be under a truss line. It seems that as soon as I make a change to any of the objects, the ground supported items will still auto attach to the rigging objects. How do I prevent this from happening?
  14. @BrandonSPP Do we have a timeline on when SP3 will be released? Since the introduction of Schematic views, Create Plot & Model View and DLVP have lost practical functionality when lighting focus is taken into consideration. There are several threads in the forum on the subject expressing the concern. As you stated in your post, there are many issues with Schematic Views and very little instruction from VW on how the workflow is to be applied. Schematic Views, I've found, tend to bog down my system more than a DLVP would. An idea on when this feature will become fully realized would a great help. Thanks!
  15. @Sam Jones I had a coworker try the out the red symbol and got the same results. Dark mode doesn't make a difference. I also found this issue with a lighting pipe red symbol I made. Maybe it's a bug with any line based tool that is made into a red symbol? Rather unfortunate. Having to redefine all these settings file at after file is a bit of a pain in the butt.

 

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