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  1. Hello! Frequently, we get a .dwg file from an architect. 99% of the time, A101/general floor plan will be the background for our drawings. I import all the AutoCAD layers as classes. The first thing I do is hide all the classes that clutters up my file...Annotations, door numbers, architectural call-outs, etc. I reference that file using the "shuttle file" method (new file, import .dwg, save. Then, reference that .vwx in my main working file). In my main file, I assign this DLVP to it's own class & layer. When I start making SLVP for publishing, is there a way to have 2 different class/layer visibilities of that referenced file? Or am I locked to one "set" of class/layer visibilities? Example: For my electrical layouts, I don't need to see the seating, so I hide that class. When I'm showing projector or speaker coverage, I'd like to see that class. Thanks, Josh
  2. Any chance this feature will be added? I'd like to use this feature to generate wire-pull documents based on how I categorize each circuits (field, rack, device, etc) I currently do it with another record, but native would save a step.
  3. Worked on a project last night, everything was fine. Updated to SP3 this morning, opened the same project and all libraries not stored locally are missing 2019 is fine. Screen grabs attached. I tried the suggestions on this thread to no avail:
  4. Yes, exactly! You explained it much better than I did in my original post...I was in a hurry trying to get a print off to somebody, and thought this would be a cool feature. my application: I have a template file with all my A/V floor pocket/wall plate connectors and layout details. I do a layout then export a single PDF to reference from my main file. I use the base floor plan and multiple crops of the pdf to indicate the building layout. The duplicate-crop-move of each viewport gets tedious...especially on large projects!
  5. Idea.... You have a sheet layer perfectly laid out with your cropped viewports. You need to edit the crop of one, but you don't want to re-do your layout. Could there be a "crop in place" option that edits the crop object location on the design layer, but not it's dimensions/shape or (x,y) coordinates on the sheet layer?
  6. Yep, that fixed it. Thanks for your help! Question: A "total" amount seems like a simple request...Is there a simple way to do this while creating a worksheet, and not having to edit the header code?
  7. I'm working on a large project with a lot of pipe and drape. I need to provide some estimates on total drapery and hardware. I have a worksheet going with all the data I need, but I can't seem to get the header to sum everything properly. The header only shows the number of rows (57 in my case), not the sum of the rows below. Here are my columns: Length of pipe and drape run Sliders Upright/Base Total drape count I've had similar issues in the past, but that was down to how the column is formatted (number, distance, etc). I've tried every combination, but can't seem to get it to work properly. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong? Attached is a screen shot of what I'm running into.
  8. It's Tyler standard bolt 12x12. Various corner blocks. I'll clean up the file and send it over. Your workflow is a bit different that what I was using. I don't pull individual pieces from the resource manager, I duplicated the individual pieces (or truss sections) and drag them into place. - I make the "up+corner block" piece, attach the "over" to the corner block. Duplicate the "up+corner block" and attempt to attach it to the free end of the "over" piece. What is the "Make Active" command you are using at the 0:13 mark?
  9. I posted this question on a Facebook group, and it seems a few of us have this problem. Overall, truss corner block snapping seems to be very problematic and not intuitive. There is no direct way to select which face things will snap to. 2 problems I've had: - I was making a 10'x10'x10' cube. I made one face, and attached the horizontal trusses. I duplicated the 1st face, and attempted to attach it to the horizontal trusses. That face wanted to roll, rotate and flip in every direction except the way I wanted it to. - I've had pieces of truss roll so the diagonals on the top/bottom when snapping to a corner block (the structural engineer LOVED that one!) Screen capture movie attached of me struggling to snap truss to a corner block. I was attempting to make a simple up-over-down truss archway, and the horizontal truss wanted to snap to every face of the corner block EXCEPT the one I wanted it to. The only fix I had was to pan the camera at a steeper angle. Potential fix: you can j+left click when attempting to select multiple (stacked) objects. A dropdown lets select which object to select. Can there be a similar function when attaching truss? 2020, but I've had this issue with 2019 as well. truss problem.mov
  10. Hi @Conrad P , First off, I love that the forum calls you an "Apprentice"! 😂😂😂 - Yes, device builder. I've created a size that seems to work well with my workflow (see attached). Also, previous versions had a drop-down to select which device label to use on device creation. Any chance this could come back? - I can't seem to find the default rack height option...can you point me to a specific menu location? - (Please forgive my ignorance with this next question...programming isn't my forte, so I'm sure there is a good explanation.) Other built-in plug-ins allow you to edit default and custom values. Video Screen comes to mind, as I have extensively edited that so our go-to lenses and screen sizes are readily available. What makes the device builder or 2d rack different? - No worries at all! I've only made a device or 2 with the full 3d layout. I have intentions of doing my whole device library at some point, but that's on the back burner for a while. Keep up the good work! Josh
  11. @Nikolay Zhelyazkov I agree with @RGyori . My thought was that the data tag orientation would work like a callout...as you move it around the tagged object, the leader attachment point would move, not flip the entire tag.
  12. HELP! I have a data tag pulling info from a TV PIO and a custom record format attached to the TV. I have the tag set to "Auto" horizontal position. When I have my tag positioned to the right, everything is fine. When I have my tag positioned to the left, all the data fields are mirrored (and now doesn't match my legend) Screen grab attached.
  13. Just got CC downloaded and started digging into it. Still have to configure a few things I've modified over the years, but so far so good! Couple things I've noticed so far: - I just started digging into editing my 3d device models in 2019. Simply adding the stock front image of the device makes the rack elevations look pretty realistic. However, I don't see the 3d models folder in the 2020 version. Has the workflow changed in the new version? - Has the option to set the default width of a device while creating it moved someplace else? I have a bunch of device labels color coded by type and 1.5" wide. I typically edit the device after creation to get it laid out the way I like, but this option saved me a few steps during device creation. - It looks like most of the options to customized the plug-ins are greyed out and not editable. example: I had changed the 2d rack plug-in to only have the sizes we typically use available in the dropdown and defaulted to 44 space (our go-to size). Keep up the good work!
  14. Hello mods! Any chance we could get a designated forum just for ConnectCAD questions/problems/feature requests/etc? Probably help keep the other forums clean and organized as well.
  15. I've run into the "can't delete class" problem before: "None" and "Dimension" can't be deleted because the are default classes. If you are using a class that has a a plug-in object assigned to it (data tag, lighting label legend, etc), you have to delete the individual components before you can delete the class


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