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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. @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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. I REALLY wish: 1. The general appearance, workflow and editing structure was more like Excel/Numbers. i.e. entering formulas, merging and aligning with a single click, font and size options readily available, etc 2. A worksheet is available outside of Vectorworks to be edited via Excel/Numbers. Not all of our staff is competent in VW, and offloading some of the tedious data entry would be great. There would have to be a "Merge Worksheets" command when the VW file is re-opened after the worksheet data is edited. Just my $0.02!
  10. Looks like they have more info on the main ConnectCAD landing page https://www.vectorworks.net/en-US/connectcad
  11. The new Video Camera tool in 2020 is great! used it a few times to help select the proper camera and lens for a few projects. Feature request: Can the "Show Field of View" cone distance be selectable? Having a cone that is only 10' long isn't very helpful when using a 400mm lens with 2x extender! That would be helpful to get things in the ballpark in top/plan view before fine tuning the camera in 3d/OpenGL
  12. 2019 Spotlight: I'm laying out speakers throughout a building. Each speaker has a record attached with a unique ID, and all the other relevant info for our installers. I'm using data tags and worksheets to convey the info on the drawings. One key field is "Zone", and I'd like to color code the data tag fill with the corresponding color for that zone. (see screen grab) The only way I've found to do this is to attach a different record format to the data tag and manually enter in the zone. It works, but it's an additional step and time consuming. I'd love for this process to be automatic. Is there a way to apply data visualization to the data tag itself based on the object it's attached to...or does a data tag have to have a unique record entry? (note: I had a quick attempt with 2020, and had similar results)
  13. so...update on this. I changed all my design layer scales to 1:1 and it rendered out correctly. They were previously all on 1/16"
  14. I created a NURBS curve, set the elevation and dialed in each key-frame with the view I want. I step through each frame, open the camera a new pane, play the path and all is good. When I create the movie, regardless of the settings on the "create movie" dialog, the path is incorrect on the rendered movie. It appears as all white, and (I think) it moves around outside or above/below the room before coming into the room I'm working on for the final frame. attached is a low-res, OpenGL render to show what is going on. test 4.mov


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