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  1. @markddThat's it, thanks! Never thought of using the replace symbol command on a symbol. The only odd thing is that I lose my symbol scaling (that's a minor issue and a quick fix)
  2. I have 6 variants of a symbol, with an arrow pointing in different directions. I use these for callouts on electrical support drawings. I attach a record, which populates a worksheet. Issue example: - I start with the "arrow up" symbol, and enter in all the data. - due to some layout issue, I need to swap it to the "arrow down" symbol. - I use the "replace symbol" command in the OIP - when I do that, all my record entries get reset to the default values. So I need to re-enter the values Is there some way to keep my record entry values when I replace the symbol? Maybe thinking there is something like the Attribute Mapping tool to do this?
  3. ...one more thing: - Can the lens zoom change in non-integer steps? (is replying to your own thread the modern-day equivalent to talking to yourself?)
  4. Been working with the video camera tool, and found some places where it could be improved. It's a great tool, and been a life-saver, but I think it needs some tweaks! - Tilt is limited to +/-20°. I'm trying to get a birds-eye shot, and I can't get enough negative tilt. - the field of view box is way too short...I posted about this before, but 10' is way too short, especially when using a 170 and 200 mm lens - It would be nice to be able to edit the PIO settings like you can with the Video Screen tool. (why does it default to 4:3 ratio?!?) - I think the CCD/Sensor format needs to be in industry terms...usually sensors are noted as 1/3", 1/2.8", 2/3", etc. Usually the 35mm full-frame jargon is in reference to photography cameras (I'm a sound guy, so please correct me if I'm wrong on this!!) - a default library symbol for a generic PTZ would be great.
  5. +1 on this! My thought would be: A very clear warning prompt that pops up every time This cannot be made into a default action every time you attempted to make a change like this I've had the group functionality both help me and bite me on the @$$: - I usually add my network switches several times in a drawing, and move sockets to the left and right based on adjacent devices to clean up my drawing. - accidentally made my speakers with NL4's and not terminal strips. Added 45 of them to a project only to realize my mistake when I started connecting them.
  6. Few related questions for you @Conrad P! I created a device, and accidentally had the "create virtual" selected. I can't seem to find the command to make it non-virtual. Any thoughts apart from re-creating the device? In previous versions, you could edit the entire device (or socket) via the "edit" tool. I used this so much, I mapped it to a hot-key on my mouse. Has this tool disappeared for 2020 in leu of double-clicking on the device to open it for editing?
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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:
  10. 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!
  11. 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?
  12. 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?
  13. 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.
  14. 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?
  15. 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


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