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  1. Can a column in a worksheet be re-formated to display another dimension standard? USE: My file is in imperial (ft/in) I'm working on a worksheet for some LED video walls. I am pulling the module width and height fields. I'd like the worksheet to read 500mm, not 1'7 11/16" (The short answer is to finally get America on the metric system so this isn't an issue...)
  2. Two part question, both related: I have a hanging position (made from truss) with several lights, projectors, loads and speakers on it. - I'm working on a "breakdown" schedule for a hanging position with overall weight and weight per component. My overall weight is correct, and I have trusses and lighting fixtures separated out as separate reports...but how do I add the "other" items to a worksheet? What parameter or criteria can I reference to get that information to display? - how do I associate an "other" object with a hanging position, apart from dragging it onto it?
  3. Feature request (or could somebody point me in the right direction): Would it be possible to reference sheet layers of another project, rather than export individual PDF pages and reference those? Here's my workflow: Main file is my architectural/electrical/systems drawings, with associated viewports on sheet layers Separate ConnectCAD file, with associated one-line diagrams and rack elevations (I keep them separated due to class structure and workspaces) I also have some generic boilerplate pages that I use in my main file. I typically publish one "master set" with everything. All sheet layers are 24x36 It's a bit tedious to publish twice because I had to make a small change to one of my ConnectCAD file. I understand there would be some issues with section/elevation/rendered viewports that would need to be updated prior to export. Thanks, Josh
  4. Great points! I should first say this tool is awesome, and proved to be a huge time saver. A couple of tweaks would really make this stand out. First and foremost would be to make the data fields (sensor size, zoom ratios, sensor format, angle of view, etc) match industry norms and verbiage. It took an afternoon in our warehouse with a few cameras and extensive googling to refine our workflow so that will produce accurate renders Probably the biggest limitation IMO. A degree of tilt at 400mm is a massive change! I've cheated and entered in a huge depth of field temporarily as a work-around Agreeded! Didn't realize how frustrating this was until you mentioned it! Agreeded. I'd use this for wide and tele lens limits to show the zoom range Did you edit the 3d symbol component?
  5. @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)
  6. 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?
  7. ...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?)
  8. 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.
  9. +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.
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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:
  14. 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!
  15. 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?


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