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  1. Hey all, I'm a regular spotlight user, but I use the Space tool quite a bit in layouts and to pull reports based on location. Is there a way I can round the "area" field to the nearest SqFt? In my current project, it is displaying out to 3 decimal points...which is WAY too specific (and cluttered) for us. I can round it on the worksheet, but can't figure out how to do it on the DL label.
  2. I use the "Move" command a lot in my schematic DL. I have it set to the "Shift+arrow" hotkey, and set to my grid spacing of 1/8". Pretty much indispensable in this application. However, in the rack elevation design layer, it really doesn't work...I can move an equipment item as expected, but once it's inside an equipment rack, the rack snapping (not sure if this is the correct term) over-rides any attempts to move it with the "Shift+arrow" hotkey. Being able to use "Shift+up" or "Shift+down" to move items up or down 1.75"/1-ru in the rack elevation DL would be awesome. Is this possible?
  3. Could we get a command to "delete coincident points"? I use the reshape tool quite a bit, and can be frustrating when 2 (or more) points get stacked on top of each other. I've come across a few instances where this could be helpful... - Spaces - Polylines - circuit objects in ConnectCAD (I should note...99% of the time, this happens automatically and perfectly!) - cable objects in Spotlight Kind of like the way "Simplify Poly's" works, but across different tool sets. Might be more difficult, but could there also be a way to simplify these objects when the path "doubles back on it's self" (again, like how a ConnectCAD circuit takes the shortest path when you reshape it)
  4. When using the connector panel tool, can we have the option for the port number to be set to "--" (nill) from the tool bar? Numbered/sequential are super helpful, but when I'm only doing a single connection point, I don't necessarily want a number associated with it. I know you can remove it with the Edit Device Array command, but that adds a step per connector
  5. thanks @Pat Stanford, this made me do some investigating: - the grouping of view changes is only for the "Undo" command, not next/previous view changes. - the general "Undo" command gets logged as a view change. Example: if I have the preference set to grouping and I do the following commands: [pan-pan-pan-pan-undo], I go back to my original view. But this gets logged as 5 view changes, and I would need to hit "previous view" 5 times to get back to where I started - I use my mouse's roller wheel for zoom. But depending on how fast I zoom, it logs the zoom as a single (large) view change or multiple (smaller/incremental) changes.
  6. @Pat StanfordInquiring minds want to know....those other plugins you created: What do they do??? I'm really curious about "Sit, Stay, Good Dog!" I've done a saved view called "Whole Enchilada", which always puzzled people (and maxed out CPU/GPU resources).
  7. I've looked at that arrow for 4 years, and never knew what it did...wow. It works, but could the "group view changes" idea be implemented into this command? - if you zoom in -> pan -> zoom in again-> pan again, that is 4 keystrokes you have to do in order to get back to where you were. It's easier (for me) just to zoom out and pan because the tools are right on my mouse.
  8. Feature request or maybe somebody has a good workflow. Hopefully my parenthesis will emphasis what I'm trying to get across... - I'm working on a drawing "zoomed out" - I need to "zoom in" on a specific item to do something...edit some geometry, add a locus, add an alignment marker, move an object, etc. - I need to "zoom back out" to where I was before to continue what I was doing. My idea is maybe a new undo command that ONLY works on view changes (I know you can do the opposite...group view changes into a single undo). And then map this to a hot-key or mouse button ...or maybe a bit of volatile memory that always logs "drastic" view changes ...or a function that always updates a saved view (x, y, zoom, render, standard view, etc) every # seconds, with a command to recall it Undo won't work because I'd undo the work I did while "zoomed in" Currently, saved views would work, but you have to remember to save a location before you changed views. The loupe tool kinda (z) works, but you can't really edit anything while zoomed in. Thoughts?
  9. I know this topic has been kicking around on a few threads...it's also be covered in the Public Roadmap and the recent Open House discussions. Can we get some more "install specific" mounting accessory options for mounting lighting fixtures? A couple that come to mind are: - Strut Nuts - Threaded rod/nuts/washers - Bolts (standard, lag, etc)
  10. if you import a pdf and rotate it, the height and width dimensions are swapped. Editing the "width" makes the document taller/shorter Editing the "height" makes the document wider/narrower Anybody else experience this?
  11. I'm using Spaces, Custom Space Name and the =GetSpaceNameForObj command, and it works great. I set my space "height" to be 10 (-1 to +9) just to catch if anything was mis-aligned with 3d geometry. Does't seem to bog the file down like I feared it would. Actually lists both Spaces (source and destination) if I use the "Arrow" Circuit Type, which is very useful. The only annoying thing I've noticed is that if I have a circuit and use the "Arrow" Circuit Type...if the "path" of that circuit "passes over" another space, it also lists that space in my report. Maybe just need to re-arrange a few things. looping in @Conrad Preen...maybe he'll find this thread useful!
  12. @Pat Stanford @JBenghiat...Can I ask a related question? Your comment said how you can limit a worksheet data to a specific crop...But can I have a worksheet report back which crop an object is in? use: I'm working on a large ConnectCAD file. I'd like my cable report list have a column telling the installers which page the cable is on. I've done something similar before with spaces, but that adds another layer of complexity to the project!
  13. Hey @Conrad Preen! Quick question...is there a way to set a default device width when creating new devices using the device builder tool? All my labels are formatted for 1.5" (which works great for our setup), but the program defaults to 1". it's a quick edit, but would be nice to have it pre-formatted straight away. I recall this being an option in previous versions...but I fully understand the yin and yang of software development.
  14. Title pretty much explains it! Normal projector works fine. But when a projector/screen is placed in a wall, I am not able to change the screen image or edit any of the image geometry. side note...when a normal projector is moved to a wall, it retains the settings, but you cannot edit them.
  15. We frequently import .dwg's from architects. Usually, RCP's import with every ceiling type (GWB, ACT, paneling, etc) as a hatch. When designing our systems, I gray out that RCP (class or layer), and overlay out systems...But then the hatches disappear. Is there a way to gray-out hatches so they follow the usual protocol of visible and gray without completely disappearing? The fix is to edit the hatches in that file, but that is incredibly time consuming. (If I'm missing a work-around, please point me in the right direction!)
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