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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!)
  4. Having an issue where all the elements of my hanging position disappear when I try to edit them or attach a load. 3 truss structures, all set up as hanging positions. Various worksheets used to determine overall load, truss schedule, load by point, etc. Video attached with my problem... All looks fine, and all my worksheets work as intended. I double-click to edit the profile of the right structure, and all works as expected. I do the same to the left structure, and nothing appears (even with all classes set to visible) I exit the profile, and everything has disappeared, and all the elements have been deleted from the worksheets. (one other issue is that the LED wall is attached to the wrong hanging position. When I try to remove it from the hanging position, the same issue noted above happens) Thoughts? (running spotlight, without braceworks) Screen Recording 2020-12-22 at 9.15.44 AM.mov
  5. Rendering seems to be the hot-button issue, but I'm going to hijack the discussions to a different topic... I didn't see any specific references to ConnectCAD in the roadmap pdf. I've been a user for several years, and love it. Bit of a learning curve, but we've got past that and now it's a key element to our workflow. @Conrad Preen and his team have done an awesome job. One thing I've always wished for was to get manufacturers onboard with the platform, and they create (or outsource the creation of) devices. That seems to be the trend within Vectorworks for truss, lighting fixtures, furniture, flooring, etc. The "community database" aspect is great, but I'd love to have the manufactures supply their specs, i/o, images, variants, etc. Thoughts?
  6. @Conrad Preen - I'm working through this now, and running into a major issue... - All of my symbols from v2020 are set with a custom .250" x 1.500" device label (one of 6 variants). Anything imported when I converted the file from 2020 to 2021 looks fine. - when I duplicate a device and edit it, it looks fine - If I create a new device, the label is scaled incorrectly (.198" x 1.191") - If I scale my device label symbol to match the .250" x 1.500" size required, ALL of my device labels re-size...so everything in my library is now sized incorrectly! I know a work-around would be to create a duplicate device label, and scale it as needed....but is there a permanent fix for this? I try to keep my file as streamlined as possible, so I'm trying not to have duplicate device labels.
  7. 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...)
  8. 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?
  9. 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
  10. 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?
  11. @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)
  12. 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?
  13. ...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?)
  14. 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.
  15. +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.

 

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