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  1. @Matt HubbsCongrats on the new position! About time us sound guys (and girls) get some attention! I mostly do AVL integration and live event design. Spotlight+ConnectCAD is 80% of my 9-5 job. If you ever need a sounding board (no pun intended...) or beta tester, feel free to reach out.
  2. Hey @Pat Stanford I was able to re-create the oddity I experienced. If you toggle from polyline to arrow using the OIP, all works as expected. However, when using the script, the source and destination arrows appear differently. They don't appear as short arrows, and sometimes they are oddly aligned. Screen grab and file attached. Top is OIP, bottom is script. Arrow to polyline works as expected using either your script or the OIP. simple CC circuit.vwx
  3. I use the speaker and speaker array tool quite a bit too. I share some of your frustrations, and here are a few of my own (and maybe re-stating your comments too) - It would be great to have the accessory mode work like lighting fixtures. Clamps, yokes, stands, etc as objects that you can edit and add as needed (or can we at least have the option to have a yoke without the clamp?!?!) - A speaker array should be a single item. Period. And the only way to move those items is (1) as a group or (2) by editing the array. You should not be able to move a single element of the array accidentally. - There is quite a bit of inconsistency in terms of symbols. Centers, rotation axis, units, etc. This has got better over the years, but still an issue. - To expand on you point about the big files. Sometimes I need super simple blocks/line drawings, and other times I need detailed models. Symbols allow you to show the level of detail, so maybe we could get the same functionality with speaker symbols? - When you have a speaker in top/plan view and aim it down, the geometry gets confusing. Maybe just an option to "Keep simplified 2d symbol"? - I agree with you about the flybar and adapters, but this may open up a huge can of worms! I have to refer to the manual every time because L'Acoustics has so many options for plates, adapters, extension bars, etc... d&b is similar. I saw Vectorworks posted a job for Audio Product Planner a few months back...Hopefully they will get somebody to head up this and bring the audio tools up to par with the lighting and truss tools.
  4. 100% this! I was going to create a separate request about this in a few days so I didn’t bombard the forum…so thanks!!
  5. I was doing some lighting renders, and had to jump between my "rendered" perspective view window and my top/plan view while adjusting the fixtures. I kept accidentally putting my top/plan view into a rendering mode while jumping between the two. Could there be a way to "lock" certain parameters of a selected pane? i.e.: allow panning, but keep it as top/plan allow flyover, but keep rendering mode 100% locked view lock visible/hidden/grey state any combinations of the above... I've run into similar situations while doing a part detail...I'd like front/back/side/iso views to never change
  6. Thanks @Pat Stanford. Something was odd when I first tried it, but I was not able to recreate the issue after a reboot. This will be a huge time-saver.
  7. Here ya' go! Does this represent it well engough? simple CC circuit.vwx
  8. Thanks @Pat Stanford. I meant to put in my original post that I'm not a plug-in or coding master... Any chance you can share a resource to get me started.
  9. Is there a way to map OIP drop-down menu item options to a shortcut key(s)? Specific use: In ConnectCAD, the "Circuit Type" has 4 options. I use "Polyline" and "Arrow" 99% of the time. Rather than have to go to the OIP every time, a hotkey would be faster. And I'd probably map it to my Streamdeck too. Tagging @Conrad Preen too, maybe he has a thought?
  10. @Pat Stanfordthanks for the "Refresh Libraries" tip! I'll give that a try, because restarting VWX while sorting out workgroup libraries is a pain! @Nikolay Zhelyazkovthanks, I appreciate you adding that to the request list for future versions.
  11. I can probably figure this out with a bunch of guess-and-check and restarting, but I'll try a more direct route! I have a file with all of my pre-formatted and configured devices, and want to store it in my communal workgroup folder. When I select the device tool, and use the symbol mode, I can select a folder location from the window that pops up. Where should I put my device file so it appears here, rather than just opening it or favoriting it?
  12. I created a video camera (cam/lens/tripod) on my active class/layer. I duplicated it and moved it to a new class, but had issues with the visibility based on which classes I had Visible/Grey/Hidden. Turns out the 2d and 3d components of the symbols were imported into the document were assigned to that active class. Modifying the base symbols fixed the issue, but it's not how I expected the tool to work. (my thought would be None or another default video camera class) Is this a bug or a work-flow thing?
  13. Not sure if this answers your questions, but here is my workflow: I use the "Simplified" class for doing Data Viz on truss objects (FINALLY found a good use for that class after years of complaining!). I color-code it and do a thick black pen to make it really stand out. I typically do a separate page or viewport, depending on the complexity for my truss build details. I modify the key to make sense in real-world terminology. Not very elegant, but it really gets the job done while on site. Probably not something I'd present to a client, but great for coordination and field work.
  14. IMO: Spell check - always! I'm 50/50 on auto-correct because of all the crazy manufacturer/device names and terms we use. Duplicate devices - I lean towards Conrad's point of view on this on letting the designer choose what is right and wrong. There are times where I want duplicated devices for clarity (i.e. a network switch that does triple-duty for audio/video/lighting), and times were I forgot to update a name when duplicating a device. Prompts - this is a frustration point for me globally, not specifically CC, Spotlight or Fundamentals. If I try to do an illegal function (like rotate a hybrid symbol while not in top/plan view), the pop-up prompt should give me the option to correct it and not just shut me down. I have a forum post 1/2 drafted up, just need to organize my thoughts so I don't sound like a rambling maniac.
  15. Feel free to point me in a direction if this has been asked before. I use CC to create wire-pull docs for our field guys. Basically, if we design it and tag circuits correctly, our wire pull field docs are 100% accurate. However, we have to implement another step (Export to Excel/Numbers) in order to sort the data. Example: Tech booth with a console. Wireless mics and in-ears in a backstage rack. I am "getting signal from" the microphones, but "sending signal to" the in-ears. CC tags the cables correctly with a source device and destination device based on inputs and outputs. However, this isn't logical for our field guys. They want to know how many cables are going between the booth and backstage and what the labels are. No matter how I try to sort the database in the worksheet, I can't make it logical. We resort to exporting the worksheet and manually sorting it. Is there a way (or could there be a way) to swap/over-ride the source and destination devices to make worksheet organization more logical? ...or does this open up a massive can of worms that you'll never get back in?
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