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  1. @trashcan There are shipping containers in the Resource Manager in the Objects-Landscape Site>Equipment Shipping Containers file. There are multiple sizes and they can be connected together to make different structures.
  2. @MAURO I know it is not Marionette but if you have VSS the Litec Q30 product lines have been released as symbols and are available in the Resource Manager.
  3. That is normal for truss. The insertion point of all of the truss in the Resource Manager is bottom center when viewed from the side. It just happens that triangle truss in the point down direction puts the insertion point on the chord and not in between the chords.
  4. All of the truss that ships with the software in the Resource Manager has the insertion point at the bottom of the lower chord or Z=0. If you do decide to adjust the insertion point of the truss in the 3D component I would make a duplicate symbol first and do this in case any of the auto connect settings get messed up.
  5. @DCI For some reason your image file did not upload properly but I think I know what crosshairs you are speaking. Those crosshairs are the Braceworks connection points that show the center of the truss and the load from where calculations are originated. Unfortunately, they are hard coded into the structural data and are determined by the truss height and width in the Truss Properties dialog. If you look at the Truss Properties of that symbol you will see that the height and width are grayed out and cannot be edited. You can click the Change Cross Section button and make a custom cross section which will allow you to change the height and width but if Tyler does add the data at a later date you will have to manually assign the proper cross section to your truss in order to perform load calculations with Braceworks and the crosshairs will return to the original middle of the listed dimensions in the data. You can also insert the truss as a 2D/3D symbol instead of a truss object and this will remove the crosshairs but you will also lose the auto connect ability that comes with truss objects and will have to rely on the 2D and 3D loci for snapping. I hope this all makes sense
  6. @diogo.kos Do you know the brand of that truss? There are nearly 20 different manufacturers of truss in the software. You can also use the Straight Truss tool and create a 30cmx30cm generic box truss if you are unsure of the brand.
  7. @trashcan A trick to help you align the 2D and 3D components of symbols is to make sure that while in the 2D component you enable the visibility of the 3D components. This allows you to draw right on top of the 3D and if your snaps are set correctly to snap to the 3D geometry. To enable the 3D visibility just make sure to show 3D in the "Show Other" dropdown in the Component Edit palette.
  8. @Charlie Winter The only thing that I have found successful is to find the center of the base in Top/Plan with and place a 3D loci on this location. Then in a side view measure how far the 3D loci is from the beginning of the truss and then move both the the 2D and 3D in the base symbol by the appropriate distance. I believe the truss base symbol insertion point wants to be half the size of the truss box to the left of the center of the base. If you want me to check your file just let me know but I rarely get it right when I make the default content libraries so I just go into a side view and find the measurement and make the move. Justin
  9. I agree with Scott. Definitely want to start with the base and build up and across. Also want to make sure that the base is set to vertical and the start connection is set to "No Connnection" so that the truss can only build in the up direction.
  10. @trashcan Are these Vectorworks symbols or custom symbols? If you send me your file I can see what is the issue.
  11. There are some truss pickups in the Vectorworks Libraries>Objects-Ent Truss>Truss Pickups folder in the Resource Manager. However, at this time they are setup as static rigging accessories and have no Braceworks or Auto Connect functionality.
  12. Have you tried opening the gear icon at the top of the RM and choosing 'Refresh Libraries'? This usually solves that issue.
  13. @Vesa There are also some tents in the content in the Resource Manger, they are located in the Vectorworks Libraries> Objects-Ent Event>Event Tents folder.
  14. Thank you for sending your file by DM. I have downloaded your file and sent you a response.
  15. @JetSet86 What format are you using to bring the truss into MA3D? I would like to file a bug for the engineers to take a look?

 

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