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  1. JustinVH

    Imperial Bridle Lengths

    @owade01 I just sent you a direct message with the file and instructions.
  2. Hello mjunderdog1, The design and programming of Braceworks requires that all Truss Record dimensions be in metric units due to the coding. However, if your document settings are in imperial any truss that is imported in the document will convert to imperial units. The Truss Record will still show metric for dimensions but the Braceworks record that shows cross section data, connection data, and load data will be in your document settings. I hope that helps answer your question. Justin
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    Imperial Bridle Lengths

    Just sent you a direct message with the file you need.
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    Imperial Bridle Lengths

    I am going to direct message you the file and the instructions that you need to follow.
  5. JustinVH

    Imperial Bridle Lengths

    Sbarnett, Give me a few minutes and I will make you those four pieces of imperial length steel and send you the instructions to get them into your document for use.
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    Imperial Bridle Lengths

    Hi Sbarnett, What are your document unit settings, Imperial or Metric?
  7. JustinVH

    Stop seeing grid through objects

    @nwfonseca It sounds like you have the grid turned on in your Smart Cursor Settings. In order to turn off the grid do the following: -Go to Tools>Smart Cursor Settings -Choose Grid -At the bottom there is a Grid Options box to show/not show grid, if you uncheck the Show Grid option that should get rid of the grid while in 3D views. Keep in mind that the grid will also not be visible in 2D either. I hope that helps solve your issue.
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    Insert Truss tool - Vertical truss?

    @Maxweisen Hi Max, Unfortunately, at this time you cannot change the hanging angle of a truss that is already in place. If you know the hanging angle in advance and insert your first piece using the angle all of the pieces of truss that connect will follow the original angle. There is somewhat of a workaround though and it is as follows: -Select the connected trusses that you want to rotate and make sure they are all highlighted -In the OIP check the "Draw 3D Only" box which will remove the 2D geometry and allow for rotation -Go to a front, back, or side view so that you can see the profile of the truss and not the top -Rotate using the Modify>Rotate command or the Rotate Tool -My preference is to use the Rotate Tool as it allows me to choose the point from which to rotate and I can see a preview of the angle By using the Rotate Tool in different views you can create compound angled sets of connected truss. I hope that helps answer your question.
  9. JustinVH

    Symbole request - Robe pickle patt

    Hello, If you know the dimensions of the pickle Patt you can use the existing geometry of the Patt 2013 and use the Modify>Scale Objects command and use Symmetric by Distance. Make sure that you are in the Edit 3D component mode and that you make sure to realign all of the parts properly as well as place the 3D loci properly. You will also have to redraw the 2D geometry to the new size as well. What kind of rotation were you looking to do for the yoke? That will determine the best way to rotate it.
  10. JustinVH

    Spigot Truss Corners

    Hello Michael, Are you using truss objects from the resource manager? If so, please let me know the manufacturer and I will take a look.
  11. JustinVH

    L' Acoustics Speakers in import issue

    Interesting. Did you try using the library for L'Acoustics that is included in the Resource Manager? I am just curious if that library also has the issue as that is the same library that is on the VSS website.
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    L' Acoustics Speakers in import issue

    Hello marshfeed, Did you create the updated symbols yourself? If so, can you send me the file and I will take a look. I think I know a solution but I would like to check out the file first. Thanks.
  13. Hello dlauter, I took a quick look at your photos and post and I am not sure what the issue is for question 1. I think for question 2 the reason the light is facing the angle is that even though it mirrored correctly it is still using the focus point as your first unit. It appears to be pointing in the direction that the first light is aimed. Did you also duplicate the focus point as well? If you did duplicate the focus point you may have to go into the OIP and change the focus point of unit 2 to the second focus point. Let me know if that helps. Justin
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    Insert Truss tool - Vertical truss?

    Hello Mario, I am glad that the video was helpful. The best way to place a moving light on top of a vertical truss is as follows: -Insert the light using the Lighting Instrument Tool and use the insertion point for the light as the center of the end of the truss. Be sure you are in a Top/Plan view when you do this. If you are using a lighting instrument from the Resource Manager they are all designed to be inserted hanging in the down position. This of course means that your light is inside the truss as it is hanging down. -To correct the issue of the light hanging inside your truss, select the light and scroll down to the bottom of the Object Info Palette until you see a check box labeled "Set 3D Orientation". -When you check the Set 3D Orientation Box you will activate a X Rotation and a Y Rotation dialog box directly below the Set 3D Orientation box. -If you enter a value of 180 in the Y rotation dialog box your light will rotate so that it is standing up instead of hanging down. -You may have to adjust the Z height of your light to get it to rest on top of the truss but that should be it. In a side view your light will be sitting on top of the vertical truss and pointing up as opposed to pointing down. I hope that helps. Justin
  15. JustinVH

    Braceworks, Truss Cross???

    Hi Scott, Those truss crosses are showing connection points of other objects that are sitting either directly on top of the truss or directly underneath the truss. Basically, like a cheeseborough or a rotolock connection that is showing a connection to the truss. In the OIP you can choose to make this connection pliable (like a span set) or rigid. You can use it for placing truss on top of other pieces of truss or cantilevering a lighting pipe using the Lighting Pipe Tool off of a truss. It looks like there are many truss crosses that you did not intend to use as I do not see any reference objects connected to them. I have found them on truss to truss and truss to pipe connections but nothing else. Did they just appear on their own?