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JustinVH

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  1. Sorry, many people started Slacking me and I got disrupted. Here is a file with the T-Link set up to make a T-Corner. I ran a Braceworks calculation as well and it worked. The only tricky part is when you auto connect to the perpendicular portion you are hovering over empty space to find the auto-connect line but it can be found. I found it was easier to hover over the link itself or turn on the Insert Points class to find the loci. Christie Lites Type B T-Corner.vwx
  2. It can be done. You just have to set it up like a T-Corner. I made this exact symbol as a special request for a huge touring company several years ago. If I can find it I will attach it here, I think it took me less than five minutes to duplicate the existing symbol and set it up to be a T and it did work with Braceworks.
  3. It can be done. You just have to set it up like a T-Corner. I made this exact symbol as a special request for a huge touring company several years ago. If I can find it I will attach it here, I think it took me less than five minutes to duplicate the existing symbol and set it up to be a T and it did work with Braceworks.
  4. One more note, there is a music stand in the Entertainment folder that is not story aware by default. It is located in Entertainment>Stage>_Generic>Musical Instruments.
  5. @echerneyThe music stand is set to story aware in the Symbol Options and that is why your height keeps changing. You can uncheck this option by right clicking on the symbol and editing the symbol options. I will log this in our internal tracking system and discuss with the team if this should really be story aware or not.
  6. @BRSebbeYou need to have the symbol downloaded into your document before you can access any of the symbol edit commands. It does not need to be inserted into your drawing, but it does need to be in the Resource Manager of your working document, not on the cloud.
  7. Those were made using NURBS to create the choked section and then simple NURBS lines with curves to go under the truss and connect at the top. The trick is to do each component at its own NURBS piece and then compose them together before doing the extrude along path command. For that particular example you show I had one choke section as a NURBS curve that wrapped all around the chord, I had a second curve that connected to the end of the wrap and then under the truss to the midpoint, and the third was a curve that connected to the top of the choke and met where the shackle connects but only to the midline. I then composed those three lines together into into 1/4 of the entire NURBS curve and then mirrored to get 4 total sections. After performing an extrude along path with each section I them combined with the Solid Addition command. If you would like I can send you the template file with the curves already made and then you just have to manipulate and compose to your desired look.
  8. To add to Jesse's response, that 3D loci must be at (0,0,Z) or there is a risk that the parts of the light will explode in all different directions from the origin when trying to focus. This is why there are some lights where the yoke is a a wonky angle because we had to keep the loci centered but the yoke geometry was offset before turning vertical. That loci should also have the Parts record attached and be assigned Point.
  9. To all concerned. This has been fixed and will be released in the Update 4 catalog rebuild in the English International version of VW2024. I am not sure of the exact date of Update 4 but wanted to let everyone know this has been fixed when that update goes live.
  10. To model the look of the chain going over the block I would take two chain link symbols(in the symbol parts folder of the hoists) and connect them together with one rotated so it resembles chain in real life. I would then draw the path around the block using a NURBS curve and use the Duplicate Along Path command to add all the pairs of links together. Just make sure to duplicate by fixed distance which would be link to link and make sure to choose the Tangent option so everything rotates nicely.
  11. You can cheat drawing lines of bicycle rack using the fence tool with a workaround. You just have to convert the fence to unstyled and choose the Infill in the dialog as the Infill Barrier Movable symbol which is bicycle rack and remove all the posts from the settings, set the spacing to the length of the bicycle rack and set all the heights to zero in the settings. Once the fence object is inserted you have to Cmd+K to convert the fence into a group so you can delete the posts that insert by default. I just did this and inserted over 200' of bicycle rack in under 30 seconds.
  12. Your request has been entered into the internal tracking system and has been assigned ticket number CD-4693. If that number is provided to Tech Support the representative will be able to provide a status update if there is one available.
  13. Thank you for the request. This has been entered into our internal tracking system with ticket number CD-4692. If necessary, you can reach out to Tech Support and provide the listed number and the representative will be able to provide an update if one is available.
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