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JustinVH

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  1. There is now a library in the Premium VSS Content containing various kinds of grip equipment, C-stands, Rocky Mountain C-stands, and clamps located in the Objects>Ent Stage folder. This content is exclusive to subscribers of VSS and is included in both 2020 and 2021 versions. All of the components of the adjustable hangers and stands are setup as groups within the 3D component of the symbol so that the sections can adjusted for height within the symbol or the symbol can be converted into a group after insertion and adjusted. There are also 3D loci serving as snap points to help connect different elements together easier.
  2. Hello all, I just wanted to let you all know that beginning with the January 2021 Premium Libraries truss content I started to enter the info of US based truss manufacturers in imperial units. This was done so that it is easier to find the desired sizes by looking at the truss info record as you scroll through the Resource Manager if you are looking for US truss companies. Truss that is based or manufactured in metric regions such as Europe/Oceania/UK will remain with metric units in the Resource Manager. This is only going to be for new content moving forward, the existing libraries will not be updated to reflect this change. Justin
  3. Hello all, I just wanted to let you all know that beginning with the January 2021 Premium Libraries truss content I started to enter the info of US based truss manufacturers in imperial units. This was done so that it is easier to find the desired sizes by looking at the truss info record as you scroll through the Resource Manager if you are looking for US truss companies. Truss that is based or manufactured in metric regions such as Europe/Oceania/UK will remain with metric units in the Resource Manager. This is only going to be for new content moving forward, the existing libraries will not be updated to reflect this change. Justin
  4. We have this request on our radar so please stay tuned.
  5. I don't know how useful this will be but there is a folder in the wall styles for stage flats made with different variations of steel, wood, muslin, and lauan. These can be brought into your drawing and applied to the wall tool. Not sure if it lays out the framing members for construction drawings though.
  6. I believe that the new page filters by release with the newest content being at the top.
  7. The offset of the 3D portion of the slings has been corrected in SP2. You may have to delete your delete your RM cache and refresh the Resource Manager after downloading SP2 in order to see the corrected content.
  8. @JonnyC I took a look at your file and I noticed that the body of the instrument's tilt point was not in alignment with the 3D loci inside the 3D portion of the symbol. I corrected that and I also added the new parts record to this file. I also noticed that the snap bag did not have a device type so I changed that to Accessory as well as assigned the parts record to the container of this symbol and chose body. It looks like the light is behaving as you want with the attached snap bag. I have attached the updated file. s60 Tilt Updated.vwx
  9. @AmandaM22 Have you gone into the 2D component of the symbol and changed those line weights?
  10. @BNULB Even though you have the educational version you still should be able to use Auto Connect as that is a Spotlight/Designer feature. You won't be able to run calculations because that is what the Braceworks module adds to the software. I took a look at your file and that DEDO symbol is from the VW libraries but it looks like you modified the 2D which is perfectly fine. Your particular instance in your document seems to have inserted as a 2D/3D symbol and not a Truss Object. I used your symbol and inserted it using the 'Insert Truss' from the Rigging toolset and was able to connect Litec QX30SA truss to all six locations. Let me know if you have any further questions but you are on the right track and it should work for you.
  11. @BNULB Are you talking about the Auto Connect function? The 2D and 3D loci are remnants of the truss symbols before the Auto Connect feature was added to the software. It sounds like the QX30 is a Litec corner. Is is possible to share a screenshot or the file so that I can see what type of corner this is so I can provide the best help? Without knowing the configuration of this corner I don't know which technique for determining the snap locations to show.
  12. @Mark Aceto A trick that I found with the Pickup Symbol is to change the classing of the 2D geometry so that you can turn it off by class but leave the 3D visible with the OIP. Both the 2D and 3D are on the Rigging-Truss-Accessories class by default.
  13. @Cookie_NZ You can pre-add clamps to lighting devices. Just be sure to have the parts record attached to the clamp and set to 'Base' and also have the Light Info Record attached to the clamp and choose Accessory or Static Accessory for the Device Type.
  14. @MartinBlomberg Is it posible to send me the file so that I can take a look?
  15. @EskiVES If you are running Vectorworks 2019 the Layher scaffolding is in the Vectorworks Service Select Libraries for that release in the Objects>Ent Stage folder.
  16. @Mark Aceto Can you DM me the file so I can look?
  17. @Mark Aceto Here you go. In order to get things to line up correctly I performed the following steps: -Align the 3D geometry so that the center of the clamp is centered on the pipe. -If you want to show two clamps have two instances of the 3D geometry in clamp symbol. -Exit the symbol and attach the Parts record to the symbol. -Choose Base to be true for the symbol. -Use the accessory tool to insert the clamp. solaris clamp attached.vwx
  18. Unfortunately, I do not have a possible solution for you. Tech support may be your best bet.
  19. @michael john williams Are you using VW2021? In the Document Preferences there is a new feature called 'Save VGM Cache'. This is on by default and can cause the file size to increase. Turning that cache off should help to reduce the file size but will make file opening and navigating slower. I hope that helps.
  20. @wadecordts I downloaded your file and set the corner up for you using the proper truss record and the auto connect settings that should apply to corner blocks. Without having a piece of straight truss to connect to the corner it is hard to confirm is all the settings are correct but testing using the corner appears looks right. I left your original symbol but duplicated it and drew it again to setup with the naming that would be used if I released this myself in the shipped VSS libraries. Use the symbol I circled in the screenshot as that is the setup symbol. If you have any questions or issues please DM me and I will be glad to help. Justin Setup XSF 20.5%22 truss symbols.vwx
  21. @Mark Aceto Those wire rope "stingers" are not in the content at this time. My recommendation is if you would like to add steel to the pickup symbol to duplicate the symbol and add the length of steel you desire as geometry. Just remember to change the offset in the SlingRecord and add the additional weight in grams.
  22. @Mark Aceto The 3D loci in the shackle is from the zNested shackle that lives with the new pickup symbols. They live on the NonPlot class and are there to take measurements from the pin and the apex of the bell(mainly put there by me to set the heights and insertion points of all those new symbols) when in wireframe. That is why the new hoist hook also has a 3D loci. The sling offset is measuring the distance from the center of the truss (that auto connect cross that cannot be hidden) to the top of the inside of the bell in the shackle, of course if the pin is up then that measurement is to the bottom of the pin where the next rigging point will connect. Keep in mind this measurement must be in mm due to the code of the record and I like to use 3 decimal places even though the field is set to use 1 place. The loci are on the NonPlot class so they can be turned off by the user.
  23. @Mark Aceto The reason they are all in mm is because the code is in metric and all of our internal scripts for setting up the data are in metric. It makes it easier if both of the spreadsheets that are used for setup are using the same units and that is why the record in the RM is in mm even though the truss properties will use document units. However, an experiment was conducted late last year and it was determined that the RM record could be Imperial as long as the spreadsheet to setup the Braceworks part of the symbol was in metric. As a result, we made a change and decided to ship US manufacturers with Imperial units in the RM record and European, UK, and Australian companies with metric units for all future releases. You can see this change in some of the later XSF libraries and some of the new James Thomas and Tomcat libraries in 2021as they were released in the 2020 version after the decision was made. As new truss libraries are released you will see the preferred units for the country of use/manufacturer in the RM.
  24. @Alexey Trebukhin I have found that if you go into the OIP and choose 'Edit Accessories' you can then add additional clamps. You want to be sure to use the second mode though so that the extra clamps do not insert at the insertion point of the symbol but instead where you click them into the document. You may also have to go into a front or side view and adjust the clamp height to line up with the bottom of the base. If you make a custom symbol and add an additional clamp so that two attach in one symbol you will need to update the weight of the symbol.
  25. @MattG Here is a file. Please note that the weight may not be exactly correct. If you want to change it note that weight is in grams and offset length is in mm. Truss Sling HUD.vwx
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