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JustinVH

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  1. @Mark Aceto What is the width of the Tyler GT? Could the placement of the appropriate symbol in the Pickups folder be altered to work? I know it is not a sling but at least it is a pickup symbol.
  2. @Jacobtheld If you are using Vectorworks 2020 the Roe BP2 is available in the Resource Manager in the Vectorworks Libraries>Objects Ent Video>Video ROE file.
  3. I believe the issue with not being able to apply a texture has been resolved. I was able to apply a texture using the render tab of the OIP using VW 2020 SP4.
  4. @Haydenovative Not sure how to change the 3D fill as the geometry is generated from using the tool but you can assign a texture using the render tab of the OIP and choosing the texture that you desire. In my test I downloaded the Chrome texture and applied it successfully for renders.
  5. @gmulder I took a look and I was able to fix your file and come up with a solution. The trick is to use the No Connection option on the flat base portion of the truss base when when setting up the truss info. Using the No Connection option will force the Auto Connect Engine to only use the Neutral, Male, or Female end of the symbol which will flip the symbol accordingly when placing on top of a piece of truss, this way you only need to have one symbol that can be used on both ends. In the file I have attached I set your base as a "No Connection" start and a "Male" end connection and the corresponding test piece of truss as a "Female" connection for both start and end. I did this as I saw you were using the gendered connections and decided to stick with that for you. Typically the conical connections that are on the H30V line of truss use the "Neutral" connection in the libraries that ship with Vectorworks as a separate coupler is used in the real world and is not actually placed into the drawing. I typically only use Male/Female with the shipped libraries if the end connections are welded onto the truss at the factory like you see with fork and gable style truss. I also tested with using "Neutral" on the truss and male portion of the base plate and also had success in getting the plate to properly connect to the top of the truss. If you decide to use other shipped H30V content out the Resource Manager keep in mind these will be using the "Neutral" connection and you will have to adjust them to Female/Female to use the base in your file. Let me know if you have any further questions. Justin Base plates 30x30 Fixed.vwx
  6. @gmulder I will take a look at this, I think I have a solution that will work for you. I will post the file here is I have success.
  7. @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.
  8. @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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. @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
  12. @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.
  13. @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.
  14. @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
  15. 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.
  16. @trashcan Are these Vectorworks symbols or custom symbols? If you send me your file I can see what is the issue.
  17. 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.
  18. Have you tried opening the gear icon at the top of the RM and choosing 'Refresh Libraries'? This usually solves that issue.
  19. @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.
  20. Thank you for sending your file by DM. I have downloaded your file and sent you a response.
  21. @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?
  22. Have you turned off the Rigging-Truss-Simplified class? It looks like that class is still on as it is just extruded an extruded rectangle.
  23. In content development world we have learned that simple objects like sweeps and extrudes should stay as sweeps and extrudes as converting to generic solids can sometimes increase the size of the object and symbol. Once we start performing operations like subtractions, additions, and commands from the 3D modeling tool set we convert to generic solids to strip the object of geometry history and reduce the file size. That being said, we always keep a backup copy of our files in non generic solids just in case a file corruption happens in the future and we need to examine the original symbol's creation methods.
  24. @jkamst Currently the Prolyte H30V circles do not exist in the libraries. With the recent acquisition of Prolyte by Area 4 Industries I will not be able to get a contact that I can request CAD files from in order to add to the existing Prolyte libraries. Unfortunately, at this time I cannot offer any sort of timeframe for additional content to the Prolyte libraries. I was able to make a complete 6 meter outside diameter circle using the Curved Truss tool and was Abel to set the cross section to Prolyte H30V. I have attached a screenshot of the settings I used with the tool and hopefully you are able to use similar settings to make the 2,4, and 6 meter circles that you desire. I am most likely wrong on the diameters of the lacing and ladder bars but those specs should be able to be found on the Prolyte website. Also note that my units are in mm so that is why my circle is 6000 in diameter and not 6. Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to DM me if needed.
  25. @AlexSawaya Are you able to post a file? I can take a look at it and see if I can discover anything on Monday.
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