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  1. An arc or circle does not have the left, right, etc. options. That only applies to corners where there are multiple insertion points in many different configurations. The diameter of the segment and degree of arc in the Braceworks setup are what determine what is the top and bottom connection of the segment. If you are able why don't you send me the file and I will give it a quick glance, I don't mind. It sounds like you have things working properly but it never hurts to have a second set of eyes. Justin
  2. The insertion point needs to be at the center if you have the "Insertion Point is Center" button checked in the Braceworks setup. If you just want to use the arc as a single arc place the bottom center of the truss as the insertion point and make sure "Insertion Point is Center" is unchecked. If you would like you can send me your file and I can take a look for you.
  3. @FinchProduction The insertion point should be at the center of the circle when the full 360° truss is assembled. I have attached a screenshot of how I set up all of the truss in Vectorworks and the technique that I use to make sure I am at the correct point. If you have questions please let me know and I will be glad to assist. We do have more Prolyte circles on our list of items to develop for future releases as well.
  4. @CassidyrigChristie Lites only provided us with the 90° bar for the F-Type truss and that is why it is shipped in the Resource Manager. In order for the B-Type bars to work with the F-Type truss it will require a special setup as the cross section dimension is different. This is something that I can setup and send to you but it will take me a day or two to do so.
  5. @Brent.A The current Christie Lites Type B Link Bars that are in the Resource Manager are not functional with Braceworks. I have created a file where they are set up as corners so that they are functional with Braceworks. I have attached that file for your use, just use the symbols from the file instead of the Resource Manager. These will be fixed in a future release so that they are included in the Resource Manager. Please let me know if you have any questions. Christie Lites Type B Links.vwx
  6. Have you taken a look at the Manfrotto library in the Vectorworks Service Select libraries? There may me a similar type of hanger that you can modify for your use.
  7. @Alex71Each spacer that needs to be fixed will first need to have a truss record attached. With the truss record attached the spacers know to interact with other pieces of truss when inserted into the document. When a symbol is first inserted you will have to enter all of the Braceworks data into the appropriate fields. Things like truss type, length, weight, cross section to use, rotation, gender and connects to type. Keep in mind that the 3D geometry must also be at Z=0 in order to align properly with the sticks of truss. It is helpful to see how a working symbol is setup by inserting one into the document and clicking on "Customize" in the OIP. This will open the Braceworks data that is used to connect and calculate and you can see how all the fields are populated. Once you do one or two of them it is pretty simple, nothing too tricky. For instance if you wanted to setup one of the 20mm spacers for the H40D you would keep all of the same information that the 40mm has but change the length to 20 instead of 40. This way Braceworks knows that the connection points are 20mm apart for those symbols. The key part is making sure that the 3D is at Z=0 and the left center of the spacer is at (0,0) and that you use the correct cross section in the Braceworks setup. I would use the layout for the 40mm spacer I sent you as an example if you need to fix others.
  8. @Alex71Those libraries are an older library and are not setup with the Braceworks Auto connect. This has been noted as a bug and will be fixed. I did setup these spacers for you and have attached a new file so that you can use the auto connect function. The weight is based on the rough documentation that I could find online but you can change it as you please if you find more accurate specs. Let me know if you have any issues with this spacer, it worked for me in your file. Fixed Prolyte Spacer.vwx
  9. @Alex71 Where did you get the spacer symbol? It looks like it is not setup correctly. Are you able to send me the file so I can take a look?
  10. @Carl BurnettThat is very simple to do. Instead of editing the 3D component like you do for the drums choose the Edit 2D components choice when you right click the symbol and you will enter the 2D line work. Simply select the outline and in the Attributes Palette change the pen color and exit the symbol. you can also add text if you wish from here as well.
  11. @Carl BurnettIn order to change the color of the drum shell you will have to edit the 3D portion of the symbol and change the red extrude to a different fill color. The workflow is as follows: -In Resource Manager choose the symbol to edit and right click -Choose Edit 3D Component -This will enter the 3D component of the symbol, it helps to be in OpenGL when you do this so you can see all the components -Choose the red extrude and change the fill color in the attributes palette -You will have to do this for each individual component in the kit -When finished click Exit Symbol at the top right What do you mean by the color of a lighting fixture? Are you looking to change the color of the symbol or the actual light that the light is outputting?
  12. The new Medical Equipment and Accessories file that was released on VSS last week contains a wheelchair. Just giving everyone a heads up about it.
  13. Here is a great video on YouTube on how to create a lens glow texture and have it change color with the color chosen. It is exactly what Kevin stated above but still helpful. Change Lens Color of Lighting Device
  14. The engineering firm for Interal truss and the Braceworks structural engineer are in contact with each other so the data is being created. However, I do not know the timeframe for the cross sections to be added to Braceworks.
  15. The request is on our list but there is no timeframe at this point as to when these items will be released. You can send me the DWG files by DM so that we have them in place when we begin work if you wish.
  16. @rvanheesI took a look at the file and your video screen is 6000mm wide by 3000mm tall which is a 2:1 ratio. In order for the image to properly show on the screen completely without duplication you need to resize the image to be an aspect ration of 2:1. I would try this in an image editor such as Photoshop or Gimp and recreate the texture in Vectorworks using the resized image. Another option is to "cheat" and create an extrude that is the same size of your video screen and 1mm thick. You can then apply the image as a texture and use the proper scaling and orientation settings to produce a single image.
  17. @rvanheesIn the render tab of the OIP when you select the screen texture make sure to uncheck the "repeat vertically" and "repeat horizontally" so that you only see the logo once. You then will have to most likely scale and reposition the logo on the screen using the sliders. Another option is to make sure that the logo is the same size as the screen and you can do this in the Size box using the Set By Image in the Edit Texture window. Post your file and I can take a look if you are allowed to share it.
  18. @rvanheesI will make you a video and send it to you by a DM. You cannot rotate a hybrid symbol (a symbol with both 2D and 3D geometry). I would duplicate the symbol in the Resource Manager and then go into Edit 2D Components and delete all of the 2D geometry. This will make it a 3D only symbol and allow you to rotate it but could mess up the Braceworks connection function. The other option is to duplicate the symbol and rename it as rotated or vertical or something easy for you to remember. Then go into Edit 3D Components and from a right or left view rotate the pieces 90 degrees. If you select all four you should be able to find the center of the cluster and rotate that. This will produce a symbol that still works with Braceworks but is rotated 90 degrees. This is also probably the simplest as well. Duplicate and Rotate Symbol.mov
  19. @rvanheesThat would be my fault. I drew them as squares as the imported files were squares. I attached a new file with them as extruded circles to save you from having to redraw them. Example VW Corner Round Connectors.vwx
  20. @rvanhees Truss Hook Connection Example.mov Here you go. This should help explain how things work a little better and I used the file I sent you as the example file.
  21. @rvanhees Here is your file back. I made both symbols for you so that they will properly connect to corners. The DC10 connectors will only connect at the non circular side. In order to get them to look like they are connecting to the other truss you will have to insert the truss and manually move it to be between the hooks. You can then build from it like usual. I also imported all of the FD44 horizontal truss for you so that it will connect to the corner. Example VW Corner New Symbols.vwx
  22. I will take a look at this and set this up for you. Too bad that you aren't looking to use the FD34 as we released a whole library of spacers and connectors for that model in January. I will post a new file here for you shortly with your BOB100 connector all setup. Sometime this week I will send you a DM on how to setup custom symbols for proper Braceworks connections.
  23. @rvanheesIn order to get the Bob 100 to connect using the Auto Connect engine you have to set it up as a truss symbol with the truss record. Anyway that you can post the file and I can take a look for you. It is not a complex or difficult process, just a little tedious and you have to know the intricacies of how to set up these special truss symbols.
  24. Just realized your signature says Version 2018. I have attached the 2018 version as well. Prolyte H30VC017 710mm v2018.vwx
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