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  1. @Chris_W If you are looking for specific lighting fixtures such as LED walls that are not in the stock libraries and you are a VSS subscriber you can request these specific lighting fixtures through the VSS support page. If all of the necessary data is available on the manufacturer's website the Spotlight content team will create a hybrid symbol and send you a notification when it is complete so that it can be downloaded for use.
  2. @pmorrill If you are a VSS subscriber you can submit a Spotlight Fixture request through the support page and the content team will work to add the light to the libraries if all the required information can be found.
  3. @jugfire There are some sleeveblocks and tower truss assemblies in the Eurotruss FD34 and FD44 lines. There are also some in the Slick product line as well. I will add the Prolyte towers to the list of content wishes and see if we can get the information from Prolyte so that we can add them to the libraries through a Vectorworks Service Select release.
  4. Fortunately, the racks of autotransformer dimmers were before my time. When I started in college the dimmers the building had a rack of 24 dimmers and about 90-100 circuits between the onstage electrics and the FOH position. I remember pulling the circuit plug from the mess of overhead cables and plugging into the appropriate dimmer much like a switchboard operator in the early 20th century telephone days. The best part was fighting the counterweight on the cable to pull in through the birds nest in the wall to get enough slack to properly plug into the rack. This was all controlled by a Microvision FX (the kind with the scroll wheel carved from granite) and a backstage "Stage Manager" control board in the rehearsal and dressing room space. Inevitably, some actor would always place a prop or lean on the board and turn on the house lights during one of the dress rehearsals which would trigger the TD to remember to pull the key on the board. Of course, the summer after I graduated they received a large funding contribution and upgraded to a dual 96 rack ETC Sensor system and dimmer per circuit wiring and one of those fancy Digital to Analog converter boxes and a new Express 48/96 board and buttons stations.
  5. @jugfire We are currently working on the libraries for Interal TC. When they are finished and reviewed by Interal TC they will be released on VSS.
  6. @math3006 Hello Mathieu, What corner block are you using? I just tested the entire Christie Lite Type B line that ships with Vectorworks and had no issues. I was able to make the truss structure that you see in the screenshot using the snapping.
  7. @Jasonbrett Did you use library content that ships with Vectorworks to make your truss structure? If so, the truss symbols are 2d/3d hybrid objects and cannot be tilted like a roof. Only 3d objects can be tilted. The solution if you are using hybrid symbols is to remove the 2d geometry so that only the 3d remains and you should be able to tilt with no issues. I hope that helps and feel free to message me if you have any questions.
  8. @christine Hello. The size of the font for the focus point is pretty easy to change. It is tied to the current font size that you have selected in the document. To set the font size go to Text>Font Size and choose your desired font size. In order to change a font size of an already inserted focus point just make sure that the focus point is selected and go to Text>Font Size and choose your desired font size. I hope this helps and if you have any questions feel free to direct message me. Thanks.
  9. @Ian M.I am not sure why those remaining files are not visible in the Resource Manager. Have you tried closing and reopening Vectorworks to see if it resolves the issue? Perhaps @JimW can provide more information. I have attached two files with pianos for your use, you should be able to just open them and import the piano(s) you desire into your drawing. Musical Instruments.vwx Orchestra Layout 3D.vwx
  10. Are you running an Architect only license or Designer? The piano is in the Objects-Ent Stage folder but that is limited to Spotlight or Designer. It looks like you have Vectorworks Service Select from your screenshot. If this is the case you can download the piano symbols from the VSS website. The pianos are in the Previous Versions>Entertainment>Orchestra Layouts 3D folder. Let me know if you have any questions.
  11. There are two piano symbols in the Resource Manager and I found them by using the search function for 'piano'.
  12. @Josh Schulman Have you submitted this request through the Fixture Request Form on the Service Select>Support page? You can request lighting fixtures through this form and the Content Team will work on developing them for release in the downloadable content libraries.
  13. The issue appears to be with truss that has a rotation value of 180º in the Truss Properties>Connections window. I tested several kinds of truss on the latest internal builds and saw the same issue regardless of Male/Female or Neutral/Neutral connection. I will file a bug on this issue. Bug filed-VB-155092
  14. Hi @Mike Wright Have you filed or are you able to file a bug for this issue? This looks like unexpected behavior. If you are not able to file a bug please let me know and I can look into filing one regarding this issue.
  15. @Jmoberly The strip lights are most likely producing a round beam and that is why you are seeing the pools of light. If you change the beam and field angles in the OIP for the symbol you should be able to produce a light beam that is a lot more oval and more representative of a strip light. Let me know if you have any questions as how to do that or what beam angle and field angle value represents vertical and horizontal in the rendered beam.
  16. @Alex Weston The bridle lengths that ship with Vectorworks are in metric units thus the reasoning for 'Steel 200' and the like. If you would like imperial bridal lengths you have to make those new lengths. I have made imperial lengths from 5-30' in 5' increments. If you are interested DM me and I can send you the file.
  17. @owade01 I just sent you a direct message with the file and instructions.
  18. 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
  19. Just sent you a direct message with the file you need.
  20. I am going to direct message you the file and the instructions that you need to follow.
  21. 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.
  22. Hi Sbarnett, What are your document unit settings, Imperial or Metric?
  23. @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.
  24. @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.
  25. 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.
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