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  1. @jeff prince Great solution! This is totally the right track. I'm exctied to show this to my client. This is a great intro into the Space object as well!
  2. Hello Hive Mind! I'm trying to help a client create a grid in VW similar to a tool they had in Autocad. What they would like is a reference grid that is dynamic to Sheet Layers like the Grid line tool, but to label the spaces between. They also would like the labels to be center rather than at the ends. The purpose is for emergency workers at large festival events who need to locate victims who need aid. Exp: There is a someone sufffering from heat stroke at D6. I faked a grid with Data tags and the Grid tool on a design layer so I could show a rough example of what they are looking for. If this is already possile please point me in the correct direction! Get it? Thanks so much!
  3. Sorry for the delayed response. Thank you for looking into this and diagnosing. I look forward to GTDF updating this bug. No there is no vision fixture as this is me trying to create a work flow to building LED tape, and thus I'm using GDTF to build those assets. Much appreciated!
  4. Hi, I have a number of fixtures that I created in the GTDF builder to represent LED and Pixel Tape (flexible strips). I would like for these fixtures to be emissive and stay that way. If I turn on the force emissive button for those fixture types and save the file, this setting resets when I reopen it. Is there a way to lock this setting in so I don't have to click it every time? I also thought I had built this to be emissive in the GDTF but that is still a platform I'm leanring about so I might of messed that up. Thanks for any help!
  5. Okay, I was able to fix it. I had to delete the RM, which actually was linked to a few other menu items. I then had to repopulate the RM into the menu, but it doesn't show up as RM in the Workspace editor but is part of the "Standard Pallets." This didn't seem to be a problem for Windows VW 2022. Not sure where the coding got a hiccup.
  6. I appreciate the suggestion, but it seems like something else. I was able to get the Resource manager to appear and behave properly in the Fundamentals workspace, but it's doing some goofy stuff in the Spotlight workspace I migrated from VW2021. Not only can't I get it to show or use the hotkeys, when I went into the workspace editor it showed a completely differnt hot key than what's in the menu. Not only that, I couldn't change it to Cmd-R, it wouldn't give me an error or anything. It's very obviously something wrong in the translation between VW 2021 Workspace to the VW 2022 workspace. Why is upgrading always so painful with this program???
  7. I'm having trouble opening my Resource manager in VW 2022 SP2.1 on my Mac. It works fine on my Windows computer. I used a different workspace and the RM opened up, but the neither the shortcut key or the menu command wouldn't close/open it. I could only close it via the x button on the pallet and then I couldn't get it back open unless I switched workspaces. I'm on Mac OS Catalina 10.15.6 Help?
  8. What fixture mode should we use for this work around? Has this been fixed in VW 2021?
  9. Hello hive mind! I've been trying to create a data tag that reports the weight of lighting fixtures that are hung but not the pipe weight. With no lights, my pipe reports Add a couple of lights and the data tag adds the weight like it's supposed to. Also, and not why i'm posting but still strange, when I delete both lights, the weight doesn't go back to the pipe weight but stays at the weight where it had the last instrument. Here is the data tag definition i'm using currently: Can someone please help me clean this up? Thank you!!!
  10. Thank you all for your responses. I'll contact Tech support and appreciate the work around. @JBenghiat I'm unsure how many objects the file had. I know the purge removed a couple hundred of items. @Sam Jones I totally could of made a functional key with the time I spent watching VW spin. I'll probably utilize the group method moving forward. I'll also be moving the venue drawing into a separate file and referencing it as a DLVP to reduce the number of objects the file needs to check against. Thanks all! Really appreciate your input!
  11. The instrument summary tool is so slow. I finally got it to stop crashing by purging unused symbols in my file. However it still takes 30 seconds plus to open the build list. This makes me not want to use this tool. Can someone help me with strategies to speed up this tool and the resources involved? Thank you!
  12. Josh! Thank you for the quick answer! I'm not sure I completely understand how to setup a multi circuit fixture, but was able to manipulate some stock symbols to get my work done. Much appreciated!
  13. Hello, I'm interested in having an option to force Symbols into the active class when inserting into the drawing. I understand that you can adjust this in the Symbol options, but a lot of VW Cloud symbols are set to to draw in a specific class and it is tedious to change all of those as you draw. Please and thank you!
  14. @markdd Thanks for your help today. Should I re-post this as a feature request then? An option to force symbol insertion into the active class?
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