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  1. You can easily "Calculate Selected" which only calculates the items that are highlighted. Or, you can move the items you want to calculate into its own layer, then calculate Visible Objects only. Do this after you've performed the individual truss calculations to confirm everything is working.
  2. Are you drawing in Multiple View Panes? I've seen this behaviour before, too.
  3. Is there a way to retain the "Project Information" in the Create Calculation Report menu? In previous years (a while ago now) the information was retained in the drawing, so you wouldn't have to re-type all the data every time you run the "Create Calculation Report" It's annoyingly time consuming to retype all the project data every time you catch a small typo in the report. Whats the trick to retain this info in the drawing file?
  4. Switch from Symbols to Catalog. See this thread for more info:
  5. Thanks to you both for responding - my default position is that I've messed it up somehow, so I appreciate your time and individual experiences. Mark, I'm always reluctant to upgrade before a service pack update for the reasons you've posted in other 2023 topics - yikes!. Scott, thanks for saving me the time to do so. I was about to upgrade to see if it had been fixed. Best Regards, Charles
  6. @Moritz Staffel Do you have any ideas or suggestions on how to properly apply a reverse truss bridle? Is there correct way to implement this tool? I've followed this process from the 2022 Help:
  7. I'm trying to insert a truss bridle with the "Reverse Two Leg Bridle" tool - but BW seems to think there is a chain under pressure and keeps failing. Disabling Second order analysis returns a weight value of 0 lbf on the centre hoist. A simple truss, with 2 points calculates without issue. However, once I add the centre inverted bridle BW fails. What am I doing wrong? Is this not the intended use of this tool? @JustinVH @jcogdell
  8. Yes, this is the way....just need a quicker workaround to tally that point load.
  9. Is there a reason the selected loads don't SUM in "Load Overview"? Since it's not really possible to use the Ladder tool with Braceworks, I just want a quick way of adding up the vertical load so I can manually add the weight to a pair of point loads. Any way to quickly select and sum the weights?
  10. Thank you very much for this suggestion! I was using Symbol mode. The Symbols are easily duplicated into the Generic Catalog, and saving them with their own name. Populating was almost instantaneous. And the file size was reduced by 300%!
  11. The Audio Array tool in Spotlight is very useful, but also very difficult to work with on complex arrays. Processing time on the CPU for a single array with 3 types of boxes can take 10 minutes or more, with the entire program being unusable during that period. GPU is not enabled for this, even if modified in Shaded mode.
  12. Does it register the bumper? Try to re-populate the array (or update) in the OIP after changing the trim height of the system. I believe the array boxes will stay at their previous elevation until you update the entire array.
  13. What type of truss/corner block? There is a cross-section error on some corner blocks. JustinVH can elaborate.
  14. https://egpu.io/how-to-egpu-accelerated-internal-display-macos/
  15. Lighting Symbol Maintenance.... Double click on the fixture you want to rename Edit Model Name and Type Go back to your Symbol Key and rebuild the list with the new Fixture Model Name. Have a look at my Mac Quantum Wash in the images below. Cheers.
  16. Does the same page size limitation apply to the "Create Hoist Report" PDF function? I am attempting to use this tools to print the X/Y , but the data runs off the page and I cannot rotate to Landscape or adjust the page size via the preferences or Page Setup. Thoughts? Create Hoist X:Y .pdf
  17. Select the fixtures you want to move, then press the ~` (tilde) key and drag them to the chord you want.
  18. Is it possible to retain the Hoist ID when performing a Reset Braceworks ID's? Or display the Distro/Properties field in the label instead of Hoist ID, so the reset doesn't clear the label information? I like to use the OIP Hoist Labels that colour nicely instead of data tags. Legacy hoists functioned well in that sense. Also wondering how to copy and paste those same OIP hoist label positions. Previously we could use the eye dropper tool, and apply the label positions to other hoists. It's tedious to do it manually now. Anyone got a trick?
  19. Awesome suggestion! Here it is (probably needs some touch-ups, but it works!) Thanks
  20. Thanks Jesse, Here is my workaround: Create a symbol with the vertical truss and lights. Attach the _ATS-SpkrModata record to the symbol you just created Using the Audio Array tool, Configure Array bumper to match the spacing of your low hook rigging. Depending on the hang configuration, you may need to Rotate 90 - for side by side hoists. Select the "Speaker" symbol you just created in "Speaker A" tab Add one "Speaker" then Populate Add Hoists Calculate Profit
  21. Understood, thanks for the clarity! I’ll continue to manipulate the generic bumpers to meet my needs.
  22. What is the correct way to attach a hoist to the "extension bar" of a Generic Bumper in the Audio Array tool? With the option enabled, I can set the rigging pickup points correctly, but cannot attach a hoist to them on the extension bar. Only the area contained within the bumper Attributes area are showing connection options.
  23. Hi Jesse, Do you have a method or work around for rigging a vertical piece of truss, using 2 hoists? I'm having difficulty magnet-connecting the Tyler GT vertical frame to the truss, and it only offers one connection point anyway. I would usually Show a symbol of a Rigging Load representing the vertical truss, but that only works for a single point load. Is there a way to show a distributed load as a symbol? Or perhaps a simple horizontal pipe that can represent the truss and fixtures? Test file attached. Thanks much! Charles Vertical Truss - 2 Points.vwx
  24. Finally getting back to Vectorworks after a pandemic hiatus, and I fully agree with this statement. Really shouldn't have to write or modify VectorSctpts to restore what was a well functioning tool.
  25. Please restore the 2020 Hoist Tools to v2021 - or update the documentation to instruct on legacy work around. Simple tools like "Select All Hoists" no longer exist in 2021.
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