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  1. The eng team is working on it at the moment, as the bug report was only entered into the system on the 7th of November it was too short notice to have any chance of it being in the SP2 release.
  2. Because the seating section is treated as a group it counts as a single object and the data visualization will not recognize the individual chair symbols with the records attached inside it. If you want to be able to do your data visualization you will need to un-group the seating section.
  3. If You are based outside of a native English speaking country and would like to have an English language version of Vectorworks you need to contact your local Distributor or reseller and specify that you need the English language version. All distributors have the right to sell the English version and can switch languages on request. To find your local Distributor please follow the link below https://www.vectorworks.net/international
  4. A possible solution for this is to edit the table with chairs symbol so that the chairs are further away from the table, this will force the seating section to allow more space for each table. Otherwise if you make use of the 'style' feature to save to the seating section settings as a 'style' to use in future plans, this should reduce the amount of set up work in the future. I will make a feature enhancement request for adding a pulled out chair option/function to the dialogue
  5. forgot to add that you can also use the default seating section chairs and tables as individual symbols if needed, they are located in the Defaults-event planning-seating folder and Defaults-seating in the resource manager
  6. Hi Chris There is a default circular table with 3 chairs available. When using the Seating section tool, the first page of the Seating section Settings dialogue window allows you to select a range of seat or table defaults. These defaults can also be edited, to move the chairs to different positions round the table for example, by editing the symbol in the resource manager after first creating the seating section. The edited symble can then be saved into your favorites folder for future use with the seating section tool
  7. You need to contact the Swiss Distributor, ComputerWorks Switzerland. Confusingly they share the same name as the German distributor but they are a separate company and are based in Basel. contact details are below Tel.: +41 (0)61 337 30 00 info@computerworks.ch
  8. Hi Jörgen glad to help, could you pm the test file? This will help me figure out what is happening.
  9. I'm afraid Mike is correct regarding this particular issue. Due to user feedback we are looking at how to change this and several other area's of Braceworks to both improve the workflow and better reflect real world rigging practices. This will take time as we have to balance real world rigging practice with both structural engineering requirements and legal standards. Real world rigging practice often revolves around this is the way we have always approached this particular task and not what the legal or structural engineering standards dictate. This makes it a tough balancing act to satisfy all the competing priorities. However we are listening and we will step by step improve both rigging workflows and Braceworks, based on your feedback regarding the original question although single point bridles, deadhangs and hoists will not auto connect to a house point or I-Beam there is a work around Effectively you have to use the house rigging points as a insertion guide. first your house rigging point's center point has to line up perfectly with the center line of your truss, use the snap to object function in the snapping palette for this next assign the house rigging point (or points) to a separate class use the 'send to back' command (right click mouse menu or modify menu) so that your truss displays on top of the house point then set the house rigging point class visibility to grey select the appropriate insertion tool (bridle or hoist) in the tool preferences set the trim height (bridle tool) or high hook height (hoist tool) to be the same as the house rigging points 'Z' coordinate insert the bridle or hoist as normal linning it up with the greyed out house point. the last step is to run either the system check command (if you don't have Braceworks) or one of the calculate system commands from the Braceworks menu. Vectorworks will create a new house rigging point in the correct place. You can then label it appropriately for you documentation and either delete the original house point or hide it use the class visibility settings. note: if you are using the 'dead-hang' mode of the hoist tool you will have to change the chain length in the OIP after insertion to insure that the new house rigging point will be at the correct height.
  10. This is now fixed (with the release of sp2)
  11. This has now been fixed and is working correctly in sp2
  12. Hi Kimia You need to contact Computerworks, the German distributor. Most of their staff speak English fairly well. Either phone them +49 (0) 76 21 / 40 18 0 (main switchboard) or write them at info@computerworks.de They will be able to help you.
  13. Also please in the future use the entertainment forums for Spotlight related questions, you will get a quicker response that way
  14. Change the 'Auto positioning' settings the Spotlight preferences (File>Document Settings>Spotlight Preferences>Loads and rigging). uncheck either or both the 'Enable auto positioning when created' and the 'Enable auto positioning when moved' The potential draw back of doing this in the preferences however, is that if you want other objects to attach to the trusses or hanging positions at a later date in the same document you will need to recheck them . Another option is to use the class and layer visibility settings and options in the navigation palette assign your trusses to a separate class (or classes) or rigging layer from your lighting fixtures (and other potential load objects) then either set the class (or layer) visibility to invisible to hide the trusses completely or if you need them visible, set the class (or layer) visibility to grey and then set the 'Class Options' (or 'Layer Options') to 'Show others' this way the trusses will still be visible but will not trigger the load object to automatically connect to it
  15. You also need to consider how Apple previously dealt with the i9 cooling issues in their last i9 mac book! Instead of installing a cooling system that could deal with this issue they cut corners and throttled the chip so heavily that the same gen mac book with an i7 substantially out performed the i9 version, completely defeating the point of having an i9 processor. Although a patch has been released they still compare poorly performance wise to other laptops with better cooling systems (article linked below is just the first hit that came up when searching for this issue) https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/core-i9-macbook-pro-throttling-power-problem/ Personally I would suggest waiting to see how issue has been addressed before considering buying a i9 model, as even with out the chip being throttled cooling efficiency can have huge impact on processor and system performance.

 

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