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  1. Only the multicable object's label legend should display the changed cable run id. The Multicable object will only doesn't maintain any sort of active connection with lighting devices (or any other object). If you change the cable run ID after using the assign circuits command you will have to either manually update the lighting devices circuit name and number fields or re run the assign circuits command, before the changes will display on a the lighting devices label legend Cable objects created by the new cable tools behave differently and do transmit changes to connected objects depending on the type of object Lighting devices will have their circuit name and number fields up dated if the connected cable object has its cable run Id changed Any distributor objects will display the updated cable run ID in the input or output field that the cable object is connected to but will not have their ID changed Other cable objects will display the changed cable run ID in the start or end field which display what the cable is connected to, but again will not have their own cable run ID changed. Because the new cable tools are still a preview feature there will be improvements made to how cable objects interact with each other and other objects as their development continues.
  2. Which version of the cable tools are you using?
  3. the MVR itself will contain the GDTF's needed as long as they have been correctly linked to the fixtures in Spotlight before exporting the MVR (using the GDTF fixture mode drop- down in the device properties). you can look inside the MVR itself by changing the file extension to .zip , it is uncompressed. Inside you should have GDTF files for each fixture type. The DMX address, channel number and so on are in the General scene decription xml file which can be opened with any simple text editor or xml viewer. As long as you have correctly assigned a mode in the fixture mode drop-down. If there is no fixture mode assigned then the light will not appear in Vision and if the mode is not available in Spotlight then there is no lit file for that mode in Vision as each fixture mode is a separate file. correct the builder is currently PC only at the moment the MVR format doesn't support Spotlight focus points or focus information, if you want to use Spotlight focus data you will have to use the older ESC file format.
  4. We are hoping to be able to add Ground support analysis to Braceworks in the future. It is currently being actively researched by the Braceworks team. It will likely be several years before we have anything ready, this is a large project and it will take time to get it right. For more info about our current Development Roadmap https://forum.vectorworks.net/index.php?/forum/158-roadmap/
  5. The offset issue should have been fixed in SP2, from my understanding to fix the orientation issue of the sling in 3D the insertion point has been moved to align with the center line of the truss objects. All of our default pickups should have been updated to take this into account. I'll put an enhancement request in to have this addressed.
  6. Currently there is no way to address these issues inside of Spotlight that I am aware of, as the problem is with how Wysiwyg or Capture deal with importing files and data. In the future there is some hope for improvement, Wysiwyg has announced that they plan to add support for GDTF and MVR which should solve this issue, I am unsure about whether Capture intend to do so as well.
  7. This issue has been corrected in service pack 2 and there is now a hyphen used in the short name of the cable part to separate the connector from the length the new format for the cable part short name is connector-length, so in your example it will now display as S19-100ft S19-10ft S19-10ft S19-10ft The cable part short name can be changed as desired (either using the manage cable parts dialogue or by editing the default library), for example using "/" as a separator, a different name for the connector, or a completely different format based on your own preferences and local terminology. The only restriction is that data tags will use the short name field to display the parts
  8. The original cable tools (multi cable, feeder, etc...) have not been changed in 2021, instead a completely new set of cable tools have been developed and added as a preview feature. to access the new tools you will need to add the preview palette to your workspace. This can be done using the new cable tools for any type of cable, using the style settings. You can either use the default start and end markers or create custom markers in the 2D visualization section of the style settings. Because each type of cable is saved as a style you can easily create your own style and save them for use in future projects The new tools deal with the lengths of standard parts differently from the old tools. The new tools have moved to a parts based system, where the standard length is documented inside a cable part not the cable tools preferences. Using a data tag you can display the designed length of the cable run (which includes spare preferences and any other modifiers) and/or the parts required to create the run (either as part totals or in the order they are used in the cable run).
  9. The new cable object still includes start, mid and end labels, that display the 'Cable run ID'. These are class controlled for visibility and the cable style can save your desired default classes as part of the style settings. If you need to display more data about the Cable Run then you would use Data tags, for example the length of the cable run or the cable parts needed to create the cable run The image is of a couple of example data tags, one for a breakout and the other for a cable run (Harting multi core cable)
  10. if the chain bag hanging inside the truss is an issue you can edit that in the hoist symbol as well to move it up
  11. Just a word of warning, I found that the original solution (editing the default spotlight lighting device parameters) didn't work consistently, which is why I edited my original reply I will log the enhancement request regarding the X, Y, Z coords and being able to edit them in a worksheet
  12. Hi Bernat Welcome to the forums This is a bug, these fields are linked, along with the universe field, so that if you change one the other will update automatically. I have managed to reproduce this just now and will file a bug report. The issue seems to be that for the address to work there has to be a value in the universe field which by default is currently empty You're not doing anything wrong, some data like an objects position data is not editable in a worksheet, and can only be edited in either object properties pane, manually moving the object in the design with the mouse or using a command or tool like the move command
  13. jcogdell

    Scarlett

    Hi Scarlet from you signature you are somewhere in Britain, your best bet is to contact the UK tech support team Phone: 01635 580318 Email: uktech@vectorworks.net
  14. Hi Hamo Pick up symbols 2D/3D hybrids and because of this the 2D and 3D components have to have offset insertion points for each component otherwise they will stack directly on the hoist and have to be manually moved. Related to this is that if you move the 2D thumbnail the 3D component will be moved as well, this issue is being worked on and hopefully a solution will be shipped soon. In the meantime if you want the 2D thumbnail to display in a different location I suggest editing the 2D component of the symbol rather than moving the thumbnail after insertion. There are 2 ways to that a pick up symbols visibility can be controlled, the first is by class, the default class for the pick up symbol is Rigging-Accessories, the second is by using the 'Show pick up ' check box in the hoists OIP. If you want to be able to control the 2D and 3D component visibility separately you will need to edit the symbol and change the default classing for the 2D and 3D components From you previous comment, you turned of the class that the pick up symbol is in to hide the 2D thumbnail let me know if you have any other questions
  15. the show pick up symbol check box is in the hoist object OIP the pick up symbol by default uses the Rigging-Accessories class

 

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