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  1. Click into the dropdown and start typing, the list will start to actively filter as you type
  2. The Connector drop down list is both scrollable and searchable, enabling access to all connector types. As you have found you can also reorder the list as needed by customising the order in the xml file, which is a good way to prioritise the connectors you use the most. Cable connectors and all related functionality is covered in the cable tools learning path on the Vectorworks University
  3. This is a limitation of how the Bridle tool draws in 3D, currently there isn't any real way round this using the draw 3D parts mode of the tool. The parts calculation is correct and the bridle assembly diagrams were added to correctly display the construction plan for each bridle.
  4. Ok odd, that should be possible as long as the insert connection tool is in 2019. can you post the file or DM it to me so I can take a look?
  5. No the insert connection tool has a mode to insert hoists being used as drops between supporting trusses and under hung pipe or trusses. It uses the same content libraries as the hoist tool. Using this tool is the only way to underhang a truss or pipe from another truss or pipe. In Spotlight 2023 this tool mode was further enhanced to enable it to use deadhang bridles as well as hoists for this.
  6. To under hang the pipe from the truss you have to use the insert connection tool and use a dead hang hoist symbol for the drop.
  7. This is happening because the 'Light instr' is baked into the name of the symbols. Though I have no idea why its handling the E-910's differently from the movers The easiest way to fix this is to edit the symbol names in the resource manager, removing 'Light Instr' from them. If you use the Batch rename command it will do all the symbols in one go for you. Since the symbol key will think these are new lights after renaming them you will need to rebuild the symbol key afterwords for the renamed lights to be correctly displayed.
  8. Many truss manuafacturers provide the structural data for their trusses in the TUV certificates for each model of truss. Eurotruss for example provides TUV's for all their models on their website.
  9. Sorry this took a while, but I needed to get help to unlock the file since its a non US student version. When I checked your spotlight file a lot of the lights had duplicated channel and patch data. Once I worked over the DMX patch in Spotlight I was able to load it into Vision and it worked as expected. Vision can't patch GDTF fixtures, it will only display the GDTF patch data in the properties of each light not in the patch dialogue. When you merge the changes into Vision it will move the fixtures into a new parent layer in the scene graph with the updated patch data
  10. @Chris J Clarke A quick way to check what is in a truss system is to use the change trim height of system command in the truss object properties, The change dropdown menu gives you options to control what will be affected by the command, which will be hightlighted in your design, enabling you to see what is included in the truss system. In you above example place deadhang bridles or hoist above each corner of the ground support, this will allow you to calculate the system, it won't tell you how the legs respond to the loads or the exact force exerted on the floor but you will see how the truss laid ontop and supporting sections perform.
  11. The load on the hoist can be displayed either as a force or as a weight. However this can't be displayed in the hoists basic ID label you have to use a data tag. There are default tags in the library that display the hoist's ID and weight. You can also create your own. If you want to create your own tag or worksheet to display the total load force (including the hoists own weight) in kg, use the 'High Hook Weight Equivalent (formated)' property and make sure that your document units is set to kg. If you use the unformatted version then it will display in grams and need to be covnerted. If you want the force acting on the hoist (without its own weight) use the low hook version.
  12. jcogdell


    it does both, the 'leg length x' fields are the length the bridle tool calculates as the ideal leg lengths based on how the bridle is drawn and the 'Part length leg x' fields are the actual length of the legs based on the bridle configuration.
  13. jcogdell


    @Stefan B. Yes this should be possible. you may need to get rid of the default version
  14. Do the fixtures display their patch in the fixture properties when you select them? If you can post the MVR file that you are using to set Vision up I can take a look and check if it is correct? Also what sort of computer are you using?
  15. I just tried exposting from the VWX you provided and from what I can see its working correctly, the MVR is documenting the correct channel and unit numbers, based on what is currently in the lighting device properties. Are you on Mac or PC? I know there have been a lot of issues with the latest MacOs versions (14.4 and later) but I've not heard anything related to exporting an MVR. Another point is that the MVR you provided didn't include any geometry other than the lights themselves, I know earlier you had to include atleats some of the Design's goemetry for MVR to correctly export (when I tested I included the truss layer).
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