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Enoch Seutter

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  1. Speaking of Christie Lites coming on board, I have noticed the link bars on B-Type 16" truss don't work properly when connecting them. It only acts as a short extension and doesn't change the angle of the truss connection. Picture attached : Top is what BW and Insert Truss Tool does, bottom is what it should actually do.


    At this point the link bars appear to be useless.



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  2. I know you can when hanging truss below truss, and invert motors all day long. I would love to see the ability to invert a motor off of truss with "X" amount of user defined weight and BW calculates based off that.




  3. Tool Sets > Hanging Position Tool

    From the "Position Symbol" pull down, find the same symbol in your document that you are using for the motor in question. Place it in the same location as the motor in question. (And remove the actual motor)


    Then using the Insert Load Tool, add the motor / pickup weight to the exact point where that motor would have been, this gives Braceworks the weight that would be applied to that spot on the truss.


    Onto your Line Array weight, using the Insert Load Tool, add the weight of the line array to the contact point on the truss. (You will have to do the calculations yourself as to how much weight is on the line array point, and your pullback point.)


    If you have used the Speaker Array Tool, make sure to turn off "Include in Calculations" on the bumper and speakers.


    I use the hanging position tool because it easily duplicates the motor symbol in question. You could modify any symbol really and make it appear to be the same as the motor.


    What this is doing is removing the actual motor, there is no longer a motor there. On your 2D plan, the Hanging Position Tool will have the icon there so you will still see that a motor exists there, in your 3D, you will see the motor, but the chain will be short. Braceworks will not think there is a motor there, but will still calculate the weight of that motor and PA.





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  4. I too have had the drape not attaching to the truss if adjusting the drape so it is "X" feet of the ground. If it spans floor to truss/pipe it connects and calculates, once the height off the floor is adjusted it won't calculate anymore, even when the top drape height matches the truss.


    I found a work around using the Insert Load (Distributed) tool, but there has to be a quicker way or something I am missing.




  5. There is a workaround to this that I have found.

    - using the Hanging Tool, insert your motor icon, so on your drawing it looks correct.

    - insert a point load onto your truss right where the motor is, with your motor weight, and the weight you have calculated that it would be picking up from your PA.

    - reduce your PA total weight by the weight you have calculated your pullback motor to be supporting.


    That will remove the error of motor has no load, and your weight is still calculated on the truss with braceworks.




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