Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Everything posted by chstech

  1. my brain has stopped.... yesterday i selected a group and changed the class, dialogue asked if i wanted to change all items in the group or just the grouping itself as it does. I accidentally selected 'always do this action'.... how do i reset this? Thanks
  2. Thanks Benjamin, thats what i thought.... I just drew them in with lighting devices so i could have it talk to LW. Sexy shading on your fixtures!
  3. here is a reverse question I have a venue drawing with no lights, just a pdf reference. Designer gave me a lightwright file with all the info. I have created the Data Exchange Link. Trying to have all the info in LW import into the drawing as orphans then I can select those, make them into fixtures from my fixtures within the resource browser. Cant seem to get it to work this way. Any ideas?
  4. getting really irritated with the changing and selecting of Spotlight Lighting Device Parameter. I am in a file that is using an older set of Lighting Device Parameters created awhile ago and I trying to select a different set or just customize it for this file. everytime i do this and click the OK the program crashes. This only happens on an existing file, not a new one. I have had conversations with Tech Support but there has been no resolution, even they were not sure what is going on. I have even reinstalled VW Any Ideas? Very frustrated
  5. i have done that but depending on the angle of the fixture it aligns bad and some times backwards since they are two separate fields and can look very messy
  6. Thanks Kevin, not exactly how i want to use that feature! Any good way to show in the label legend the Universe and Address and not have visual orientation issues on the drawing hence the single field?
  7. I have been reading on how to use this, and it seems to only auto populate if 'auto assign universe' is turned on. I use LW to do most paperwork and am not sure about how to even use the SPLT auto assign. What i am looking to happen, as the Universe field and the Address field have values added the appear in the 'U Address' field combined with a separator / How is the best achieved and how is the U Address field used by everybody else? Thanks, Drew
  8. No worries, appreciate the help. I am just looking for a little more than what i think VW is capable of right now without doing a lot of 'put info here' and then have the worksheet look to multiple database counts to total up. And thanks for pointing me to James's post!
  9. James, i am having an issue trying to get a total count of cable by type and it is broken down into 5 or 6 separate record fields. Looking to gather the info for the whole range, not each record/field. Everything is within a symbol, with a single record attached, and having cable fields labeled ('Cable'.'b1')+('Cable'.'b2')+('Cable'.'b3')+('Cable'.'b4')+('Cable'.'b5') I have success with totaling the unique values within each single record/field using the database =('Cable'.'b1') then pull the 'Sum' over the database, add 1 to the next cell to get the qty I am wondering if this is the same issue, and if you found a solution within VW Thanks, Drew
  10. rDesign, Not needing to add 'Count' function since i am using a database looking to the record. I have success with totaling the unique values within each record/field using the database =('Cable'.'b1') then pull the 'Sum' over the database, add 1 to the next cell to get the qty I am not having any luck with totaling the unique values within each record/field for a range ('Cable'.'b1')+('Cable'.'b2')+('Cable'.'b3')+('Cable'.'b4')+('Cable'.'b5')
  11. Checked and double checked. only attached once.all default info carries into a new file, verified in resource browser, just does't show up in symbol file record with in same drawing
  12. i was trying to avoid excel for now. it is an extra step that i have been able to avoid once the worksheets got better a few years ago!
  13. Pat tried all that. it is weird, again, its only one symbol out of 5 that have the same record attached. no illegal characters. I have tried to change the default field value and still have an issue. The default value does however carry forward into the new drawing, but is not shown within each symbol.
  14. Pat i have tried it!! it is only this field in the record of one symbol that will not take. The other symbols are good. What is weird is that when i go back and edit the symbol to fix the record, the info is there. Just not sure why it will not come into the drawing correctly
  15. it is actually 'Symbol Name' Also it only is happen to one symbol type, and not the other 4 i have with the same record attached.
  16. I have no clue what i should name this topic! Here we go, I have symbols with a single record attached. within the record there are 5 fields that are for a length breakdown ex. b1, b2, b3, b4, b5 typically i will but the lengths needed in each cell ex. b1=100 b2=100 b3=50 b4=25 b5=0 That being said i have a worksheet that has criteria to look for the 'record being present' Record name is 'Cable' Then add ('Cable'.'b1')+('Cable'.'b2')+('Cable'.'b3')+('Cable'.'b4')+('ANW'.'b5') Then sort and sum that column. The solution i am getting is not ideal, it is add up the number of occurrences that it see the total added length. EX. =275 I am trying to solve how many time '100' or '50' or '25' occurs within the range of cells. The result I am looking for is; 25=1 50=1 100=2 i have has success with this in a singe record/field, but not trying to total up a range of record/fields Did i over think it, or do i need to do a database for each record/field (b1, b2, b3, b4, b5) Then a separate database looking to those results to total up?? Or do i need to get really wordy and specify the Record Name & Field Value? I was hoping it would auto populate whatever length is in the field value. Thanks in advance, Drew
  17. I have a number of symbols that have a single record attached. one of the records field s is 'Name' i have confirmed that it is attached, and when editing the 2d symbol, and it is not selected, i can access the defaults within the record for that symbol. when i insert the symbol into my drawings, the default that i created does not come in. i have checked that it is correct in the resource browser, and that it is setup the same way as other symbols, but no go, no workie!! any ideas of what is wrong? Never had an issue like this yet VW2015
  18. Art, it is a design revision not a 2016 file. The project has 12 people drafting different area/departments, and none of them are 2016, i am also waiting for SP1 to fix some bugs. Kevin, I am not sure what changes will have been made, lighting alone has 1000 plus fixtures and the lead designer will have made other changes that will not let me abandon the new updated file. Can I use references to bring in my saved views and sheets?
  19. Working on a project and anticipating a file update soon. I have done a lot of work on separate layers of current drawing, When I get the update I plan to 'copy' my design layers into the new drawing and then use LightWrite to import/export all lighting data i have modified. I haven't figured a good way to 'copy' over Saved Views or Sheet Layer/Viewports Any help would be appreciated! Thanks, Drew
  20. late night session and really don't want to play trial and error !! I have a few different symbols with a single record attached, and text linked to record. I have done a lot a data entry and realize i want to use a different record. I modified the original, added fields, etc. It is not currently attached to any of the symbols in the drawing or to the master symbol in the resource browser. None of the info in the new record needs to be mapped, it is only for worksheets and exporting out. My thoughts are to go into the resource browser, edit the symbols, attached the new record, remove the old one? Then the only way i know how to update the drawing is to go thru it and replace all the symbols (select all, replace) Then i should have the new record on all symbols in the drawing i hope. I don't want to lose the info already in the original record, how do i carry that forward? I don't want to lose any of the linked text either, will i have to rebuild? The only other option i can think of is just as tedious right now and that is to go into the existing record and add in the added fields one at a time... Any help before i try this would be great. Thanks, Drew
  21. Thank you, I knew it was somewhere, actually right where I left it in VW2009 when i did a lot of saved views! Thanks BCD
  22. just curious back in the old days before the Nav Palette, the Saved Views was a separate floating palette. is this possible to do in VW 2015? I sometimes need to bounce between different views and then adjust layers/classess quickly. Trying to find an easier/quicker workflow, it gets tedious switching the tabs in the nav palette. Thanks!
  23. Thank you again, Laptop is happy! if i want to copy my custom layout for lighting device parameters to another user, how do i add just that item? I keep a copy on Dropbox of my workspace so if i use a different computer i am able to still have my custom workspace and keystrokes. Thanks, Drew
  24. Thank You Jim!! going to try that now. Is there a list of what it will backup? - settings - serial number - ??? Thanks, Drew
  • Create New...