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  1. I am a student using VW2020 Spotlight. I have tried to use schematic view before with little success and I'd like to find out the problem. I have a vertical pipe I converted to a hang position and attached instruments. The Top view looks ok (If I had schematic view working correctly they wouldn't be angled in the view and you would get Label Legend info from the schematic view). If I move to 3D view the instruments are pointing completely in the wrong direction and when I move them or use a focus point the 2D view goes all wrong and the schematic view gets messed up as well. In the instance below it's even worse, the label legend in the schematic view is coming off the front of instrument and I can't find a way to have a different label legend in schematic view than top view. Does anyone have good lessons on schematic view? Chekhov Courtyard.vwxChekhov Courtyard.vwx
  2. Hi, I'm sure there is a simple answer, but I can't find it. I am using Spotlight Numbering to address fixtures. I have tried Absolute address and Increment by DMX footprint and when I get to the end of a universe it patches across universes. If I'm at address 505 and I have a 10 address fixture it just patches it to 505 rather than going to 513. If I go to use DMX Address and I tell it to restart at 512 it works, but It just continues to use universe 1 over again. What am I supposed to be clicking, because I'm sure it is not supposed to do this. Thank you
  3. @jeff prince I tried lofting late last night and it did nothing like I wanted, but I have little experience with it. Your last product looks amazing. I'll look into joining the Jonathan group. Thanks for all your help.
  4. @ASagatovVW Thanks. I thought I had them in there, but it looks like I dreamed it. Working now.
  5. @jeff prince That is exactly what I'm looking at (in fact that looks a lot like my pool. I just get frustrated because of my lack of understanding with most of the program
  6. @jeff prince that is beautiful work. I have pretty limited experience with 3D modeling and it is obvious I need a lot more practice.
  7. @fabrica Thanks for posting. I can't see it either because it says it is content only for members.
  8. Does anybody know of a tutorial for drafting a swimming pool that has sloping levels and free form shape? I feel confident when dealing with simple 3D shapes but get lost when dealing with more organic designs. Thanks.
  9. Thank you very much. I thought I had done that, just over looked it I guess. Thank you again.
  10. I can not figure this out. I have made my own 2D/3D symbol of Mega-Lite's Baby Color because I cannot find one. The problem is I can't get the beam to draw in a cone. Any ideas? Baby Color Test.vwx
  11. Hi, I followed a video on how to make my own 2D 3D lighting symbol and everything went pretty well until I turned it on. The beams only show as a single spread instead of a cone of light. I might not be describing that well so I attached a file with the instrument. If anybody can help. It's a Mega-Lite Baby Color, it doesn't exist in the resource browser so I made one. Baby Color Test.vwx
  12. Hello forum heroes. I have drafted a 3D set piece and created a viewport on a sheet layer. From there I added a section viewport. Problem is my cut solids show as solid black instead of hatched like a cut piece should. What am I doing wrong? Christopher
  13. It was set to Screen Aligned. That solved it. Thank you. Don't know how I did that.
  14. Thanks for responding. I have done (3 times actually, out of desperation) and the dialog has not come back. Is it something they removed from 2019?
  15. I recently upgraded to VW2019. I usually create my viewports by placing a 2D shape over the part of my my Design Layer I want to use and clicking Create Viewport. Click yes on the dialog and move on. I don't know if I accidentally clicked on the "Do Not Show Again" at some time or if the pre-cropped option was removed in 2019, but I am no longer able to do this. I don't get the dialog box and I can't figure out how to get it back. I have clicked the "Reset Saved Settings" in the Session options and it has not helped. Any Ideas? I use this all the time. Thanks, Christopher
  16. I would like to mention that I am a windows user and I ended up with this problem due to some voodoo key strokes I used. I did not open a file from a Mac. So there is some way for a windows user to do this to themselves. The problem would have been figured out much sooner had those boxes been visible even if grayed out. Thanks to Raymond for saving me from insanity. C
  17. I just clicked plain text and restarted. Did not have to worry about the script
  18. Raymond, That fixed it. Thank you so much. I have been banging my head for a while on this. Christopher
  19. I am using a student version, 2018 It doesn't matter what font I use but the file attached is Arial in a new blank doc. I do not have an option for shadow or outline. Thanks for your help C text_problem.vwx
  20. Thank you, Here is a file with just a text block text_problem.vwx
  21. Thanks for the response. I have done this, but I still get the text in this weird outline (regardless of font chosen) and offset from the fill box.
  22. Hi, I cannot figure out how to fix this. It doesn't matter what font I use, or text size. Unstyled text is always in this weird outline style and extended beyond the text box. I cannot figure out what I did or how to get it back. If I select a pre-loaded style like Dimension 12pt everything is fine and I can alter size and font with no problem, but I can't make my own styles without this issue. Haven't been able to find any posts with this problem yet, any ideas? Thanks, Christopher
  23. Thanks Kevin, That's exactly what I did and it worked great.
  24. Trying to draw a theatre. The house has an arced layout that also rakes. So the floor rakes up 1.5' along the radii instead of straight from the stage so it is sort of a very shallow bowl segment. If the arc was a full circle it would be about 203' in diameter, also the center of the circle would exist some 50' from the section being used. How do I create this shape?
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