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  1. Hey hey

    I'm pretty sure this isn't a bug since what I have doesn't work in previous versions but I wanted to point out the disconnect with this process and using other workspaces.


    I start by making a device and saving it to the database and as a symbol. Then I decided to move a socket and add a image to the device. I did this through the edit 3D symbol, made my changes, exit symbol and found that there were no updates to the existing placed devices. Placing a new device would have the changes and I could go about making new edits but again no updates to the existing placements. 


    The whole practice of making/using symbols would be to make changes once and all new/existing objects would be referenced. At least this is how lighting devices, truss, etc works. Is this a bug or is the programming logic not implemented here? I really don't want to change all my existing devices one by one.

    Cheers -Nick

  2. Hey everyone,

    Has anyone come across the problem of moving or shuffling connected devices around and their connections break or stay in one spot or unable to be edited? 

    I even have external sockets that cannot be connected to, even when using the 'connect selected' command. Basically, if I move anything around after being connected I have to start all over again. What's the fix to this?


  3. Hey hey

    Besides Duplicate along path/array with LED panel symbols, I would like to be able to make curved LED walls. There are a lot of flexible displays coming around in my designs so the easier VW can make this the more time I can save.

    This is also very useful for previz so that I can take in NDI video on video surfaces.

  4. @Kevin K Hey hey

    Unfortunately I can't post this file for help - active NDA. *.mvr is the file format that exports into Vision, this is the new thing VW/Vision are moving into. 


    As for the meshes, they are a custom truss that import in as meshes, trying to simplifying them only causes the objects to disappear. I'd like to convert them to a polygon or something simpler to work with. Currently the dwg conversion is running my vwx at 350+Mb, so not great for any work.

    Dwg files converted seem to be so bad that running purge command runs up my RAM and eventually crashes. 
    I'd like to get this to be a much simpler file (<20Mb), add my fixtures and information, and export it into Vision.


  5. I"m having issues with getting AutoCAD files into .vwx and then .mvr files. I have 2 different computers and have converted a handful of dwg files all with the same dead end. 

    Importing the files are no problem; purging or converting meshes to reduce file sizes ends up with VW running my RAM to it's limit before eventually crashing the computer. If I don't do these processes and assign objects to classes, then exporting smaller classes to .mvr I get the same problem with RAM running up and then crashing. 

    At this point it's only a problem with dwg/dxf files and keeps me from getting much work done. 

    System specs: computer 1 - i7 3.0ghz 32gb RAMM; computer 2 - i7 3.4ghz 64gb RAMM. 


    Any recommendations on how to get some work done?

  6. Hey I've been using this data cable chain tool.


    I'd like to request that it automatically calculates a vertical length change if fixtures have a different z height. 

    Also cable universe value and fixture universe seems to be disconnected. If they are connected (like the hanging position tool) by universe cable then the values should all match up

    And one more thing, I'd like to search a cable by cable ID value - I'm very limited to 'position' and 'universe'


    Let me know your thoughts Cheers -Nick


  7. I appreciate both of your replies. 

    - Duplicate array is useless for me because you have to input the duplicate angle. 

    - Using a circle as an overlay to truss seems like a workaround to a feature that should be working. But oh well that's what works for now. If I place the fixture on the circle, why does dup on path shift the fixture I placed 90 degrees from it's original placement? Then I have use the rotate tool to put it back, seems like another workaround to something that should work more straightforward. 

  8. I have a truss circle that I want to duplicate lighting fixtures evenly along it. How do I go about doing this?

    I've tried selecting both the fixture and the truss and duplicate along path is enabled but gives me a error in return.


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