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  1. Bug submitted: VB-165734 . In the meantime, I would suggest a white fill color on the decks or creating a custom Data Tag. Let me know if you have any questions.
  2. This is true, I included a note in that section stating that in order to set the glow and the light's intensity to be "off" your need to enter a color field value of (1,1,1)
  3. I was able to resolve the issue in your file by creating a new Label Legend in 2020 and applying it to the lighting devices. Be sure not to duplicate the existing one or the issue will persist. The issue is specific to that Label Legend and a bug has been submitted to look into this further. VB-165564
  4. You may also want to check over the Non-Rotating checkbox for the Label Legend that you're using.
  5. @sbarnett I've tried a few different methods in a test file and cannot seem to reproduce this result. Would you be able to share the file?
  6. This should help you get everything set up: Spotlight Rendering Cheat Sheet.pdf
  7. 1. Open Vectorworks Preferences 2. Under the Display Tab, set Display Light Objects to "Only in wireframe" or "Never"
  8. @rseybert I haven't had many issues with Live Data Visualization, but there certainly a few steps in getting everything set up. Feel free to drop a file here if you are having any trouble and I can take a look.
  9. If you were a big fan of that look, there is always Renderworks
  10. @frozenwaffles for 2020 we have also added to capability to use the Align and Distribute items tool in 3D which will be a great help with these sorts of workflows.
  11. @Sebastiaan Thank you for the test file. I've spent the morning working through various workflows on this file and honed in a couple of the key issues. These issues have already been submitted to our engineering team: VB-165010 In the first example you listed in the file, you can only move the lighting device and have it properly attach to a different pieces of truss in the original 3D model. This will update correctly in the schematic view objects. For now, the schematic view lighting devices do not seem to understand when they are being attached to a different piece of schematic view truss. While it may not be ideal, you can avoid this issue for now by using a single piece of straight truss. In the second example, I ended up with the same result, but it only took about 30sec to process. This does not occur when you have the circle truss lying flat, convert it to a hanging position and then you create schematic view objects. The primary issue is that there is no top/plan representation (usually shown by gray 3D geometry) being drawn when the rotated truss is converted to a hanging position. These issues are known and currently being addressed. Feel free to let me know if you find any other issues.
  12. Hello Sebastian, The issue seems to be related to the hanging position object. You should be able to do everything that you are trying to do without needing to create a hanging position. Essentially the schematic view command makes a schematic view object for every piece of truss and each lighting device. By converting the truss into a hanging position object, Vectorworks technically considers it one object which can make things tricky. This is something that we will look into. For now I would suggest not creating a hanging position.
  13. Once you have attached a lighting device to a truss you can move it to another chord and it will maintain its position relative to the truss. When in doubt, move the light to where you want it positioned on the hanging position, right-click the fixture, choose "Attach to Hanging Position" ad select the appropriate Hanging Position.
  14. Hello Peter, I've been working on developing some cable tool workflows and have discovered some cool things you can do by editing the multicable tool plug in and adding in additional cable types, break-in types and break out types. I've attached a fairly similar example file where I'm using a power distro for going from Cams to SPG20A. It won't be a perfect solution, but it is nice that this will work with the Assign Multicable Circuits, Place Break Out Label Commands, and it will show up on your cable worksheets. Hopefully this can help you out, I've attached some screenshots for how to edit the plug-in. Since you are editing a plug-in, be careful not to change anything other than just adding in new text options. Let me know if you have any questions. And just in case you need it: Custom Break Outs.vwx
  15. Hello Everybody, We often have users ask about the various settings for Spotlight Rendering. I have been creating a cheat sheet and wanted to share it with you all. Any feedback is welcome, enjoy! Spotlight Rendering Cheat Sheet.pdf
  16. This shouldn't be too tough of a fix. First make sure that whatever you are hanging your lighting devices on does in fact appear as a Hanging Position in the Object Info Palette. Once you've confirmed that, go ahead a place all of your lighting devices on the hanging position in their correct 3D position. Make sure that some piece of geometry from the lighting device is intersecting the geometry of the hanging position. Then select all of the lights for that hanging position, right click one of them, select the option for Attach to a Hanging Position, then left click the hanging position. Now all of the lights should move with the hanging position. Another way to verify this is by clicking just the hanging position. Once you select it you should see little blue arrow where each of your lights are attached. I've attached a file for reference. Ladder.vwx
  17. The closest I have come to getting something like what you're describing is by using the Dead Hang Mode of the bridle tool and then replacing the down leg with a hoist in the Object Info Palette. The trick is to make sure that your truss is centered directly beneath the house riggings point. I have attached a file for reference. Hoist to House Rigging Point.vwx
  18. Hey @scottmoore These look awesome! I wanted to ask if you've had the chance to see how these look in Vision. I can see a lot of users wanting to use these symbols for Vision as well, however Vision will currently only support image based textures. Not sure how you textured these, but I'd be curious to see the results.
  19. @G Curtis Please send an email to training@vectorworks.net and we will get your order refunded. @Cory Pattak Vision Getting Started Guides: https://www.vectorworks.net/training/2019/getting-started-guides/vision/what-is-vision There is currently content for Vision that does not exist behind a paywall, although I will be the first to admit that these resources are fairly limited. In 2019, our Customer Success team became more focused on developing training resources for Vision, because this is an area where we knew that we needed to improve. Now, we could have put together a few more quick tutorials to help users with certain workflows, but we felt that something more comprehensive would better support our Vision users. We have also received a lot of positive feedback from users for our other Essentials Seminars (Spotlight, Landmark, Architect) saying that this was a key resource in helping them succeed with Vectorworks. This is why we felt that this would be the best place to start improving our Vision content. It's not that we don't want to make more free content for Vision, it's more of a left-foot, then right-foot scenario - we started with the Seminar and now we are working on the free content. Of course we did consider that by creating a seminar, Vectorworks users would have to pay to view the seminar. This is true with all of our seminars and a part of the reason why we are able to dedicate more of our resources to develop this higher-quality training content. With all that being said, we still wanted to do something for our new and active Vision users that would really benefit from this new content, so..... We offered it for free to everybody Then we received feedback from users saying they couldn't make it, so we offered for free again Now, we won't be able to give away this seminar for free much longer. But please understand that this was a sincere gesture to our Vision users. You all have been patient and integral in helping us develop this product and we wanted to thank you as best we can by helping you succeed with Vision. @Cory Pattak I appreciate the feedback you have provided and I would not wish for you or any other user to think that we want to make any content exclusive for money sake. There is simply training that we can offer for free and training that we cannot. In the case of online seminars, we understand that $150 isn't necessarily an option for everyone all the time. If that is the case for any of our users, please contact us, we are people and we will strive to help in any way that we can.
  20. Hello @Charlie Winter I did look into this, it is working as designed and is not a bug. In fact, many commands that produce objects select the objects after creation (which is usually helpful). But, seeing as it is frustrating to so many users, and is fairly easy to change on our end, I have submitted an enhancement request to have it improved.
  21. I'll have to check up with our engineers as to why duplicating legends is behaving this way. But, I do have an easy workaround for now. If you duplicate the Label Legend while working in the Label Legend Manager it will reset the label positions. If you duplicate the Label Legend in the Resource Manager, the labels stay in position. Let me know if this works on your end as well.
  22. Just finished testing, the IES profile has a huge spread and is very bright. (Even for a 200W LED) Dimming it produced more reasonable results.
  23. If I understand correctly, you are looking for a result like the image below. If thats the case, I would recommend editing the resource for your Renderworks Background and making sure that receive shadows is checked. Let me know if this helps.
  24. You may also want to check that the symbol in not locked. Try right-clicking and choosing unlock.


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