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  1. hi Here is a simple test file and a screenshot of the gobo I am trying to pickgobotest.vwx
  2. Hello I am loving that fixture beams are now visible in shaded mode with lit fog. However, I cant seem to enable gobos. I am using the robe megapointe and in the OIP>edit fixture I can pick a gobo but the gobo is not applied and the selection does not stick. What am I doing wrong? Thank you
  3. Hi This ancient VisiCalc stuff has got to go! Please make sheets compatible with google sheets/excel/numbers. It is crazy to me that I work with those tools every day and when I come to VW do my worksheets I have to go and google how to do a sum on on some cells. And the whole interface feels like 1998. Making a cell text bold is takes a minute of menus and tabs, it just seems like a priority graveyard to me. Or at least please explain Thank you
  4. Hi You are right, there were non tube objects on the sheet that had the record attached, I would never have looked there. The tip about selecting 2.3 in an unsummarised list was really great. Found all bugs now. Thank you!
  5. Wow thats perfect, thank you I have another mystery, now that I have it clean, it does not want to give me some of the lengths. I get three dashes.
  6. Hi I have a worksheet where I list all Rectangular Tube 3D instances in a design. I use a record to tell what part of the frame the tube belongs to and get the length. There are ghost instances of the categories B and VBOT that are 0mm/52mm long. After thorough investigation I am 99% sure that they do not not exist. In any case, how do I go about tracing this to its source? Is there a way to search for objects that have a record entry (in spotlight)? Thank you
  7. The truss has a sub class called "simplified" that makes a box around the complex geometry. Just turn it off
  8. Hi I Am wondering how to apply the shadow catcher in shaded mode. Atm I am applying the the shadow catcher texture to a thin extruded plane and the shadows look great, but are only visible if I give the plane a fill, which makes it gray when catching the light. This is what I would like to avoid. I am lighting with a default heliodon. Grateful for any advice
  9. it gets rid of it completely. I realised this after posting. Consider facepalm slapped and apologies
  10. possibly stating the obvious: With the viewport(s) selected: choose "none" in the data visualisation popup in the OIP and it disappears
  11. Cosmic coincidence I was just watching this
  12. could not agree more!
  13. Thats actually where I landed after posting. Works great! I actually have no images at all. Its all a mix of wireframe and shaded/openGL graphics on 300 dpi sheets. 8 pages = 27mb. I think the above mention service is really terrific, thats how I do it now. Same 8 pages = 4.5mb, no visible loss. Cheers
  14. Hi Anyone got a good workflow for getting PDF export sizes down? I do A3 sized sheets and a lot of pages and the PDFs look great but are unmailable. I can recompress it with acrobat pro but its a bit clunky. There are some online solutions I think Anyway, would love to hear if anyone has ideas Thank you
  15. Can we agree that there are other industries than the one you are referring to? In my world nobody uses pangolin. And why should it matter? Why would Vectorworks feel the need to dictate what other products one uses. None of the other visualisers do. Sorry but this is a strict business decision and vectorworks is in cahoots with pangolin. And thats their right I suppose, but I refuse to sugarcoat it. I apologize for rambling on, I mean no offense to anyone. I have to cancel my vision subscription and change my workflow and it becomes a waste of precious time, thats why I feel strongly about it.
  16. There is absolutely no technichal reason to only implement one brand like that. And its not to the benefit of the user -quite the oppposite. Its like only supporting one brand of light desk in vision, it would make no sense. Pretty sad imho.
  17. What if you dont use prefab laser software? I dont, I use touch designer. I feel like the only advantage here is for vectorworks inc, not for the user.
  18. It is safe to say that the 2D plot is not the only way to show a layout. And its getting in the way of projection design in a major way. The option to disable hybrid would be more than a game changer. Looking forward to hearing more about the autohybrid PJ's. Intriguing!
  19. Hi We have had many conversations here about the difficulties of modern video projection design in vectorworks. The hybrid nature of the video screen tool seems to require a linear wall projection, which is very rarely the case in these days of videomapping and creative projection. Why do I have to break the symbol functionality to be able to project vertically on the floor? So, does the 2D symbol part of a projector hold so much value that it can't just be fired? Or optionally disabled in the OIP? I for one would be more than happy to forego having everything lined up in pretty 2D in plan view if I can put the projector and screen where I want. So short term, please disable hybrid functionality. Long term, rework the video screen tool to support any polygon as screen and a projector object that can be moved anywhere, at any angle, with a frostum that is locked to the screen object. In any case this straight on projection limitation seems like a silly problem for a otherwise wonderful videoscreen tool. Thank you Fubbi @trashcan Feel free to correct or add. I know this is something you deal with as well. @C. Andrew Dunning Is this something that works differently in your wonderful tool?
  20. Hi I am Modeling some objects in fusion 360 to use in vectorworks as symbols. Is there a way to keep the simplicity of these brep models intact in VW? Importing them as STL or STEP works, but its not a very pretty mesh and it can get heavy. Is there something similar in VW to the brep or body in fusion 360? Thanks
  21. Hi @Pat Stanford Thats why I posted this in feature requests and not in trouble shooting 🙂 It seems to me that there is a gap between the functionality of the OIP and marionette. Some basic scripting funtionality and a few global parameters would go a very long way to remedy a lot of repetetive tasks. @Thomas Peters Intriguing but I am not allowed to see the link, no permission cheers
  22. still happening in 2022, the loci are visible in my final quality render
  23. Hi So how can I reference records data in the OIP? In width or height for example. At the moment, every object has to have hard coded values in the OIP boxes. Marionette is total overkill for most tasks. Here is what I mean: I might want to have all my bolts be "material thickness+nut+washer+tolerance" long. So if I change the material thickness i dont have to update every single bolt. Symbols can work, but only if all assemblies are the same. Or maybe some simple scripting like putting height*0.5 into the width and have it follow if I change the height. Cheers
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