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  1. @Rob Books thanks Rob. Effectively, if I set numbers to 'dimensions', worksheet display the lenght unit of the file (cm, mm, m, inch...). So I had to set it to 'general' as you said, and add suffix 'kg' and 'W'. But there still remain a problem : if I put another projector and I erase 'Light Info Record' when importing this new projector, so this database has agin 'weight' and 'wattage' in text fields. Is there a chance to corrige that in future upgrade?
  2. @Rob Books For example, this is my file. I can't create the truss properly, and bracework can't calculate it. truss1.vwx I'm an old VWX user (since 1998) but a new Spotlight user for 2 weeks... maybe I don't manipulate correctly Spotlight tools?
  3. Hello, After 2 hours of searching how to sum my projectors weight and wattage in a worksheet, I finally find that it wasn't possible with those original databases 'Light Info Record' and 'Light Info Record M' ! The issue is that weight and wattage are text fields ! So I change them to number fields and then I'm able to sum weight and wattage in a worksheet ! But then, there is another problem : when you change fields from "text" to "number" you have to put a default value, and then, all youy projectors loose their weight and wattage ! Then you had to manually update every projector's weight and wattage! It will be convenient to fix those kinds of fields in "number" instead of "text" no? I know that users could do mistake by filling fields with multiple units (kg, lb, g, t, ...W, kW, ....) but it could be mentioned weight in kg and wattage in W by exemple. For exemple, lenght in 'truss record' are always in mm, and when you know that, there is no problem. Fields that I change to be able to sum weight in my worksheets :
  4. Hello, I've got an issue with inserting truss corners X30D : When I'm connecting a down corner to down trusses, this corner inverses vertical position !
  5. @Robert Janiak Thanks Robert, yes this method is OK. But usually, I don't show unit mark in my drawings. That's why I would like to have function like 'UnitFile' in my worksheets.
  6. Hi, I'm a 20 years Vectorworks users, and work with my own truss librairies and data record since beginning. Now I want to use fabulous Bracework so I have to learn to work with spotlight trusses. It will be easier if I was a new beginner ūüėČ I've got same problem than you. For hinges, and also with rounded truss, and mostly with ground support calculations ! I hope those lacks of functions will be soon available ! I've seen your video too @SCParker . For hinge, I've got 1/2 bookend symbols. Do you think I can integrate them into braceworks? This is a typical truss that I would like to calculate with Braceworks :
  7. Another things : Do you know how I can display my unit file after formula "=SOMME(G3)" It's not good to add "suffix" because if unit changes then "suffix" you added don't change automatically. It may be a field like FileUnit or something like that ? That's what I mean with "suffix" in a french version :
  8. @Robert Janiak @Sam Jones thank you guys ! Yes Robert it solves my problem with 'trussitem' THANKS !!! Me too I would like to know difference beetween TrussItem and Truss Record.
  9. @Sam Jones Hi Sam, Have you test my file? may I have yours to compare it whith mine? Thanks.
  10. Sorry, my english is not so good, and Google can't traduct "the generic cheeseborough object" in french. Can you explain me or show me a screenshot please ?
  11. Hi Sam, here is my file. I'm working with metric length and VWX 2019 french version :Trusses-worksheet.vwx
  12. Thanks Rob, Keep this request in mind ūüėČ
  13. Thanks Rob, I understand your contraints. No problem. Other questions : to do that on my own, is it the correct way : - I had to duplicate a truss library in /Applications/Vectorworks 2019 FR-FR/Bibliothèque/Objects - Ent Truss/...., - edit this duplicate files with my personnal user fileds data to have my worksheet with the data I need And after I can use this duplicate files in Spotlight AND Braceworks too? The disavantage is I had to edit duplicate files each time that there's an update on original libraries?
  14. Hello, A question to Vectorworks Spotlight developers : Could it be possible to have more fields in truss record database? It may be useful to have connections forks needed for the system, and total volume of system. I used to work with truss symbol instead of spotlight truss, and all my trusses have connections forks quantities (2 for ladder truss, 3 for triangle truss, 4 for square truss, 1x2 or 1x3 or 1x4 for 2D corner, 2x2 or 2x3 or 2x4 for 3D and 4D corners, ...). And then, order picker in stock have exact quantity of each truss and total connections forks needed. Volume may be useful too, to approximatly know what trucks size needed (20m3, 30m3, 40m3, ...100m3) Yes I know that I could duplicate spotlight truss libraries and customize them using "User fields 1", 2, 3, ... But it may be useful for everyone to have those fields, no? Many thanks to ear this request. Here an example of old system build with truss symbol (and no spotlight truss tool). Connections forks are "Goupilles & sécu en sus", and volume is "Cubage colisé" in my french worksheet :


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