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  1. I second (third? fourth?) the reference suggestion. My gig has base looks per stage with frequent redresses or swing sets, and the referencing is working nicely for us so far. It's also easier/safer to manage imports from other departments' CAD (Rhino and AutoCAD, mostly); we're keen to keep those updates somewhat airgapped from our lighting work. If you're getting stuff from clients/tours, you might want to give referencing a try if only for that.
  2. I'm sorry, I don't know what OIP button classes are, or how to find them.
  3. Please stop menu/manager columns' resizing themselves every time you open/close or navigate within them. I've had to rename all my label legends with initialisms at the front, and the resource browser seems to make assorted columns minimum width at random. Thanks!
  4. Hi all, Where do I set the defaults for my hang position "name" tags, please? Edit: Ok I've managed to get the text to conform to the class, but I'd like to be able to have labels default to different graphics attributes than the elements of the hang positions with which they're associated. Is there a way to do this? Thanks.
  5. Useful things I've found while stumbling my way through numbering things: Set it to manual, and you don't have to have your fixtures highlighted and selected in the right order in advance. While manually numbering, you can tab through and modify fields for the next click, the same way you would while drawing. You can use the prefix to input addresses in GrandMA friendly format (eg: prefix is [universe.] then the address increments) Same prefixing can help with multi-instance fixtures. Maybe some of that comes in handy for you?
  6. Thanks barkest, I'd set it that way just to make absolutely sure that wasn't the problem. Turns out with all my referencing a templating I'd set one layer scale wrong. Silly mistake:)
  7. Is there a way to show the file path within the resource manager when you click on a resource, please? Thanks. EDIT: I know you can right click on a resource and "select resource location", but it's often an extra step to navigate around extra clicks. Why does the file path not show at the top of the resource manager window in a search result field the way it does in any other field?
  8. ** EDIT ** Figured it out. Can't seem to figure out how to delete this post, however. Hi all, My references are working nicely - I reference the layers I want, and they show up with their classes in tow. BUT! I can't seem to snap to objects on those referenced layers without activating them. I do have "Show/Snap/Modify Others" set for both classes and layers. What have I done wrong, please? Thanks!
  9. Appreciate the help. This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!
  10. Thanks Mark, this is great. If I omit the first line, it will default to active, correct? Also what does the "set 3D orientation step do? Thanks.
  11. Hello, Would love to be able to assign a default 3D Legend View, either by designating it active (as you do with a Label Legend), or more likely by associating it with a Legend so the 2D and 3D defaults become active at the same time. It appears this is not currently possible based on the response in this thread: Thanks!
  12. Thanks Jesse and Tom. I had managed to figure out what you outlined above, Jesse. Tom has articulated my problem exactly. Tom: I've actually updated our template/reference files to include this. We've got an insertable symbol with all our fixtures (so our classes survive purges with less clicking), and I've added the 3d Legend View settings for copy/pasting as you suggested. It would still be nice to be able to associate it with a symbol, so I'm off to feature requests. Thanks again!
  13. Hello Dear Geniuses, Is there a way to designate a default 3D Legend View, either made active/selected like the default Label Legend, or associated with said active Label Legends? Thanks!
  14. Thanks! Been working through a bunch of videos. Just in that learning curve where a 5 second task takes 15 minutes:)
  15. Hi Brad, I'm in exactly the same boat. I'm currently sitting here trying to figure out how the heck to hang a light on a pipe, and pining so hard for the ability to patch in the spreadsheet (not to mention the x.y address nomenclature). Ping me if you want to commiserate; maybe we share the learning curve.
  16. Hi Sam, I emailed you. Please ping me if you didn't see anything in your inbox. Thanks, A.
  17. Hi Sam, So I was overly optimistic. When I switched the length to a "middle label" instead of a "connection", the blue control square appeared, but I was not able to move it independently. Attached are screenshots of an example, and the cable tool defaults at its creation. I'm hoping I've made some glaring error that is easy to fix... Thanks, A.
  18. Thanks so much, Sam. Turns out the length label I couldn't move was a "connection" - ie: it disappeared when I unchecked "display connections". I turned on "display length" instead, and was able to move that label as you describe. I'm still working on the silly circles, and I'll update if I figure it out. For now the class attribute change does the trick for the arrows. Appreciate your help. A.
  19. Hi everyone, Three wee cabling questions: How do I adjust the positions of labels (eg: length) on cables? This is per instance, obviously. I cannot for the life of me figure out how to move the label without moving the whole cable. I've just laid in several cat5 control cables. Why do some have circles at one end, and other have arrows at both ends? I can't see any differences between the properties of the cables in the object info window. How do I adjust the size/shape of these handy end shapes? When I get into directional signal cables, I foresee those circles' being a giant pain. Thank you!
  20. Hello, When I lasso from left to right, it selects only objects completely outlined by the defined area. But when I lasso right to left, it does the same, instead of grabbing everything touched by the defined area! How do I fix this, please? Thanks, -Noob
  21. Having a search bar in the help menu that points you to Where To Click (either within a menu, or anywhere on the screen) would be very helpful while learning to navigate. EG: I just spent 5 minutes trying to find the Vectorworks Preferences button.
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