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  1. I’ve been having a lot of trouble using H30V since Magnets were included. Specifically the corners not ‘snapping’ to the desired orientation. For instance if I have C017 (T piece) and I wish to add it like a ‘hammerhead’ I.e. going left and right of the attachment point it snaps to either forward and right or forward and left. I’ve checked the magnets, doesn’t appear to be an issue here. I’m not sure if this is ‘operator error’ and I am missing some extra control element I’m unaware of or simply an issue with VW2022 / Prolyte H30V library. I’m grateful into any insight as this has become extremely frustrating given this is my normal truss of choice.
  2. @JCodgell Thank you for your detailed response to which I have one or two reply / questions; Dimmers - Primarily Avolites ART2000 / Powercube would be great also LSC and generic dimmers with Powerlock, 125A 3ph, 63A 3ph, 32A 3ph inputs Socapex-19 or 16A 1ph outs (the latter more for the generic 32A 3ph option) Is it possible for user changes to the connector options of existing items; I.e 125 > power lock, Harting > socapex-19 etc Files - I was looking and attempting to edit the application cable library files but I didn’t use the cable parts manger to edit them. I just created / modified the symbols enclosed (in each file). It would appear I may have only got half way. Could you elaborate on ‘saving as user / work-group library’? Custom cable sets - Good to know and requires further investigation on my part. That said I believe I need to get some of the basics down first, specifically the saving option as user of work-group. Lastly, it would be very useful if a video could be created that details the in-depth workings and custom modifications of Cable Suite. Many thanks.
  3. I am revisiting cable suite in VW2022, unfortunately I’m encountering a number of hurdles which I’m not sure are operator related or otherwise. Customised Distribution and cables Working with the files within ‘Applications / Vectorworks 2022 / Libraries / Defaults / Cable Tools’ I note that for whatever reason there are no dimmers in the Distrobution EU file. As such I’ve added one, that said if I import directly from that file (normal route not working and I’ll come back to this) it still thinks it is a distro (it was copied from one with an edit to the data to make necessary changes, type, input and output connections). What is the required syntax for these changes, given it would appear editing the data doesn’t cut it? I also edited some of the cable files in order to add a 1.5m length to jumpers and data options. However when I open a new file and look for either of these 1.5m cable lengths or the aforementioned Dimmer, there is no sign of them. It would appear that an alternate set of files are being referenced. I have also noted that customising the cable parts does not appear to alter the global value. What I mean is if I remove (untick use) for say imperial lengths and US only cables these changes are only valid for that file, leading to my having to do the same for each file or save as template. It would be handy to do so once and for the changes to be recorded in the associated XML file. Lastly, more of a feature request. Given the methodology (if I understand it right) it would be great to have ‘Cable sets’ that can be loaded into a project, similar to the way Sam Jones’s Cable Tools can so that if you change suppliers you can ‘load in’ their cable lengths (as we know, not all suppliers carry the same lengths of each cables and that’s before you look at different geographic territories). If you were to detail the respective lengths and cable types in an XML file which you then choose through the cable preferences before recalculating the cables used. Thank you in advance.
  4. I’ve been taking a look at 2022 and the Redshift render options. I don’t seem to be able to get Redshift to show gobo’s either on surfaces or in the beam. Renderworks works as normal with same background / settings. Is this a shortcoming of Redshift or ‘operator error’? Thanks.
  5. Thank you, my Vision wasn't up to date. Strange that I didn't get notification of the update like I do with Vectorworks. Works now in Vision, a shame it doesn't seem to work in other programs. Thanks for the help
  6. Thank you for that. As it happens, my class of focus positions was hidden. However even with that, I am unable to get focuses across as an MVR file. I can however do so as an ESC file into Vision.
  7. I appreciate that this has been briefly discussed albeit primarily with Vision and older versions, given the gradual increase of other software implementation of MVR, it would be great if the focus of conventional fixtures was included / working. I appreciate that this should included using UUID however I’m finding that it’s not working for me when exporting from VW2021 and importing into either Depence2 or Capture. Is this feature (focus information) fully implemented in VW and if so are there any caveats for instance do I need to use specific GDTF fixtures or can I use the generic one and morph to the correct ones on import to the pre vis software. Many thanks.
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