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EJ Berendsen

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  1. Iam seeing problems with importing an MVR that comes from WYSIWYG R48/49. Vectorworks will stop responding after a while, when I have selected import geometry and data. When select geometry only its done quite fast. But it's not importing all the trussing it looks like that it refuse to import the prolyte S36R trusses. And all the fixtures are boxes, with the correct instrument data so I only have to replace them. (why can't we set the correct lighting devices in the import MVR menu, as other programs do.......)


    I'm working with Vectorworks 2022 SP4, on a Macbook M1 Max.


    Kind Regards,


    Erik-Jan Berendsen




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  2. 2 minutes ago, markdd said:

    This sounds like a bug. Unless I am very much mistaken, Label Legends are not meant to respond to data Visualisation at all.


    That is what I thought as well. Do I need to mention this in an other (like Bug thread)?


    Kind Regards,


    Erik-Jan Berendsen

  3. Iam using in spotlight, label manager for channel number, patch info and purpose. For paperwork I use Data visualisation for color fill the the fixtures per instrument type.

    In my viewports the different labels keeps there background color (in my case White) as set in the the label manager. But when I export my sheet layers to pdf the backgrounds of my labels are getting the same color as the instruments. This is what I don't want, I want to keep the background of my label white. Is this a bug...


    Using Vectorworks 2022, SP4


    Kind Regards,


    Erik-Jan Berendsen

  4. Hello 


    Trying to create a worksheet in Vectorworks 2021 as a patch sheet.

    All fixtures are showing up with the correct data, except for the scrollers that are attached to my par64 fixtures. They don't show up at all.

    I have added the scrollers with the "add Accessory tool"


    Anybody els seeing this?


    Kind Regards,



  5. Hello,


    It look like that some of the Prolyte truss symbols not getting rendered in OpenGL. You can see the symbols in Wireframe, the are not visible in OpenGL. You can select them in OpenGL (orange wireframe is visible). Screenshot added...


    In fast render or final quality render the truss will be visible.


    I have seen it happening now on these two symbols:


    Prolyte H40V-C017

    Prolyte H40V-C020


    I have tried to edit the symbols but everything looks fine as far as I can see.


    Iam working in 2021. Anybody els seeing this?


    Kind Regards,







  6. Hello Mark,


    For the moving light on the top of the truss I can rotate the fixture by 180 degrees. But I can't for the Portmann fixtures. If I rotate them by 180 degree in the top schematic view, they are also rotated 180 degrees in the front view. It looks like that the rotation of them are linked on all the views of the schematic view (top, Front, Back etc ect.)

    I have looked at the rear view but then the rigged pipe that's on the truss is rendered behind the truss... Not a big deal but that's not the correct info for the people who have to build it.....


    For now I have rotate the 2d/3d symbols of the lighting device (postman) by 180 degrees in top view. Now I don't have to change the  z as rotation, and the can stay at 0 for me. And that is the solution for my problem.


    I hope that they will come with a solution for this and I really hope that we can place the fixture labels where we want them in the schematic view. As we can't move them now at all. Maybe we need an 2d/3d and schematic option for the labels in the label manager - edit field window. 


    Thank for your help!! 

  7. Hello Mark,


    Here an quick screenshot. As you see all the rotations i have made on the fixtures are ignored by the schematic view.

    I can rotate the movinglight in the schematic view so that it stands on the truss but I can't do this with the portman fixtures.


    Hope the screenshot are clear for you.


    Thanks for looking at this.


    Screenshot 2021-01-07 at 19.08.55.png

  8. Schematic view question:


    I have created an Truss tower with an extra lighting pipe. These together are converted as one hanging position. On this pipe a have hung to Portmann P2 fixtures.

    In top/view I have rotated my postman fixtures 180 degrees, so that they are facing to the audience. 


    When I create a schematic view an put this in the front view, the Portmans are rendered at an rotation of 0 degrees so the back of the fixture is rendered. But the rest of the truss towers is shown correct. Also the labels of the portman are correct. 


    Can somebody tell me what's going on?


    Thanks in advance.

  9. EDIT: It looks like a file problem. I have tried it in a new file and it works as it should. But the file I'm working on is still not showing

              the data visualisation legend.


    @ScottLebsackThank you for the replay.


    I have tried what you are saying but I don't see the "Create Data Visualisation Legend" in the right click menu.


    I have made a screenshot of the menu when doing right click inside the annotation layer.


    I'm using Vectorworks 2021 Design (Spotlight)







    Screenshot 2021-01-04 at 16.32.33.png

  10. Thank you Sebastiaan for the link.


    I have followed the workflow. But without any luck.

    I have created a pipe with 6 par cans (no lightning devices). Select everything and create a group. It's acting like a multi cell fixture for the fields Color, Patch, Channel. But I can not focus each par to an other focus point. So if I set par 1 at focus point A, then all the others go to focus point A. When I set par 2 at focus point B, then all the others go to focus pont B. I have tried to make 6 different Par64 symbols for the nested symbols, by duplicate them and give them other names Par64_1, Par64_2 ect ect. Maybe I oversee something but it worked on previous builds of Vectorworks......... when you followed the earlier video of Mark. 


    Hope somebody has a solution for this.



  11. I'm trying to make a 6 bar as done in the video. I can give each par64 his own channel number and patch. But I can not give each par 64 his own focus point. When I attach an focus point to one of the par's i get a red line indicating the focus direction from the centre of my 6 bar..

    I'm working in 2021 can this be a bug? 

  12. I like to use data visualization, in spotlight, to identify the different spot types. This all

    works good. Is there a way to exclude the labels of the spots? They get the same background color as the spots, I would like to see that they keep the background color as set in the label manager.




    Erik-Jan Berendsen

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