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Scott C. Parker

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  1. Hello @AnthWhite, Welcome to Vectorworks. Have you explored the VW video courses in the VW University? https://university.vectorworks.net/course/index.php?tagfilter[category]=27 Some are intro level made by users as presentations as to what VW can do and includes a bit of how to do it. Longer courses/videos dive deeper into specifics. Several speak to rendering and setting up the room itself. https://university.vectorworks.net/course/view.php?id=2085 https://university.vectorworks.net/course/view.php?id=2063 https://university.vectorworks.net/course/view.php?id=1933 https://university.vectorworks.net/course/view.php?id=1639 https://university.vectorworks.net/course/view.php?id=195 Best, Scott
  2. Some questions: When you're snapping your lights to the truss/hanging position, are you in: Top/Plan view 2D Top 3D view An ISO view Front/Side views? Which ones worked? Which ones did not? When you built your hanging position, was the truss/pipe: Already at height? On the floor and then you moved it to height after it became a hanging position? Did you make it a symbol? or use just the geometry? Thanks, Scott
  3. @capital_Designs @mlkimmel @Blackfaer Troubleshooting question and test. Would you please copy and paste the offending hanging positions into a new blank drawing and try again? If you get the same issue happening, Would it be possible for us to obtain files to look at? If you're updating 2021 files, those are fine. If you can duplicate the issue in fresh 2022 files, even better. You can DM them directly instead of posting here if you wish.
  4. What happens if you do this without the house rigging points? In other words, add the dead hangs to just the truss and then calculate.
  5. @Kevin Allen do you use shapr3D?
  6. You may get faster help if you contact Joshua via his support page. https://benghiatlighting.com/software/support/
  7. @Charlie Winter Your symbol key is slow for me as well. We're looking at it.
  8. So it sounds like it's something related to the filtering. What happens if you delete the unwanted items vs. filtering them out?
  9. If we could get copies of the files for testing, it would be very helpful. Thanks, Scott
  10. A couple of observations and a specific solution from my PoV. Both Mark and Andy offer excellent suggestions on construction/editing the path polyline. I have one more to offer. This is true for many but not all. Some prefer to space them evenly for either looks or the slight advantage of offering a bit less stress on the slider bar. 8'10.5" for all is ever so slightly less fatiguing on the slider then extending them fully to 10'. Of course, local practice varies. Personally, I'd send 12 panels of drape just in case and if they use it, great. If not, it's a spare. To draw exactly what you want so you get the count you want, try this: drape tool. Start your line, hit the tab key and type in 30' followed by enter and then click where needed. Continue your line for another 6' and double click to end. (You could also hit tab again and enter 6' to be exact.) In the OiP, enter your drape panel width of 58" Change the "Vertical Tied Fullness (%)" to 40. This gives you three panels for the 10' sections and two for the 6' section.
  11. If only for scale, the fastest method is simply extruding a 1'x2' oval to 6' +/- a bit. Otherwise, Pat mentions Image props. Search the resource manager for "people" and use the resulting image props found.
  12. Short answer, no. But... For visual representation of what you're doing, try this. Use the hoist tool and place a hoist on the motor side of the tower. Use the hoist tool again and this time choose a "Hoist Chain Link" symbol as your hoist for the no-hoist chain side. Play with the hoist up/down setting to move the hook. Caution when making worksheets to count your hoists. It'll report two for the above. Easy to filter out all "Hoist Chain Link" objects to ignore. hth, Scott
  13. Are you placing the summary for the first time in the drawing you're working in? Or has you already built the first one and now you're placing it again? How many different symbols is it trying to include? I get beach balls when I have a large number of items and the tool is trying to build the list of symbols to include on its own.
  14. For those of you who layout cables, what are your preferred line types and/or colors? Do you use solid lines for some cables and dashed for others? Do you use color coding for your various cables? Do you assign the above for each cable type? How do you control these settings? Per cable type? Per class in which the cables are assigned? I'm starting with these four main cable types: Feeder, Multi, Jumpers, Data. Further, how do lighting, audio, video, etc. cables differ from each other with regards to above? If you have examples to share, I'd love to see them. Thanks, Scott
  15. I had the exact same issues when I started using BW. Change the Braceworks Preferences to "Usability" when you're comparing to hand-done math. This turns off the added safety factors. Best, Scott
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