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Scott C. Parker

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  1. On 2/15/2024 at 11:48 PM, jloganthomas said:

    When I delete a light off of the Schematic View 2D pipe, the light on the original hang pipe stays there

    They should stay in sync. Can you share a sample file?

     

    On 2/15/2024 at 11:48 PM, jloganthomas said:

    I would love the original hang pipe and light fixtures to display as 3d objects or a shaded object rather than their 2D view,

    Explore Design Layer Viewports instead. aka, DLVP. You can have any view you wish.

     

    On 2/15/2024 at 11:48 PM, jloganthomas said:

    Should I be using the ladder pipe tool for the box boom application? Does that apply to the balcony rail/ceiling pipe as well

    If the booms have static sidearms, you could build them as a rigging object and hang lights, etc. The lights would land on the floor first and then you raise them to the appropriate heights to match the sidearms.

     

    Have you watched @markdd's YouTube video? He shows both booms with sidearms and a system of multi-level catwalks with balconies as lighting positions shown in schematic views. 

     

     

  2. 18 hours ago, mjm said:

    that speaker came directly from one of the built-in audio resource folders

    I think the parts of the array may have come from the libraries, but the symbol is a collection of parts. It's the overall saved array symbol that is causing the copy/paste issue.

  3. Can you post a screenshot and a sample file please? What do you mean by "light source?" The lens is usually considered the light source for VW lighting fixtures vs. the actual lamp or LED engine, though the light source point is inside the light. Are you speaking about the beam of light? Or the results of where the light beam is hitting the stage? Or, the beam of light traveling through the air?
    These are usually controlled by the gel color listed for each light, and that might be overriding your class setting.

  4. On 2/23/2024 at 2:25 PM, mjm said:

    I tried to copy/paste two audio symbols from one '24 dwg to a fresh one

    I've played with the file you sent to Juan. The speaker array itself might have issues that is causing VW to freeze. Do you know how the symbol was constructed? The copy/paste works as expected when I build a new one.
    Do you have an original file in which the speaker array was assembled? 
    Your array symbol is likely from a prior version of VW, and the data records are out of date. I recommend removing them and adding a fresh version using the array tool.

    Thanks, Scott

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  5. There is a bug that is preventing the counts from listening to the filters. It's being worked on.
    Additionally, the full functions of the old filtering workflow didn't fully get implemented into the new summary key for existing keys after they are built. This is on the radar as well.
    As for counts via viewport, I've not done this myself. Do you have an example file from 2023 that you could share using the old filter method? Do you place more than one hanging position in your viewports? You can use the position summary key found in the Hanging Position OIP. This one filters and counts by position properly.
     

    By the way, the old instrument summary key is in the legacy folder in the workspace editor should you wish to revert for your particular needs.

  6. 1 hour ago, Cristiano Alves said:

    The issue is that in the TOP/Plan view, I don't see any truss.

    @Cristiano Alves Double click on the hanging position, select all the truss inside the hanging position, add a check to the Draw 3D only check box. You should be good to go in Top/Plan view.

    2024-02-15_15-02-51.jpg

     

    For the raked truss, Schematic views is what you're looking for. Schematic views are a deep rabbit hole to explore and have some specific workflows for building the hanging position. Select the FloorR2 truss in your file and then select the Create Schematic View from the Spotlight/Visualization menu. Choose the Top view in the dialog and check the rigging objects option. You can easily double-check the result by snapping a dimension. Your original is 8921mm in top view, foreshortened due to the angle. The schematic view is 9000mm as measured flat.

    2024-02-15_15-16-59.jpg

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  7. It'll be easiest to use the Rigging Load Tool and add a distributed load to the truss with the load set to the weight of the wall. Then move the LED wall as needed to communicate your needs to the crew. 

    If you really want to have everything attached, you could make your top brackets of the wall into a rigging object (truss object) and then use insert drops from the actual truss down 2m to this top bracket truss. Then attach your LED wall to the top bracket truss.

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  8. Hi Cookie,
    Often times making a new file using the fresh build of VW fixes many things. When updating old files into more recent builds of VW can create stray or broken relationships.

    I'm glad you got it working.
    If you copy/paste the items from the new file into the old one, it may jump-start/fix the issue. Importing all the layers from the old file into a fresh file can also be helpful.

  9. 1 hour ago, HilZ said:

    Previously, I could tag all the lighting devices with anything in the position field (or many other fields), and then that would work fine in the summary tool.

    Hello HilZ,

    Would you please share an example file showing your workflow in 2023? It will be helpful to our coders to figure out enhancements for the new version of the tool to match your workflow.

     

    If I understand your workflow correctly, the new tool's filtering system will not be helpful at the moment. However, I have a suggestion to hold you over until the filtering will work as you remember. A worksheet report that can be updated (recalculated) as you progress in your design work. I've attached a sample. Import the worksheet into your drawing and recalculate. You should end up with all of your lights shown if you have anything entered in the position field.

    I work the same way as you but use the Purpose and Channel fields to keep track of my design ideas. As I add lights, my list grows and keeps count for me.

     

    Thanks, Scott

    Count by positions worksheet.vwx

  10. On 2/10/2024 at 12:38 PM, Cristiano Alves said:

    If someone can answer the previous questions,

    Hi Cristiano,
    Sorry, there are a lot of previous questions in this thread. Please copy/paste the question.

     

    On 2/10/2024 at 12:38 PM, Cristiano Alves said:

    I am having difficulty adding new fixtures to my truss as you can see in the video below.

    Any tips?

    Can you share a copy of the file so we can try what you are doing?

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  11. Add one of each full body/lens symbol.
    Highlight the lenses category and edit the Spares column.
    For the full number of bodies, you can divide them between all the units. Or, add the total number of bodies into the Spares of just one unit. Subtract the number of full units from the spare bodies. You should then have a total number of bodies and spare lenses, etc.

    2024-02-07_15-48-36.jpg

  12. On 1/3/2023 at 1:35 PM, jeff_farrow said:

    How do I modify the Maximum Chain Length of a hoist symbol?  I want to modify the library resource as all my hoist have 100' of chain.

    Hi Jeff,

    Please see this post/thread. You can change the maximum chain lengths and save your hoists to your favorite libraries as needed. 

     

  13. Please post a file to play with.
    Are you speaking of climbing truss? No, the chain will not follow a path containing corners/curves. However, I've easily faked it using short sections of chain symbols. It's not perfect, but it communicates to the crew what I want.

     image.png

  14. On 2/3/2024 at 2:59 AM, AaronRuss said:

    I have tried the summary key tool, with gobo list turned on, it is not displaying the gobos.

    Hi Aaron,
    You'll need to add the Gobo summary line item to your build list for the gobos to display.
    We're working on having the list of gobos collapse and show the counts instead of having the whole list. 
    Snag_23f41f10.png

  15. On 2/20/2023 at 2:20 PM, Martijn Wingelaar said:

    Anyone any idea if it's possible to combine the data or the data-tags?

    We're working on exposing more parts of the bridle data for users to build their own tags. Until then, we added a couple of data tags for this very need to the Data Tags library files. They're under entertainment. I've added them to the file you shared.
    image.png1106062597_Bridledatatag_v2024.vwx

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