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  1. bhorowitz

    Vision won't update

    Thanks Kevin I tried all that to no avail. I also had an issue with a new install of Vectorworks where I would get a window saying 'windows can't find target' right after the resource browser loaded. After clicking OK twice it went away, but the resource browser did not load my favorites. Guessing it couldn't find the directory it was looking for. I'm doing a wipe the hard drive reinstall of windows 10 now. Can you send me a link to the most recent Vision installer to bhorowitz@earthlink.net? Thanks,
  2. bhorowitz

    Vision won't update

    I will give it a try. I did update via Help menu, but did not try to run as administrator. I did have an issue where Vision would not launch due to a missing MSVCR110.dll file. I found a reference on the community board and downloaded a bunch of windows system file installers to fix it.
  3. I have been using Vision 2018 on my PC with relatively few issues. I had a major Windows crash and did a clear reinstall of Windows 10 and then Vision 2018. It launches fine, but I cannot update either the subscription of fixtures, If I select either one, I get a short spring blue circle and nothing else. No update windows. I've tried reinstalling to no avail. Do I need to do another clean install of Windows?
  4. bhorowitz

    Vision issues/bug?

    Thanks for the fix on the beams. The focus stuff is odd. Focus doesn't work at all. When I try to use a prism in either the Vipers or Robe Pointes, the fixture acts as if is has a closed shutter in line, with no output. I am pretty sure that last time I programmed this show with Vision, in 2016, the prism functioned correctly. The Animation thing really has me stumped. If I change the type of animation on a viper (random, forward, backward, etc), either the animation blade or one of Gobo 3 gobos drops in and cannot be cleared. If I reload that v3s file, the beam is still obscured by the animation blade or robe, even if I do not have a console connected and bring the fixture up by highlighting it in the layers window. It seems that the animation blade and type shares a control channel with Gobo 3 wheel, so I'm not sure if that is the issue. I even tried building a small esc file with just 4 vipers and the same issues occur. It appears to retain this issue in the v3s file, without any dmx input. Thanks for your help.
  5. I have used Vision extensively to program tours/shows for one of my clients. This is the first time I'm using Vision 2018 and I'm seeing some unexpected behavior. Some may be usual. What I'm seeing..... 1-With both Mac Vipers and Robe Pointes, I'm not seeing anything when using Focus, and odd behavior when using Prism. 2--No matter when type of view I am in (solid, perspective, etc.), fixtures output a flat beam, visible when pointed into the house. Beams look OK when hitting the stage or backdrop. 3--Strangest of all. If I use the animation wheel on a viper, it reacts strangely and then, when releasing it, the fixtures retain something in the beam, looks like animation disk in some and Gobo 3 in some. It will not go away! This is true whether I bring up intensity on the console or from the Vision software. If I save the file in Vision, quit and then reopen, this behavior is still there even if the console is not outputting dmx or is off. I'm driving this from a Hog 3 Full Boar. Vision computer is a Desktop PC with.. Asus Turbo Geforce GTX 1070 TI video card AMD Ryzen 5 1600 Processor MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon ATX Motherboard 32GB RAM I don't recall having any of these issues when using prior versions of Vision.
  6. bhorowitz

    Clay Paky Scenius symbols

    I am using CP Scenius on a large show as well. If you build these, please let me know when they are available. Thanks,
  7. Please ignore the above post. I mistakenly thought that I had a separate license for 2013. Sorry all.
  8. Boxed version of 2013 Designer with Renderworks Mac with install and Getting Started DVDs for sale. Will transfer license with Nemetschek. Please PM or email with offer. bhorowitz@earthlink.net
  9. bhorowitz

    Batch Print with Publish issues

    I'm attempting to print 5 sheets of a set using the publish command. I have the sheets selected and set up to print. No matter what I do, they print to my laser printer instead of my plotter. I have selected all the sheets and gone to the options button. I select my plotter and hit print. Nothing happens. I press publish, and all are printed on my laser printer. I have page set-up set to Arch D and plotter. If I print individual sheets, all is fine. What am I missing? VW 2014. MacBook Pro i7. HP 1050 CM Plotter.
  10. bhorowitz

    Export pdf--missing text

    After using the 'export to pdf' command for a very long time, I am suddenly experiencing some issues. If I export a drawing to pdf, some, but not all, of the text doesn't make it onto the pdf document. All text has the same attributes and are on the same layer. It seems that text blocks that were added early on in the drawings make it, and those added later don't. If I print to pdf, all is OK. This has happened to me on several drawings and has just started occurring. A drawing that might have worked successfully a week ago doesn't anymore. I've tried changing the font and reinstalling Acrobat Pro to no avail. I can't find any difference between the text blocks that export and those that don't. Any ideas?
  11. bhorowitz

    LED Curtain

    What I actually did was to build a grid of 1" emissive RGB LEDs from the ESP library. We'll see what it looks like when I'm hooked up to the full ESP system on Saturday.
  12. bhorowitz

    LED Curtain

    Thanks Kevin. I'm going to have to fake it a bit. I will not be feeding it imagery, just using the RGB LEDs as a more up to date stardrop.
  13. bhorowitz

    LED Curtain

    On an upcoming tour, I'm using a Chameleon LED RGB backdrop. I plan on exporting my VW drawing to ESP and was wondering if anyone had a suggestion as to how to simulate this. I've thought about building a vertical grid of RGB sources but this wouldn't really be accurate. Thanks,
  14. A client has given me some pdfs that need to be incorporated into drawings that must include his clients title block and then be exported to dwgs. I have built a 'details' grid and placed individual pdfs inside the boxes. I have given them no fill and no outline. They look great when exported to pdfs, but when the drawing is exported to dwg, the dwg includes outlines around each of these embedded pdfs. Am I missing something in the export process, or am I stuck with this? Thanks,
  15. bhorowitz

    Disappearing dashs

    OK, it seems like that should work, but I'm really wondering how I could have deleted all the dash styles. And yes, I agree, there must be a simple, more elegant way to restore this.


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