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Joe Golden

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  1. I take a hoist and explode the symbol and manually adjust the chain. Then I make a symbol of it. Doesn't work with the hoist tool anymore, but not much does anymore IMHO.
  2. This is what I got, I figured for $500 more I get a 2tb SSD and newer other parts so it won't be obsolete as fast... https://us.msi.com/Laptop/Vector-GP76-12UX
  3. Does anyone have the MSI - GS76 laptop? Looking at it for VW and TM. My ASUS ROG can't keep up with just VW, let alone TM. Here are the full specs for anyone interested, it is the 11UG with the RTX3070 https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GS76-Stealth-11UX/Specification
  4. Does this work for the 2022 release that just came out?
  5. I have the opportunity to switch from my GTX 1080Ti to either a Quadro P4000 or M4000. Does anyone have experience with either Quadro card and VW? I do a fair amount of hidden line and custom renders. TIA Joe
  6. I just made some using the truss tool, make a flat truss. When it was done, I changed it to a group and edited the profile for the main chords to make the rectangular instead of square.
  7. If business gets rolling again, I hope to hire for this position...
  8. Overview: The CAD Drafter is responsible for creating detailed CAD drawings to be utilized in the set up of staging and structures. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Read and interpret drawings and blueprints to obtain specifications Draft components used in staging structures such as; truss arches, truss grids, and stage deck designs. Revise and update existing drawings reflecting design changes Update the standard deck and truss arch library Work and communicate with all departments involved in production to meet client’s requests and project requirements in a timely manner Other duties as assigned Qualification Standards: Minimum 2 years’ related work experience; Ability to analyze and interpret designs to apply proper assembly Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with different personalities Proficient in computer programs including Google Suite products, and must be proficient in Vectorworks Must be a self-starter and motivated to work with minimal guidance Excellent communication skills both verbal and written Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment Flexible schedule with the ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays as required Please send your resume to hr@gallagherstaging.com No phone calls please
  9. Is it possible to export a HDRI background texture to edit in PS and then import back into VW? I would like to take the HDRI Sky and change the gray ground to either sand or grass.
  10. I went with a ROG Strix GL753 Intel Core i7 17.3" 1920x1080 GTX 1050TI 16GB Ram I use a USB external monitor for all my pallets It has been a workhorse for working out of the office and in the field.
  11. And Sam would know since he wrote the original...
  12. It is painful when I make a simple change to my geometry and then got to all my SLVP's to update annotations for dims. Takes an hour to update 3 VP's and do Hidden Line Renders to see the geometry correctly. Files are getting more complex, I try to have everything a symbol to ease the process, but it is a slow process to get anything done.
  13. I will make a screen with tubes, with a 1/2"w tube with 1" spacing. I sometimes have to play with spacing and tube numbers to get it to work. It does take a bit to render when you have lots of small screens, or several larger ones but it really helps sow that the screens are low-res (mine are also blow through) and this way there is no question that you can see through them when they are dark.
  14. I know of some PIO's that let you add a prefix to their objects, which is great as it at least lets me get them into the main category I use for that type of resource IE: Audio, Video. The author of these plug ins has already commented on this thread albeit several months ago. For some of the classes that show up every-darn-time that I start to bring in items from the VW library, I have added them to my template for my SLVP's and scripts. Yes it is a PITA but it is easier than pulling my hair out when things disappear between my design layer and my SLVP's. I wish more of the entertainment PIO's had this option.
  15. I am looking at getting ASUS ROG STRIX GL753VE-DS74 (i7-7700HQ, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 1TB HDD, NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4GB, 17.3" FHD, Windows10) Gaming Notebook for VW17 Spotlight w/Renderworks. I am working on drawings with lots of truss and lighting fixtures, with 15-30 fixtures turned on. This is not my primary machine for VW. Thanks
  16. I just found this "design feature" The tech support people say the engineers changed it and that it is part of other changes. The work around he gave me to have a sideways raked fixture is to rotate the body 90 from the rotation in the OIP, then to do a Y rotate in the 3d rotation box at the bottom of the OIP. the problem with this is that the fixture is no 90 deg off from the truss or pipe and with no focus points the fixtures look funny from front views.
  17. When I edit a viewport properties from the Navigation Pallet to change the sheet layer a VP is on, VW crashes. This is with my template file I brought in from 2016. Anyone else seeing this?
  18. Glad I got an answer on the VW mailing list...
  19. I have created several Section Viewports on my Design Layer, and the viewports are on the correct sheet layers. I am trying to add a top/plan or top only viewport that shows the section lines and callouts. I have adjusted the different settings in the viewport but they are still not showing up. Has anyone run into this and made it work? Thanks
  20. What are people doing these days for Ring/Lahyer Scaffold?
  21. In the last couple of versions of Acrobat Reader they have upgraded the security protocol, and lots of 3rd party software tags the PDF incorrectly for these versions to open them. The version of Reader that Adobe wants you to install for Yosemite has the upgraded protocol. It is a real PITA to work around this.
  22. When I print a PDF made from 2015 to my Epson 1280 all of the text is garbled. When I print to my HP printer it is fine. I am on OsX 10.9 THanks
  23. I have been playing with rendering a viewport in perspective mode and see that I am not the only one that thinks it blows. I have gotten it to work, but it is hit and miss. Does anyone have any tips to make it work better?
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