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  1. I have found that if I split (redraw) the object into multiple pieces like you suggested it seems to work. At least i hope it does ,the dimensions appear to be the same when unfolded and put back together? Thanks bcd Jeff
  2. I am wondering if an object like this can be unfolded. I need to make a pattern to cut this out of vinyl. It is one of a handful of shapes i need to unfold. Been at it for a bit now with no good results Of course it had to be done yesterday. Jeff UnfoldMe.vwx
  3. check the reply from KLinzey I am going to try that option later today BTW Thanks Kevin Jeff
  4. I created a DMX Patch using the VW DMX Patch Menu item. It works great. I want to send this information to Lightwright 6 What fields do i link & not link to LW & VW to keep this information intact. I am overwriting info or its just being ignored, This user U Dimmer, User Address, Universe/Address, Absolute Address, DMX Address is driving me nuts. Screen shots appreciated Thanks, Jeff
  5. It may have something to do with soft shadows. Be sure that item is UN-Checked Jegg
  6. I need to get the Z height of a point load programmatically. It doesn't seem to respond to the normal calls. Any clues? TIA Jeff Miller
  7. I would like to add a calculate-able (is that a word) weight to a few existing symbols i have. They are not lights, but relate to rigging hardware. How does on go about adding a weight to a symbol and assuring the it indeed does attach to the truss structure when adding the symbol. I have tried to select the symbol and "Add point loads at Selection". this adds the weight but does not attach it to the truss structure. Any clues would be helpful Jeff Miller
  8. Truss crosses are a bit odd. and seem to appear on their own sometimes. I have copied objects and (not the truss cross) and pasted into a new drawing only to have the truss cross appear and connected to nothing. I delete the truss crosses, and sometimes they will reappear Jeff Miler
  9. Thanks guys i will try those options Jeff
  10. So what’s the trick to fixing that? delete redraw, restart, etc? i have this problem too Jeff
  11. I need to hang some scenery from a braceworks rig. I know it’s dimension and weight and pick up points. How does one convert this piece so braceworks will recognize it and calculate it into the load report. Do I just use a dead load tool or is it more complicated since it will be picked up by multiple points. i don’t have the ability to determine each point load but it’s a scenic Item weighing about 300 lbs over 4 points. It’s uniform in construction. Thanks, Jeff
  12. The tomcat 2020 blocks are made for “L” “T” & “X” I had to make the pass thu block “<>” to complete the collection. And yes one must put truss at all available sides of the corner block being used. Thanks for the responses. Maybe VW can add this topic to their help files. Jeff
  13. Yes I see that now. Thank you for responding so quickly. Just another Braceworks newbie stumbling along. 🙂 Jeff
  14. So how does one make a square grid of truss or an "L" shaped truss? There has got to be some way to do this. Just because I have a corner block doesn't mean i need all 4 sides. I'm new to this braceworks stuff. Can i edit a TC2020 Corner block somehow to only want to see 1, 2, 3 or 4 sides that want connections. Thanks, Jeff
  15. Is there a trick to getting stock corner blocks to work. I am using the Tomcat TC2020 Truss library. Connecting a bunch of trusses works fine BUT As soon as I add a TC2020 corner block into the mix all I get are errors. No connections, etc, etc. I have a grid that is god awful big and uses a ton of corner blocks. Even in the simplest layout the Tomcat TC2020 corners do not work. It looks like they connect but i don't think they are. I need 20.5" x 20.5" truss and eventually 12" x 12" truss to work in grids. Any Clues? And of course I am on a deadline. Thanks Jeff Miller
  16. Has anyone used an ultra wide monitor 21:9 with Vectorworks? are there any downfalls to using one? Any suggestions on a particular model to get? I’m thinking of pairing one with a new Mac Pro. im involved in the entertainments including construction and rendering Thanks, Jeff
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    Thinking about investing in a Mac Pro. Is it overkill for VW designer or will I see a difference over an I Mac 2014. I do a lot of rendering and complex lighting scenic drawings Jeff Miller
  18. I have some graphic oddities at times (open GL) and some ghosts (objects that have been deleted but still appear there). I'm just wondering if there are video card updates in Mojave that might help this? Happy Holidays Jeff
  19. So Jim Wilson, Mojave Upgrade ? YES ? NO? I have a bit a downtime right now Jeff Miller
  20. Does SP2 fix the Mac OS Mojave problems? Jeff Miller
  21. Does Braceworks work with angled custom trusses? I have a client who likes to do wacky layouts for their parties. I have a truss system that needs to be hung from other trusses. It sits on an angle and also has a custom curved truss on the end I am just experimenting with Braceworks and do not own the license yet. This is typical of what i need to do at times. Will Braceworks do calculations on a layout like this? Just using the tools available to me right now, it seems Braceworks does not like trusses hanging in this configuration. Before I invest in the product I just want to be sure something like this can be calculated First view is the Right View The second is the ISO Thanks in advance. Jeff Miller
  22. Holy Cow! That's incredible! Can I ask how you got to that shape? I tinkered for hours and didn't even get close. This is going onto my symbol library as soon as i get back form vacation. I will put Markdd in as a credit Thank you so much. Jeff
  23. Thanks for the replies. Maybe someone who has that software could create one?? Maybe a guru at VW could too. Jeff
  24. Jim That maybe an option I haven't tried (but thought about) I am not having a lot of luck finding images of flags at rest . I found the USA but other state & country flags is a bit more difficult Thanks Jeff
  25. Has anyone figured out how to draw a flag at rest. If so, is it possible to map a flag texture to it? I experimented a little bit, but wound up crashing VW too many times. Any hints would be helpful. Thanks, Jeff Miller


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