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  1. klinzey

    Insert Point being weird

    This is strange. The insertion point of the lighting device should not change. Many tools use the bounding box center of the entire object. Pasting an object is probably going to use the bounding box center rather then the object's insertion point if you are pasting the object at a location. If you look at the location reported in the OIP of the lighting device it should match the insertion point in the drawing.
  2. Try this one. The Light Instr Robe Spiider HUNG had the display marker outside of the base group. Testy Spiider Rotation.vwx
  3. It looks like you have the Parts Record attached to the Base group as well as the parts inside the base group. Edit your symbol and enter the base group. Either ungroup the group in the base group and choose not to transfer the records or enter the group and detach the parts records from the objects. You will have to replace the instrument with the same symbol, save and open the file or something else to force the lighting device to update. Testy Spiider Rotation.vwx
  4. Without seeing the file it sounds like all the fixtures are patched to the came address in Vision. I would suggest opening the Patch window in Vision to check. You can reassign the fixture addresses from there if necessary. Depending on how old the video you watched as a tutorial there may have been some changes in Vision and Vectorworks. Vision and Vectorworks use different names for Address and Channel and you need to make sure your settings in Spotlight Preferences are set correctly to map the fields you used in Vectorworks fields to the Vision fields.
  5. Make sure you are running the latest service pack. There were some issues in this area that were fixed by service packs. If you are still having issues please post your file or send it to tech support so we can investigate.
  6. klinzey

    No Fixtures in MVR but are in ESC

    Also make sure you are usingthe latest version of Vision and Vectorworks. MVR is evolving rapidly mixing different service packs between Vectorworks and Vision could cause issues.
  7. Lighting devices are designed not to be mirrored because the mirrored object does not exist in the real world. When you mirror the lighting device should automatically be duplicated and rotated into the proper position.
  8. All the settings are are saved in XML file - you can find it in the user folder: \Plug-ins\Data\LightingDeviceParamsSavedSets.xml
  9. Probably not. If it's not supported in the Lumion API there is no official way to create lights. Try posting in the Rendering forum, there is a larger community of rendering focused users in that group that might have some additional information.
  10. klinzey

    Vectorworks and ConnectCAD

    Keep watching for official announcements about features and pricing. Generally we don't announce those details till it's released.
  11. I check with the engineering team that works with Lumion. They told me that Lumion has not implemented lights via their API as of yet so we don't have the ability to create lights in Lumion from Vectorworks.
  12. klinzey

    Generic College account and Proof of Employment

    If you are setting up a lab as part of a class please contact @Maggie Dier, she should be able to help you get a school lab license setup. We ask for a different set of information when setting up for multiple users in a lab setting.
  13. klinzey

    Scripting an object "pick up"

    The better tool to use is TrackObjectN() It lets you use criteria to highlight valid objects.
  14. klinzey

    Lighting Symbol w/Assigned Class?

    In the Spotlight Preferences, uncheck "Use Active Class for Lighting Device Insertion". This will then insert the lighting device into the class defined by the symbol.
  15. If you set the fixture mode to "None" you should be able to enter the number of channels.


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