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klinzey

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    Vision and Hog connection issues

    @Henslin One of our engineers will reach out to you directly for some more details. Your physical Road Hog 4 console should connect via Artnet or sACN without a problem. We have only seen issues with Hognet driver.
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    GrandMA2 Console --> Vision 2019

    As long as you have it working with GrandMA2 onPC using MAnet, Vision will connect right up to the real MA hardware using MAnet.
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    Vision 2019 crashes on Mac with Nvidia

    @Paulo Ferrari I believe that setting always forces the machine to use the discrete card all the time. gfxCardStatus alows you to force the system to use the integrated graphics all the time.
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    Vision 2019 crashes on Mac with Nvidia

    gfxCardStatus https://gfx.io
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    Vision 2019 crashes on Mac with Nvidia

    The only workaround that we have found is switch to using the integrated graphics card. There is a utility that allow you to manually switch between integrated and discrete video cards. Not ideal, but Vision will run on the integrated video card for the machines we have tested.
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    Dual Machine License Vent

    You appear to be a US user so you probably have the Series E version so you should be able to have it installed on 2 machines. Make sure both machines are using the Braceworks serial number. We make sure you can't install it on 3 machines and can't run 2 at the same time. Please take a look at your end user license agreement supplied during the installation process.
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    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    QLC+ does not require a dongle and uses Artnet. Artnet and sACN are standards used by many consoles but not supported by MA without additional hardware.
  8. @Jessica Privett You really can't remove them. LW and VW both track all the lights in the document. You can use filtering in LW and Classes in VW to hide the lights you don't want to see.
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    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    @GloriamLT MA Lighting requires the use of a dongle when connecting to Vision so you can not use it with the demo version of Vision.
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    Vision Orientation issue

    Which GLP X4? It looks like the GLP Impression X4 Bar but which one and which which fixture mode did you select?
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    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    Vision does not include a lighting console, you need to connect Vision via SACN, ARTNET, etc. to your physical lighting console of an offline version of a lighting console. You will program on your lighting console and Vision will mimic the behavior of the lights. If you want a simple software console you can tru QLC+ https://www.qlcplus.org/ It's not something I would use to program a show but it works for simple things.
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    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    How is the lighting console you have connected to Vision patched?
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    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    I tried those fixtures as a quick test. Everything looks OK. The reason you are seeing the light go to the sky is that the moving lights move to their default location in Vision if there is no DMX signal present. (The light is receiving all 0's) Once you connect to a console with the fixtures patched the console should home the fixtures and the lights should point down. Conventional fixtures will take their default focus from Vectorworks but moving lights will only react to dmx data.
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    Export Lighting Devices to DWG

    I'll put in an enhancement request with out DWG team. I can't comment on when or if it will be implemented.
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    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    In Vectorworks, is the Device Type set to Moving Light? Vision handles Moving Lights and Lights differently so if the device type is not correct they will be flipped.
  16. What cut can you not achieve? Barrel rotation allows you to overcome physical limitations of the fixture caused by the way it is manufactured. (Silly things like structural support and shutters in the same physical plane.) The virtual shutters in Vision and Vectorworks don't have those restrictions so you should be able to get the same cuts without the need for rotating the barrel.
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    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    @GloriamLT Are your lights focused in Vectorworks or Vision? You say they are focused up in Vision, how are they physically oriented when you look at them in Vision. Are you using stock Vectorworks symbols or custom symbols? Can you post the file?
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    Export Lighting Devices to DWG

    The 3D rotation is a property of the Vectorworks Lighting Device object. When exporting to DWG you can only get the natural orientation of the symbol.
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    Vision 2019 SP3 MVR Improvements

    In the future Vision may support other distance units. It is a wish list item from several users.
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    Database for internal Barcode

    With the lighting device you are not simply placing a symbol. Any record information would be buried within the object and not easily accessible. The lighting device does have a method of dealing with this type of data using "Additional Default Records" and customized Lighting Device Parameters in the Spotlight Preferences. http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/eng/index.htm#t=VW2019_Guide%2FSetup%2FSpotlight_Setup.htm You want to create a customized lighting device parameter with the same name as your record field and then select the record in the Additional Default Records dialog. When you place a lighting device the record data will then automatically be copied from your custom record into the custom field in the lighting device.
  21. First, make sure you running the 2019 SP3 versions of both Vision and Vectorworks. If there are missing lights in your ESC that is usually an indication that the fixture mode is not set. We try to default to an appropriate mode but some fixtures have no default mode. If you are still having issues please contact tech support directly.
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    Vision 2019 SP3 MVR Improvements

    Vision only operates in inches. In the dialog you are selecting the unit measurement used by the file being imported so it can properly be converted to inches. Regardless of the units used by the application the MVR file will always be stored using millimeters by the current MVR specifications. In future versions we will disable the units option when importing an MVR file. (Earlier versions of the MVR specification did not specify the units so we had to account for different types in the import dialog till the 1.0 specification was adopted by everyone.) Right now the units selection is similar to the units selection in Vectorworks when you import a DWG/DXF file. When we see an MVR file and we default to millimeters and we are correct 99% of the time but since there could be an MVR file from another application not following the new standards we have to allow you to change the units just in case.
  23. What version of Vectorworks are you using? You say latest service pack but of which version? Did you do any OS updates recently?
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    MVR Rotating Objects

    Great! By the specifications, the MVR file always uses Millimeters for the units. The Vision import dialog supports multiple file types so the units option is always available. We are looking at forcing the units setting to Millimeters when you select and MVR file but for now you will have to remember to always use Millimeters with MVR files.
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    MVR Rotating Objects

    First be sure you are using SP3 of both Vision and Vectorworks. Can you post your file here or submit it to tech support and we can take a look? We have done extensive testing with MVR but it is still a new and developing format and you may have found a situation that needs some more attention.

 

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