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    moving scenery setup.

    You can place the rotating set on its own layer and create a layer link and rotate the layer link. Another option is to create a symbol of the rotating set pieces. Then place the rotated symbol in different classes or layers. You can then use the saved sheets to easily navagate to the different rotations of the set.
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    Hatches

    Try http://www.microspot.co.uk/support_pages/sw_updates.html The trailing period made it a bad link.
  3. "gobo" is a much debated acronym. Without getting into too much detail, a "gobo" is a pattern or texture that is placed in front of a light and projected onto the stage. Think of it as a slide for a slide projector. You can take a look at http://www.rosco.com/gobocatalog/ to see what they look like.
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    VectorWorks Preferences keep resetting

    There was a bug in SpotLight 8.5 the prevented the prefrences from being saved. The bug list shows the problem was fixed for 9.0. If you are finding any prefrences that are reseting themselves please let us know. Remember that some prefrences are stored with the document and others are stored globaly.
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    Lightwright to SL

    There have been some reports of problems with the automated action for Lightwright. Try manualy exporting the Lightwright data. See the section "Data Transfer Between SpotLight and Lightwright" in the SpotLight manual. It contains detailed instructions on how to import and export the data.
  6. The size limit was removed in 9.0. I just did a quick test with 81K of code and it worked fine in 9.5.{US Version} Also the syntax for an include file is {$INCLUDE [file]} not {#INCLUDE [file]} HTHKevin LinzeyNNA
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    Referencing $INCLUDE files in VectorScript

    The easiest thing to do is to place the include within the VectorWorks Plig-Ins folder. If the full path is not given VectorWorks will path the include fine beginning from the plug-ins folder.
  8. It would be best for you to call the sales department. 1-888-646-4223 sales@nemetschek.net They can give you let you know what each product contains.
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    SpotLight Align & Distribute...

    Kevin, You can use the workspace editor to add the Align and Distribute, or any other command in VW, to your SpotLight workspace. Consult the VW manual for details on how to edit a workspace. The Align and Distribute command is located in the tool menu.
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    gobo projection

    quote: Originally posted by daisymurray: have just upgraded to 9.5.02 beta and with added speed tried gobo projections. each gobo projects split into 4 quadrants with the curved outer edge of the gobo appearing 4 times around the centre of the beam.any ideas why? It's a bug in b2. It should be fixed in the next beta.
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    How to move elements

    quote: Originally posted by MikeB: No, his advise works for 8.5 as well With 8.5 you have to hold down the Ctrl key (Cmd-Mac) before you select the object. In 9 the control key can be pressed at any time during the operation.
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    Clueless on this one...

    SIA (Soci?t? suisse des ing?nieurs et des architectes ~Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects~) is a Swiss Standard. Check the VectorWorks manual under Getting Started\Setting Your Prefrences\Document Prefrences\Dimensions\ for more information on dimensioning standards. [This message has been edited by klinzey (edited 08-20-2001).]
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    translation troubles from VWA1.01 to VWA9

    Modify Layers and classes was not designed to setup a document, it was designed to modify and existing document. Modify layers and classes will not create layers or classes when loaded from a saved mapping file. If the None and the Dimension class move into the proposed list then things are working correctly.
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    anyone used circuiting tool?

    In order for the circuiting tools to work, the circuiting record needs to be attached to objects that VW sees as symbols or objects, it will fail to work on groups or simple lines. If you are still having problems printing email tech@nemetschek.net with your problem and the file. Kevin klinzey@Nemetschek.net quote: Originally posted by pismox: Is this the right email address? It came back as unknown. I think that the problem was the objects that I was trying to circuit were imported from ACAD and then I converted them to symbols. Instead, I replaced the ACAD symbols with VW outlets and so forth. I am having a problem with printing however and I am getting type 11 crash errors. I am having to save file as a VW 8 file before I print. Any advice? ------------------
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    anyone used circuiting tool?

    Please send your file directly to me (klinzey@nemetschek.net) and I will take a look at it. Does the dialogue appear after your first click? Where are your electrical symbols located? on the active layer? Do you have electrical panels in the document? What are their names? quote: Originally posted by pismox: One of the main reasons for upgrading was the abiltiy to use the circuiting tool. When I use it, however, I am able to draw the circuits only to lose all control over VA9. I can't save, our even quit after using the circuiting tool. I have to force quit. What a dissapointment. I have been happy with the program overall until this bug. Anyone have any luck with this? DPG4 533 768 RAM OS 9.1 VA 9
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    VW9 INSTALLATION

    If the Cyrix 133 isn't being seen as a Pentium try downloading and installing this utility. http://www.powerleap.com/CCP.htm It will trick the system into thinking it has a real Pentium processor.
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    can't edit parametric objects after upgrade.

    You need to run the Update V2 Objects command. See the instructions in VWReadMe.txt quote: Originally posted by jhutchison: Just upgraded from VW 8.5.2 to VA 9.0. When selecting parametric objects such as windows, I can not edit them--all the options are greyed out. How do I correct this? Also, many of my custom tool scripts are greyed out of the menus---can I retain these?
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    can't edit parametric objects after upgrade

    You need to run the Update V2 Objects command. See the instructions in VWReadMe.txt quote: Originally posted by jhutchison: Just upgraded from VW 8.5.2 to VA 9.0. When selecting parametric objects such as windows, I can not edit them--all the options are greyed out. How do I correct this? Also, many of my custom tool scripts are greyed out of the menus---can I retain these? [This message has been edited by klinzey (edited 04-18-2001).]
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    Convert VW Classes to AIA Standards?

    Use the Modify Layers and Classes command. Before you try this, back-up your drawing. Run the Modify Layers and Classes command. To use all the standard AIA classes click the "Load" load button and select the file ...\Extras\VA2AIAClasses.TXT. This will create and map all the VA classes to AIA classes. You can do the same thing manualy and save it to use next time. Click the next button and map your layers to the AIA layers. (Sorry, no predefined maping for layers.) Save the maping once you are done so you can use it again. Then click finish. One warning, any objects contained in the layers and classes that are left in the existing list will be deleted. More detailes are avaliable in Using Standards chapter under the heading of Altering an Existing File Structure in the Architect manual. Changing the insertion class of objects depends on how you are inserting them. If you are using the Object Browser you can change the class of the object in the Object Browser file. quote: Originally posted by jhutchison: We have a new client who is requireing us to produce Drawings using the AIA Layer Standards (i.e. "A-WALL-NEWW", etc). Is there a way to convert the standard VW class system to AIA standards (which all of our consultants use as well)? Is there a way to change the "default class" of parametric objects such as doors, windows and columns? For instance, when inserting a column, I would like to put it on the class "S-COLS". But instead it by default goes into "Structural-Columns". We are using Architect 9 on MACOS 9.1. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
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    Convert class names to AIA Layer Standards?

    Use the Modify Layers and Classes command. Before you try this, back-up your drawing. Run the Modify Layers and Classes command. To use all the standard AIA classes click the "Load" load button and select the file ...\Extras\VA2AIAClasses.TXT. This will create and map all the VA classes to AIA classes. You can do the same thing manualy and save it to use next time. Click the next button and map your layers to the AIA layers. (Sorry, no predefined maping for layers.) Save the maping once you are done so you can use it again. Then click finish. One warning, any objects contained in the layers and classes that are left in the existing list will be deleted. More detailes are avaliable in Using Standards chapter under the heading of Altering an Existing File Structure in the Architect manual. Changing the insertion class of objects depends on how you are inserting them. If you are using the Object Browser you can change the class of the object in the Object Browser file. quote: Originally posted by jhutchison: We have a new client who is requireing us to produce Drawings using the AIA Layer Standards (i.e. "A-WALL-NEWW", etc). Is there a way to convert the standard VW class system to AIA standards (which all of our consultants use as well)? Is there a way to change the "default class" of parametric objects such as doors, windows and columns? For instance, when inserting a column, I would like to put it on the class "S-COLS". But instead it by default goes into "Structural-Columns". We are using Architect 9 on MACOS 9.1. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
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    Convert class names to AIA Layer Satndards?

    Use the Modify Layers and Classes command. Before you try this, back-up your drawing. Run the Modify Layers and Classes command. To use all the standard AIA classes click the "Load" load button and select the file ...\Extras\VA2AIAClasses.TXT. This will create and map all the VA classes to AIA classes. You can do the same thing manualy and save it to use next time. Click the next button and map your layers to the AIA layers. (Sorry, no predefined maping for layers.) Save the maping once you are done so you can use it again. Then click finish. One warning, any objects contained in the layers and classes that are left in the existing list will be deleted. A more detailes are avaliable in Using Standards chapter under the heading of Altering an Existing File Structure in the Architect manual. Changing the insertion class of objects depends on how you are inserting them. If you are using the Object Browser you can change the class of the object in the Object Browser file. quote: Originally posted by jhutchison: We have a new client who is requireing us to produce Drawings using the AIA Layer Standards (i.e. "A-WALL-NEWW", etc). Is there a way to convert the standard VW class system to AIA standards (which all of our consultants use as well)? Is there a way to change the "default class" of parametric objects such as doors, windows and columns? For instance, when inserting a column, I would like to put it on the class "S-COLS". But instead it by default goes into "Structural-Columns". We are using Architect 9 on MACOS 9.1. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
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    Convert class names to AIA Layer Satndards?

    Use the Modify Layers and Classes command. Before you try this, back-up your drawing. Run the Modify Layers and Classes command. To use all the standard AIA classes click the "Load" load button and select the file ...\Extras\VA2AIAClasses.TXT. This will create and map all the VA classes to AIA classes. You can do the same thing manualy and save it to use next time. Click the next button and map your layers to the AIA layers. (Sorry, no predefined maping for layers.) Save the maping once you are done so you can use it again. Then click finish. One warning, any objects contained in the layers and classes that are left in the existing list will be deleted. More detailes are avaliable in Using Standards chapter under the heading of Altering an Existing File Structure in the Architect manual. Changing the insertion class of objects depends on how you are inserting them. If you are using the Object Browser you can change the class of the object in the Object Browser file. quote: Originally posted by jhutchison: We have a new client who is requireing us to produce Drawings using the AIA Layer Standards (i.e. "A-WALL-NEWW", etc). Is there a way to convert the standard VW class system to AIA standards (which all of our consultants use as well)? Is there a way to change the "default class" of parametric objects such as doors, windows and columns? For instance, when inserting a column, I would like to put it on the class "S-COLS". But instead it by default goes into "Structural-Columns". We are using Architect 9 on MACOS 9.1. Any suggestions will be much appreciated. [This message has been edited by klinzey (edited 04-18-2001).]
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    Help!

    1. When I insert symbols that I have drawn, into a drawing I am working on, it sometimes comes in invisible. The ?ghost image? is there until I get it into the place I want it and hit the ?enter? key. After that, the symbol is invisible. By accident I have found they become visible again when I use the ?create stair? tool. Do you know why it happens this way? It sounds like the the symbol, or part of the symbol is placed in a class thet is turned off. Try setting all your classes to visible and set your class options to show\snap\modify others.
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    autoplot script error

    If you can edit the script change $INCLUDE :AP_Data:GLOBAL_VARS.vs to $INCLUDE AP_Data\GLOBAL_VARS.vs Sometimes the PC doesn't like the Mac file delimiters and you shouldn't need the first one.
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    Plug-in icon

    In photoshop select the image, hit command c. Switch to VectorWorks, select organize\create plug-in..., seledt the plug-in, click properties. Click on the existing icon then hit command v. quote: Originally posted by biffoball: I'm trying to cut and paste a tool icon. I have Photoshop and have saved a 32x32 pixel PICT file. I don't really understand the "bitmap" stuff. Anyway, I've tried pasting icon in the plug-in properties box but nothing happens. How do I paste icon from Photoshop to VW?

 

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