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klinzey

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  1. The labels will always rotate with the instrument. The "Right Reading" option in the Label Legeng Manager will force the labels to rotate so they are allways parelle to the screen. The "Non-Rotating" label legend is on the wish list.
  2. The instruments will change to rectangles anytime the symbol used to represent the instrument can not be found. In earlier versions there were some problems with the degree symbol in the symbol name. This caused the instruments to turn into rectangles when they were moved to a different platform. You can use the find and modify command to replace the symbol names.
  3. In version 10, purging the document should not delete the Label Legend Symbols. When you hover over the labels do you get the curssor cue? What is your sanp grid set to? Try turning off the sanp grid. Check the Show Data box in the OIP and Delete the values in the DoNot Edit Field. This will force the labels to use the settings in the Label Legend Manager, but you will have to redo any multi-circuit instruments.
  4. Are you editing the 00_Arch_Sheets.mcd in \Plug-Ins\Common\Data?
  5. Justin, You want to use: CreateCustomObject(objectName :STRING; pX, pY :REAL; rotationAngle :REAL) :HANDLE; ObjectName is the name of the plug-in object you want to place. pX,pY is the insertion point of the object. The command will return the handle to the newly created object. You should use this handle when you call SetRField to set the parameter values.
  6. Martin, Send your file with an explanation to tech@nemetschek.net. If there is a problem with the file they will pass it on to me and I will take a look at it. Otherwise they may be able to explain the process a little more clearly.
  7. klinzey

    Stairs Tool

    You will need to set your class options to Show Others. The stairs are automaitcaly placed in a class (Vert-Trans-Main ?). Once they are placed you can change the class. This problem has been fixed for the next release.
  8. Yes and No. They are still individual instruments, with a dimmer, circuit, channel, color, etc, but they move as one unit and are given one unit number and a sub (cell) number for each part.
  9. It should work. As a test (on Windows)I tried exporting a simple file as V8 and it opened fine in V8 and V9. You can email the file to tech@nemetschek.net with a description of the problem and they will try some different combinations and attempt to reproduce the problem. Instruments will only turn into rectangles if the user has Spotlight. It is possible that the instrument could turn into rectangles if the document was opened in Spotlight 8
  10. Yes, the symbols are integrated into the document, but some users have deleted and/or purged the document to reduce the file size before emailing it. If you want to test and see what it looks like in standard VectorWorks download a copy of the viewer and open the file.
  11. Try to install a printer that supports a larger format. This should allow you to select a larger page size when printing to PDF.
  12. If you open a Spotlight drawing in regular Vectorworks everything should be just as you saved it. The user will not be able to change any of the information on the lighting device. Instruments would turn into rectangles only if the other person has a copy of Spotlight, but did not have the symbols in the document.
  13. Setitemenable needs to be in the dialog handler, not in the dialog setup.
  14. Technicaly a two-fer is an electrical Y that has female receptacles at the top of the Y and a male plug at the bottom leg of the Y; used to connect two instruments to the same circuit In the drawing world a two-fer an take on a slightly different meaning. In general a two-fer is used to designate that 2 instruments are always going to have a common dimmer, circuit, or channel attribute. The ganging tool simply places two-fers, and you can put mutiple two-fers together to gang many instruments together. If you two-fer by channel, the channels will allways be the same, etc. Multi-Circuit Instrument is an instrument, such as a striplight that is one physical unit, but has two or more circuits. The individual circuits of the instrument must be placed seperatly, then converted to a multi-circuit unit. If you move one part of the unit, the others will folow, but each part contains distinct information.
  15. Eric, By any chance are you purging the document? In versions prior to 10, purging the document will cause the label legends to be deleted. Also have you moved the page origin? There have been problems reported with V9 if the page origin has been moved. If your lables are not appearing make sure that the Label-[Attribute] class is set to visable and that you are in Show-Snap-Modify others.
  16. You can insert focus points, lighting positions, and instruments on different layers, but I do not think they will account for the layer Z height. Try woring with a Layer Z's of 0 and setting the object's Z value. [ 06-16-2003, 10:22 AM: Message edited by: klinzey ]
  17. With Spotlight 10 you can have 8 labels in your legend along with a user selected symbol. You can copy and edit existing Label Legends in V9. Existing Legends are symbols stored in the Label Legends folder. If you duplicate a LL symbol, give it a new name and place it in the Label Legend folder. When you run the Label Legend Manager, it will appear as a new label and you can add and remove fields as you would normally do. You can also copy legends to a new document in the same manner.
  18. quote: The Objects from Polyline command seems to create walls for every selected polyline in the document.This problem had been fixed in 10.1.2. Objects from Polyline command generates VectorWorks walls.(Curved and Staight) In order to represent a bezier curve the polyline is converted to simple straight and arc segments.
  19. Please send the file to klinzey@nemetschek.net and I will take a look at it. Kevin
  20. Information is generated from the Circuit Number Field in the Lighting Device. Blank Circuit Number Fields will generate a requirement of 1 circuit and # of units-1 2fers. [ 03-26-2003, 10:52 AM: Message edited by: klinzey ]
  21. The symbol defines the beam and field angle. In order to adjust the beam and field angle you have to edit the symbol and make the change globaly. If you want to have a different beam and field angle for a fixture you will need to create a new symbol.
  22. The only way to edit information about the lamp is to edit the record attached to the symbol. Once you are in the edit symbol window, deselect all. The data should show in the data pane of the OIP. If the object is already deselected when the edit widow opens, the information should automatically be displayed in the data pane of the OIP. If you are not seeing this behavior, send me details on machine and I will check the behavior.
  23. Make sure that your image size is 2" x 2". Begin with these rendering settings: Detail : Low Use Shadows : ON Shadow Mapped Shadows : ON Use Ray Tracing : ON Recursion Level : 2 Use Textures : ON Use Transparency : ON Use Anti-Aliasing : ON Use NURBS : OFF Also try using a different file format. I have found a few source files that worked better if they were .tiff or .gif.
  24. This is probably caused by a page origin being moved. Until the bug is fixed, the best way to fix it is to set the page origin back to (0,0).

 

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