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klinzey

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  1. James, It didn't crash when I tried it, however it did delete the entire group. This problem has been buglisted and will be fixed for the next release.
  2. Check your export options in LW4 and make sure that you are exporting field albels as first record and replacing blank fields with -. LW4 doesn't see your saved settings from LW3, so it reverts to the defaults. What values are listed in the Unique ID Field list.
  3. I would look on the HP website. You will have to do some digging, but should be a key combination that lets you print the settings menu. Sometimes you have to hold the test buttom while you turn the power on, or pust the test button 10 times, or hold it down... etc. (Don't do any of this until you have the instructions, I am sure one of these combinations is the reset too.) If that doesn't work, download a network maping tool. This will show you everything that is connedted to the network along with its IP and device name. [ 01-06-2004, 11:25 AM: Message edited by: klinzey ]
  4. I don't know where the "-NAN FC" is from. You can send the file to tech@nemetschek.net and I will take a look at it. As for the renegade readings the only way to tell is to turn on draw beams for the lights. Also remember the photometric grid can be at a different elevation then the focus point. The draw beam goes only to the focus point, the photo metric objects calculate to their own elevation.
  5. O.K. Back to basics. When you palced the symbol did you use the Spotlight Instrument Insertion tool? Spotlight doesn't use a record named "Instrument Record". When you select the instrument what is in the Shape Pane (not the data pane) of the Objetct Info Palette? It should be titled "Lighting Device".
  6. You can have 8 fields in the label legend in V10. Try creating a label legend in a new document. There have been some problems reported trying to add fields to label legends that were created in V9.
  7. You either have to turn on "Draw Beam" for the Lighting Devices or turn off "Calclate using only visible beams" on the Photometric grid. Depending on how many instrumens you have in the drawing turing off "Calclate using only visible beams" on the Photometric grid may slow things down, because it will have to look at every lighting device in the document.
  8. It may be off of the screen. Try switching workspaces and is if it comes back in another workspace. If possible increase your screen resolution and try to find the palette there, then move it back to the center of the screen and switch the screen resolution back down.
  9. You may have to scroll down on the Object Info Palette. It's toward the bottom past Frame Size, System, Mark, User 1, User 2. it about the 20th field down in the list.
  10. What problem is a circuit named 10-4 causing? It appears to work fine when I enter it.
  11. These are bugs that were discovered after 10.5 was released. They will be fixed in the next version. You cam email me klinzey@nemetschek.net directly and I can give you some work-arounds.
  12. When you hover over the text do you get the reshape cursor? Try turning off your snaps. Also, there have been reports that people are experiencing a problem when the page origin has been moved. If you have moved the page origin, try moving it back and see if that works.
  13. ilitethings, The additional information you sent me is the cause of the problem. quote: After working a little longer I got an error message saying that I was missing a resourse file.You will need to reinstall Spotlight. Without the resource file nothing in Spotlight will work.
  14. Try creating a Label Legend in a blank document to make sure everything works. If there is one file that is causing you a problem email it to tech@nemetschek.net and I will take a look at it.
  15. Also try setting your layer scale to 1/4" or 1/2". At a 1:1 layer scale, the lables will appear off the screen.
  16. Kristen, Did you move both layers and classes to the proposed list? If either the proposed layer list or proposed class list is empty the OK button will be greyed out. Do you get a warning message when switching between layers and classes?
  17. You should reinstall Spotlight. If the workspace is missing it is likely that other components are missing.
  18. In order to access the spotlight tools you must first switch to the Spotlight Workspace. File>Workspaces>Spotlight. The instruments are in the Object Libraries folder. You will have to load them into the resource browser if they are not there. All of the Spotlight resources are prefixed with SL-.
  19. Have her try to insert an instrument in a blank file. Doing this will insure that the instrument works correctly on the laptop. If she is unable to insert and edit in the document, there may be a problem with her copy of Spotlight.
  20. The attributes are set within the symbol. Changing the sttributes of the instrument will have no effect on the look on the instrument. FYI: As previously stated, these posts are monitored by NNA, but this is a user board. Technical support should be obtained by contacting tech@nemetschek.net.
  21. There is a Ganging Tool and a Twofer Object. You should only use the Ganging Tool. It will palce Twofer Objects. You should never directly place a Twofer Object. FYI: As previously stated, these posts are monitored by NNA, but this is a user board. Technical support should be obtained by contacting tech@nemetschek.net.
  22. This is the a basic operation of Vectorworks. You will have to use a layer link to view all of the layers at their proper Z heights in refrence to each other.
  23. All of the Apollo, Lee, Gam and Rosco textures are designed to be used with Spotlight's Gobo Projector. They are textures, but they are not designed to be applied to a surface.
  24. A Gobo texture is a special texture. The only way to to create a gobo texture is from an image. If you have an image, bitmap, jpeg, gif etc, use the create gobo texture command. If you have existing geometry that you want to make into a gobo texture you will need to export it as an image then create the gobo. There may be other ways to create a transparent texture, but this is the easiest. Your final scaled image should be 2"x2"
  25. We are aware of the mirroring and duplicate problems. These problems have existed since version 9 and we are looking for a reliable solution that will not slow down the program. Please send tech support problems to tech@nemetschek.net. We do monitor this board, but questions submitted to tech support or Bug Submit will get a better responce.

 

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