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  1. 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. 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

  3. 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. 

  4. Records are not directly accessible from the lighting device. The label legend can only access the Lighting Device record.

    You can customize the lighting device and add your fields in the Spotlight Preferences command and then they will be available in the Label Legend Manager.


    If you want to continue to attach a record to the lighting device instances your best option is to use the Data Tag to display the information.

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  5. If your object just needs one font you can simply make it a Font Style Enabled object.

    This will enable you to use the standard text menu options to set the font attributes with the object selected.


  6. We haven't had any issues with that device.

    Try using it with Skype or another application to make sure the device works.


    VW does not interact with the device only Vision.

    In VW follow these instructions to setup the capture source so Vision will recognize it when you open the file.






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