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  1. Containers do not automatically resize. If you want larger containers or different shape containers, draw the shape you want for the container and create a symbol from the shape.
    Place the symbol in the containers folder and the shape will be available for you to select when you use the label legend manager.

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  2. Do you mean fingerprinted or watermarked?

    Resource files supplied by Vectorworks are fingerprinted for a specific product; the individual resources in the file are not.
    Using a resource from a fingerprinted file will not fingerprint a new file.

    For a watermarked file ALL resources in the file are watermarked and using any of those resources in another file will watermark the new file and all the resources in the new file.

  3. Convert to Truss is designed to take an existing Vectorworks symbol and the necessary data and structural information so it can be used by the truss tool.
    If you convert your geometry to a Vectorworks symbol and then you can use the Convert to Truss command to add the specialized truss data.

  4. Also, those look like nested symbols consisting of a table symbol and multiple chair symbols contained in one symbol.
    I don't think the replace symbol command will replace symbols inside of other symbols.

  5. Right now this is not possible because data can not be saved to a referenced layer/file.
    The 2 objects need to read and write data to and from each other in order to maintain a connection and allow structural calculations.

  6. The Hoist works just like most other Vectorworks object.
    You can set the defaults for a document in the tool and then save it to a template file.


    Activate the hoist tool and then click on the preferences button (wrench and pencil) in the mode bar.

    A dialog similar to the OIP will open.
    Click the Classes button and set your default values here.
    Click OK to exit the classes dialog.
    You can set any other you would like while you are here.
    Click OK to exit the preference dialog.

    Now when you place a hoist it will use these settings by default.

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  7. The Graphic Legend only looks at the symbol and not directly at the Lighting Device.
    Accessories are a special group inside of the lighting device, the Graphic Legend is seeing the stock symbol and the nested accessory symbol in the stock symbol.

    For counting Lighting Devices and Accessories we recommend using the Equipment Summary Key.

  8. In order to help we need a little clearer picture of where you are attaching the records and how you are importing the lighting devices into another document.
    Are you attaching the record to a lighting device placed into the document?
    Are you attaching the record to the lighting device symbol?

    Are you importing the symbol into another document or are you copping and pasting the lighting device into a new document?

    Records attached to the symbol are used by the lighting device to obtain default information. After the symbol is converted to a lighting device the record information is no longer used and all information is stored in the Object Info Palette. Any record information attached to the symbol will no longer be accessible when symbol is used by the lighting device.
    Including a record as additional defaults allows the lighting device to copy data from the record into the OIP if the record has matching parameters in the OIP.

    If you can post a sample file we might be able to give you some suggestions.

  9. As long as you are set to sACN everything should be fine.
    Disconnect or disable any network interfaces that are not needed. Vision listens to all network interfaces but we have seen issues where Vision gets conflicting information if multiple interfaces see data.
    I do recommend using a 3rd party sACN viewer whenever you are having issues just con confirm the data and to check the universe.
    The one thing to remember is that if you are looking at raw sACN data the universe is off by 1. The first universe in sACN is 0 which is universe 1 in most interfaces.

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  10. Have you named and saved the Vectorworks file? The xml file name is based on the Vectorworks file name and location and useless the Vectorworks file has been saved there is not a valid file name and path to create the xml file.

  11. The pathing specified is not based on the folder structure in the file, it's based on the folder structure in the Operating system.
    There is no way to specify a folder within a Vectorworks document for this call.

    There is no mechanism setup for a VS plug-in to track changing and deleting wall styles like there is for Symbols and some other resources.
    The best suggestion is to create a small styles wall in the object's profile group. You will be able to check the wall in the profile group to determine if the style name has been changed or the style was deleted and take the necessary action.

  12. @Tyrrellian There are only about a dozen pre-configured seating section styles shipped with Vectorworks but there are hundreds of table and chair symbols available.

    The styles are pre-configured settings for the seating layout that includes many settings shown in the dialog and not just the type of table and chair. You can either start with a style and change the setting in the dialog to match your needs.
    Depending on how the style is configured there may be settings which you can not change in the dialog, in which case you will need to switch the seating layout to be  un-styled to make the necessary changes.
    When placing the seating layout you can select unstyled for the style and configure all the settings yourself if none of the default styles are appropriate for your design.

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