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  1. You can connect loads to a single hoist. Unfortunately, this is a little bit tricky with the Vectorworks Hoist. You have to place the load at the hook of the hoist, and then Braceworks will calculate the single hoist. We are working to update the snapping to better support this connection.

    Also, be sure you are using SP2.  There were several fixes in SP2 related to connecting items to the hanging position.

    It's difficult to diagnose the issues from just the screenshots.
    Would it be possible to post the file here or email it to technical support, tech@vectorworks.net? Please put "Attention Kevin" in the subject line if you email the file.

    I've also asked the developer, Moritz, to post to this thread if he has any additional information or questions.

  2. This is going to be a question for John McKernon@Lightwright. There appear to be quite a few fields that you can export from LW that are not in the available fields for the data exchange list.  Note that setting the Vectorworks fixture mode to the Lightwright profile will not allow Vectorworks to properly recognize the fixture properly so the Gobo and color wheel information in Vectorworks will be incorrect.  I recommend using a custom user filed in Vectorworks to store the LW profile setting.

  3. When the lighting device turns into a rectangle it indicates that the symbol can not be found in the local document.

    Try manually importing the symbol into your document and choosing the symbol from the active document.

    What is the symbol name?


    Also try refreshing the libraries in the Resource Manager.

    In the Resource Manager, click the gear icon and select "Refresh Libraries"


  4. Most Vision users with dedicated Vision machines are running Windows because Mac has a very limited video card selection.

    Most users have found they can get much better video cards for Windows and can easily upgrade if a better card is released.


    For Vision on the Mac there are only 3 acceptable choices. Top of the line MacBook Pro, iMac Pro or the Mac Pro.

    And even these Macs come with "older" video cards.

  5. I'm assuming this post is about Vision so it has been moved there.

    Submasters should have noting to do with Vision. Vision is just reading the output of the console, it does not know the difference between a value from a fader or a cue.

    It is possible that you do not have the output or Vison configured correctly when using the physical console if you are seeing different behaviors between the physical and virtual console.

  6. @td4stageU Address is only shown when "Automatically assign Universe" is selected in Spotlight Preferences.

    When "Automatically assign Universe" is enabled "U Address" will be shown and the "Universe" and "U Address" fields will be disabled.

    These values will be automatically calculated based on the absolute address entered in the "Address" filed.


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  7. Andy,

    Which  Robe Red Wash are you using the REDWash 2*36 or the REDWash 3*192? Robe doesn't list a REDWash even in their discontinued products so I can't check to see if there is something special about that mode.

    As Mark said the data was probably estimated because the manufacturer did not supply the data.

    We can make an request to Robe to supply the data but they may not have it either given the probable age of the fixture.


    Can you give us an example of a similar fixture that has the correct output?


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