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  1. We can't reveal anything about Vision 2021 till it's released... Vision does support SLI. One of out test machines ran 2-GTX 980 ti in SLI and we seeing seeing significant frame rate increases over a single card. Crossfire should also work but most cards are dropping support for multi-GPU. The biggest gain will be from adjusting the settings in Vision. If you don't need shadows turn them off. Shadows are one of the advantages of using Vision over other applications but they also take a lot of GPU to process. Just even small changes in the settings cam make huge performance changes. If you lower the quality of Vision to match what MA or WYSIWYG you will see frame rates that far exceeds the other applications. If you post your settings we can give you some hints on what to adjust.
  2. @Fuji Try removing replacing the "Reflectivity" texture in the image prop texture with a glow image or set the "Reflectivity" to "None". If there are any procedural texture elements in the texture when exported to Vision Vectorworks will create a composite image and you will lose the transparency texture image. See this article for details:
  3. Current customization are saved with the file. So when you open a old file in 2020 that had customized parameters you should see those customized parameters in 2020 and the saves settings should show as customized. Your customized settings are saved in your user folder, so if you migrated your user folder from one version to another you may be seeing your saved set options you created in the prior version.
  4. If you create a new blank file in 2020 using the default lighting device parameters you will not see the old parameters. The reason the old parameters exist when opening an older file is that we could not translate what we now call "User U Address" and "User Address" to the new 2020 fields with 100% accuracy. People used the fields in all kinds of different ways, so we preserved the 2019 data in the "User U Address" and "User Address" fields and try to migrate the data to the new fields automatically. If the information was not in a form we could understand the existing data would be preserved in "User U Address" and "User Address" and could be manually transferred to the new data fields or the manually updated in the user fields.
  5. @innes 1234 Find your local distributor
  6. If you can I would recommend looking at Python Scripting rather than Vectorscript. With Vectorscript you are limited to what Vectorworks can do. With Python you have access to other Python libraries which allow you to do a lot more. A quick google search turned up several options for playing an audio file with Python.
  7. Make sure you are using the default Spotlight workspace and not a migrated workspace. Spotlight Numbering should be the first item in the Spotlight menu. The screenshot looks like it's missing several items that are in the default Spotlight workspace.
  8. @innes 1234 Contact your local distributor and ask them about the Vectorworks student2PRO program.
  9. @Kristina90 We are also now getting reports of some problems with antivirus software but with a different file. If you are still getting the error after downloading a fresh copy for Vectorworks check for see if your antivirus software is preventing Vectorworks from installing properly.
  10. @SamIWas The user still needs to have the script in the plug-ins folder. When you place a Red Symbol it places the Plug-in Object with the parameters pre-configured rather than just a symbol. So in order for someone else to use the Plug-in object they would need a copy of the Plug-in.
  11. @Berit Barton If possible upload your problem file her or contact tech support so that we can investigate the issue you are experiencing.
  12. Try downloading the installer form directly from Vectorworks again. I've seen this error before with applications that were not downloaded properly or not downloaded from the official source of the application.
  13. @TBausch1976 Looks like this should be fixed in the next library update. If you run the update library command you should get the parameters in the software console.
  14. With the LED screen tool the texture mapping is done in the Edit Array Image dialog. The other important thing here is that your image in VW is the same size (especially the aspect ratio) as the image you are using from Madmapper.
  15. Braceworks flags these as warnings because of how they will show on the calculation report. If there are duplicate IDs or missing IDs it's much more difficult to follow the structural report when you need to verify calculations or identify the loads and supports. It's not a problem for calculations just a problem when it comes to reporting.
  16. What version of VW are you using? Can you post a version of your file so we can take a look at it?
  17. @Pascal Probst Please contact your local tech support directly and provide them with the file so we can do further testing.
  18. Please make sure you are following the proper use of the address fields outlined here: LIGHTWRIGHT 6 ADDRESSES AND VECTORWORKS
  19. @symo Be sure you are using 2020sp4. We have seen some files exhibit the rendering problem but believe we have resolved in sp4.
  20. The library update issue should be resolved with the next service pack which is scheduled to be released soon.
  21. @alfeltsld ArtNet or sACN should work. See DMX Connectivity Articles.
  22. If you are using the default class settings for the speakers, turn off the NonPlot-Loci class.
  23. @alfeltsld Correct. The requirement for the use of a dongle is from MALighitng because of the use of MA-Net2. You can connect using ArtNet or sACN without a dongle. For MA you would need to have a console, programming wing etc. in order to enable ArtNet or sACN output.
  24. Spotlight will read a tab delimited test file, just make sure there are no consecutive tabs in the file, empty fields should be represented by a dash (-). The problem you will face is having a unique identifier to match your data with the spotlight lighting device. Normally when you export from Spotlight you also export a unique identifier so that on import the unique identifier can be used to match incoming data with lighting devices in the document.
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