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MattG

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  1. This is basically what I'm looking for. I get it and can adjust this with your info but this is really a regression from the previous tool for most users.
  2. I may be doing this incorrectly and let me know if I am so I can be corrected, but I want to use a data tag that shows the overall point at the top of the hook connecting to the structure in the ceiling. What field do I use? My understanding is I should use the "Hook Weight Equivalent" as described above. I want to be able to enter the known value hanging from the hoist info under "Hoist Weight Equivalent" and have the value in "Hook Weight Equivalent" update its total based on the weight entered and the weight of the hoist & chain. Right now in what I am doing this does not work. Is this correct?
  3. I'm really surprised if that is the case and also somewhat surprised it has not come up before. I am making a bunch of very similar worksheets that are sorting info from different locations. I am hoping to have a cell at the bottom that just says what the worksheet name is for reference to be sure I got the right one.
  4. This is probably a simple one and I cannot believe I have not thought to do that in the past. Is there a function I can put in a worksheet to display the worksheet name? I'm not finding that. Thanks, Matt
  5. I'm sure this has probably been asked but I didn't find it and I'm sure others are wondering, especially as the event world is picking up. With the updated hoist tool in v2021 and up there are a lot of changes. If I am not using braceworks what is the proper field to use in the OIP to manually enter a weight that would be most appropriate to use? From my basic reading in the help section I think this is "Hoist Force"? Is that correct? The default value in there shows a value in "lbf". In short I'm wanting to be able to manually enter in weight values of the items hanging from a hoist calculated outside of VW. My hope/understanding is that when I enter these values I can have them populate and not really effect the overall functionality of the backside of the hoist tools. I'm also updating my worksheets and reports for these and want to use the correct fields. Additionally with the appropiate field what is the unit value that it is defaulted to? I am looking in some of the backend items and it looks like a lot are formatted in grams. I am fine with whatever I just want to know what my base unit is for the field to use it appropriately in a function in the worksheet. @JCodgell Any thought? Thanks, Matt
  6. Just saw this looking for something else and not totally sure there is a question in here. However I can tell you that the pre 2021 hoist tool is still available, it is "Hoist (Legacy)" and you can add it to your workspace and use it as is for now. For the other things, you could just literally make symbols with records and accomplish all of that on your own and avoid anything brace works related. It really may be the better option for some.
  7. Great thanks, that was a bit buried in there to find.
  8. Does anyone know with the hoist tool in 2021 going forward is there a class that the show measurement label dimensions end up on? The previous hoist tool plopped those on a class. I want to be able to have the dimensions shown, but on/off in different viewports.
  9. I have done this in the past. However I wish that the "Preference" change would apply to all subsequent worksheets. It seems somewhat tedious. I also find that in spotlight I use the spotlight - reports - create report option a lot because I may not always know what the database or field of something is. Sometimes I just go through and delete unwanted columns and call it good. But I do wish I knew where VW decides to take that font value from just to change it. Not a huge deal but more of an annoyance I guess.
  10. So @Pat Stanford it is funny I randomly came across one of your "global font change" scripts kind of looking at this. I knew this existed but I always had it in the back of my head that it was editable and I was just being lazy and not hunting down the culprit. I am in the event industry and have a bit of time on my hands. It is funny some of these relatively glaring gaps in things I think I'm finding.
  11. This is probably a insanely simple one but I cannot find it and I'm sure I'm not alone. What determines the default font for a worksheet and how is that controllable? We used a standard font for a while. I am using a different font for things now. I have noticed that the choosing the "standard" font from the text menu doesn't seem to carry over to worksheets. I never really noticed before because the previous font was so close to Arial. It appears for me it is defaulted to variations of Arial. Any thoughts?
  12. Not sure how I just saw this but this is awesome. I know I posted a "wish list" for something like this integrated into VW a long way back but just this is great. Long story short for me it helps in consistency when getting files from other incorporating into yours and suddenly text from .dwgs or other items don't all match. Super nice.
  13. @ScottLebsack Yep totally doable just more curious now to what that actually is because I'm sure that info is accessible somehow. Thanks @Pat Stanford Matt
  14. Yes on a index, no on the title block for this particular thing. That is where I am stumbling. I have done the above before but without too much explanation I'm not doing that here. Hoping to just get the actual Sheet Layer fields out. Matt
  15. I know I've seen this before and cannot find it for the life of me. I'm trying to make a report of all my sheet layer numbers and titles. What database record/fields would I use for that? This is not the drawing border option. Thanks, Matt
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