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  1. I have a panoramic image I'm using as a custom renderworks background. Overall it looks correct like it should in terms of the background.  However I have a generic ground plane in my geometry.  I cannot seem to align where the bottom of that image would be to where the ground plane is.  

     

    Does anyone have any experience with this?  Right now it basically looks like my geometry is floating in mid air, but since the image aligned so well I'm thinking there has to be a way to essentially scale it or place it in the right space.

     

    Thanks,

    Matt

  2. So I did a manual version of what I am describing.  See the attached screen shot.  This is on a sheet layer. I semi redacted as I didn't want to show the kids names.  But basically there is a worksheet with a order 1-9 in the far left column.  There are "players" populated in there at different positions.  This rotates each inning.  This is easy if it was just one inning.  Trying to figure out how to do this for 3 inning for 3 separate instances of the lineup.  The arrows show where I would want those names to populate.

     

    Does that make sense?

    Screenshot 2021-09-14 161219.jpg

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  3. Here is a really odd topic/silly thing but I'm curious to see if there is a good way to do this. 

     

    Completely silly and unrelated to anything normal drawing wise.  I started coaching youth baseball and am currently coaching a T-Ball team. They were having a hard time with the positions so I drew a small lineup card in VW.

     

    Off to the side I made a little worksheet that has the batting order/line up on it.  I also drew in symbols at each position where the players should be playing in the field.  We are only playing 3 innings in t-ball so at each position in the field I have a symbol with what looks like a little worksheet in it that has 3 rows below it listing who plays that position first, second, and third. 

     

    Off to the side I have a batting order and position lineup.  We change the order and positions every inning so right now there is essentially 3 worksheets smooshed together to show three different innings.

     

    My curiosity here is if I did this all once in either the batting order lineup or on the positions on the field would there be an easy way to link the information in one item to the information in the other so I don't have to manually move all of that around a second time?

     

     

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  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. 44 minutes ago, markdd said:

    If, when you create a new worksheet from the resource manager, the first thing that you do when the worksheet is created (before using the create report command or anything else)  is go to the File menu on the worksheet itself and select Preferences. You can format the font that the worksheet uses from here. All entries into that worksheet should use that font style after that.

     

    This is how I have been solving this quandary for a little while now and it works fine for me.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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. 

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  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. 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

  14. 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

  15. I tend to draw a portion of a system to start and then get all my viewports set up for things.  I often will do say a 3D view of some type of a truss or something that is more just for visualization not really for "rendering".  I tend to just do these in a variant of open GL.  My understanding is open GL uses a max of 8 lighting devices and gives priority to the last 8 light objects.

     

    My question is if there is a way when I add a new lighting device to a drawing to have the default on/off set to off for all existing viewports.

     

    The reason being that if I already set up the look for a viewport and it is good but I add a light that may be on in a layer or class that already exists it appears to start factoring into the rendering of that viewport and depending on the quantity take priority over existing devices.

     

    I feel like there is a setting for this I am missing but maybe not.  Anyone have a solution for this?

     

    Thanks,

    Matt

  16. Side not CP's site has good .dwgs as well for this and most of their products.  We are working on building some into some set pieces so I generally prefer the manufacturer's drawing to be sure clamps and spacing are a bit better and CP probably has the "cleanest" dwg that come into VW.

  17. Man this program drives me nuts sometimes.  Thanks!

     

    I did a dummy report with every field hoping to find the secret field that may store the units but no luck.  Just really odd.  I do that using some of the braceworks stuff to make custom things manipulating that data, but it seems really odd that is a hard value.

     

    Either way for now that works.  

     

    Thanks as always.

     

    Matt

  18. I have been okay doing this in the past but am noticing an issue now in 2021 but unfortunately have not been doing as much lighting in VW these days with the pandemic.  

     

    It appears I am having trouble dropping the "lbs" from the fixture weight in a worksheet that pulls the data from the lighting device criteria.  

     

    I used to be able to do =Value() and it would bring back the number, and my secret if I wanted it there was that I could then just put the lbs in the cell formatting as a suffix, but everything I have tried seems to be unable to dump the lbs suffix off that. 

     

    Any help is appreciated.

    I feel like @Pat Stanford has probably already solved this...... 🤣🤣

     

    Thanks,

    Matt

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