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  1. Here is a file using truss 'systems' (used in Braceworks), rather than Hanging positions. The Autoplot truss label works on groups or hanging positions, not on 'systems' Truss System.vwx
  2. The "Truss system" is a set of auto joined truss pieces. I think they keep it that way for braceworks, but it means you have to go to the OIP to select the 'system' if you want to move it, or to change the trim height. If you grab a single stick of truss, it moves independently, and breaks the 'system'
  3. Thanks Sam. I haven't kept up with all the new features in Autoplot. It looks like it works with Hanging positions, grouped trusses, and individual sticks of truss, but it doesn't recognize a system of trusses. The whole 'truss system' vs hanging position looks like it needs some work.
  4. So it sounds like Hanging Positions are being phased out. If we are to switch to 'Insert Truss' tools, I have a few questions. 1) I'd like to have a data tag that shows truss system name, trim height, and length. I can make a tag that shows system name and object trim height, but I can't get the system length, only the length of 1 piece. Also, this only works if the truss is a system, not a group or a hanging position. Having to go to the OIP to select the system every time you want to move it is a pain. 2) I'd also like to make a worksheet with system name, overall truss length, trim height and truss counts. Similar to what you see when you use 'Replace truss'. I can make a worksheet with System name and components, but not quantities or trim. Anyone have suggestions on how to work make this work? The tutorials and Vectorworks U are obsolete. Truss Tags.pdf
    Nice if you need an array. If you change to 2 strings and move a control point, it automatically reverts to 4 strings. Would be much more useful if it was like the stanchion tool, or duplicate along path. But as an example for learning Marionette, it's useful.
  5. Also having similar problems will callouts. Every time I use the callout tool, I get the spinning beach ball for 5-6 seconds, then it works correctly. This is similar to issues I has with Mojave and SP 2
  6. I'm having the same issues. The viewport made from a clip cube only displays correctly when rendered, not as a wireframe. (I'm using SP4)
  7. While I love the clip cube tool, it doesn't seem to work with reference layer viewports. I have the building architecture brought in as a referenced viewport. When I use the clip cube, it clips the objects drawn in the current file, but all the referenced layers are seen in their entirety. Is this normal? Is there a work around?
  8. Anyone else having issues with skylight objects? After inserting a skylight in a roof face, just selecting the roof will give me the spinning beach ball of death for 3-4 minutes. 2019SP2 with Mojave
  9. What OS are you running? There seems to be a lot of conflicts with Mojave and VWX2019. I had similar issues, and the work-around was to undock and resize the OIP
  10. Is your drawing or viewport rotated? I'm having issues with text whenever the viewport or plan is rotated. I get the spinning ball and it hangs. -Mojave with 2019 SP2
  11. MSLD

    Callout Tool

    I was having the same issues. I then tried changing workspaces, and used the callout tool in the Spotlight workspace. It worked fine. Somehow the callout tool when used in my custom workspace became corrupted. Ended up having to rebuild my workspace from scratch.
  12. Thanks. Connecting it to a text object makes it work. I use it as a non-displaying reference number that I can sort and modify in a worksheet. I guess I'll have to put a zero point font text object in the border, or make it a class of 'hidden'.
  13. May be another bug. When I edit a title block border style, I can add fields, but when I click on the border to edit the sheet data, the new fields won't show up. They do show up in the titleblock manager. So the only way i can add the data is to use the cumbersome titleblock manager. FIX ME!
  14. Having same issue. As soon as viewport finishes rendering, it turns white. I took your suggestion and changed compression to PNG, and it works. Will this be fixed in SP3 or 4 or 5?


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