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  1. Not quite sure how to use <ExprIfTrue>@"<Condition> : <ExprIfFalse>". in a data tag.

    I'm trying to make a tag that will look at the area of a rectangle, and if the area is over 100, will say "too large". I tried =IF((#AREA#>100), 'Too Large', 'Too small'), which will work in a worksheet, but not in a tag. What am I missing?


  2. Is there an easy way to apply labels to a schematic view? If I create a schematic view from a hanging position, the schematic view shows the position name. If i create it from a lighting pipe, or truss system, it won't show a name. I've tried using data tags,  #Lighting Pipe#.#Name# doesn't work, and #NNA_SchematicViewObject#.#Name# gives a value of 0. Any suggestions?


  3. Ok, I understand how walls can change their appearance in viewports based on the detail level, but how does one assign detail levels to components? Where is it set that low detail level shows only the wall borders, but medium and high show all the components? Can this be changed?


  4. I like the new accessory process for adding top hats, etc to conventional lights. It doesn't seem to work for moving lights. When I add a clamp or moving light claw, it places it at the front of the light. I can re-position it so it connects to the base, but when I focus the light, it moves to the front of the light.

    How do we change the relationship?


  5. Tomcat TC20 and TC 12 both have vertical bookend hinges, and the Tyler GT Truss bookend vertical hinge has the same problem. (Don't ask me why I can build a structure with TC1212-VHB with the truss rotated, but the TC1212-VVB fails) If rigged properly, with motors on each truss, bookend hinges can be used vertically. This forces us to convert the "system" to a group or hanging position to be able to move it. Yes, better documentation would be appreciated.


  6. It's interesting that the VWX library includes vertical bookend hinges, if they can't be used to make a truss system. There is no documentation, and no feedback when you try to use a vertical symbol as to why it fails. The truss hinge video in Vectorworks U fails to mention the restrictions


  7. Are any of the vertical truss hinges working in Spotlight? It seems you can only use the insert truss tool to insert hinges on a horizontal plane.  The vertical hinges that ship with spotlight don't auto connect, and can't be used to make a truss system.


  8. Is anyone else having problems with schematic views on curved truss? It seems to be treating a curved section as a straight object, so the distances between lights are not accurate, and when you move a light in schematic view, you can end up with lights floating in space.

    Also noticed schematic view objects don't reflect their layer colors correctly.

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  9. Is there a way to create a new slab style from an unstyled slab? When I start to create a slab, I can 'save preferences as a slab style', but once the slab has been created, I can only replace the slab style, not save the current settings as a new style.  We can do this with doors and windows, what not with slabs?


  10. If you export the MA file as a CSV or tab delimited file, you can import it into vwx as a worksheet. If you have a spotlight report sorted in the same order, you can cut and paste from one to the other.


  11. Is anyone else having problems with Vision? I generally use MA3D, but I thought I would revisit Vision. My first two exports were a disaster, with all the objects (stage, screen, etc) with zero elevation, and piled up at the origin. The next two exports caused VWX to crash. I'm using VWX 2020 SP3.1, and the latest version of vision.

 

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