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  1. dianak

    Title Block Border Style options greyed out

    Option 2 is the situation. Thank you for reminding me to look there, I didn't expect it to be set for that. Turns out they drew in a border instead of letting VWX do it. It may have something to do with the fact that the company I'm working for wants the border inside the of the Titleblock, but no border surrounding the TB. It should be an easy fix now to uncheck that and try to create the aesthetic they want with margins. Thanks.
  2. I'm Admin-ing a Project file, and something has changed with my Sheet Borders. I am using the same Style for all sheet borders. Now, while the border is set to fit to page, it isn't actually doing it for different page sizes. When I go into the Style to fix it, my options are greyed. How do I restore my ability to control and edit this Sheet Border Style? Secondarily, why is it not auto-fitting to page anymore when I change page sizes, in the first place? Does it have something to do with the loci that have popped up on 2 corners the sheet border that I don't remember seeing before? thanks, Macbook Pro VWX2018 SP3
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    Replace symbol - keep data

    Love for this attachment to be reattached in this new forum if possible, please.
  4. dianak

    Pull input from worksheet

    I can give you my working file. It has an 80% built marionette setup that i'm in the middle of, and a worksheet I want to pull from. There is also an example of an old version of a lineset schedule symbol I'm trying to replace the need for How do I get you a file?
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    Pull input from worksheet

    Oh, and it is essential that the column 2 data in the final object read out as a dimention feet'-inches" not as text (feet'inches") which is a problem i have sometimes with auto generated data, which may or may not be useful info for you.
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    Pull input from worksheet

    I'll usually be bringing the excel data into a worksheet, but if it is easier to pull from an external excel, than an internal worksheet I can do that happily. What I do now is, take a set of data, columns I am given by the show's TD: 1- Name of lineset number, like 2 or 21a 2- +Y Distance from 0, known as distance from Plaster Line 3- thickness of that piece, in other words, the y height of that piece with the +Y distance being center 4- and the mane of that set piece, like "Bob's Portal" I use that info to make a scale graphical depiction of the excel data in space. Some shows have 80 Linesets. It is TEDIOUS! I'm aiming to use Marrionette to make me something that... will take those 4 columns of data and make a box with the height from column 3, the y of that box's center from column 2, and read out column 1, then 4, then 2 within that box then repeat using the next row number indefinitely until the end of the worksheet (worksheets have end rows, excels have continuous rows, so maybe from a worksheet is better than from an excel) does that make sense?
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    Pull input from worksheet

    Every time I get a new lineset schedule in excel, I have to build one on my page. It doesn't seem available, but: can I tell Marionette to look for a worksheet to pull input from, and if so how? thanks.
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    Mass Class renaming

    Ajychau-you're my Hero!
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    Worksheet Rounding

    Thank you bcd!
  10. Still an issue, as a test I restarted VWX and built an extruded hexagon, tried to export an animation revolving around it, super simple, and even now got that same error. OSX 10.9.4 16GB memory 1600 MHz, VWX2014 SP4!
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    Red Line Tool - I am confused

    For me too, when i draw one on a sheet layer it lives many thousands of feet off from where I drew it. Help please! p.s. i'm in 2014 SP3, Mac
  12. dianak

    Keeping certain symbols out of Lightwright

    workaround chosen: At the moment i'm creating a new record format with just the item name, and a special worksheet that is meant to look like an extension of the instrument summary too, with counts and symbol images, making these symbols use that new record instead of a light info record. Then placing that in my key below the instrument summary. I just have to remember to recalculate it regularly.
  13. I'm doing lighting symbol maintenance for my symbol library and I'd like for certain symbols to continue to count in the automatic instrument summaries, but not translate to Lightwright, like boom bases and C-stands. I was wondering if there is any kind of device type, or hard to find setting, or anything I could employ to achieve this.
  14. dianak

    EVENT SEATING--"Shape is too small"

    How big is the object you are using to define the seating area? What type is it? Have you tried the same command with the same object only larger?