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Peter Neufeld

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  1. Peter Neufeld

    Is it possible to insert a drop between a pipe and a truss?

    Thanks to both Scott and Jesse for helping. It is good to know it is possible but at the moment not with the Straight Truss tool. It's a minefield! Cheers and Merry Christmas. Peter PS Don't know why it froze for you Scott, I'm on Mac are you seeing this in Windows?
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    Is it possible to insert a drop between a pipe and a truss?

    Thanks once again Jesse - please do an enhancement request! For someone of my vintage since the 80's I have seen all kinds of rigging both correct and simply not. This is precisely why Braceworks is so exciting with it's 'black and white' calculations. No second guessing. If it could be used for fixed grid scenarios all the better. In fact I would suggest that this type of rigging (fixed grid) is more common on an everyday basis for potential Braceworks users than the 'big' rigging for touring shows etc that Braceworks is currently aligned to. Cheers, Peter
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    Is it possible to insert a drop between a pipe and a truss?

    Thank you very much Jesse for your reply. This is certainly allowed here in Australia as long as the load doesn't exceed the recommendations of the fixed house grid of course. In fact I have done, seen and been a part of hundreds of shows mainly in hotel ballrooms or smaller exhibition halls where trusses are routinely rigged off fixed lighting bars all the time! This is a very common practise. There is an absolutely massive number of venues and production companies who work in fixed grid scenarios. This particular venue is the largest casino ballroom in Australia and they have three licences of Spotlight. They clearly have a need for Braceworks - but not if it doesn't work for them! Cheers, Peter
  4. Hello, In a particular venue there are loads of 3m fixed lighting bars in the ceiling that can take 400kg. I can replicate this in Braceworks if the connection to the ceiling is done via short dead hangs. In real life they also hang small 1/4 ton motors and small truss for various items off these pipes. I can not get Braceworks to insert a drop between a pipe and a truss. Does anyone know if it's possible, and if not I suppose I will make it a wish. Snapshot and file enclosed. Cheers, Peter Fixed grids 1.vwx
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    Pipe Load attaching to System Load ?

    Hello, They might have become disconnected so it would be worth redoing the connection again. It works in my simple test. One thing I have found is that if you select the truss and in the OIP choose 'Select System Objects' the pipe isn't selected. If I only select the pipe and in the OIP choose 'Select Truss System' only the pipe and any loads attached are selected but not the truss. This is confusing IMO. Cheers, Peter
  6. Peter Neufeld

    Does anyone make use of mesh from drone data?

    Dear Jamie, You might also consider exploring Sarah Barrett's Marionette network - presumably after you've got rid of the bits of the mesh you don't want included which is a hard thing to achieve I'd imagine. I haven't tried it but it should work like the Model>Point Clouds>Extract 3D loci from Point Clouds which is great. Cheers, Peter
  7. Peter Neufeld

    Plant list images

    Hello MUD, As per the reply I sent (8/11) there is also a file that includes the worksheet. The formula used is =PLANTIMAGE(2) 2 being the fact it was the 2nd image that was chosen. It goes 1,2,3 down the page. This is how it is using the Filemaker database. It might be different or similar if you are using a Plant Catalogue. Not sure about that as we don't have any in Australia for use yet but I imagine 1-4. I hope this helps. Cheers, Peter
  8. Peter Neufeld

    Plant Tool Help

    Or just Landmark>'Change Plant Grouping' and add or delete extra plants and run the command again. Quick and easy. Cheers, Peter
  9. Peter Neufeld

    Site Model Interpolation

    Hello, I enclose a snapshot of a PDF of some information Tamsin kindly put out years ago about source data. Also, in 2019 if you had a point cloud of a terrain (say a series of drone shots stitched together into a point cloud via the included Vectorworks Cloud Services) the 'Extract 3D loci from Point Clouds' will create the source data to immediately create a Site Model. In my view Vectorworks has the best terrain modeller of any BIM program. Cheers, Peter
  10. Peter Neufeld

    Residential landscape lighting objects?

    There are some: Cheers, Peter
  11. Peter Neufeld

    Plant list images

    Dear Julie, It's all in the excellent Help. http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2019/eng/index.htm#t=VW2019_Guide%2FPlants%2FPlant_Style_Plant_Data_Pane.htm%23XREF_54541_Setting_Plant_Data&rhsearch=plant images&rhsyns= I included a Vectorworks file in my previous post to take apart. Cheers, Peter PS it's a 2019 file.
  12. Peter Neufeld

    Plant list images

    Hello, Is this what you mean? Cheers, Peter Plant with images tags and worksheets v2018.vwx
  13. Peter Neufeld

    Best practice and method for fixed grid rigging?

    Thanks for your help Scott. That makes sense but the OIP still remains blank for both distributed weight and length although the customisable dialogue has the correct data. My real question then is if the fixing to the ceiling is unknown but we know the weight limit on a 12m bar is 70kg/m how do we make a 'system' out of it for Braceworks calculations? Cheers, Peter
  14. Hello, What is the best way to have the functionality of Braceworks in a fixed grid room? The lighting bars are 12m long and have a capacity of 70kgs/m. I use the Lighting Pipe tool to draw a 12m bar. Then Modify>Create Symbol. Braceworks>Convert to Truss and it becomes part of Braceworks. When I customise the pipe in the OIP I give it a Rigid X section and a material (which one to choose is above me so a random choice at the mo). Filling out the distributed weight at 70kgs/m seems like the correct thing to do yet when I go back onto the page it is 0kgs in the OIP. The other thing is how do I attach this to the roof? There are no dead hangs or motors so it's not the point load but the distributed load I need. The only way I can think of though is to add a load of dead hangs every metre and have an allowable weight of 70kgs. Any insights gratefully received. Cheers, Peter
  15. Peter Neufeld

    viewport advanced & Alpha Transparency

    This has been reported. Cheers, Peter


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