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  1. Followed your instructions, made a report, and the 2 items it found are both data stamps: one with the title of the VW drawing and the other the date the drawing was last updated. Neither have the text 16 in them. However, I deleted them and now can rename the hanging position 16, so thanks for the help!
  2. Never created a worksheet thru VW before, but I'll try.
  3. In the first dialog box I had Select checked, but it didn't seem to select the object.
  4. Thanks! I followed your instructions and did indeed get 1 object that meets the criteria, but I don't see where I can select that object or see it in the drawing.
  5. Working in Spotlight, I have a hanging position that I want to name 16 . VW automatically changes the name to 16-1 because, I assume, there is another object in the drawing that is already named 16. I don't see anything in the Resource Manager named 16; how can I find it?
  6. I am in a similar situation where I have a hanging position that automatically adds -1 to the end of the position name, supposedly because there is another object in the drawing that already has that name, but I can't figure out where that object is.
  7. I have my multi-parameter fixtures in VW 2018 set up to show the address in the label legend. Their addresses appear as absolute values. How can I get them to show as universe/offset instead? I don't see any settings in Spotlight preferences or the OI palette to do this. EDIT: Never mind. I just read McKernon's document explaining the usage of the Universe, U Address, and Address fields.
  8. Thanks; I watched this video this morning, and while it doesn't explicitly address dimension text offset, I found the setting which makes the change I need.
  9. I've searched the forum and kbase but can't find an answer. Sorry if I missed it. I want the text offset of my dimensions to be 0", but I can't find a field in the dimension preferences to do this. I can make the change to a dimension in the OIP, but I want the text offset to default to 0". VW2018 SP4 Windows 10
  10. Working in VW today and just found that symbol icons no longer appear in the resource browser. I can still select them and insert them, and restarting VW didn't fix it.
  11. I figured out my original workaround. Use the Lighting Pipe Tool to create a pipe. Select the pipe, then use Create Symbol. Then use the Hanging Position Tool to insert the pipe in the drawing. The pipe label will appear right side up.
  12. Weird, not how I remember it, but it works. Thanks!
  13. I'm drafting a black box theatre with a 4'x4' pipe grid. I use the Lighting Pipe Tool to create the pipes, then use Spotlight>Object Conversion>Convert To Hanging Position. When I do this for the vertical pipes (the pipes that run upstage/downstage) the pipe name is rotated 90 degrees. How can I get the name to read right side up? I used to know.
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    It is OTF with PostScript Outlines (I have no idea what that means). I tried re-installing it with no luck. I am just using the Windows font manager. Other downloaded fonts (Graphite ATT in particular) are working just fine, but they are TTF's. I guess that's the issue.
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    VW2018 SP3 Windows 7 I've downloaded and installed a font called Neutra Display Drafting, which works on my desktop running Windows 10, but not on my laptop running Windows 7. This is a new document, so there are no font mappings. The Neutra font works in MS Word on the same Win7 laptop. I had a similar problem in VW with another font, Graphite, but that is working now (not sure why). Any ideas?


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