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  1. ...and...while the content is a few years old, this video outlining building your own custom projectors, TVs, and stands is still relevant and might be helpful:
  2. You can copy the Symbol into yiur current file. If the Symbol has the correct Record attached (and, the data is correct) the PIO will recognize and use it.
  3. Yes, that is what I meant. Sorry, the functionality you're wanting isn't part of the mix at this time...
  4. Have you tried using the "Classes..." button at the bottom of the OIP? You can assign some or all of the parts to Classes using that dialog.
  5. The hatch creation system hasn't changed in several versions. Is there any way you can post a demo file showing this problem so we can figure out whether there is something awry in the tools or in the file?
  6. Antoine - If you look at the "__ATS-SpkrModData" or "__ATS-SpkrModData" Record you'll likely find that the different dimension fields (Width, Depth, Thick, etc.) are using the incorrect units. First, make sure that they are TEXT fields (NOT Dimension). Second, make sure that the values they contain include appropriate units markers (mm, cm, ", etc.). If you check and fix those fields and values and then open and close the Config dialog, things should right themselves. I hope this helps.
  7. You likely have something in your file named "5" - could be just about anything. If you can identify and rename that item, you should be able to use "5" as a Focus Point name. In your case, it was a Working Plane. I've attached a file containing a Script that can help you fix such things down-the-road. NameFix.vwx
  8. Yes. Use SetCntrlPtVis (something along the lines of "SetCntrlPtVis(ghParm,1,FALSE)").
  9. Are you running VW 2021? Is your Workspace from a previous version? If so, use the Workspace Editor to remove the tool that is there now and add the new one that shows up in the left-hand pane.
  10. Focus tolerances, no. Optimal viewing area/zone, yes. At-present, still only horizontal blends. Sorry... Yes, projectors for a given "blend family" can be independently-positioned. While our documentation has been updated recently, I'm not sure that you would call it a "tutorial." And, admittedly, it has been a while since I've done one of those.
  11. Sorry; just seeing this thread... If the projector Symbol name includes the text "-Side" the tools know that that projector has a portrait orientation. The projector aspect parameter is then enabled, allowing you to spec. that.
  12. Look at all of the potential text items that could be displayed - beyond arrows and their labels. While I, personally, might not use them in 3D, I can definitely see others' valuing that.
  13. For anyone following this thread... Adding a setting to echo the 2D text block in 3D within the PIO, itself, is quite doable. For decks and plugs, the text block would simply "follow" the 2D location but would be at the "deck top" height: My question: if this capability were to be included for the steps and ramp tool, would you want the text block to be at the height of the top step or ramp top? At floor level? Aligned (raked) with the angle of the steps or ramp? Something else?
  14. You can change the "header" height by entering different values in the "Top" "Border Width" box. Does that help?
  15. This does sound like pretty odd behavior for the pre-Symbol version. If you'd like to DM me a sample file, I'd be happy to add it to my "take a look" list.
  16. Regarding bogging down...: Are you using "Symbol" mode for either bumper or speakers? If so, are your Symbols fairly detailed...what is the rendering mode for the Config dialog preview boxes...and, are the the bumper and any of the speakers tilted? If so, try less detailed Symbols or Catalog/Library mode. Highly-detailed Symbols take longer to render. in the Config dialog. And, tilting elements in Symbol mode involves creating AutoHybrid geometry for each instance in your model, which can be time-consuming. Regarding the dialog going beyond your screen limits...: Check your computer spec. against recommended minimums. With the last version, we actually worked on reducing the size of that dialog so as to work better with computers with the minimum specs.
  17. And...or...reach out to the developer about a possible feature tweak... 😉
  18. This file actually works. If you look @ Class visibilities after invoking the "Plt" Saved View you'll see that things are configured as I've described. The annoying thing is that some files work and others don't - and, it's usually the more intricate files that don't. Ya find yourself having to do things like invoking the Saved View that mimics the SLVP right before going to that Sheet Layer. Frustrating...
  19. Not sure if this is what you're wanting. "Renaissance Nash" is the referenced Design Layer. The "Working Overall" Saved View will give you the "Main Model" and "Venue-Main" Design Layers, on which the latter of which is placed the VP-Venue Master DLVP, rotated to the desired orientation and moved to the desired position. The "Plt - Room Layout" Saved View will give you the Sheet Layer on which was placed the SLVP of the layout. Does this help??? DLVP Demo.vwx
  20. I do this quite a bit using the "Layer" referencing method. I have found that geometry visibility within Sheet Layer ViewPorts that contain Design Layer ViewPorts hinges on Class visibility when the Sheet Layer is active. For example, "Class A" has to be visible in the SLVP AND when the Sheet Layer is active. Make sense??
  21. You should not have to modify Record data whenever you use Symbols. That being said, some of the content is still using an out-dated Record definition and some has not been formatted correctly. When you find a error, submit a report here, https://www.vectorworks.net/support/bugsubmit, so that fixes can be made.
  22. You've discovered at least 2 issues.: 1) The bumper record is missing units markers so the tool doesn't know what is intended (cm? mm? inches?). The relevant fields must be text fields and must include the units markers. 2) The speaker Symbol may not be formatted correctly. Again, see the pages in the manual as to how things should be done.
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