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C. Andrew Dunning

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  1. Well-explained...


    3 things:

    1. There is no reason to delete the XML file in the main Application folder.  In fact, once you've added any elements to the tools' Library/Catalog, the tools ignore that file and use one placed in your User folder.  And, if you delete the XML file in your User folder, you'll lose any elements you've already added.
    2. Changing the Units to mm only applies if a) the "source" Symbols were created using an out-dated Record format (w/o Units) - or, if the Symbols were never updated to the current format - and b) mm were assumed when those Symbols were created.  (The Record format version issue is where 99.999% of users have problems.)
    3. Both the 2021 version of the tools and the Landru Design version (for any VW version 2018 or newer) give you the option of inserting Symbol geometry directly in addition to or instead of adding Symbol data to the Library/Catalog.


  2. 14 minutes ago, gmulder said:

    When using the speaker tool, you can only add one main bumper within the speaker array tool. It's kind of weird that you are able to use three speaker types with no bumper between them.


    You can add additional bumpers.  Simply select the bumper instead of one of the speakers in the "...to Add" List Browser in the "Array" tab of the Config dialog.

    The 1 caveat is that the main bumper and the additional bumpers will all be the same type.  We don't have a secondary type yet.  Until we do, a way to "trick" the tool is to use bumper geometry as 1 of the 3 speaker types.


  3. This isn't a bug.  When Speaker PIO objects have Tilt values other than 0,  the Symbols contained in the PIO "wrapper" are no longer seen as Symbols by the rest of Vectorworks - and, therefore, by the Worksheet system.  So, your best bet will be to create a Worksheet based on Speaker instances instead of Symbols.


    Does that make sense and/or help?


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  4. 43 minutes ago, Mark Aceto said:

    And you know how I love to use the Landru / stock tools to work around missing functionality. On that note, is there a way to adjust the width of the "trim" of stage plug objects to match the profile of stage deck objects?


    At-present, no.  The trim width is hard-coded.


  5. 9 minutes ago, Mark Aceto said:

    @C. Andrew Dunning I'm all good with truss and lights (and 3D objects that aren't hybrid). It only seems to be an issue with stage objects (which I guess I've never tried before) or other hybrid objects that aren't lights.


    You can add those things to DLVPs already raked but you are correct in that you can't adjust rake for DLVPs containing those objects.  This is not new.

  6. 3 minutes ago, Mark Aceto said:


     I tried rotating a DLVP with stage objects but I get the ole "hybrid objects can only be rotated... " error message. Maybe I'm missing something?


    You have to have at least one Lighting Device in the "source" Design Layer.  Insert a "Dummy" fixture and hide it.


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