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C. Andrew Dunning

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  1. 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.


  2. 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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  3. 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.


  4. 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.

  5. 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.


  6. Posting this in multiple places as I'm getting repeated inquiries regarding this...


    Many users are having issues with certain bumper and speaker Symbols when used with our Audio ToolSet 2 tools and the stock Vectorworks® audio tools - mainly, when building arrays. They're seeing things like arrays with HUGE spacing in-between elements, guide-lines being WAY longer than the bumpers and speakers of which they are part, and Symbols in the Array Config dialog preview boxes displaying at a fraction of the desired size. (Sound familiar??)


    The problem is that in very early versions of the "__ATS-BumpModData" and "__ATS-SpkrModData" records the different dimension fields ("Front Width," "Depth," "Thick," etc.) were defined as "Number" fields defined as Dimensions. This was all well-and-good as long as "Imperial" Symbols were never used in "Metric" models and vice-versa. When this happened, Vectorworks® got confused and did things like thinking 520mm is 520'. This was fixed several years ago but some of the content in Vectorworks'® catalog has not been updated, yet.

    So...if you're seeing this sort of thing...while the file containing the Symbols you wish to use is open...:


    1) In the Resource Manager, right-click on either the "__ATS-BumpModData" record or the "__ATS-SpkrModData" record and select "Edit..." In the dialog that opens, all of the entries in the "Type" column should be "Text." One-by-one, select the entries that are not and click the "Edit..." button. In the "Type" Pop-Up, select "Text." Click "OK," fix the next one, and so-on. When finished, click "OK" to close the "Edit Record Format" dialog.


    2) Still in the Resource Manager, right-click on the problem-child Symbol and choose either "Edit 2D Components" or "Edit 3D Component." With NOTHING selected (click in open space), click on the "Data" tab of the Object Information Palette. Either "__ATS-BumpModData" or "__ATS-SpkrModData" will be in the "Record Format" window. Select the given record and check and/or correct the dimension values that will be in the lower part of the OIP. MAKE SURE EACH VALUE INCLUDES THE APPROPRIATE UNIT MARKER (',",mm,m, etc.). As mentioned above, you might find things like 520' that should be 520mm. When all is correct, click the "Exit Symbol" button in the drawing space.


    Save your file. All should be good - though you might have to click the OIP "Update" button for the different object instances in order for the changes to take effect.


    I hope this helps some of you...


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