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  1. Hello, I'm attempting to show a couple of different color options to a client for a stage set and am running into an issue where my intensity and color settings are being overwritten on all lights when my drawing renders regardless of whether or not "Use emitter" is selected and affected on individual fixtures prior to rendering. I feel like I'm missing something simple as it is happening across multiple layers and fixtures in the drawing. When I render (custom renderworks) my fixtures all reset to whatever emitter settings are set in the Lighting options. Is there a way to disable that? Thanks in advance
  2. I'm trying to make a Z value data tag for hanging position, I don't see it listed so I have tried "Z Location" and "RelDimZ" without any success. Is there any workaround or if it is not listed there is no way of having it?
  3. GDTF importer for Vision Symbols... maybe the physical form can be based on the 3D info from the Vectorworks file and the attributes can be defined by GDTF?
  4. I have just upgraded from VW 2015 to VW 2017, and now having a problem with the accessory insertion tool. First I place a lighting unit on the plot using the instrument insertion tool. Select the instrument insertion tool. Select a non-static accessory (such as a scroller) via the pull-down menu (note in the displayed window, that the data record indicates the device type as an "Accessory" Click on the front of the unit to place the scroller, click to set the angle of the scroll, and click on the unit to connect the unit to the instrument. The scroller will be placed on the plot successfully, but if you look in the object info, you will note that the device type is Static Accessory rather than simply Accessory. As a workaround, I can manually change the device type, but the is obviously less than ideal. UPDATE - After talking to Tech Support at VectorWorks, this seems to be a bug. It has been referred to engineering.
  5. Hi, I'm a German Spotlight User and found in the Architecture Version the Grid Tool (in German "Raster Werkzeug"). It's pretty useful for a lot of Situation like big Festival Sheets or Axes in Venues etc. Could you please add this tool to the Spotlight Version as well. Thanks in advance
  6. Richard Godin

    Manfrotto Stands - Wrong Legs

    Hello Really excited to see new Manfrotto stand object library's been waiting forever for these. However they are all wrong as the leg spacing is not 120deg around the stand but lop sided. Please correct as it makes these library's useless as they are not right.
  7. Does anybody know if there is a way to create a specific ganging object? I want my ganging tool to only show a fixture's Circuit Name not Circuit Name & Circuit Number? OR if I have to stay with Name & Number, can I tell it to only display the Name? Thanks.
  8. I have been working on a document in 2018 and suddenly the Color of my lighting symbols has disappeared. I do not have Black and White Only checked and I also do not have use layer color in document preferences checked. I do have 2 viewports used in the show. Are there any other settings that could be causing this? spotlight question example.pdf spotlight b:w question example.pdf
  9. Option for Vision to take dmx info from Vectorworks’ Address field in “universe/address” format. Currently, Vision only takes Universe and U Address information, and there is no option to move data from the Address field into the Universe and U Address fields without the use of Lightwright.
  10. Spotlight Truss count tool... We have a Lighting Label Legend plugin to summarize Lighting Object names and qtys. Can we have a plugin to summarize Straight Truss and motor size, length, and qty?
  11. It would be cool if you could actually place hoists and braceworks connections on the same layer as your truss/position that you use for a rotated DLVP position. You currently cannot do this, you get the hybrid symbol error if you try to rotate it (this is solely caused by hoists and rigging connections, which is stupid because if you uncheck show screen plane/planer view it seems like it should be a non-issue since it's treated as 3D only anyway) In addition to this it would be rad if the hoists could auto adjust their chain and orientation to always be vertical, or show the toe-in/toe-out of the chain. In a similar way to how a lighting device can track it's focus point through the DLVP.
  12. Looking for generic symbols for things like C-Clamps, Mega Claws and Clamps, Side Arms, tail downs, extenders, tube extenders, Safer Side Arms, etc. Does this exist already? I've checked the Service Select Portal and don't see anything there...
  13. allannathan

    Festoon Tool

    Festoon / Bistro Light tool... This probably wouldn't be too much of a stretch from the Rope and Stanchion tool.
  14. Cable Swag Tool to show cable swags from point to point and/or dropping off truss.
  15. Easy way to get a Vision Render onto a sheet layer in Vectorworks.
  16. Auto DMX Address & DMX Universe population based upon “Univ/Address” entry in Address field.... This would be useful to see how many channels are needed for a lighting position before patching that lighting position.
  17. Channel Qty column and/or dmx attribute breakdown chart or pane in Lighting Object Fixture Mode window. For example, if a Lighting Object is 3ch... is it HSI? Or RGB? Or neither?
  18. VWX Lighting Object Fixture Mode Search for a quicker way to find fixtures than the currently used tree structure.
  19. Hi Guys, Anyone having this issue with the instrument summary text? All text disappears. The only way to solve it at the moment is inserting a new summary which is a pain since I need to re-do all my summary settings every time. Thanks in advance.
  20. Ok, I can't figure out how to build truss towers with the insert truss tool. There is no hanging position option with the TomCat truss. Also cant find a truss base objest. Help?
  21. Hi I can't really understand why it is not possible to focus a light without implementing a specific focuspoint. It seems super obvious that one should be able to choose a single or multiple instruments and simply write 45 dgr tilt or pan. In a similar way to how the 3D orientation works now, but only functioning on the yoke. Unless one is working with the specific purpose of making accurate visualisations, making a focus point for almost every single lighting instrument is an enormous ekstra workload and even produces a worse end-product, when creating the paperwork, when most people want every instrument to line up in nice and clean 0, 30 or 45 degree angles. I may be wrong, and this funktion somehow already has existed for years without me finding it... as it should, because this seems to me to be the most obvious feature that one would need when drafting lighting plots.
  22. It would be great if you could place a camera operator in Spotlight and click on them to see their view. Also with the ability to change the camera settings the same way that a camera operator would. I know that you could insert a camera on top of an operator but it would be great to click on the camera position and be able to see what they see. Also include pan, tilt, and zoom relative to what the camera could do. Thanks!
  23. I know there are some workarounds for this, but it'd be nice to just have the option to have fixtures excluded from paperwork in the object info panel. Either that or being able to select the classes that the paperwork will create from. I have a class for all standard fixture elements, but I also have a separate class strictly for house lights, so I can visualize with them on. Being able to remove them somehow in a native feature would be brilliant.
  24. sjordan_

    Move Along Path Animation

    Hi All, I am currently learning how to create walkthrough animations for models created in Vectorworks Spotlight. The only problem I seem to have is not being able to adjust the time duration on the Move Along Path option and the animation is far too fast. Is there something I am missing? Please see attached screenshot... Thank you 🙂
  25. Please make the SpotLight Truss Tool snap to the nearest rounded up or down whole number. I have never used a stick of truss that is 20' 4.3242". This would be a big time saver (and ridicule from the riggers, when I forget to fix one) Thanks Mark

 

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