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  1. To those of you who were in the Classing panel with myself, Tyler, Kevin, and Andrew; We also discussed a format style that could be used at any point in the document, similar to a template but not just for the starting point of your drawing. I am trying to write up something for this to see feasibility. I need a little more information. What sort of things would you want to see in this format style? What changes would you want to make with it? How do you see it being used? any feedback would be great, even if you were not in the panel discussion if you have any ideas on this, fire away.
  2. Hello All, Whenever I create seating sections there is no longer a seating count worksheet created. I can manually run a report, but it isn't formatted and doesn't include seating totals. Any ideas? I have searched all over the forum and cant find anything. Thanks, Capp
  3. Do spotlight instruments not export to web view?
  4. The Create Seating Section command should allow you to use clip surface on it, for aisle creation and stuff. The create object from shapes > seating layout command allows this but is missing some of the control that Create Seating Section offers.
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  7. Wonder if someone could help with a DWG Export problem i am using Spotlight and trying to export my drawing in to a 3D DWG. i'm sure it is some settings i am missing, however when i export, the Truss and Lighting Instrument symbols remain as 2d Symbols (but retain the 'Z' measurement). Un-ticking the Decompose 3D Symbols and Groups button successfully exports the lighting instruments as 3D, but still not the truss. however the DWG does not retain the 3D Orientation of the lighting instruments. ie - some fixtures are spun 90 degrees, to appear flat on the front face of the set. however the DWG ignores this are outs all 3d Orientation back to Zero. any help with this would be great.
  8. I’m using VW2017 with Spotlight and I use the ‘rotate left 90 degrees’ command as a keyboard shortcut a lot. I’d like symbols to automatically rotate around their insertion point but mine don’t when I’ve got a label legend applied to them. When the label legend is applied the symbol rotates around the centre point of the symbol and the legend combined instead. I've explored using a vectorscript to help here but haven't got enough knowledge to make it work. I've noticed when I insert a locus on top of the insertion point and highlight both the symbol and the locus, the symbol will rotate around the locus. Could a script: insert locus on insertion point, rotate left 90degs, delete locus? Many thanks in advance!
  9. I was wondering if anyone has had success in creating Controllable Conventional Lighting Fixtures IE 100w bulbs. I am working on a project and I would like to have a few set pieces light up like a lamp. I was hoping to have it in the visualization pallet to control intensity and what-nots. Thanks!
  10. Having the weirdest issue lately. All of the sudden all of my hoist label backgrounds have disappeared on all of my files. I have tried setting it in my classes and by selecting the label and adding a solid white background, still shows as transparent. Anybody had this issue before? If I remember correctly it was all working, and then I clicked "Refresh Hoist Symbols" and it erased them from everything. File attached if you want to take a look. MLS_Production_Basecamp_VW.vwx
  11. This one has me stumped! The issue is a series of 6 cyc lighting fixture that don't shine evenly. It truly appears that 2 units are bright than the others, but not the same as each other either. Then there is a 'dark-light' up center, nicely darkening a brighter area on the cyc. And here is one where only some of the fixtures rendered, like OLG but it's FastRenderworks. Mostly the same lights are on, just the dark-light and some out of frame ones. I've tried all sorts of fixes: I've checked all their settings too many times to count. Clearing the cache, if I got the right one. Changing fixture types, changing fixture positions. I also went back to a backup file to rebuild the geometry. The 'dark light' I can get away with just turning off, but if I'm asking for help I'm throwing all the info out there. I don't want to rebuild the file, it is fairly complex with multiple references and sheets. For that matter I'm about to put in a plain surface with a glow texture and shut off the lights. Then again this is early in a 3 year project ... Something seems really strange!
  12. Hi - I'm trying to do some shutter cuts - and I think that it would be best to do this from the "Set View to Light" Command found in a "Light" Symbol. However - once that Light is buried in a Lighting Device (ie. S4-19º) - you no longer have access to the Set View to Light command. Any ideas on a workaround? Thanks ESet View to Light commandSet View to Light commandSet View to Light command
  13. Hello, I have been experimenting with rendering gobo recently. And I seem to get a ring of light spill around the shape of the gobo. Is there a way to fix/get rid of this? Please see the image below to see what I mean. Also, the breakup shapes seem to be really low quality. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks, Ryan
  14. Hey Guys, some times i have an issue where fixtures at not appearing on my plan yet all the classes and layers are on, the only way to make the fixture re appear is to turn off the class and turn it back on, after doing that the fixtures re appear until i move or zoom the page and they become transparent again. i know they are still there since when i select them they become selected in orange yet they are still transparent. has anyone ever seen this? Thanks Andrew
  15. Hello I am selling my Vectorworks 2017 + Spotlight License transferable to a new owner. Contact for details. ryan.dunbarsa@gmail.com
  16. What is the current consensus on pc/mac specs for optimal rendering/operational performance with VW Spotlight 2017? Currently running: HP Zbook 17 G3 Processor Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1535M v5 @ 2.90GHz, 2904 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s) Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 64.0 GB Adapter Type Quadro M4000M, NVIDIA compatible And running into severe lag in most layers/views.
  17. Vectorworks Spotlight 2017 SP3. Navigation pallet has unexpectedly gone blank. Reinstall does not fix the problem. Restarting the system does not fix it. Any thoughts?
  18. I was an early adopter of Vision but have not used it for some time. Can anyone tell me what one can and cannot do when rendering an image in Vision now that VW and Vision are integrated? I don't recall what the feature is called, but you can export an image file with better quality images than what you would have with standard "operational" OPEN GL meaning the rendering you see when working in real time. Here is what I suppose I would really like to know: - Can I export from VW into Vision using all of my existing VW textures? - When exporting still images at higher quality, do those textures appear the way they would in final quality Rendtrworks? (i.e. reflections, bumps, transparencies) I am assuming not as I do not believe that was ever the case before, but perhaps there have been some changes with the integration?
  19. Hello- How do I prevent data visualization from affecting my label legends? I do not want to change the color of the container or the text in it.
  20. I would like VW to create a FROST or SOFT FOCUS function for the Spotlight Instrument tool. This would help visualise the effect of varying grades of frost filter and would be especially helpful when rendering shutters cuts and gobos that need to have a soft focus applied. Could I suggest Rosco 132, Rosco 119, and Rosco 114 as a good start. Many thanks Mark
  21. Hello, I have a mayor problem which I just discovered in the Spotlight module. When I select a random lighting instrument and select "Edit" and perform a random edit, VW crashes immediately. This happens on all the Mac's we use VW on. Also we discovered an issue with Inserting Lighting Positions, this feature is not working properly anymore. I would appreciate a quick reaction on these issues !! Pelle Herfst Lighting Designer Westerdoksdijk 679 NL 1013 BX Amsterdam The Netherlands-EEC T: +31 20 62 06 212 M: +31 6 53 15 18 77 E: pelle@rapenburgplaza.nl W: www.rapenburgplaza.com
  22. I'd like to be able to manually clip the video screen coverage zone, eg at venue walls.
  23. I'd like to request a plugin tool to create cable swags. Sometimes you want to show the crew where their cable swags should drop off. Step 1: draw a line Step 2: choose the start height and end height. Step 3: choose how much swag or droop to have Optional: Maybe the tool can calculate how much cable is in that run.
  24. Someone on the team probably can make a festoon / bistro lighting tool/plugin. Step 1: draw a polyline Step 2: choose how much vertical swag to use OR the difference between the start and end heights Step 3: choose what symbol to use for the bulbs Step 4: choose the interval at which bulbs appear. Maybe default to every 2ft?
  25. I am trying to create a custom house light fixture, it's an Altman Downlight Chalice. I have imported the .dwg of it, converted it into a lighting lighting symbol. Now I want to use the Photometrics file that Altman provides which is an .ies file. I have looked all over and cannot find a way to import and assign that to a custom fixture. Anybody have any ideas? Or am I looking at this totally wrong?