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Is there a way like with regular snapping to temporary disable rigging related snapping?   I know there's a spotlight document preferences option,  but it's clunky to go back forth to quickly.   For example.   You've created a truss,  hung lights on it etc,  and say for some reason you need to shift the truss L/R of it's current location without moving all the fixtures, or maybe even rigging points,  cause say they are fixed hook points in the ceiling.   Is there a smart way to do this?    I generally want the loads to attach to the truss on creation,  but sometimes I don't.   Screen PIO's in particular I may want a a specific fixed height from the ground,    but they snap to the truss,  then you fix it,  and say you need to adjust the trim on that truss, but want the screens to stay put,  how do you deal with that?

 

I typically have been cutting whatever objects I want to stay put and pasting them back after the move,   but this isn't without flaws,   that works with L/R moves etc.   But projection would just re-snap to the truss. 

 

Am I missing something?

Edited by Wesley Burrows
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Hi Wesley
there's no other control for this currently that I'm aware of but you could use the repeat last command feature of the right click context menus to open the Spotlight preferences, after opening them the first time,
or add them into the right click menu with the workspace editor, this would save a bit of time accessing the settings

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2 hours ago, jcogdell said:

Hi Wesley
there's no other control for this currently that I'm aware of but you could use the repeat last command feature of the right click context menus to open the Spotlight preferences, after opening them the first time,
or add them into the right click menu with the workspace editor, this would save a bit of time accessing the settings

 

Would it be possible to put in a feature or enhancement request to address this?   Or could a script toggle the preference check marks like you can with other preferences?

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