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I've been playing with the new cable tools in VW2017.  I am wondering if there is any way for the tools to drop the info for whatever jumper into it's associated fixture.  For example, if I am using the "Assign Multicable Circuits" tool it is assigning circuit name, circuit number, as well as dropping a cable into the drawing based on your settings.  Is there a setting or way to have that cable input into a field in the fixture.  So in addition to assigning circuit name and number it would also put "5' L6-20" into a "Jumper" field or "10' 5pin DMX" into a "Data" field.  Is this something that already exists or can be done within the current version?  This would allow cable fields to be exported to Lightwright 6 which I think would make managing the cable info created in Vectorworks much easier.

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Not yet. It's in Sam's (the developer) wish list bin. He and I, among others, have chatted about it. I'm hoping he and John, from Lightwright, can figure out a way to link cable info, etc.

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I had hoped to write a some advanced capabilities using the current VW cable tools, but all the things that I wanted to implement eventually just demanded the creation of a new version of the 4 cable objects.  Using the new objects more things were capable involving inventories and the sharing of data.  I am afraid that there is a never ending list of things people want the cable tools to do, but I am chipping away at it.  As for improvements to the in house VW cable tools, I don't see any coming in the near future, but I am not a VW employee, so I guess anything is possible; there just isn't any sign of it at the moment, but what do I know.  As for the improvements that I have put into AutoPlot Tools for Spotlight.  The dialog below is an example of the current state of Circuit Assign Prefs command in AutoPlot Tools.  Contact me if you want more info.

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