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Power Calculations

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So doing a bit of information gathering. Looking to see what workflows people are using in Vectorworks to calculate power requirements for events. 

 

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I've made my own Excel files to do so. For me this is the best and most flexible program to calculate. 

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I also use excel spreadsheet. I want to create a worksheet that can run it for me in VWX, but I'm afraid it will be more trouble than its worth.

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this was my conclusion also. I find excell is so commonplace that you will always find a solution to a question you want to solve. Or you will easily find someone with knowledge to help you solve it in excell. 

 

I am sure that VW worksheets are able to do a lot more than I do with them. And I wish I had the time to really go in depth to learn about it. But for now I personally only use VW worksheets to export data to excel. 

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Amongst others, I have a power service and phase field in my Lighting Device records.  Once I assign the correct info to each fixture, I can get a report of how much is used on each service and phase.

 

All my data imports into filmmaker, where I use a custom database with scripts which can auto-generate phases for any given rack when given a circuit number.  This then gives a detailed report of power usage.

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I use the cable tools to figure voltage drops.

I use Lightwright for power/phase info.

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