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Spotlight - Festoon / Bistro Lighting Tool


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?

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Gotcha 1 better...


Seth Robinson, one of the unsung heroes in our biz created a festoon PIO a few years ago for one of his projects and has OKed its being shared.  Simply copy the folder in this Zip file (folder structure intact) into your Plug-ins folder and add "String Lights" to your Workspace.  To use, treat it as a path-based object (like SoftGoods 2 or Stanchion Layout...)  Just know going in that Seth offers this freebie tool as-is so don't bug him for tech support, suggestions, or feature requests...


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Wow - this felt promising and it has a lovely icon :)


Getting a script error (Image enclosed)


It says t sa UTF encoding error ?

Maybe I"m doing something wrong??






string light error.png

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Ethan -


You must be trying to use this tool in VW2018.  It was created a while ago for an earlier version and likely contains elements that need to be updated.



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