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Focus Point/Shutter data from VWX to Vision

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I am new to using vectorworks with vision so may be missing a trick here, but is it possible to send focus and other fixture data from Vectorworks 2017 into vision? 


At the moment when I "Send to Vision" all my conventional fixtures are positioned in their default orientation, with shutters fully open, even if I have adjusted these parameters in vectorworks before sending to vision. I then have to readjust these parameters again inside vision, attempting to match what I've done in vectorworks, which at least doubles the time it takes to start running previs. 


Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

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  • 1 year later...
  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

It sure did! Fixtures assigned to focus positions in Vectorworks 2018 and up all come over to Vision properly. Just make sure that they are assigned fixture modes - and original Vectorworks symbols to avoid any tomfoolery. I've seen a few manufacturer symbols that are backwards, rotated, etc. which can mess with the focus positions (the base is where the lens is supposed to be, so the base gets focused to the focus point.

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