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Looking to House Multiple Light Plots within a single VWX file.

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So over the last few years I've been slowly updating my venues ground-plans in Vectorworks. Unfortunately the previous plans were off by up to a foot in many places. I'm also in charge of all technical aspects for our building now so this has been a slow process updating the files. We have a single rep plot/hang that gets used in several different ways that warrants changes to patch, focus, etc. I would like to be able to house the other variations of my lighting plots within the same "Master"  Vectorworks file for my building. For almost every light, there's a change to orientation, focus, purpose, channel etc. And I want to get it all documented in Vectorworks and Lightwright like my overall standard plot is. Is there a way to have other layers of lighting equipment that I can completely turn off to not be referenced? Ideally Have a single inventory set-up in Vectorworks, but be able to have multiple plots with separate XML files for the Lightwright exchange that alters their data like purpose, channel, etc. Mainly because with how often I'm updating the drawings, I don't want to have six different files for our 6 different plots that I have to update architecturally. Any help would be appreciated

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I may be completely missing your point, but it seems like perhaps you should simply reference the venue drawing in each of your lighting plots. 

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You can put each version of the light plot on a different layer and use "Limits" in Lightwright to only show and count the layer(s) that you want.  This will mean that all your counts will have to be done in LW because counts in VW will reference all the layers, but it is a work flow that works pretty well. 

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