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Wesley Burrows

Spotlight - Align Distribute Tool Crashes 2018 SP1 & SP2

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When using the "Align and Distribute Items" tool from the Spotlight tool set, VW 2018 SP1 crashes everytime I use the tool with fixtures on a hanging position.   The tool seems to work if the fixtures are just in some open space.   These were the settings I used.

 

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I can confirm this as well. Will you submitthiss as a bug?

 

Do you know about autoplot tools? These tools have several other ways to distribute fixtures.

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8 hours ago, markdd said:

I can confirm this as well. Will you submitthiss as a bug?

 

Do you know about autoplot tools? These tools have several other ways to distribute fixtures.

 

Yeah,  I've played with them a little bit,  But not for a while.   There wasn't much in the way of documentation and I didn't have a bunch of time to experiment with them.

 

 

I just submitted this as a bug.

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We are seeing the issue when you use a Hanging Position that contains a Vectorscript Parametric object. Till we can get the issues resolved when converting a Straight Truss,  Curved Truss or Lighting Pipe to a Hanging Position choose the "Create Symbol" option when converting the objects to a Hanging Position.

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1 minute ago, klinzey said:

We are seeing the issue when you use a Hanging Position that contains a Vectorscript Parametric object. Till we can get the issues resolved when converting a Straight Truss,  Curved Truss or Lighting Pipe to a Hanging Position choose the "Create Symbol" option when converting the objects to a Hanging Position.

 

 

Bummer,  according to Moritz Staffel @ Vectorworks Design Summit to avoid potential Braceworks calculation issues he recommends converting as geometry.   So I guess it's one or the other.

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There is no problem using the "Truss" object  placed by the "Insert Truss Tool".  It is not a Vectorscript object.

If you are making structural calculations you should be using the "Truss" object as it contains accurate structural data and not a generic cross section used by the Straight Truss object.

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