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Hey guys,

 

This could totally be something I am doing wrong.  I recently installed lightwright 6 on my laptop, planning to use it w/ spotlight.  I have no problem opening up a new LW file, and connecting it to the existing VW file.  However, when it opens in LW it only imports the fixtures, and doesn't bring along any of the addressing, or universe information.  Which is frustrating enough, but then inevitably when I click back to VW it will autoupdate from the (blank) info in LW and clear out all of my information in the VW!  What am I doing wrong?

 

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In Vectorworks, go to File>Document Setting>Spotlight Preferences  and there is a Lightwrite Tab.  make sure you have the items you want to pass back and forth set to export/import.

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You also need VW2018 Service Pack 2, that's the one that opens up the universe, u_address, and dimmer fields so that they can be edited & shared with Lightwright. Repeating Kevin Linzey's advice, read the Lightwright 6 Addresses and Vectorworks document (it's in Lightwright's Help menu), it's critical.

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