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Custom Truss /Hanging Positions

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Built-in Braceworks Truss objects, Lighting Pipes and and VWX Truss tool objects when converted to Hanging positions work well with the Insert connection tool. However, I want to make a custom symbol work in the same way (I've made a ladder section bar). I have converted it to a functioning truss object and also attached a Truss record, but when converted to a hanging position it does not work with the Insert Connection tool.

 

Can anybody tell me if I am doing anything wrong!

 

Thanks

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you will need to set up the braceworks connection portion manually.  we did this for the Truss symbols and pipes.  it is not done automatically.

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Thanks for the reply Rob

 

I still can't get it to work. I've enclosed the file. Can you tell me what I'm doing wrong?

 

 

TRUSS CONNECTION TOOL.vwx

 

I've just restarted the program and now it works. Does some bit of functionality crash from time to time? I have had this quite alot since these new tools were introduced?

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no idea.  sometimes things just glitch.  was having an issue the other day with something else and had to restart to get it working right.  Frustrating, I know.

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OK so its happened again on another file.

@Rob Books Could you take a look and tell me what is incorrect?

 

Thanks

 

 

Ibeam example.vwx

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I had no problem with the top i beam, but had to click into the bottom one which has been changed to a hang position to add more ibeam to it.

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Thanks Rob. I don't really understand what you mean. The bottom ibeam has been turned into a hanging position intentionally which was the reason for the query. I cannot get the Truss connection tool to work with it. What am I doing wrong?

 

Thanks

 

Mark

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once you turned it into a hanging position, you need to double click into it like you do with a group to edit it and add to it.  you can't add to a hanging position.

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So the truss connection tool will not work on a truss object once its been turned into a hanging position. Unless you edit the hanging position to add connections etc.

 

I'm trying to understand how vwx sees hanging positions these days. Are they a collective name for truss and motors and connections etc combined. Or can Truss, motors and hanging positions all work with each other as separate entities?

 

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2 minutes ago, markdd said:

So the truss connection tool will not work on a truss object once its been turned into a hanging position. Unless you edit the hanging position to add connections etc.

Yes.  once it has been coverted to a hanging position you need to go into it to change it.

3 minutes ago, markdd said:

I'm trying to understand how vwx sees hanging positions these days. Are they a collective name for truss and motors and connections etc combined. Or can Truss, motors and hanging positions all work with each other as separate entities?

I am not exactly sure.  @BrandonSPP can you go into this part of it all?

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Thanks. I'm getting there. Its difficult to understand why truss objects and associated tools won't work with Hanging Positions when they are all wrapped up in the same workflow.....

 

 

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