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Vectorworks 2019 Structure Member Tool

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I just updated the software. While trying the new system, I noticed I couldn’t draw steel beams, with the structure member tool. I contacted VSS support, they were able to recreate the issue. They said they are working on a solution. I hope they fix it quickly the new features look awesome, in the release videos..

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This tool seams half baked to me and it's usage intent is not very clear either. I attempted to create a heavy timber truss as shown below and it was impossible to draw in plan view and elevation so I just went back to using the old framing member tool....I will harp on my opinion again that ALL the detailing tools in VW are limited and archaic. Go see Archicad's detailing capabilities.  

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I suspect you are referring to the AEC structural member tool.    We are referring to the entertainment rigging one.   There are several tools in VW that share similar names but with somewhat different functionality.   Confusing for sure.

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Just now, markdd said:

My understanding is that they are one an the same....

 

Interesting.   Since I can't actually draw anything with it,  it's hard to say 🙂       My apologies for incorrect information.

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Ha. You are so right to be irritated. I believe this tool has existed for a couple of years now and has been introduced as new to Spotlight users with v2019.

 

I can’t quite believe it doesn’t work as it is wrapped up with the new Braceworks tools. 

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Yes. I suspect the problem lies with Spotlight Licence Users. Do you have Designer?

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I do have designer. It's a good point that spotlight should have this if VW is adding these house points tool. I'll put in a request. I found it here. I don't have a way of seeing what's in Spotlight only version of VW.

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That looks like you may have found the issue, I am using Spotlight & Braceworks 

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The tool has been added to the Spotlight Licence, however, it doesn't work for any Spotlight users just yet. I contacted tech support here in the UK and apparently it is on the list of things to fix....

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I've put in a request to add that tool to Spotlight. Since it's now needed to really use the new bridle tools, etc... Hopefully, they'll add it.

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Just now, SCParker said:

I've put in a request to add that tool to Spotlight. Since it's now needed to really use the new bridle tools, etc... Hopefully, they'll add it.

It's already added to Spotlight. It's just that it doesn't work yet....

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