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LIghting Fixture Align

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How do people work around the fact that most plots are drawn with fixtures on the DS or US cord of truss and BW magnets them to the center? 


Do people have two sets of fixtures in the drawing? Or two versions of the file? 



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Two methods.

1. Once the light attaches itself to the center of the truss, you can move them US/DS and it stays connected with a little leader line.

2. Convert the truss to a hanging position using the truss geometry first, then hang the lights. Usually works in that the light gets sucked into the position even though it's not centered.

In may attached sample, the LampBar has all the light aligned to the bar, but you can see that the lights have a leader line back to the center of the truss. Thus, the lights have the little triangle for the option to move to hanging point, or remove from hanging point.

I then tested my #2 from above by copying unit #10 and placing it on the rear cord. Yup, it thinks it's attached the truss and the truss (Hanging Position Object) thinks the light is attached. Didn't need to attach to the center red line.


hth, Scott


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