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adding weights to symbols

J. Miller

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I would like to add a calculate-able (is that a word) weight to a few existing symbols i have.

They are not lights, but relate to rigging hardware.

How does on go about adding a weight to a symbol and assuring the it indeed does attach to the truss structure when adding the symbol.

I have tried to select the symbol and "Add point loads at Selection". this adds the weight but does not attach it to the truss structure.

Any clues would be helpful

Jeff Miller


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  • 4 weeks later...

I converted my CS800  hoist distro symbol to a "Accessory", where you can give it an item weight.

Spotlight>Object Conversion>>Convert to Accessory


Alternatively, you can create a load with the "Insert Load" tool.  Once the load is created, in the OIP, click on Show Symbol and select your existing symbol.   You can change the weight value and item description at the bottom (Load Name).




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