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miguelZinfandel

Instruments not attaching to/Following Hanging Position?

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Hi

 

I might be missing something here...

 

I am working on a Lighting plan with Vectorworks 2019 with some Lighting bars and Lighting Ladders. These are setup

as Hanging positions.

 

Some of these have instruments attached to them but in some instances, when I move the hanging positions some or

all of the instruments attached to them do not move in tandem with the position.

 

What could I be missing here?

 

Many Thanks

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I've been having the same problem lately, with instruments not recognizing the hanging position they're on top of.  It's very frustrating.

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Glad to know I am not the only one...

 

I have just checked this on Vectorworks 2018 and the problem is not there.

 

Thus, this seems to be a bug with 2019.... 

 

Any other leads?

 

Many Thanks

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For me is a bug . The same things . if i move  a hanging position left to 100cm them i move back all fixture dont follow the hanging position .  the solution for me is > Spotlight refresh instruments . and then all fixture go back to hanging position

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Thanks.

 

Unfortunately, In my case, refreshing the instruments will not move them to the correct location in the hanging positions.

 

Quite an annoyance. I have the rig synchronised with Lightwright. Erasing and re-inserting is a real pain...

 

Is there an appropriate channel to report a Spotlight bug?

 

Many Thanks

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For me its a bug. My temporary solution : After moving any  H.Position > Spotlight > Refresh Instruments. Just try

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at the bottom of the forum, in the community column, there is bug submit.  try to be exact as possible, and if you can attach your file that is having the issue, then the folks cna take a look and hopefully find the issue.

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This shouldn't be too tough of a fix. First make sure that whatever you are hanging your lighting devices on does in fact appear as a Hanging Position in the Object Info Palette. Once you've confirmed that, go ahead a place all of your lighting devices on the hanging position in their correct 3D position. Make sure that some piece of geometry from the lighting device is intersecting the geometry of the hanging position. Then select all of the lights for that hanging position, right click one of them, select the option for Attach to a Hanging Position, then left click the hanging position. Now all of the lights should move with the hanging position. Another way to verify this is by clicking just the hanging position. Once you select it you should see little blue arrow where each of your lights are attached. I've attached a file for reference.

Ladder.vwx

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