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Mike Wright

Bridle tool problem

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When I create a bridle (simple 2 leg to a structural member in this case) the auto select tool picks the correct objects as below:




But when the bridle builds it is at the wrong height:




Am I doing something wrong?


VX2019 SP3.1 Windows 10

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Does anyone from vectorworks monitor this forum?


Unless I am missing something there is very little training/support documentation available for braceworks and I don't always have time to pester VSS support.

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Hello Mike.

You probably need to change the Bridle Preferences.

I use the Apex Height setting most of the time.

But the problem with the tool is it works the wrong way around.

Don't add a hoist.

Add the truss and then create the bridle.

In the truss a red square/diamond will appear click.

And the bridle will be created.

Choose replace down leg with hoist from the object info pallet.

And that's it.

The thing is that all your choices in the Preferences menu are the choices you don't want to use.

But we don't have a choice.


Hope this helps greetz Martijn.







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Dear Martin,

I'm interested in your comment about the preferences. Can you name the choices/things you'd like to see in the preferences?




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