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I've watched the 'inserting truss' tutorial, but am wondering if there is something similar for attaching lighting instruments to trusses.


I'm currently trying to figure out the best way to take a lighting plot, that is sent to me with straight truss, and replace that truss with a particular type of truss (insert truss) while having all of the lighting instruments attached to the new truss. Adding the truss and hoists is easy, but I don't know where to go from there so far as getting everything attached so that I can calc the rig.




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At this moment there are not any Braceworks specific training videos to my knowledge.  If you do have Braceworks questions I tend to be the one who builds and sets up the truss for Braceworks so feel free to DM me and I may be able to assist you.

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If there's an answer to this that can be publicly posted instead of DM'd, I'd love to read it.  I'm learning as well.


I seem to be able to hang fixtures on pipes and trusses ok, but moving them to a different hang position after the fact (or, as is my current struggle, to a different truss cord) is a bit hit and miss.  I end up deleting a reinserting fixtures a lot, which cannot be normal.


@Chris Burton possibly stupid question, but did you convert the truss to a hang position?  It's an incredibly awkward mechanic, but it's the thing to do.

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