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They are not particularly difficult to make. I have mine set up for various size trusses rugged high, low and inverted. 

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I've been using vectorworks at a very basic level for a while now and I'm just beginning to delve into what it's capable of.

How would you suggest I go about creating these?

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I would start with setting your view to a side elevation. I am still a big believer in keeping polygon counts low to speed up rendering so I create mine as fairly simple polygons and then extrude them 2” or so. Basically, the width of a spanset. Mine are all hybrid symbols that include a tiny circle with cross hairs to get the spanset installed correctly and then a bit of text explaining how high to raise the hoist to above the truss to make it appear correct. 

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17 hours ago, scottmoore said:

I would start with setting your view to a side elevation. I am still a big believer in keeping polygon counts low to speed up rendering so I create mine as fairly simple polygons and then extrude them 2” or so. Basically, the width of a spanset. Mine are all hybrid symbols that include a tiny circle with cross hairs to get the spanset installed correctly and then a bit of text explaining how high to raise the hoist to above the truss to make it appear correct. 

@scottmoore   Exactly as I would approach the problem.

 

17 hours ago, scottmoore said:

I would start with setting your view to a side elevation. I am still a big believer in keeping polygon counts low to speed up rendering so I create mine as fairly simple polygons and then extrude them 2” or so. Basically, the width of a spanset. Mine are all hybrid symbols that include a tiny circle with cross hairs to get the spanset installed correctly and then a bit of text explaining how high to raise the hoist to above the truss to make it appear correct. 

 

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