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Is there a global preference to disable items from wanting to attach to a truss as a load?

This is becoming frustrating for me, I constantly need to use the "Manage Loads" tool to remove items after they auto-attach to a truss, and then reset their elevations to zero.

 

Thanks in advance....db

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Change the 'Auto positioning'  settings the Spotlight preferences (File>Document Settings>Spotlight Preferences>Loads and rigging).

uncheck either or both the 'Enable auto positioning when created' and the 'Enable auto positioning when moved'

The potential draw back of doing this in the preferences however, is that if you want other objects to attach to the trusses or hanging positions at a later date in the same document you will need to recheck them .

 

Another option is to use the class and layer visibility settings and options in the navigation palette

assign your trusses to a separate class (or classes) or rigging layer from your lighting fixtures (and other potential load objects)

then either set the class (or layer) visibility to invisible to hide the trusses completely

or if you need them visible,

set the class (or layer) visibility to grey and then set the 'Class Options' (or 'Layer Options') to 'Show others' this way the trusses will still be visible but will not trigger the load object to automatically connect to it

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Also please  in the future use the entertainment forums for Spotlight related questions, you will get a quicker response that way

 

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On 11/15/2019 at 7:40 AM, jcogdell said:

Change the 'Auto positioning'  settings the Spotlight preferences (File>Document Settings>Spotlight Preferences>Loads and rigging).

uncheck either or both the 'Enable auto positioning when created' and the 'Enable auto positioning when moved'

The potential draw back of doing this in the preferences however, is that if you want other objects to attach to the trusses or hanging positions at a later date in the same document you will need to recheck them .

 

Another option is to use the class and layer visibility settings and options in the navigation palette

assign your trusses to a separate class (or classes) or rigging layer from your lighting fixtures (and other potential load objects)

then either set the class (or layer) visibility to invisible to hide the trusses completely

or if you need them visible,

set the class (or layer) visibility to grey and then set the 'Class Options' (or 'Layer Options') to 'Show others' this way the trusses will still be visible but will not trigger the load object to automatically connect to it

 

 

Any chance you know or could find out what the PrefID is for both of those settings?   It'd be nice to have a quick toggle script for them.

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