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Mike Wright

Triangular truss will not connect properly

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Whenever I try to build a truss using prolyte triangular truss symbols the first connection always rotates the truss by 180deg and forces the truss to draw 3D only:





Both symbols are apex down


Anybody else experiencing this?


VW2020 Windows 10



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Hi Mike


I just tried to duplicate this with the Prolyte H30D truss library and it worked correctly.


To help me verify the issue I need a some more info,


Which specific Prolyte truss type are you having the problem with?

Are you inserting the truss in top/plan view or a 3D view?

What build number of Spotlight are you using? (found in Help-About Vectorworks)

Are you using symbols from a file originally created in 2019? due to the addition of the new truss rotation controls and performance optimizations in the 2020 symbols, the old 2019 symbols can cause problems in 2020.


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Thanks for the pointers


The problem stemmed form some symbols I created in a previous version of VW (Prolyte 30D configurable corners, no longer in production and quite rare anyway).  I needed to set the connection rotation for each face to 180deg for the apex down symbols





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agree with @JustinVH


I saw this in 2019, I think it's been fixed now. We did have one user inadvertently apply a 'roll' angle but we managed to resolve that. If it's a bug Mike forward onto UK tech and we will bug request it.


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