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Hi All,


I'm looking for a way to display the x,y coordinates of an object with Vectorworks Spotlight, Renderworks.  Even better would be something that incorporates a data base so I can enter all of the information in one location, or at least update the information in the data base and have it auto update the symbol position once I create all the symbols.


Is there already an easy way to do this that I just don't know about?



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You can add the X and Y coordinates to the label legend.  Or you could use a data tag.


You can call the X,Y,Z coordinates in a worksheet database.  But it's read only.  You can't enter the coordinates and have the instrument move to that position.



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Hi Michael,

Thanks for the super fast response.   I was building this from a symbol. Doesn't it have to be a lighting device to use the label legend? I would prefer not to have all of my stage management spikes show up as instruments and populate in Lightwright. Is there a way to add the X and Y coordinates to a symbol? 


How do I add a data tag?  I can see "add tag" but it doesn't seem to relate to the coordinates.  Thanks again for your help!


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Hi Michael,


Thanks again. This completely answered my questions and is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for the example, it is very clear how these two options function from this sample.  I have updated my drawings and they are working and looking great.

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On 5/5/2020 at 1:21 PM, michaelk said:

Glad it worked out!



@michaelk Thanks also; I d/l'ed your file and tried out one of the data tag items you built, un-styled it, figured out how you built it then rolled my own! Looking forward to more fun with data tags.

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