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Sort of on topic, but I have a side question on schematic views.  For some reason, I have a file that all my schematic view's are displaying in a wireframe with no fill, as opposed to the standard white fill I've always had before.  Any suggestions as to what might be causing this? And further, are there any ways to edit the graphical look of schematic views in general? 


Answered it for myself: the original truss object must have a fill, and then you also seemingly have to have a fill selected while creating the schematic view (as opposed to having no fill selected at the time of creation).  

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I have a very simple boom (only 3 lights) for which I'm trying to create a schematic view. I select the rigging object (which is the pipe at the back of the box), then click Spotlight/Visualization/Create Schematic View. Then I choose front elevation... and it crashes the program any time. The only schematic view it will give me is a top view, but them I have a booger of a time with the witness lines and the symbols snapping back to the base of the position.


Am I using the tool incorrectly? Should I use a different approach altogether? File attached. 





EDIT: I was able to create the schematic view after redrawing my pipes as just rigging objects. Now, when I go back into the symbol and add a position name, any name, it deletes the 2D schematic object. Thoughts?

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Figured part of it out
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