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Since yesterday the Draw Beam tool on all my Lighting Devices is not working anymore. Ticking the box won't draw the beam on plan. Ticking the "Draw Beam as 3D Solid" will only draw the bottom (impact) circle but not the rest of the beam.


It only does that on a particular file as far as I'm aware. Maybe I hit a key which triggered a shortcut I'm not aware of? Or is it a bug?


Any idea how to solve this?


Vectorworks 2021 SP4

macOS 11.4

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Check your classes, they may be turned off. The Beam, field and centerline can all be assigned a class Spotlight Preferences dialog.

Also, the beams pick up the color specified by the lighting device, so if you have a very light gel color the line may be very faint and blend into the background color.

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