spettitt Posted November 15, 2022 Share Posted November 15, 2022 5 hours ago, Sam Jones said: OK. What should the workflow be? I have tried to imagine how a tool/command would respond to a stick of truss having a piece of truss being replaced by a piece of a different length, and I come up short. Pun intended. How does the stick respond? I'm sure there is a workflow and action (by the truss stick) that is imagined, but would someone please describe it. I have a 40 foot stick of truss composed of 4 - 10 foot pieces. I replace one of the 2 middle pieces with an 8 foot piece. What is supposed to happen? I replace it with a 12 foot piece. What is supposed to happen? It is possible in both cases to preserve the stick length, but that will require modifying other pieces. It is possible to allow for the change in length of the stick, but in which direction, from what end, or should it be from the middle? What is supposed to happen? Describe the desired workflow and its result. What do you think the chances of consensus are? Real question. Would the settled on result get in the way of other workflows? Would that matter? I would say it should work from the middle. If I replace 5 x 2.5m OV40 with 5 x Tyler GT 8', the logic would be to lookup the length of the original truss, find the middle, then build the new type of truss symmetrically from there. Any attached loads would shift across the cross-section of the truss by the amount the profile has changed. If I'm going from a 400mm truss to a 600mm, lights on the back chord (or anything that side of the centreline) would move 100mm backwards, and v/v for the front chord. When the new truss is shorter, lights that are off the end are disconnected from the system, though can be re-attached. Reading back through the thread - someone mentioned that they don't want to use the inventory features as they are not a rental house. Can I just say that I am indeed in a rental house, and unless the functionality was to be properly integrated in to our rental management software and the dedicated team that uses it, I wouldn't use it either to be honest. Vectorworks can't possibly know whether the truss stated on the inventory is booked on other projects, will work for logistics etc. Maybe for smaller regional events companys or something it could be useful, but it would be ideal if we could have a switch to let Vectorworks know not to bother with inventories and just let things be created. 1 Quote Link to comment
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