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  2. Sebastiaan

    Export Lighting Devices to DWG

    I’d Love to hear from him!
  3. VellumDesignBuild

    Ungrouping not working in 2019 (SP1) pc

    That seems like a useful prompt, and one that would probably be easy to implement.
  4. Rob Books

    Export Lighting Devices to DWG

    that is more a question for @Klinzey; I just build the content, he is the engineer.
  5. In the meantime, I ran across this plug in that is currently in beta. Seems to offer an intermediate solution until something more feature rich and native is included. I've only done a couple tests with it so far. We shall see. https://www.benghiatlighting.com/component/content/article/48-beta/117-pv-beta
  6. Sebastiaan

    Export Lighting Devices to DWG

    @Rob Books is there any chance that this issue Will be addressed in the near future.It is very commonplace to have to provide DWG exports to other party’s that are not Vectorworks users. It is a real problem that we cannot export our designs to others accurately! Would it be an idea if the export DWG function would create a 3D duplicate symbol of each POI and then export that with the appropriate rotation values? We really need this!
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  8. qq914218974

    About Attribute mapping tool?

  9. Most of the times when we create a wall style we need to create all components from beguining. Tedious time consuming! It would be very handy to create an independent wall/roof/slab component (a specific construction material, with all relevant physical and oher usefull info attacehd to it: the I in BIM,) and be able to add it to the wall/roof/slab without the need to recreate it each time from zero. (1) This could be achieved by being able to import a previous saved component style (a construction material) in the wall/roof/slab style manager. This could also be achieved by being able to join/agregate diferent wall/roof/slab styles (2). We could create a wall style with one component only, and compose diferent wall/../.. styles by grouping/joining components (monocomponents or not) wall styles. Also, related to this... In 2D workflow we can use double polyline tool to create a multicomponent similar to wall/roof/slab 2d/3d tools. It would be very helpful to create styles on this doubleline tool. This tool could be even more integrated with the 3d tools. For example: I know I can use the 3d tools to work on a 2d workflow environment, ie: floor plans. But working on a section with this 3d tools on an exclusive 2d workflow is not handy. It is a bit messy to use a wall 2d capability representation to draw a slab in 2d. You people can say that this is a subversion of the 3d design tools or a very messy workflow. I say it coul be a very clear and simple one. That's why I mentioned the double polygon that coud be very handy on this 2d exclusive workflow. Please don't disregard 2d workflows in favor of 3d, BIM ones. Also the INFORMATION capability should keep being tranversal to all, and not excusive of Bim, workflows. That could be another topic... Thanks for attention/dedication to this issues... (1) Similar to Archicad construction material (2) Similar to Revit Join walls capability
  10. Robert Janiak

    Export Lighting Devices to DWG

    @Rob Books This is the best way for do that, I think. Thanks.
  11. Rob Books

    Export Lighting Devices to DWG

    vision expects our lights to be pointed down, so you would need to create a second floor based symbol, that way there is no rotation set, and it should be ok. @Mark Eli, is that second part correct?
  12. wkwiat

    Braceworks Frustration

    Thanks for the response Justin. I did notice the missing weights of the corner blocks and added that in manually. I know the database is expanding and information sharing, in our industry, moves slower than most.
  13. If they had 180 degrees of movement, I wouldn't mind, but the shutters are limited in their angle of movement as in the actual light (minus barrel). This limits the cut when shooting at an angle to the stage. The show I'm working on right now has a bunch of lecos cut around the stage floor from all kinds of angles and most I was unable to do precisely. And another thing: if the shutter angle had the default position at the middle, that would make focusing much easier.
  14. JustinVH

    Braceworks Frustration

    Keep in mind that the Tyler Truss symbols do not have cross section data and are missing some of the weights. We have tried to get the necessary data from them but have been told they are not willing to release it to us at this time.
  15. Robert Janiak

    Export Lighting Devices to DWG

    @klinzey l have changed rotation inside a symbol and it works but is not compatible with vision now.
  16. What cut can you not achieve? Barrel rotation allows you to overcome physical limitations of the fixture caused by the way it is manufactured. (Silly things like structural support and shutters in the same physical plane.) The virtual shutters in Vision and Vectorworks don't have those restrictions so you should be able to get the same cuts without the need for rotating the barrel.
  17. SCParker

    Braceworks Frustration

    This is one that you'll fair better by inserting corner blocks for most of your work and then change out for grapples after your calculation needs are done. Straight truss currently do not have a way of having this attached off to the side. Or, placing the side truss under/over the main truss line to make that connection point.
  18. klinzey

    [HELP] Vision pan, tilt

    @GloriamLT Are your lights focused in Vectorworks or Vision? You say they are focused up in Vision, how are they physically oriented when you look at them in Vision. Are you using stock Vectorworks symbols or custom symbols? Can you post the file?
  19. klinzey

    Export Lighting Devices to DWG

    The 3D rotation is a property of the Vectorworks Lighting Device object. When exporting to DWG you can only get the natural orientation of the symbol.
  20. Many Thanks for your reply. I try all of that. The import SketchUp seems it doesn't function...does nothing...no reaction... It may be some problem with the graphics?
  21. I checked a few different models, but there's no option to rotate the barrel, so precise cuts cannot be done. I'm quite sure that the option was there before in the software console.
  22. line-weight

    Best Methods for Extrude along path in multiple planes?

    No I wasn't - looks very handy - I will try it out, as well as some of the other plugins on there!
  23. Peter Neufeld

    Stop Camera From Moving?

    Dear Bruce, Whenever you activate a camera and you get to it's view, if you then want to move around and don't want the camera to move with you, click the 'Deactivate' button in the OIP first. Then as suggested by michaelk above, choose the walkthrough tool but I suggest the second option the 'Look Around mode' to rotate as if on a tripod. Cheers, Peter
  24. Is there an easy way to incline a truss with al his lights and connections to get different calculations in Braceworks to see de different load calculations?
  25. Is there an easy way to incline a truss with al his lights and connections to get different calculations in Braceworks to see de different load calculations?
  26. Alan Woodwell

    Stop Camera From Moving?

    @Bruce Kiefferhi, from the viewports go to enter viewports there should be a checkbox relating to the camera, uncheck it and it should not move. I use the walk through mode to get my view and save view and make viewports from them, much easier. HTH
  27. LarryO

    19 years!

    Lost my original account sometime in the late 90's when it was still MiniCad. I couldn't remember which email account I had sign up with. I was kind of wierd searching for myself as a different user when I wanted some applescript/vectorscript that I had shared with the community way back. Postings since lost to updates and change overs of these forums/bulletin boards. Its possible that I maybe on my third profile now, hehe. Happy Bronze Anniversary Mickey! (belatedly)
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