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    Truss Loading Charts with Multiple Motors

    Thanks! Yes, I understand what you're saying about the center motor taking twice the load. I am more just trying to calculate loads on the truss span for a design I'm working on, to make sure it's inline with the load ratings from the manufacturer. I will have load cells inline on the...
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    Truss Loading Charts with Multiple Motors

    Hey everyone. This seems like kind of stupid question, and one I should certainly know by now, so I apologize if it is, but I just want to be sure how these things work, with as little assumption as possible. When reading truss loading charts, I assume this is based on hanging a particular...
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    Conventional Fixtures S4-PAR lamp base question.

    Ha! I never take it personal, and I appreciate it! -- Ben
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    Conventional Fixtures S4-PAR lamp base question.

    Re: S4 par lamp base question. Thanks for that, I am loose with my vocabulary terms sometimes, and that makes for confusing communication, something I need to pay more attention to. :) -- Ben
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    Conventional Fixtures S4-PAR lamp base question.

    ok, well I checked them all, and they all seem to be EA fixtures, I am assuming maybe they are just older, before the upgrade to the 750 lamp cap, but after the modification to the reflector? Anyway, I will see how it goes, the end result is for video, so I doubt they will be getting to...
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    Conventional Fixtures S4-PAR lamp base question.

    Hello, had a quick question about lamp bases for source pars. I have several of the 750 watt versions and several of the 575 watt versions. I am prepping for a show and I need more 750 watts then 575s. I have studied the fixtures up and down and don't see any differences in them. Does...
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    Load detection circuits

    Out of curiosity, Anyone out there know how load detection circuits work in a dimmer pack? Like the leprecon vx series, where it has a light that tells you if there's a load connected or not I think I have an idea of how they work probably, but haven't been able to find out for sure in my...
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    SourceFourPAR: melting lens tabs

    sweet, I will have to order a couple of these, I was wondering if I would be able to just change that out or not. I am pretty sure they were in right, it's not my first time using them by far, but I will keep an eye out from now on. As far as putting them in backwards, that's just odd...
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    SourceFourPAR: melting lens tabs

    They are all EA models. How can the lens not be seated right? Isn't there really only one way for them to go in there?
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    SourceFourPAR: melting lens tabs

    I just recently did a show and when I was pulling the gel out in the shop I saw a couple of my s4 pars had melted the tabs that hold the lens inside the fixture. They were melted to the glass, and when I pulled the gel frame the lens fell out. Has anyone ever seen this? I wouldn't think...
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    Vectorworks not placing fixtures correctly.

    Oh my gosh, thank you so much! That's exactly what I was doing wrong. I couldn't find this anywhere. You helped me out a ton. Thanks! -- Ben
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    Vectorworks not placing fixtures correctly.

    Hello, I have been looking everywhere for an answer for this and it's driving me crazy not being able to figure this out. I am running VW 12.0.1 When I create a truss and convert it to a lighting position object and then try to place a fixture on the truss with the insertion tool it...
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    Auto Palettes on Vista?

    Hello all. This is my first post. Hope to be around here for a while. I did a little searching and haven't been able to find anything on this, or from anyone I have talked to for that matter. Is it possible to do auto palettes on the Vista? I come from a hog background, and this is a...