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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by RiffRaff54, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. RiffRaff54

    RiffRaff54 Member

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    hello, i made a rough draft of a light plot last night. today, when i went to revise it, all the ETC S4 36* lights are no longer there. the 36* text is where the lights where, but no body is there. i saved it multipul times after i added those fixtures. when i got to add another 36* S4 just the 36* text shows up.

    any ideas on whats happening and how to fix it?

    much thanks
    Josh
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    go to your classes... make sure that the fixture is active... as well as your layers....
     
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    every thing is active and i still dont see them. all of the other lights on the plot i can see, its only the 36* S4 that arn't showing up
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    what ver are you running? i have seen 10.5 turn every instrument into a box before....
     
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    im running 12.0
     
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    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    well arent we just one to pick up new software.... I am running 11.5 currently, though of of my friends just picked up 12 and i'll ask him.... it very well could be a bug... can you see the fixture in 3d?.... the classes and layers stacks are a bit different in 12 then any previous version...
     
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    i cant see the fixture in 3d
     
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    throw a post on LightNetwork and see if they have any input... or call nemecheck
     
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    Try reimporting the symbol then do a replace with active symbol.

    If that fails i have no clue i am new to vectorworks. sory

    JH
     
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    A question:

    Did you create/convert the unit symbols to lighting instruments ?.

    It sounds like the link between the drawn objects and the symbol(s) that the objects are made up from got lost. The unit symbol is usually composed of separate parts, thus the drawn body is a separate symbol from the text of the degree, all of which usually get grouped and then a "master" symbol is created (S4/36 as example). If you didn't create a high level object, which is what happens when you create a lighting instrument/light position, etc..., then it's easier to lose the symbol link.

    Have you tried selecting the lost objects and doing a Find and Modify, with Selection Status is True, change to S4/36 symbol, as example.

    SB
     
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    Just out of curiosity are you seeing it as a thumbnail in your resourse library?
     

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