Music City

McVug Meeting: Failed Projects; Templates; Plug-ins

Date: 
October 13, 2016 | 8:45am
Location: 
Nashville Children's Theatre, 25 Middleton Rd, Nashville, TN 37216

Attendance:

  • 5

Failed Projects

 

  • Sarah
    • Tour - Mute Math
      • Small Clubs
      • 40' max
      • E-PIx strips
        • Pixel tubes powered over Ethernet
      • 7 Custom Trays - 400lbs (went down to 4 for trailer weight)
        • welded brackets
          • Tube stock
      • Added wheels to trays
      • Scaled up for 21 pilots tour
      • FAIL
        • all the iterations in the drafting
          • How to communicate design
            • fabricators, band, media servers had problems with using VW to communicate
              • Challenges
                • communicating vertical space
                  • and multiple planes
              • Scott
                • Scenery
                  • Give a top, side, front and ISO
      • Scott 
        • file with custom objects
          • all oriented around 0,0
          • View port cache active
            • quickly updates rendering
        • Another designer
          • did all pages of drawing on design layer
            • calls back to mini cad
        • Saved views
          • use to call paper space
        • Andy
          • using custom scripting to call heights into label legend 
  • Templates
    • Sarah
      • not applicable for every situation
      • Scott - Current project is newest template
        • lighting
          • use Ballet Plot
            • wipe clean and then it has all the classing already setup
          • update all templates with new info when possible
          • Shop drawings
            • 1st page is reminders
      • Andy
        • Blank
          • Title block
          • Copyright 
          • View ports 
          • scripting
          • Updating Template
            • adding classes
              • updating visibility
          • reference venue file
            • updates from venue are easy to update
          • working with other designer
            • have a saved view and class that is "notes"
          • Model space in 3/8" = 1'
            • problem with line weights scaling from 1:1 scale to viewport
      • Greg
        • All typical classes
          • Sheets
          • Viewports?
  • Scripting
    • Andy
      • bulb drop for chandalier
        • auto-populates custom OIP field
  • DLVP vs Layer Reference
    • Global control of VP vs having DWG classes in navigation pane
      • Layer import
        • preference how the classes import with a prefix

Symbol Imports

  • All symbols from VW come with a class structure
    • Scott
      • import symbol into it's own drawing 
      • change class info before importing it into drawing
    • Andy
      • Take stock Fixtures
        • fill them out with info and orient (side, floor, ect)
          • Save as a custom symbol
          • Click plug-in Object while saving new symbol
          • only ever have to move it around once#

3D Symbols

  • geometry
    • adding 3 locus point
      • parts
        • body, yoke, base, lens
    • using a 3d polygon with orientation instead of clamps
      • speeds up rendering
        • trussing out of squares instead of circles
  • Plug-ins
    • Sam's plugins
      • Hoist tool
        • trouble with labels
        • Auto-Plot
      • Vector Bridal
        • 2-3 points
      • Lighting Tape
        • only $20 off original price for VW 2017 Plugin with no added functions
      • Conrad's Circuiting tool
        • 2 year subscription

Official request from Nashville

  • 2017 - why are lighting fixtures in Object styles folder?

Next time

  • 3d label legends by Sarah
    • Scripting by Andy
      • Plug-in objectChandeliers